"Driven by a deep love and obsession with language, poetry and melody, I had first wanted to be a writer, in a quiet room, setting depth charges of emotion in the outside world, where my readers would know me only by my language," writes Rosanne Cash in Composed, her new memoir. "Then I decided I wanted to be a songwriter, writing not for myself but for other voices. Then, despite myself, I began performing my own songs, which rattled me to the core." Upon the publication of Composed, Ms. Cash sits down for a conversation about her life in music.
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