Johnny and June… the ultimate country music power couple.
In 1968, many years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter during the middle of a show in London, Ontario, right there on the stage. June urged him to keep singing, but Johnny wasn’t gonna continue the how until he got an answer.
She said yes and the couple married on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky.
Through thick and thin, including Johnny’s well-documented drug issues, they were married until June’s death in 2003. In fact, Johnny dedicated his final live performance to her, and passed away as well shortly after.
But back in 1994, Johnny Cash wrote what was voted to be the greatest love letter of all time to his wife June Carter.
It read as follows:
“Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
Fellas…. if you’re not paying attention, you better start.
Take a page out of the Johnny Cash playbook and write your lady a letter… you can’t go wrong.