Karen Tobin was a Los Angeles-based country & western performer who worked throughout the 1980s and '90s with the combo Crazy Hearts. She secured a solo deal with Atlantic in 1991 and issued the trad country Carolina Smokey Moon in 1991. A brief stint with Arista followed; Tobin also toured Europe as a vocalist with Poco. By 1997 she had formed her own label, Sunnyland, and offered the project Favorites that same year. In 2001, she teamed with L.A.-area singers Lois Blaisch and Shandi Sinnamon for the album Lady Luck, which combined three-part harmonies with country and pop flavors.