Presented on Oct. 9 and 10, the evening is born from Cash's forthcoming solo recording "The List," the first-ever cover album from the artist. The new recording was born from a list of "100 essential Country songs" that Cash's father presented her when she was 18 years old in order to offer his daughter a better understanding of the musical contributions of Country artists.
The album, to be released Oct. 6, will offer a cross-section of 12 songs from "The List." Songwriters represented include The Carter Family, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Hank Snow.
"The List was far-ranging and thorough," Cash said in an official statement on her website. "It was assembled from my father's intuitive understanding of each critical juncture in the evolution of country music. There were old Appalachian folk ballads, and the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie. The influence of gospel and Southern blues were crucial. Then he segued into rockabilly and the birth of modern country music by way of Hank Williams, and up to the present, which was then 1973. He also included a couple of his own songs. I endeavored to learn them all and it was an education. I looked to that list as a standard of excellence, and to remind myself of the tradition from which I come. This album enables me to validate the connection to my heritage rather than run away from it, and to tie all the threads together: past and future, legacy and youth, tradition the timelessness."
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