saturday 9

Ring of Fire

1) Recorded by Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" was written by his wife, June Carter. Johnny's daughter Roseanne says it's about "the transformative power of their love." What's your favorite love song? "You Are" by Wynonna Judd

2) Though more than 50 years old, this song is still popular today. Country Music Television named it one of the best and most requested of all time. Are you a country music fan? I am, it's not my first genre choice but I like a lot of it

3) This recording features mariachi horns, inspired by Mexican folk music. Have you ever been to Mexico? briefly

4) Cash's birth certificate said, "J. R. Cash," and "J.R." is what his parents always called him. When he enlisted in the Air Force, Uncle Sam refused to let him simply go by initials, so he chose the name "John." If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be? I don't know, but it would be a vowel name

5) Cash and his first wife, Vivian, had their first date at a roller skating rink. Tell us about one of your first dates. my last first date was kind of a blind date, we met for dinner not knowing what the other looked like, having only communicated through text.

6) Cash died in September, 2003, four months after he lost his second wife, and love of his life, June. The cause of death given was complications from diabetes, but his children believe he died of a broken heart. Do you think that's possible? oh, yes

7) Cash was known as "The Man in Black." What color do you wear most often? lately, white

8) There's a Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. What's the last museum you visited? the living museum of the Old Port

9) A stretch of Tennessee Highway 31E is known as "Johnny Cash Parkway." What street in your town is named for a famous person? Dudley Street, I know it's a last name but I don't know the history...


Unknown said...

I'm wondering why you would choose a vowel name? Wow, a blind date. I don't know if I could do that. I hope it turned out well.

katie eggeman said...

I like most country music except for what Mr BC calls Honky Tonk.