About the Artist
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H'Lynn Williams, an artist on Roundabout Records Nashville, made CMA pre-award show appearances at New York Cities Saks Fifth Avenue on November 14 and 15, promoting her newest CD release "Collections Volume One" with three shows daily. H'Lynn was also featured at the CMA Awards party November 14 at Saks Fifth Avenue New York with the Nominees for the CMA Awards.
H'Lynn will be promoting her CD "Collections Volume One" with Ammons Boots and Affinity Luxury Shops with selected Saks Stores and other venues and festivals throughout the country as part of her 2006 Tour. Check out H'Lynn Williams on www.roundaboutrecords.com
-CMA Close Up - Nov/Dec 2005-
Born in Orlando, Fl., and raised in both Augusta, Mo. & Nashville, TN H'Lynn Williams had won more than 200 trophies in dance competitions by the time she was 10 studying from dance coach Diane Burkholder. At 12, she shifted her focus to singing, and traveled the eastern United States to participate in singing and karaoke contests. Williams, who cites Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Celine Dion and Martina McBride as major musical influences, moved to Nashville in 2001 to work full time on her music career. She signed to Roundabout Records, which released her first album, Collections, self-produced with Buzzy Orange. It features a mix of Country, pop, blues and bluegrass styles that reflect Williams' interest in a wide range of genres. Williams is touring to promote the Sept. 1 release of Collections, playing a circuit of festivals and making appearances at Ammons Boots stores, Affinity Luxury Shops and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.
IN HER OWN WORDS
What book is on your nightstand? "My grandmother's Bible."
What do you sing in the shower? "'Hero' by Mariah Carey."
What is your pet peeve? "People driving too closely behind."
What moment in your life would you relive if you could? "The excitement of the day that my parents adopted my two little sisters."
When they look back on your life in 50 years, what do you hope people say about you? "That I was a very caring person and music was her life and her life was giving to others."
Who is your dream duet partner? "Ray Charles."
If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? "They Said It Couldn't be Done by H'Lynn Williams. (Would You Like Fries With That)"
Debut spotlight compiled by Gary Vorhees
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