by Joseph Brownbell (Out & About Nashville)
It’s been just over 25 years since Melissa Etheridge released her self-titled debut album. In that time, the rocker has come out of the closet, weathered some very public relationship scrutiny and battled cancer. Etheridge’s Nashville concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on April 15 is the first in a string of dates for the This is ME Solo Tour—where fans will get their first taste of a newly independent Melissa Etheridge.
Out & About Nashville chatted with the veteran star about activism throughout her career, collaborations with producers and writers who’ve worked with Eminem, Kesha, Demi Lovato and more for her forthcoming record and when she’s tying the knot with partner Linda Wallem.