Manager, singer, songwriter and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Merle Kilgore's relatives were named Clowers and actually lived on Wolverton Mountain. Merle and June Carter composed "Ring Of Fire.

The beautiful June Carter Cash of the Carter Family sings her version from a live concert. She and Johnny married in 1968.

The 1968 album "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash" contains the hit single. It was number one on the country chart and hit the pop top twenty.
Merle Kilgore, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash and buried almost next to each other at the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens in Tennessee.