Etheridge Energized On 'Greatest Hits'

Led by her newly recorded cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on Oct. 4 release the retrospective "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled."

Led by her newly recorded cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on Oct. 4 release the retrospective "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled." The Island collection will also include the new tracks "I Run for Life," "Christmas in America" and "This Is Not Goodbye," plus a cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart."

"The Road Less Traveled" will be available with a bonus DVD featuring interviews with Etheridge about her battle with breast cancer and the inspirations behind such hits as "Come To My Window," "I Want To Come Over" and "I'm the Only One." Also included are a handful of music videos and live performances, a trivia game and song lyrics in the artist's handwriting.

Etheridge is expected to make a street date appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," as well as visits to "Dateline NBC," "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show With David Letterman" on dates to be announced.

Meanwhile, Etheridge has signed on to host and perform at Lifetime's annual "WomenRock!" concert, which will be taped Sept. 29 at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Additional performers will join the artist for the show, which will debut Oct. 18.

Here is the track list for "The Road Less Traveled":

"Refugee"
"Similar Features"
"Like the Way I Do"
"Bring Me Some Water"
"You Can Sleep While I Drive"
"No Souvenirs"
"Ain't It Heavy"
"I'm the Only One"
"Come To My Window"
"If I Wanted To"
"I Want To Come Over"
"Angels Would Fall"
"Lucky"
"Breathe"
"Christmas in America"
"Piece of My Heart"
"This Is Not Goodbye"
"I Run for Life"