Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees (’17–‘21), Texas Chapter, Recording Academy
Christine has served on all standing committees of The Recording Academy, and in addition to her position as Chair Emeritus currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Latin Recording Academy and the Board of Directors of MusiCares. After careful and thoughtful planning, Swan Songs, the non-profit she founded in 2005 that fulfills musical last wishes, now facilitates 350 requests a year and has a fulltime staff to execute its mission. Ms. Albert manages the organization as founder & CEO. A lifelong musician, Christine has released 12 independent albums as a solo artist and as part of the folk/Americana duo Albert and Gage with her husband, Chris Gage. The couple also own and operate MoonHouse Studio and MoonHouse Records in Austin, Texas. She is known for her “Texafrance” series of French/English recordings that combine her European heritage and Texas musical roots. She has appeared on “Austin City Limits,” was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards, Superstar of Austin Music by the Austin Chamber of Commerce for her community service work and was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Association Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame in 2018. She has served on the board of directors and as a public spokesperson for the Austin Rape Crisis Center/SafePlace and is co-founder of the Austin Songwriters Group.