Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, decided to share an absolutely adorable picture from his childhood on Instagram.
The 51-year-old has been involved with music all his life. He has kept the legacy of his parent’s alive in many ways too.
Johnny Cash’s Son Shares Childhood Photo
The photo he shared featured himself on set with his mom. He captioned the photo, “@junecartercash @johncartercash on a film set around #1973 or #1974.” He is asleep and cuddled up to his mom as they sit in the same chair together. John Carter Cash is dressed in adorable flared pants that are a clear blast back to the 1970s.
“They were good-hearted, simple people and that’s what I remember … my parents made it easy to grow up as a son of an entertainer because they were true, they were simple in many different ways … my parents never pushed me to go into showbusiness or to go into music, they always encouraged me to follow my heart,” Cash said about his parents at the time.
John Carter Cash witnessed a part of his parent’s epic 35-year love affair that continues to woo people today. It’s also the focus of the Oscar-winning film “Walk the Line.”
John Carter Cash and June Carter Cash
In the past, he’s been open about how hard it was to watch his mother pass away. Both June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash died within a few months of each other back in 2003.
“My mother’s death was very painful as it occurred over a period of a week. Watching her die was the hardest thing my dad ever went through. Even though they had their struggles, they were built for each other, and by the end of their lives they were more in love than they had ever been. But at the same time he has a great sense of strength and endurance. On the way home from her funeral he turned to me and said ‘I gotta get back into the studio. I’ve got to go face to face with this pain,'” John Carter Cash said in a 2013 interview with The Guardian.
John Carter Cash quickly took up writing. He wrote a biography for both of his parents. He was also always firm in showcasing his mother’s talent and legacy. It could sometimes be overlooked due to her marriage with Johnny Cash.
John Carter Cash said in that same interview, “And my mother too – she is an important historical figure in her own right. She won two Grammys and she came from the Carter family, who basically made country music what it is today.”
He worked as a music producer for his mother on the album “Press On” from 1999. He also worked on “Wildwood Flower,” which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album. Since then, he has helped produce material for Loretta Lynn, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Cornell, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and many others.