Label: Columbia – 88985422351 Format: LP Country: US Released: Jul 7, 2017 Genre: Rock, Country Style: Country, Country Rock
Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987,King's Record Shopproved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. After working on a series of albums which contained singles introducing a new wave/pop sound to America's country charts, producer Rodney Crowell shifted gears onKing's Record Shopto bring a more roots-oriented, contemporary folk approach to the genre.
One of the most critically-acclaimed albums of Cash's discography,King's Record Shopgenerated four #1 hits on the Billboard Country charts: her covers of Johnny Cash's (her father's) "Tennessee Flat Top Box," John Hiatt's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," and John Stewart's "Runaway Train" as well as "If You Change Your Mind," a song she'd cowritten with steel guitar player Hank DeVito (who shot the photos used on the iconic front cover ofKing's Record Shop).
Her sixth studio album, Rosanne Cash'sKing's Record Shopis named after--and inspired by--a store in Louisville, Kentucky, which was owned by Pee Wee King's younger brother, Gene. Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosanne's then-husband),King's Record Shopfeatures musical contributions from a stellar band of players including Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, Randy Scruggs and others.
In 1988,King's Record Shoptook home the Grammy for Best Recording Package (given to Bill Johnson for his album cover design) while Rosanne Cash was nominated in that year's Best Country Vocal Performance, Female category.