The network will be renamed Cash Music Television from 8-12 September (15) and longtime fan Kid Rock will front a series of special programmes and movies, beginning with biopic Walk The Line and featuring a Friday night tribute from today's country superstars.

The celebration of the Man in Black will culminate with the premiere of new film Johnny Cash: American Rebel, which features candid interviews with the late star's friends, family members and peers.

Cash died of complications from diabetes on 12 September, 2003, just months after the death of his wife June Carter.