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Nanci Griffith

Griffith in 2004
Background information
Birth name Nanci Caroline Griffith
Born (1953-07-06) July 6, 1953 (age 63)
Seguin, Texas, U.S.
Genres Folk, country, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocalist, acoustic guitar
Years active 1978–present
Labels B.F. Deal, Featherbed, Philo, MCA, Elektra, Rounder, New Door
Associated acts The Blue Moon Orchestra
The Crickets
Darius Rucker
The Kennedys
James McMurtry

I was always more interested in story songs, things with a point of view… and things that informed me.
Nanci Griffith
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song.
Nanci Griffith
Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
Nanci Griffith
I've always been a very prolific writer.
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house!
Nanci Griffith
I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult.
Nanci Griffith
It was nice to focus on things outside of my body. Music has always done that for me.
Nanci Griffith
I feel like, in some ways, I'm just a journalist.