Summarized by Kent Larsen
Mormon Musician Makes Top 20 (The payoffs of persistence)
Deseret News 27Aug99 L2
By Scott Iwasaki: Deseret News music editor
Reading Plato helped him to decide to pursue his songwriting dream.
Plato wrote that music shapes customs and laws, and can actually change
society, the 29-year-old musician said.
But back in 1995, Bachman had two problems, all the songs he wrote and
played were out of style, and he had to be able to write songs that would
enable him to make a career. After a great deal of work, he signed with
Columbia Records and released his self-titled debut album. Since the album's
release, the single, "She's So High," has climbed to Billboard's Top 20 chart
and the video has been in heavy rotation on MTV and VH1.
Bachman, who is from Vancouver, Canada, is devoted to music. Like his
father, he's also devoted to his LDS religion. He served a mission in
Argentina before attending USU. "It means a lot to me when I meet people who
like my songs. I want to be able to be proud of what I'm doing. And
I want to know that my music has made a difference in people's
lives," he said.