Singer/songwriter Christine Albert drew on both her family's European heritage and the musical legacy of her adopted home state of Texas to create her unique sound. Born and raised in upstate New York, Albert moved to Santa Fe, NM, at the age of 16 and began to pursue a career in music. After settling in Austin in 1982, she became a fixture on the area's club scene, but did not release her first LP, You Are Gold, until 1990. Her next LP, 1992's Texafrance, was a bilingual affair that explored her family's French roots while seeking a common ground between the music of Patsy Cline and Edith Piaf. Released in 1993, The High Road marked a renewed focus on straight-ahead country, a trend further developed by 1995's Underneath the Lone Star Sky.
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