Storms (Nanci Griffith album)

Nanci Griffith

Nanci Caroline Griffith, (born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas.

Griffith's career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country, Folk, and what she terms "folkabilly." Griffith won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1994 for her recording, Other Voices, Other Rooms. This album features Griffith covering the songs of artists who are her major influences. One of her better-known songs is "From a Distance" by Julie Gold, although Bette Midler's version achieved greater commercial success. Similarly, other artists have occasionally achieved greater success with Griffith's songs than Griffith herself. For example, Kathy Mattea had a country music top five hit with a 1986 cover of Griffith's "Love at the Five and Dime," and Suzy Bogguss had one of her largest hits with Griffith's and Tom Russell's "Outbound Plane."

Griffith was married to singer-songwriter Eric Taylor from 1976 to 1982. In the early 1990s, she was engaged to singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel, but the couple parted before marrying. Griffith is a survivor of breast cancer which was diagnosed in 1996, and thyroid cancer in 1998.

Griffith has in recent years toured with various other artists including Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss and Judy Collins. Griffith has recorded duets with many artists, among them Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz (singer of Counting Crows), and Darius Rucker (singer of Hootie & the Blowfish). She has also contributed background vocals on many other recordings.

Band (The Blue Moon Orchestra)

Current members

Previous band members

Charts and awards

Album charts

Date Album Country Chart Peak
1987 Lone Star State of Mind US Billboard Top Country Albums 23
1988 Little Love Affairs US Billboard Top Country Albums 27
1988 One Fair Summer Evening US Billboard Top Country Albums 43
Sep 1989 Storms UK UK Album Chart 38
1989 Storms US The Billboard 200 99
1989 Storms US Billboard Top Country Albums 42
Sep 1991 Late Night Grande Hotel UK UK Album Chart 40
1991 Late Night Grande Hotel US The Billboard 200 185
Mar 1993 Other Voices, Other Rooms UK UK Album Chart 18
1993 Other Voices, Other Rooms US The Billboard 200 54
Nov 1993 The Best of Nanci Griffith UK UK Album Chart 27
Oct 1994 Flyer UK UK Album Chart 20
1994 Flyer US The Billboard 200 48
1997 Blue Roses from the Moons US The Billboard 200 119
1998 Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) US The Billboard 200 85
2001 Clock Without Hands US The Billboard 200 149
2001 Clock Without Hands US Billboard Top Internet Albums 11
2002 Winter Marquee US Billboard Top Country Albums 45

Singles charts

Date Single Country Chart Peak
1986 "Once In A Very Blue Moon" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 85
1987 "Cold Hearts/Closed Minds" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 64
1987 "Lone Star State of Mind" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 36
1987 " Never Mind" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 58
1987 "Trouble in the Fields" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 57
1988 "Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 64
1988 "I Knew Love" US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 37

Awards

Griffith won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms.

Discography

Videography

See also

References

External links

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