June Carter Cash is the subject of a new feature-length documentary entitled “JUNE,” which will premiere on Paramount+ on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in the U.S. and Canada and on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The documentary will include rare and never-before-seen archival material that pulls the curtain back on Carter Cash’s life’s work and interviews with the singer, her family and friends, including Dolly Parton, Reese Witherspoon, and Willie Nelson.
“I am thrilled to share the full story of my mother’s life with the world,” said John Carter Cash, the only son of June and Johnny Cash. “Thank you to Sony Music Entertainment and Sandbox Productions for finding a place for it to live and to Paramount+ for giving it a home.”
Emmy® Award-winner Kristen Vaurio will direct “JUNE,” which Sandbox Productions, Sony Music Entertainment and Maxine Productions (a part of Sony Pictures Television) will produce.
“I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work with Sandbox Productions, Sony Music Entertainment and Maxine Productions to shine a spotlight on June,” said director Kristen Vaurio. “She’s a woman whom many people are aware of, but few know much about her remarkable life and her deep contributions to country music. We’re thrilled to work with our amazing partners at Paramount+ to bring her into the spotlight, where she belongs.”
Carter Cash was a five-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, comedian, musician, actor and author who opened for Elvis, appeared onscreen with Robert Duvall and Jane Seymour and co-wrote one of the most recognizable country songs of all time, “Ring of Fire.” She died on May 15, 2003.
Through spotlighting Carter Cash and her famous family, the documentary also dives into the history of country music.
“This film offers a great opportunity to realize that June was a star of television and music from an early age – decades before she became ‘Mrs. Johnny Cash,’” said Carlene Carter, June’s oldest daughter. “Steeped in the legacy of the Carter Family and as a solo artist, she always was – and, as seen through this film – always will remain a shining star in her own right. While some may not fully be aware of her many talents, influence and just how much she mattered as an entertainer, this lovely documentary offers clear insight for everyone to see the true character and the joy shared.”