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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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Church in the Wildwood CD review - Church in the Wildwood
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"). »»»
Ring of Fire: The Best of June Carter Cash CD review - Ring of Fire: The Best of June Carter Cash
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 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 »»»
Keep On the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music CD review - Keep On the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music
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 & »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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