The Twisted, Touching Story of Johnny and June and the ‘Ring of Fire’

You know “Ring of Fire” as a Johnny Cash song. But as Sarah Vowell explains, Johnny didn’t write it. June did. About Johnny. While she was married to someone else. Then her sister and her mother helped her sing it. It’s a song not about the fire of romance, but about hellfire.

And that’s why country music used to be cool.

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