Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash is being honored by the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
The Americana and country artist is being given the festival’s Visionary Leadership Award for what the festival calls her “trailblazing work” in music.
The Visionary Leadership Award was established in 2010 in honor of Jean Handley, one of the three women who co-founded Arts & Ideas in 1996.
Previous honorees include the poet Claudia Rankine, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, singer and Goodwill ambassador Angélique Kidjo and Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi.
Most of the winners had appeared at the festival, which will be held in June this year. Cash performed “The List,” her songs-and-stories tribute to her father Johnny Cash, on New Haven Green as the closing act of the festival in 2012.
We are so excited to honor @rosannecash as this year’s Visionary Leadership Award winner. Come help us honor her for using her powerful voice to weigh in on America’s most pressing issues. Tues, Feb 26th @OmniHotels New Haven #artsideas https://t.co/wNhIzp28S7 pic.twitter.com/c24L5trwjG
— Arts & Ideas (@ArtIdea) January 4, 2019