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Mila Mason
Born (1963-08-22) August 22, 1963 (age 59)
OriginDawson Springs, Kentucky, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1996–2015
LabelsAtlantic, Twinbeat, Plateau Music Nashville

Mila Mason (born August 22, 1963) is an American country music artist. She made her debut in 1996 with her debut album That's Enough of That, which produced three hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Country Airplay) charts, including its title track. It was followed by 1998's The Strong One, from which two more singles were released. Mason did not record another album until 2003's Stained Glass Window, on the independent Twinbeat label.

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Biography

Mila Mason was born August 22, 1963 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Her mother, Diane, was a singer who performed in Las Vegas and toured Europe.[1][2] When Mason was 17, she and her mother moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and it was there that Mason decided to pursue a career in songwriting.[1] She took up a job as a demo singer before being discovered by record producer Blake Mevis in 1993. Mevis sent some of Mason's material to Bryan Switzer, then the vice president of Atlantic Records.[1]

Music career

In 1996, Mason was signed to Atlantic Records, and her debut single "That's Enough of That" reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.[2] An album of the same name followed, producing two more singles: a No. 21-peaking song of Canadian singer-songwriter Amanda Marshall's "Dark Horse", followed by "That's the Kinda Love (That I'm Talking About)" at No. 59.

Mason released her second album, The Strong One, in 1998.[1] It produced a No. 31 in lead-off single "Closer to Heaven" and the title track at No. 57, while "This Heart" failed to chart. Dissatisfied with the direction her career had taken, she left Atlantic in 1998 and took time off to work on her songwriting.[2][3] She co-wrote Mindy McCready's 2002 single "Maybe, Maybe Not".

In 2003 Mason signed to the independent Twinbeat Records label and recorded the album Stained Glass Window,[1] which included her own version of "Maybe, Maybe Not." She also became one of the first songwriters signed to the Nashville division of the Brumley Music Group, an independent country music and gospel music publishing company.[4]

In late 2010, Mason took a break from recording and touring to head up the Faverett Music Group on Music Row, Nashville. Faverett is home to writer/artists Shane Piaseki, Adam Fears, & Dan Schafer.[5] The catalog also has songs by artists including Chris Gantry, Dennis Matkowsky, Josh Osborne, Sheree Spann/Spoltore, Greg Barnhill, Jimmy Olander(Diamond Rio), Jim Collins, Randy Thomas.

Mason released a new single, "Run Like a Girl," produced by Tony Mantor, in February 2015.

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Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[6]
US Heat
[7]
CAN Country
[8]
That's Enough of That 43 37 20
The Strong One
  • Release date: January 20, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic Records
38 31
Stained Glass Window
  • Release date: September 23, 2003
  • Label: Twinbeat
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[9]
CAN Country
[8]
1996 "That's Enough of That" 18 34 That's Enough of That
1997 "Dark Horse" 21 12
"That's the Kinda Love (That I'm Talkin' About)" 59 66
"Closer to Heaven" 31 45 The Strong One
1998 "The Strong One" 57 30
"This Heart"[10]
2003 "Maybe, Maybe Not"[11] Stained Glass Window
2006 "God Bless the Children" (with Wayne Warner and the Nashville All-Star Choir)[12] Turbo Twang'n
2015 "Run Like a Girl"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1996 "That's Enough of That" Jim Shea
1997 "Dark Horse"
"Closer to Heaven" David Abbott
1998 "The Strong One" Bob Garrison

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Top Heatseekers

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Top Heatseekers are "Breaking and Entering" music charts issued weekly by Billboard magazine. The Heatseekers Albums and the Heatseekers Songs charts were introduced by Billboard in 1991 with the purpose of highlighting the sales by new and developing musical recording artists. Albums and songs appearing on Top Heatseekers may also concurrently appear on the Billboard 200 or Billboard Hot 100.

RPM (magazine)

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RPM was a Canadian music-industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.

That's Enough of That

That's Enough of That

That's Enough of That is the debut studio album by American country music artist Mila Mason. It was released in 1996 on Atlantic Records Nashville. It was produced by Blake Mevis.

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. Over its first 20 years of operation, Atlantic earned a reputation as one of the most important American labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Ruth Brown and Otis Redding. Its position was greatly improved by its distribution deal with Stax. In 1967, Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, now the Warner Music Group, and expanded into rock and pop music with releases by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

Hot Country Songs

Hot Country Songs

Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

That's Enough of That (song)

That's Enough of That (song)

"That's Enough of That" is a debut song written by Randy Albright, Lisa Silver and Mark D. Sanders, and recorded by American country music artist Mila Mason. It was released in August 1996 as the first single and title track from the album That's Enough of That. The song reached #18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Dark Horse (Amanda Marshall song)

Dark Horse (Amanda Marshall song)

"Dark Horse" is a song by Canadian pop singer Amanda Marshall. Co-written by Dean McTaggart and David Tyson, it was the fifth single released from Marshall's 1995 self-titled debut album and became another hit for her in Canada, reaching number five on the RPM Top Singles chart and peaking atop the RPM Adult Contemporary chart. It also became a minor hit in Australia and Germany. In 1997, American country music singer Mila Mason covered the song for her own debut album, That's Enough of That. Her version reached number 21 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Closer to Heaven (song)

Closer to Heaven (song)

"Closer to Heaven" is a song recorded by American country music artist Mila Mason. It was released in November 1997 as the first single from the album The Strong One. The song reached #31 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Aimee Mayo and Bill Luther.

Source: "Mila Mason", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mila_Mason.

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References
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  3. ^ "Mila Mason biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved July 19, 2007.
  4. ^ "Brumley Music". BrumleyMusic.com. Archived from the original on July 5, 2007. Retrieved July 19, 2007.
  5. ^ "Dan Schafer Artist performances". www.DanSchafer.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Country Albums results". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "RPM search results". RPM. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Country Songs search results". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Going for Adds – June 27, 1998" (PDF). Radio & Records. July 24, 1998.
  11. ^ "R&R Going for Adds – Country" (PDF). Radio & Records. August 22, 2003.
  12. ^ "Nashville All Star Choir". Wayne Warner. Retrieved November 28, 2019.

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