LOS ANGELES — Rosanne Cash has lived her life being the daughter of one of the biggest icons in music history: Johnny Cash. That journey included years of trying to get out from under his shadow, dealing with all of the darkness that haunted the man in black and eventually learning to embrace her country music roots.
Cash faced all those emotions again by being part of “Country Music,” the latest documentary from Ken Burns. The eight-part, 16-hour film slated to air at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-18 and 22-25 on PBS looks at the history of the musical genre that includes the massive contribution made by Rosanne Cash’s family dating back to 1927. As she came to understand, being part of the country music family means “telling the truth one note at a time.”