Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929, Maces Spring, Virginia – 15 may 2003, Nashville, Tennessee) was a singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, philanthropist, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Played guitar, banjo, and autoarpa.
In March 1943, along with his mother Maybelle and her sister Helen and Anita form group country Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters. Despite not owning the vocal talents of her sisters, developed a gift for comedy special.
In 1950, integrates the Opry, group formed by various artists who were touring. Here, the family became a friend of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, who begins to establish a complicated relationship. With its thin appearance June often chose by comic performances by the group, by stars such as Faron Young and Webb Pierce.
He was married three times, first with the singer of honky-tonk Carl Smith on July 9, 1952, which divorced in 1956. They had one daughter: Rebecca Carlene Smith, alias Carlene Carter. On November 11, 1957, married truck driver Edwin “rip” Nix, with whom he had a daughter, June (Rosie Nix Adams). Divorced in 1966. Two daughters became singers.
It is currently acts often making duo with Cash. Their relationship is affected by Johnny fall in drug addiction and the drink, which leaves with the help of June and his family.
In 1968 he married Johnny Cash, her third husband, when he asked the link publicly in a concert. The couple had a son two years later, John Carter Cash, singer.
In 1967, together with Cash, won a Grammy award in the category Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio Or Group (vocal or instrumental) for the Jackson song. In 1970, falling again in the same category with If I Were a Carpenter.
In 1999, he won another Grammy Award for his album Press On. Their last album, Wildwood Flower, was released posthumously in 2003, winning two additional Grammys. Also contains excerpts from the film recording sessions that took place in the family property at Hiltons, Virginia Carter.
June died on 15 may 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee, after complications following open heart surgery. It was buried in the Hendersonville Memory gardens in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Johnny Cash died four months later.
Johnny Cash said in his autobiography:
June was my signals the way, did raise me when it was weak and I cheered when I desanimaba I loved when he was alone and I felt helpless. It is the largest woman I have ever known. No more, except for my mother, approaches.
When Johnny Cash’s life was brought to the big screen in the movie Walk the Line, interpretation of June Carter by Reese Witherspoon made him win the Oscar.