It's hard to believe it's been twelve years since Johnny Cash passed away.

Arguably the most important voice in the history of country music (and perhaps music in general), Johnny Cash crossed musical genre's and is the only artist that is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

And while the man has passed on, his music continues to not only live on but also continues to thrill and move listeners worldwide. And now a new documentary will add to the legacy that is the Man In Black.

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The legacy of his iconic songs, including I Walk the Line, Ring Of Fire and Fulsom Prison Blues, continue to live on long after his death.

Now CMT is set to air a two-hour documentary about the legendary Johnny Cash on September 12 to mark the 12th anniversary of his passing, aged 71, in 2003. 

Johnny Cash: American Rebel will follow the Man In Black's eventful and sometimes troubled life through 10 of his greatest songs recorded over four decades.

'Each song brings to life a chapter in the story of America from the 1950s to modern day, as we tour the life of music and artistic expression of one of music's most storied talents,' CMT promised on the website for the documentary.

'Through his music, Cash was ahead of his time in fighting against war, injustice, racism and prejudice.' 

The documentary will include original interviews with Johnny's family and friends, including son John Carter Cash, daughter Rosanne Cash and famous fans and friends including singers Merle Haggard, Eric Church and Sheryl Crow and veteran music producer Clive Davis.

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