Vanessa Carlton

Ron Fair told USA Today, "[Vanessa Carlton] made a first record [The album title was Rinse.] that wasn't up to her potential," Fair says. "So we took an extra year and started from scratch. We still stick with artists we believe in."

Rinse had a track that was titled "Interlude." Fair reworked the song and its title was eventually changed to "A Thousand Miles." Fair told MTv the reason for the title change was that the lyric never mentioned the word interlude. 

"A Thousand Miles" first appeared on the Legally Blonde soundtrack in 2001, and in January 2002 the music video appeared on MTv. The CD single followed in February. The song was nominated for three Grammys. It won the VH1 Big in 2002 Award Cannot Get You Out Of My Head.

MTV refused to play the song "White Houses," the single from her second album Harmonium.


Artfully Dodging the Jinx. Elysa Gardner. USA Today, June 22, 2003.

Recording Years / Label
2002-2004 -  A&M Records
vocals, keyboards

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