Rosanne acknowledges that the "list" was given to her roughly 35 years ago. Her father entitled it the "100 Essential Country Songs." The idea for this album saw an outpouring of support from her peers, such as Bruce Springsteen who duets on Don Gibson's "Sea Of Heartbreak." Contributions also come from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Rufus Wainwright and a must-listen version of "Heartaches By The Number", which features Elvis Costello.
We've certainly played witness over the years to Cash's power as a songwriter, yet on The List her instincts as an interpreter shine equally as bright. Often these types of concept albums are met with resistance, and sometime with good reason. But on The List, Rosanne strikes a near perfect balance of honoring the legacy of these songs (and her father) in addition to cementing her own signature.