Bonnie Raitt to Release New Album, ‘Dig in Deep,’ in 2016
Bonnie Raitt has announced that she will be releasing a new album.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member says that her 20th studio record, Dig in Deep, will be released on her own Redwing Records label on Feb. 26, 2016.
“The response to Slipstream was such a refreshing and unexpected boost,” Raitt says of her 2012 project, which garnered the singer-songwriter her 10th Grammy. “So, going into this album, I had renewed energy.”
The 65-year-old wrote five of the tracks on her new project — the most since her 1998 album, Fundamental — after spending two years on the road, performing for her loyal fans.
“I was really inspired to come up with some songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn’t yet mined,” Raitt explains. “I don’t write easily and can get distracted, but remembering how satisfying it was to come up with something new of my own, and writing with guys I love — like my longtime bandmates George Marinelli and Jon Cleary — I found that once the wheels started turning, the music came pouring out.
“I’m feeling pretty charged, and the band and I are at the top of our game,” she adds. “I think all these years together pay off, and the best part is that we know how lucky we are to still get to make our livings doing something we love this much.”
Raitt will celebrate the release of her new album with a tour, the dates for which will be announced and go on sale in early November. In 2014, Raitt helped pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, along with Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, among others.
Dig in Deep will be available for pre-order beginning on Nov. 6; a complete track listing is not yet available. More information about the album and Raitt’s tour will be available on her website.