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Rosanne Cash is an American singer and songwriter best known for her country hits "Seven Year Ache" and "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me."
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22 on the Billboard Pop Chart.
The title track on Seven Year Ache was Rosanne Cash's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart, and became her signature song. The album also had two other No. 1 hits: "My Baby Think's He's a Train" and "Blue Moon with a Heartache."
The following year, Cash released Somewhere in the Stars (1982), which featured the hit singles "Ain't No Money,
I Wonder" and "It Hasn't Happened Yet." While the album was less of a commercial success than her two previous works, the record still landed in the top 100 on the Billboard Pop Chart.
Cash's career was on the rise, but there was tension in her personal life. Cash struggled with substance abuse, finally seeking medical treatment in 1984. Bouncing back quickly, she released her fourth studio album, titled Rhythm & Romance, in 1985. The album contained two No. 1 hits, "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" and "Never Be You." Cash also had two top 10 country singles in "Hold On" and "Second to No One."
Cash won her first Grammy in 1985 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her single "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me." She also won the 1987 Robert J. Burton Award from BMI for "Hold On" as the Most Performed Song of the Year.
During the 1980s, Rosanne delayed touring while she raised her three children with Crowell. But she continued to record music, and in 1987 she released her second gold album, King's Record Shop (1987). The album contained four No. 1 hits, including: "Tennessee Flat Top Box"—a cover of her father's original song—"The Way We Make a Broken Heart," "If You Change Your Mind" and "Runaway Train."
In 1988, Cash and Crowell recorded the duet, "It's Such a Small World," which was released on Crowell's Diamonds and Dirt album. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart, and Rosanne Cash was named Billboard's Top Singles Artist of the Year for 1988.
Cash released her first compilations album through Columbia Records in 1989, titled Hits 1979-1989. Two singles on the album, the Beatles' "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" and "Black and White," were new hits for Cash. "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and "Black and White" earned Cash her fifth Grammy nomination.
In 1990, Rosanne Cash produced and co-wrote the album Interiors. It was inspired by her marital troubles. Featuring the top 40 single "What We Really Want," the album received much critical acclaim for Cash's honesty and her dark outlook on intimate relationships. The album topped many best album lists in 1990 and Cash received another Grammy nomination, this time for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
After the album's release, Cash moved to New York City. In 1992, Cash and Crowell divorced. In 1993, Cash released The Wheel. It received some critical acclaim, but neither of the album's two singles, "The Wheel" and "You Won't Let Me In" achieved much commercial success.
In 1995, Cash married for a second time, this time to producer John Leventhal.
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