Friday, November 13, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
I hope that you will join us next week November 13, when we have our 1 year anniversary show. We have some special guests for you to hear, The Legendary Country and Pop Singer Anne Murraywith over 54 Million Albums Solds, Then former 98 degree member Jeff Timmons talking about his new album and Timmons under the group has 10 million albums under his belt and to celebrate our anniversary we have the amazing Jai Rodriguez, our first guest ever a year ago. Jai will talk about his new album and the new movie that he is in, Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay, its a great movie with a great cast.
We have some prizes to give away and I hope you can join us and participate in the fun.
Anne Murray is a 4 Time Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer and So far her albums have sold over 54 million copies.
Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach #1 on the U.S. charts, and also the first to earn a gold record for one of her signature songs, "Snowbird" (1970). She is often cited as the woman who paved the way for other Canadian international success stories such as Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain. She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the Country Music Association Awards for her 1984 album A Little Good News.
He first single that launched her successful career, "Snowbird," which became a #1 hit in Canada. "Snowbird" became a surprise hit on the U.S. charts as well, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. It was also the first of eight #1 Adult Contemporary hits for Murray. The song led to Murray being awarded the first Gold record ever given to a Canadian artist in the United States. One of the most successful female artists of our time.
After the success of "Snowbird", Murray had a number of subsequent singles that charted both pop and country simultaneously. During the 1970s and early 1980s, her hits included Kenny Loggins' "Danny's Song" (1972) (peaked at #7 on the Hot 100) and "A Love Song" (1973); "He Thinks I Still Care" and her Top 10 cover of The Beatles' "You Won't See Me" (1974); her all-time career-peaking #1 Hot 100 hit "You Needed Me" (1978)
Murray's current album is Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, released in November 2007 in Canada and January 2008 in the U.S. The album comprises 17 tracks that include many of Murray's biggest hits over her nearly four-decade career, re-recorded as duets with other established, rising, and – in one case – deceased female singers. These artists include Canadian superstars Celine Dion and Shania Twain along with other fellow Canadians k.d. lang, Nelly Furtado, Jann Arden, a CD-closing French-language duet with Québec's Isabelle Boulay, and Murray's daughter, Dawn Langstroth; Australia's decades-long veteran Olivia Newton-John; Nashville's Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Shelby Lynne, and pop/country/contemporary Christian crossover artist Amy Grant; songwriting and recording legend Carole King; influential folk-rock duo Indigo Girls; Irish sextet Celtic Woman; Britain's late blue-eyed soul legend and close personal friend of Murray's, Dusty Springfield; and a duet of her landmark, career-establishing #1 hit from 1970, "Snowbird," with world's biggest selling soprano, Sarah Brightman.
A new Christmas album, titled Anne Murray's Christmas Album with bonus DVD was released in October 2008. She appeared August 25, 2008 on the popular TV program "Canadian Idol" as a mentor, and Sony BMG Music has just announced an upcoming Elvis Presley album out in October 2008 featuring a virtual duet of "Silver Bells" with Ms. Murray.
Jeff Timmons began what was originally a low-key solo career after a phenomenal run with the “boy band” 98 Degrees. He was the founding member of the group, and they produced multi-platinum records (11 Million sold), 8 top ten singles, and a Grammy nomination. He then released his first solo album, Whisper That Way; the album that gave him Top 20 hits on both the Billboard and Radio & Records charts, while having the lead-off single with the same title as the most added single at radio every week leading up to its peak position. The album also produced 3 more chart-topping singles worldwide.
Jeff also appeared on a VH1 Reality TV Show. The opportunity allowed him to work with fellow musicians, Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC, Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd, Rich Cronin of LFO, and four-time Grammy winning producer, Bryan Michael Cox. “It was one of the best experiences of my life…as it really tested me,” he further describes the experience saying, “It took me out of my comfort zone, which was I truly needed at the time. I would do it again in a heartbeat”
While writing and producing his much awaited second Album, Jeff is also set to launch a new, massive multi-media distribution company called iamMedia. iamMedia will utilize traditional ways of promotion and distribution, and various non-traditional methods to bring brand awareness not only to his album, but a myriad of other artists, genres of music and other mediums of entertainment. Jeff is set to release his new album to everyone completely free between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Anyone who registers at www.jefftimmons.com can receive the entire album!
Off-stage and outside the studio, Jeff is an advocate for a variety of charities and foundations, especially those benefiting children. He works closely with organizations like the St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics Aids Foundation.
Jai Rodriguez does it all. Best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as the “Culture Guy” on Bravo’s hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, he is also a singer, musician, actor and best-selling author. Born on Long Island on June 22, 1979, Jai began his singing career at the age of 17 when he was cast as Angel in the hit musical RENT—a role that he performed for five years. Jai also has appeared in theater workshops, such as Hairspray and Radiant Baby, as well as other Broadway shows, including Hair (Grammy nominated soundtrack), The Producers, Zanna Don’t and Spinning into Butter at Lincoln Center.
Jai’s television career took off with Queer Eye, where he used his skills and social charisma to coach men on everything from how to dance to how to romance. He even co-authored a book with his fellow Queer Eye hosts that landed on the coveted New York Times best-seller list.
Since then, Jai has been featured on several series, including The Jury, ABC Family’s America’s Prom Queen, SiTV’s Styleyes Miami and the Style Network’s Ultimate Style, which he co-hosts with Daisy Fuentes. He also hosts Animal Planet’s summer breakout hit Groomer Has It. Other television credits include All My Children, One Life to Live, and LOGO’s Rick and Steve, as well as a guest-starring role on Nip/Tuck, Season 5.
Jai is thrilled to be releasing his much anticipated debut album. The first single “Broken”, is now released under Airgo Music, and is available at airgomusic.com, the iTunes Music Store, as well as through many other digital music retail outlets. For more information please visit AirgoMusic.com