(Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 28, 2020) – Ana Cristina Cash teased fans with the release of her Tough Love EP in early 2017, and the wait is finally over as the soulful singer-songwriter prepares to release her first full-length project since 2015. Shine is slated for an April 24 release and is currently available for pre-order HERE. Cash has offered a sneak peek into the new project with the release of “Renegade Rose,” a story of lovers on the run, available now, listen HERE.
As an accomplished bilingual artist, this will be Cash’s second English speaking full-length release. Aside from the two covers on the 14-track album (“Dream” and “Seminole Wind”) Ana co-wrote every track with full writer credit on track six, “Tug Of War,” a sassy and confident song acting as a warning sign to anyone looking to get in between Ana and her man.
A special co-write to note on Shine is “Brand New Pair of Shoes,” as it is a co-write between her and her father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Ana carries on the Cash name, putting music to the lyrics once written by Johnny himself, creating a jazz-inspired tune.
Within Shine, there are moments where the listener feels transported into a sultry jazz club with Ana Cristina Cash fronting the stage, drawing in the crowd with her timeless and soulful voice. Each song takes the listener on a journey, telling the story of lost love, female empowerment, relationship struggles, and chasing your dreams. The light and airy Roy Orbison tune, “Dream,” feels like a day in the clouds, encouraging the listener to follow their dreams, saying, “Dream when the day is through, dream and they might come true… Things never are as bad as they seem, so dream, dream, dream.”
Musical influences flow throughout the entire album with strong jazz vibes using heavy horns, muted trumpets and Ana’s poignant voice in songs like “Busted” and “Hey Hipster.” At the same time, her love for Country music shines in “Outlaw Blues,” “Fixed to Fall,” and “Where the Muscadine Grows,” a heartfelt song about staying grounded and going back to your roots.
Late last year, Ana worked to raise awareness and provoke conversation surrounding mental health issues with the release of a powerful and thought-provoking song, “Broken Roses.” The song and music video were released on World Mental Health Day and tells the difficult love story of a troubled relationship involving mental health, alcohol and drug abuse challenges. Watch the powerful music video HERE.
The entire album was recorded in Johnny Cash’s hand-built cabin known as the Cash Cabin, of Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash built the cabin in the 70s and since, countless country music greats have recorded within its walls including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Loretta Lynn and of course Johnny and June themselves.
Ana Cristina Cash was raised in Miami, Florida. Cash, of Cuban descent, is bi-lingual and began a professional career in music at the tender age of six. She quickly became an accomplished champion of the singing competitions on the variety show, “Sabado Gigante.” Cash’s recordings showcase her broad vocal range, from a deep resonating contralto to an amazing soaring soprano, revealing what is known to some as a “whistle register.” Cash signed to Sony Music’s Latin division at the age of 15 and recorded her debut album Ana Cristina in the Spanish language. Cash went on to be the first Hispanic American to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” for a presidential inauguration for President Bush in 2005. In 2016, Cash married music producer, John Carter Cash, and has since been writing and recording the music she was born to sing. Cash’s music perfectly blends her connection with rockabilly and gritty blues, adding in a flavor of country and soul to create her own distinctive sound.