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Tommy Cash

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Tommy Cash
Cash in 1969
Cash in 1969
Background information
Born (1940-04-05) April 5, 1940 (age 84)
Dyess, Arkansas, U.S.
GenresCountry, folk
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1965–present
LabelsEpic Records, House of Cash

Tommy Cash (born April 5, 1940)[1] is an American country musician. His elder brother was Johnny Cash.


Cash was born in Dyess, Arkansas,[1] the youngest of four sons and three daughters of Ray and Carrie (Rivers) Cash (one of whom was Johnny Cash, born eight years earlier). He formed his first band in high school. After high-school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and worked as a DJ for the Armed Forces Radio network.[1]

After the Army, Cash played with Hank Williams Jr., and eventually 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 Jr., entitled "Six White Horses".[1] In 1970, he had a pair of top-10 singles, "One Song Away" and "Rise and Shine", written by Carl Perkins.[1] Cash's final top-20 hit, "I Recall a Gypsy Woman", was released in 1973.[1]

Cash continues to perform concerts around the world. He also acted in the 2016 film The River Thief.

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, Tennessee, after they both died in 2003.[2]



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
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


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 To" 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)
1987 "Radio Lover" single only
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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 78. ISBN 0-85112-726-6.
  2. ^ "Tommy Cash - Crye-Leike". Tommycah.crye-leike.com. Retrieved January 16, 2011.

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