Naples Daily News – A Long Time Strumming
Barron Collier High School grad number 25 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart
By ANNE CLAIRE SHILTON
Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.
If you had the Naples Daily News delivered to your home in the 1980s, it’s entirely possible that your morning paper was flung by the hands of a future rock star.
Number 25 on last week’s Adult Contemporary Billboard chart was a song called “Scene in San Francisco,” written and performed by none other than former Naples Daily News paperboy, Ed Hale.
Seeing her son’s song on a Billboard chart is a moment that has been a long time coming for Adele Hale. The former Naples resident has known her child was meant for rock-stardom since he was a baby, drumming in diapers on the pots and pans.
“He was born to be a musician, he was composing mini concertos on our baby grand piano when he was 13 or 14,” reveals Adele Hale.
But what your mother thinks of your work and what the systematically brutal music industry thinks of your work are two different things.
A musician for the past 20-plus years, the success of Ed Hale’s new song puts him in the company of Lady Antebellum, Train and Adele. And for the Barron Collier High School graduate, it’s about time.
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