GRAMMY winner and current GRAMMY nominee Rosanne Cash was featured at American Express Presents An Evening With Rosanne Cash at the GRAMMY Museum on Oct. 5. Before an intimate audience of 200, Cash discussed her songwriting process, writing her memoir Composed, and recording her 2006 album Black Cadillac and her most recent release, the GRAMMY-nominated The List.
Released in October 2009, The List features contemporary interpretations of songs taken from a list of 100 essential country songs made by her father, Johnny Cash.
In speaking about the album, Cash recalled a time when her father visited her daughter's kindergarten class to give a short presentation on the history of country music. "He came and gave this impromptu presentation to 5-year-olds, on a level they could understand, about the history of country music," recalled Cash. "It was unbelievable…and this mother turned over to me and said, 'Somebody should tape this.' I feel like in making The List, somebody did."
Following the discussion, Cash performed a short set of songs with husband/producer John Leventhal, including "House On The Lake" from Black Cadillac and "Sleeping In Paris" from her 1993 release The Wheel.
Born the first daughter of Johnny Cash and his then-wife Vivian Liberto, Rosanne Cash released her debut album, Right Or Wrong, in 1979. Cash has had five Top 10 Country Albums on Billboard's chart: Seven Year Ache (1981), Rhythm & Romance (1985), King's Record Shop (1987), Hits 1979–1989 (1989), and The List. King's Record Shop spawned four No. 1 hits, including "Tennessee Flat Top Box" (written by her father) and "Runaway Train," which was penned by singer/songwriter John Stewart. Cash is currently nominated for Best Americana Album for The List. She won a GRAMMY in 1985 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me."
Upcoming GRAMMY Museum events include Great Guitars: John Jorgenson (Jan. 24), Musicians Institute Presents: Follow That Lick (Jan. 27) and An Evening With My Chemical Romance (Jan. 26).
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