Beth Hart Talks Redemption, Addiction and Star Search

20111015-133827-827991.jpg​Beth Hart understands the hand she’s currently playing consists of the cards she’s dealt to herself. After winning some cash on a latter-day version of Star Search in the ’90s, the Los Angeles resident tasted fame after her 2000 hit, “L.A. Song (Out of This Town),” found its way onto prime-time shows and Hart found herself hitting the late-night talk show circuit and presumably living the major label dream.

But the visions of gold records were clouded by addiction and recklessness. Having used drugs in one form or another since her teenage years, Hart’s darkest days of drug use included a stint in jail as her musical career careened off of the tracks during its peak. With the help of treatment, rehabilitation and the love of her husband, Hart has been crafting quite the comeback story, ever since the 2004 release of Leave the Light On, followed by her fantastic Live at the Paradiso in 2005.

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