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That is enough for me. I don't feel any impulse to put myself in the service of making Johnny Cash more famous. If I say yes, then I sound like I'm bitter. If I say no, it's not entirely honest. My dad and June wanted it to happen, but it was torture for my mother. The idea that her worst fucking nightmare - she's a strict Catholic girl who had to get divorced - and now the film version is out there I thought it was very interesting and ironic that she died a few months before it came out.
Her new record is her first public expression of what it was like to lose a father known to the wider world as an icon. When Johnny Cash and his second wife, June Carter Cash, died within a few months of each other in the autumn ofhis eldest daughter declined to share in the tributes: Black Cadillac is not a traditional tribute record; it ranges far wider. It considers her parents' lives before she was born, and stretches to the afterlife. In between, we may glimpse some turbulence.
Her childhood was 'fraught with anxiety,' she says. I knew there was something wrong but I didn't know what it was; there was just this background tension and anxiety to all of those years. His music was the place to connect with his healthiest self.
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I didn't like the fact that you had to travel, that it appeared that you had to take drugs and your relationships were in shambles. Being a performing musician?
She describes herself as bookish and slightly withdrawn, happiest at her local library.Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash - September When It Comes
She became a teenager in the first summer of love and she began taking drugs. He had tremendous respect for a person, no matter their age, and he had faith that you were going to sort your problems out. Me and my stepsister used his car and we were drunk and he found out about it.
The next day, he was so quiet, and the tension was building with every hour, and we were terrified that he was going to blow. Then he finally took us out for an ice-cream, and he said, "I'm going to give you a choice. You can either go out on the road with me and sing and earn lots of money and see the world, or you can stay home and take drugs. My stepsister died six weeks after my dad. She never really got off drugs. She watched her dad from the wings for three years.
She hoped she could make a career writing for other people rather than performing herself. She says she is shy and has a strong sense of privacy.
But then she made a demo singing her own songs and got a recording contract when she was After that, she says, she knew it was for the rest of her life. Inevitably, there was a problem being Johnny Cash's daughter. I had a brief moment when I thought I might use my grandmother's maiden name - Rivers. Then I realised that that's not who I am and it didn't feel very honest. She lived for nine years in Nashville, where she believes she was never embraced, and left for New York 15 years ago when her first marriage fell apart.
By then, she had three children. I wonder whether she ever asked her father for career advice. That's one regret I have - that I didn't go to him for more. Not only early on but also as I got older. The one bit of advice he gave me was to always take care of your children first.
He told me that more than once. What are they talking about? We talk about how things have changed for her specifically with regards to her gradual acceptance of the status of her father within popular culture.
Every teenager or young adult, she observes, wants to get away from their parents.
Rosanne Cash reveals the message from her dad that she's always held on to
Not from my dad as a person, but knowing that I had to figure things out on my own, to know what kind of writer I am, or wanted to be. It would have been worse if I'd been a son. The irony of receiving such an award almost 45 years after she sang Kristofferson's Broken Freedom Song is not lost on her. Artists, she says, have a responsibility to express the truth the way they see it - without causing undue offence, she adds significantly.
Artists are meant to stir up your feelings, to uncover personal and universal truths. That's part of the job, right? We talk again about the conflict of teenagers and young adults wanting to distance themselves from their parents.
Was that the same for her? She thinks for a few seconds before answering. I was opening up, telling him I wanted to do important things, to write, and so on. A true icon of popular music. June Carter Cash step-mother The second wife of Johnny Cash was very much a songwriter in her own right.