Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Raitt Los Angeles Bonnie Raitt’s career began with her self-titled release in 1971 and for five decades now, her distinctive mellow voice and slide guitar skills have influenced folk, rock, country and blues. Her 10 Grammy awards, including wins as Top Female Pop Vocalist, Best Rock Vocal and Rock Instrumental Performances, are a testament to her versatility. Bonnie also came in at 50 in the top 100 singers and at 89 in the top 100 guitarists. Her early success gave way to a less prolific period in the 80s. She began a comeback when she appeared as one of the female background vocalists for Roy Orbison on a well viewed television special. Work on a Disney compilation album led her to producer Don Was, and she made a roaring comeback with her 1989 album Nick of Time, which won the 1990 Grammy for Album of the Year. The album’s title song, along with singles "Have a Heart," and "Thing Called Love," all spent time on the Billboard charts. Her Grammy win that same year, for Best Traditional Blues recording, was awarded to her collaboration with John Lee Hooker for the song "In the Mood." Their duet appeared on his album titled The Healer. Raitt continued on a successful path in the 1990s and early 2000s, and she was recognized by the music industry in early 2000 when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since then she has released Slipstream in 2012, for which she won a Grammy for Best Americana Album.