John Carter Cash

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John Carter Cash (born March 3, 1970 in Nashville , Tennessee ) is an American country musician and singer, songwriter and record producer . He is the son of country musicians Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash .


From an early age, Carter Cash accompanied his parents on tours, played guitar and sang. At the age of 16 he formed his first rock 'n' roll band, at 19 he wrote songs and had his first public appearance with his band at the “Farm Aid Concert” by country singer Willie Nelson .

In the 1990s he supported his father as a rhythm guitarist on his tours. After Johnny Cash retired from touring in 1997, Carter Cash devoted himself to producing music in addition to his own musical career. Among other things, he produced the American Recordings series with his father and their Grammy- winning albums Press on and Wildwood Flower with his mother June . Carter Cash now runs his father's “Cash Cabin” studio and produces with his company “Cash Productions” for artists such as Kris Kristofferson , Emmylou Harris , Marty Stuart , George Jones , Willie Nelson and Vince Gill .

Carter Cash works primarily in alternative country . His solo CD Bitter Harvest was released in 2003 and includes a guest appearance by his father on the song Wayworn Traveler .

Carter Cash was the production manager on the 2005 feature film about the life of his father Johnny Cash, Walk the Line . A small scene with him was shot for this film, but it cannot be seen in the film.

Carter Cash married Laura Weber, of German descent, on July 1, 2000 in Orville ( Oregon ), from whom he has been divorced since 2013. He has a son from his first marriage and a daughter and a son from his second marriage.


  • My father Johnny Cash: The biography with unpublished photographs and song lyrics . Knesebeck, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-86873-397-6 .

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Individual evidence

  1. The man roasts black in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung of November 20, 2011, page 62