Kathy Chiavola, a Nashville singer/songwriter and voice instructor in the School of Music at Belmont University, is one of a handful of people quoted in a Maryland newspaper’s story about what it takes to make it in the entertainment business. Chiavola describes how, to be a successful session musician, either – playing or singing background on recordings, a person needs fantastic musical ability – and contacts with people in the recording industry. “This business is about relationships,” says Chiavola, a singer-songwriter with a 20-plus-year career in Nashville.
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