"Rosanne Cash" (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer and songwriter. Although she is most often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres in addition to country, including folk, pop, rock and roll and blues. She is one of the daughters of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, born shortly before the release of her father's first single. In many ways, her career reflects the changes in country music since the birth of the rock and roll era.
Born in 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, Cash grew up Catholic in southern California, but moved to Nashville after her high school graduation. She worked in her father's road show before setting out on her own. Cash released her first single, a duet with Bobby Bare, in 1979, and two years later had her first country No. 1 (and the biggest hit commercially of her career), "Seven Year Ache" (which also became a top forty pop hit). In 1979 she married Rodney Crowell, who was to produce most of her hit records. Their stormy marriage lasted until 1992; its break-up is chronicled in Cash's ''Interiors'' and in Crowell's album ''Life Is Messy''. Cash later married producer John Leventhal, who produced h...