Shout! inks deal for Johnny Cash specials

Collection of Christmas performances due Oct. 7

Shout! Factory has cut a deal with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to distribute on DVD a collection of Johnny Cash TV Christmas specials that haven't been seen for 30 years.

"The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials 1976-1979" features such guests as Roy Orbison, Roy Clark, Merle Travis, Tony Orlando and Billy Graham.

The 1977 special is highlighted by an all-star tribute to Elvis Presley, who died that year, featuring Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Orbison. The set arrives in stores Oct. 7.