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Shirley Eikhard Dead, Songwriter And Vocalist From New Brunswick, Passed Away At Age 67

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Shirley Eikhard; image credits: CBC

The famous Canadian songwriter Shirley Eikhard, who wrote “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt, passed away at the age of 67.

Shirley Eikhard: Cause Of Death

Her representatives sent a statement to share the news. No other details or the cause of death have been made public.

Shirley Eikhard

Shirley Eikhard; image credits: Billboard

Shirley Eikhard: Her Personal Life

Eikhard, was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, in 1955. When both of her parents were part of a tiny local band called the Trantramar Ramblers in the 1950s, her mother, June Eikhard, started her career in music with her husband, the late bassist Cecil Eikhard.

Canada’s First Lady of the Fiddle, the debut album by June, her mother, was published in 1959. She started her musical career at age 12 while cheering on her mother, the legendary violinist June Eikhard, in competitions for the Canadian fiddle. At the Mariposa Folk Festival, she made her solo debut at a writers’ stage, and at the age of 14, she secured a recording contract with Capitol Records.

Shirley Eikhard: Her Career

The legendary country singer Chet Atkins covered her song “Pickin’ My Way” and used it as the album’s lead single in 1970. Eikhard’s self-titled debut album was published in 1972, and she won back-to-back Juno Awards for Best Country Female in 1973 and 1974.

More than 500 songs were written by Eikhard throughout her lengthy career, many of which she saved for her 17 studio albums. Other songs were performed by artists like Cher, Emmylou Harris, Kim Carnes,Rita Coolidge, The Pointer Sisters, and Anne Murray. The song “Something to Talk About,” which was featured on the 1991 album Luck of the Draw, is still Raitt’s biggest success. The song was nominated for Record Year as well as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance by Raitt.

Shirley Eikhard: Her Net Worth

One of the most well-known singers is Shirley Eikhard. Shirley Eikhard has a $5 million net worth. For her 1991 song, “Something to Talk About,” Eikhard was honored by being accepted into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2020. In October 2021, Eikhard released her farewell record, “On My Way to You,” which included the hit “Anything is Possible.” Early in her profession, Eikhard toured extensively, although she stopped doing so later. She played at exclusive gatherings and sporadic club gigs, frequently alongside the late Brent Eikhard, her brother.

FAQs

1. What is the net worth of Shirley Eikhard?

Ans. $5 million

2. What is the age of Shirley Eikhard?

Ans. 67 years

3. Who is the mother of Shirley Eikhard?

Ans. June Eikhard

4. Who is the father of Shirley Eikhard?

Ans. Cecil Eikhard

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