Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Becky Hobbs, Benita Hill & Kacey Jones at FBISF

Becky Hobbs, Benita Hill & Kacey Jones at FBISF

Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013 (FBISF). Playing on Flora-Bama's Main Stage was A Cowgirl, a Diva and a Shameless Hussey aka Becky Hobbs, Benita Hill & Kacey Jones.

Whiskey-voiced Becky Hobbs is one-of-a-kind. She is a gifted songwriter, as well as a captivating entertainer. On stage, she plays some rockin' keys, yet she can rope you in like an Oklahoma cowgirl with her from-the-heart ballads.

Becky has performed in over 40 countries, including nine in Africa. Her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty ("I Want To Know You Before We Make Love" went to #1), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, Ken Mellons, and others. She is the co-writer of Alabama's hit, "Angels Among Us," which has been used by many charities throughout the world, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
More at http://www.beckyhobbs.com/bio.html
Songwriter, singer, recording artist,documentary producer, television personality, motivational speaker-these are just a few of the many colored hats that Benita Hill wears on her creative journey. She has written number one songs for Garth Brooks and her songs have been covered by artists in multiple genres-the legendary Isaac Hayes, gospel jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum, country songbird Crystal Gayle and many more.Her music has appeared in Broadway musicals, television and radio commercials and she has released six critically acclaimed CDs of her original jazz/pop inflected songs. Most recently, her documentary The Healing Power of A Song, premiered nationally in December 2009 on the Blue Highways television network.She also tours with a seminar of the same name, encouraging others to pursue their unique creative voice by following the music of their hearts. Her story of being a two time cancer survivor, combined with her music and inspiring message uplifts audiences everywhere.
More at http://www.benitahill.com

Audiences have been laughing with Kacey Jones for decades and laughing right along with them are People Magazine, USA Today, GAC & CMT Television, and Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion." "Donald Trump's Hair," is the hilarious follow-up to her previous album, "Nipples to the Wind" and contains fifteen tracks including "Christmas in Rehab," "I Can Always Get Skinny But You'll Never Be Tall," and "Whatever Happened to Kenny Rogers Face."

"I'm a singer-songwriter-musician first," says Jones, "I enjoy making people laugh in the tradition of musical humorists such as Tom Lehrer, Mae West, Roger Miller, Kinky Friedman, Dan Hicks, Jerry Reed, and Sophie Tucker." I also enjoy a good ballad...that's why I recorded a tribute to Mickey Newbury." ("Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury" IGO Records, 2006). Jones' interpretation of Newbury's beautiful, melancholy songs achieved critical acclaim worldwide. She even enlisted Newbury's close friend, Kris Kristofferson, to play a cameo role in her music video,"San Francisco Mabel Joy."
More at https://www.facebook.com/kaceyjonesmusic/info

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