Ms. Carolyn Ann "Gus" Hardin, the freewheeling, spirited, whisky-voiced singer, whose mixture of Blues, Rock, Gospel and Country typified the "Tulsa Sound" of the 1970's was killed in a tragic automobile accident in 1996. In the early 1980's, Gus signed a recording contract with RCA RECORDS in Nashville, where her soulful vocals were captured on three albums.
Gus Hardin's first RCA single, "After The Last Good-Bye" was a Top 10 Country hit in 1983, and several other singles from her albums reached the Top 40 over the next few years. She was named "Top New Country Artist" by "Billboard" magazine in 1983! A duet with fellow RCA Recording Artist Earl Thomas Conley, "All Tangled Up In Love" took her back to the upper reaches of the charts in 1984. That year, at the tender age of 39, Gus Hardin won the "Best New Female Vocalist" award from the "Academy of Country Music".
Rainy Day Records is co-owned by Sound City Entertainment Group, which is the parent company of the legendary "Sound City" recording studios located in Los Angeles. This album presents Gus and her music on Compact Disc for the first time and contains FIVE NEW RELEASES she had previously recorded at "Sound City", and also features the background vocals of Tulsa's Betsy Smittle, GARTH BROOKS' sister.
The album provides all of Gus Hardin's loyal fans the opportunity to preserve her voice for posterity on Compact Disc, as well as to expose a whole new generation of music fans to her incredible talent for the first time.
If you have never heard Gus Hardin sing before, then you MOST CERTAINLY need to buy this album! If you HAVE heard Gus sing before, then this is one album your record collection can not be without!!