Some parents pass down the family jewels to their children, some only have memories to give. Still others pass down heirlooms like secret recipes, or just great genes (Nhala Aubry, we're talking to you!). What did Johnny Cash pass to his daughter, Rosanne (other than masses of talent and a love of music)? The Man in Black gave his daughter 100 Essential Country Songs, a list that he considered crucial to Rosanne's country roots. After 35 years, Rosanne Cash has gone back and reinterpreted a selection from her father's list, bringing us her unique take on songs from The Carter Family, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and more.
We're giving away a vinyl of this bluesy, eloquent album to one lucky Outblush reader. To enter the contest, email us one song you feel is essential to your roots at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner will be chosen at random on 10/16/09 at 12PM PST and will be posted on Outblush.com the same day. See full rules and restrictions.