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June Carter Cash Marker, KA-18-a

Born here in Maces Springs, Valerie June Carter was a member of the First Family of Country Music. She played the guitar and sang with the second generation Carter Family, Mother Maybelle, and the Carter Sisters. Beginning in 1950, the group was regularly on the Grand Ole Opry. June was famous for her flair for comedy on stage through her song, laughter, and dance. She joined the road show of Johnny Cash early in the 1960s and the two were married in 1968. The pair won Grammy awards for their duets. June Carter Cash won Grammys for Best Traditional Folk Album in 1999 and 2003.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 12/17/09
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Scott County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - Maces Springs, Rte. 614
GPS Location: 36.672894,-82.402053
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