Johnny & June on location for The Johnny Cash Show at Cummins Prison Farm, 1969
Johnny Cash and June Carter at the Newport Folk Festival, 1969. Photographed by Jim Marshall.
You hear that phrase a lot, but it’s real with me and her. She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She’s always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a 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. –Johnny Cash
You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence.
I love you very much.
— Johnny Cash, in a letter to his wife June
Johnny and June at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee, in the late sixties.
Jackson | Johnny Cash feat. June CarterWell, go on down to Jackson,
go ahead and wreck your health,
Go play your hand you big-talkin’ man,
make a big fool of yourself,
You’re goin’ to Jackson,
go comb your hair!,
Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson,
See if I care.
Johnny Cash and June Carter on their wedding day, March 1st, 1968 in a small town in Kentucky.