- Nanci Griffith, a Grammy award-winning musician, died on 13 August 2021 at the age of 68. She was known for her 1993 covers collection album “Other Voice, Other Rooms,” which earned her critical acclaim.
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- Family, Parents, and Siblings
Nanci Griffith, a Grammy award-winning musician, died on 13 August 2021 at the age of 68. She was known for her 1993 covers collection album “Other Voice, Other Rooms,” which earned her critical acclaim.
Originally from Seguin, Texas, Nanci Caroline Griffith was born on 6 July 1953 under the star sign Cancer. The 68-year-old singer-songwriter was American by nationality and belonged to the Caucasian ethnicity. She was a graduate of the University of Texas.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Inspired by Loretta Lynn, Griffith began performing as a singer when she was a teenager. She found success during the 1980s and ’90s on major labels like Elektra and MCA. For her recording “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, she won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1994.
Griffith produced memorable songs like It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go and Late Night Grand Hotel. Her songs also proved successful for other singers such as Suzy Boggus and Kathy Mattea. Besides, she toured with various artists, including Judy Collins, Iris DeMent, John Prine, and The Crickets.
In the summer of 2011, Griffith co-produced her album Intersection, which included several new original songs. The album was released in April 2012 on Proper Records. Starting in 1985, Griffith also appeared many times on the PBS music program Austin City Limits. She also appeared on the channel 4 program Town & Country with John Prine in 1990.
Griffith gave many hit songs working with various artists and labels. She earned millions of dollars from music royalties, concerts, tours, sponsors, and more. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million before she died on 13 August.
Married, Husband, and Children
The Grammy-winning folk singer had experienced a tragic incident when she was a teenager. She lost her high school boyfriend, John, in a motorcycle accident days after he took her to senior prom.
In 1976, Griffith married singer-songwriter, Eric Taylor. But they split after six years of marriage. She then got engaged to singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel in the early 1990s. At the time of her death, she was reportedly single.
Dead, Cause of Death, and Funeral
The Texas-born singer-songwriter died on 13 August in Nashville at age 68. Her management company, Gold Mountain Entertainment confirmed the news of her death. No cause of death was provided, reportedly at Griffith’s behest:
“It is Nanci’s wish that no statement or press release happen for a week following her passing.”
Griffith had survived bouts with breast cancer in 1996 and thyroid cancer in 1998.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Griffith was born to parents – Ruelen and Marlin Griffith. Her father was a book publisher and singer in barbershop quartets, and her mother was a real estate agent and amateur actress. She once said that her parents were very, very irresponsible.
When Griffith was a child, her family moved to Austin. Her parents divorced in 1960.