13th Annual Artist-In-Residence: Rosanne Cash

Full-band performance of The River and the Thread, for the first time in Nashville, on September 2
Special Guests to Include Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams on September 3

John Leventhal on September 24

Rosanne Cash is the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence. A Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, Cash has recorded 15 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards for her latest album The River and the Thread. She will present intimate performances on September 2, 3, and 24, at 7:00 p.m.—each with a different theme and lineup of guest artists.

Rosanne Cash explored her musical history, in reverse, during the opening night of three special performances as the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For her first concert, she focused on her Grammy-winning 2014 album, The River and the Thread. “We’re going to perform the album in sequence,” Cash said, “which is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

The second segment of the concert drew on Cash’s hits, mixing in a few special cover tunes. Surprise guest appearances by Tony Joe White, Lucinda Williams, and Cory Chisel drew enormously positive responses from the CMA Theater crowd. 

Read the full program account from the September 2 show here

The second show, September 3, featured special guests Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams, marking the first time all three women have shared the stage for an entire evening.

Read the full program account from the September 2 show here.

Both nights were held in the 800-seat CMA Theater. The third show on September 24 will be held in the 213-seat Ford Theater and will feature Cash’s husband, producer, co-writer, and creative partner, John Leventhal. All three nights will offer a unique and intimate evening of music with one of Americana’s most preeminent and enduring stars.

Tickets for the remaining show are SOLD OUT!


Each year, the museum invites a noted artist or musician to give a series of original performances that highlight their career and explore their artistry. Every artist-in-residence has a strong connection to country music or has a sense of country music's contribution to American culture.

Past Artist-In-Residence performers include: