Rosanne Cash Congratulates Her ‘Pal’ Kathy Valentine, The Gogos On Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

by Keeli Parkey

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2021 class. Country music star Rosanne Cash is celebrating her friend’s induction in that hallowed hall.

Rosanne Cash’s friend is Kathy Valentine – a guitarist for the legendary girl group, The Gogos. That band was one of the inductees chosen to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.

The daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash took to her Twitter account on Wednesday (May 12) to publicly express her excitement. She was thrilled to see her friend receive such a prestigious honor.

In her tweet, Rosanne Cash added: “Congratulations to my pal @Kathy_Valentine! I’m thrilled for @officialgogos.”

Rosanne Cash Wasn’t the Only Person Celebrating The Gogos Hall of Fame Induction

News that The Gogos had made it into the Rock and Roll of Fame created excitement for people other than Rosanne Cash. And, unsurprisingly, those excited people included the members of The Gogos.

And, the band also took to Twitter to share its members’ appreciation and excitement about the prestigious honor. For them, the honor was appreciated, but it also showed the power of women in the music industry.

“We are so EXCITED to announce that we will be … inducted into the 2021 Rock Hall of Fame!! Women have always been a vital part of the ever changing music business and we are so proud to have our success story honored and recognized by the @rockhall and our wonderful fans!” the band also shared on May 12.

According to, other 2021 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included rapper Jay-Z. Other inductees were also the Foo Fighters, Carol King, Tina Turner, and Todd Rundgren.

Cash Calls Out Journalist Over Paul Simon Comments

Celebrating the induction of The Gogos into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn’t the only topic Rosanne Cash has also talked about on Twitter recently.

In fact, last month she used the social media platform to correct what she felt was a misrepresentation of the significance of the very popular musician Paul Simon. This took place after writer Jeff Slate referred to Paul Simon as a “historical footnote to Bob Dylan.”

This comment did not sit well with Rosanne Cash. So, like many people do these days, she sounded off on Twitter about it.

“Sorry to pile on, @jeffslate, but Simon’s line ‘The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar’ deserves its own Wiki page,'”Cash tweeted in response to Slate. “That’s one line. I can say with absolute certainty that he will have his place in history as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century.”