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Rosanne Cash to play Levitt Shell

The headliner? Rosanne Cash. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) The headliner? Rosanne Cash. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
The Memphis-born daughter of Johnny Cash is reclaiming her Memphis-Mid-South roots  (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file) The Memphis-born daughter of Johnny Cash is reclaiming her Memphis-Mid-South roots (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file)

(WMC) - Music lovers, look forward to one of the biggest concerts in the modern history of the Levitt Shell Saturday night.

The headliner? Rosanne Cash.

The Memphis-born daughter of Johnny Cash is reclaiming her Memphis Mid-South roots with 14 songs on a new album that puts our city and the region at center-stage of her musical heart.

Rosanne Cash stopped by the former Galloway United Methodist Church in Cooper-Young, the same place Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two performed their first public show.

"It feels fantastic. It's been thrilling," she said. "Really, everybody seems to welcome me, and I feel very moved being here, you know, like, its like a piece of home I've been carrying around with me all these years."

On Friday, Cash spoke about what Memphis means to her and how it has impacted her song writing.

"You know I think the biggest influence is to be born into that musical stew that was happening in the middle of the 50s," she said.

Rosanne says Memphis has a very special place in her heart not only in history, but with her family. She remembers visiting Sun Studios with her 13-year-old son, when he picked up a guitar in front of the famous "Million Dollar Quartet" photograph.

"And there was this portrait and my dad and back of him, and it was this chilling and beautiful moment to see him in the same place my dad's career began, it was a little bit of time travel," said Rosanne.

Cash says those trips to Memphis and the Delta played a big part in her latest work "The River and a Thread."

"I think you embody that you know when you come from Memphis. You don't really know who it is you are until you look at the music that came from Memphis," said Rosanne.

Rosanne Cash's concert is Saturday at 8 p.m. at Levitt Shell. It is free and open to the public.

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