This Is Melissa Etheridge - Interview with Out & About Nashville

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.

Date Posted: 
Mar 24 2014

A Note from Melissa on the passing of Reverend Fred Phelps

I have heard today that the Reverend Fred Phelps has died. He had been a shadow, a propelling force on the gay rights movement for over 20 years. He was based in my home state of Kansas. He would come with his dozen or so followers from the Westboro Baptist Church, family members most, and they would picket my shows in Kansas City. Oh, their posters were frightening and ugly. I often wondered how anyone who went to church could actually state that God hates anything.

Date Posted: 
Mar 20 2014

Melissa to play Thunder Bay Blues Festival


July 4 ~ Marina Park, Thunder Bay ONT Canada. This is a three day festival (July 4-6) but Melissa will play on July 4 only. Day passes are $69 each, a weekend pass is $109, VIP passes are $159. Tickets ON SALE March 21 @ 11:30am ET (there will be no fan club tickets for this event).

Date Posted: 
Mar 20 2014

Melissa March Merch Madness Sale


The Melissa Etheridge Online Store will be moving to a new home soon. Take advantage of our March Merch Madness Moving Sale and get some great deals on exclusive Melissa collectibles. Many other cool items are on sale through the end of March and while supplies last!

Date Posted: 
Mar 17 2014

Win a signed Ovation Guitar with Handwritten Lyrics by Melissa & More!


Join An Uprising of Love! Watch, listen, and share for your chance to win an autographed Ovation guitar from Melissa! 1st Place Wins an Ovation Acoustic Guitar with Handwritten Lyrics by Melissa & a T-Shirt. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Place each win a Melissa Etheridge T-Shirt. GET DETAILS!

Date Posted: 
Mar 14 2014
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