How many children did June Carter Cash have?

JUNE Carter Cash has had an interesting life thanks to her career as a country star and wife of Johnny Cash.

Musical talent has always been in the Carter family, and their children have followed in their footsteps.

June Carter with her youngest child, John, whom she had with Johnny Cash


June Carter with her youngest child, John, whom she had with Johnny CashPhoto credit: Getty

How many children did June Carter Cash have?

During her life, June Carter was a famous country music singer who was the second wife of singer Johnny Cash.

Born on June 23, 1929, she was a five-time Grammy Award winner who began her career as a member of the bluegrass band Carter Family.

Before marrying Johnny, she had been married twice before – her first husband to Carl Smith and her second to Edwin Nix.

June had one child with each of her husbands, and their three children also found success in country music.

In June Carter and Johnny Cash's wedding
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Carlene Carter

June’s oldest child is Rebecca Carlene Smith, whom she had with her first husband and country star Carl Smith.

Their daughter is known professionally as Carlene Carter and is also a country musician.

She has made a name for herself and has recorded 12 albums.

Carlene’s biggest songs are Every Little Thing (1993) and I Fell In Love (1990).

Rosie Nix Adams

June’s middle child was Rosie, who she had with her second husband, Edwin “Rip” Nix, a former soccer player and police officer.

Like her mother and older sister, she was a country/rock singer.

Sadly, on October 24, 2003, Rosie and bluegrass musician Jimmy Campbell were found dead on a bus in Montgomery County, Tennessee.

The deaths were initially described by police as “suspicious” but later ruled accidental, caused by carbon monoxide from a propane space heater used on the bus without ventilation.

Her death came just five months after her mother’s death in May 2003.

John Carter Cash

John is a musician and songwriter and the only son June shared with her third husband, Johnny Cash.

He also works as a record producer and won a Grammy in 1999 for his mother’s album Press On.

He also co-produced two of his father’s redeeming American Recordings albums.

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Meanwhile, June also has four stepdaughters – John’s half-sister – from her husband Johnny’s first marriage to Vivian Liberto. How many children did June Carter Cash have?


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