Rosanne Cash born May 24, is an American singer-songwriter and author. Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk , pop , rock , blues , and most notably Americana. In the s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed musical genres and landed on both the country and pop charts, the most commercially successful being her breakthrough hit " Seven Year Ache ", which topped the U. In , Cash released Interiors , a spare, introspective album which signaled a break from her pop country past. The following year, in , Cash ended her marriage and moved from Nashville to New York City, where she has continued to write, record, and perform. Since she has released six albums, written three books, and edited a collection of short stories. She has had 11 No. Cash was honored further on October 11, , when she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cash was portrayed, as a child, by Hailey Anne Nelson in Walk the Line , the Academy-award-winning film about her father's life.
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On an icy December morning, Rosanne Cash was making tea in the kitchen of the Chelsea brownstone she shares with her husband, the producer-songwriter-guitarist John Leventhal, and their year-old son, Jakob. Her year-old daughter Carrie, also a singer and the youngest of three children that Cash had with her ex-husband, the singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, was also staying there for a while. It was a full house, and Cash seemed to like it that way. Mother and daughter moved around a partly finished jigsaw puzzle on a nearby table, and Cash began looking through a cabinet, pausing to answer a phone call from a close friend, the former New Yorker TV critic Nancy Franklin. Soon the cards were found, and Carrie was off to address them.
Cash released her debut album Rosanne Cash in Germany. She released her first U. Her next album Seven Year Ache produced a 1 hit under the same name. The oldest of four, Cash and her siblings are most famously known as the children of legendary country musician Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian Liberto. Rosanne and her family moved to California in , shortly after her father's musical career gained traction. But after her parents' divorce in , when she was 11 years old, Rosanne and her siblings relocated to Ventura, California, to live with their mother. Cash inherited a love of music from her father and, upon graduation from high school in , she joined her father's tour as a wardrobe assistant and background singer.