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.
‘Til Death Do Us Part?
"Oh, What a Good Thing We Had"
Their story inspired iconic love songs and was recreated in an Oscar-nominated film. Johnny and June Carter Cash became the torch-bearers of deep, passionate love — country-music style. But the lovebirds navigated rough waters leading up to and during their year marriage which produced one son, multiple hit songs about heartache, adoration and redemption, and ended when they took their final mortal bows within four months of each other. Carter had been aware of Cash through the recommendations of Elvis Presley , with whom she had been singing backup. Just a guitar and a bass and a gentle kind of presence that made not only me, but whole audiences become his followers.
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. June Carter had every reason to be apprehensive about rushing into another relationship, especially with a rock star like Johnny Cash.
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. Despite the fact that Johnny was married, he was instantly smitten with June, and the two developed an immediate connection.