Nanci Griffith Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Husband, Tour, Songs, Health, Salary and Net Worth

Nanci Griffith Wiki

Nanci Griffith (Nanci Caroline Griffith) is an American female singer, songwriter and guitarist in the line between folk and country music. She started as a kindergarten teacher and irregularly folksinger.

Nanci Griffith Biography

She was raised in Austin, Texas and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Nanci appeared many times on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) music program since 1985.

Graduating with an education degree from University of Texas , she was a teacher at kindergarten and first grade in Austin during the 1970s alongside five-year Sunday Night spot at the Hole in The Wall.

She first learned how to play guitar  one Saturday morning a Tv show hosted by Weber (PBS presenter)  and later began writing her own song because she discovered it was easier than learning how to play those of other people.Her first professional performance was at Austin’s Red Lion Club on a thank giving holiday when she was 14.

In recent years, the singer has toured with the likes of John Prince, Iris DeMent, Suzy Boggus and Judy Collins. Griffith has recorded major collaborations with various artists.

Nanci Griffith Age

Griffith was born on 6 July 1953 in Seguin City, Texas in United States. She is [agecalc birthdate=1953-07-06] old.

Nanci Family

Nanci was a daughter of musical parents ,her father (Marlin) was a graphic artist and her mother (Ruelene) enjoyed jazz and tried hand at acting also she was a real estate agent.

She described her family as “basically really dysfunctional,”  because of their irresponsibility. Griffith’s parents divorced in 1960. She had two older siblings who had relocated to Austin.

Nanci Griffith Husband

Griffith was married to Eric Taylor (singer-songwriter) between 1976 and 1982. In 1990’s, she was engaged to Tom Kimmel (singer-songwriter), but they never got married.

Nanci Griffith Salary

Her salary is estimated to be between $50k to $100k.

Nanci Griffith Songs

  1. Once in A Very Blue Moon
  2. Lone Star State of Min
  3. From A Distance
  4. There’s A Light Beyond These Woods
  5. Cold Hearts / Closed Minds
  6. I Knew Love
  7. The Loving Kind
  8. Cotton’s All We Got
  9. Not Innocent Enough
  10. Across America
  11. Banks of the Pontchartrain
  12. Looking for the Time
  13. One of These Days
  14. Love’s Found a Shoulder
  15. Fly by Night
  16. The Wing and the Wheel
  17. Tumble and Fall – (previously unreleased)
  18. Lone Star State of Mind

Nanci Griffith Net Worth

Her estimated net worth is around $1M.


In 1994 Griffith won Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices and Other Rooms. In 2008 she won American Trailblazer Award which was awarded by American Music Association.

Nanci Griffith Health

Griffith was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990s and she underwent a successful six weeks radiation treatment alongside surgery and the cancer left her and her thyroid-stimulating hormone count is normal now.

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Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.