"Hey June, it's really nice how've got a way with words and 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. Love John" - Letter from Johnny to June
In 1968, 13 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter, of the famed Carter Family, during a live performance in London, Ontario. The couple married on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. They had one child together, John Carter Cash, born March 3, 1970. Cash and Carter continued to work together and tour for 35 years until Carter's death in 2003. Cash died four months later.