See The Handwritten Love Letter Johnny Cash Once Sent June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash was born on this day in 1929. The Virginia native was a talented singer, songwriter, actress, comedian,…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 23, 2022

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June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash; Photo via June Carter Cash Facebook

June Carter Cash was born on this day in 1929. The Virginia native was a talented singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and author. She is a five-time GRAMMY winner and multi-instrumentalist with skills to play the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and more. 

June Carter Cash was the second wife of country music legend Johnny Cash and she is being remembered on her birthday with a flashback to a love letter the Man in Black once wrote her. 

Johnny Cash’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the late couple alongside the handwritten letter. Although the note is not dated, it was presumed to be written after the couple retired from performing together.

The letter reads:    

Hey June,

This is really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well. The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.



Johnny Cash Letter To June Carter Cash; Photo via Instagram
Johnny Cash Letter To June Carter Cash; Photo via Instagram

“The ring of fire still burns around you, June,” the caption to the Instagram post said. “Remembering June Carter Cash on her birthday today.” 

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash shared one of the greatest country love stories of all time. 

They met at the Grand Ole Opry in July of 1956. 

“I’ve always wanted to meet you,” Cash reportedly told her as her grew up listening to her sing with her family. 

June Carter, who was married to singer Carl Smith at the time, had just wrapped a tour with Cash’s friend Elvis Presley, is said to have told him, “I feel like I know you already.”

Their respective marriages both ended by 1966 and 1967.

They collaborated together on the 1967 album Carryin’ On with Johnny Cash and June Carter before tying the knot on March 1,1968 in Franklin, Kentucky.

Additional duets albums were released in the years that followed” 1973’s Johnny Cash and His Woman, 1978’s Johnny & June and 2000’s Return to the Promised Land.

The couple had one child together, John Carter Cash. They were married until their deaths in 2003. June Carter Cash passed away on May 15, 2003 and Johnny Cash on September 12, 2003.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.