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What Lawyers Mutual and Linda Ronstadt Have in Common

40th Anniversary logoFor a time in the mid-seventies, lawyers in North Carolina were singing the blues over the lack of affordable malpractice coverage.

But then in 1977, Lawyers Mutual – the first lawyer-owned mutual liability insurer in the country – was created. And practitioners from Ahoskie to Zebulon have been singing a happy tune ever since.

That same year, Linda Ronstadt – one of the sweetest voices in pop music history – won the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist. The male winner was Stevie Wonder.

Here are the top vocalists for the years that followed:

1978    Barbra Streisand – James Taylor

1979    Anne Murray – Barry Manilow

1980    Dionne Warwick – Billy Joel

1981    Bette Midler – Kenny Loggins

1982    Lena Horne – Al Jarreau

1983    Melissa Manchester – Lionel Richie

1984    Irene Cara – Michael Jackson

1985    Tina Turner – Phil Collins

1986    Whitney Houston – Phil Collins

1987    Barbra Streisand – Stevie Winwood

1988    Whitney Houston - Sting

1989    Tracy Chapman – Bobby McFerrin

1990    Bonnie Raitt – Michael Bolton

1991    Mariah Carey – Roy Orbison

1992    Bonnie Raitt – Michael Bolton

1993    K.d. Lang – Eric Clapton

1994    Whitney Houston - Sting

1995    Sheryl Crow – Elton John

1996    Annie Lennox - Seal

1997    Toni Braxton – Eric Clapton

1998    Sarah McLachlan – Elton John

1999    Celine Dion – Eric Clapton

2000    Sarah McLachlan - Sting

2001    Macy Gray - Sting

2002    Nelly Furtado – James Taylor

2003    Norah Jones – John Mayer

2004    Christina Aguilera – Justin Timberlake

2005    Norah Jones – John Mayer

2006    Kelly Clarkson – Stevie Wonder

2007    Christina Aguilera – John Mayer

2008    Amy Winehouse – Justin Timberlake

2009    Adele – John Mayer

2010    Beyonce – Jason Mraz

2011    Lady Gaga – Bruno Mars


Source: Wikipedia

About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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