Listen to Country Music Star Rosanne Cash Talking with Us
Country music star Rosanne Cash is coming to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She will perform Friday night November 6, 2015 at the Washington Pavilion.
Rosanne, yes is the daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, but has a story of her own. She has a fascinating career that spans over three decades.
She is a songwriter, recording artist and story writer. She lives in New York and has for 25 years.
What a year 2015 has been for Rosanne. She won three Grammy Awards for her current album, The River & The Thread. Plus she was inducted into the Nashville Song Writers Hall of Fame.
I had the great opportunity to talk with Rosanne on Tuesday. What a wonderful interview she gave us!
She talked about her career. She said, "Being inducted into the hall of fame as a song writer was one of the biggest things that could have ever happened to me in my life."
Rosanne said, "If I were to identify with myself, I'm a wife, a mom and a songwriter."
She shared several stories about her life and identified some important people. Like Marshall Grant, who was a bass player in her dad's band, and his wife Etta. And how it inspired Rosanne to write the song, "Etta's Tune".
In the conversation I failed to share with Rosanne my personal experience with Marshall. About 17 years ago when he was managing the Statler Brothers, I was backstage at the very place where Rosanne is doing the show here in Sioux Falls. And at the last minute Marshall handed Joe Morrison and I the microphone and sent us out to do the official show introduction.
Back to talking about the interview with Rosanne, she talked about how important it was to her to restore her father's childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas.
Rosanne said, "It was important to me because dad would have really wanted this to happen." Rosanne put a lot of work into the project of restoring this home and bringing it to the public.
Speaking of the childhood home of Johnny Cash, veteran fellow announcer Joe Morrison and his wife actually visited the site in person and share these pictures: