Rosanne Cash calls threats to journalism ‘really alarming’

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rosanne Cash’s interest in political and social activism started at a young age, but she also had a role model in her father, Johnny Cash.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will receive the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech award Wednesday during the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville. Her father received the honor in 2002.

“I campaigned for (George) McGovern when I was too young to vote,” she told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “I learned, too, at my father’s knee. He was tremendously outspoken, but he had the ability to be passionate and righteous and also compassionate at the same time. That’s what I try to do, too.”

Reed Watson