'My Father Was a Wildfire'

The only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash talks about his parents' faith, their relationship, and their musical legacy.


10/13/2006 04:55:03 PM

I have heard of Johnny Cash, heard his music, never really paid attention to his life. For some reason I was drawn to this movie and have watched it more times than I care to admit. Today I realized that I feel a connectionthat cannot simply be explained and I would like to write about it to John Carter Cash. Does anyone know how to get a letter or an e-mail to him? ruthesmail@yahoo.com


11/26/2005 09:03:02 PM

With respect to all of those in Mr. Cash's life, I believe this movie allowed for a new generation to appreciate the struggles of many musicians when they start out. Music wasn't about money back then, it was about expression. I took my 13 year old son to the movie with me. Since then, my son has found a fond love for early country and for - Johnny and June Cash. I appreciated the opportunity to open communication with my son about a persons demons and how to overcome. Mr. Cash's music lived through the voices of Joaquin and Reese' performances. This is one of my favorite stories. Thank you John for bringing the story to us!


11/23/2005 04:16:56 PM

Walk the Line was a good film.The actor and actress did an outstanding job portraying June and Johnny.It was a good love story.And a love story that lasted.Yes it is a shame that Johns first wife did not appear that great in the movie.But as the producer said the movie was about his parents love story. It was a shame that Johnny got treated so bad by his father.But if he hadn't went through that his music might not have been the same.And Yes it does take disasters and pain to make us bow humbly to God . So out of all this came A christian man whom done alot for the Lord,He and His wife June. I been really blessed with there music over the years.And they got even better with age!And HURT my favorite song and video of Johnny! Will miss there new stuff,but God is hearing them! Amen!!!!


11/21/2005 06:14:40 AM

I really appreciated the movie. It was new to me how difficult and sad Johnny's childhood was, and how devout both he and June Carter were about their faith...also the on-stage proposal! The actors were perfect for their parts, and the singing amazingly good. Especially liked the part where Johnny first tries to record a gospel song in a studio, and the producer says to him "it's not about believing in God--it's about believing in yourself."


11/18/2005 11:41:01 PM

Vivian Liberto Distin died earlier this year as a result of complications from lung cancer. She and Cash were married 13 years and had four children together. He pledged to remain faithful to her in his song "I Walk the Line." Kathy Cash also said the movie fails to include any meaningful scenes with the children or show the pain she and her three sisters endured during their father's fight with drugs and their parents' divorce. She says it portrays Johnny Cash's father too negatively.


11/18/2005 11:32:22 PM

I only learn about Cash just in 2001, but I love his music so much. I look forward to buying it when come out on dvd in the future. I feel bad those that Kathy felted hurt by the way her mother was made out to be.