Johnny Cash (1932-2003) – Known as the “Man in Black,” he was an American singer-songwriter with a distinctive bass voice, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Cash got his start as a country music artist, but his career spanned many genres including rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, folk and gospel. He was inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame and is best known for hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and, of course,“Ring of Fire,”co-written by his wife, June Carter Cash. The couple lived in Hendersonville from 1968 until their deaths, just four months apart in 2003. June Carter Cash (1929-2003) – This icon began her music career as a child, daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter and member of The Carter Family, the music pioneers who produced some of the first recordings of what we now know as country music. As an adult, June’s solo career earned her wide acclaim as a singer-songwriter, and she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. While performing on the Grand Ole Opry, she met Johnny Cash; they married in 1968, after Johnny proposed to her during a live performance. Together, they won two Grammys for their duets.
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