A relatively new country music artist gives readers and anyone who has ever wanted to be in the music business a look into the inner workings of the biz. Margaret Durante does have the upper hand in this project. She can write, songs of course but I mean she could pass for a journalist. Her journalistic debut can be seen in the pages of "Ladies' Home Journal" Anyway, she has started it, as her personal diary entries. Some days are fun, and yet some days are not so hot. Then there are days that speak for themselves, like the day she got her #1 video on GAC TV.

Margaret Durante's “Maybe Tonight” video recently spent two weeks in the No. 1 position on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. As her success continues to grow so does her in-depth understanding of the music business that she is sharing with fans and the world alike. She share her "real" emotions and feelings. She's a talented little girl with a surreal grown-up view of her career and the business around her.

“I’m just your average 23-year-old daughter/sister/granddaughter/niece/best friend who also happens to be chasing down my dream of living in Music City and making a name for myself in the crazy music industry,” writes Durante. “I currently have a single on the radio called “Maybe Tonight” and I’m finishing my first album after living here for four years. [Recent events] got me thinking about who I turn to in times when I need some extra support and I definitely look to my family—especially my two sisters and my mother, back home in the Washington D.C. area. Growing up in a family of women meant that a) my dad was and is a very lucky man, and b) I was able to (and still do) take full advantage of “the sisterhood.”

Ladies' Home Journal featuring Country Spotlight: Margaret Durante’s Nashville Diaries is on newsstands now. Margaret also shares her will to share with the charity organization Second Harvest.