John Carter Cash has been surrounded by music his whole life, writing songs and staying active in the creative process. He is the Grandchild of Maybelle Carter and the only son of Johnnny Cash and June Carter Cash. He preserves the family legacy and is caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors. Since 1993, John Carter has worked as a music producer. He produced his mother June Carter Cash's CD, Press On, which won a Grammy in 1999.
Since 1993, John Carter has worked as a music producer. He produced his mother June Carter Cash's CD, Press On, which won a Grammy in 1999. After this he went on to work under Rick Rubin as Associate Producer on his father Johnny Cash's Grammy winning records American III: Solitary Man and American IV: The Man Comes Around, the latter receiving three CMA awards. He is also associate producer on American V: A Hundred Highways and what is to be the final work in the American Recordings series, American VI: Ain't No Grave.
John Carter's first CD, Bitter Harvest was released in 2003 to the European market. John Carter's second CD, The Family Secret, is available now everywhere. John Carter, his wife Laura, and cousin Dale Jett (A.P.Carter and Sara Carter's Grandson) have released a CD as The Carter Family III entitled "Past & Present".
All in all John Carter has been a producer on five ?Grammy? award winning recording projects, one of which was his mother's release Wildwood Flower, which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album in 2003. His 2004 production Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family, received three Grammy nominations. John Carter is Co-Producer on the Marty Stuart CD, Badlands. "The Voice of the Spirit, the Gospel of the South" released in April of 2006 received great critical regard and acclaim.
His credits include productions for Loretta Lynn, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Joe Shaver, Elvis Costello, Wylie and the Wild West, The Peasall Sisters, George Jones, Mavis Staples, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, John Randal and Jessi Alexander, Norman and Nancy Blake, Tim O' Brien, Dave Matthews, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Earl and Randy Scruggs, Rosanne Cash, John Cowan, Rodney Crowell,Todd Snider, Vince Gill, Tony Rice, and John Prine among many others. He also is producer of the tribute CD to his mother titled ?Anchored in
Love?, and is author of his mother's biography, also titled ?Anchored in Love?. His first children's book, entitled "Momma Loves Her Little Son" was released March 24, 2009, published by Simon and Schuster. Artist Marc
Burckhardt provides the unique and beautiful illustrations. In early May of 2010
John Carter and Marc's second book in the series was released, this one
titled ?Daddy Loves His Little Girl?. John Carter's third children's book, ?The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit?, illustrated by Scott Nash is slated for release spring of 2011.
John Carter Cash owns and operates the Cash Cabin Studio near Nashville,
Tennessee. His production company is Cash Productions, LLC. He often
performs and works in the studio with his wife Laura Cash, who is an
accomplished fiddle player and vocalist.
John Carter Cash lives in Hendersonville, TN and is the father of three
children, Anna Maybelle Cash, Joseph John Cash, and youngest, Jack Ezra
Cash, born February of 2006.