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Rosanne Cash covers The List with some high-profile friends

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Come this fall, we’ll have access to 12 interpretations of songs from Johnny Cash’s “list.” That’s because when his eldest daughter of five, Rosanne, was 18, the legendary singer/songwriter realized she had no true understanding of country music — something not acceptable when your the daughter of the gerne’s most iconic artist. So, Johnny did what all fathers would do when put in that position — he gave his daughter an all encompassing list of “100 Essential Country Songs” and proclaimed for her to “educate herself.”

Fast forward 35 years and she has graduated the school of hard knocks with flying colors. Rosanne has released 11 studio albums, multiple country chart topping singles, won a Grammy award, and survived a benign brain condition since receiving Johnny’s “list.” On her latest studio effort, aptly titled The List, she has decided to re-dedicate herself to the “list,” whittling it down from the original 100 to the 12 songs that helped her “validate the connection to my heritage,” and recording renditions of each. What’s more, she also got help from some very well-known friends — in addition to enlisting husband John Leventhal as producer, Cash also arranged guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy, Rufus Wainwright, and Bruce Springsteen.

The List hits shelves on October 6, 2009 via Manhattan Records.

The List Tracklist:
01. Miss the Mississippi and You
02. Motherless Children
03. Sea of Heartbreak (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
04. Take These Chains From My Heart
05. I’m Movin’ On
06. She’s Got You
07. Heartaches by the Numbers (feat. Elvis Costello)
08. 500 Miles
09. Long Black Veil (feat. Jeff Tweedy)
10. Silver Wings (feat. Rufus Wainwright)
11. Girl From the North Country
12. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow

Rosanne Cash 2009 Tour Dates:
07/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theater
07/10 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
07/11 – Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
07/14 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
07/16 – Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
07/17 – St. Johnsbury, VT @ Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy
07/25 – Dalecarlia, Sweeden @ Dalhalla Amphitheater
08/15 – East Hampton, NY @ The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
09/13 – Notre Dame, IN @ Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

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