Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash



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Y/M/D Description Place
1956/07/07 Johnny Cash and June Carter first meet backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Cash saying, "I've always wanted to meet you," and Carter replying with, "I feel like I know you already." Cash was married to Vivian Liberto and June was married to Carl Smith. Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
1957/00/00 Carl Smith quits the Grand Ole Opry to move to California in 1956, and he and Carter divorce in 1957. Carter eventually joined Cash on the road, where the two sang together on hit songs like "Jackson."
1967/00/00 After having 4 daughters together, Vivian Liberto and Cash divorce, citing his addictions and alleged affairs. In her autobiography, I Walk the Line: My Life With Johnny, Liberto says the divorce was a degrading, horrible experience.
1968/00/00 Johnny Cash probably kicks his drug habit to marry June Carter. Definitely clean when his son, John Carter Cash, was born in 1970, and Johnny Cash alternated between addiction and sobriety the rest of his life.
1968/02/22 "Will you marry me?" Johnny Cash proposes to June Carter during a live performance at The London Gardens (London Ice House, Forest City Velodrome) in London, Ontario. Ontario, Canada
1968/03/01 June Carter marries Johnny Cash at the First Methodist Church in 107 N College St, Franklin, KY. Merle Kilgore was the best man. Carter wore a light blue dress with matching flowers in her hair. Franklin Downtown Commercial District, Franklin
1968/03/01 June Carter and Johnny Cash's non-alcoholic wedding reception is held at Cash's home near Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn. Johnny Cash bought the home in 1968 just before the wedding, it was destroyed in a 2007 fire. Hendersonville, Tennessee

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