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Nanci Griffith

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Nanci Caroline Griffith, born July 6, 1953, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas, United States. Her career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly and , and what she terms “.”

She won a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms, an album of Griffith covering the songs of artists who influenced her.

Her best-known song is From A Distance, by Julie Gold, although the version that achieved greater commercial success was not Griffith’s but Bette Midler’s (From A Distance). Similarly, other artists have occasionally achieved greater success with Griffith’s songs than Griffith herself: for example, Kathy Mattea, who had a country music top five hit with a 1986 cover (Love At The Five and Dime) of Love At The Five And Dime.

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