This Sept. 4, 2012 photo shows American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge in New York. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, whose 12th studio album has been released on Tuesday, challenged ... more 
This Sept. 4, 2012 photo shows American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge in New York. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, whose 12th studio album has been released on Tuesday, challenged herself to play all the guitar parts this time around for the first time. "I kind of thought when I was 30 that you're as good as your going to get. And that's not true," she says. "I have gotten so much better and I'm celebrating it on this album." The CD, "4th Street Feeling," has a dozen songs that mostly look backward _ to her parents, childhood and breakups. It's named after a street in Etheridge's hometown of Leavenworth, Kan. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) less 
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