February 4, 2023

Shirley Eikhard, the prolific Canadian songwriter behind Bonnie Raitt’s traditional minimize “One thing to Discuss About,” is lifeless at 67.

The information was introduced in a press release from her representatives. No reason for loss of life or additional info has been publicly disclosed.

Born in 1955 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Eikhard started her music profession on the age of 12 whereas supporting her mom, the good violinist June Eikhard, in Canadian fiddle competitions. She broke out as a solo artist at a songwriters’ venue on the Mariposa Folks Pageant, and on the age of 14 signed a take care of Capitol Data.

In 1970, famed nation singer Chet Atkins recorded her music “Pickin’ My Manner” and used it because the title monitor for his forty first studio album. Eikhard launched her self-titled debut album in 1972, and in ’73 and ’74 she received consecutive Juno awards for Finest Nation Feminine.

Throughout her lengthy profession Eikhard wrote greater than 500 songs, a lot of which she saved for her 17 studio albums, whereas others have been carried out by artists reminiscent of Cher, Emmylou Harris, Rita Coolidge, The Pointer Sisters, Kim Carnes, and Anne Murray. Her greatest hit stays Raitt’s “One thing to Discuss About,” which appeared on the 1991 album Luck of the Draw. Raitt received a Grammy for Finest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency, and the music was additionally nominated for File the Yr. In 2020, “One thing to Discuss About” was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Corridor of Fame.

Eikhard additionally recorded theme songs for movies reminiscent of The Domino Precept, starring Gene Hackman, and The Ardour of Ayn Rand, starring Helen Mirren. Revisit a few of her traditional tunes under.

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