Sandy Knox a major songwriter who's written for Reba McEntire, Dionne Warwick and Neil Diamond, joined forces with Katie Gillon, a former MCA executive and 25-year veteran of the music business to create 'Wrinkled Records' - a record label -- created to give a home to artists who were a little bit older, who they thought never got their shot.
(Please Stand Up And Give These Two Babes A Huge Round Of Applause)
The gals don’t define the "Wrinkled" ( in Wrinkled Records) the way one might think. Sandy and Katie, who are both over 50, see their label as the latest wrinkle in the ever-evolving music business -- music that’s ageless.
(Another Round Of Applause)
Etta Brit was the first artist they signed. Etta said, "I had to look around to see who she was talking to! I wanted to do cartwheels around the room!”
(If Her Medical Insurance Covered Cartwheels She Probably Would Have)
“Before I knew it,” Etta said, “I was in my first pitch meeting. There I was in the big chair and people were playing songs they wanted me to record!”
And these weren’t just any songs. Even singer/songwriter Michael McDonald was sending over music for her to consider. And two of his songs are on Etta’s new CD, "Out of The Shadows," right there next to songs she wrote herself -– "Quiet House" and "She’s Eighteen" -- which speak to the empty nest she and her Bob are sharing now that the girls have moved out on their own.
“Just like the title of the CD, I feel like I’m coming out of the shadows,” Etta said with a tear in her eye. “And now I’m showing my daughters that it doesn’t matter what your age is -- you can still make your dreams come true.”
(We At StillABabe.com Share A Tear of Joy For You Etta)
Etta Britt will be on tour with Delbert McClinton this summer, beginning July 27th at the BB King Blues Club in New York. To find out when she’ll be in a city near you, you can visit EttaBritt.com.
(Can We Please Stand Up Again And Give Etta Britt A Round Of Applause)
It Ain't Over: Out Of The Shadows - Mom Signs Record Deal At 55 On Marlo Thomas.com
Gotta Love Marlo's Comment On This Story:
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us -- that there is always time to start a new dream. This story is about a woman who sacrificed the spotlight to help her family survive, and has been given the chance to take center stage with her very own record deal more than 20 years later! -– Marlo
Marlo is also our kinda babe.