Rita Coolidge Bio

(Singer, Songwriter)

Relationship Statistics of Rita Coolidge

What is Rita Coolidge marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Rita Coolidge get married ? (married date):June 19, 2004
How many children does Rita Coolidge have ? (name):One (Casey Kristofferson)
Is Rita Coolidge having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Rita Coolidge lesbian ?: No
Who is Rita Coolidge husband ? (name):Tatsuya Suda

More about the relationship

Rita Coolidge is a married woman. Her husband, Tatsuya Suda is one of the world’s greatest computer architects. Their wedding took place on the 19th of June 2004 at Cook Island, New Zealand.

However, in 2017, she had a relationship with her college lover, Joe Hutto.

Previously, Rita was married to Kris Kristofferson. She met Kris in November 1970 at Los Angeles airport when they were heading towards Tennessee.

Later, they started dating each other and eventually got married on the 17th of August 1973. Together, they have daughter, Casey Kristofferson (born 1974).

Casey is also a singer like her parents. Later, on the 26th of June 1980, they got separated from each other via divorce being infidelity and drinking habits the primary cause.

Before that, Rita was in a relationship with the drummer, Jim Gordon. Apart from that, she also dated music artists like Leon Russell, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Joe Cocker too.

Who is Rita Coolidge?

American Rita Coolidge is the 2X Grammy Awards winning singer and songwriter. She is renowned for the music genres Contemporary, Pop, Rock, and Jazz.

Last, on the 8th of June 2020, Rita released the Rock album, Everybody Loves A Winner.

In 2016, she published her autobiography, Delta Lady: A Memoir. 

Rita Coolidge- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Rita Coolidge was born on the 1st of May 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee. Her lt. father, Dick Coolidge was a minister whereas her mother, Charlotte Coolidge was a schoolteacher.

She has three siblings including two sisters, Linda and Priscilla, and a brother, Raymond. They are of Scottish-Cherokee ethnicity. Priscilla is also a music artist by profession.

She completed her High School education from Andrew Jackson Senior High in Jacksonville. Prior to that, she also attended Maplewood High School. Later, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

Rita Coolidge- Professional Life, Career

Rita Coolidge started her career as a background artist in Memphis. As a background artist, she worked with various artists like Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Graham Nash, and so on. Also, she has involved in the songwriting works too.

Moving forward, in February 1971, she released a self-titled debut album. The same year, she launched the second album, The Lady’s Not for Sale that peaked at the 46th position in the US Billboard.

Moving forward, she started releasing duet along with then-husband, Kris Kristofferson that includes Full Moon, Breakaways, and Natural Act. Later, in 1996, she formed a trio group, Walela along with her sister, Priscilla and Laura Satterfield.

As of now, she has released more than 25 albums. Among them, some of her hits albums include Anytime… Anywhere, Love Me Again, Never Let You Go, and so on. 

 Awards, Nomination

  • 1974, 1976- Grammy Awards for Best County Performance.
  • 1975- Nominated for Grammy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary

Through her career as a recording artist, she has made a net worth of $6 million. Her earnings as a singer are in the range of $22k to $208k. Besides that, she also makes as a songwriter too.

Apart from that, she also earns through the royalties of her previous albums too.

Rita Coolidge- Controversy & Rumors

In 2016, she remained in headlines when she published her autobiography, Delta Lady: A Memoir. In the book, she mentioned the songwriting session with Jim Gordon. Jim was the co-writer of the epic song, Layla along with Eric Clapton.

As per the book, she worked piano coda, an unfinished demo of the song with Gordon. Also, she tried to contact Clapton and talked with his manager, Robert Stigwood who told her what is she going to do? Also, he added that she did not have money to fight for it.

That rise the question, Was she cheated? 

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Rita Coolidge has brown eyes with black eyes. However, she prefers to experiment with her hair colors from black to blonde.

Her height is 5 feet 7 inches and has a decent weight. Her body measurements are 32-28-34 inches.

Social Media

Rita has over 2.4k followers on Instagram and over 456 followers on Twitter. She is not active on Facebook.

On Instagram, she is following the personalities like Joey Landreth, Brian Ray, and Willie Nelson.


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