Rosanne Cash Previews Her New Album, The List, in Nashville

Rosanne Cash premiered her upcoming CD The List in a performance before an enthusiastic crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater Tuesday evening (Sept. 15). The album, due Oct. 6, is based on a list of 100 essential country songs her father, Johnny Cash, presented to her as a teenager. She was introduced by Hall of Fame board president Vince Gill, who thanked her for hiring him to play in her band “when I was a young kid.” Gill later joined her on a spirited version of one of her hit songs, “Seven Year Ache.” Cash, who now lives in New York City, noted, “this evening brings me full circle in so many ways. My daughter is here tonight and so is my father’s memory. There are so many family mementos upstairs. It’s almost like a family scrapbook here.” Cash said she studied her father’s list for years before summoning the spirit to record some of them. “The spirit of the list grew in me,” she said.