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64th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas

4 April 2022

What a fantastic night at the GRAMMYs!

So wonderful to be able to gather safely with so many friends. I thought the performances were amazing. 

Such an honor to be part of the ceremony, presenting alongside one of my great heroes and friend, Joni Mitchell. So grateful that we got to acknowledge her being The Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year and my Lifetime Achievement Award, while introducing our pal, Brandi Carlile’s brilliant performance. 

Having to postpone and move the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas due to the Covid situation unfortunately curtailed them being able to hold the Special Merit Awards,  where we would normally have been  presented with our Lifetime Achievement Awards, the day before. Either way, I was so glad to be acknowledged and get to be a part of this year’s stellar GRAMMYs show.

A few weeks earlier, I was blessed to receive another wonderful tribute, the Billboard Women in Music Icon Award, where I was given the opportunity to thank all those who helped me get where I am today. You can listen to my speech here, if you’d like:  

It’s been a truly amazing time for me —- two incredibly special awards and my new album and tour all rolling out this spring! I am extremely grateful and excited for it all. 

Can’t wait to play for you out on the road again!  Hope to see you soon!

Photos 1 & 2 by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy; Photo 3 by Brandi Carlile; Photo 4 by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Backstage Interview – One on One with The Recording Academy
64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Program Book
E! Red Carpet Interview with Laverne Cox

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Second track from Just Like That… available now!

25 March 2022

Always a huge fan of songwriter Al Anderson’s, Bonnie has held onto the song “Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart” for thirty years, waiting for just the right album to cut it on. The laid-back Memphis feel—hypnotic, simple and classic, sets the hook in deep and doesn’t let go.

Listen to the song:

Watch the lyric video:

Pre-order the album:

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Bonnie sat in as a guest DJ for BBC Radio 2’s The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews

20 March 2022

Only available until April 4th
Listen here:

Blues legend Bonnie Raitt shares some of her favourite tracks, ahead of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammys. Bonnie plays songs from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Sippie Wallace, Shemekia Copeland, and many more.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues. With live guest sessions and interviews, alongside blues voices from the archives.

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St. Patrick’s Day message for Ukraine

17 March 2022

My great Irish artist and friend Paul Brady sent me this message just posted by the Government of Ireland to mark this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a profoundly moving video montage honoring the people of Ukraine set to Paul’s iconic song, “The Island,” which was written years ago when Ireland was in the height of its own ‘troubles.’ In it he references the victims of senseless and brutal wars everywhere. 

And today, in solidarity with the people of Ukraine facing the staggering brutality and suffering caused by Putin’s invasion, the Irish people are sending this beautiful and heartfelt message. 

Please share if you are also so moved, and let’s continue to do whatever we can to work for peace and lend our support to the millions forced from their lives and homes. 

My heart is breaking for the needless suffering of the victims of war everywhere.
— Bonnie

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Fall 2022 Just Like That…Tour dates go on sale this week!

15 March 2022

A handful of Bonnie’s Just Like That… Tour 2022 dates with Special Guest Marc Cohn will go on sale this week! The Fan Community Presales and Special Benefit Seat sales will start Wednesday, March 16th at 10am local time at! Catch Bonnie in Tempe, Tucson, Grand Prairie and Sugar Land in the fall. Register for the FREE Fan Community to access the Presales and Special Benefit Seats.

“I’m so excited to reunite with one of my favorite, soulful artists and dear friends, Marc Cohn for our fall tour of the Southwest and Southern states,” says Raitt. The feeling is mutual as Cohn shares, “I’m thrilled and honored to be Bonnie’s special guest for a slew of shows this Fall. I’ve been fortunate to have toured with Bonnie in the past. From Australia and New Zealand to dozens of shows in the States, I’ve marveled night after night at the master class that is a Bonnie Raitt performance. I can’t wait to get back out there once again with my soulful, brilliant, beautiful friend – who just happens to be my favorite singer in the world.”

With Special Guest Marc Cohn

30-Sep ~~ ASU Gammage ~~ Tempe, AZ
1-Oct ~~ Tucson Music Hall ~~ Tucson, AZ
8-Oct ~~ Texas Trust CU Theatre ~~ Grand Prairie, TX
4-Nov ~~ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land ~~ Sugar Land, TX

Additional tour dates will go on sale in May 2022.
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