May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth
Leavenworth, KS, United States
Melissa Lou Etheridge was born May 29, 1961and is best known as an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is also a passionate activist and an icon for gay fans with an international following of lesbian fans. She opened her account in 1988 with her self-titled album at peaking at #22 on the Billboard 200 featuring her biggest hit to date Bring Me Some Water. A Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance soon followed and he went all the way in 1993 winning her first Grammy for It Ain’t Heavy.