June Carter Cash, singer
birth name: Valerie June Carter

June Carter Cash

June 23, 1929, Maces Spring, VA ~ May 15, 2003, Nashville, TN

An American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp and acted in several films and television shows. ~ Wikipedia: June Carter Cash ~ retrieved June 6, 2013 © Wikipedia

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In 1952, Carter married Carl Smith, with whom she performed at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, and their daughter, Rebecca Carlene (later to record under the name Carlene Carter), was born in 1955. After their divorce in the late '50s, Carter was managed by Colonel Tom Parker and toured with Elvis Presley, and while living in Nashville, she met and briefly married local police officer Rip Nix with whom she another daughter, Rosie. Although Carter dabbled in acting during the '50s, she returned to the musical stage in 1961 when the Carters joined Johnny Cash's road show. Rumor has it that Cash had kept an eye on June since her appearances with the Carter Sisters in the early '50s, commenting, “I'm going to marry that girl someday” (despite the fact that both of them were still married to other people at the time). ~ Allmusic: June Carter Cash ~ retrieved June 6, 2013 © Allmusic

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Johnny Cash ~ At Folsom Prison (1968) ~ Ranked #88 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ By the late Sixties, Johnny Cash was ignored by country radio and struggling for a comeback. At Folsom Prison was the gold-selling shot in the arm that revived his career. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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