Good music cheers up your day; great music has timely social relevance. At a time of national anxiety — with political division, economic uncertainty and a wellbeing timebomb that needs to be tackled — Melissa touches on topical issues but, unlike protest albums that meet anger with anger, this album presents love, unity and health as the tonic for making the world a better place. Where this album testifies, it is in the enduring power of music to be part of the solution.
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Melissa Lou Etheridge born May 29, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. Later that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. Yes I Am peaked at No. In October , Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
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Melissa Etheridge is sharing how music has been her guiding light since her son Beckett's death from an overdose in May. In her first live television interview since losing her son two months ago, Etheridge, 59, spoke to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about how she has coped with the heartbreaking loss. It's only been a couple of months, but I've been very busy and made myself very busy," the Grammy Award-winning singer shared. You get through the grief and you get to the healing. Etheridge also discussed how music has helped her to heal , revealing, "There's something about singing, something about opening the soul, it's got me through everything. So many people throughout my life said, 'Your music got me through this, your music got me through that. The songstress noted one track in particular that has helped amid her heartbreak, a song that she wrote after her father died back in the '90s titled, "Talking to My Angel. It's a way of self-soothing that I can draw on.
Following official guidelines from the State, we have begun a phased reopening of the theater. Details on our phased reopening plan and protocols can be found here. Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the Grammy Awards show. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October , Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.