Friday, July 9, 2010
– Rosanne Cash's new memoir, "Composed," will be out Aug. 18. The book is full of personal recollections and anecdotes and comes on the heels of last year's CD "The List."
Cash writes about her own upbringing in Southern California with a father, Johnny Cash, who was often absent, and at the time struggling with drugs, and about her relationships with her mother, Vivian Liberto, and later, her stepmother, June Carter Cash. She writes about her teenage years and a hilarious stint working for Columbia Records in London; recording her first album; gradually working her way to chart-topping success and what that notoriety cost her; her marriage to Rodney Crowell, a union that made them Nashville's premier couple at the time; taking a new direction in her music and leaving Nashville for New York, moving there permanently in 1991; the process of songwriting; her life-changing ordeal with brain surgery; balancing her roles as recording artist and mother to five children; dealing with the painful loss of her parents; and the fulfillment she has found with her husband, the Grammy Award-winning producer and musician John Leventhal.
Cash has recorded 14 albums charting 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which made it to number 1 and 2 gold records. She has received 10 Grammy nominations - winning in 1985 - and was nominated this year for Sea of Heartbreak, a duet with Bruce Springsteen on "The List."
Tour dates are:
Aug. 10 - New York Barnes & Noble Union Square
Aug. 11 - Washington, DC Synagogue @ 6th
Aug. 12 - Philadelphia Free Library
Aug. 13 - Raleigh, NC Meredith College
Aug. 14 - Atlanta Sam's Club-Clairmont Rd
Aug. 14 - Decatur, GA Agnes Scott College
Aug. 16 - Los Angeles Saban Theater
Aug. 17 - Torrance, CA Borders
Aug. 18 - San Rafael, CA Dominican University
Aug. 19 - Portland, OR Bagdad Theater