NASHVILLE (press release)—Music icon Rita Coolidge has signed with Harper Collins for a book release that will offer readers an intimate and fascinating journey into her personal story of survival as well as her professional emergence as an influential force amid the iconic music and musicians that built the foundation of the ‘60s and ‘70s pop/rock universe in American culture.
Collaborating with best-selling author Michael Walker, Delta Lady, the title chosen for the book, will trace Coolidge’s life from small town Tennessee through the Memphis music scene of the late ‘60’s and finally to Los Angeles where she found fame as a singer/songwriter.
Focusing on her relationships with some of the leading stars of the era, including Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, her friendship with Joe Cocker and her high profile marriage and divorce with fellow superstar Kris Kristofferson, Delta Lady will be more than a well tuned music business scrapbook/memoir of the faces and places. Among her many hits, she sang “All Time High,” the theme from the James Bond thriller, “Octopussy.”
Coolidge recalls on the well documented career path that impacted her generation and beyond with her signature songs, definitive sound and ethereal beauty. The book promises to expose the deep spiritual and emotional roots of Coolidge’s life that provided the bedrock of her survival through and beyond the tumultuous time or change in the social landscape of America and its music.