Traditional country singer Rena Gaile was twice nominated for RPM Magazine's Big Country Awards category of Outstanding New Artist. The first honor came in 1993 after the release of "Daddy's School." The second, which came three years later, followed the release of Out on a Limb. The indie album was produced by Declan O'Doherty and features appearances by singers David Blamires and Don Neilson, fiddler Don Reed, and guitarists Steve Piticco, Bernie LaBarge, and Mike Francis. The release launched "Better Off Blue," a single that almost broke into the Top Ten, and its follow-up, "All She Wants." Gaile also landed a Female Artist of the Year nomination in 1997. After scoring big with Out On a Limb, she released a gospel album. Her husband, Jim Morgan, served as producer. Featured musicians include saxophonist and flutist Moe Koffman and Aidan Mason and Jim Tait on guitar. The singer also sponsors outreach concerts and performs in prisons and churches, among other places. ~ Linda Seida, Rovi