photo by Clay Patrick McBride

photo by Clay Patrick McBride

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, the Nation and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide touring, Cash has partnered in programming or served as artist in residence at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, the Minnesota Orchestra and The Library of Congress.

She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was chosen as a Perspective Series artist at Carnegie Hall and hosted four concerts during their 2015/16 season, and she continues her association as Creative Partner through the 2017/18 season.  

In 2015, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

In her latest album,“The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. The album garnered impressive worldwide acclaim and she received 3 Grammy Awards for it in 2015.

She and John Leventhal are currently writing the music and lyrics for a musical. She plans on releasing an album of new material in 2018.


Rosanne has received one GRAMMY and twelve GRAMMY nominations, among other awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. Her 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Award for Best Album of the Year and was a critical and commercial success.

  • GRAMMY Awards, Best Americana Album The River & The Thread (2014)

  • GRAMMY Awards, Best American Roots Song  A Feather’s Not A Bird (2014)

  • GRAMMY Awards, Best American Roots Performance A Feather’s Not A Bird (2014)

  • WFUV, Artist of the Year (2013)

  • AFTRA, Lifetime Achievement Award for Sound Recording (2012)

  • Americana Awards, 9th Annual Honors & Awards, Album of the Year  The List (2010)

  • Honorary Doctorate, Memphis College of Art (1997)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award, 1 Million Performance Song  If You Change Your Mind (1989)

  • #1 Billboard Single  I Don’t Want To Spoil the Party (1989)

  • Gold Record  King’s Record Shop (1987)

  • #1 Billboard Single  The Way We Make A Broken Heart (1987)

  • #1 Billboard Single  Tennessee Flat Top Box (1987)

  • #1 Billboard Single  If You Change Your Mind (1987)

  • #1 Billboard Single  Runaway Train (1987)

  • #1 Billboard Single  It’s Such A Small World (1987)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award, 1 Million Performance Song  Hold On (1987)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award  If It Weren’t for Him (1987)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award  Second to No One (1987)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Pop Award  Hold On (1986)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award, 1 Million Performance Song  I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me (1986)

  • GRAMMY Awards, Best Country Vocal Performance, Female  I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me (1985)

  • #1 Billboard Single  I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me (1985)

  • #1 Billboard Single  Never Be You (1985)

  • CMJ, Country Album of the Year (1985)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Pop Award, Country Award, 1 Million Performance Song  Blue Moon with Heartache (1982)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Country Award, 1 Million Performance Song  Seven Year Ache(1982)

  • Gold Record  Seven Year Ache (1981)

  • #1 Billboard Single  Seven Year Ache (1981)

  • #1 Billboard Single  My Baby Thinks He’s A Train (1981)

  • #1 Billboard Single  Blue Moon With Heartache (1981)

  • BMI Songwriting Awards, Pop Award  Seven Year Ache (1981)

  • 21 Top 40 Country Singles