Well, The Name Is ‘Cash’


It may be an obvious match-up, but Johnny Cash’s classic “Ring of Fire” won’t be used to sell hemorrhoid-relief cream anytime soon.

The Tennessean of Nashville first reported late last month that a Florida TV production company wanted to pitch the idea of using the classic song in a commercial for Preparation H or similar products.

Merle Kilgore, who wrote the 1964 hit with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, told the newspaper he was mightily amused by the idea when the production company called him. After all, he used to mock-dedicate the song “to the makers of Preparation H” whenever he played the song live.

But Cash’s daughter Rosanne said she and her siblings were less fired up.


Hat tip: Dodd Harris

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