Informative Speech On Johnny Cash

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Topic: Johnny Cash Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the life of Johnny Cash throughout his musical career Introduction: I. You have heard many people say, “I want a love like Johnny and June,” but do they really know what they are asking for? II. Throughout studying the life of Johnny Cash and his tract record, Johnny Cash struggled heavily with drugs, cheated on his first wife married June Carter, and still struggled to be the “ideal man.” The man he became after overcoming his struggles is who stuck in the minds of everyone. III. Johnny Cash Originally wanted to sing gospel music, but he went another route, went down a path of destruction, but found June Carter to save him. Transition: Although Johnny Cash lived a rough life, he originally wanted to sing gospel music. Body: I.…show more content…
June finally accepted Cash and they married in 1968, and her main goal was to save him from himself. F. June sent Johnny to rehab facilities and flushed many pills down the toilet trying to get Cash back on track. According to Anthony DeCurtis in Rolling Stone, Cash told him, “… She’d take my drugs and throw them away, and we’d have a big fight over it. I’d get some more, and she’d do it again… She fought me with everything she had.” G. Johnny was married to June for 35 years. June died in May, and Johnny was not far behind her dying on September 12 from complications with diabetes. Transition: Although Cash lived a hard life, June did her best to make him the man that everyone remembers today. Conclusion: I. Johnny Cash originally wanted to sing gospel music, but he took a different route, went down a path of destruction, but found June Carter to save him. II. Although it may sound as if Jonny Cash started rough, the things he overcame and the man he became is something many people remember today. References: DeCurtis, Anthony. “Johnny Cash.” Rolling Stone, no. 933, 16 Oct. 2003, p. 70. EBSCOhost,

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