Meaningful Minnesota memories coming with Bonnie Raitt to state fair

Legendary singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt's tour stop during opening night of the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Thursday won't be just a run-of-the-mill gig. The Grammy-winning artist has several ties to the state, dating back to 1971 when her first album was recorded in the Twin Cities.
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Legendary singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt's tour stop during opening night of the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Thursday won't be just a run-of-the-mill gig. The Grammy-winning artist has several ties to the state, dating back to 1971 when her first album was recorded in the Twin Cities.

Raitt tells the Star Tribune that she'll try to get to the fair before her gig to walk around the fair and enjoy life in the middle of America. Raitt called the state fair "a slice of Americana and a taste of Minnesota."

Raitt has been on the road to promote her latest release "Slipstream," her first new album in seven years. Her last stop prior to her state fair concert is in Madison, Wis., Monday.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's biggest commercial success came with the 1989 album "Nick of Time," which earned her three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year.

The blues-rock singer's hits include "Thing Called Love," "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Something to Talk About," featured in the video below.

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