Legendary singer Johnny Cash will be paid special tribute tonight (07APR03) by America's COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION.

The cable network is devoting a segment to Cash on its live FLAMEWORTHY VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

Vince Gill will emcee the tribute, which will showcase several singers including Cash's daughter Rosanne Cash.

Unfortunately, Cash is suffering from pneumonia and isn't expected to attend, says the network's general manager BRIAN PHILIPS.