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The best songs come from broken hearts.

Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band, and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennesee to Nowhere, Oklahoma. One fateful night, Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own.

Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. Her first single hits the top twenty, and suddenly fans and paparazzi are around every corner. She's even caught the eye of her longtime crush, fellow roving musician Adam Dean. With Bird's star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

In a world of glamour and gold records, a young country music star finds her voice.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 155 x 218 x 28mm | 442g
  • Poppy
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316251380
  • 9780316251389
  • 1,762,069

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"Whitaker ( The Queen of Kentucky ) has a knack for evoking the feel of a live performance-both the atmosphere of the venue and what it's like to play on stage. She's created a winning protagonist in Bird and given her a life that's unusual, a fascinating career, plenty of struggles to overcome, and a comforting and supportive family, even when they disagree. Fans of shows like Nashville will fly through this like Bird on her fiddle."- Publishers Weekly
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"Authentic, romantic, and entertaining--"Wildflower" and Bird will make you fly." "Rebecca Serle, author of "The Edge of Falling"""
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About Alecia Whitaker

Alecia Whitaker grew up on a small farm in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She is the author of The Queen of Kentucky, as well as an actress, and currently lives in New York City with her husband. Visit her at www.aleciawhitaker.com.
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1,034 ratings
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5 29% (300)
4 35% (359)
3 26% (266)
2 8% (80)
1 3% (29)
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