Johnny Cash’s influence looms large not only over the rest of the country music genre but also over his own children, as he possesses one of the most recognizable voices in the history of the genre. Each of Johnny Cash’s five children had to find their own way in the world, even if some of them followed in their father’s footsteps and became musicians.
Who are Johnny Cash’s children, and how old are they?
Johnny Cash’s first wife was Vivian Liberto, whom he had met during his time in the Air Force pilot training program. Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara were the couple’s four beautiful daughters from their union. Because of Johnny’s history of substance abuse and alcoholism, as well as his affair with June Carter and their strong friendship, Vivian ultimately chose to end her marriage to him and divorce him. When Vivian filed for divorce, she did so while still maintaining custody of her girls.
Johnny and June Carter got divorced in 1966, and then two years later Johnny married June Carter. John Carter Cash was the only child that the couple shared together.
The pair remained married and continued to tour and raise their children together for the next 35 years after Johnny became a stepfather to June’s children from her prior marriages. June’s children had been raised by her former husbands.
Where are Johnny Cash’s children at this point in their lives?
The five children that Johnny had all went in different directions. The eldest of his children, Rosanne, became a musician in her adult life, and her father, Johnny, included one of her compositions on an album that he released in 1976. In the 1980s, Rosanne was responsible for a number of songs that were successful on both the country and pop charts. However, the song “Seven Year Ache” from 1981 was her most commercially successful release, as it topped the country charts.
Kathy Cash has, despite her relative absence from the public eye, been linked in marriage and is the mother of three children. When the biopic Walk the Line, which was based on Johnny Cash’s life, was released in theaters, Kathy expressed her displeasure with the way her mother was portrayed in the movie.
“My mom was practically a nonentity in the entire film except for the crazy little maniac who despised his career,” Kathy recalled at the time. “The only person who cared about her was the mad little psycho who hated his career.” “That’s not accurate at all. She was proud of him and enjoyed his profession until he became addicted to drugs and stopped coming home.
Cindy Cash pursued a career in music as well, and during the course of her career, she and her famous father even collaborated on a few songs. She has also made appearances in the films Johnny Cash’s America and The Cradle Will Fall, among others.
In spite of the fact that she is the most private of all of Johnny’s daughters, Tara managed to publish a book in 2014 in which she detailed some of the memories she has of her father.
Even though Johnny is the primary subject of the book, Tara’s point of view is also presented throughout its entirety.
John, Johnny’s youngest son, is a singer-songwriter in his own right and has produced music for artists such as Loretta Lynn, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and John Prine. John is also Johnny’s producer. In addition to this, he wrote a book in which he reflected on the legacy that will undoubtedly be left by his father.