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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: WILDWOOD’s “Ring Of Fire”

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Earlier this year we fell in love with a new Nashville based singer-songwriter WILDWOOD. Besides an incredible voice and instrumentality but also the ability to write songs that stay with you. Her gift runs in the family, having a cousin that’s a Cash. “So many people forget that though Johnny Cash made this song a hit, his wife June Carter Cash wrote it, and the first person to record it was Anita Carter, June’s sister. June and Anita were cousins of mine, and recording “Ring of Fire” live in the studio gave me chills. I felt their spirits in the room and could imagine them smiling down on me. June and Anita were strong, intelligent, empowered women who settled for nothing less than everything they wanted in life – they had successful careers and they built strong families, and from knowing their children and hearing their stories, I know they were excellent mothers. They had faith that could move mountains. They had grit to overcome any challenge life threw at them. They were kind and gentle to everyone they encountered. And most of all, they had boundless hearts, capable of a profound love that they shared generously with the world.”


Wildwood tells us, “Releasing my own version of “Ring of Fire” is both an homage to these two women and their legacies as songwriters and artists, and a personal privilege for me to get to be the next generation of Carter women carrying on a century-old musical tradition. I am so excited to bring back a fresh, feminine perspective back to the decades-old hit.”

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMY.com GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.