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Rosanne Cash Reflects on Her Life and Legacy

For decades, Rosanne Cash has soared through the ranks of music with her powerhouse poetic skills and wistful reflections on her past. This hour, we explore Rosanne's life and legacy through her music.

About Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash is a singer, songwriter and author. She is also the daughter of the legendary musician Johnny Cash. She has released 15 albums, won four Grammys and earned 12 additional Grammy nominations.

Cash's first album, "Right or Wrong," was released in 1979. Her most recent album, which she released in 2018, is called "She Remembers Everything." She also tours regularly, and has previously partnered with Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, SFJAZZ, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Library of Congress.

Cash has authored four books, including her best-selling memoir Composed and her most recent book, Bird on a Blade. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Oxford American, The Nation, and more.

In 2021, Cash received the Edward MacDowell Medal, awarded to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to American culture. She was the first woman composer to ever receive this award.

Cash is currently Artist-in-Residence at New York University.

This episode of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Rommel Wood and Rachel Faulkner and edited by Katie Simon and Manoush Zomorodi. You can follow us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadio@npr.org.

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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Rommel Wood
Rachel Faulkner
Rachel Faulkner is a producer and editor for TED Radio Hour.
Katie Simon
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