Nanci Griffith Biography and Wiki
Nanci Griffith (Nanci Caroline Griffith) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Nashville, Tennessee. She specified in folk, country music, and Americana genres. She started as a kindergarten teacher and periodically folksinger.
Nanci Griffith Age
Griffith was born on 6 July 1953 in Seguin City, Texas in the United States. At the time of her death, she was 68 years old.
Nanci Griffith Death and Cause of Death
Griffith died on 6th August 2021 in Nashville. Her death however was announced a week later on August 13.
Nanci Griffith Height and Weight
Griffith stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by.
Nanci Griffith Parents and Family
Nanci was the daughter of musical parents. Her father Marlin was a graphic artist and her mother Ruelene enjoyed jazz and tried a hand at acting. She was also a real estate agent.
She described her family as “basically really dysfunctional,” because of their irresponsibility. Griffith’s parents divorced in 1960. She was raised alongside her two older siblings who had relocated to Austin.
Nanci Griffith Husband
Griffith was married to Eric Taylor (singer-songwriter) between 1976 and 1982. In the 1990s, she was engaged to Tom Kimmel (singer-songwriter), but they never got married.
Nanci Griffith Wikipedia
After graduating from the University of Texas with an education degree, she became a teacher at kindergarten and first grade in Austin during the 1970s alongside a five-year Sunday Nightspot at the Hole in The Wall.
She first learned how to play guitar one Saturday morning in a Tv show hosted by Weber (PBS presenter). Nanci later started writing her own songs because she discovered it was easier than learning how to play those of other people. Her first professional performance was on a thank-giving holiday at Austin’s Red Lion Club when she was 14 years old.
Nanci Griffith Songs
- Once in A Very Blue Moon
- Lone Star State of Min
- From A Distance
- There’s A Light Beyond These Woods
- Cold Hearts / Closed Minds
- I Knew Love
- The Loving Kind
- Cotton’s All We Got
- Not Innocent Enough
- Across America
- Banks of the Pontchartrain
- Looking for the Time
- One of These Days
- Love’s Found a Shoulder
- Fly by Night
- The Wing and the Wheel
- Tumble and Fall – (previously unreleased)
- Lone Star State of Mind
Nanci Griffith Net Worth
Griffith’s estimated net worth is around $1M.
Nanci Griffith Awards
In 1994 Griffith won Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices and Other Rooms. In 2008 she won American Trailblazer Award which was awarded by American Music Association.
Nanci Griffith Health
Griffith was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1990s. She underwent a successful six weeks of radiation treatment alongside surgery and cancer left her and her thyroid-stimulating hormone count is normal now.