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Bonnie won Three GRAMMYs at the 65th Annual Awards!

6 February 2023

I’m still reeling. So grateful to everyone who helped bring me to last night. Thanks to the [tag] Recording Academy members who voted for me; to all the members of our mighty [tag] Redwing Records and support team: to my band, our brilliant engineer, Ryan Freeland, and to my wonderful road crew—I thank you all for helping me get our music out to the world.

And to all the friends, family and fans who lift me up with their steady love and support.

And lastly, to [tag] John Prine and all the songwriters who keep inspiring and giving us the joy of sharing their music.
I’m just bowled over..

Love,
💜Bonnie

Read Bonnie’s Song of the Year acceptance speech and watch all three acceptance speeches below:

Oh, my gosh. Oh, I’m so surprised. I don’t know what to say. This is just an unreal moment. Thank you for honoring me, to all the academy that surrounds me with so much support and appreciates the art of songwriting as I do. I was so inspired for this song by the incredible story of the love and the grace and the generosity of someone that donates their beloved’s organs to help another person live, and the story was so simple and so beautiful for these times.

And people have been responding to the song partly because of how much I love and we all love John Prine, and that was the inspiration for the music for this song and telling a story from the inside. … I don’t write a lot of songs, but I’m so proud that you appreciate this one and what this means for me and for the rest of the songwriters. …

I would not be up here tonight if it wasn’t for the art of the great, soul-digging, hard-working people that put these songs and ideas to music. So I thank my team for helping me get this record out. And thank you so much. I’m just totally humbled. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

Song of the Year “Just Like That”: https://youtu.be/4SGDteHRh4Q

Best American Roots Song “Just Like That”: https://youtu.be/XZetqbo60aA

Best Americana Performance “Made Up Mind”: https://youtu.be/s6_Ys0H8drw

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A note from Bonnie and Sheryl about their tribute to Christine McVie at the GRAMMY Awards

6 February 2023

Thank you all for your wonderful congratulations on my Grammy wins. l’m still processing and basking in the glow.

I want to share Sheryl’s post from yesterday where she explained the unfortunate technical glitch that marred our otherwise beautiful tribute to Christine McVie at Sunday night’s GRAMMYs show.

It was a very challenging situation, especially for such an important moment in the live broadcast. Sheryl, Mick and I were grateful to hear that the broadcast engineer caught the problem and was immediately able to switch and send the correct keyboard sound to those of you watching at home.

We were very dismayed to hear that unfortunately, those listening in the audience—our friends, peers, and fans — were hearing what we were hearing as well which was the broken keyboard playing in both the wrong key and none of the notes she was actually playing.

How Sheryl managed to play and sing anything close to the song, especially in that highly emotional, live moment, is a testament to her professionalism and artistry.

Technical problems happen, especially on live TV, but we wanted to be forthcoming about why things may have seemed off.

We were so grateful to be able to pay tribute to our beloved Christine. There will never be anyone like her and I love what Sheryl and Mick say at the bottom of her post below.

— Bonnie

Sheryl’s message:

Beautiful Christine! Last night during our Recording Academy / GRAMMYs tribute, something really strange happened. I sat down to play with Bonnie and Mick and the piano was not working right. I still cannot wrap my brain around it because I’ve never had it happen but the clock started for Mick and the first chord I played, only a couple of notes at a time would play. At one point, the piano in our ears was in a different key than what I was playing!

Thankfully, the broadcast mixer noticed something was off and switched over to the microphones. So to everyone else it sounds completely normal. But for us, the digital patch that was what we heard in our ears was CRAZY! 😩🤯

Needless to say, I was disappointed but Mick and I decided after the performance that perhaps Christine might be up there sipping champaign and giggling, having been a keyboard player herself.❤️

So happy for my friend, Bonnie though!! What a night!

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‘Bonnie Raitt Heads to the Grammys, Recognized as a Songwriter at Last’ — The New York Times

31 January 2023

“Long renowned as an interpreter, she has quietly built a catalog of her own. Up for song of the year on Sunday, she talked about her nominated track, ‘Just Like That,’ and a lifetime onstage.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Read the full feature here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/31/arts/music/bonnie-raitt-grammys-just-like-that.html

Photo: Peter Fisher for The New York Times

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‘Just Like That…’ nominated for four GRAMMY® Awards!

15 November 2022

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 65th GRAMMY® Awards! Bonnie and all of us at BRHQ are incredibly proud that her album ‘Just Like That…’ has earned four GRAMMY® nominations at today’s announcement.

We are pinching ourselves over here at Redwing Records and we’re so grateful to everyone who loves this album and has helped spread the word.  Bonnie wants to send out a special thank you to all those members of The Recording Academy who voted for her nominations.

And to all her fellow musicians, songwriters and her brilliant engineer, Ryan Freeland, for helping make this album as special as it is. Thanks everybody! — BRHQ

‘Just Like That…’ is out now, in all formats!
https://lnk.to/justlikethat_br

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‘Just Like That…’ Tour will continue in 2023!

14 November 2022

JUST ANNOUNCED! Bonnie’s ‘Just Like That…” Tour will continue in 2023 with stops in the U.S. (including the West Coast, Midwest and Hawaii,) Ireland and the UK! The Fan Presales for these shows will begin tomorrow November 15th at 10am local time at bonnieraitt.com. Register for the FREE Fan Community to gain access to these presales (that include some of the best seats in the house.) Visit the Members page to get ready for tomorrow!

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Bonnie speaks with the Houston Press

2 November 2022

In an interview with Jesse Sendejas for the Houston Press ahead of her shows in Texas this week, Bonnie reflected on her music career so far, the process of writing and recording her latest album, and many of the Texans who helped support her over the years. She wants to be sure and include her dear friend and brilliant guitarist, songwriter and producer, Stephen Bruton, who sadly passed away in 2009.

“None of us wanted to be put in a box, and that’s one of the reasons I always felt so comfortable in Texas,” she said. “It was… really the home of some of the funkiest music and… soulful songwriting.”

Check out the full article here:

https://www.houstonpress.com/music/things-to-do-bonnie-raitt-smart-financial-centre-at-sugar-land-november-4-2022-14424655

Photo with Jimmie Vaughan at the 2017 "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" benefit concert in Austin
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Capitol Records Music Video Catalog fully re-released!

13 September 2022

Bonnie and Capitol Records/Universal Music Enterprises are proud to present the re-release of all 13 of her Capitol Records-era music videos made between 1989 – 2006, available now in remastered High Definition video on her Official website and Official YouTube Channel! It’s been a long time coming and we are so proud and excited to share these videos upgraded to the highest visual quality. Watch “Thing Called Love,” “Love Letter,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Love Sneakin’ Up On You,” “Not The Only One” and more. Visit bonnieraitt.com/video/capitol-records-era-music-videos to enjoy these quintessential moments from Bonnie’s time with Capitol Records as they’ve never been experienced before. — BRHQ

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PBS NewsHour Weekend Spotlight: Bonnie Raitt

18 June 2022

By Geoff Bennett
By Andrew Corkery

Music legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is out with her twenty-first album called “Just Like That.” It’s her first new release in more than six years, and has landed at No. 1 on six different Billboard charts since its release. Geoff Bennett sat down with Raitt to discuss her dynamic 50-year career and what she’s learned about herself along the way. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

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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… !

50 BEST SONGS: https://bit.ly/3xfs6Nw

INDIE POWER PLAYERS: https://bit.ly/3H2nYoq

Photo collage by Billboard
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