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“While That's Another Story is credited to both Karen Brooks and Randy Sharp, it is not a collection of duets; only two of the tracks are shared collaborations, while the rest are solo efforts split between the two singers. Brooks' "Baby I'm the One" offers what is in all likelihood the first female rap ever to appear on a country record.”

“Obviously no rhinestone cowgirl, Brooks actually grew up a city kid in Dallas. By 17, she had quit school, toiled some as a cocktail waitress and worked on a ranch. One night in Austin in 1972 she met singer Jerry Jeff Walker, who encouraged her to get into the music business. Brooks took that as "a real compliment," considering that she'd only just become proficient on the guitar and had only serenaded cowpokes. She eventually became an opening act for Jerry Jeff and others. Several years later Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell encouraged her to move to L.A., where she signed as a staff writer with Warner Bros, in 1980—and promptly moved to Tennessee to be nearer the country capital, Nashville. Soon after, she moved up to a recording contract.”