″…one of the most versatile singers of the rock generation…″Most music fans have a favorite song recorded by two-time GRAMMY® award-winner Rita Coolidge— Fever, We’re All Alone, One Fine Day, (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher, The Way You Do The Things You Do—and so many other memorable tracks that topped the charts from the 1970′s onward. It is perhaps due to Coolidge’s pop and rock pedigree that many of her fans are unaware of her longstanding affection for jazz, however. Her debut release…
Folk Alliance ConventionRita Coolidge was the keynote speaker and addresses Folk Alliance International 2015 in Kansas City, MO.
Native American Native Awards WinnerAt the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards held Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the the Seneca Casino, Rita received the following Native American Native Awards for Best Female Artist and A Rita Coolidge Christmas.
Rita signs with Harper Collins for Autobiography “Delta Lady” for 2015 ReleaseThe autobiography will offer readers an intimate and fascinating journey into her personal story of survival as well as her professional emergence as an influential force amid the iconic music and musicians that built the foundation of the 60’s-70’s pop/rock universe in American culture.
Collaborating with best-selling Laurel Canyon author, Michael Walker, Delta Lady will trace Coolidge’s life from small town Tennessee, through the Memphis music scene of the late ‘60’s and finally to Los Angeles where she found fame as a singer/songwriter. Focusing on her relationships with some of the leading stars of the era—including Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, her friendship with Joe Cocker and her high profile marriage to fellow superstar Kris Kristofferson, Delta Lady will be more than a well- tuned music business scrapbook/memoir of the faces and places Coolidge recalls on the well-documented career path that impacted her generation and beyond with her signature songs, definitive sound and ethereal beauty. The book promises to expose the deep spiritual and emotional roots of Coolidge’s life that provided the bedrock of her survival through and beyond the tumultuous time or change in the social landscape of America and its music.