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Died On This Date (May 15, 2003) June Carter Cash / Country Music Icon

Posted by themusicsover on May 15, 2010

June Carter
June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003

juneJune Carter was born into country music’s iconic Carter Family on May 23, 1929.  By the time she was just ten, she was performing as part of the family group.  In 1961, the Carter Family went on the road with Johnny Cash where a romance blossomed between June and Johnny.  Two years later, Carter co-wrote “Ring Of Fire,” apparently inspired by Cash, who made it one of country music’s greatest recording’s ever.  In 1968, Carter and Cash married.  In later years, Cash would publicly credit Carter for saving his life by forcing him to kick his legendary drug habits.  Together Carter and Cash recorded several songs together, including the Grammy-winning “Jackson,” and “If I Were A Carpenter.”   Carter set her sites on writing and acting during the ’70s and ’80s, publishing two autobiographies and appearing in The Apostle, and on television’s Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.  She returned to recording in the late ’90s, releasing the Grammy-winning Press On in 1999.  June Carter Cash died unexpectedly on May 15, 2003 due to complications from heart surgery.

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