In a year filled with great music, one song stuck out in 1979 — the debut hit from a young and upcoming singer/songwriter. The song was “Chuck E.’s in Love” and it would catapult Rickie Lee Jones to stardom.
A “Rolling Stone” cover, five Grammy nominations and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist quickly followed. She could have been one of the biggest stars in the world, but fame made Rickie Lee uneasy. So she pushed it all away.
Today, her unique style and ability to strike a different chord are still keeping her going and making her songs more relevant than ever.
Rickie takes up back to the ’70s, explaining why she found the journey from obscurity to obsession so overwhelming and how she learned the hard way that if you can’t love the person inside, it doesn’t matter how charmed your life is.
The woman who famously loved and lost fellow musician Tom Waits, leading to one of the all-time great break-up albums “Pirates,” talks candidly to Growing Bolder about the pressure to pair off and why she thinks she may always be alone, even if she does sometimes feel lonely.
It’s a fascinating conversation with one of the all-time great women in rock and roll history.