Awards & Honors
1992 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “Down at the Twist and Shout”
1993 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “I Feel Lucky”
1994 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “Passionate Kisses”
1995 Best Country Album – “Stones in the Road”
1995 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “Shut Up and Kiss Me”
Country Music Association
1992 Female Vocalist of the Year
1993 Female Vocalist of the Year
Academy of Country Music
1990 Top New Female Vocalist
1992 Top Female Vocalist
Accolades & Honors
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in October of 2012.
5 Grammy award wins and 15 nominations, including a “Record of the Year” nomination in 1994 for “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.”
Four #1 Singles (“Down at the Twist and Shout,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” I Take My Chances,” Shut Up and Kiss Me”) and twelve Top Ten hits.
Has performed at the White House, the 1997 World Series, Superbowl XXXI, the 2000 Democratic National Convention and the Grand Ole Opry.
Honored with the Americana Association’s “Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award.”
Songs have been featured in various films, including Tin Cup, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Fly Away Home and Dead Man Walking.
Featured guest on various television and radio programs, including “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Sesame Street,” “Christmas in Washington,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Tonight Show” and “Austin City Limits.”
Involved in various charities and foundations, including Nashville Cares, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, UNICEF, Voters for Choice, the National Fair Housing Association, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Amnesty International and took part in several USO tours to the Balkans and the Middle East to support servicemen and women worldwide.