The music world said goodbye to a songwriting hero today.
According to AP News, Grammy-winning country/folk singer Nanci Griffith has passed away at the age of 68, however no further details were given.
In a statement from her management, that was the way she wanted it:
“It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing.”
Known for songs like “From A Distance” “Love At The Five And Dime,” Lone Star State Of Mind” and more, the Texas native also recorded songs with John Prine, Guy Clark, and more. Suzy Boggus’ version of Griffith’s “Outbound Plane” was a Top 10 hit at country radio.
In 1994, Griffith won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for her album, Other Voices, Other Rooms.
Darius Rucker shared his grief via Twitter:
“Today I am just sad man. I lost one of my idols. One of the reasons I am in Nashville. She blew my mind the first time I heard Marie and Omie. And singing with her was my favorite things to do.”
A formal statement may be coming later.