Cash Readies Traveling Album
Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and herSinger/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her father, country music legend Johnny Cash, as well as guest vocal appearances by Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, and Teddy Thompson.
Cash began working on the album in 1998, but the process was derailed when she suddenly lost her voice and was unable to sing for more than two years. With a therapist, Cash worked at getting her voice back into shape and was able to complete the album in New York with producer John Leventhal (Shawn Colvin).
"It was such a revelation losing my voice, and getting it back," Cash said in a statement. "I feel a lot of passion about singing, and a lot less fear." The 11-track "Rules of Travel" features eight songs written or co-written by Cash, as well as the writing talents of the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan, Marc Cohn, Joe Henry, and Leventhal.
Cash recently contributed a version of her father's "I Still Miss Someone" to the multi-artist compilation "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash."