“You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven” is a wonderful and sweet love song. It was co-written by Johnny Cash and released as a single in August 1958. The other two song authors I think some might recognize by the name they were Hoyt Johnson and Jimmy Atkins. This was considered one of the finest songs that year on the country chart. It was about the many wonderful things that God has created but according to the singer the woman he loves is the nearest thing to Heaven on Earth as far as he is concerned.