A Helluva High Note
Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol
By Kara DioGuardi
(It Books, Paperback, 9780062059901, 240pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Kara DioGuardi is an award-winning hitmaker, a savvy record executive, and a successful music publisher whose songs have been recorded by such superstars as Pink, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Steven Tyler, CÉline Dion, and so many others. She was also the feisty fourth judge on American Idol. But success wouldn't have happened for her without the dark times of defeat.
Filled with the grace, raw honesty, and haunting emotion of her hit songs, A Helluva High Note is the soundtrack to Kara's lifean intimate anthem about living, creating, loving, stumbling, picking herself up again, and ultimately succeeding. Passionate, wise, funny, and down-to-earthfilled with memorable and inspirational tales from the heart and trenches of life, business, and the world of entertainmentKara's story proves that finding, cultivating, and following your own true voice really is possible.
A Grammy-nominated, 2011 NAMM Music for Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, and 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, Kara DioGuardi has songs that have appeared on more than 160 million albums. Kara also serves as executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records and co-owns Arthouse Entertainment. In 2011, she made her Broadway debut in Chicago as Roxie Hart. She lives in Los Angeles and Maine with her husband, Michael McCuddy.