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"I never was like, I gotta get this career going. The days go by when you are staying busy you know" says Edwards.
Edwards has always had his hands in something related to music row.
Even during the low points of his music career he figured out a way to stay connected.
"I had a company called music media productions. We did graphic design, back drops, cd's, tapes, for a lot of folks"
Edwards also spent time as a singer at the Grand Ole Opry, where he had some of his best times of his life.
"I was singer doing harmony, had so many artists, like Trace Adkins and I got to sing with The Judds" he says.
The songs Edwards picked for his first album are far from unfamiliar. "We call it puttin em in the can" he laughs. Edwards either played on or demoed them at some point in his career. "When I started looking at the project I found them outta the blue. Everying fell in place. It was just meant to be" he says.
Edwards says the album reflects his gospel roots. Family based songs with good meanings. like the Jeffery Steele song "I Believe". "That song just talks about being raised in a good believing home" says Edwards.
Headed to radio as his first single is a song called "Killing Myself To Stay Alive". "It's about the working people that get up everyday, klling self to stay alive, going to work and work hard. You know, the coal miners, truck drivers" he says.
Eleven tracks Trae Edwards says he hopes will give people a smile. "I'm not looking to be a star per say as I am to bring happiness to other people"
Friday, February 22 2013, 07:22 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.