Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies aged 68
Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like Love At The Five And Dime celebrated the South, has died at the age of 68.
A statement from her management company on Friday confirmed her death, but no cause was provided.
“It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing,” Gold Mountain Entertainment said in a statement.
Griffith worked closely with other folk singers, helping the early careers of artists like Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris.
She was also known for her recording of From A Distance, which would later become a well-known Bette Midler tune.
That cover appeared on her first major label release, Lone Star State Of Mind in 1987.