Known for her stellar songwriting, Rosanne Cash keeps her head down and shows up for work. She has recorded 14 albums, charting 21 Top-40 country singles and 2 gold records. For more than three decades she has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to critical recognition as a singer-songwriter and author of essays and short stories. She has received 1 Grammy and 12 Grammy nominations, among other awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. A prolific writer, she has published 3 books and her prose and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Oxford-American, New York Magazine, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Her latest CD, The List (2009), which was inspired by the list of 100 Essential Country Songs that her father Johnny Cash compiled and instructed her to learn when she joined his road show after high school graduation, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the Year. She is currently writing an album of songs about Southern people, places and themes. She stops at The Shedd Institute for the first time Tuesday, August 28th.