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Mormon Musician Makes Top 20 (The payoffs of persistence)

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.

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