Fifty years ago today (Feb. 22, 1968), #johnnycash was one happy man. It was on that date that the #maninblack proposed to his then-girlfriend, #junecarter, while they were performing together onstage in London, Ontario, Canada. Cash and Carter first met backstage at the #grandoleopry in 1956, when Carter was singing background vocals for #elvispresley. At the time, Cash was married to his first wife, #vivianliberto, but after having four daughters together, Liberto divorced Cash, citing his ongoing addiction issues and alleged affairs as the reasons for the split. Cash and Liberto's divorce was official by the end of 1967, paving the way for Cash to marry Carter; however, Liberto, who passed away in 2005, wrote in her autobiography, 'I Walk the Line: My Life With Johnny', that the divorce was a "degrading, horrible experience," and she blamed Cash's new wife for the split. Nonetheless, Cash wed Carter on March 1, 1968, less than two weeks after proposing. They had one child together, #johncartercash, who was born in 1970; the couple also performed frequently together and released several collaborative albums. Carter passed away on May 15, 2003. Cash died less than four months later, on Sept. 12. #johnnyandjune#junecartercash#countrymusicmemories
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This kid just rocks my world! Can’t take the Nashville out of this little cowgirl! Congratulations to all the 4th graders at BWE! This was so much fun! #ringofFIRE#JuneCarterCash#BWE
I’m putting together a Spotify playlist of some badass women of county music and I’d love your input.
Name you favourite country music dames in the comment section below and I’ll start compiling the playlist.