Melissa Etheridge: Holiday Trio
Location: McCain Auditorium
Address: 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS 66506
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has attained status as one of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. Melissa stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, "Yes I Am" (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995 Etheridge issued her highest charting album, "Your Little Secret," which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Most recently, she released her latest album "This Is M.E." in September 2014 which features singles "Take My Number," "A Little Bit of Me," and "Monster."