#10 Suzy Bogguss, Singer/Songwriter Interview

#10 Suzy Bogguss, Singer/Songwriter Interview

Grammy Award winner, Suzy Bogguss has been recording music for over 25 years, and fans of The Not Old Better Show will appreciate Suzy’s musical roots, her great outlook on life, and her beautiful voice. 

From her earliest years growing up in Aledo, Illinois, Suzy Bogguss loved music. She joined the church choir at age five, played the piano and drums, and bought her first 12-string with the money she earned from babysitting. She moved to Nashville in the mid-’80s and paid the bills by singing demos by day and performing three nights a week at a local rib joint. Now, more than a dozen albums later,  2 million copies sold of your first three albums, and awards ranging from the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female Vocalist of 1989 to a Horizon Award given by the Country Music Association to a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.

Rolling Stone says of Suzy’s album “Lucky,” The 26 Albums of 2014 You Probably Didn’t But Really Should Hear   “Lucky” is Suzy’s latest, which was recorded with her husband, songwriter and esteemed recording engineer Doug Crider.

The album “Lucky” honors legendary songwriter Merle Haggard, includes favorites such as “Silver Wings”, “Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down”, and “Today I Started Loving You Again,” and singing these songs in a live setting is a passion of Suzy’s.

Suzy’s fans have been listening to her now for a quarter century, while others first clued into her recent, independently released albums, “American Folk Songbook,” “Sweet Danger” and “Swing.” Some of Suzy’s fans — 964, in fact — contributed money to make and promote “Lucky” through a Kickstarter campaign, and the entire project was funded through fan support.

You can find out more about Suzy, her music, and her upcoming tour schedule at suzybogguss.com

Written by Paul Vogelzang

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