Bonnie Raitt accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 12, 2012. Susan Bibeau/Folk Alley hide caption

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Bonnie Raitt's latest album, Slipstream, is the first release on her own Redwing Records label. Marina Chavez hide caption

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Bonnie Raitt's new album, Slipstream, comes out April 10. Matt Mindlin hide caption

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Muddy Waters pioneered Chicago's now-signature electric blues. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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