June Carter Cash

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June Carter Cash
  • Birth Name: Valerie June Carter
  • Birth Place: Maces Spring, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/23/1929, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 05/15/2003
  • Profession: Country musician; songwriter; actor; author
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June Carter Cash Fast Facts:
  • Began her music career as a member of the famed Carter Family singing group, which included her mother and sisters.
  • Not as strong a singer as her sisters, she would entertain the audience by performing comedy sketches.
  • Studied acting with Lee Strasburg and made her TV acting debut in Gunsmoke.
  • Was introduced to future husband Johnny Cash by Elvis Presley.  Cash introduced himself by saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash and I'm going to marry you someday"; 12 years later, he did.
  • Cowrote "Ring of Fire," which was originally recorded by her sister Anita, and ultimately became a Top 10 hit for Johnny Cash in 1963. 
  • Won two Grammy awards with Cash and three as a solo artist.
  • Is the godmother of country musician Hank Williams Jr.
  • Wrote two autobiographies, Among My Klediments (1979) and From My Heart (1987).
  • June Carter Cash Relationships:
  • Rosanne Cash - Stepdaughter
  • Hank Williams Jr. - Godchild
  • Ezra Carter - Father
  • Maybelle Carter - Mother
  • Helen Carter - Sister
  • Tara Cash - Stepdaughter
  • Carl Smith - Ex-husband
  • Carlene Carter - Daughter
  • Kathy Cash - Stepdaughter
  • Rosey Nix Adams - Daughter
  • Edwin "Rip" Nix - Ex-husband
  • Cindy Cash - Stepdaughter
  • Johnny Cash - Husband (deceased)
  • John Carter Cash - Son
  • Ina Anita Carter - Sister
  • June Carter Cash Awards:
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Traditional Folk Album - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Traditional Folk Album - Winner
  • 1970 Grammy: Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 1967 Grammy: Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio or Group (Vocal or Instrumental) - Winner

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