The Heartland Network to Air John Carter Cash’s Film ‘Dragon Song’





The country music-focused channel The Heartland Network will air John Carter Cash’s short film Dragon Song during the hour-long More Than Music event Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The special will air at 8 PM EST and include interviews with Cash along with a premiere of his short film. You can watch on Heartland’s free Roku channel, at, and over-the-air via 60 broadcast stations in 48 markets.

Dragon Song was filmed on location in Tennessee and Oregon and is centered around fictional characters dealing with the aftermath of the Civil War. Survivors Lamberic White and Spiney Shamblins remain lost in the ongoing chaos. Lamberic, enraged by Spiney’s drunken abuse of his wife Veronica, responds with grim measures, leading to a momentous consequence

“I wrote the song ‘Dragon Song’ in 1991 at the age of 21,” Cash said. “It is about the nature of human darkness. The short film of the same name, set in 1875, delves into the inner evils of man, the destruction of lustful drunkenness, and the hope and possibility of redemption.”

John Carter Cash comes from a background of musical parents, being the only child of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. He is an accomplished multi-award winning record producer who has won 5 Grammy Awards and overall 12 Grammy nominations.

“I feel honored to share ‘Dragon Song’ with television audiences for the first time,” said Stacy Newman, host of Heartland original series More Than the Music. “While John Carter Cash comes from an impressive background in music, I think he might have a heck of a future in film!”

Since October of 2019, “Dragon Song” has been premiering at film festivals around the United States including the 50th Anniversary Nashville Film Festival. The film was nominated for Best Director Narrative Short (Joseph Cash) at The Queens World Film Festival.  The film’s many awards include Best Short Film, Best Cinematography – Short Film, Best Actor (John Carter Cash), Best Actress – Short Film (Ana Cristina Cash), and Best Supporting Actor – Short Film (Eric Hamilton) at The Annual International Wild Bunch Film Festival and Best Supporting Actor in a Western Film (Joseph Cash) at The Sunny Side Up Film Festival.

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