Reese Witherspoon wins best actress for portrayal of June Carter Cash
Monday, March 6, 2006
– Reese Witherspoon took home the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," the Johnny Cash biopic.
This was the first Oscar for the Nashville native, who gave a heartfelt, emotional speech, including praise of Cash, who told her she just wanted to "matter."
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June Carter Cash tapped heavily into her grandfather A.P. Carter’s vast song catalog for the final recorded sessions (circa 1998-2003) captured by Dualtone. The result is an affecting gasp of true warts ’n’ all old time country music with a back porch feel.
There are notable song duplications on the “Best of” and “Church in the Wildwood” sets, which were released at the same time (“Keep on the Sunny Side,” “”Hold Fast to the Right” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”). ...
Misleadingly subtitled as a “Best of“ collection, “Ring of Fire” is more of a folk music statement. Using minimal instrumentation colored by nostalgic zither strums, Ms. Cash triumphs with old-fashioned ballads essaying romantic sorrow and death á la “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone,” “Don’t Forget This Song” and the Carter Family classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Two of Carter Cash’s best-known Columbia-era collaborations with her husband (“If I Were a Carpenter,” “Jackson”) remind the ...
June Carter Cash may well have developed into a much more popular female vocalist, had she not first hitched her boxcar to the legendary Johnny Cash train. This healthy two-CD set captures many of her best 'BC' and 'AC' recorded moments - Before Cash and After Cash, that is.
This set's first disc goes way back. For instance, it includes June as a little girl singing "Oh! Susannah," which comes out cutely as "Oh Suzy-Anna." Among these pre-Cash moments, one also finds collaborations with Homer ...