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June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash with her husband, Johnny, in 1969
Born 23 June 1929(1929-06-23)
Scott County, Virginia, U.S.
Died 15 May 2003 (aged 73)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress, comedian
Spouse Johnny Cash

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Early life

Cash was born Valerie June Carter in Maces Springs, Virginia. She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the young age of ten, beginning in 1939. In March 1943, when the Carter Family trio stopped recording together after the WBT contract, Maybelle Carter, with encouragement from her husband Ezra, formed "Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters" with her daughters Helen, Anita, and June. The new group first aired on radio station WRNL in Richmond, Virginia, on June 1. Doc and Carl rejoined them in late 1945. June, then 16, was a co-announcer with Ken Allyn and did the commercials on the radio shows for "Red Star Flour", "Martha White," and "Thalheimers Department Store," just to name a few. For the next year, the Carters and Doc and Carl did show dates within driving range of Richmond through Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. She later said she had to work harder at her music than her sisters, but she had her own special talent, comedy. A highlight of the road shows was her "Aunt Polly" comedy routine. Carl wrote in his memoirs that June was "a natural born clown, if there ever was one." She attended John Marshall High School during this period. Maces Springs is a small settlement on Route 614, a spur off Route 421 that cuts through Poor Valley, in Scott County, Virginia. ... Maybelle, A.P. and Sara The Carter Family was a country music group that performed and recorded between 1927 and 1943. ... Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American Country music musician. ... Helen Myrl Carter Jones better known as Helen Carter (September 19, 1927-June 2, 1998). ... Ina Anita Carter (March 31, 1933 – July 29, 1999) was the youngest daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle) and said to have the best voice of all the Carter Sisters. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richmond refers to various place names, schools and universities, people, and other uses around the world. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


Ezra Carter declined Grand Ole Opry offers to move the family to Nashville, Tennessee a number of times because the Opry would not permit Chet Atkins to accompany the group. Finally, in 1950 Opry management relented and the group, along with Atkins, became part of the Opry company. Here the family befriended Hank Williams and Elvis Presley (to whom they were distantly related), and June met Johnny Cash. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... This article is about Hank Williams, Sr. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


With her thin and lanky frame, June Carter often played a comedic foil during the group's performances alongside other Opry stars Faron Young and Webb Pierce. A Faron Young promotional photo. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991) was an American country music singer. ...


Career highlights

June Carter Cash is best known for singing and songwriting, but she was also an author, actress, comedian, philanthropist and humanitarian.[1] Her acting roles included Mrs. "Momma" Dewey in Robert Duvall's 1998 movie The Apostle, and Sister Ruth, wife to Johnny Cash's character Kid Cole, on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1997). June was also "Momma James," in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe winning American film actor and director. ... For the oldest animated feature film (from 1917), see El Apóstol. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1962 she and Merle Kilgore wrote "Ring of Fire". The song documents Carter's feelings of conflict arising from her relationship with Johnny Cash. As a singer, she had both a solo career and a career singing with, first, her family, and later, her husband. As a solo artist, she became somewhat successful with upbeat country tunes of the 1950s like "Jukebox Blues" and the comedic hit "No Swallerin Place" by Frank Loesser with her exaggerated breaths. June also recorded "The Heel," in the 1960s along with many other songs. She won a Grammy Award in 1999 for her solo album, Press On. Her last album, Wildwood Flower, was released posthumously in 2003 and won two additional Grammys. It contains bonus video enhancements showing extracts from the film of the recording sessions which took place at the Carter Family Estate in Hiltons, Virginia on September 18-20, 2002. The songs on the album include "Big Yellow Peaches," "Sinking in the Lonesome Sea," "Temptation," and the trademark staple "Wildwood Flower." Wyatt Merle Kilgore (August 9, 1934 - February 6, 2005) was an American, singer, songwriter, and manager. ... Ring of Fire is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... Hiltons (alternately rendered as The Hiltons) is an unincorporated community in Scott County, Virginia, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


June also wrote a screenplay called "The Wildwood Flower", copyright 1986 by June Carter. The first draft of this screenplay (dated May 1, 1986) is in the posession of Robin Moore (author of The Green Berets, The French Connection et al). This screenplay was given to Robin by June at a restaurant in NY City when she was lunching with Robin and Robert Duval. She had cast Robert Duval as Jim Laughner and she was hoping that with Robin's help this screenplay would be made into a film.


Marriages and children

See also: Johnny Cash family

She was married three times, first to honky-tonk singer Carl Smith from July 9, 1952, until their divorce in 1956. They had a daughter Rebecca Carlene Smith aka Carlene Carter. On November 11, 1957, she married a police officer Edwin "Rip" Nix and had a daughter Rozanna (Rosie Nix Adams). They were divorced in 1966. Both daughters became singers. Rosie Nix Adams died in 2003 in a bus from possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Johnny Cash was a very influential musician with a career that spanned nearly five decades. ... Note: This article is about a musician. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ...


With Johnny Cash

In 1968, twelve years after they had first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny proposed to June during a live performance at the London Gardens, in London, Ontario, Canada. Their marriage spanned 35 years until June's death in May 2003. Rosanne Cash, June's stepdaughter, once stated that "if being a wife were a corporation, June would have been a CEO. It was her most treasured role." Roseanne also remembers that June loved flowers and often wore flowered things, and kept them all around her house. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ...


June and Johnny had one child, John Carter Cash, who was born in 1970. John Carter Cash (born 3 March 1970) is an American Country-singer, songwriter and producer. ...


In 1967, she and Cash won a Grammy Award in the Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio Or Group (vocal or instrumental) category for the song "Jackson." In 1970, they won again in the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category for the song, "If I Were a Carpenter." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jackson is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler about a married couple who find that the fire has gone out of their relationship. ...


Death

June Carter Cash died in Nashville, Tennessee of complications following heart valve replacement surgery on May 15, 2003 at the age of 73. Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003, and June's second daughter Rosie passed away a month later. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ...


Awards

In 1999, she won a Grammy Award for her album, Press On. Her last album, Wildwood Flower, was released posthumously in 2003 and won two additional Grammys. She ranked #31 in CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ...


Film portrayal

She was played by Reese Witherspoon, in Walk the Line, a 2005 biopic of Johnny Cash (played by Joaquin Phoenix). The film largely focuses on the development of their relationship over the course of 17 years; from their first meeting, to her finally accepting his proposal for marriage. Witherspoon's portrayal led her to receive many awards for her role, including an Academy Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also performed all vocals for the role, singing many of June's famous songs, including "Jukebox Blues" and "Jackson" with Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash. Both Reese and Joaquin were handpicked by June and her husband Johnny to portray them in the film before their passing.[2] Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976),[1] known simply as Reese Witherspoon, is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Walk the Line is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning film chronicling the life of Johnny Cash, American country singer. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ) (born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican-born American actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actresses of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ) (born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican-born American actor. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ...


Discography

Albums

1975 - Appalachian Pride
1999 - Press On
1999 - It's All In The Family (Appalachian Pride & The Childrens Album)
2003 - Wildwood Flower
2003 - Louisiana Hayride (Issuing of Previously Recorded Material)
2005 - Keep On The Sunny Side: June Carter Cash - Her Life In Music
2005 - Church In The Wildwood: A Treasury Of Appalachian Gospel
2005 - Ring Of Fire: The Best Of June Carter Cash
2006 - Early June Appalachian Pride is the first solo album by June Carter Cash. ... Press On is the Grammy Award-winning second album by singer June Carter Cash. ... Wildwood Flower is the last album from June Carter Cash. ...


Albums with Johnny Cash

1967 - Carryin' On With Johnny Cash And June Carter
1973 - Johnny Cash And His Woman
1979 - Johnny And June
1999 - It's All In The Family (Appalachian Pride & The Childrens Album)
2006 - Duets
2006 - Collections


Singles

Year Song U.S. Country Album
1956 "Juke Box Blues" 10
1965 "It Ain't Me Babe" (with Johnny Cash) 4 Orange Blossom Special
1967 "Jackson" (with Johnny Cash) 2 Carryin' On
1967 "Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" (with Johnny Cash) 6 Carryin' On
1970 "If I Were A Carpenter" (with Johnny Cash) 2 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
1971 "A Good Man" 27
1972 "If I Had a Hammer" (with Johnny Cash) 29 Any Old Wind That Blows
1973 "Allegheny" (with Johnny Cash) 69 Johnny Cash And His Woman
2003 "Keep On The Sunny Side" Wildwood Flower

Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... See also: 1955 in country music, 1956 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Juke Box Blues is a song written by June Carter Cash. ... See also: 1964 in country music, 1965 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... It Aint Me Babe is the title of a 1964 song by Bob Dylan, first included on his album, Another Side of Bob Dylan album. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Jackson is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler about a married couple who find that the fire has gone out of their relationship. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 2002 in country music, 2003 in music, other events of 2003, 2004 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // March 10 – During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was ashamed the President...

Footnotes

  1. ^ "June", http://www.johnnycash.com/june/june2.html
  2. ^ "The Reel Deal". OregonHerald.com. December 2005. Retrieved on March 23, 2007.

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References

  • "A Brief History of My Family and an Autobiographical Sketch of My Musical Life", Carl P. McConnell, January 24, 1976 [Written as background for liner notes for a Doc and Carl album recorded at Johnny Cash's Nashville studio].
  • Among My Klediments, June Carter Cash, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, 1979. ISBN 0-310-38170-3
  • Bufwack, Mary. (1998). "Carter Sisters". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 85.
  • "Country Star June Carter Cash, Wife Of Johnny Cash, Dies At 73", Downey, Ryan J. (15 May 2003) for MTV.
  • In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998. ISBN 0-375-70082-X
  • Will you miss me when I'm gone? : the Carter Family and their legacy in American music, Mark Zwonitzer with Charles Hirshberg, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2002.

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See also

Walk the Line is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning film chronicling the life of Johnny Cash, American country singer. ...

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