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John Carter Cash


John Carter Cash

John Carter Cash

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Description of John Carter Cash's Work:

Singer-songwriter, contemporary folk, Americana, producer

Artists for Whom John Carter Cash Has Been Producer:

In addition to the couple of albums John Carter Cash has made of his own music (see below, regarding his solo album and his work as one-third of The Carter Family III), Cash has become best known throughout his career for producing the work of other artists. Most notably, he has produced albums and songs by folks like Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver, his half sister Rosanne Cash, and others.

Recommended CDs by John Carter Cash:

The Family Secret (Cash House Records, 2010) compare prices

The Carter Family III - Past & Present (Cash House Records, 2010) compare prices

John Carter Cash as producer: Anchored in Love - A Tribute to June Carter Cash (Dualtone, 2007) compare prices

Purchase/download John Carter Cash MP3s:

"Swimming Song" (from The Family Secret)
"If God Made Anything Better Than a Woman" (from The Family Secret)
"Song to John" (sung by Emmylou Harris, produced by John Carter Cash, from Anchored in Love - A Tribute to June Carter Cash)

Books by John Carter Cash:

The House of Cash - Legacies of My Father (Insight Editions, 2012) compare prices

Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2007) compare prices

John Carter Cash Biography:

John Carter Cash was born in March 1970 as the only son of country and roots music icons June Carter and Johnny Cash. It was clear from early on that John Carter Cash would have no problem carrying on the family business of music, as he developed an early interest in the craft which had brought his parents together. (And, notably, that which had long sustained his family line, as he was also inheriting the legacy of the Carter Family tree.)

Though Cash has dabbled in the areas of singing, songwriting, and performance, he's more widely known and hailed as a producer. He started working as a record producer in 1999 when he produced his mother's Grammy-winning album Press On. Following that accomplishment, he took a job with Rick Rubin, working as an Associate Producer on his father's American series of albums - specifically American III & IV: Solitary Man and The Man Comes Around, respectively. These projects earned him more praise and accolades as a producer and, no doubt, contributed to the parade of remarkably respected artists who have since hired him as producer on their projects.

Since, he's produced albums for artists as variant as Mavis Staples and Loretta Lynn, Billy Joe Shaver (whose Cash-produced album Everybody's Brother scored a Grammy nomination in 2007), Sheryl Crow, Tim O'Brien, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Cowan, and numerous others. In all, five of the albums Cash has produced have earned Grammy nominations. He's recorded and released two solo albums of his own work as well as one with his cousin Dale Jett and his wife Laura Cash, wherein the trio recorded under the moniker of the Carter Family III.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Cash has become quite prolific as an author. He wrote a book each about his mother June Carter and father Johnny Cash (see above). He has also published a number of children's books, including The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit.

In 1995, he married Mary Joska, with whom he had one son (Joseph John Cash) before the two divorced in 1999. A year later, he married Laura Weber, and the two had two children together (Anna Maybelle and Jack Ezra, respectively). His wife is also an accomplished musician and Cash frequently backs her on her music. He owns Cash Productions LLC and the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn.

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