ASCAP Honors Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
The late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were honored posthumously with ASCAP Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards during the organization’s 41st Annual Country Music Awards on Nov. 3 in Nashville. Both members of this respected and beloved couple were noted songwriters. June, who co-penned Johnny’s signature hit Ring of Fire, was born country music royalty as the daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family. The award was accepted by the couple’s son, John Carter Cash, and Johnny’s granddaughter Chelsea Crowell, the daughter of Roseanne Cash and Rodney Crowell. June Carter Cash died on May 15 with Johnny following four months later on Sept. 12.