Ana Cristina Cash Releases New Album ‘Shine’

Country inspired singer/songwriter Ana Cristina Cash brings some much-needed light into the world during these increasingly dark days with her brand new album ‘Shine’. For the past seven months, the Nashville based artist has been teasing listeners with the release of new tracks “Broken Roses,” Renegade Rose” and “Fixed to Fall,” leading up to the release of the full-length album.

Every song on the 14-track LP was co-written by Ana apart from her two covers of “Dream” by Roy Orbison and “Seminole Wind” by John Anderson. A special co-write to note is “Brand New Pair of Shoes,” as this is a co-write between her and her father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Ana Cristina carries on the Cash name, putting music to the lyrics once written by Johnny himself, creating a standout jazz-inspired song.

Multiple musical influences can be heard throughout the entire ‘Shine’ record with strong jazz vibes using heavy horns, muted trumpets, and Ana Cristina Cash’s poignant, soaring vocal on songs such as “Busted” and “Hey Hipster.” Whilst her love for Country music comes through in “Outlaw Blues,” and “Where the Muscadine Grows,” which is a heartfelt song about staying grounded and going back to your roots.

‘Shine’ was recorded in Johnny Cash’s hand-built cabin known as the Cash Cabin, of Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash built the cabin back in the 1970s and since, countless country music legends have recorded within its walls including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Loretta Lynn and of course Johnny and June themselves.

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Laura Klonowski