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Thursday, December 13th, 2007

BETTYE LAVETTE CAN BE HEARD ON NPR DEC 17!

A BREATH OF 'FRESH AIR': GRAMMY NOMINATED BETTYE LaVETTE CAN BE HEARD ON NPR's PEABODY AWARD-WINNING TALK SHOW MONDAY, DECEMBER 17; BETTYE GRABS THREE BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS

BETTYE LaVETTE - who recently scored a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album for her CD THE SCENE OF THE CRIME (Anti- Records) - joins host Terry Gross on NPR's Peabody Award-winning Fresh Air on Monday, December 17. The weekday magazine program airs on over 450 NPR stations nationwide, and is available online and as a podcast at www.NPR.org.

On the show, BETTYE talks about her 40-year career and her winding road to redemption on her intensely cathartic latest disc.

It was 35 years ago in Muscle Shoals - a decade after she scored a top-ten hit with her debut single "My Man - He's A Lovin' Man" that BETTYE recorded the career-defining masterpiece that never was: Atlantic Records inexplicably shelved the record. Scarred but not broken, BETTYE persevered as a tireless performer, honing her craft and focusing her heartbreak.

Now THE SCENE OF THE CRIME - featuring Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers as BETTYE's backing band - has indisputably become the career-defining masterpiece that is.

In addition to earning BETTYE her first ever GRAMMY nomination, SCENE has landed BETTYE nonstop rave reviews, and three 2008 Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards) nominations - for Album of the Year, Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.

Not surprisingly as the year winds down, BETTYE is already finding her way onto many critics' best of '07 lists, including Mojo, Paste, Pop Matters, All Music Guide, Metromix.com, and Harp, which sagely counsels, "Don't ever change, Bettye."

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