Bonnie Raitt seems to be having a banner career moment. Her 2012 album Slipstream , which she's still on the road supporting, was her highest-charting disc in years, and some of today's hottest pop stars are big fans, including Adele and Katy Perry . That's something about which Bonnie is thrilled.
It's fantastic!" she tells the London Daily Telegraph . "Katy Perry thinks I'm cool." And apparently, she has Katy's one-again-off-again boyfriend John Mayer to thank for that.
"He had given her a gift of these old records of mine," Bonnie explains. "And she said she did some three-hour hike up a volcano, listening only to all my deep album cuts from the 1970s."
Adele, of course, showed her admiration for Bonnie by including a version of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 1991 hit "I Can't Make You Love Me" on her best-selling DVD, Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
"It makes me feel honored that people I admire so much like Adele...come up and say I've influenced them," says Bonnie.
Bonnie's currently on tour in Europe. She'll return to the U.S. for more dates in August.
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