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    • Bobbie: I grew up listening to a lot of country music, my father was a big country fan and he had a lot of Johnny Cash records around the house. And I grew up to listening to that, as well as Elton John and Billy Joel, those were artists who were really happening at that time (mid '70's) and all of my friends were listening to those artists as well. So I have a lot of musical influences but my first love and my first band, because I grew up in rural Georgia, was actually a bluegrass band. We did traditional bluegrass songs and we were called Stage Coach. We were the house act and the guys in the band bought the house and we offered family entertainment. There was no liquor and it was on the weekends and it was a wonderful family atmosphere. Looking back, that was a wonderful time. It was my first professional experience as a singer.

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