A life well lived is the best foundation for a successful music career. So as Paulette Carlson enters the next chapter in her career, the petite blonde with the distinctive voice is infusing her music with a wealth of experiences that take her artistry to a new level. She returns to the country music community with the latest album, It's About Time, filled with songs about life, love, family and the universal human experiences that unite us. The same voice that sent sparks through country radio leading the groundbreaking band Highway 101, with her self-penned song, “The Bed You Made For Me,” has returned with a compelling collection of songs that will quickly remind listeners of Paulette's place in the country music community. As founder of Highway 101, Paulette helped re-define the face of country music in the late 80's with such innovative hits "Whiskey, If You Were a Woman," "The Bed You Made for Me," "Somewhere Tonight" and "Cry, Cry, Cry." The band won “Vocal Group of the Year” honors from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association in 1988 and repeated those victories in 1989. Paulette moved on from the band in 1991 to raise her family, still doing some touring and recording. "I had a daughter and she traveled on the road with me", recalls Paulette of juggling the demands of a successful country music career and motherhood. She briefly reunited with the band for its 10th anniversary in the mid 90's to record and tour. Paulette has continued to be the consistent singer/songwriter that she has always been, a passion she's had since her childhood in Moose Lake, Minnesota. After living the country life in Montana, this cowgirl is now back and ensconced in the Nashville community that she loves so much. This country chart topper is ready for the next phase of her career.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 8, 2016) – It’s been exactly 30 years since Paulette Carlson formed the ground-breaking country group, Highway 101. After collecting four total ACM and CMA awards for “Vocal Group of the Year,” along with multiple Grammy nominations, Highway 101 led the field in the late 80’s and early 90’s, fueled by Carlson’s distinctive vocals, which would lead the group to 10 Top Ten hits.
“Wow, it’s such a wonderful feeling looking back and remembering all the great times we had,” says Carlson. “I remember at the time, I had such a certain feeling that this was really going to be a successful endeavor. And of course working with Warner Brothers, Chuck Morris and Paul Worley, how could it not be? Hats off to my fellow cohorts in Highway 101… didn’t we have fun!”
After forming in 1986, Highway 101 would go on to release their debut single, the Paulette Carlson-penned anthem, “The Bed You Made for Me.” The song burst onto the country charts, establishing Highway 101 as the premiere vocal group in the genre. From that point, Highway 101 would go on to release hit-after-hit, with timeless tracks like “Cry, Cry, Cry and “Somewhere Tonight.” After spending five years with the band and leading them to multiple Grammy nominations, Carlson moved on from the group.
Paulette Carlson continues to make music today. The heartfelt vocalist has shifted her efforts to raise attention to issues near and dear to the award-winning singer’s heart. Her song, “Thank You Vets” was created to honor military servicemen and women. The song was specifically dedicated to Carlson’s brother Gary, who served in the 82nd Airborne and 173rd Division in Vietnam as a paramedic. The track was featured on Carlson’s album, It’s About Time. The country chart-topper continues to make music that will remind fans of the voice that they fell in love with exactly 30 years, with many surprises in store as Carlson begins the next chapter of her career.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 29, 2016) – Webster Public Relations is excited to announce the signing of Paulette Carlson to its’ roster for publicity representation. “Throughout her career, Paulette has been one of the most distinctive song stylists in Country Music,” said the company’s Kirt Webster in a statement. As she embarks on many new and exciting career opportunities, our staff is ready to help her take her next musical chapter to the world.”
Carlson was born in Moose Lake, Minnesota, and made a name for herself playing throughout the mid-west. Word of her talent reached Nashville, and she soon found herself in Music City – releasing a trio of singles for RCA Records. She also spent her time honing her skills as a staff songwriter for one of The Oak Ridge Boys’ publishing companies.
In 1986, she founded the group Highway 101 with highly respected studio musicians Jack Daniels, Scott "Cactus" Moser, and Curtis Stone. The band’s style of West Coast Country quickly found a home with Warner Brothers, where they instantly clicked at radio with the 1987 smash “The Bed You Made For Me.” The success of that song, as well as follow-up hits “Cry, Cry, Cry,” and “Whiskey, If You Were A Woman,” led to their self-titled debut album being certified as Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. They also were rewarded for their success with the Vocal Group of the Year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
Future hits with the band also included “(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes,” “All The Reasons Why,” and “Who’s Lonely Now.” In 1991, Carlson decided to go solo, charting the hit singles “I’ll Start With You” and “Not With My Heart You Don’t.” Her most recent studio project has been It’s About Time, for which she supported with a tour of military bases – a cause near and dear to her heart. She also produced one of her favorite musical works, a Christmas album titled Christmas Is For You...
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Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM)
Top Vocal Group ~ 1988
Top Vocal Group ~ 1989
Country Music Association Awards (CMA)
Top Vocal Group ~ 1988
Top Vocal Group ~ 1989
Best Country Album: "Highway 101 Two" ~ 1988
Best Country Single: "Honky Tonk Heart" ~ 1989
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Duo Or Group ~ 1989
International Group of the YearVocal Group of the Year ~ 1989
Vocal Group of the Year ~ 1990
Highway 101 Two
Paint The Town
Highway 101’s Greatest Hits
Christmas Is For You/ Majestic Records
Willow Tree/Intersound Records:
Highway 101 and Paulette Reunited
Pandean Records: It’s About Time
The Bed You Made For Me #4
Whiskey If You Were A Woman #2
Somewhere Tonight #1
Cry Cry Cry #1
(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes #1
All The Reasons Why #6
Setting Me Up #7
Honky Tonk Heart #4
Who’s Lonely Now #1
Walkin, Talkin, Cryin' Barely Beaten Broken Heart #6
This Side of Goodbye #12
Someone Else’s Trouble Now #11
I’ll Start With You #17
No. 1 Hit
No. 4 Hit
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Paulette will be headlining at the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin on March 11, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm. Opening for Paulette will be The Hootz at 7:00pm. Come join Paulette for an evening of fun. Bring your dancing shoes! TICKETS available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or at the TLC Players Club booth.
Paulette will be in Denver taping an upcoming episode of the Joey Canyon Show! The Band Leader is Non-other than her Highway 101 Bandmate, Curtis Stone!
November 14, 2016
Stop by the Winston Wolfe Agency booth No. 1239 at the The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention at the PARIS Hotel to meet Paulette & Friends!
Paulette will be the Host and will be performing with Special Guest David Frizzell ~ Julie Keech-Harris and Joe Rucker!
TEXAS TROUBADOUR THEATRE
2416 MUSIC VALLEY DRIVE
THE ERNEST TUBB MIDNITE JAMBOREE IS THE SECOND LONGEST RUNNING RADIO SHOW IN HISTORY.
WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF THE LIVE AUDIENCE SATURDAY NIGHT AT 10:00 PM.
ADMISSION IS FREE AT OUR TEXAS TROUBADOUR THEATRE.
THE SHOW IS BROADCAST ON AM 650 - WSM AT 12 MIDNIGHT.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tune In to 650 AM WSM Friday at 4:15 P.M. CT to Hear Carlson on “Nashville Today”
Friday ~ December 9, 2016