When I lived in Nashville and worked in the studios as a session backup singer, I spent time with top producers, top artists, and A-session pickers, the Best of the Best. It was an amazing journey. As I was featured on duets with many great male artists. I didn't realize Columbia Records was going to ask me to sign a contract. I put them off for a few weeks, asked the President of the singer's union, AFTRA, David Maddox, and he advised me to go for it ! All those duets with Moe Bandy, Charlie Rich, Johnny Duncan , Vern Gosden, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, George Jones, & Larry Gatlin were very special and some turned out to be big records.
I was having a great time doing what I loved best, singing and feeling the music in my soul. At the same time, I was doing lots of commercials, for the big Ad agents , and even flew to Chicago and New York to record some.