Brenda O'Brien grew up around music; in the honky tonks, truck stops and nightclubs
of Memphis, Tennessee. After raising three boys she returned to writing music, her original love. She has eighteen songs to her credit, 4 of which (MUSIC FILLED MY SOUL,FEEL OUR LOVE AMERICA, THE MAN IN BLACK and YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP) recently were featured in Paramount Group's (CATCH A RISING STAR) CD album. "Island of Fantasy" won the "Director's Award of Merit "in the Nashville International 2003 Fall Song & Lyric Contest. SANTA WHAT YOU BEEN DOIN' won the International 2003 Christmas "Director's Award of Merit "song and lyric contest. Brenda's first CD Album came out in June, 2004, " Band of Writers, " AMERICAN PRIDE". The 2 songs featured are FEEL OUR LOVE AMERICA & THE MAGIC OF LOVE.
TWO KINGS IN MEMPHIS was selected for the 2008 Paramount Group CD album and also A LITTLE BIT ROWDY.

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I am very proud of my parents background and what they contributed to the music world. They owned the Plantation Inn Night Club, across the bridge from Memphis, Tennessee.
Among the many greats that played there or visited the club were: Willie Mitchell, Isaac Hayes, Calvin Newborn, Floyd Newman, Elvis Presley, and many more that have spread the sound of soul, rock
and blues around the world.

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Goddard Lieberson, President of Columbia Records, advised Brenda," If you really want to see how it works, you must take a little trip over to your neighbor, Nashville, Tennessee!

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Brenda O'Brien grew up around music; in the honky tonks, truck stops, and nightclubs of Memphis, Tennessee. After raising three boys she returned to writing music, her original love. She has eighteen songs to her credit, four of which ( MUSIC FILLED MY SOUL , FEEL OUR LOVE AMERICA ,THE MAN IN BLACK and YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP ) were featured in Paramount Group's "CATCH A RISING STAR" CD albums, 2003 and 2004. " ISLAND OF FANTASY " and "SANTA WHAT YOU BEEN DOIN' " won the Director's Award of Merit in the Nashvillle International 2003 Fall Song & Lyric Contest and the International Song & Lyric Christmas Contest. She has a CD album released in June 2004, Band of Writers "American Pride" featuring "FEEL OUR LOVE AMERICA" & "THE MAGIC OF LOVE". On Broadjam she was selected by Joe Vitale Pro Reviews of "SANTA ANA WINDS" as a winner along with 15 others that he reviewed.
"YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP" was a featured song on Broadjam.

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