Oscar Winning Singer Melissa Etheridge at The 3rd Annual GMCLA Voice Awards

Melissa Etheridge, who won an Oscar for “I Need To Wake Up” the original song from An Inconvenient Truth, was one of the A-listers attending the third annual Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) Voice Awards. Our host Sheri Nadel spoke with the Grammy winner and her wife, Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem.

Etheridge was there to show support for Uprising of Love, the coalition she co-started with producer Bruce Cohen, which was bestowed with the Inspiration Voice Award. The organization aims to raise awareness and bring unity to the international LGBT community, namely Russia.

As the conversation turned to fashion and style tips, Wallem mentioned they were sporting casual chic because they arrived straight from their son’s baseball game. Luckily, Etheridge’s stylist and make-up artist, Paul Castro, was there to lend them a helping hand amidst their busy schedule. “He just says put this on, and stop talking,” joked Linda. “And we do” added the singer.

After 25 years of being signed to Island Records, Etheridge will release her first self-produced album This Is Me at the end of September. It also marks the first collection produced by her own record label. Quite impressive for an artist who has already been honored with two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her music career.