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'All About That Bass' co-writer took '15 years to become an overnight success'
'All About That Bass' co-writer took '15 years to become an overnight success'

For years, no one in the music industry cared about songwriter Kevin Kadish's passion project: a '50s-sounding record of doo-wop-inspired pop. Top 40 radio had increasingly fallen in love with the opposite: beat-driven, electronic-leaning dance music — and Kadish "just didn't care about that stuff." The Nashville, Tenn., resident, who is originally from Owings Mills, kept the idea in his back pocket until June 2013, when a 19-year-old unknown visited his studio in hopes of writing together. After bonding over a shared love of Jimmy Soul's 1963 hit, "If You Wanna Be Happy," Kadish and the teenager — a songwriter from Massachusetts...

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