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This is an autobiography about a young girl’s determination, tenacity and insurmountable spirit to succeed in spite of life’s innumerable challenges and road blocks. This book is about tragedy and triumphs. As a single mother, Candi raised five children alone while maintaining a successful singing career.
She made it through four failed abusive marriages with insensitive partners, facing many life threatening moments, yet she managed to survive. She was molested at nine years old by a family member which started a domino effect for most of her adult life, and spiraled downward with multiple bad decisions and choices. This book will give you hope, courage, and the will to get through any of life’s battles you too may be facing. This must read book will make you laugh and cry as you take this amazing journey through the life and times of Candi Staton.
Candi Staton started her professional career at the age of twelve years old in a children’s group called the Jewel Trio, where she shared the stage with such greats as Sam Cook, Aretha Franklin, Five Blind Boys, The Staple Singers, Lou Rawls, Mahalia Jackson, and The Dixie Hummingbirds just to name a few. She has been nominated for five Grammy awards, and inducted into three different Halls Of Fame in her colorful career. These are just a few accomplishments of this amazing woman. She lives in Muscle Shoals, AL.