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Nanci Griffith dead at 68 in Nashville: ‘Folkabilly’ singer-songwriter

Nanci Griffith, a Grammy-successful self-described “folkabilly” singer who was the first artist to file “From a Distance,” died Friday in Nashville. 

She was 68. She died of undisclosed results in, according to a assertion from former label Rounder Data. 

Griffith received appreciable acclaim for her 1993 covers selection, “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” which showcased visitor appearances from good friends together with John Prine, Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan, providing harmonica on his individual “Boots of Spanish Leather.” The pursuing year, it won the Grammy for Ideal Contemporary Folk Album – about a single of Dylan’s releases.

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Nanci Griffith headlines "Uncorked," an outdoor concert on the grounds of Arrington Vineyards on Saturday, October 11, 2008.

Many of Griffith’s compositions — first recorded by her — became hits for other state artists. That involved Kathy Mattea’s very first Major 10 strike, “Love at the Five and Dime,” and Suzy Bogguss’ “Outbound Plane.”

“A gorgeous soul that I really like has still left this earth,” Bogguss wrote on Facebook. “I sense blessed to have quite a few memories of our periods jointly alongside with most every thing she at any time recorded. I’m going to expend the working day reveling in the articulate masterful legacy she’s left us.”