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 was 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 presented intimate performances on September 2, 3, and 24, 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 3 show here.
Both nights were held in the 800-seat CMA Theater.
The third show on September 24 was held in the 213-seat Ford Theater and featured Cash’s husband, producer, co-writer, and creative partner, John Leventhal.
Read the full program account from the September 24 show here.
All three nights offered a unique and intimate evening of music with one of Americana’s most preeminent and enduring stars.
ABOUT THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
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:
- 2003-Cowboy Jack Clement
- 2004-Earl Scruggs
- 2005-Tom T. Hall
- 2006-Guy Clark
- 2007-Kris Kristofferson
- 2008-Jerry Douglas-August 19
- 2008-Jerry Douglas-August 27
- 2008-Jerry Douglas-September 16
- 2008-Jerry Douglas-September 30
- 2009-Vince Gill-February 3
- 2009-Vince Gill-February 17
- 2009-Vince Gill-February 24
- 2010-Buddy Miller-August 10
- 2010-Buddy Miller-August 17
- 2010-Buddy Miller-August 24
- 2011-Connie Smith-August 22
- 2011-Connie Smith-August 29
- 2011-Connie Smith-September 12
- 2012-Kenny Rogers-May 9
- 2012-Kenny Rogers-May 10
- 2013-Ricky Skaggs-November 18
- 2013-Ricky Skaggs-November 19
- 2014-Alan Jackson-October 8
- 2014-Alan Jackson-October 22
- 2015-Rosanne Cash-September 2
- 2015-Rosanne Cash-September 3
- 2015-Rosanne Cash-September 24