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Mila Mason (born August 22, 1963 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky) is an American country music artist. She made her debut on the country music scene in 1996 with the release of her debut album That's Enough of That, which produced three hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, including its title track. The album was followed by 1998's The Strong One, from which two more singles were released; Mason did not record another album until 2003's Stained Glass Window, on the independent Twinbeat label. In July 2007, she was also one of several country music artists to participate in the recording of a charity single entitled "Dare the World", credited to Major Rising.
Mila's mother, Diane, was a singer who had performed in Las Vegas, Nevada and toured throughout Europe. When Mila was seventeen years old, she and her mother moved to Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that Mason decided to pursue a career in songwriting. She later took up a job as a demo singer, before being discovered by record producer Blake Mevis in 1993. In turn, Mevis sent some of Mason's material to Bryan Switzer, who was then the vice president of Atlantic Records.
In 1996, Mason was signed to Atlantic Records, with her debut single "That's Enough of That" reaching Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. An album of the same name followed soon afterward, producing two more singles: a #21-peaking cover of Canadian singer Amanda Marshall's "Dark Horse", followed by "That's the Kinda Love (That I'm Talking About)" at #59.
Mason released her second album, The Strong One, in 1998. This album produced a #31 in lead-off single "Closer to Heaven", followed by the title track at #57 and then "This Heart" which failed to chart. Dissatisfied by the direction that her career had taken, Mila exited Atlantic's roster in 1998, taking time off to work on her songwriting. She also married Jason Grainger in the early 2000s, and co-wrote Mindy McCready's 2002 single "Maybe, Maybe Not".
By 2003, she signed to the independent Twinbeat Records label, recording the album Stained Glass Window. Grainger contributed to several of the songs on this album. This album also included her own version of "Maybe, Maybe Not." She also became one of the first songwriters signed to the Nashville division of the Brumley Music Group, an independent country music and gospel music publishing company.
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