The Drop: Rita Coolidge

Ahead of the release of her new album, Safe in the Arms of Time, two-time GRAMMY® winner Rita Coolidge will visit the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance, hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Over the span of five decades, Coolidge has sold millions of records, captivating audiences with her signature hits “We’re All Alone,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “All Time High,” and “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.” And in a remarkable eight-year romantic and artistic marriage for the ages, she and former husband Kris Kristofferson earned multiple GRAMMY Awards. Now, with Safe in the Arms of Time, Coolidge reaffirms her indomitable spirit and unquenchable creative thirst. Her 18th solo record, the luminous new album features the songwriting talents of Graham Nash, Chris Stapleton, Stan Lynch, Keb’ Mo’, and Coolidge herself. Produced by GRAMMY winner Ross Hogarth, Safe in the Arms of Time is also colored by Coolidge’s pivotal role in the Los Angeles singer/songwriter scene of the ‘70s, where she honed her chops as a top backup singer featured on the refrains of Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” and Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight,” after going out on the groundbreaking Mad Dogs and Englishman tour with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, and before embarking on a platinum-selling solo career. “The idea was making an album that had the same appeal of my early records—to make a roots record about my own roots,” Coolidge says. “This is the best record I’ve ever done. I’m extremely proud of it.”