Sheila E. has gone from "Glamorous Life" to "Glorious Train" right before our eyes. Well, maybe not literally in front of our eyes, since most of us probably didn't see the artist who formerly worked with Prince won the Season Three crown of CMT Network's fish-out-of-water reality show Gone Country this past weekend. It's official, though: the 51-year old drumming dynamo bested fellow contestants George Clinton of Parliament Funk fame, and former American Idol moppet Justin Guarini for the top prize. The winning song, "Glorious Train"--which Sheila wrote with Nashville songwriters Angie Aparo and James Slater--speaks to the artist's life story, which is a great thing according to the show's host and song's producer, John Rich.
He says it was "the sheer passion she displayed for country music and our audience. Her song really does speak to her life story and how she has been challenged in life and triumphed over those challenges, which I think many country music fans will identify with." Oh, Sheila! Peep the clip of the song, and Sheila looking grrrreat, after the bounce.