The SRO Show – Rosanne Cash
Cash’s Record Shop
Produced by Lawrence Standifer Stevens
Written by Joseph E. Casanova
She helped usher in the Alternative Country movement. Singer Roseanne Cash has been on the scene for more than 30 years, carrying the torch of her family’s legacy.
Known as Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash made a name for herself with 80’s country classics. . . and co-writing songs for HBO’s True Detective in 2015.
She earned her first Grammy with a track she co-wrote with then-husband, Rodney Crowell in 1985: I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.
According to Cash’s Facebook page, she had a very busy year penning the lyrics while legendary producer T Bone Burnett and Lera Lynn scored the music for three songs – The Only Thing Worth Fighting For, My Least Favorite Life and It Only Takes One Shot.
Even though she didn’t perform them, Cash posted how “the songs got such a great response, with Lera’s beautiful, smoky vocal delivery.”
In February, Cash won three Grammy awards for her Americana project, The River & the Thread, which featured a track she composed with husband John Leventhal, A Feather’s Not a Bird.
She recorded her self-titled debut album in 1978 in Germany with German-based musicians. However, it was never released statewide, eventually becoming a collector’s item.
In 1981, Cash helped to introduce alt-country to Music Row with the gold Seven Year Ache, which scored the crossover title track and the #1 hits Blue Moon With Heartache and My Baby Thinks He’s a Train.
1987’s collection entitled King’s Record Shop was named after a music store in Louisville, Kentucky, owned by Pee Wee King's younger brother, Gene. King was known primarily for composing the Patti Page classic, The Tennessee Waltz.
The set also included Runaway Train and a song originally written and sung by her father Johnny; Tennessee Flattop Box.
Months prior to his death, she had the opportunity to record a duet with her dad called September When It Comes on 2003’s Rules of Travel.
Six years later, Bruce Springsteen lent his vocal talents to Cash’s compilation of country standards, The List, and the song, Sea of Heartbreak.
Between her and her father, the Cashes probably have enough tunes to open their own record shop.