Johnny Cash’s Love Letter to His Wife June Was Voted Most Beautiful of All Time

Brad Fox | April 16, 2015
Getty Images Pictorial Parade. Johnny Cash performs with June Carter Cash, 1979.

Johnny Cash and June Carter are a storybook romance couple of country music. In fact, one letter written by Johnny to June was actually named the most romantic love letter of all time by a British poll.

Johnny was never shy about expressing his gratitude for June's love, which he credited with saving his life on multiple occasions.

In 2001, Johnny Cash told Rolling Stone that his wife June had,

"Saved my life more than once . . . There's unconditional love there. She's always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long, long time, many times. When it gets dark, and everybody's gone home and the lights are turned off, it's just me and her."

It reads:

June 23 1994

Odense, Denmark.

Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others 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.


Johnny Cash wrote the following words after she passed away nine years after that letter was written.

This note reads:

July 11 2003


I love June Carter, I do. Yes I do. I love June Carter I do. And she loves me.

But now she’s an angel and I’m not. Now she’s an angel and I’m not.

Here is a video of the Man in Black's last interview, in which he describes his unshakable faith.