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June Carter Cash was a Grammy-winning country singer who was married to and performed with country music star Johnny Cash.
The Carter family had a profound influence on both country music and the life of Johnny Cash. It was Johnny Cash’s love for June Carter that changed the course of his life.
Dolly Parton and producer Chet Atkins laughed for many years about the first time she visited the RCA studio.
Dolly Parton is a beloved country singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Tennessee, whose larger-than-life personality and reputation attracts thousands of visitors to her theme park, Dollywood, every year.
In the 1990's, Neil Young joined the grunge band Pearl Jam. Young was also a prime mover in Farm Aid and participated in the 9-11 fundraiser in New York.
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