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  • Oct 2, 1979
    President Jimmy Carter holds a White House country luncheon attended by Johnny Cash, June Carter, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe, Tom T. Hall, Ronnie Milsap, Glen Campbell and Dottie West
    Oct 8, 1979
    Carlene Carter performs at the Bottom Line in New York's Greenwich Village, where she introduces a song by saying, "If this song doesn't put the cunt back in country, nothing will." She is unaware that the show is attended by family members Johnny Cash and June Carter, who are... well... offended
    Oct 16, 1979
    NBC airs "Country Superstars Of The '70s," a two-hour special taped at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Guests include Glen Campbell, Lynn Anderson, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Eddie Rabbitt, Freddy Fender and Roy Clark
    Oct 18, 1979
    Tennessee celebrates Johnny Cash Day as the Man in Black receives a Humanitarian Award from the United Nations, honoring his work on behalf of children. The U.N. is celebrating its International Year of the Child
    Nov 10, 1979
    Johnny Cash records the first of two songs for a bluegrass album by mandolin player Curly Seckler. The sessions are produced by Cash's son-in-law, and future band member, Marty Stuart
    Nov 11, 1979
    Johnny Cash serves as grand marshal of the Nashville Veterans Day Parade, joined in the procession by June Carter and by the Man In Black's father, World War I veteran Ray Cash
    Nov 28, 1979
    Kris Kristofferson hosts "The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute To Mother Maybelle Carter" on CBS, with guests Johnny Cash, June Carter, Ray Charles, Lynn Anderson, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Linda Ronstadt
    Dec 6, 1979
    Johnny Cash performs "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" during his annual CBS Christmas special. Musical guest Anne Murray sings "You Needed Me," and Tom T. Hall contributes "(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine." Also appearing are June Carter Cash and comedian Andy Kaufman
    Jan 31, 1980
    The Grand Ole Opry House hosts a benefit concert to raise money for the families of police and firemen killed in the line of duty. The lineup includes Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Tommy Cash, June Carter and Tammy Wynette
    Feb 4, 1980
    Johnny Cash offers a show of support for Texas billionaire Ross Perot, attending Perot's press conference at the Nashville Airport. Perot is on a campaign to have American prisoners of war released by North Vietnam

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