Part of the Festival at Sandpoint series. With 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two Gold Records, Cash is most often classified as a country artist, although her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock, and blues. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, the most successful being her 1981 breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache.” She won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” and has received nine other Grammy nominations. Her critically acclaimed album King’s Record Shop (1987) spawned four No. 1 hits including a cover version of her father’s “Tennessee Flat Top Box,” “The Way We Make a Broken Heart,” “If You Change Your Mind,” and “Runaway Train.” Her duet with then husband Rodney Crowell, “It’s Such a Small World,” also went to the top of the country charts. In 2009 Cash released her popular and critically album,The List, based on a list of 100 greatest country and American songs that her father, country icon Johnny Cash, gave her when she was 18. Named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association, the album features vocal duets with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy and Rufus Wainwright.
Special guests The Greencards are a progressive country bluegrass band with roots in Australia and England. They took their adopted home, Austin, Texas, by storm and proceeded to impress audiences worldwide with invitations to tour from Robert Earl Keen, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Considered part of the “newgrass” musical school, The Greencards draw from a wide variety of musical influences, ranging from Dylan and the Beatles to the Celtic tone of Irish traditional music, gypsy themes, and Latin sounds. Their song “Mucky the Duck” from their Viridian album was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award.
Sandpoint’s own Devon Wade will warm up the crowd. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.