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Deco Drive is a little bit country. Alright not all the time, but tonight for sure that's because fell in love with the sound of a Miami native, who's busy conquering the world of country.

One of Deco's favorite things is checking out new artists like the sultry and sweet Imaj.

Imaj - "I grew up in a very creative environment where creativity was just encouraged, and it was just love so."

Imaj - "I was born in Miami Beach. Grew up with a famous father and in a famous hometown. My father was Tubbs on Miami Vice."

It was her dad, Philip Michael Thomas, who encouraged Imaj to express herself musically.

Imaj - "I've been singing at my father's lap forever. He'd wake up at 6 o'clock in the morning and be playing piano , and I'd be on his lap singing with him."

So she became a country singer.

Imaj - "My biggest inspirations as far as country is concerned has always been the legends: Hank Sr., Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton."

Imaj - "As a writer I gravitated towards country music cuz it told a story."

Imaj co-wrote eight of the 12 songs on her new album, and toured with some of country's greats like Billy Dean, Gretchen Wilson and LeAnn Eimes to name a few.

Imaj - "I toured a lot with Collin Raye all over the place, and Colin reminded me so much of my father in that his arms are always open to everyone."

She also wrote a book just for fun.

Imaj - "That was a little side thing I did, I wrote a book called Harlow."

Because who hasn't written a book as a little side thing?

Imaj - "Story short its about a bi-racial girl who's hidden away in her father's castle, who ends up learning what it is to be human and not trapped like an animal. It's a love story."

A love story as great as the one she has with her fans.

Imaj - "I'm so appreciative of the fans because they're what allows me to do what I love for a living."

We caught up with Imaj at a high school she adopted. Hi Edward Pace!.

www.loveimaj.com

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