Who is Tara Cash?
Tara Cash is an American celebrity, best known to the world as the youngest daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto. She has worked as a costume designer on several projects, and has appeared in documentaries about her parents, including “My Darling Vivian” in 2020.
Tara Cash Wiki: Age, Childhood, Siblings, and Education
Tara Joan Cash was born on 24 August 1961 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the youngest of four daughters born to Cash and Viviene, and her siblings are Rosanne, Kathy and Cindy Cash.
Rosanne Cash is an accomplished singer-songwriter, having released 14 studio albums, including “Seven Year Ache” (1981), then “King’s Record Shop” (1987), and “The River & the Thread” (2014). Some of her most popular songs are “The Way We Make a Broken Heart”, “Tennesee Flat Top Box”, and “Runaway Train”.
Moreover, Rosanne has published a few books, including “Bodies of Water” (1997) and “Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale” (2006).
Cindy Cash is a singer, author, and antique dealer, who also performed with Johnny Cash and his second wife June Carter, recording songs with him and even sang with him in his last performance. As an author, Cindy published her book “The Cash Family Scrapbook” through Crown Publishing Group.
Kathy Cash is an actress, but has remained out of the spotlight, appearing only in “What’s the Matter with Gerald?” in 2016.
Tara has a younger half-brother, John Carter Cash, an acclaimed country singer, songwriter, and producer, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
Tara’s childhood was rather challenging as her parents divorced in 1966. Her father struggled with severe alcohol and drug abuse and was adulterous while touring, that forced Tara’s mother to divorce Cash.
Vivian’s Relationship with Cash and Later Life
Cash and Vivian met in 1951 while Johnny was in US Air Force basic training. She was only 17 at the time, and they spent three weeks together, after which Johnny was sent to West Germany.
During his time, Cash and Vivian exchanged hundreds of letters, and on his return to the US in 1954, the two married at St, Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Following her parents’ divorce, Tara lived with her mother and her new husband, Dick Distin, a police officer, in Ventura, California,. She also spent time with her father during his summer tours, and at his home on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Vivian died in 2005 from complications of lung cancer surgery, and Tara’s father passed away in 2003 of complications from diabetes.
Tara served as a costume designer for the television movie “Nashville Beat” and was the wardrobe assistant on the film “Tennessee Waltz” in 1989.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Tara featured in a number of documentaries about her father, including “The 10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special” (1985), then “The Life and Times of the Cash Family” (1999), and “Becoming Our Father: Johnny Cash’s Daughters in Conversation” in 2017.
She was a co-producer of the documentary “My Darling Vivian”, released in 2020, about her mother’s early life, romance with Johnny Cash, and her life after the divorce.
As of early 2022, Tara Cash’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million, earned through her involvement in the entertainment industry, but she also inherited some of her father’s vast wealth.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
Tara Cash is married to Fred Schwoebel; the two hadn’t revealed when they married, but it’s known that they have two sons and live in Portland, Oregon.
Tara Cash Father, Johnny Cash Biography
John R. Cash was born on 26 February 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA, one of seven children of Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree. At the age of three, the family moved to Dyess, Arkansas, a colony established for low-income families to work on the land that would later become their property. From the age of five, Johnny started working in the cotton fields, and would sing in the field to entertain his family.
His interest in music increased, and at just 12 years old, he began writing his own songs. He was taught to play guitar, and while in high school sang on a local radio station.
He joined the US Air Force on 7 July 1950 and was sent to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the US Air Force Security Service at Landsberg, West Germany, serving as a Morse code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions. Four years after joining the military, he was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.
He then studied to become a radio announcer while living with Vivian in Memphis, Tennessee, and performed with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. He impressed legendary record producer Sam Phillips with his rockabilly style songs, and his first recordings, “Hey Porter” and “Cry! Cry! Cry!”, were made in late June of 1955.
He became the idol of the working class, and with his free prison concerts, earned massive recognition during the late ’50s.
He performed live at San Quentin State Prison, Folsom Prison, and others, while he also sang at the Österåker Prison in Sweden in 1972. Johnny Cash became a country music legend with his songs of sorrow, redemption, and moral tribulation.
He made new music until his last days, releasing over 65 studio albums, with some of the most popular being “I Walk the Line” (1964), “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” (1970), “Man in Black” (1971), “A Thing Called Love” (1972), and “American IV: The Man Comes Around” (2002).
He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 90 million albums sold worldwide.
His eponymous career earned him induction into the Country Music, Gospel Music, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Halls of Fame. Moreover, he won numerous prestigious awards, including nine Country Music Association awards, and 18 Grammy Awards.
His music career was depicted in the film “Walk the Line” (2005) – Joaquin Phoenix portrayed Johnny Cash, while Ginnifer Goodwin was Vivian, and Reese Witherspoon played June Carter.
According to reports, Johnny Cash’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated at around $60 million, earned through his incredible career as a musician, singer/songwriter and performer.