KT Tunstall: A Big Voice For A Big World

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KT Tunstall is a grown woman in a field filled with younger and younger girls. A full-throated singer with powerful lyrics and a layered sound, she came of age at a time when pop princesses were all the rage.

Though she tours constantly, Tunstall says she refuses to give her life over to the comings and goings of tabloid headlines. Her album Eye to the Telescope was the first many Americans heard from the British artist, and her single "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, earning Tunstall a Grammy nomination, while the album sold millions.

Tunstall followed that record with 2007's Drastic Fantastic, and now Tunstall is out with her third album, Tiger Suit. She recently joined Tell Me More host Michel Martin for an interview and studio session.



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