"Such A Girl As I", nominated for a King Eagle Music Trailblazer Award, this album really does blaze new trails with its blend of old and new country. Each song has been written from a real life experience and performed by some of Nashville's premier artists. It is not a 'crying in your beer' album.
The introduction is a firm publicity statement. It is a good lead-in to the business part of music.
However, it does not touch the heart and soul of the birth of this album, born of pain, of life and of death
In her search for birthparents, in her tumultuous first marriage and ultimate divorce, in the joy of the birth of her children, in her search for healing, she has experienced life's highs and lows like many of us have.
But the difference is that she has put her life and spirit into her music so that others may be able to find peace.
The love of her life, husband Bobby Bates, is her companion and friend. Together they now live in TN, near Nashville, and enjoy breeding and raising Arabian and American Indian Horses. They have worked hard together to put their feelings into song and music.
They, and others like them, struggle with the knowledge that when they release an album the public at large gets a chance to view their soul. They are putting themselves in a position to be criticized and/or acclaimed. The ordinary working person can relate to the pain and joy that are in every word and in every note.
Independently of each other, both Sue and Bobby have a lifetime of music. Sue was playing guitar at fourteen, having taught herself. Bobby has won national recognition as a harmonica player. Brought together during the production of this album, they have combined their life learning and have offered this album for the enjoyment of their friends and friends not yet met.
A glance at the musicians who worked with them on this project is like reading a "Who's Who" in Nashville. But this album isn't about what names you might recognize, and you will, it is about life, love and living.
This album has been receiving airplay and acceptance in locations as widespread and diverse as Canada, England, France, Australia, Belgium and various independent radio stations across the U.S.--and with only minimal promotion!!
All songs written and performed by Sue Gilmore (Bates); a Mystic Star Production.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Such A Girl As I
2. Anyone Else Like You
3. Private Demons
4. Her Name
5. Momma Held It All Together
6. Mind Over Matter
7. If This Is Love
8. Are You My Daddy?
9. Little Girl Lost
10. What Am I Supposed To Do?