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AMERICAN SONGWRITER – Bonnie Raitt Inspires on Album ‘Just Like That…’

9 June 2022


Watching a human interest segment on the news in 2018, Bonnie Raitt couldn’t pull away from the story of a woman who donated her child’s organ and was about to meet the recipient of her son’s heart for the first time. The man sat with her and asked if she would like to put her head on his chest so she could hear her son’s heart. “I just lost it,” says Raitt. “It was the most moving and surprising thing. I wasn’t expecting it. I vowed right then that I wanted to write a song about what that would take.”


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Surprise nods from Billboard this week

9 June 2022

Another wonderful surprise this week as Bonnie’s recording of ‘Made Up Mind’ lands on Billboard’s “50 Best Songs of 2022 So Far: Staff List.” The song was written by The Bros. Landreth and Jonathan Singleton (and originally released in 2014 on The Bros. Landreth album Let It Lie.) As soon as she heard it, Bonnie just knew she had to cut it!

Billboard as well acknowledged Bonnie’s label by featuring Redwing Records at the top of their “2022 Indie Power Players” list and reflected back on her Women In Music Icon award acceptance speech in March 2022 when Bonnie “gave a shoutout to fellow female artists and musical mentors, plus praised the ‘mighty core’ of women in her organization to whom she was ‘extremely indebted,’ including her Redwing Records co-directors.” Thank you, Billboard for these appreciations and acknowledgements. It’s been quite a ride so far for Just Like That… !



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Just Like That… October & November 2022 Tour Dates go on sale this week!

10 May 2022

We are happy to announce that Bonnie’s Just Like That…October & November 2022 Tour Dates with Special Guest Marc Cohn will go on sale this week! The Fan Presales and Special Benefit Seat (SBS) sales at start Wednesday 5/11 at 10am local time and the general on-sales to the public begin Friday 5/13 at 10am local time. If you want to see these shows and pay face value ticket prices (hint hint: NOT scalper prices or via online scalper agencies,) we highly encourage you to purchase during the Fan Presales on 5/11 & 5/12. Sign in/Register at the FREE Fan Community at to access the Fan Presales and SBS. Here is a great photo of Bonnie and Marc when they first toured Australia together in 1992!

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3 May 2022

Third release from her indie label, Redwing Records, captures attention

Music legend Bonnie Raitt’s newly-released (and 21st) album, Just Like That…, is capturing the attention of fans and critics alike while it scores on sales charts, radio airplay and DSP playlists nationwide. Billboard chart positions include #1 Current Album, #1 Current Rock Album, #1 Americana / Folk Album, #1 Blues Album, #1 Internet Album and #1 Independent Record Label Current Albums.
The album reached #2 on the iTunes U.S. Top Albums chart just behind the #1 Billboard 200 top album of the week, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry. At Amazon, Just Like That… was the #1 New Release before the album was even available.

Debuting at #3 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart, its first single, “Made Up Mind,” remained at the #1 spot on the Americana Radio Singles Chart for four weeks, with the track also making it on top Spotify and Apple Music playlists including Rockin’ Vibes, Americana Icons, Got Blues,Grade A, Made for Spatial Audio, New Music Daily, and New In Rock & Roadhouse.
Bonnie was recently featured on Spotify’s Time Square billboard, and earned praise from the likes of the NY Times (“brings new depth to songs of love and loss”), NPR (“she’s carried on in the groove that she established”), NPR Fresh Air (“That is a voice of compassion and generosity, qualities many of us encounter all too rarely these days.”) and Wall Street Journal (“a potent reminder that she’s still here, and still vital”) while her intimate conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe unlocked the stories behind the four self-penned tracks.

The 10-track album is the latest milestone in an already magnificent year following being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, receiving the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music, and her iconic album Nick of Time being inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.
The mix of sounds and approaches on ‘Just Like That…’ reveals how, 50 years after the release of her debut album, Raitt continues to personify what it means to stay creative, adventurous, and daring over the course of a life’s work. “On this record, I wanted to stretch,” she says. “I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.”

Like the rest of the musicians around the world, sidelined for two years from their livelihood and great joy—touring and performing live—Raitt and her band finished the first leg of their current eight-month US tour and will be embarking on the second leg joined by Lucinda Williams and longtime friend Mavis Staples on various dates throughout the run. The full tour schedule with info on Special Benefit Seats, is listed at

Photo by Shervin Lainez (photo on billboard by Shervin Lainez)

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