A new documentary about the life and music of Johnny Cash premiered over the weekend andCMT is now streaming it online. Watch Johnny Cash: American Rebel here.

The documentary features interviews with Willie NelsonMerle HaggardKris KristoffersonJohn MellencampRodney Crowell, Eric ChurchSheryl Crow, record executive Clive Davis, producer Rick Rubin, as well as Cash‘s son John Carter Cash, daughter Rosanne Cash, and June Carter’s daughter Carlene Carter.

The film is built around 12 songs by the Man in Black that span four decades and represent different chapters in his life, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Jackson,” “San Quentin,” “Man in Black,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Hurt.”

The New York Times recommends viewing it “even if you already know the story” and writes “this is a show to watch for the music clips, which are frequent and deftly deployed.”

Did you watch it? What did you think?

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