Rosanne Cash is part of a country music legacy, and 2011 sees her nominated for Best Americana Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The List is inspired by her father Johnny Cash, a collection of country classics.
Much like fellow nominee Willie Nelson, Cash’s career has seen Grammy nominations in varying categories: 2009 saw her nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals together with Bruce Springsteen, categorised alongside Justin Timberlake & Ciara. Conversely, her one previous win was for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female in 1985. That track, “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” was a chart smash at the time, but only has 5,619 scrobbles from 2,230 listeners on Last.fm.
Comparatively, four out of five tracks on her six-month chart are from The List. The most popular, country standard “Motherless Children”, has gained 12,548 scrobbles from 5,236 listeners. It appears that her fans are enjoying the return to roots music, and it might be a popular choice for the Grammy win.