A versatile entertainer, EG Kight has performed around the world, and has been involved in fundraising concerts in Germany, Japan and Mexico.
Kight takes great pride in representing the U.S., and she was honored to be the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award.
Born and raised in rural Georgia, Kight still lives on the land that’s been in her family for four generations. Her roots go deep, and that comes through in her music, an americana/blues/country hybrid that encompasses elements of jazz, gospel and pop.
Considered a true vocalist, Kight has had six Blues Music Awards nominations and two Blues Blast nominations, with three for Song of the Year. Many artists have recorded her songs, and she’s had songs on two Grammy®-nominated albums, and on two blues compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year. Her songs have appeared on the Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Nite, and ABC Family.
Kight has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and one song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program three times.
Her previous four albums went to #1 on Sirius XM’s Bluesville. One also charted in the top 10 on Airplay Direct’s Top 50 Blues Albums, and one went to #1 on the Roots Blues Chart.
And on her brand new album, A NEW DAY, released in September, she infuses her “country-flavored southern-fried blues” with a little gospel to create her most inspiring venture to date. It debuted at #9 on the Living Blues Chart. The album, and two individual songs from it, also landed in the first round of the Grammy nominations. And it continues to garner rave reviews.
Kight is grateful to be alive, and to continue making music. A near-death illness a few years back transformed her music into a more positive shade of blue. The songs she writes now seem to be coming from a deeper place, and they have a broader reach. Fans will find a new facet of her music on this album.