Rhiannon Giddens

GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens made her return to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage last night, performing a rousing rendition of her GRAMMY-nominated song “You Louisiana Man” featured on her widely celebrated album You’re The One. The performance is the latest in what has been a tremendous 2024 for Giddens so far. Her international tour continues with shows this week in Austin and at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, with Newport Folk Festival confirmed for July 27.

Today, Oh Boy Records unveils Rhiannon Giddens’ stirring rendition of "The Ballad of Sally Anne,” the second track from My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall. The track delves into the harrowing reality of lynching in the American South, presenting a poignant narrative that challenges listeners to confront the historical atrocities often overlooked in the country music genre. My Black Country is Randall’s reclamation of the history of Black contributions to the genre, specifically hers.

For more than four decades the songwriter, New York Times best-selling author (The Wind Done Gone), and acclaimed educator Alice Randall has been one of the few Black female writers on Nashville’s Music Row, and the first to pen a #1 hit (Trisha Yearwood’s  "XXXs and OOOs"). And while she has seen her songs recorded by multiple generations of country artists - from Glen Campbell and Mo Bandy, to Marie Osmond and Yearwood - none of those artists looked like her. Until now.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the annual celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, has just unveiled its very special lineup for the 2024 Festival.

Congratulations to Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens on her Grammy nominations for Best Americana Album for her album You’re The One (Nonesuch) and Best American Roots Performance for her song “You Louisiana Man” from You’re The One. Giddens is a 2-time GRAMMY Award winner and with today’s nominations, now a 10-time nominee. Her previous album, 2021's They're Calling Me Home, won the GRAMMY award for Best Folk Album.

Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project on a fundraising initiative and a powerful music video for her song "Another Wasted Life.” The music video was released today, on the 10th annual Wrongful Conviction Day.  The “Another Wasted Life” video features 22 wrongfully convicted people, clients of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

Rhiannon Giddens’ new album You’re the One is out now (Nonesuch Records) and has been met with enthusiastic media response, including three national TV appearances in the past week. Her first album comprising all original music was produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys, Valerie June, Tank and the Bangas).

Rhiannon Giddens today shared a new single from her forthcoming album You’re the One, which is due August 18 on Nonesuch Records. “Yet to Be” features Jason Isbell and tells the story of a Black woman and an Irish man falling in love in America. Giddens chose to collaborate with Isbell due to his steadfast advocacy and support for black women in the industry. Beyond being an exceptional singer, he stays true to himself, and she genuinely admires him as a person of great character.

"Yet To Be"

Pulitzer Prize winner Rhiannon Giddens has released a new single from her forthcoming album You’re the One (August 18 / Nonesuch Records). “You Louisiana Man” blends Giddens’ celebrated voice and banjo work with horns, organ, fiddle, and accordion to create a Zydeco-funk jam.

Rhiannon GiddensYou’re the One will be released August 18 on Nonesuch Records. The album is the GRAMMY, MacArthur and Pulitzer-winning singer, composer, and instrumentalist’s third solo studio album and her first of all original songs; her last solo album was 2017’s critically acclaimed Freedom Highway. This collection of 12 songs written over the course of Giddens’ career bursts with life-affirming energy, drawing from the folk music that she knows so deeply, as well as its pop descendants.

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