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Rosanne Cash – The Real Me

(click song title above to listen)

This is the real me, breakin’ down at last,
Hey, it’s the real me, crawlin’ out of my past,
Baby, the real me, wants the real you, so bad

Rosanne Cash‘s pioneering King’s Record Shop was released on June 26, 1987 and it would prove a pivotal album not only in the career of Cash, but in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. The album would also have the distinction of marking the first time a female artist had ever had four #1 singles on the Billboard Country charts from a single album. Cash’s covers of her father’s “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, John Hiatt’s “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”, John Stewart’s “Runaway Train” as well as “If You Change Your Mind,” a song she’d written with steel guitar player Hank DeVito, all climbed to the top of the chart.

King’s Record Shop is named after a store in Louisville, Kentucky which was owned by Gene King, younger brother of Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Pee Wee King (“Tennessee Waltz”). Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosanne’s then-husband), the set features a stellar band of players including Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, and Randy Scruggs.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic with a special 180-gram vinyl edition including bonus tracks available via digital download coming Friday July 7th!

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Contact & Licensing info:

Rosanne Cash is published by Chelcait Music (SESAC)/Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw /

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Rosanne Cash #1 for 9 weeks in a row – thank you Americana radio

12cash1 master4951 Rosanne Cash #1 for 9 weeks in a row   thank you Americana radioThe River & the Thread, Cash’s first album in more than four years, richly evokes the Southern landscape – physical, musical, emotional – and examines the indelible impressioins it has made on our own collective culture. It’s sweeping in its breadth, capturing a unique, multi-generational cast of characters – from a Civil War soldier off to fight in Virginia to a New Deal-era farmer in Arkansas to a contemporary Mobile, AL couple. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. The album also includes the talents of Cory Chisel, John Paul White, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Rodney Crowell, and Amy Helm. You can listen to her recent set from World Cafe Live HERE. Click HERE to purchase The River & the Thread.

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