To celebrate the release of the new Bruce Springsteen album ‘Letter To You’ we are asking fans around the world to send a letter to Bruce. Submit your letter and we’ll display as many as we can in our gallery below.

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Dear Bruce,

Thank you for all the songs that are the soundtrack of my life. So many memories, so many great times are tied to your music. The first time I saw you was the Born in the USA tour and from the moment you sang Thunder Road, I was in love. For years my best friend and I tried to see you in concert together but we hadn’t lived in the same state for over 25 years. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Springsteen on Broadway and the two of us went and it was one of the best times of my life. We both agreed that you were singing directly to us during Thunder Road. Clive Davis up behind us and I thanked him for all he has done and told him if it wasn’t for him we would not be sitting where we were at that moment. Thank you for the music that mark so many moments in my life.

From Anne S.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for all the songs that are the soundtrack of my life. So many memories, so many great times are tied to your music. The first time I saw you was the Born in the USA tour and from the moment you sang Thunder Road, I was in love. For years my best friend and I tried to see you in concert together but we hadn’t lived in the same state for over 25 years. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Springsteen on Broadway and the two of us went and it was one of the best times of my life. We both agreed that you were singing directly to us during Thunder Road. Clive Davis up behind us and I thanked him for all he has done and told him if it wasn’t for him we would not be sitting where we were at that moment. Thank you for the music that mark so many moments in my life.

From Anne S.
Dear Bruce,

There is no truer star in my night sky.

Your songs come to me. I don’t just hear them.
Your music is braver than rocket science and just as true as gravity.

Bless you for the gifts you give- bless you with health and joy and many more lessons- so that you may teach us.

From Karen F.
Dear Bruce,

There is no truer star in my night sky.

Your songs come to me. I don’t just hear them.
Your music is braver than rocket science and just as true as gravity.

Bless you for the gifts you give- bless you with health and joy and many more lessons- so that you may teach us.

From Karen F.
Dear Bruce,

Your speech, sounds, and soul has echoed throughout my life. What started as a way to connect this Jersey Shore kid with his father, turned into my own journey through your work. Your music has been a way to disappear, to reflect, to find joy, to numb pain, to party to, and now serves as my way to bond with my own son. Thank you for one hell of ride so far. I know you and the band are far from done. Can’t wait to see you and the band perform your magic trick on stage again soon.

From Kevin M.
Dear Bruce,

Your speech, sounds, and soul has echoed throughout my life. What started as a way to connect this Jersey Shore kid with his father, turned into my own journey through your work. Your music has been a way to disappear, to reflect, to find joy, to numb pain, to party to, and now serves as my way to bond with my own son. Thank you for one hell of ride so far. I know you and the band are far from done. Can’t wait to see you and the band perform your magic trick on stage again soon.

From Kevin M.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for providing my husband and myself with a soundtrack for our lives and our relationship. Thanks for the amazing live performances, and allowing us to experience the ultimate culmination of over 45 years of following you with your absolutely amazing Broadway performance.

We have nothing but love for you.

Looking forward to whatever else you have for us in the future. We will always be here to cheer you on.

Liz

From Elizabeth C.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for providing my husband and myself with a soundtrack for our lives and our relationship. Thanks for the amazing live performances, and allowing us to experience the ultimate culmination of over 45 years of following you with your absolutely amazing Broadway performance.

We have nothing but love for you.

Looking forward to whatever else you have for us in the future. We will always be here to cheer you on.

Liz

From Elizabeth C.
Dear Bruce,

From the first time I heard your music about 1979, it spoke to my 15 year old heart in a way no other music had. I first saw you live at the Philadelphia Spectrum the night after John Lennon was killed. To say it was an emotional show for both the band and the audience would be an understatement. I have been lucky enough to see you over 50 times since then. While I have a diverse taste in music, yours always continues to spark something in me be it joy, sadness or one of a hundred other emotions. The point is….it always sparks SOMETHING. It’s not just music playing in the background. Thank you from this now 55 year old for all you do and hope we’re soon able to gather again and celebrate you, the band, and your music.

From Lynne L.
Dear Bruce,

From the first time I heard your music about 1979, it spoke to my 15 year old heart in a way no other music had. I first saw you live at the Philadelphia Spectrum the night after John Lennon was killed. To say it was an emotional show for both the band and the audience would be an understatement. I have been lucky enough to see you over 50 times since then. While I have a diverse taste in music, yours always continues to spark something in me be it joy, sadness or one of a hundred other emotions. The point is….it always sparks SOMETHING. It’s not just music playing in the background. Thank you from this now 55 year old for all you do and hope we’re soon able to gather again and celebrate you, the band, and your music.

From Lynne L.
Dear Bruce,

You were my first concert at 15 years old in 1985. You were my first front row experience when Terry picked me from the last row to the first in 1999. You sang my wedding song in 2008. You were my dance partner when you chose me to come up on stage at the Wrigley Field show in 2012. I’ve loved all of the 30+ shows I was lucky enough to attend. Your music has been the soundtrack to my life through the good, the bad, and the crazy! Thank you! All my love to you and the E Street Band!

Sue Chamberlain

From Sue C.
Dear Bruce,

You were my first concert at 15 years old in 1985. You were my first front row experience when Terry picked me from the last row to the first in 1999. You sang my wedding song in 2008. You were my dance partner when you chose me to come up on stage at the Wrigley Field show in 2012. I’ve loved all of the 30+ shows I was lucky enough to attend. Your music has been the soundtrack to my life through the good, the bad, and the crazy! Thank you! All my love to you and the E Street Band!

Sue Chamberlain

From Sue C.
Dear Bruce,

Saw you for the first time when I was 8 on the Tunnel of Express tour, saw you last on Broadway 12/18, and 25 other times in between. You were there for me the first girl I ever asked out (Leap of Faith), during my wedding (Happy), my divorce (Tunnel of Love album) , and all the other good & bad times in my life. Thank you for giving me the soundtrack of my life and for continuing the conversation with all of us.

From Adam H.
Dear Bruce,

Saw you for the first time when I was 8 on the Tunnel of Express tour, saw you last on Broadway 12/18, and 25 other times in between. You were there for me the first girl I ever asked out (Leap of Faith), during my wedding (Happy), my divorce (Tunnel of Love album) , and all the other good & bad times in my life. Thank you for giving me the soundtrack of my life and for continuing the conversation with all of us.

From Adam H.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your creative genius. Thank you for staying grounded over the years. Thank you for amazing your audiences. Thank you for all your songs. Thank you for all the shows. Here’s hoping for many more to come!!

From Gwen S.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your creative genius. Thank you for staying grounded over the years. Thank you for amazing your audiences. Thank you for all your songs. Thank you for all the shows. Here’s hoping for many more to come!!

From Gwen S.
Dear Bruce,

I am glad you and your family are safe. I have been a fan for a very long time. Met you first at the Spectrum in 84. I have spent many days and nights seeing you from sea to shining sea. From The Stone Pony to the LA Sports Arena. Your music has largely been the soundtrack of my life. You have been there for me in times of joy, turbulence, heart break and pain. It has helped me through good times, military service, job losses, losing both of my parents, thirty years of factory life, 9/11, questioning government and the joy of being a grandfather. I am thankful that I have lived in the time of Bruce Springsteen and discovered your music as a young man. You have been riding shotgun with me for 40 years. Bought my first Telecaster in 84 because you played one. Thank you Bruce!
Bunky Cochran

From Bunky C.
Dear Bruce,

I am glad you and your family are safe. I have been a fan for a very long time. Met you first at the Spectrum in 84. I have spent many days and nights seeing you from sea to shining sea. From The Stone Pony to the LA Sports Arena. Your music has largely been the soundtrack of my life. You have been there for me in times of joy, turbulence, heart break and pain. It has helped me through good times, military service, job losses, losing both of my parents, thirty years of factory life, 9/11, questioning government and the joy of being a grandfather. I am thankful that I have lived in the time of Bruce Springsteen and discovered your music as a young man. You have been riding shotgun with me for 40 years. Bought my first Telecaster in 84 because you played one. Thank you Bruce!
Bunky Cochran

From Bunky C.
Dear Bruce,

My closing quote to the class of 1987 in my yearbook – “It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive…talk about a dream, try to make it real.”
33 years later, your music is still the soundtrack to my life and I can’t thank you enough for being there when I needed you. Seen you over 40 times live and can’t wait to do it again.

Anne

From Anne R.
Dear Bruce,

My closing quote to the class of 1987 in my yearbook – “It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive…talk about a dream, try to make it real.”
33 years later, your music is still the soundtrack to my life and I can’t thank you enough for being there when I needed you. Seen you over 40 times live and can’t wait to do it again.

Anne

From Anne R.
Dear Bruce,

I was interested to read that you view this record as a continuation of a conversation with your fans, because that’s exactly how it feels to me – like we’ve been having a great conversation for more than 30 years.

Thank you for all of the love, care and joy you’ve brought us. I can’t wait for the next great dance party!

From Macreena D.
Dear Bruce,

I was interested to read that you view this record as a continuation of a conversation with your fans, because that’s exactly how it feels to me – like we’ve been having a great conversation for more than 30 years.

Thank you for all of the love, care and joy you’ve brought us. I can’t wait for the next great dance party!

From Macreena D.
Dear Bruce,

I first heard your music as a cover in the 70s I actually still have Manfred Man's Blinded by the light 45 Anyway then I heard Born to Run and I was hooked bought all your albums and seen shows from coast to coast. Broadway was amazing I feel lucky to have experienced that. Your music has inspired me and guided me as it is a the soundtrack to my life. I look forward to hearing this new music with the e street band. So far it sounds great. You have been there with your music to get me through my tough times, good times and depression thank you.
See you on the road soon.

Mike

From Michael W.
Dear Bruce,

I first heard your music as a cover in the 70s I actually still have Manfred Man's Blinded by the light 45 Anyway then I heard Born to Run and I was hooked bought all your albums and seen shows from coast to coast. Broadway was amazing I feel lucky to have experienced that. Your music has inspired me and guided me as it is a the soundtrack to my life. I look forward to hearing this new music with the e street band. So far it sounds great. You have been there with your music to get me through my tough times, good times and depression thank you.
See you on the road soon.

Mike

From Michael W.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for doing the From My Home to yours series/
I am looking forward to hearing Letter To You.
You are a calming voice of reason in these times of uncertainty.
I hope to get to see you live again someday.

From Robert P.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for doing the From My Home to yours series/
I am looking forward to hearing Letter To You.
You are a calming voice of reason in these times of uncertainty.
I hope to get to see you live again someday.

From Robert P.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you.

For the joy.

For the inspiration.

For the example.

For the memories.

For the music.

Thank you.

From Bob N.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you.

For the joy.

For the inspiration.

For the example.

For the memories.

For the music.

Thank you.

From Bob N.
Dear Bruce,

Whether it was my parents getting divorced, struggling with my sexuality, or coping with the loss of a dear friend or relative, your music has always guided my path through the darkest days. Thank you. These are better days.

From Joe V.
Dear Bruce,

Whether it was my parents getting divorced, struggling with my sexuality, or coping with the loss of a dear friend or relative, your music has always guided my path through the darkest days. Thank you. These are better days.

From Joe V.
Dear Bruce,

Your music is a common text in my 7th and 8th-grade classroom–when teaching narrative poetry ("Johnny 99"), memoir, and even revision lessons (using your drafts of "Born to Run" to show how a text goes through many revisions before being published). I tell them that music is just poetry put to a melody.

I'm holding out hope that I will be able to bring my kids (ages 11 and 7) to see you perform in the NYC area sometime soon–they need to be able to experience what it feels like when the house lights come on and an entire stadium sings "Born to Run." Telling them will never do it justice.

From Jackie K.
Dear Bruce,

Your music is a common text in my 7th and 8th-grade classroom–when teaching narrative poetry ("Johnny 99"), memoir, and even revision lessons (using your drafts of "Born to Run" to show how a text goes through many revisions before being published). I tell them that music is just poetry put to a melody.

I'm holding out hope that I will be able to bring my kids (ages 11 and 7) to see you perform in the NYC area sometime soon–they need to be able to experience what it feels like when the house lights come on and an entire stadium sings "Born to Run." Telling them will never do it justice.

From Jackie K.
Dear Bruce,

You have always shown a sensitivity towards different cultures and languages in concerts in different parts of the world where English is not the mother tongue. For example, we have always been able to enjoy with enthusiasm how you present your music in Barcelona, addressing the audience in Catalan.

Moltes gràcies,

From Marc B.
Dear Bruce,

You have always shown a sensitivity towards different cultures and languages in concerts in different parts of the world where English is not the mother tongue. For example, we have always been able to enjoy with enthusiasm how you present your music in Barcelona, addressing the audience in Catalan.

Moltes gràcies,

From Marc B.
Dear Bruce,

Greetings from Tasmania Australia
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing your gift with me for over 30 years
Your music has graced my life during the happiest of times and the saddest of times and all points in between
Never forget hearing the power of Born To Run for the first time on cassette via a Walkman back in the mid 80’s
Looking forward to listening to Letter To You the old fashioned way on vinyl from my local record store tomorrow

Let’s hope we get to see you and the mighty E Street Band back down under soon….

Shayne 👍

From Shayne W.
Dear Bruce,

Greetings from Tasmania Australia
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing your gift with me for over 30 years
Your music has graced my life during the happiest of times and the saddest of times and all points in between
Never forget hearing the power of Born To Run for the first time on cassette via a Walkman back in the mid 80’s
Looking forward to listening to Letter To You the old fashioned way on vinyl from my local record store tomorrow

Let’s hope we get to see you and the mighty E Street Band back down under soon….

Shayne 👍

From Shayne W.
Dear Bruce,

I am a huge fan of your music. I have listened to all your albums. Thank you for all the memories and great songs. You are truly the boss. Congrats on coming out with another album can’t wait to hear it.

From Jonathan C.
Dear Bruce,

I am a huge fan of your music. I have listened to all your albums. Thank you for all the memories and great songs. You are truly the boss. Congrats on coming out with another album can’t wait to hear it.

From Jonathan C.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for the music and the many nights I’ve been fortunate enough to see you and the E Street Band grace the stage over the years.

You made a huge impact on a 16-year old kid on a cold January night in Syracuse and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Wishing you all the joy and happiness that we as fans have been given through your gift.

Keep on going and we’ll be seeing you further on up the road.

From Brad F.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for the music and the many nights I’ve been fortunate enough to see you and the E Street Band grace the stage over the years.

You made a huge impact on a 16-year old kid on a cold January night in Syracuse and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Wishing you all the joy and happiness that we as fans have been given through your gift.

Keep on going and we’ll be seeing you further on up the road.

From Brad F.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for making our lives better.

I was 10 years old when ‘Born to Run’ was released.

45 years, 33 concerts and about a million listens to all the music you ever produced and all I can say is:

Thank you.

You made our lives better.

From Cliff F.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for making our lives better.

I was 10 years old when ‘Born to Run’ was released.

45 years, 33 concerts and about a million listens to all the music you ever produced and all I can say is:

Thank you.

You made our lives better.

From Cliff F.
Dear Bruce,

I've wanted to write you for such a long time.

You said that "nobody wins unless everyone wins" ; ten years ago, your words set my heart ablaze. I dedicated my life to the service of helping create a better world, because you were absolutely right. I've been lucky enough to work in my community for 8 years, and I've been blasting your music all the way.

I've never gotten the chance to see you live; unfortunate circumstances have prevented me from it every time I had a chance. Someday, I will.

Thank you, Bruce. The power and soul behind what you sing gives me the strength to keep fighting for the future.

From "Big Bad" Brooks W.
Dear Bruce,

I've wanted to write you for such a long time.

You said that "nobody wins unless everyone wins" ; ten years ago, your words set my heart ablaze. I dedicated my life to the service of helping create a better world, because you were absolutely right. I've been lucky enough to work in my community for 8 years, and I've been blasting your music all the way.

I've never gotten the chance to see you live; unfortunate circumstances have prevented me from it every time I had a chance. Someday, I will.

Thank you, Bruce. The power and soul behind what you sing gives me the strength to keep fighting for the future.

From "Big Bad" Brooks W.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your words, your spirit, and your commitment to the human condition. Thank you for your empathy, your love , and for your rage against unfairness and hate. You’re an American hero and we are so lucky that we have your guidance through your songs.

From Alexander T.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your words, your spirit, and your commitment to the human condition. Thank you for your empathy, your love , and for your rage against unfairness and hate. You’re an American hero and we are so lucky that we have your guidance through your songs.

From Alexander T.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you. It's all I've got. It's small; it's simple. Two words. For the many tears that your music has been my soundtrack and my salvation: Thank you.

From Midge M.
Dear Bruce,

Thank you. It's all I've got. It's small; it's simple. Two words. For the many tears that your music has been my soundtrack and my salvation: Thank you.

From Midge M.
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