We are thrilled to announce that Tammy is pregnant, and expecting our twins sometime around this fallEtheridge, Michaels expecting twins Apr 18, 2006
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was a devastating blow to me and my family, but I knew I had to fightEtheridge, Ford raise money for research Sep 22, 2005
This album is definitely a return to my rock 'n' roll rootsEtheridge to unveil new CD on QVC Apr 16, 2010
I am fortunate to be under a wonderful doctor's care and thankful that this was caught earlyMelissa Etheridge battling breast cancer Oct 08, 2004
I am so happy to use the last leg of my tour to help bring the benefits of music education to more childrenMelissa Etheridge helps VH1 Save the Music Sep 19, 2004
Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations winning two, one Academy Award and has sold twenty-seven million albums worldwide and almost fourteen million in the United States alone.
Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993.
Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, the younger of two girls, to John Etheridge, a psychology teacher at Leavenworth High School, and Elizabeth Williamson, a computer consultant. She attended David Brewer School, which is still located at 17th and Osage Streets. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. Etheridge was a member of the first "Power and Life" musical/dance group at LHS which is still active today. Her childhood home was at 1902 Miami Street.