Nanci Griffith, who refers to her music as "folkabilly", has crossed the fine line between country and folk several times. She had her first success at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and recorded several albums that did well in the folk scene and, more moderatly, in the country charts. Albums like "Poet In My Window" and "Once In A Very Blue Moon" also added to her reputation as songwriter.
In 1987 she released "Lone Star State Of Mind" (MCA) which marked her major label debut, the song "From A Distance" climbing to the top forty. After a short crossover to pop in the early 90's, she returned to the style she loves the most and recorded two special project albums with guest stars of the folk and country scene: "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1993) and "Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back To Bountiful)" in 1998.