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Heather Myles is talking from her favorite place - the road. And she apparently can move pretty fast also, covering three states during a cell phone interview as she is making her way from her Florida home to one in Nashville via a pit stop in Mississippi. If only the career of the California honky tonker and traditional country singer moved as quickly. Myles could not exactly be accused of being prolific when it comes to releasing music. Her latest, "Sweet Talk & Good Lies" (Rounder) comes four years after her fine CD, "Heartaches & Honky Tonks." Overall, Myles only has released a grand total of 4 albums in a decade. ...
In another era Heather Myles would have already established herself as a major force in country music. With "Highways and Honky Tonks," her first release under a joint venture between Rounder and Mercury, Myles produced an album that has both traditional and contemporary appeal. Myles grew up in Riverside, Cal. on a horse ranch. Though a fan of Judy Garland, Doris Day and big band music, Myles was exposed to country music early on by her parents. "I grew up on a lot of Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard," she recalls. ...