Bonnie Bishop

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Bonnie Elizabeth Bishop is a country rock singer-songwriter from Texas.

Singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop.

Education and early life[edit]

Bishop graduated with a sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.[1]


In 2012, Bishop's idol Bonnie Raitt recorded the song "Not Cause I Wanted To."[2] which co-wrote with NRBQ guitarist "Big Al" Anderson. The song was selected as a New York Times Best Song of 2012[2] "Not Cause I Wanted To" and won a Grammy in 2013. Raitt later recorded Bishop's song "Undone."[3] Another song Bishop wrote entitled "The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts" appeared on the 2013 TV show Nashville. [4][5]

After a decade of touring Bishop took a break and attended graduate school at Sewanee – University of the South for creative writing. She was contacted by David Cobb and he produced her album "Ain’t Who I Was" which was released in 2016 .[6]


  • Bonnie Bishop (2002)
  • Long Way Home (2004)
  • Soft to the Touch (2005)
  • Bonnie Bishop and Friends: Live at Magnolia Avenue (2006)
  • Things I Know (2009)
  • Free (2012)
  • Ain't Who I Was (2016)
  • House Sessions Vol. 1 (2019)


  1. ^ Guerra, Joey (November 10, 2005). "Living on the edge of country: Bonnie Bishop gets down, dirty on 'Soft to the Touch'", Houston Chronicle.
  2. ^ a b "Bonnie Bishop - Free - Interview and Music - Americana Music Show". Americana Music Show Podcast. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  3. ^ "Grammys 2013: Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. ^ "AllMusic Review".
  5. ^ "Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy with Bonnie Bishop".
  6. ^ "Hear Bonnie Bishop's Soul-Drenched 'Ain't Who I Was'". Rolling Stone. 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-05-04.

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