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  By: Homer H.C.R. No. 106
         WHEREAS, A notable songsmith, performer, and recording
  artist, Paris native Leslie Satcher is being featured in the Texas
  Songwriter Showcase taking place February 21, 2007, in Austin; and
         WHEREAS, Hailing from a family that has been in the Lone Star
  State for five generations, Ms. Satcher has drawn on her background
  and life experiences to create beautiful and touching songs that
  have been recorded by a long list of well-known country music
  artists, including Willie Nelson, Gretchen Wilson, Reba McEntire,
  Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, and Lee Ann Womack; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Satcher's road to songwriting success began
  during childhood, when she gave her first performances in the
  churches and schools of Paris; in 1989, she loaded her possessions
  into a U-Haul trailer and drove to Nashville, taking her shot at a
  career in the music business; she was forced to work several
  non-musical jobs to make ends meet, but after receiving
  encouragement from Naomi Judd and other influential figures in
  Nashville, she landed a writing contract with a publishing company
  and began placing her compositions with some of the biggest names in
  country music; and
         WHEREAS, A recording artist and performer in her own right,
  Ms. Satcher released her first album, Love Letters, on Warner
  Brothers Records Nashville in 2002; this critically acclaimed debut
  sparked her solo career, and she has since issued a follow-up,
  Creation, and performs concerts all over the United States; and
         WHEREAS, Leslie Satcher has proven her ability to craft songs
  that capture the ears and hearts of music lovers, and it is a
  pleasure to welcome her as a performer at the Texas Songwriter
  Showcase; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 80th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby honor Leslie Satcher for being part of the Texas Songwriter
  Showcase and commend her for bringing further acclaim to the
  illustrious musical reputation of the Lone Star State; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Satcher as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives and Senate.