CLEVELAND - Four time Grammy award winner Rosanne Cash was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight as part of the Hall's Music Masters series. This year's honoree is Cash's father, Johnny Cash.
Before an intimate audience in the Foster Theater, Cash spoke for 90 minutes about her own prolific career and how her father and his music helped shape her as an artist. We caught up with her before the show and asked her what this tribute to her father means to her and her family.
She said the honor was very befitting of the famed Man in Black. "It's amazing... My dad... It's almost as if he's exhibiting some kind of force from wherever he is to keep it up. You know? “Yes. I'll take that award. Music Master? absolutely bring it on!” He deserves it. How many people do you know whose career is going on after they're gone from the planet? He's special and I'll say that in present time."
Unfortunately, prior touring commitments prevent Cash from performing in a tribute concert being held in her father's honor on Friday night. If you watch our full interview below, you'll learn more about how her family legacy helped shape her career and the new project she's working on. (Hint: It involves the bright lights of Big Apple.)
To learn more about Rosanne Cash's career and upcoming tour dates, visit www.rosannecash.com.
Rosanne's appearance is just one of the highlights of this week long event. A star-studded tribute concert, featuring Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash as executive bandleader, will be held at Playhouse Square's State Theater on Friday night. Musical all-stars Sam Bush, Paul Cauthen, Ana Cristina, Ira Dean, Nikki Lane, Terry McBride, Bill Miller, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Worsham, and Cash’s longtime drummer WS Holland will come together with previously announced artists Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Eilen Jewell, and L.A. punk band X, to honor the legendary “Man in Black” during the tribute concert on Oct. 21. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be bought at playhousesquare.org. On Saturday, the Hall will also host a full day of events including a book signing by Johnny Cash's youngest daughter Tara Cash Schwoebel and screenings of Johnny Cash in various performances, concerts, and television shows.