|Title||Miss Milan Crown and Scepter 1986|
Miss Tennessee 1986
Miss America 1987
|Successor||Kaye Lani Rae Rafko|
Todd Sheppard (m. 1989)
|Relatives||Johnny Cash (great-uncle)|
Tommy Cash (great uncle)
June Carter Cash (great-aunt)
Kellye Cash-Sheppard (born February 2, 1965) is an American musician and beauty pageant titleholder.
Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
She has performed with numerous musical artists, including Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, and Billy Joel, and appeared in regional theatrical productions. Cash was chosen for the role of country music legend Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline. In 2003, from April to December, Cash played the role of "Narrator" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Mansion America Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
Cash has released six albums: four Christian and two country, including Living by the Word, and Real Life.
An advocate for conservative political candidates and issues, Cash has twice been publicly elected to the State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party. She performed at an event for presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, held before the 1996 Republican National Convention.
Her daughter, Cassidy, competed for the title of Miss Tennessee in June 2014, placing in the top 16 finalists. In June 2019, her daughter, Tatum, was named 4th runner-up in the Miss Virginia competition.
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|Awards and achievements|
| Miss America
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko
| Miss Tennessee