Who was Eric Taylor?
Eric Taylor is the husband of Nanci Griffith.
Eric Taylor was a Texas-born American singer-songwriter who was noted for merging spoken word with anecdotal songs to produce a theater-like performance.
Taylor’s songs have been covered by Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Peter Cooper, and others in addition to his nine solo albums.
Nanci Griffith was 68 years old and her husband Eric Taylor was 70 years old.
Nanci Griffith was born on July 6, 1953, in Seguin, Texas, U.S. Eric Taylor was born on September 25, 1949, in Austin, Texas, U.S.
They have no children.
Eric Taylor And Nanci Griffith
Eric and Nanci were married in 1976. Their marriage was divorced in 1982. While the reason for their divorce was unknown, Taylor died in March of 2020 at the age of 70 from liver disease.
Nanci was engaged to singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel in the early 1990s. But she never got married again. She was unmarried until his death
How Did Nanci Griffith Die?
Griffith died on August 13, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 68. The management company for the Texas-born crooner acknowledged her death on Friday but gave no explanation.
At Griffith’s wish, no cause of death or additional information was released.
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In a statement, Gold Mountain Entertainment said, “It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing,”
Following Griffith’s death, singer Darius Rucker expressed his sorrow on Twitter. He wrote, “Today i am just sad man. I lost one of my idols. One of the reasons I am in Nashville.She blew my mind the first time I heard [Mary &] Omie. And singing with her was my favorite things to do. Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies,”
Our hearts are heavy today hearing the news that Nanci Griffith has passed. She was a beautiful songwriter and a beacon in the Texas music scene for decades. She appeared on Austin City Limits a remarkable eight times. We’ll share a more complete tribute soon. pic.twitter.com/0vlNQyMn9w
— Austin City Limits (@acltv) August 13, 2021
😥 Friend just messaged me to say that Nanci Griffith has died. An extraordinary singer writer & player. She was v good to me when I was starting out, brought me on the road with her & brought people to my gigs. We shared some epic nights. “God bless the flyer…“ #NanciGriffith pic.twitter.com/AjFncw1FVB
— Eleanor McEvoy (@eleanormcevoy) August 13, 2021