Rosanne Cash to receive 2018 Americana Honor

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Rosanne Cash – Roots n Blues n BBQ – Columbia MO

 

Rosanne Cash 2018 “Spirit of Americana”

Free Speech Award Honoree

 

The Americana Music Association today announced that Rosanne Cash will receive the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award at this year’s Americana Music Festival and Conference.

Cash is a four-time Grammy Award winner and member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.  As an advocate and board member of the Content Creators Coalition (C3), she has devoted her time and efforts to championing artists’ rights.  Her most high-profile instance took place representing artists and the Americana Music Association in 2014 during a testimony before Congress on the issue of intellectual property rights and digital music licensing.

Cash has also been involved in advocating against gun violence for almost twenty years.  A wonderful songwriter and notable author – through her memoir Composed and multiple collections of short stories that have appeared in The New York Times, The Oxford American and more major publications.

Her most recent record The River and the Thread (2014) swept the American Roots field the year following its release, garnering two Grammys – “A Feather’s Not a Bird” (Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song) and one additional award for the work as a whole (Best Americana Album).  During our visit to AmericanaFest in 2014, Listening Through The Lens witnessed an engrossing and at times very emotional interview with Cash discussing her trip to reconnect with the South, her father (Johnny Cash) and the development of The River and The Thread.  That album made our Best Albums in 2014 list.

This announcement follows the recent unveiling of 2018 Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance recipient Irma Thomas, Americana Trailblazer k.d. lang, Executive for Olivia Records principals Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson and Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist honoree Buddy Guy.  This year’s nominees include Artist of the Year contenders Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Margo Price and John Prine.

 

Want to share this moment of Americana music history with us?

Closing within days

 

The Americana Honors and Awards Show is a part of the Americana Music Festival and Conference which runs from September 11 to 16 2018.  You can be there with us as part of our TriFest Music Tour (we have just two places left)

 

 

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