Tommy Cash Pays Homage To His Brother In Song Titled ‘My Brother Johnny Cash’

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Being the youngest of seven children can’t be easy, especially when one of your older brothers is J.R. Cash.

As most country fans know, J.R. changed his name to John R. Cash to join the military, later taking the stage name Johnny Cash when he signed with Sun Records.

Who is Tommy Cash?

Tommy Cash is the youngest of seven Cash children, born eight years younger than his famous brother. He started a band in high school and when he joined the US Army, he worked as a disc jockey for the Armed Forces Radio.

After he left the Army, he played with the likes of Hank Williams Jr, and got a record deal with Musicor Records in 1965. His most successful song came in 1969 in the form of a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and martin Luther King, Jr. titled “Six White Horses.”

He released upwards to 25 albums, several paying homage to Johnny.

They even performed together on several occasions.

One of the last albums he released was 2008’s All I Care About: Shades of Black which included the poignant song “My Brother Johnny Cash.”

Sounding eerily similar to The Man In Black, Tommy told the story of Johnny’s life from his childhood, military service, legendary music career, and even some of his troubles.

One of our favorite lyrics of the song is, “When J.R. joined the service, the world met Johnny Cash.

Throughout the song, Tommy called his brother a man of honor, a man of words, a father, son, husband, and a legend. You can tell just how much Tommy cherished his older brother in this song.

Take a listen to “My Brother Johnny Cash” below.