MP3 Linda Hargrove - One Woman´s LIfe
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12 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Rock, BLUES: Guitar Blues
Linda Hargrove - The Original Blue Jean Country Queen. This Florida-born true woman-child of the South recorded for Elektra, Capitol and RCA in the 1970's Released independent gospel albums in the 80's. Wrote #1 hits for George Jones "TENNESSEE WHISKEY" and Johnny Rodriquez "JUST GET UP AND CLOSE THE DOOR" as well as chart hits and award-winning songs for Olivia Newton-John, Lynn Anderson, Marty Robbins, Leon Russell, Michael Nesmith, Ernest Tubb, Tammy Wynette among many others. Diagnosed with leukemia in 1986, Linda underwent an experimental bone marrow transplant in 1990. Recovered and cancer-free, she has resumed efforts towards resurrecting her career and has a new CD "ONE WOMAN'S LIFE" just released in October.
When Linda Hargrove arrived in Nashville 35 years ago she was without peer or role model. There were no women playing guitars on sessions, much less master sessions. There were less than a handful of women songwriters. Within a year, Linda was playing on records with A-Team players and having her songs recorded by major recording artists. Linda recorded for 3 major label throughout the 70's, releasing 5 albums and charting a number of singles. She toured extensively with her band throughout the US playing concerts, fairs, festivals and clubs. The Country Music World wasn't ready for a "Redneck Woman" much less a "Blue Jean Country Queen" in the 70's and 80's.
Linda got married in 1980 and made a major change in her career, focusing her music in the gospel and inspirational genre. She released two gospel albums in the 80's. She continued to tour and perform in the U.S and in England.
Linda's career took an even more drastic turn and was literally "put on hold" when she was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1986. She was given the prognosis of death within 6 to 8 years, but three years later in 1989 she was told that her death was imminent without intervention. She underwent an experimental bone marrow transplant in 1990 at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. She was the only patient out of 30 others in the study to survive and remains Moffitt's longest surviving transplant patient.
Linda returned to Nashville to resume her career in 1993 only to put it on hold again in 1995 while she took care of her husband, Charlie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Charlie was institutionalized in 1997 and Linda left Nashville in 1999, relocating to Panacea, FL. near Tallahassee where she grew up.
Since that time she has been working on her CD as well as producing other bands and artists, in addition to performing in local venues.
The completion of 'ONE WOMAN'S LIFE" - a project Linda started in 1995 - marks a milestone in the miraculous story of this artist/songwriter's career. The self-produced and self-engineered project is the first CD she has ever released in her 35-year career.
"Add up all the tears
Take away the years
And multiply them by the miles
Then divide them by the trials
And you'll figure out
The sum of ONE WOMAN'S LIFE"
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