21 June 1972, Quantico, Alabama, USA. Country singer Allison Moorer became an instant celebrity in 1998 when she was heavily featured in the successful Robert Redford movie The Horse Whisperer. She performed her song A Soft Place To Fall in its entirety as Redford danced with co-star Kristen Scott-Thomas. This was followed by the release of her debut album, Alabama Song, in September 1998.
Moorer first moved to Nashville from her native Alabama in 1993, working as a backing singer for her older sister, Shelby Lynne (who had raised her after the siblings father had shot their mother then turned the gun on himself). She was spotted in her own right in 1996 while performing at a Walter Hyatt tribute. A&R executive Bobby Cudd of Monterey Artists heard her sing and took her to Tony Brown, who offered her a contract with MCA Records and sent her into the studio. The label promoted her as a natural peer to breakthrough female...
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