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Since her songwriting and recording debut, superstar writer-performer Kim Carnes has been an extraordinarily distinctive and in-demand voice in popular music, both figuratively and literally. Take 2014 alone, during which she participated in a BBC songwriter special hosted by esteemed British broadcaster Bob Harris, contributed duet vocals to an album of songs written by acclaimed tunesmith Frankie Miller, co-wrote songs for a pair of albums by Americana singer-songwriter Dana Cooper and covered the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb" for a Brazilian recording project.
While she first came to the attention of many through her 1981 history-making rendition of the Jackie DeShannon-Donna Weiss-penned "Bette Davis Eyes" – Billboard's No. 1 hit of that year and still one of the Hot 100's biggest chart hits of all time – the Gr...

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