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Classic Hymns ~

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ALL THE GLORY BE TO GOD!  A song I wrote back in 2004, birthed from the depths of my gratitude for being blessed to live most of my life in the amazingly beautiful state of Tennessee, was chosen by the State House & Senate to be the official 11th Tennessee State Song on February 14th, 2022 ! Talk about miracles and a special Valentine back from the State of TN! Below is my original ("loyal immigrant") version that many of you are requesting.

Please check out Dailey & Vincent's stellar rendition on their new album that will be coming out late spring, along with some other exciting news they have brewing!  Keep up with this very talented duo here at their official website: 


February 14, 2022

Lawmakers Approve New State Song, "I'll Leave My Heart in Tennessee" 

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"Keeper Of The Stars"

Tracy Byrd

Awards: #1 Song
BMI Millionaire X 2 Award
#1 CMT Video
ACM - Academy Of Country Music Song Of The Year
CMT’s Greatest Country Love Songs 
Of All Time
Platinum Record
BMI, CMA & NSAI Awards

"Take Me As I Am"

Faith Hill

Awards: #1 Song
BMI Millionaire X 2 Award 
#1 CMT Video
3 X Platinum Record
BMI, CMA & NSAI Awards

"A Face In The Crowd"

Michael Martin Murphy

Awards: #1 Song

Grammy Nomination for

Duet  Of The Year

"Across The Miles"

IIIrd Tyme Out

Awards: #1 Song
BMA International Bluegrass

Song Of The Year

"Let's Go To Vegas"

Faith Hill

Awards: #4 Song
BMI Millionaire Award
CMT’s Greatest City Songs
3X Platinum Record

Awards: 3x Platinum Album Cut

"The Rest Is History"

LeAnn Rimes

Awards: #4 Song
Gold Record
BMI Award

"On A Night Like This"

Trick Pony

Reba McEntire

Dolly Parton

Kathy Mattea

Rick Trevino
Michelle Wright

 Confederate Railroad

 Patti Loveless

Daniel O’Donnell

& More

Gold & Platinum

Album Cuts

"Everytime I Cry"

Terri Clark

Awards: #10 Song
Gold Record
BMI Award

Dolly Parton

Tammy Wynette

 George Jones

Conway Twitty

Brenda Lee


"Keep Walkin' On"

Jeff & Sheri Easter

Awards: Grammy Nomination for

Vocal Event Of The Year

(by Faith & Shelby)
Dove Nomination for Song Of

The Year (by Jeff & Sherri)
Gaither Homecoming DVD : 
Jeff & Sherri
Performed on Network TV @ closing

of CMA Awards by Faith & Shelby

Also recorded by: Faith Hill &

Shelby Lynn

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Karen Staley's songs have been played on radio over 13 million times and counting.  Those songs have collectively sold more than 20 million albums, singles and downloads.  She's enjoyed longevity with many timeless #1 hits by artists (Including Faith Hill - "Hey Baby Let's Go to Vegas," "Take Me As I Am" and Tracy Byrd's award-winning wedding classic, "Keeper of the Stars") as well as seven Top 10 hits with BMI Millionaire Awards.

As a comedic performer and artist, Karen has had critically acclaimed major label albums like MCA's "Wildest Dreams" and Warner Bros "Fearless," as well as several indie country and gospel albums that she laughingly says, "can be found at greater yard sales around the globe!"

Karen is a mainstay at the iconic Bluebird Café popularized by the hit TV show "Nashville," and, along with several other iconic Singer/Songwriter peers, was instrumental in creating the "In the Round" circle performance format.  She appears in the documentary, "Bluebird - The Movie" available on Amazon Prime.

As a background singer and guitarist, Karen has toured with Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Terri Clark and Russ Taff as well as doing studio vocal work.

Her songs have been nominated for Grammy, CMA, ACM, GMA and International Bluegrass Awards.  Karen won ACM Song of the Year with Tracy Byrd's now global wedding classic, "Keeper of the Stars," which was also featured in CMT's "100 Greatest Love Songs of All Time" TV special.

In 2021, Karen did a 38 state Patriotic Tour where she performed traditional patriotic classics, along with songs she specifically wrote for the tour, including: "Arise USA," "Faith, Family & Freedom," and "God Save the Cowboy (Everywhere)" nightly with the thrill of singing beneath Mount Rushmore that July 4th.

One of Karen's newest accolades is having her solo written love song to the state of Tennessee, "I'll Leave My Heart in Tennessee," unanimously voted by both the TN House and Senate as the newest Official Tennessee State Song in 2022.  It is only the 11th State Song in Tennessee's 227 year history.

2023 brought the distinct honor of The Country Music Hall of Fame including a tip of the hat to Karen's significant artistic connection to Patty Loveless within their tribute exhibit to her, just prior to the living legend's Fall induction into the Hall of Fame.  Karen contributed three songs to Loveless' debut album, including the title track, "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights."

Occasionally, Karen plays clubs in the Nashville area while spending most of her time performing corporate shows and songwriting festivals all over America.  

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