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Candi Staton is Unstoppable

Candi Staton has earned the right to title her 30th album Unstoppable. Candi grew up poor in Hanceville, Alabama and used her remarkable voice to change her life. As a teen in the 1950s, Candi started singing and touring with the Jewell Gospel Trio. She became pals with Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls, and worked with Aretha Franklin. Over the course of a handful of marriages, Candi survived domestic abuse and overcame infidelity. She turned her hardships into one of her most memorable hit songs: "Young Hearts Run Free". She'll tell the story of how it was written and recorded and perform live.

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