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Single Review: “Johnny And June” by Heidi Newfield

March 9, 2008

featureThe former lead singer of Trick Pony takes a crack at what seems to be a popular trend among artists lately, the “name dropping song”. Heidi performs her powerful tribute to the love connection the two legendary country superstars had for each other by explaining how she wants to feel that same way. If the song was just a comparison of how one wants to love and how Johnny and June loved it would be quite boring, but this song is much more, in fact its very interesting and attractive. it makes several references to Johnny and June’s songs and fits them into the lyrics so that it matches Heidi’s comparison quite nicely. Songs like “Ring Of Fire”, “Jackson”, “Walk The Line”, and “The Man In Black” are fit into the lyrics as if they were just regular metaphors giving them both that new and creative feeling that comes from good songwriting and that old-fashioned, traditional feel that allows the listener to reminisce of the greatness of the Cash couple. Heidi shows off her solid country vocals quite well bringing back the beauty of her Trick Pony days and great song writing makes this song a very good expression of how much Heidi is deserving of country fame. A name drop like this requires a lot to do it justice and I think Heidi and the writers have done just that.

Grade: A-

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Rayne permalink
    April 29, 2008 12:52 pm

    Love this song!

  2. Lori and Jeff permalink
    May 15, 2008 9:01 pm

    We love this song!

  3. Liz permalink
    May 15, 2008 11:54 pm

    I love this song and Chris as well.

  4. rich permalink
    May 19, 2008 6:35 pm

    i love the song, its hard to find something as amazing as what they had, every time i hear this song i cant help but smile.

  5. STEPHANIE GENTRY permalink
    May 28, 2008 8:38 pm


  6. May 31, 2008 5:46 am

    I LOVE it, I wish I could put it on my myspace page. Hey Heidi when are you getting a myspace page? I’d love to represent your song on my page.

  7. Kat permalink
    May 31, 2008 8:40 pm

    my boyfriend’s name is john and this song realllllly makes me wish mine was june…..
    her voice actually sounds slightly similar to june carter cash’s in several parts.

  8. annette permalink
    June 1, 2008 3:12 am

    I agree that Heidi sounds like June and I love this song!!!

  9. Ted permalink
    June 2, 2008 2:57 am

    Glad she went solo, can’t wait until the album is released.

  10. Nannette permalink
    June 2, 2008 5:52 pm

    Does anyone know when she will release a cd?

  11. Deb permalink
    June 3, 2008 8:25 am

    Can you buy this single any where in stores I love it

  12. Chris permalink
    June 12, 2008 5:58 pm

    Her album will be released August 5th! She also has a Myspace page now 🙂

  13. Lee permalink
    June 16, 2008 10:18 pm

    I want to buy it, too….right now

  14. Charles permalink
    June 27, 2008 5:02 pm

    The album is to be released the first of August. Can’t wait. I love this song.

  15. Marianne permalink
    July 4, 2008 1:07 am

    My husband to be loves johnny cash and this song… I am surpising him at our wedding with this song.. This song is a great song..

  16. chris permalink
    September 24, 2008 8:38 pm

    to my g/f ‘junebug’… i love this song. i want a love like johnny and join. i wanted be together instead of all the way over in china…

  17. Vicki permalink
    September 24, 2008 8:45 pm

    Hi Chris, We can’t stay apart so I guess we have that Johnny and June Love, Come home from China!

  18. chris permalink
    September 24, 2008 8:45 pm

    my ex-g/f vicki mattingly really loves this new song so i will definately buy it when it is released… go cards!

  19. October 22, 2008 3:46 pm


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