The talented American singer-songwriter and author, born on May 24, 1955! Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of the renowned country musician Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, has made a significant impact on the music industry. While often associated with country music, her artistry transcends genres, incorporating elements of folk, pop, rock, blues, and particularly Americana.
During the 1980s, Cash released a series of remarkable singles that defied categorization and found success on both the country and pop charts. Among them, her breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache” in 1981 soared to the top of the U.S. country singles chart and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop chart, solidifying her position as a versatile and accomplished artist.
In 1990, Cash unveiled her introspective and stripped-down album, Interiors, which marked a departure from her previous pop country sound. The following year brought personal changes as well, with the end of her marriage and a relocation from Nashville to the vibrant city of New York. Despite these transitions, Cash remained dedicated to her craft, continuing to write, record, and perform. Since then, she has released six albums, authored three books, and even edited a collection of short stories. Her written works, including fiction and essays, have found publication in prestigious outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford American, and New York Magazine, among others.
Cash’s exceptional talent has not gone unrecognized. In 1985, she was honored with a Grammy Award for her song “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and she has received an impressive 12 Grammy nominations throughout her career. With 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles, and two gold records, she has left an indelible mark on the country music scene. In 2014, Cash was bestowed with the American Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts category by Smithsonian magazine, and on February 8, 2015, she garnered three Grammy awards for Best Americana Album (The River & the Thread), Best American Roots Song (shared with John Leventhal), and Best American Roots Performance.
Furthermore, Cash’s exceptional contributions to songwriting led to her induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October of that same year, further solidifying her status as a revered figure in the music industry. Rosanne Cash continues to captivate audiences with her talent, passion, and unwavering dedication to her craft, ensuring her enduring legacy in the realm of music and the arts.
Born: May 24, 1955 ,Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres: Country,Americana,country pop,country folk
Occupation : Singer,songwriter,author
Years active: 1978–present
Labels: Ariola,Columbia,Capitol,Manhattan,Blue Note,House of Cash
Spouses: Rodney Crowell (married. 1979; divorced. 1992)
John Leventhal (married. 1995)