Bonnie Raitt was born in Burbank, Calif., to Broadway star John Raitt. She got her start in the early '70s as a blues-based singer-songwriter who covered many of the era's up-and-coming folk and country stylists. She's also a hell of a guitar player. Her 1972 album, 'Give It Up,' was a masterpiece in subtlety and interpretation. But even though she was a hit with critics and developed a growing fan base over the years, it wasn't until 1989's 'Nick of Time' rocketed her to the top of the charts. The album hit No. 1, won a Grammy for Album of the Year and suddenly Raitt was the queen of music. Her next two albums both went multi-platinum. Since then, she's become rock royalty, a singular voice whose respect for the past matches her own influence on a new generation of singer-songwriters, and not just female ones.
Ozzy Osbourne and Bonnie Raitt Lead Classic Rock Grammy Winners
Stewart Copeland, Willie Nelson and Edgar Winter were also among the winners.
Christine McVie Honored by Mick Fleetwood at the Grammys
Fleetwood Mac drummer was joined by Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for a rendition of "Songbird."
How Bonnie Raitt Fine Tuned Her Style With 'Give It Up'
She was aiming for the "same funky feeling," but with more finesse.
Bonnie Raitt Says Prince Sampled Her Slide Guitar on 'Cream'
Single became his fifth and final No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Listen to Bonnie Raitt's New Song 'Made Up Mind' From Upcoming LP
New album, 'Just Like That ... ,' will arrive this spring.
Bonnie Raitt Expands 2022 Tour With Dates Featuring Mavis Staples
Singers will team up for run of dates in July, August and September.
Bonnie Raitt Shares 'Just Like That...' 2022 Tour Dates
NRBQ and Lucinda Williams will support at various points throughout the trek.
How Bonnie Raitt Built on Her Comeback With 'Luck of the Draw'
She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.