Johnny Cash and June Carter Love Story
This is the true love story which came straight out of Nashville and became known as the best love story coming out of the American entertainment business. Both Johnny Cash and June Carter were already married to other people when they met. They performed together on stage, traveled together and developed a deep bond of friendship.
During Johnny's country music career, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. In his greatest time of need, his wife pretty much deserted him. But his best friend, June, stuck by his side through his most difficult times. Both of their marriages had failed. And one day, on stage and in front of a live audience, Johnny proposed to June. With a tearful acceptance, she agreed to marry him, her best friend. He had actually proposed to her 30 times before that night on stage when she finally said yes!
Throughout their marriage of 35 wonderful years, Johnny fell back into drugs and alcohol a number of times. But their love endured. June would not leave his side, even when the going got tough. When most people would have left, she stuck around. And because she stayed loyal to him through the hard and rough times and through his addictions, he loved her even more for it. Johnny Cash did have a great music career. He won eight Grammies. Seven of them were won after he married June.
In 2002, Johnny Cash remade the Nine Inch Nails song Hurt and released a video. For him, the song and video was a monument to his years of drug abuse and life pitfalls. In his video, which you can find here on YouTube, it shows a dramatic emotional voyage leading up to his last days on earth. He dedicated this work to his wife, June, who is also shown in the video. Two months after the taping of Hurt, June Carter passed away. Johnny Carter died just a few months after her death. This video won best video of the year at the Grammys and at the Country Music Awards.
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