Cash Tribute Sets CMT Record

The CMT special Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute: A Celebration of Friends and Family drew 6 million viewers during its premiere on Nov. 15. More than 10 million viewers saw the two-and-a-half hour special over the weekend, making it the most-watched telecast in CMT history among total viewers. It will re-air on Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, at 3 p.m. ET/PT. “Throughout the years, there will be many tributes to my father and his music, but this is the essential one,” said daughter Rosanne Cash. “It is the tribute that came purely from the love of his friends and family.” 11/20/03