Cash's "Composed" makes NY Times book list
Monday, August 23, 2010
– "Composed," the just published memoir from Rosanne Cash, will debut on The New York Times Book Review hardcover, nonfiction bestseller list at 20 on Aug. 29. In the book Cash shares her recollections growing up as Johnny Cash's eldest daughter and coming into her own as a performer, daughter and mother.
The week "Composed" was released, Cash was interviewed on PBS' NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, NPR's "All Things Considered" and NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show." She also sat down with ABC's Good Morning America and performed a song from her first-ever covers album, "The List," which was released in October 2009. The appearance attracted renewed attention for the album, sending the CD to number one on Amazon's Top Country Albums chart. The album also jumped from 68 to 28 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, entered the Amazon Best Sellers chart at 9, and rose to 13 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart.
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