Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nov. 26: Country singer Linda Davis - "Does He Love You ?" - is 51-years-old today.

Before beginning a career as a solo artist, Linda Davis charted three minor country singles as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. In her solo career, Davis has recorded five major-label studio albums and more than 15 singles.
Linda Kaye Davis was born in Dotson, Texas. When she was a teenager, she hitched a U-Haul to an old black Delta '88 and headed to Nashville in 1982. Davis sang demos for local songwriters and took a job as a receptionist at a recording studio where she met future husband Lang Scott on her first day on the job.

She also sang on national jingles including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper and Mug Root Beer. In the evenings, she sang and played in the piano bar at Nashville's Music City Sheraton.

Davis became one of the most sought after session singers in Nashville. She caught the attention of label executives and landed her first record deal with CBS/Epic Records. Davis quickly gained a legion of friends and fans in the music industry, one being superstar Reba McEntire. McEntire invited her to become a featured entertainer on tour with her.

Their mutual respect led them into the studio together where they recorded a duet entitled Does He Love You that went on to become a #1 hit and earn both artists several awards including a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

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On the heels of her success with Reba, Davis inked a new deal with Capitol Records and later with Arista Records. There she continued her string of chart success. 

Later on, she became one of the first artists signed to Dreamworks Records. Davis's fifth album, I'm Yours, was released in. Its lead-off single, "I Wanna Remember This," was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze. The record peaked at #20 in 1998, followed by the title track at #38 and "From the Inside Out" at #60. After this latter song, Davis exited DreamWorks.

She also partnered with another superstar, Randy Travis, to record the song "Make It Through," which was included in the gold-selling companion CD for the award winning movie Prince of Egypt.

In 2003, Davis self-released a Christmas album with her husband, Lang Scott, and their daughter, Hillary Scott, who later built her own name as a country music star with the group, Lady Antebellum.

Two more self-released albums, I Have Arrived and Young at Heart, followed in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

Davis' CD, I Have Arrived, includes three songs she wrote. Davis' single of the same title, reached #5 on the Christian Country Charts. "It's an anthem for anyone and everyone who has ever been through trials - which would be all of us - and come out on the other side," Davis said.

"The first time I heard the song, my manager tracked me down and played it for me over the cell phone. I was in tears before the chorus. I knew it was a song I had to record."

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