Melissa Etheridge has done some pretty gutsy things in her stellar career. She’s shown no fear in forthrightly standing up for her truths, both in her songs and her life. But as an artist she’s never quite laid it on the line like she does on MEmphis Rock and Soul, scheduled for release on October 7th, 2016 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. On MEmphis Rock and Soul, Etheridge brings her powerful voice and passionate vision to some of the era-defining treasures of modern music – the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” and “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming,” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” Johnnie Taylor’s “Who’s Making Love” – as well as some real discoveries she found in her explorations deep into the Stax catalog. Etheridge could not be happier with the results: an album that completely captures the spirit she felt as a kid hearing these songs. And now she’s thrilled to share her MEmphis Rock and Soul.

As the leader in the direct-to-fan platform, PledgeMusic is a perfect fit for Etheridge to bring her fans into the recording process and offer them special exclusives and a behind the scenes look into the making of the record.

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“I’m happy and excited to announce that I am recording a new album. But I want to share this music with you right now, which is why I’ve invited you here – so you can experience the music while it’s being created. I can’t wait for you to hear the new music!”

With every pre-order of the record, fans receive the AccessPass, which will give them instant access to exclusive updates and content.

“I’ll bring you into my world to hear the new songs, see videos from the recording sessions, pictures from the studio and much, much more.”

Pledgers will also have the opportunity to pledge on some exclusive items and experiences, such as: CDs and vinyl, signed CDs and vinyl, super bundles, signed CD bundles, T-shirts with an exclusive design, available only to pledgers, handwritten lyric sheet, a Happy Birthday/custom voicemail greeting, a one-on-one guitar lesson in Los Angeles with Melissa, a one-on-one songwriting session in Los Angeles with Melissa, a personalized, signed guitar and more.

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