Linda Chorney performed her original music for 30 years, waiting for her big break. At the tender age of 51, Chorney recorded the album of her dreams, Emotional Jukebox, earning her a Grammy nomination. She made history as the first completely independent singer-songwriter without a manager, publicist or record label to achieve recognition in this category.
The industry, however, was not pleased that an outsider had slipped past the gatekeepers. They tried to undermine her nomination and destroy her career, from accusations of cheating to actual death threats. They were the Bill Buckners and Chorney was the ball that got through their legs. And, in the end, the industry figured out a way to get a bigger glove.
From the elation to the agony of her hilarious, unbridled, unbelievable underdog journey, this is your backstage pass to the inside story of the Grammy’s. Fasten your seatbelts for a wild right with Linda, as she sings, drops f-bombs, her drawers, the occasional mother’s little helpers, and eventually lands on the Red Carpet. And get a taste of what the indie artist’s life is like--the kind of artist who does it all for the love of making music.
Linda Chorney’s latest album Emotional Jukebox was nominated for a Best Americana Album Grammy Award. Highlights in her career thus far have been breaking the Top 40 Adult Contemporary Charts, and singing for Nelson Mandela, in front of a crowd of 250,000 humans. And of course playing in Sports bars where no one is listening. Who the F&*% is Linda Chorney is her first book.