Johnny Cash’s All-Star Video Premieres Thursday

Iggy Pop, Bono and Kris Kristofferson are among 36 celebrities paying tribute in the music video for Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.” The video has its world premiere Thursday (Nov. 9) on CMT, MTV and VH1. The traditional song was released in July on Cash’s American V: A Hundred Highways. The black-and-white video also features Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Keith Richards, Johnny Depp, the Dixie Chicks, Terrence Howard, Patti Smith, Dennis Hopper and Chris Rock. Directed by Tony Kaye, the video concept was created by Kaye, Timberlake, Rick Rubin and Mark Romanek. Romanek directed Cash’s award-winning video for “Hurt.” The video premieres during CMT Top Twenty Countdown which airs at 4 p.m. ET. VH1 and MTV will simultaneously premiere the video at 11 p.m. ET/PT. It will also be available Thursday for streaming on,,,, and URGE, MTV Network’s digital music service. In addition, CMT will re-telecast Johnny Cash in San Quentin Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The documentary captures Cash’s 1969 concert at the California prison.