Meredith Ann Brooks (born June 12, 1958) is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist. She is best known for her 1997 hit song 'Bitch', for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award. Meredith Brooks was born in Corvallis, Oregon. Her parents divorced while she was still a child. She and her brother and sister grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and were raised by their mother. At age eleven, Brooks became fascinated with the guitar and she soon learned how to play it. Meridith played with a local all girl rock band (Sapphire)lead singer/guitar 1978-1979,taking after the (Runaways) playing Community colleges, private partys and the State Fair.