How To Watch The Captivating Life Story Of Country Icon June Carter Cash Unfold In New Documentary, JUNE

JUNE will showcase exclusive archival content, including rare footage, that unveils the remarkable life and career of Carter Cash.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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January 5, 2024

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Later this month, the story surrounding the life and legacy of June Carter Cash will be told through a new feature-length documentary, JUNE

Where Can I Watch “JUNE”?

Directed by Emmy® Award-winner Kristen Vaurio, the film will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ on Tuesday, January 16 in the U.S. and Canada, and on Wednesday, January 17 in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Key Art for June, streaming on Paramount+, 2024. Photo Credit: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Entertainment/Courtesy of Paramount+
Key Art for June, streaming on Paramount+, 2024. Photo Credit: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Entertainment/Courtesy of Paramount+

What Can I Expect From The Documentary?

Earlier this week, viewers got the first look inside JUNE when Paramount+ dropped the official trailer. The nearly 2-minute clip reveals snapshots into her life as a five-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, comedian, musician, actor and author. While she was an incredibly influential figure in her own right, she was often outshined by the iconic career of her husband, Johnny Cash. However this time, it’s all about her journey because as its said in the trailer, “You don’t know music until you know June.”

The female trailblazer’s impressive resume includes opening for Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams, appearing onscreen with Robert Duvall and Jane Seymour and serving as a co-writer on one of the most well-known country songs of all time, “Ring of Fire.” This documentary is a chance to dive into these stories of June Carter Cash’s life in the entertainment business while highlighting her accomplishments as a female in the industry and uncovering why the Carter and Cash families are considered to be legends in the genre of country music. 

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Who Is June Carter Cash?

June Carter Cash was born on June 23, 1929, in Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, to her father and farmer, Ezra Carter, and her mother Maybelle Carter, who’s responsible for recording some of the most important country songs of the late 1920s.

Her involvement in the music industry led her to meet her husband, Johnny Cash. The pair met backstage of the Grand Ole Opry in July of 1956, tied the knot on March 1, 1968, in a ceremony held in Franklin, Kentucky and welcomed their only child, John Carter Cash in 1970. As two legendary artists, it only made sense to express their love through music. The pair ended up recording several duet albums including 1967’s Carryin’ On with Johnny Cash and June Carter, 1973’s Johnny Cash and His Woman, 1978’s Johnny & June and 2000’s Return to the Promised Land.

A still of Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash and June Carter Cash
Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash and June Carter Cash; Photo Credit: JT Phillips/Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment/Paramount+

The female icon passed away in 2003 at 73 years old after battling a critical illness and having to undergo heart surgery. Johnny Cash passed away four months later. 

Along with the couple’s love story and the journey of her career, the upcoming documentary goes behind the scenes to shine a light on some of the more complex aspects of her life as well. 

Exclusive Interviews, Never-Before-Seen Footage & More

Produced by Sandbox Productions, Sony Music Vision and Maxine Productions (a part of Sony Pictures Television), JUNE features rare and never-before-seen archival material including one-of-a-kind interviews with the woman herself.

Viewers will also get to understand her story through the perspective of modern-day figures like Dolly Parton, Reese Witherspoon, and Willie Nelson alongside interviews with her family, admirers, and many more of her friends in the industry. 

A still of June Carter Cash
A still of June Carter Cash featured in June, streaming on Paramount+ 2024. Photo Credit: Urve Kuusik/Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment/Paramount+

JUNE is produced by Jason Owen and Josh Matas for Sandbox Productions, Mary Robertson for Maxine Productions, Sarah Olson and Kristen Vaurio. Executive Producers include Tom Mackay and Krista Wegener for Sony Music Vision, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman for Sony Pictures Television, Jean Song and Chandra LaPlume for Sandbox Productions, Bruce Gillmer and Vanessa WhiteWolf for MTV Entertainment Studios, and John Carter Cash and Carlene Carter. The documentary made its world premiere at the DOC NYC Festival on November 12.

Be the first to watch JUNE when it debuts Tuesday, January 16 via Paramount+.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.