Country singer Georgia Holt , 86, mother of the legendary Cher, releases her first CD ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ today. Recorded in Los Angeles in 1980 when Georgia hooked up with Elvis Presley ‘s musicians, the country/pop album was never released. The tapes sat in Holt’s garage for over 30 years before being rediscovered, restored and mixed by The Voice’s Musical Director Paul Mirkovich , who is also Cher’s musical director along with Ollie Marland and Jorge Velasco .
“Honky Tonk Woman” features ten songs from the original sessions including “I’m Just Your Yesterday”, a duet with Cher, plus original compositions by Georgia and classics such as “Love Me Tender”, “Cryin’ Time” and “I’m Movin’ On”.
Georgia Holt was a beauty queen, actress and model in her early life and always dreamed of a singing career. A documentary on the extraordinary life of Georgia Holt , produced by Cher, is scheduled to air on Lifetime on Monday, May 6th (check local listings). Cher will make several TV appearances with her mother and sister Georganne this week including The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (today, April 30th) as well as GMA and The Ellen Show on May 1st.
Georgia Holt ‘s “Honky Tonk Woman” is available through iTunes, Amazon and all other outlets.