Rosanne Cash

American musician Rosanne Cash

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.
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24 May 1955
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' on HBO and more
LATimes - about 2 months
SPECIALS ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve This “Austin City Limits” presentation inducts the Neville Brothers, Rosanne Cash and the late Roy Orbison into the program’s Hall of Fame. Chris Isaak hosts, and Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and others perform tunes made...
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#ShePersisted Becomes New Battle Cry After Senate Silences Elizabeth Warren
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Famous Writers Plan A 'Literary Protest' On The Steps Of The New York Public Library
Huffington Post - about 1 year
PEN America, an organization built around a desire to defend open expression in the U.S., is preparing a “literary protest” in the most likely of places: the steps of the New York Public Library. “Writers Resist: Louder Together for Free Expression” is the name of the protest, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in New York City. The event is open to members of the public, who are welcome to join “hundreds of writers and artists and thousands of New Yorkers” in a gathering planned on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. “Stand with PEN America to defend free expression, reject hate crimes and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation!” a Eventbrite listing, shared with PEN followers on Wednesday, proclaims.  The “protest” will consist of two parts. First, there will be a series of readings outside the NYPL, including performances by American poet laureates Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove, who will each share “inaugural” poems with the crowd. A full list of “feature...
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The Night Bob Dylan Made Sense
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Twenty-four years ago, a concert predicted Dylan's future as a Nobel Laureate. Bob Dylan is officially the songwriter with the most bling. He's got plaques, statues, gramophones, and now a Nobel Prize in Literature. True to form, the Minnesota-born singer performed a career-spanning set at the Desert Trip music festival in California Friday night but never mentioned the amazing honor bestowed upon him Thursday morning. What a rock and roll thing to do: ignore the elephant in the room simply by being the bigger elephant. He's more decorated than Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, and Neil Young. With his new prize, Dylan has won the crown for all time. For America. But if Dylan is a living, breathing national hero, why have we been eulogizing him since he was a young man, almost as if he was dead ? I first asked this question when I attended a 30th anniversary Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. It was October 16, 1992, and the marquee read, "Columbia Reco...
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates the Legacy of Johnny Cash
NPR - over 1 year
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is kicking off a week-long celebration of the life and work of Johnny Cash as part of its Annual Music Masters series. Performances, panels and educational programs will commemorate the legacy of “The Man in Black.” Rock Hall of Fame Education Director Jason Hanley says Cash’s vast career has made him an influential figure. “He was there at Sun Records in the 1950’s and recorded for Columbia Records later on. [He] had a career that spans decades.” An appearance by Rosanne Cash will be among the highlights of this week’s festivities.
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The Beginning Of A National Movement To End Gun Violence
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Last month I wrote a column about the Concert Across America To End Gun Violence and I likened it to the great Woodstock festival in 1969 that helped define the popular culture of a generation.  But I’m beginning to think that the Concert Across America that takes place on September 25th will probably eclipse Woodstock both in terms of cultural symbolism and political significance because Woodstock was just a big, live concert event with lots of music and lots of bands (and lots of dope) but the Concert Across America is shaping up to be much more. First of all, let’s cover some specifics.  When I wrote my last column, the New York City concert at the Beacon Theater had Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash and Marc Cohn, but now the program has added the Gospel Choir of Harlem and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and there may be more artists to come. I also didn’t yet know about the program for the concert at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater which is a real doozie because it includes Kenny Logg...
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Review: Generations of Music by the Carter Family, Documented
NYTimes - about 2 years
Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and June Carter may be familiar names, but the family tradition began in Appalachia with the Carter Family.
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For Love and for the Love of Lennon in New York City: 35th Annual Tribute Concert Preview
Huffington Post - over 2 years
"John was a great artist, yes. But he was more than that. He was a revolutionary, an activist who spoke truth to power and stood for something beyond politics and the shallowness of patriotism. He was a rebel, a seeker, a misogynist who grew to be a feminist, a violent man who became a gentle man. More than anything it was his growth as a man that was heroic. That is the journey we all aspire to. Call it the 'real hero's journey.' That will always be relevant. It's about the message that came through him...that message is as timeless as Buddha! John was a vessel for that message of love. 'Love, love, love. All you need is love. It's the word, love. Love is a flower, you have to let grow. Love is the answer and you know that for sure. Love is all and love is every one. Limitless, undying love that shines around me like a million suns." Joe Raiola Theatre Within Executive Director, Producer/Artistic Director of the Annual John Lennon Tribute, Senior Editor at MAD, comedian, speaker, ...
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Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal On Song Travels
NPR - over 2 years
"I love working with him," Cash says of Levanthal, her husband. "It's the ultimate romance to me." » EMail This
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Rosanne Cash, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards
NPR - almost 3 years
Watch the singer perform her song "A Feather's Not A Bird" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. » E-Mail This
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Rosanne Cash Finds the 'Thread' That Sews Her History Together
Rolling Stone - about 4 years
Rosanne Cash certainly knows how to write her own story — in addition to her extensive repertoire of confessional and emotionally revealing songwriting the daughter of Johnny Cash has also penned a memoir and contributed many essays to publications about her personal journeys However with the release of her new...
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Roseanne Cash's "The River and the Thread" is Timeless and Transfixing
Mother Jones - about 4 years
Rosanne Cash The River & the Thread Blue Note On her first album since 2009's The List, a fine collection of covers suggested by her father, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash returns with a quietly searing set of originals. Collaborating, as usual, with her husband, producer, guitarist and co-writer John Leventhal, she eloquently evokes the loneliness of the road, the ache of unfulfilled longing and the neverending quest for comfort and relief from the trials of life in sublime tunes like "The Long Way Home" and "Night School." Cash's graceful, unhurried singing brings a simmering heat to what could be soothing country rock in less thoughtful hands, but is more unsettling than reassuring. Timeless and transfixing, The River & the Thread lingers like a haunting refrain.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Roger Ailes, Rosanne Cash And Sonia Sotomayor
NPR - about 4 years
Gabriel Sherman traces the beginning of Fox News' success, Ken Tucker calls Cash's new album a timeless work of comfort and quiet joy, and the Supreme Court justice explains how, as a Latina, she had to work harder. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rosanne Cash
  • 2015
    Age 59
    In 2015 Cash was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, honored as Artist-in-Residence at the Country Hall Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and selected as Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 Perspective Series Artist. Cash's parents, Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto, were married in San Antonio, Texas, in 1954. She has three younger sisters, Kathy, Cindy and Tara. Johnny and Vivian divorced in 1966, and he married June Carter in 1968.
    On 8 February 2015, Cash won three Grammy awards for Best Americana Album for The River & The Thread, and Best American Roots Song with John Leventhal and Best American Roots Performance for "A Feather's Not A Bird".
    Cash was honored further on October 11, 2015 when she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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    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.
  • 2014
    Age 58
    Cash is a dedicated supporter of artists’ rights in the digital age and sits on the board of the Content Creators Coalition. On June 25, 2014, Cash testified before The House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee on intellectual property rights and Internet music licensing.
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    In 2014 Cash contributed essays to the Oxford-American and the book of collected essays edited by Sari Botton Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers On Their Unshakable Love For New York.
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    Throughout 2014, Cash toured extensively with partner John Leventhal, performing The River & The Thread in sequence with first-person stories woven through historical time to much critical acclaim.
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    Cash was the 2014 recipient of Smithsonian magazine's American Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts category.
  • 2013
    Age 57
    Rosanne Cash signed with Blue Note Records in 2013 to release a new original album.
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    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.
  • 2012
    Age 56
    The tourism organization Brand USA enlisted Cash to develop a song to promote foreign tourism to the United States. In April 2012, she released the song "Land of Dreams", which was utilized by Brand USA in video advertisements and online as part of a global tourism campaign.
    On February 6, 2012, Cash received the AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Sound Recordings.
  • 2011
    Age 55
    In November 2011, Cash performed with the Minnesota Orchestra.
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  • 2010
    Age 54
    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."
  • 2009
    Age 53
    Cash was elected to the Century Association in 2009
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    Cash released her next studio album, entitled The List, on October 6, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    In 2008 she wrote for Measure for Measure, the songwriters' column in The New York Times, recorded with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello, and appeared on Costello's TV series Spectacle.
  • 2007
    Age 51
    In late 2007, Cash underwent brain surgery for a rare condition (Chiari I malformation) and was forced to cancel her remaining concert dates.
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  • 2006
    Age 50
    Cash toured extensively in support of the album, and created a multimedia performance, with video, imagery and narration drawn from the songs and from Cash's family history. In 2006, a short documentary by filmmaker Steve Lippman, "Mariners and Musicians", based on the album and interviews with Cash, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was screened at festivals worldwide.
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    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.
  • 2003
    Age 47
    Cash's stepmother and father died in 2003.
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 44
    Unable to record, Cash focused on her writing. Her children's book Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale, which included an exclusive CD, was published by Harper Collins in 2000, and in 2001 she edited a collection of short fiction by songwriters titled Songs Without Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters.
  • 1998
    Age 42
    In 1998, she and Leventhal began working on what would later become Rules of Travel.
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  • 1997
    Age 41
    In 1997, Cash was awarded an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    She also pursued a career as a writer, and in 1996 Hyperion published her short story collection Bodies of Water, to favorable reviews.
    She signed with Capitol Records, and in 1996 released 10 Song Demo, a collection of stark home recordings with minimal accompaniment.
  • 1995
    Age 39
    She married her second husband, John Leventhal, in 1995, and they have one son, Jakob.
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    Cash settled in lower Manhattan, and in 1995 married producer/songwriter/guitarist John Leventhal, with whom she had co-produced The Wheel.
  • 1993
    Age 37
    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".
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  • 1992
    Age 36
    Cash and Crowell divorced in 1992.
  • 1991
    Age 35
    Though it may have been inspired by the breakup of her marriage, it also signified her departure from Nashville and its country music establishment. In 1991 Cash relocated to New York City; in 1992, she and Crowell divorced.
  • 1990
    Age 34
    Interiors topped many best album lists in 1990, and received a Grammy award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
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    In 1990, Cash released the critically acclaimed, deeply personal Interiors.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    In 1989, Columbia released her first compilation album, Hits 1979–1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988 Cash recorded a duet with Crowell, "It's Such a Small World" (released on his Diamonds & Dirt album), which also went to No. 1 on the country charts, and Cash was named Billboard's Top Singles Artist of the year.
  • 1987
    Age 31
    She continued to record and in 1987 released the most critically acclaimed album of her career, King's Record Shop.
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  • 1985
    Age 29
    Rhythm & Romance drew high critical praise for its fusion of country and pop. "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" won the 1985 Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance; "Hold On" won the 1987 Robert J. Burton Award from BMI as the Most Performed Song of the Year.
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    She won a Grammy in 1985 for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me", and has received twelve other Grammy nominations.
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  • 1984
    Age 28
    Cash struggled with substance abuse during this time, and in 1984 she sought medical treatment.
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  • 1981
    Age 25
    Cash's career picked up considerable momentum with the release of her second album, Seven Year Ache, in 1981.
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    Cash and Crowell moved to Nashville in 1981.
  • 1979
    Age 23
    Cash married country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell in 1979.
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    Crowell and Cash married in 1979, and Cash started work on her first Columbia LP.
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    Her self-titled debut album was recorded in 1978, but Ariola never released it in the United States, and it has since become a collector's item.
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    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.
  • 1976
    Age 20
    In 1976, Johnny Cash recorded the Rosanne Cash composition "Love Has Lost Again" on his album One Piece At A Time.
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  • 1974
    Age 18
    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".
  • 1958
    Age 2
    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.
  • 1955
    Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records.
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