Legendary singer/songwriter and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Shirley Eikhard released a new single titled “Anything Is Possible” from her recent LP “On My Way To You”.
With a career spanning over forty-years, Shirley has written well over 500 songs to date. Her songs have been covered by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Anne Murray, Ginette Reno, Alanna Myles to name a few.
A two-time JUNO Award and multi-BMI Award recipient, Shirley is coming off her induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for writing the blues-rock hit “Something To Talk About” in Nashville in the 1980s, originally offered to Anne Murray, among other artists, all of whom expressed interested but ultimately didn’t record it. She had put the song on the back burner until one day Shirley received a surprised phone message from American blues singer and guitarist, Bonnie Raitt. The rest is music history.
Bonnie Raitt’s recording of Shirley’s composition proved a spectacular success and netted Bonnie the industry’s coveted Grammy Award for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” and drove the “Luck of the Draw” album to win the “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance”, boosted by multi-platinum sales in North America.
At home in Canada, the song also earned Shirley a JUNO nomination for “Songwriter of the Year”, along with SOCAN Classics and BMI Awards for its status as a radio favourite.
It is a true honour for Dianna to welcome via phone, the legendary singer/songwriter, Shirley Eikhard. For more information visit shirleyeikhard.ca.
Special thanks go to Eric Alper for making this interview possible. Photo provided with thanks.