They Came From Pennsylvania
Tommy Neal from Stars2Come Magaznie once said, "If you like country music, then you will love Elaini Arthur and if you don't like it, you will once you hear her sing."
Twenty- five year old Elaini's love of music started around the age of five, when she heard her first Patsy Cline song, "Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round". She remembers thinking, that she wants to sing that kind of music--classic country.
At the age of six, her mother entered her into The Patsy Cline Sing a Song Contest, where she sang "Walkin' After Midnight". A few months later, Elaini went to Nashville, where she met Patsy's daughter Julie as well as Patsy's husband Charlie.
After hearing her sing, country music legend George Hamilton IV commented, "Patsy would have been there with her arms around her. "
Elaini told how Joltin Jim McCoy, who discovered Patsy, herself, has been a mentor of hers throughout the years. He even helped to produce her most recent album.
Her first single off of that album, "Sweet Kisses" made it onto the top ten at Ignition Country in the UK and has also earned her a nomination fior the Red Carpet Music Awards in Holland which will be held in November of 2020.
To read Elaini's complete interview, check out the upcoming book release They Came From Blair County due out by the end of 2020.
**Information for this article was obtained through an in person interview with Elaini Arthur.
**All photos come from the personal collection of Elaini Arthur.