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Karen Carpenter's "Echo" Carla Williams and A Tribute To The Carpenters with Bruce Hilliard
Episode 21716th January 2022 • Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show with Bruce Hilliard • Bruce Hilliard
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Hello hello hello and welcome to a new year of recording artists’ backstories and music plus a few tales of my own. I’m Bruce Hilliard and I thank you for being here.

The opening minute was me inappropriately flirting with today’s guest.

Carla Williams wanted to be a country music singer from the beginning. She put her dreams on hold to raise four kids and grow a successful business. 

Well here we go. Carla morphed into the late Karen Carpenter and now she's back at it…and her forthcoming album is a tribute to Karen Carpenter and includes a who's who of the really good Nashville music scene.

From Carla's bio:

This Mobile, AL mother of four isn’t your everyday minivan soccer mom. Carla Williams' unique twist on country bridges high energy angst, throaty vocals and sound reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Karen Carpenter. 

“Inspiration for great country songs comes from real life experiences,” says Carla. This NSAI and SESAC writer uses everyday occurrences to develop new songs. “I want to feel these songs, put a lot of emotion behind them and I think in order to do that you have to have lived it!”