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Johnny Cash & June Carter

Johnny and June is the kind of love story that films books and songs are written about, Johnny was born in Kingsland Arkansas (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), his family was so poor he couldn't afford a guitar and in fact didn't buy one until he joined the army and was serving in Germany. During his service he met and later married his first wife Vivian Liberto They had four daughters: Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara.

On leaving the army he moved to Memphis where he teamed up with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant and they formed their own band, after signing for Sun records they joined the Louisiana Hayride in 1957 Johnny joined the Grand Ole Opry.

Cash had a crush on June Carter long before they actually met it was one of the causes of his marriage breakup to first wife Vivian Liberto. He finally got too meet June backstage at the grand ole opry, he then pursued her for the next 13 years finally proposing to her live on stage in London Ontario they married on the 1st March 1968 in Franklin, Kentucky

They continued to work together and tour for the next 35 years June helped John battle several bouts of Drug addiction they spent very little time apart until sadly June died in 2003 and John died four months later.

In 1968, 13 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Cash proposed to June Carter, an established country singer, during a live performance in London, Ontario,[48] marrying on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. They had one child together, John Carter Cash (born March 3, 1970). They continued to work together and tour for 35 years, until June Carter died in 2003. Cash died just four months later.

June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter in Maces Spring, Virginia to Maybelle Carter and Ezra Carter. She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the early age of ten, beginning in 1939.
Carter was married three times and had one child with each husband. All three of her children would go on to have successful careers in country music.

She was married first to honky-tonk singer Carl Smith from July 9, 1952, until their divorce in 1956. Together they wrote "Time's A-Wastin'". They had a daughter, Rebecca Carlene Smith, aka Carlene Carter, a country musician.

June's second marriage was to Edwin "Rip" Nix, a former football player, police officer, and race car driver, on November 11, 1957. They had a daughter, Rosanna Lea aka Rosie, on July 13, 1958. The couple divorced in 1966. Rosie Nix Adams was a country/rock singer. On October 24, 2003, Rosie died on a bus from possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carter co-wrote one of Cash's biggest hits, "Ring of Fire," with singer Merle Kilgore. She and Cash won two Grammy awards for their duets.

June Carter was related to President Jimmy Carter.