What Matters Most – Raintown
I’m buddies with the lovely Paul and Claire from Raintown after finding their AMAZING album on iTunes a few years ago. Their sound is everything I love about country music today. They’ve been compared to Lady Antebellum with their contemporary close-harmony songs and believe me they are outstanding live. Here we are at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in March 2013.
Raintown are actually featured in the book as a potential supporting band for lead character, Jared Marshall! You can find out all about them on their Website.
Gasoline and Matches – LeAnn Rimes
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing LeAnn Rimes in concert twice now and she is one fantastic vocalist. The reason this song was chosen for the book was for the new spin on a traditional song. And of course when Jared and Honor get together in the book it’s a bit like waiting for the explosion!
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Kick it in the Sticks – Brantley Gilbert
It’s no secret I’m a massive fan of BG and I saw him perform live at the Country 2 Country Festival in March last year. His combination of country and Southern rock was the inspiration for Jared’s style of music without a doubt. This song has a brilliant video that’s another great tone setter for Made in Nashville.
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Trapped by Love and Goodbye Joe – Mandy Baggot
Yes, I’m now a songwriter! It was really important for me to write some songs for this book as I wanted Honor and Jared’s music to be very real! Don’t be expecting a CD release though...not until Mr Big writes the guitar part!
Enjoy! Mandy Baggot
Made in Nashville...feel the country!
An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?
Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?
Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?
When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?
Join the country scene to find out!
Made in Nashville – where the off-stage action’s as hot as the music!
Love ABC’s Nashville? Fall in love with a story that’ll drag you into the heart of the country music scene.
Battle scars, broken contracts and a returning star with a point to prove. Fists are flying faster than award nominations and emotions run even higher.
Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on singer Honor Blackwood, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?
Visit the home of country music and get ready for the finger-picking read of the year!
Mandy Baggot is a romantic fiction author. In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her self-published title, Strings Attached was also short-listed for the Best Author Published Read award.
Also in 2012 she signed with American publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, who produced her novels, Taking Charge and romantic suspense, Security.
In June 2013 she signed a two book deal with Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse.
She is a regular contributor to writing blogs and on-line magazine, Loveahappyending Lifestyle.
Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.
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