54 Years Ago Today, Johnny Cash Popped The Question To June Carter On Stage

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When it comes to the greatest country music power couples of all time, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash will be at the top of the list every single time.

The love the two had for each other was undeniable, as it was obvious to anyone that spent any amount of time with them over Johnny’s extensive career in country music.

June Carter was Cash’s second marriage, as they got married in 1968, and remained together until her death back in 2003.

The two simply clicked, and that even included on the big stage.

I mean c’mon, their duet for “Jackson” will go down as one of the most iconic duets in country music history. With that being said, what if I told you that June said yes to forever on this date back in 1968?

That’s right, Johnny proposed to June Carter exactly 54 years ago today, during one of his concerts in London, Ontario.

In an interview, Johnny explained how it all went down:

“We had just sung a song called ‘Jackson’ and I stopped the show and I said ‘will you marry me’ on the microphone and she said ‘sing another, sing another, sing another,’ and I said ‘I’m not gonna sing until you answer me. Will you marry me?’

She said ‘sing a song, sing a song,’ she turned her back trying to get someone in the band to play some music or something. I kept on until she finally said, ‘yes.’

I said, ‘ok, next song.”

The two went on to marry less than a month later on March 1, 1968.

Of course, the scene was recreated in the 2005 Johnny Cash movie, Walk The Line.


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