Johnny Cash recording to be released with new documentary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A never-before-released recitation by Johnny Cash will be available as part of a new documentary examining Cash's patriotism and views on America.

In "I Am The Nation," Cash personifies the country with references to important events and people in American history.

The recording was discovered in Cash's personal belongings after his death. It will be released as part of "Johnny Cash's America," a documentary airing Oct. 23 on the Bio Channel. The companion DVD/CD package on Legacy Recordings will be available Oct. 28.

The documentary features interviews with Bob Dylan, Al Gore, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tim Robbins, Vince Gill, Cash and his sister Joanne and his children John Carter Cash and Cindy Cash.

In the film, Cash discusses the political process and the two parties.

The documentary is timed to the U.S. presidential election in November.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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