NASHVILLE, Tenn., – July 7, 2015 –Rosanne Cash will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2015 artist-in-residence. A Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, Cash has recorded 15 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Grammys for her latest album The River and the Thread. As artist-in-residence, she will present intimate performances on September 2, 3, and 24, at 7:00 p.m.—each with a different theme and lineup.
The first evening, September 2, will feature a full-band performance of her Grammy-winning album The River and the Thread for the first time in Nashville. The concert will also include favorites from a career spanning almost four decades. The second evening, September 3, will feature special guests Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams, marking the first time all three women have shared the stage for an entire evening. Both performances will take place in the museum’s 800-seat CMA Theater. The third installment of the residency, on September 24, will be held in the museum’s more intimate Ford Theater and will feature Cash with her husband, producer, guitarist, co-writer, and creative partner, John Leventhal. Each of the three nights will offer a unique musical experience with one of America’s preeminent and enduring stars.
“Our annual artist residency is in its thirteenth year,” said museum CEO Kyle Young, “and every year audiences have been entertained and inspired by the creativity and generosity of our featured artists. This year’s artist-in-residence comes to us at the top of her game. In recent years Rosanne Cash has done some of the best work of her illustrious career. On her latest release, The River and the Thread, she explores her deep roots in the South. We’re thrilled that Rosanne has embraced our residency concept. She will present three unique evenings of music, featuring her new album and collaborations with Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and John Leventhal. It is a bonus that she takes the stage for her residency while her father is featured in a special museum exhibit, Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats.”
Established in 2003, the museum’s annual residency program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. The artist-in-residence is invited to use the museum’s performance venues to create unique musical experiences. Cash joins a prestigious group of past honorees that includes Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, and Alan Jackson.