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Who Is Rita Coolidge?
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Rita's credentials are the stuff of legend. After earning a degree in art at Florida State University, the Tennessee native decided to give music a shot before settling into a career as an art teacher. She moved to Memphis and was soon singing jingles, demos and background vocals for a number of area bands. When the pair signed their record deal, Rita suddenly found herself on big-time pop music's leading edge.
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The former backup vocalist and two-time Grammy Award winner broke through with her solo album Anytime Coolidge and her two sisters, Priscilla and Linda, were all gifted singers. At age 15 she and her family moved to Florida. She later attended Florida State University to study art, and while there she formed a folk group called R. After graduation, she moved to Memphis and sang radio-station IDs and commercial jingles at a studio, Pepper Sound. The album's title song did well regionally but did not make a splash nationally. Soon after her move to Memphis, Coolidge met Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett and toured with them as their backup singer.
Rita Coolidge born May 1, is an American recording artist. During the s and s, her songs were on Billboard magazine's pop , country , adult contemporary , and jazz charts,  and she won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson. Coolidge is the daughter of Dick and Charlotte Coolidge, a minister and schoolteacher, with sisters Linda and Priscilla , and brother Raymond.