Johnny and June: The True Love Story Behind Music’s Complicated Couple

Johnny Cash met June Carter, and the rest is history. That pretty much sums it up, right? Well, there’s a lot more to their story. This is the true story of one of the most spoken about couples in country music history and one of the greatest love stories of all time. From Johnny’s on-the-spot proposal to June in 1968 to the lyrical love letters he wrote to her during their relationship, all the way to the end of their lives, these two were the living embodiment of their wedding vows – till death do them apart.

Johnny Cash And Wife Singer June Carter Cash. 1968 / Johnny Cash And Wife Singer June Carter Cash. 1970 / Johnny Cash AND JUNE CARTER, WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, BRITAIN - SEP 1973

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The two singers were famous in the 1960s, but they weren’t just popular for their music. Many people have seen the 2005 film Walk the Line, with Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix, which gave a cinematic look into their life and relationship. But their real-life story has a lot more to it than a two-hour film. Theirs is full of ups and downs, which makes their relationship even more admirable.

So let’s start at the beginning…