Category: News

New Rosanne Cash Album Well Worth the Wait

photoThe Guardian has reviewed Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River and the Thread, in the article, “New Rosanne Cash Album Well Worth the Wait.”  The Guardian reviewer discusses the inspiration behind the album and gives a glowing review. To view the article,  click here.

Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Speaks to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ About her New Connection to the South

The Niagra Frontier Publications article, “Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Speaks to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ About Her New Connection to the South,” provides a brief summary of Rosanne Cash’s interview with Anthony Mason for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, to be broadcast Jan. 19, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. To view the article, please click here.

Behind the Scenes: Rosanne Cash and CBS Sunday Morning

Rosanne and AnthonyKristin Russell, the hairstylist and make-up artist who did Rosanne Cash’s hair and make-up for a CBS Sunday Morning special airing on January 19, 2014, has written a behind-the-scenes story about the CBS Sunday Morning filming on her blog, Hair in My Coffee.  To view the blog entry, please click here.


HPAA AwardThe Arkansas Heritage Sites Program of Arkansas State University has been recognized by The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for its restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. The Heritage Sites Program was awarded the 2013 award for “Excellence in Preservation Through Restoration.” For the complete news article, please click here.

Rosanne Cash Goes Home

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In The New York Times article, “Rosanne Cash Goes Home,” Cash discusses the source material for her new album, The River and the Thread. Cash reveals that much of the source material for the album came from the road trip she and her husband, John Leventhal, took while in Arkansas assisting Arkansas State University with the restoration of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess. Cash said that although she says “no” to many Johnny Cash related projects that come her way, the restoration project was “instantly compelling” to her.

Holiday Hotspots: Where to Go in 2014

The Guardian lists Dyess, Arkansas as one of the top 40 places to visit in the world during 2014. Ranking No. 26 on the list, it is one of only four places included from the United States.  Click here to read about Dyess and the other fascinating destinations profiled by The Guardian.

How Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Shaped the Man in Black

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The PreservationNation Blog from the National Trust for Historic Preservation has a story on the Dyess project that looks at the Cash family lifestyle in Dyess, how growing up in Dyess shaped Johnny Cash and his music, and efforts to restore the Cash home. Click here for the story.

A Journey Home: Restoration Project Inspires Rosanne Cash to Explore Her Southern Roots

Rosanne and JohnThe January 2014 issue of Arkansas Living, published by the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, features an interview with Rosanne Cash regarding her involvement in the restoration of her father’s boyhood home, her journey through the South with husband John Leventhal, and how the Dyess restoration project and their trip through the region inspired her new album. The issue also includes an article on the Sunken Lands, the region in which Dyess is located and which was the inspiration for one of the songs on her album. Click here for online access to both articles: “A Journey Home: Restoration Project Inspires Rosanne Cash to Explore her Southern Roots” and “Sunken Lands: Historic New Madrid Earthquakes Changed Delta Landscape.”

Rosanne Cash’s Ode to the South

Garden & Gun magazine has a story with Rosanne Cash on the upcoming release of her new album. The story mentions Arkansas State University and the project at Dyess. There’s also an audio file of, “A Feather’s Not a Bird” from her album. To read the article, click here.

Rosanne Cash Reflects as Opening of Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Nears

Rosanne-and-Jackie KUAR has an audio interview with Rosanne Cash when she was in Little Rock to do a benefit concert for the special music issue of Oxford American magazine. While in Arkansas, she visited the Old Statehouse Museum, which includes a Johnny Cash exhibit, and reflected on the restoration of her father’s boyhood home in Dyess. Click here to listen to the interview.