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|Ana Cristina Cash|
Ana Cristina Cash is an American singer-songwriter
|Birth name||Ana Cristina Alvarez|
June 2, 1985 |
Miami, Florida, United States
|Genres||Pop, Country, Latin, Soul,|
Ana Cristina Cash (born June 2, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter.
Born in Miami, Florida, United States as Ana Cristina Alvarez, she is often known professionally as Ana Cristina. She is the daughter of Cuban parents who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1960s and is primarily of Spanish, English, and Italian ancestry. Her father, Rene Alvarez, graduated as a mechanical engineer and then started an air conditioning company in South Florida alongside her uncle that has been in business for 40 years. Her mother, Teresita, studied teaching and is a homemaker. She has two older sisters, Aileen and Marisa. She attended Catholic school in both elementary and middle school and later attended Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami for high school. She graduated from Florida International University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in broadcast journalism. Ana Cristina showed exceptional talent at a very young age and has a rich and extensive vocal range that spans from alto to soprano. She debuted in a local TV show, Sábado Gigante, at the age of 6 and taped shows regularly on the international hit show until the age of 14. At the age of 15, she signed to the Latin division of Sony Music and released records in the Spanish language. She took piano lessons as a child and learned to play guitar as a teenager which would later help with her songwriting.
Ana Cristina was signed to the Latin Division of Sony Music at age 15. She released a Spanish-language record, "Ana Cristina," and several releases on telenovela soundtracks.
On January 20, 2005, Ana Cristina became the first Hispanic person to sing The Star Spangled Banner at a Presidential Inauguration. October 6, 2006 she performed three songs in a private show at the White House in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
In 2015 she released at pop/soul record, "The West Coast Sessions," completely self-written and recorded in Los Angeles.
In March 2017 she released "The Tough Love EP", a fusion of Country, Americana, and Rockabilly music which she recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. It was produced by her husband, John Carter Cash.
On October 29, 2016, she married singer-songwriter and record producer John Carter Cash. They currently live together in Hendersonville, Tennessee where they operate Cash Cabin Enterprises LLC and collaborate on music and other ventures. Ana is currently finishing up work on two new albums which she plans to release in the near future.[when?] Ana Cristina and John Carter Cash welcomed their first child together, daughter Grace June Cash, on September 11, 2017.