Top Tune of the Week

Week of April 4, 2012

Rosanne Cash - Burn Down This Town

The clapboard jail and the co-op board
The garden club and the bedroom door
The sprinkled lawn and the mirrored hall
The Christmas tree
Just burn it all

“Burn Down This Town” – from Rosanne Cash’s Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed Black Cadillac – is a track filled with a perfect mix of attitude and grace. The sentimental urgency of the song, co-written by Rosanne and her producer/guitarist/husband John Leventhal, captivates from the first listen. Black Cadillac – billed by her label as a “12 song musical memoir” – was a fitting tribute to her mother, father and stepmother, all who passed within a two-year span during the writing and recording of this album. Rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and Newsweek – among so many others – hailed the album as being Rosanne’s greatest work to date.

In February of this year Rosanne was presented with the 2012 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award, an annual gala taking place in New York where talent in television, film and broadcasting communities are honored. Rosanne also recently shared the stage at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK at the Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute with the likes of the Flaming Lips, Arlo Guthrie, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, Taylor Hansen and more.

Last month, Rosanne held a one-week “digital residency” on AOL’s The Boot music site – each day premiering an exclusive video from fan requested set list, titled Live from Zone C. An intimate performance recorded entirely in the living room of her New York City home to celebrate the release of the 2-disc anthology, The Essential Rosanne Cash.

Oh, and if you don’t already follow Rosanne’s tweets, we strongly suggest you do. You won’t be sorry: @rosannecash

Check out this great performance of “Burn Down This Town” from the BBC’s Jools Holland Show.

Contact & Licensing info:
Master controlled by EMI Music Group,
“Burn Down This Town” written by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal
Rosanne Cash published by Chelcait Music (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co.
John Leventhal published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP)


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