Rosanne Cash

Smithsonian magazine will honor Rosanne Cash tonight at the third annual American Ingenuity Awards, saluting ten groundbreaking individuals across nine categories including technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, historical scholarship, social progress and youth achievement. Rosanne Cash will receive the Performing Arts award presented by legendary musician, producer, and famed guitarist T Bone Burnett. This year’s ceremony, hosted by NPR’s Michel Martin, will be held at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The event will be sponsored by BASF Corporation, The Lost Bird Project and Prudential Financial, Inc.

Introduced in 2013, the American Ingenuity Awards is the continuation of Smithsonian’s long tradition of showcasing American innovation. Past honorees have included Elon Musk, CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors, singer-songwriter St. Vincent, jazz musician Esperanza Spalding, Academy Award Nominated Director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), multi-media artist Doug Aitken, and writer Dave Eggers and Mimi Lok of Voice of Witness.

Rosanne Cash continues her successful River and the Thread tour at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY this weekend and then brings the "major work true to her restless curiosity" (American Songwriter) to audiences throughout the Midwest and beyond. Click here for a full list of tour dates.