7 September, 2016Print
Banner Year for Bonnie Raitt
2016 has been a year to remember for Bonnie Raitt, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer releasing her 20th album 'Dig In Deep' (Redwing Records) earlier this year and selling out tour dates in the U.S. and overseas. 'Dig In Deep' has sold over 155k units worldwide, debuting in the top #10 Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, Internet Album and Independent Album charts and was on the top #200 Sales Chart 26 weeks after release. The album charted at #35 on the UK Top 40 Album chart, #1 UK Americana Album Chart and #7 UK Independent Album Chart with the UK and Germany both reporting this as Bonnie's best-selling album since 'Longing In Their Hearts.' 'Dig In Deep' sales continue to be very strong, currently Amazon's #12 best seller for 2016 and a featured artist of their Front Row series.
Listen to 'Dig In Deep' HERE [via NPR Music].
Raitt is currently 50 dates into her massive "DIG IN DEEP" tour, which has been selling out multiple nights in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Nashville, Seattle, Portland and more. She ends her 2016 tour with her second sold out show in Austin, TX November 8th. The tour has received widespread acclaim during its run, with Billboard saying Raitt "was in magnificent form: confident, engaging and sexy, while singing and playing her bottleneck slide guitar with searing soulfulness" and The Tennessean reporting that Raitt was "...turning out seemingly effortless slide guitar solos and honeyed vocals that broke hearts with one breath and mended them with the next." MTV also said "Bonnie Raitt spent a night throwing a rope down from the top of the mountain and asking a whole room to climb to the top with her."
After earning a Grammy for her last release and penning five songs on the new album, Raitt continues to be recognized for her evolving artistry. She is nominated for the Americana Music Association Award for "Artist of the Year" and will be performing in Nashville September 21st at the Honors & Awards ceremony. This October, Raitt will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside Kris Kristofferson and B.B. King in a broadcast on PBS New Year's Eve.
If you missed Bonnie Raitt on TV, check out some of her performances and interviews from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Charlie Rose, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tavis Smiley, The View, CBS Saturday Morning and Later... with Jools Holland.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUsmTuf6p1c
And JKL Song #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMRbizJwOc
Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/bonnie-raitt-performs-tonight-live-gma-41255971
CBS Sunday Morning: https://youtu.be/8jaySGtiBjI
Charlie Rose: https://charlierose.com/videos/28574
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-bujx3cdu/
CBS Saturday Morning: https://youtu.be/cN2-0ZrwTi4
LATER...with Jools Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxG8WcGM_hc&feature=youtu.be
Amazon Front Row: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I4GI9QI/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ouxIxb5FG4QQB
Facebook Live - Q&A & Performance: https://www.facebook.com/officialbonnieraitt/videos/10153643971429652/