The answer to last week’s challenge is Kathy Mattea, and “Come From The Heart.” Our Milestone this week features a song that was, in a way, the product of writer’s block. It became a #1 hit by one artist during the1980s, and then was re-recorded by a different artist in the ‘90s (who is the focus of our Milestone), and went on to claim CMAs “Single Of The Year” award that same decade. You have multiple challenges this week… the more you get right, the greater the bragging rights: (1) Name the song; (2), name the artist who made it a number one hit during the ‘80s; (3), name the artist who made it a hit during the ‘90s; and finally, (4)… name the songwriters. Good luck.
The answer to last week’s challenge is Joe Diffie and “Bigger Than The Beatles.” Well, “you got to dance like nobody’s watchin’.” That’s a line from one of this week’s Milestone artist’s biggest hits. Despite a fairly slow start, she was awarded “Female Vocalist Of The Year” by both the ACMs and CMAs during the late 1980s, and she will talk about why she believes it took awhile to get her career rolling. Your challenge: name the artist and song.