Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tiffany When: June 25, 2011 | 8:45 p.m. Where: Market Square - Knoxville, TN

Tiffany Darwish will turn 40 later this year. She has a teenage son and is happily married to a second husband and seems to live a very down-to-earth existence in Nashville. At least, she sounds incredibly down-to-earth on the phone.

“When people meet me, they’re like, ‘You’re very real’,” Tiffany says, and I believe her, not the least because you can still hear her California Valley Girl inflections when she gets excited.

It’s true the teenage diva may never have had the chart-topping success in the United States that she did in the 1980s, when she was the youngest female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard charts. But over the past decade Tiffany has had a number of dance music hits, which have only cemented her popularity with her gay fanbase.

This year Tiffany has taken her talents in a new direction—country. While it may seem like a stretch from dance music, she says it’s actually a return to her roots. As a child, she wanted to become a country star, not a pop one, and then in the early 1990s, she tried to break into Nashville a second time. (Cari Wade Gervin)

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