Rosanne Cash took a trip to visit the childhood home of her legendary father Johnny Cash. CBS News reported on Jan. 19, 2013 what the trip back to Dyess, Arkansas meant to Roseanne Cash as she revisited the home her father grew up in as an adult this time. The visit through the South ended up taking her on an inspiring musical journey.
Rosanne Cash explained that her grandparents were awarded the house through the government to help struggling farmers. Her father was three years old when the family received the home. Cash said "This area was nothing -- it was just empty land" adding "And it was during the New Deal. FDR created this colony here."
Rosanne Cash described her Fathers bedroom saying "Four children in this room" which Cash shared with his two sisters Louise and Reba and also his brother Jack.
Rosanne Cash discussed the first time she went to the house in 1968 with her Father saying he described it as "a beautiful little place." She added "I sensed this kind of a weight about it, sadness, and at 12 I didn't really assimilate what that was about.”
Roseanne Cash continued by saying "I think it took me until now to understand" continuing "He lost his brother here, who was his best friend and his hero," she said. "But even more than that, understanding of what it meant to my dad now I understand what it means to me.”
Rosanne Cash followed in her Father’s musical footsteps earning multiple number one country songs of her own and continues making music by creating her first new album in four years titled "The River & The Thread" that was inspired by traveling back to the South.