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Grammy Award Winning Folk Singer Nanci Griffith Dies At 68

Grammy-winning folk singer Nanci Griffith has passed on at age 68.Grammy-Winning Folk Singer Nanci Griffith Dies, Asked to Withhold Details in Death Wish

The deceased management team confirmed her death on Friday 13th August 2021 but gave no cause.

“It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing,” Gold Mountain Entertainment said in a statement.

Griffith was known for such hits as “Love at the Five and Dime,” “Once in a Very Blue Moon” and “Outbound Plane.” She also won the 1994 Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for her record “Other Voices, Other Rooms.”

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She also worked closely with other folk singers, including Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris. Her cover of “From a Distance”  was featured on her album “Lone Star State of Mind” in 1987.

Griffith was born on 6th July 1953, in Seguin, Texas, and raised in Austin. As a teen, she would perform at clubs and festivals around her hometown. She later attended the University of Texas and desired to become a teacher. However, she then decided to have a career as a musician in 1977. She released her debut album, “There’s a Light Beyond These Woods,” in 1978.

Nanci Griffith was married to performer Eric Taylor from 1976 until their divorce in 1982. Her high school boyfriend, John, died in a motorcycle accident and later inspired several of her songs. She was engaged to singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel in the 1990s, but the couple never tied the knot.

 

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