Mary Proud is a single mother who finds
stardom as a rhythm and blues singer at a high personal price. Living in
Ohio, Mary and her little sister are separated by social services after
they are abandoned by their disturbed and drug-addicted mother. Years
later, strong-willed Mary finds herself in a nasty divorce with Gary, an
unfaithful husband and church deacon. Her determination to provide a
better life for her two children and to make a career in the music
industry pays off when she meets AC Wells, a successful music producer
from Atlanta. After relocating to Atlanta, Mary’s career takes off, but
she encounters a fresh set of problems after starting a volatile
relationship with a rapper on AC’s label, and a new drug habit. Mary is
admitted to a rehabilitation program, and later is diagnosed as bipolar.
After completing rehab, Mary is determined to recover her damaged career
and her life. Finally, Mary realizes a new personal success, achieved by
working to change her life toward a healthy and positive direction.