In the summer of last year, Jewel started tweeting pictures of herself made up as June Carter Cash for the movie she was shooting based on the life of June as told by her and Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash.
Now after nearly a year of waiting, fans have an official release date to look forward to. According to a press release, 'Ring of Fire' will air on Monday, May 27, at 8 p.m. PT/ET.
Full press release after the jump …
Lifetime will premiere its Original Movie Ring of Fire,
starring four-time Grammy® Award-nominee Jewel as legendary country artist June Carter Cash, on
Monday, May 27, 2013, at 8 pm
PT/ET. Based on John Carter Cash's narrative of his mother's life,
Anchored in Love: An
Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash, Ring
of Fire delivers a heartfelt telling of the famous singer's life, from her
early beginnings in the rural mountains of
Virginia to her turbulent, yet enduring, marriage to Johnny Cash
(Matt Ross, American Horror Story, Big Love).
View an exclusive clip from the movie at
only an insider could, Ring of
recounts June's meteoric rise to fame with The
Carter Family, considered the First Family of country music, before breaking out on her own to perform, when she would
become a legend in her own right. Taking a personal look at June's first two
marriages, life with her daughters and touching relationship with her son, the
movie showcases her infamous courtship with Cash and June's heroic role in
saving his life during his battles with substance abuse, as well as how
her unwavering faith in God, confidence and talent has taught lessons to
also stars Golden Globe® Award winning actress Frances Conroy
(Six Feet Under) as June's mother Maybelle Carter, while
music pioneer John Doe (X) portrays her uncle, A.P. Carter,
founding member of the famous group. The movie also features Grammy-winning
country outfit The Peasall Sisters as The Carter Sisters.
Jewel is an acclaimed
American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter and philanthropist. The
four-time Grammy nominee, hailed by The
New York Times as a "songwriter bursting with talents," has enjoyed
career longevity rare among her generation of artists. After tremendous success
and more than 27 million albums sold, in 2013 Jewel released a Greatest Hits
album. The album features a collection of her most known songs as well as two
new duets with Kelly Clarkson and "The Pistol Annie's" in addition to a new
track called Two Hearts Breaking.
Jewel released her
debut country album, Perfectly Clear, in June 2008, which garnered her
spot at #1 on the Billboard
country album charts. Shortly after Perfectly Clear, Jewel debuted her
first-ever independent release, Lullaby, in a partnership with
Fisher-Price® and Somerset Entertainment. In 2010, she released her sophomore
follow-up album, Sweet and Wild, which she wrote and produced. In 2011
Jewel released The Merry Goes Round, the follow-up to her bestselling
album Lullaby, on Somerset Entertainment's Fisher-Price label. The album
includes songs both children and their parents can enjoy together and was named
by iTunes as best children's album of the year.
In September of 2012 she
launched her children's book, That's
What I'd Do, a gentle lullaby from a mother to a child celebrating their
bond and limitless love. The book was
inspired by the song What I'd Do, music and lyrics by Jewel and Patrick
Davis, from the bonus edition of the album The Merry Goes Round.
She currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas,
with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar Ty Murray, and their
baby, Kase Townes Murray.
Ring of Fire
is produced by Asylum Entertainment, with Emmy® Award-winning Steven
Michaels and Jonathan Koch serving as executive producers. New York Film Critics Circle
Anders (Southland, Grace of My Heart,
Gas, Food Lodging) directs from a screenplay by
Oscar®-nominated writer Richard Friedenberg (Lifetime's Of Two
Minds, A River Runs through It).