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Born May 24, 1955 Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Rosanne Cash biography (bio):
Cash was born in 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee. After her parents divorced in 1966, she moved to southern California with her mother. After her high school graduation she moved to Nashville and worked for three years as a background singer in her father's road show. In 1975, she lived in London, England, and worked for the same record label as her father, Columbia Records. Following several years of acting studies in the U.S., she recorded her first album in 1978, "Rosanne Cash" for the German label Ariola, but it was never released in the United States.
Cash released her first single in 1979, a duet with Bobby Bare called "We Don't Need No Memories Hangin' 'Round". Two years later, she had her first country No. 1 (and the biggest commercial hit of her career), "Seven Year Ache". Although Cash was a prominent country star throughout the '80s, alongside fellow decade-defining artists Emmylou Harris, Juice Newton, and Dolly Parton, her music was anything but traditional: She topped the charts with songs written not only by herself, but by her father ("Tennessee Flat Top Box"), John Hiatt ("The Way We Make a Broken Heart"), Tom Petty ("Never Be You") and the Beatles' ("I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"), "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me", which won her a Grammy in 1985, and "It's Such a Small World", a 1987 duet with Rodney Crowell on his album Diamonds & Dirt, provided further hits. A sampling of these songs and more are included on the compilation Hits 1979-1989. In 1979, she married Rodney Crowell, who was to produce most of her hit records. Their stormy marriage lasted until 1992; its break-up is chronicled in Cash's Interiors and in Crowell's album Life Is Messy. Cash later married John Leventhal, who produced her albums The Wheel, 10 Song Demo, Rules of Travel, and Black Cadillac.
Cash has, to date, received one Grammy Award, for "Best Female Vocalist - Country" (in 1986) for the hit "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me". Ironically enough, the writing of the song began on Cash's way home from the 1983 Grammy Awards, after a defeat at the hands of country-rocker Juice Newton for the award for "Best Female Vocalist - Country". Three years later, Cash would win a Grammy (over fellow nominee Newton) with the song she had written partially about her own Grammy loss.
To date, Cash has had more than twenty top 40 country singles, including eleven chart-toppers, but none since 1990, and she has left Nashville in both spirit and body to pursue her artistic vision. Although she had recorded all of her hits for Columbia Records' Nashville division, she released 10 Song Demo for the pop division of Capitol. Cash resurfaced in 2003 with Rules of Travel. The album features guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Steve Earle, as well as a tune penned by Joe Henry and the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan. Cash's latest album, entitled Black Cadillac, was released by Capitol Records in January 2006 to critical acclaim. Many of the songs were written by Cash and address the losses (within a 24-month span) of her step-mother, her father, her step-sister (Rosey Nix Adams) and then finally her mother on Cash's fiftieth birthday.
In addition to her own recordings, she has made guest appearances on albums by Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn, The Chieftains, Willy Mason, and others, as well as children's albums by Larry Kirwan, Tom Chapin, and Dan Zanes and Friends. She has also appeared on tribute albums to Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Tammy Wynette, Doc Pomus, Laura Nyro, Yoko Ono, John Hiatt and Jimi Hendrix.
In 1996, Cash released a book of short stories entitled Bodies of Water. This was followed in 2000 by a children's book entitled Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale, which included an exclusive CD single, and in 2001 she edited the collection Songs Without Rhyme: Prose By Celebrated Songwriters. She is also an amateur painter whose work is featured in the booklet for her Interiors album. Her version of the John Hiatt song "It Hasn't Happened Yet" inspired the short story "No One's a Mystery" by writer Elizabeth Tallent. She has publicly expressed support for environmental causes and opposition to the Iraq War. Cash now lives in the Chelsea neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.
Cash ranked #22 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002.
In 2005, she was portrayed by Hailey Anne Nelson in the Academy Award-winning biopic based on her father's life, Walk the Line.