October 27, 2003 by

Rosey Nix Adams

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Categories: Musicians

Rosey Nix Adams, a country music singer, died on Oct. 24. Cause of death is still under investigation. She was 45.
Adams, who was the daughter of the late country music singer June Carter Cash and Edwin ”Rip” Nix, was found dead with bluegrass fiddle player Jimmy Campbell, 40, inside a parked bus in Clarksville, Tenn. Officials said they may have died from carbon monoxide emanating from six heaters on the bus. Drug paraphernalia, including needles and pipes, were also located near the bodies.
A singer/songwriter, Adams performed as a back-up singer for David Grey and Slim Whitman.

35 Responses to Rosey Nix Adams

  1. penny

    rosie was a wonderful person,as a tribute to her life,i will be doing a website for her,i am asking anyone that has pictures of her to email me,please. i knew rosie and loved her,we were close,but,never thought she was going to be taken from me,so soon!!!!!!
    thank you!!!!!!
    still missing and loving rosie

  2. Kenny Nelson

    Hello Penny,
    I am saddened that you lost one of your dear friends.I pray that God will help heal your breaking heart,as well as Rosie’s family.
    I first saw Rosie perform back in 1976 at the Minnesota State Fair. She was part of the Johnny Cash Show. I believe she sang ” Silver Threads And Golden Needles “. She did a wonderful job!
    God Bless,
    Kenny Nelson

  3. Kenny Nelson

    Hello Again,
    When I first started writing about Rosie I thought at first Penny was the only one who posted a tribute. I want to also extend my deepest sympathy to Lori too, and all who are mourning the passing of Rosie and Jimmy.
    God Bless,
    Kenny Nelson

  4. Gary Fry

    We the Bill Monroe Foundation wish to express to all the Cash / Carter family our heart felt empathy. It has been a while, but the “Hurt” will never go away.
    We at the Bill Monroe Foundation lost a very close friend, former Bill Monroe, Blue Grass Boy, fiddle player, and a great supporter of the Bill Monroe Foundation and a personal friend of mine.
    Eddie Stubbs read my message to the Campbell Family first at the Campbell service and to Marcia and her children, we wish them the best.
    To the Carter / Cash family, you have suffered so much in 2003. We grieve with you.
    Gary Fry
    Advisory Board Member
    The Bill Monroe Foundation

  5. chelsey nix

    Hello
    im rosies niece chelsey nix rip nixs granddaughter rosie was a beatiful and lovely person ill never forget her.
    love always chelse nix

  6. chelsey nix

    hello again
    i just love rosie so much i hope your in heaven
    rite now looking down on me we were always really
    close.i love you so much u know our family has grieved over you you will never be forgotten
    popa thinks about you all the time your pictures remain in popas house your gone but not forgotten. i love you. every time i see your picture its a beatiful think you know popa loves you and your family is still grieving you were
    an important person in our family.and as your niece im proud for you to be my aunt.
    love always,
    chelsey nix

  7. joe compton

    I adored Anita, June, Helen, Carlene and Rosey.
    I saw her several times in the Johnny Cash show in the 1990’s. What a talented person Rosey was. I would be interested in pictures of her since we see too little of her. I also am interested in pictures of her cousin laurie Carter Bennett

  8. chelsey nix/cash

    thanks everybody for this website the family really appreciates it i truly can say thanks !!!
    the carter/nix/cash family is truly still grieving over her death and we really miss her
    she was a great person her family loves her very much and always will
    love always
    chelsey nix/cash

  9. Katie Kaeppel

    i dont know who she really is. i am doing a report on Johnny Cash and i was reserching on her because she was his stepDaughter… does anyone have anything to fill me in with?
    Always Katie Kaeppel

  10. Lisa B

    I knew Rosie for over ten years. What a heart and what a voice! She will never be forgotten by the people who knew her and loved her. What a great loss. And John & June too. What a blessing it was knowing all three of them. Lisa

  11. Steve

    I also just saw “Walk the Line” and was reading about the Carter/Cash families on the internet. I’m so sorry to hear about Rosie’s death. My sympathies to all her friends and family.

  12. chelsey

    hey
    this is rosies niece i havent seen walk the line very scared to i also havent been on here in a while so i thought i would respecct my aunt and leave a tribute! its christmas time and we think of our loved ones and the ones that are gone from us i love you rosie and i am gona go
    love, chelsey nix/cash

  13. Loren Pickford

    I knew Rosie in New Orleans around 1997/98 where I produced a Gospel CD for her for Dinosaur Records and she sang on a track called “Sutree on the River, Knoxville Tennessee 1951″” on my CD for Earth Spirit Music, “River Spirits” (available on CDBaby.com). She was a great lady with a big loving heart and fun spirit, a deep thinker and I loved her dearly as did everyone at Dinosaur Records (now defunct) while she was there, working with us. Bon Voyage pal!

  14. Tammy

    I meet Rosey years ago thru a mutal friend,she was a wonderul person.Very giving and caring ,she will be greatly missed.Rest in peace.
    Tammy

  15. Kira

    i just saw the movie walk the line andf i thought it was beautiful, i had to look up info on june and john and their families, that family seems sooo amazing and fun but i just cant stop wondering about their 7 children. what are they doing now? how did they feel about the movie, and many other things if anyone has answers let me know! thanx, good luck

  16. Kirk

    I remember Rosie from school in Hendersonville.
    We had some good conversation from time to time.
    She was so sweet, just had a lot of hurt inside. Years ago, she used to visit visit me in Nashville on her way home late at night just for conversation and friendship. Sometimes she would laugh and sometimes cry. I loved Rosie a lot as a friend.
    I loved all the family.I miss you Rosie. May the Circle never be unbroken. Goodbye “Wildwood Rose”

  17. len jinks

    still thinking of you rosie, only knew you for a short while, our walks across my land looking for old bottles to add to your collection, our talks about my favorite artist carlene, the bird nesting box you gave me etc, all gone too soon
    r i p
    len

  18. Lisa Ridge

    It has taken me this long to be able to say how I felt about Rosie. Our birthdays are two days apart, and every year, she would give me something of hers. I can still hear her singing my personal favorite “I Still Miss Somone” Rest easy…I Love You Rosie

  19. Cheri DeVault-Hahn

    I met Rosey in Palm Springs in 1996. She was there for rehab. We got along right off sharing secrets that we both never shared with others. We laughed and cried at ourselves and each other. Rosey’s birthday is coming up and wish she was here for a big hug and smile. ♥♥ love you Rosey ♥♥ Cheri

  20. holly nix

    I DID KNOW HER AT ALL.. BUT HER BROTHER TOLD ME ALOT ABOUT YOU. YOU SEEM LIKE A SWEET PERSON. I MARRIED YOUR BROTHER ON DECEMBER 15, 2006. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR SEVEN MONTHS NOW. YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO MUCH FROM THE PEOPLES THAT LOVED YOU.. ONE DAY WE ALL WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. …
    LOVE ALWAYS.. FROM YOUR SISTER-LAW.. HOLLY NIX

  21. BRAD STENDER

    JOHNNY CASH ALWAYS WAS KIND ABOUT ROSIE SAYING SHE HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICE SINCE HER AUNT ANITA. BUT LIKE HER AUNT NEVER HAD THE CONFIDENCE IN HERSELF AND HER TALENT BECAUSE THEY DID BOTH WOULD HAVE GONE FARTHER IN BEING A SOLO STAR.

  22. TAMMY

    Rosie and I weren’t very close but we met at my church in Nashville TN when I was 17 yrs old and she and I talked alot. She was dating a guy by the name of Jerry McEwen that is how Jerry and I met before he was slain this past year. But I do remember that Rosie had given me a top to where back to church one afternoon after she and jerry and i had lunch and I spilled something on my shirt. I had my junior picture made in High school. I do remember her singing Amazing Grace and I knew I would never hear that rendition again like that. She will be greatly missed

  23. Gina gaye muzinich

    I met Rosie when I was with Earl Poole Ball, Johnny Cash’s pianist. I did not get to know Rosie but I have a wonderful memory of “girl talk” in the lady’s room with her at one of Johnny Cash’s shows. I felt I could tell her anything, she was so warm. She sang “Amazing Grace” beautifully that night with such a powerful voice. I will never forget her; her singing gave me goose bumps. Sing with the angels girl! Gina

  24. Dennis Sayers

    Today, Jan 31, 2009, is the first time I ever heard Rosie sing. I saw a video on U-tube of her and Johnny singing Father and Daughter. She had a beautiful voice and she was a very pretty girl(the picture they show when she was very young). I am sorry i wasn’t aware of her before as I am sure i have missed some very good music. Rest in Peace!

  25. Sabine Meissner

    Hallo, ich habe rosey auf fotos gesehen, ihre stimme über youtube gehört, und denke, ein sehr guter mensch ist leider viel zu früh gegangen… ich hätte gern viel lieder von ihr gehört, lieber gott, warum hast du das nicht erlaubt ? ich liebe Euch alle, die an rosey denken und sie kannten !!! Viele Grüße aus Deutschland von eurer Sabine Meissner aus Obersdorf in Brandenburg

  26. R. Life

    It is seven years after her death, and I just found this out. I always wondered what happened to Rosie. I met her in Kearney Nebraska, and thought she was the nicest person. It was such a treat to meet her.
    We were at a party one night, and I was outside, away from the noise, when she approached, and asked, “what you all doing out her by your lonesome?”. We talked about sometimes not feeling like you fit in the “mix”, and feeling at times like your place will always be outside looking in. We started laughing and talking, and I knew that I would always remember that night. She came over to my place a few times, and shortly after that left town. I had no way of finding out how to contact her. Have many times wondered how her life was going.
    I’m so sorry to hear of her death. My sympathies to her family. She was one of the sweetest, funniest people that I have run across in my life, and I will always hold a place in my heart for her, and mourn the fact that she is not around to touch others lifes like she did mine. Thank you Rosie.

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