Tommy Cash

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Tommy Cash
Tommy Cash.jpg
Tommy Cash in 1969
Background information
Born (1940-04-05) April 5, 1940 (age 74)
Origin Dyess, Arkansas
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1968–present
Associated acts Johnny Cash
Website www.tommycash.com

Tommy Cash, (born April 5, 1940), is a singer-songwriter and younger brother of Johnny Cash.

Biography[edit]

Cash was born in Dyess, Arkansas, 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 into 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.

Other interests[edit]

Cash is a licensed realtor in Tennessee, and an agent with Crye-Leike Real Estate Services in Nashville. He was listing agent for the sale of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's home in Hendersonville, TN after they both died in 2003.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1968 Here's Tommy Cash United Artists
1969 Your Lovin' Takes the Leavin' Out of Me 44 Epic
1970 Six White Horses 18
Rise and Shine 37
1971 Cash Country 20
The American Way of Life
1972 The Best of Tommy Cash Volume 1 43
1975 Only a Stone Elektra
1978 The New Spirit Monument
1982 Cashin' In Brylen
All Around Cowboy 51-West
1983 Tommy Cash Audiograph
1990 25th Anniversary Album Playback
1993 Let an Old Racehorse Run
1996 Solid Gold Country Crazy Country
1999 The Very Best of Tommy Cash Collectables/Sony Music Special Products
Classics Tomcat
2004 Special Edition
Tribute to My Brother
Rise and Shine
2008 Rise And Shine / Six White Horses Omni Recording Group/Sony Music Australia
Shades of Black InLight Records
Fade to Black: Memories of Johnny

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1965 "I Guess I'll Live" singles only
"I Didn't Walk the Line"
1966 "Along the Way"
"All I've Got to Show" Here Comes Tommy Cash
1967 "Jailbirds Can't Fly"
"Tobacco Road"
"I'm Not the Boy I Used to Be"
1968 "The Sounds of Goodbye" 41 17 single only
1969 "Your Lovin' Takes the Leavin' Out of Me" 43 Your Lovin' Takes the Leavin' Out of Me
"Six White Horses"A 4 1 Six White Horses
1970 "Rise and Shine" 9 8 Rise and Shine
"One Song Away" 9
"The Tears on Lincoln's Face" 36
1971 "So This Is Love" 20 28 Cash Country
"I'm Gonna Write a Song" 28
"Roll Truck Roll" 67 The American Way of Life
1972 "You're Everything" 32 The Best of Tommy Cash Volume 1
"That Certain One" 22 34
"Listen" 24 48
1973 "Workin' on a Feelin'" 37 30 singles only
"I Recall a Gypsy Woman" 16
"She Met a Stranger, I Met a Train" 21 42
1974 "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
"Roller Coaster Ride"
1975 "The One I Sing My Love Songs Too" 58 Only a Stone
"Only a Stone"
1976 "Broken Bones" 94 singles only
1976 "She Is Beautiful"
"She Still Has That Look in Her Eyes"
"King for a Day"
1977 "The Cowboy and the Lady" 63 The New Spirit
"Reach Out" single only
1978 "Take My Love to Rita" 98 The New Spirit
"In Crowd"
1979 "I'd Be Better Off Alone" singles only
"When the Lovin' Starts"
1982 "(I Used to Want to Be a) Cowboy"
1983 "My Mother's Other Son" (w/ Tommy Jennings)
"Forgotten Man" Tommy Cash
1990 "Hank and George, Lefty and Me" (w/ George Jones) 25th Anniversary Album
"Guess Things Happen That Way" (w/ Johnny Cash)
1996 "Man of Experience" single only
2009 "Ramblin' Kind" Fade to Black
  • A"Six White Horses" peaked at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 72 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tommy Cash - Crye-Leike, retrieved 2011-01-16