Press On; Risk 4107

Atlanta, GA: Risk/Small Hairy Dog Records, 1999. Presumed First Edition, First pressing thus. CD. Rare double-signed CD. Signed on the front of the CD cover/booklet and on the CD. The booklet is 12 panels, six per side and includes photographs and a short essay on The Making of "Press On" by Vicky Hamilton, the the President of Small Hairy Dog. Minor sticker residue on plastic CD holder. This CD includes the songs: Diamond in the Rough, Ring of Fire, The Far Side Banks of Jordan, Losin' You, Restaurant, Wings of Angels, The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore, Once Before I die, I Used to be Somebody, Tall Lover Man, Tiffany Anastasia Lowe, Meeting In the Air, and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. This was produced by J. J. Blair and John Carter Cash. Press On is the Grammy Award-winning second album by singer June Carter Cash. It was released in 1999 by the Risk Records label and then later re-released by the Dualtone label. The album is notable for including June Carter Cash performing her composition (co-written with Merle Kilgore) "Ring of Fire", which is more closely associated with her husband, Johnny Cash. She won a Grammy award in 1999 for, Press On. The album was a top-15 success on the Americana chart. Valerie June Carter Cash (née Carter; June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, actress and dancer. A five-time Grammy award-winner, she was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Prior to her marriage to Cash, she was professionally known as June Carter and continued to be credited as such even after her marriage (as well as on songwriting credits predating it). She played guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp, and acted in several films and television shows. Carter Cash won five Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. While June Carter Cash may be best known for singing and songwriting, she was also an author, dancer, actress, comedian, philanthropist, and humanitarian.[6] Director Elia Kazan saw her perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and encouraged her to study acting. She studied with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. Her acting roles included Mrs. "Momma" Dewey in Robert Duvall's 1998 movie The Apostle, Sister Ruth, wife to Johnny Cash's character Kid Cole, on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–97), and Clarise on Gunsmoke in 1957. She was notable as Mayhayley Lancaster playing alongside husband Cash in the 1983 television movie Murder in Coweta County. June was also Momma James in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. She also acted in occasional comedy skits for various Johnny Cash TV programs. Although she provided vocals on many recordings, and shared the billing with Cash on several album releases, June Carter Cash only recorded three solo albums during her lifetime: the first, Appalachian Pride, released in 1975, Press On (1999), and Wildwood Flower, released posthumously in 2003 and produced by her son, John Carter Cash. Appalachian Pride is the only one of the three on which Johnny Cash does not perform, while Press On is notable for featuring June Carter Cash singing her original arrangement of "Ring of Fire" Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Johnny Cash, Country Music, Ring of Fire, Grammy Award, Actress, Songwriter, Composer, Entertainer, Performer, Musician

[Book #87913]

Price: $750.00

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