Rosanne Cash

Born May 24, 1955

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin. Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rosanne Cash.


1955 Birth Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records.
1958 3 Years Old The family moved to California in 1958, first to Los Angeles, then Ventura, where Cash and her sisters were raised by mother Vivian. (Vivian and Johnny separated in the early 1960s and divorced in 1966.) After graduating from St. Bonaventure High School, she joined her father's road show for two and a half years, first as a wardrobe assistant, then as a background vocalist and occasional soloist.


1974 19 Years Old She made her studio recording debut on Johnny Cash's 1974 album The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me, singing lead vocal on a version of Kris Kristofferson's "Broken Freedom Song".


1976 21 Years Old In 1976, Johnny Cash recorded the Rosanne Cash composition "Love Has Lost Again" on his album One Piece At A Time. … Read More
1978 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She recorded a demo in January 1978 with Emmylou Harris' songwriter/sideman Rodney Crowell, which led to a full album with German label Ariola Records.
1979 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Crowell and Cash married in 1979, and Cash started work on her first Columbia LP. … Read More
1981 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Cash and Crowell moved to Nashville in 1981.


1985 30 Years Old 1 More Event
She won a Grammy in 1985 for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me", and has received twelve other Grammy nominations. … Read More
1987 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Cash released the critically acclaimed, deeply personal Interiors. … Read More
1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1993 38 Years Old The Wheel, released in 1993, was "an unflinchingly confessional examination of the marriage's failure that ranked as her most musically diverse effort to date". … Read More


1995 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Cash settled in lower Manhattan, and in 1995 married producer/songwriter/guitarist John Leventhal, with whom she had co-produced The Wheel.
1996 41 Years Old 1 More Event
She signed with Capitol Records, and in 1996 released 10 Song Demo, a collection of stark home recordings with minimal accompaniment.
1997 - 2000 3 More Events
2003 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Recovering her voice, she resumed recording and in 2003, released Rules of Travel, her first full-fledged studio album for Capitol. The album had guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Steve Earle, a song co-written by Joe Henry and Jakob Dylan, and the poignant "September When It Comes," a duet with her father. Rules of Travel was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Cash released Black Cadillac, an album marked by the loss of her stepmother, June, and father, Johnny, who both died in 2003; and her mother, Vivian, Johnny's first wife, who died as Rosanne finished the album in 2005. The album was critically praised, and named to the Top 10 lists of the New York Times, Billboard, PopMatters, NPR and other general interest and music publications. The album was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.
2007 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Cash released her next studio album, entitled The List, on October 6, 2009. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old Cash wrote New York Times Bestseller Composed: A Memoir in 2010 "a pointillistic memoir about growing up with and without her father, and about how she slid out from under his shadow to become a gifted artist in her own right."
2011 56 Years Old In November 2011, Cash performed with the Minnesota Orchestra. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 6, 2012, Cash received the AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Sound Recordings.
2013 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Cash sang the part of Monique on the 2013 album Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a collaboration between rock singer John Mellencamp and novelist Stephen King.
Cash was the 2014 recipient of Smithsonian magazine's American Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts category.


On February 8, 2015, Cash won three Grammy awards for Best Americana Album for The River & the Thread, Best American Roots Song with John Leventhal and Best American Roots Performance for A Feather's Not A Bird.
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