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  BIOGRAPHY

er songs have been recorded by Janie Fricke, Charley Pride, George Jones, Roy Rogers, Kathy Mattea, Ronna Reeves, Lisa Stewart, and many aspiring young artists trying to land their first record deal. Her own songwriting demo’s were sung by the likes of Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), Joe Diffie, David Ball, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Deborah Allen, and Buddy Jewel. Arlene recorded a duet with Garth Brooks in his early Nashville days.

rlene's love for classical music never dwindled, though she was knee-deep in the country music business. She started up with the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, and has remained with them for ten seasons.

rlene Faith was formerly known as "Gidget Baird" both in Denver and Nashville. She started using her real name after leaving Charley Pride's company, and after her marriage to Russell Kortright.

efore Charley Pride sold his publishing company
to Warner/Chappell, Inc., Arlene started up her own publishing company, Wooden Stone Music. She now enjoys writing everything from Celtic to Country to Classical, and recording out of her home with her husband, Russell Kortright. Russell, a fine musician and producer, is producing Arlene's music. Together alone, they have created some of their best works.

rlene Faith has had one of her Celtic music compositions used as the Title Theme for “The Appalachians”, an Evening Star Production, which was released by PBS as a series in April, 2005. The song, “East of River Shannon,” is from her first Celtic CD “Spirit of the Celtic Violin” included in her New Age Celtic Trilogy. The song also appears on the soundtrack CD for “The Appalachians”, released by Dualtone Records.

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