Benita’s Links

I have been having alot of fun doing shows with a couple of my  singer/songwriter galpals, Becky Hobbs and Kacey Jones; we call ourselves "A Cowgirl, A Diva and A Shameless Hussy"(I’m the diva)
www.acowgirladivaandashamelesshussy.com
check out their websites at: www.beckyhobbs.com and www.kaceyjones.com

Finally……..Garth Brooks has his own personal website and it’s a great one! Check out what he has to say about Benita and the story behind the song she wrote for her mom "It’s Your Song" and how Garth came to record it as a dedication to his mom, Colleen. www.garthbrooks.com

Crystal Gayle recorded Benita’s song ‘More Money’(from her Tangerine Moon CD, co-written with Sandy Mason and Pebe Sebert) as a duet with her sister on her live DVD.For more information visit www.crystalgayle.com

Up and coming jazz vocalist Laurie Wheeler has recorded Benita’s song "Take The Keys To My Heart" which will appear on her major label debut in 2008.Laurie’s CD was produced by jazz great Larry Carlton. www.lauriewheeler.com

I’ve had the privilege of working with an incredibly talented young vocalist named Tiffany Johnson.Her voice can sound sweet and sultry one minute, then she will belt out a heartfelt wail that will remind you of the Motown and Stax era style of r&b/soul singing.And she’s beautiful too!

I have had the opportunity to sing and write with a modern jazz legend, Kirk Whalum. Our song "The Moment I Prayed" appeared on Kirk’s The Gospel According to Jazz,Part II  CD. It was sung by Kevin Whalum and Kim Burrell, two outstanding vocalists.We also had our song, "I Loved You In Memphis"recorded by Isaac Hayes and Wendy Moten on Kirk’s Into My Soul CD. What an honor and privilege it is to get to work with someone like Kirk…talented, soulful and spritual..he walks his walk on all levels. www.kirkwhalum.com

One of my favorite co-writers is Julia Rich, girl singer with the world reknowned Glenn Miller Orchestra; not only can the lady swing, she is one heckuva smart songwriter. Check her out at www.juliarichmusic.com

Pamela Oland is a super talented songwriter (whom I have had the pleasure of writing with) and one of our songs appears on my new "Wineglow and Mistletoe" CD release for 2009-"A New York Christmas" A New York Christmas