While not the musical pioneer her mother, Maybelle, was, June Carter Cash, now nearly 70, is an indomitable link between old-style folk (the Carter Family) and progressive country (her duets with husband Johnny). Her second solo album — her first was in 1975 — is autobiographical, full of dignity and toughness. With ex-sons-in-law Rodney Crowell and Marty Stuart sitting in for some fancy pickin’, the circle is unbroken still. B
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