One of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums that have earned 4 Grammys and 12 additional nominations. Cash is also an author of four books including the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Oxford American, and more. A new book, Bird on a Blade, combines images by artist Dan Rizzie with Cash’s lyrics.
In addition to touring, Cash has partnered in programming with Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Library of Congress. Cash was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement Award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was a Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist in 2015-16 and was a 2015 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music HOF and Museum. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at NYU. She is one of only a handful of women to be elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2017-18, she was a resident artistic director at SFJAZZ and will continue her partnership in 2022. In 2018, Cash was awarded the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award by the AMA and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee. In 2021, Cash was the first female composer to receive the MacDowell Medal, awarded since 1960 to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to American culture.
SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement Award in Sound Recordings - 2012
RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - 4 Grammy® Awards
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME - Inducted 2015
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - Hall of Fame Inductee - 2017
AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION - Spirit of Americana: Free Speech Award 2018
AMERICANA ASSOCIATION - ALBUM OF THE YEAR - THE LIST - 2010
JOHN LENNON REAL LOVE AWARD - 2018
2021 recipient of the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal of Arts - 2021
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN INGENUITY AWARD in the Performing Arts - 2014
Honorary Doctorate, Berklee College of Music - 2018