The Gal From Oregon
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She played in bands throughout Oregon getting comfortable with the stage and maturing in her songwriting ability. Then the hunger to make music her life took her all the way to Nashville Tennessee, where she was on You Can Be A Star, which was a television show in the 90's where musical talent competed on live television to try and receive the rewarded record contract. Although her and her sister Inge didn't win, they did win the hearts of thousand of people and came in a close second. This was the beginning of her efforts to make it big in the country music scene.
As the music industry is a place where integrity and genuine sincerity are no longer valued, and the wicked nature of the record labels require a near selling of your soul, Maxie never ended up being a sensation in the country music scene in America. Although, she did have her highlights and even some songs which see sold and received royalties from. A couple notable highlights were: her and her sister as back up singers in the Dolly Parton hay ride at Dollyworld (a theme park for Dolly Parton), and songwriter of the year award from the Tennessee Songwriters Association.
Maxie Kinney chased the dream and gave it her all for five years in a land that was not her own. Her songs and talent was not appreciated by the superficial music industry which catered to the powers to be. If you haven't noticed the mainstream music is getting worse and worse. That she didn't get swept away into some stardom was a blessing in my view, as her genuine artistic integrity was retained and her mystic as an Oregonian gal is forever etched into the place of great singer/songwriters from this place in the West.
If you haven't heard of Maxie Kinney, it's not because she isn't as talented as those who are household names. In fact, her songs are the essence of "from the heart" and are at the core of respectable artistic ambition in the world of genuine sincerity and pure love of music. So, here is A Writer's Review spotlight to the best singer/songwriter to ever come out of the Northwest, the beautiful and genuine Maxie Kinney.
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