No, I didn’t watch the Grammy’s. In fact, I didn’t know they were on. I was glancing at news on my laptop yesterday morning and the headline above jumped out at me.
Here’s the song of the year. Warning, it is a tear jerker but a beautiful song.
I’ve been a Bonnie Raitt fan for as long as I can remember! Her first album debuted in 1971. Here’s a LINK to her website with her bio. She’s been inducted into the Hall of Fame and won her 14th Grammy this year.
I wonder if the headline writer who called her an “unknown blues singer” was fired or will be embarrassed for the rest of his or her life?
Here are two songs of hers I like. Yes I owned these albums and played them over and over.
Are you a Bonnie Raitt fan? What are your thoughts about calling her an “unknown blues singer?”
The writer is no doubt a millennial that considers anything before 2000 an unknown. Never mind that Bonnie was piling up Grammy’s while his Mom was in preschool. For those of us that are of the Boomer era, she is one of the all time greats. Beyonce, Adele and Taylor need to THANK her for opening doors they could later walk through. By the way, this song is great because of the simplicity and the lyrics, not because it revolves around dancing and booty shaking. It deserved the honor.
Well said. 👍🏼
I don’t know that the headline writer is a millennial, because I know plenty of millennials who are well versed on music genres, but I will say the headline writer is someone who doesn’t know music history or other genres. Raitt, an unknown nobody? C’mon, get out listen to music beyond what Beyoncé, Adele, and Taylor swift put out. Yes, a pretty bad journalism mistake!
Appalling mistake. Also why didn’t anyone catch it? it makes me question everything we read in the news these days.
I hope it’s been fixed by now. I’m suspect it was cutbacks of editing staff. Some guy in a suit saying, “Oh, why would we need proofreader? If we cut, we can save X dollars!” Between cutbacks and DIY journalism, which is both good and bad, it’s hard to really put a lot of faith in journalism today. I know you care about good comms EA – have you heard much about Chatgpt? Wow, not sure what I think of that either!
You’re probably correct. Somebody is making decisions about a business they don’t fully understand. I think Chatgpt will eliminate jobs for freelancers and in house reporters. Like order kiosks in fast food restaurants.
I went through the country line-dancing + dive bar dates in the early 80’s and always associate Bonnie with that time. Isn’t the Daily Mail one of those fluff news outlets that the UK loves? I’m not surprised that they assigned a totally clueless person to report on the story.
That’s when I remember listening to Bonnie too. I’m not that familiar with the Daily Mail.
Yes, the Daily Mail puts out those stretching reality, half true stories that turn out typically to say absolutely nothing. They just like to stir the pot.
Ugh! I don’t think this headline meant to stir the pot. It revealed complete ignorance. Definitely sloppy journalism.
We all must also note that next to George Thorogood, she played the meanest slide guitar on the planet! She is in the same club as Manx, Wable, Trucks and Dawson!
Now you’re throwing out some names I don’t know. But I will look them up.
Unknown blues singer? Are you effing kidding me?!?!
That’s what I was thinking.
I couldn’t watch the songs on your post but she has an amazing, rich voice.
I love her voice!
I’ve listened to this song just today and it’s beautiful
It made me cry!
It’s very moving.
I do believe I saw that headline writer at the unemployment office! LOL! But seriously, has he been living under a rock. I am by no means a music whiz, I forget singer’s names all the time and names of songs, BUT … I do know Bonnie Raitt! I can just imagine the letters to the editor about that article.
Yes. I would expect that headline writer to be unemployed soon. I don’t keep up with a lot of newer singers, but some are iconic.
Looks like that article was from the UK which might explain why they don’t know US musicians as well. Still, she’s hardly unknown. We saw Bonnie Raitt with James Taylor a few years ago. She put on a great show. “Something to Talk About” is one of my faves too.
Wow! What a concert. Two of my favorites.
That was a tear-jerker – even when forewarned! Some kind of clueless media outlet. Probably feeding their clueless readership just what they want.
It’s been a long time that a song has brought me to tears!
I don’t listen to ‘country’ anymore, but I used to love Bonnie Raitt! I found it curious that they were honoring so many truly good, but older musicians. It’s like they recognized that many famous people are dropping dead and thought they should honor them before they die. Not that I watched that show. The devil/sex performance is pure evil.
I have never listened to country — except for Bonnie Raitt, if she’s in that category. No, I didn’t watch the show.
I don’t know the headline writer’s intentions, but it did, in fact, entice readers! Maybe they got a raise. No stunts seem considered too preposterous if they make people click.
That’s an interesting take on it 😊
I’ve never heard of her, then again, I don’t know many singers names.
She’s been a number one artist for decades with 13 or 14 grammy awards. Too funny to see her described as unknown.
Oh wow! That’s impressive!