Grammy Nominee, Award Winning Filmmaker, Director, Author, Public Speaker, World-Traveler, Freelance Journalist, Rebel.
Linda Chorney, the poster child of the Independent Artist, is an American Singer-Songwriter who has been slugging it out in the entertainment field for the last 4 decades. She made history as the first independent artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album in 2012--then did it again in 2022. In the decade between her two Grammy nominations, Chorney has travelled the world, written about her adventures, produced an award winning Documentary, "The Opening Act", produced, wrote and starred in her multi-award winning docudrama, When I Sing, which is currently on Amazon; produced a political comedy series, Saving Bernie, an most recently has released her second book, "It Ain't Over till the Indie Sings."
Chorney has been a featured speaker at TEDx, Sundance, NAMM, and Berklee's ReThink Music, as well as a guest teacher for “songwriting therapy”, at the School of Rock, in Colorado. She has also had op-eds in Variety, and other publications. She was also awarded Tucson Woman of Influence for Arts and Culture in 2017.
Through the power of her music, Linda has contributed charitable work and performances for The Boys and Girls Clubs, The USVA, Light of Day Foundation, and Where Angels Play Foundation. In addition, her humanitarian efforts have helped erect the Martin Richard Statue.
Chorney’s inspiring, humorous, and informative talks about the music business as an independent artist, in addition to receiving critical acclaim, are like a giant, entertaining therapy session for the audience.
The infamous Chorney is considered an underdog hero.
Chorney has performed on all seven continents, for crowds of up to 250 thousand, for Nelson Mandela, and shared the stage and/or opened for Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys, Michael McDonald, Train, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Air Supply, Pat Benatar, Dave Mason, and more.