Prior to her marriage to Cash, she was professionally known as June Carter and occasionally was still credited as such after her marriage as well as on songwriting credits predating it. She played guitar, banjo , harmonica, and autoharp , and acted in several films and television shows. Her parents were country music performers and she performed with the Carter Family from the age of 10, in She attended John Marshall High School during this period. 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. Carl McConnell wrote in his memoirs that June was "a natural-born clown, if there ever was one.
Elvis Set Them Up?
"If I Were a Carpenter"
So many famous marriages have been destroyed by the glitz and glamor of celebrity life. June was actually a backup singer for Elvis at the time. However, she was simply in attendance that evening.
"Oh, What a Good Thing We Had"
Today, they are still one of the most legendary couples in country music history. Johnny Cash was known for his deep, bass-baritone voice and rebellious nature, the latter of which was tamed over the years by June. Together they had a dynamic bond, both in love and in music, working together to write and perform iconic songs like "Ring of Fire" and "Jackson. Johnny and June were first introduced through Elvis Presley in June had come to see Elvis perform, and she ended up meeting Johnny backstage.
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash weren't just one of the most iconic country music power couples of all time -- they were one of the most iconic couples of all time, period. Say only their first names and everyone knows who you're talking about; they're even the subjects of a love song that isn't one of theirs! Some of Cash and Carter Cash's enduring legacy has to do with how much the two loved each other, yes. But their legend is buoyed by how good they sounded when they sang together. Something special happened when they took to the studio or the stage together. Keep reading to see if your favorite made the list. Cash takes charge on the verses, but the chorus is a trade-off between the Man in Black, the Carter Family and the Statler Brothers. One sign of a good cover song is that the listener sometimes forgets who actually sang the original. This smash might be Cash and Carter Cash's best-known recording; it remains hugely popular even today.