Walk the Line with Johnny Cash and June Carter
Johnny and June dropped by the Oval Office for a visit with President Ford on November 21, 1975.
Cash had been scheduled to appear at the White House the previous month during a state dinner for Egyptian President Anwar Sadat who was a fan of country western music. An illness prevented him from performing at the last minute, however.
Johnny Cash had also been among the thousands of Americans who wrote to President Ford after he pardoned Richard Nixon in September 1974. “June and I support you and your decisions concerning pardons and Amnesty,” he wrote. “We are much pleased to see that you are praying for guidance and wisdom, for that is our daily prayer for you.”
-from the Ford Library
Johnny Cash was born on this day, February 26, 1932.
In honor of Cash’s birthday, here’s a photo of Johnny and June Carter Cash with President Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office of the White House.
Photo: Jimmy Carter and Johnny Cash and family. 6/14/77.
-from the Carter Library
What’s your favorite Johnny Cash song?