Melissa Etheridge On New CD: 'I'm Exploring Being 51'
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NEW YORK -- At 51, Melissa Etheridge isn't coasting on her accomplishments. Take her guitar work.
The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, whose 12th studio album has been released this week, challenged herself to play all the guitar parts this time around for the first time.
"I kind of thought when I was 30 that you're as good as your going to get. And that's not true," she says. "I have gotten so much better and I'm celebrating it on this album."
The album, "4th Street Feeling," has a dozen songs that mostly look backward – to her parents, childhood and breakups. It's named after a street in Etheridge's hometown of Leavenworth, Kan.
"I'm exploring being 51. I'm exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times," she says. "My experience is, `Oh, I'm never really going to get it right. I'm never going to get it done. But that's not the point here.' The point is the journey."
Listeners will get some nostalgia –
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