Lorena Prater | The Real Deal

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The Real Deal

by Lorena Prater

A great blend of contemporary country music mixed with a traditional country. If you love great fiddle and steel playing then this is an album to have.
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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1. Half Past Lonesome
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2. Just For A Second
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3. Senseless Devotion
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4. He's So Happy I Could Cry
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5. Bobby McGee
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6. Don't Stop
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7. Apartment #9
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8. Boogie Woogie Cowboy Heart
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9. For Pete Sake
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10. The Real Deal
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Lorena Prater was Nominated Female Vocalist Of The Year by the European CMA in 2001. A native of Atlanta, Georgia now currently resides in Kansas. She and her five-piece band Western Reunion have been touring the Midwest performing at fairs, festival, corporate function, casinos, private events and concert venues. They have opened for major acts such as Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Doug Stone, Dan Seals and many others. They are truly versatile and are best described as a "Class Act".

It is difficult to categorize Lorena, as she is her own style. Her acoustic shows and country folk songs have been compared to the likes of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Lorena's showmanship resembles Reba McEntyre, her high energy Shania Twain, and her big voice Judy Garland and Martina McBride. Lorena's stylistic range and soulful attitude caught the attention of record promoter, Frank Fara of Comstock Records.

In August 1998 she released her first CD titled Dreamin'. The album was released both in Europe and in the USA on Comstock Records. According to Fara Lorena was one of the few "indie artist" to chart along with some of Nashville's top major recording artists-not an easy thing to do as a newcomer. The title song Topped at #1 on the Nashville Panel reports, one of most reputable independent radio charts. Her remake of the Roy Orbison tune "Blue Bayou" hit the Top-20 list on the ECMA charts.

June 2000 saw the release of Lorena's Nashville recording "The Real Deal". The release hit the Top-40 most played albums on the European CMA charts, featuring the Top-20 hit single "Half Past Lonesome". This CD also contains remakes of such classic songs as "Bobby McGee", "Apartment #9" and the old favorite Fleetwood Mac song "Don't Stop". This Nashville recording features a variety of both traditional style country with some contemporary style songs such as "Senseless Devotion" and the title cut "The Real Deal" both written by Lorena Prater.

Lorena's latest 2002, Nashville release titled "What This Woman Wants" is a CD that highlights Lorena's cross over potential, both in style and ethnicity with a Spanish number included. Lorena was able to translate and re-record the Kim Richey original titled "To Tell The Truth". The new Spanish version is titled "Di La Verdad". This is a CD with exceptional songwriting, production and instrumentation. The songs written by Lorena such as "Workin Girl Blues", "Little Sister", "Upon My Knees" and "Along This Dusty Road", have all been written from a woman's perspective. This is a great CD for the listener who enjoys a wide variety of country music. If you are a country music lover you'll love it and if you're not a country music lover just take a listen anyway, you'll change your mind! The music is powerful, uplifting, and upbeat with a few tender moments that will strike an emotional cord. The CD was recorded at Performance Entertainment in Nashville, TN and produced by Michael Salacuse and Lorena Prater. This is one CD that every woman should have!

For more information about Lorena Prater please visit www.lorenaprater.com

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Doug Morris

A true gem!
Tell you what folks. I have found a lot of really good Indie artists, and every once in a while, I find one that is a true gem. That's what Lorena Prater is, a true gem. This lady sings country so well you'll swear she's got to be a "Nashville STAR." I've got recordings of Patty Loveless that can't even come close to the quality of this gal's voice, and I'm a real Loveless fan!! Two of the ten tracks were written by Ms. Prater, giving her status as another on my list of singer/songwriters. The other songs include numbers by some real talent, like Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Paycheck, and, are you ready for this, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame! In fact, Lorena does a slam-bang job of covering the Fleetwood major hit of "Don't Stop." Rock done Country style, yeah! The album opens with a great song titled "Half Past Lonesome," this version of which will go on my Favorite Songs List, along with track #8, "Boogie Woogie Cowboy Heart" and track #7, her cover of the Paycheck/Austin golden hit "Apartment #9." Good album!
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