Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Boom! Joni Mitchell Set for Grammy Awards Next Sunday — First Ever Time for Famed Singer Songwriter After Winning Career 10


Joni Mitchell will perform at the Grammy Awards next Sunday.

The famed pop/folk/jazz singer songwriter has won 10 Grammys in her lifetime but never performed on the show.

This is big, big news and a stunning comeback for Joni. Nine years ago Joni suffered a brain aneurysm that almost killed her. Initially she couldn’t walk or talk. But she battled back, mightily, to the point where this year she is nominated for Best Folk Album, for her live performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

Will Brandi Carlile join her? Carlile has been a huge part of Joni’s career recovery. Will Taylor Swift be part of the proceedings? Taylor is nominated for 6 Grammys this year including Album, Song, and Record of the Year. This Grammy show could be her own Super Bowl!

Joni Mitchell has blazed a path in all genres of music, especially folk, pop, and jazz. Her hits include Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi, Help Me, Free Man in Paris, The Circle Game, River (It’s Coming on Christmas), and many, many more. They could do a whole tribute to her on the Grammys– and maybe they will.

Kudos to Grammy producer Ben Winston for pulling this off!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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