John Carter Cash
John Carter Cash has been in music in some form or fashion all his life. He is a singer-song writer and record producer. He is the Grandchild of Maybelle Carter and the only son to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. He preserves the family legacy and is caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors.
John Carter’s greatest passion is working as a music producer. He began with his mother on her CD, Press On, which won a Grammy in 1999. He then went on to work under Rick Rubin as Associate Producer on two of his father’s Grammy winning records "American III: Solitary Man" and "American IV: The Man Comes Around", the latter of which received three CMA awards. In all, John Carter has been a producer on five "Grammy" winning records.
He also produced his mother’s record "Wildwood Flower", which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album in 2003. His 2004 production "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family", received three Grammy nominations. John Carter is Co-Producer on the Marty Stuart CD, "Badlands". He produced the Peasall Sisters CD, "Home to You".
"The Voice of the Spirit, the Gospel of the South," released in April 2006, has received critical regard and acclaim.
John has produced material for Loretta Lynn, Josh Turner, Janet Robin, Brooks & Dunn, Laura Cash, Elvis Costello, Wylie and the Wild West, George Jones, Mavis Staples, Lynda Carter, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, John Randal and Jessi Alexander, Norman and Nancy Blake, The Early Evening, John Francis, Tim O' Brien, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Earl and Randy Scruggs, Rosanne Cash, John Cowan, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Tony Rice, and John Prine.
John Carter’s first CD of his own music titled “Bitter Harvest” was released only to the international market in 2003. His current CD, “The Family Secret” is available now.
John Carter is producer of Billy Joe Shaver’s Everybody’s Brother, nominated for a Grammy award was released in 2007.
He also is producer of the tribute CD to his mother titled “Anchored in Love”, and is author of his mother’s biography, also titled “Anchored in Love”.
Beginning in 2006, Cash began a long term collaboration with producer/composer Jack Clift. Combining American Folk and the traditional music of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, Cash and Clift formed the musical confederation Cedar Hill Refugees and produced the critically acclaimed CD, Pale Imperfect Diamond. As of Summer 2010, a follow up CD is in full production.
His latest endeavor as an author is a book for children. “Momma Loves Her Little Son”, is published by Simon and Schuster. His newest children’s book was released in April 2010 titled “Daddy Loves His Little Girl. His third children's book, "The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit" is scheduled for release in 2011.