Melissa Etheridge

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  • Overview
  • Fox Presents Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs," and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy in 1992. In 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a win in the "Best Song" category at the Academy Awards for "I Need to Wake Up," written for Al Gore's documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth." As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has been an artist who never shied away from the truth. Earlier in her recording career, she acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that she won. In October 2016, she released "Memphis Rock & Soul," her first album since 2014's critically acclaimed "This Is M.E." Edge Media Network declared that Melissa "is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley, and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding." Don't miss this opportunity to experience an American original and singer-songwriter at the top of her game. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Please enjoy our full bar, and grilled-to-order burgers and brats from Charley's Catering just outside The Fox Theater.

Melissa Etheridge