A child of Music City royalty and a former rebel, Pam Tillis was determined to find her own way as a singer and songwriter — and she succeeded. A CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, she has written songs for some of the top singers in and beyond Nashville, including more than a few of her own hits such as "Land of the Living," "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)," and "All the Good Ones Are Gone." But no matter where she wandered, Pam Tillis never lost her connection to country music.
Her response was to insist on writing and cutting songs that spoke from the soul, rather than the boardrooms and focus groups of the country music industry. With total creative control, she let her heart lead the way toward material that she could perform honestly and emotionally. "This is an A&R-free zone," she says, smiling. "But it is, first of all, real country."