Twenty-three-year-old Jennifer Clodfelter believes she is destined to be a country music star. When her passion, determination and homemade demo tape were rejected by every music label in Nashville, she refused to give up. In just three years, a combination of guts and raw talent have propelled her on a journey of fame beyond her best dream.
Now Jennifer has all she ever wanted, only to discover that there is a dark side to the glitz and number one hits. She will have to decide whether to sing her pain to a loving audience or find the courage to face the music in the private studio of her heart.
Julie L. Cannon was the bestselling author of several titles, including Twang, published by Abingdon Press. Her books have been named in Good Housekeepings '20 Books to Tote on Vacation and have become finalists for a variety of awards, including the Townsend Prize for Fiction as well the SIBA Book Award. Julie passed away in 2012.
Jennifer Anne Clodfelter arrives bone-tired, dewy-eyed, and surefire confident in Music City, USA, determined to make her way to the top of the country music charts in Cannons uninspiring story. After a day of trudging from studio to studio giving out demos, Jennifer hits gold when a producer discovers her at the Bluebird Cafés open mike night; from that moment, her career takes her into the country music stratosphere inhabited by her heroes and heroines like Minnie Pearl and Johnny Cash. Yet despite the success, Jennifer continues to struggle. Its only after the Nashville floods of 2010 and the loving and firm Christian witness of good-hearted country people that Jennifer transcends her past and acknowledges the power of Gods grace and love in the world. Cannon paints an unrealistic portrait of the country music scene, with predictable and one-dimensional characters, jumbled plot, and clichéd dialogue (I should have been the happiest woman in the world, but I was miserable). Agent: Sandra Bishop, MacGregor Literary Agency. (Aug.) 2012 Reed Business Information
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