Folk and country singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies aged 68

Nanci Griffith
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Grammy Award-winning country and folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith has died at the age of 68.

Her management company – Gold Mountain Entertainment – confirmed the news over the weekend, however the company also stated that it was Griffith's wish that “no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing." Her cause of death is yet to be revealed.

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Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.