Melissa Etheridge to Perform at 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Dinner

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Washington, DC, and New York - Aug 3, 2012 - Multi-platinum artist Melissa Etheridge will perform at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show on Sept. 20 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas as part of the 2012 Radio Show, produced by the NAB and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

Melissa Etheridge

The Oscar and two-time Grammy-winning artist's newest album, "4th Street Feeling," is named after a street in Etheridge's hometown of Leavenworth, KS, and is set for release on Sept. 4, 2012, on Island Records. Etheridge wrote 12 new songs for the album, which features Blair Sinta on drums, Brett Simons on bass, and Zac Rae on keyboards. She takes the lead on vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica and banjitar. The first single from the album is called "Falling Up."

Etheridge's career spans decades starting with her self-titled first album (1988). The critically-acclaimed debut led to an invitation to sing on the 1989 Grammy Awards broadcast. For several years, Etheridge's popularity built around such memorable songs as "Bring Me Some Water" (from her debut), "No Souvenirs" (from Brave And Crazy) and "Ain't It Heavy" (from Never Enough), for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal.

Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing for which she received her second Best Female Rock Grammy. The album went six times platinum and spent more than two and a half years on the album chart.

Her highest charting album, Your Little Secret (#6 on the Billboard Top 200), included the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success led Etheridge to receive a Juno award for International Entertainer of the Year in 1990, the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996 and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007.

In 2011, Etheridge made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot, and received her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, Etheridge embarked on a worldwide tour, performing for sold-out crowds throughout Europe, Australia, and North America. When not on tour, she records her syndicated "Melissa Etheridge Radio Show" for daily broadcast on stations throughout the US and Canada.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. Winners will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, hosted by CBS Radio's KMVK-FM's Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo.

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