TOMMY CASH
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(Wikipedia, 2020): Tommy Cash (born April 5, 1940) is an American country singer-songwriter and the younger brother of Johnny Cash.
Tommy Cash was born in Dyess, Arkansas, United States, youngest of four sons and three daughters of Ray and Carrie (Rivers) Cash, and eight years after his brother, Johnny Cash. He formed his first band in high school. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army. While in the army, he was a disc jockey for the American Forces Radio Network.
After the Army, Cash played with Hank Williams, Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor Records in 1965. A year later, he joined United Artists Records and just missed the Country Top 40 in 1968 with "The Sounds of Goodbye."
In late 1969, while on Epic Records, he delivered his biggest hit, a tune dedicated to John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, entitled, "Six White Horses." 1970 saw a pair of Top Ten singles, "One Song Away" and "Rise and Shine", written by Carl Perkins. Cash's final Top 20 hit, "I Recall a Gypsy Woman," was released in 1973. Cash continues to record albums and currently tours around the world.

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Whatever Happened to Tommy Cash, Johnny’s Younger Brother?

(Wide Open Country * Bobbie Jean Sawyer * April 3, 2017): Being the younger brother of Johnny Cash undoubtedly leaves you in a pretty big shadow. (It might've been easier to be a sibling to Elvis Presley or Bob Dylan's little brother.) But Tommy Cash, the youngest sibling of the Man in Black, made his own name in the Nashville music business.
While he may not have matched the success of "Ring of Fire" or "Folsom Prison Blues," he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard country charts in 1969 with "Six White Horses" and went on to rack up a string of hits in the early 1970s. And while he would never be on the cover of Rolling Stone and would always live in his older brother's shadow, it didn't seem to bother him. But whatever happened to the youngest Cash?

Tommy Cash was born in Dyess, Arkansas in 1940, one of six of Johnny's siblings in the Cash family. Like his brother, Tommy was affected by the tragic death of his brother Jack Cash, who was killed in a table saw accident. Tommy was also interested in music from an early age, forming a band in high school. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army (Johnny was in the Air Force). While in the service, Cash worked as a disc jockey for the American Forces Radio Network. Once out of the service, Cash turned his focus back to making music. He earned a record deal for the first time in 1965, but his big break came four years later with the release of "Six White Horses," a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, which sought to find solace in the wake of the men's tragic deaths.

In 1970, Tommy Cash had two more top 10 singles: "One Song Away" and the Chet Atkins-penned "Rise and Shine."


Though Tommy Cash never equaled the success of "Six White Horses," he continued to work in the music business, touring with Connie Smith and George Jones across the country, from Texas to California. The Cash brothers performed together regularly (he even appeared on The Johnny Cash Show) and Tommy continues to honor Johnny in concert. Tommy recorded the tribute song "My Brother Johnny Cash" for his 2008 album Shades of Black.

Today, Tommy Cash is a licensed Tennessee realtor who's "selling Music City." And while a real estate agent might seem like a far cry from a burgeoning country music superstar with an iconic name that's been announced at the Grand Ole Opry, Cash continues to tour and record while managing his brother's legacy. Tommy sold Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's Hendersonville, Tenn. compound to Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees after the superstar couple's deaths in 2003. Gibb had plans to restore the home, but much of the property was later destroyed in a 2007 fire.

Tommy Cash recently made a guest appearance on CMT's Sun Records, inspired by the famous Memphis recording studio where his brother recorded "I Walk the Line" and "Get Rhythm."


( Tommy Cash Website , 21.3.2009):
My new album, Fade To Black is scheduled for release the first week of September. On it is a duet with George Jones singing 'Some Kind of a Woman', a song I wrote many years ago, and a duet with Marty Stuart on the remake of 'Six White Horses', my big Hit from 1970.
I believe this album is my very best effort in many many years. It’s a 15 song album, and I included a few Johnny Cash Songs as a tribute to my wonderful late brother. I hope you enjoy my version of Ballad of a Teenage Queen, Get Rhythm, Ring of Fire, and others including Ragged Old Flag.

I recently played in a golf tournament in Jackson Tennessee which was great fun. I also sang four songs at the banquet for the Rockabilly Festival and a tribute to Carl Perkins. A great time was had by all.
My wife Marcy has been working hard along with our secretary April and they are to be commended for their consistent good efforts.

(2008): After touring in the USA, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Nova Scotia, I have been in the studio recording my first album for 'Inlight Records'. The CD will be out in June 2008. It is most likely my very best work. The new CD contains a variety of material and duets with Marty Stuart on “Six White Horses”. My son Mark sings with me on “I Walk the Line” and he sings harmony on “San Quentin”.
My wife Marcy is now my manager and she’s doing a great job.
My touring schedule is slower this year due to the economy and fuel cost. I am convinced the American government should step in and take action to lower fuel prices across our great Nation!
However, I will be doing shows this summer in Iowa, PA, TN, WI, Ontario Canada, GA, and Sweden.

Thank you for your support. Tommy Cash


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