Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist who is also an outspoken advocate for women's causes. She has written music for the series Weeds as well.
She went to the Berklee College of Music and played in the Boston club circuit. She appeared on one of Don Henley's albums early in her career.
Her singles "Ain't It Heavy" and "Come to My Window" both won Grammy Awards.
Her former partner Julie Cypher had a daughter named Bailey Jean and a son named Beckett with the help of sperm donor David Crosby. Etheridge and Cypher separated in 2000. Etheridge then had a daughter named Johnnie and a son named Miller via an anonymous sperm donor with actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. She married Linda Wallem, with whom she shares a birthday, on May 31, 2014.
She once sang a duet with Sammy Hagar; they covered "Honky Tonk Woman" by The Rolling Stones.