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Spotlight Article
Date: 2016-01-14
Article Title: The 2016 Edition of the Guide Features Some of Music City’s Leading Background Vocalists
Article: Have you ever wondered who the background artists are behind some of the music industry’s biggest hits? The 2016 edition of The African American Guide To Nashville highlights five leading background/backup vocalist. Their names are synonymous with pitch-perfect vocals, and the roster of artists with whom they have worked is an impressive list of award-winning performers. They have managed to have staying power in one of the most unpredictable industries in entertainment. An industry where climbing the ranks to work with some of the biggest music brands in the business is no easy feat- but for these featured vocalists, they have managed to do just that. Jason Eskridge, Kimberly Fleming, Robert Bailey, Vicki Hampton and Wendy Moten, as featured on the cover, have managed to have staying power and continue to be sought after by some of the biggest names in the industry. Their collective works includes working with list that goes on indefinitely. Some of their backup gigs includes working with artists like Beyonce, Bobby Jones, Annie Lynox and the Eurythmics, Lyle Lovett, Nicole C. Mullen, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Al Green, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Kirk Whalum, Trisha Yearwood… and we’re just getting started.
  The incredible talent that lies in Nashville doesn’t end with Robert, Vicki, Jason, Kim and Wendy. Other notables who have worked in the industry or are currently working to make a musical impact in Nashville and beyond include Donna McElroy, Shandra Bennett, Sonja Hopkins, Scat Springs, Sheri Hauck, and Lo Carter among many others. As you reach beyond the walls of recording, Music City has also been gifted with birthing great musicians such as the Wooten Brothers, Shannon Sanders, Michael Bohannon, Joe Johnson and Marcus Finnie to name a few.
  To get a free copy of the 2016 edition of the Guide, visit