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Damon Wayans is known throughout the world for his comedic genius and is most fondly remembered for the Emmy Award winning series “In Living Color” where he created sketch characters like Homey the Clown, Handiman, and Blaine from Men on Film. His writing for the series earned him personally two Emmy nominations in addition to the show’s nominations. Damon also co-created, starred and executive produced the hit series, “My Wife and Kids” which is currently in syndication worldwide and received numerous awards, including the People's Choice for Favorite New Television Series, and Favorite Male Performer. Most recently he starred on the hit TV show “Lethal Weapon.”
On the big screen, Damon starred in Spike Lee's critically acclaimed film “Bamboozled, “Major Payne,” “Blankman,” and “Mo Money,” which he also wrote and executive produced. Damon has always enjoyed tremendous success in stand-up comedy. After making his start touring the comedy club circuit, he landed a role on “Saturday Night Live.” He then went on to star in his own critically acclaimed HBO specials, “One Night Stand,” “The Last Stand,” “Still Standing,” and “Way Out.” He is also a New York Times bestselling author of “Bootleg,” a humorous compilation of his observations on family, children, marriage, and politics.
Earlier this month Aaron dropped a new single, “Am I The Only One” from his forthcoming album, to be released later this year. The single debuted #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, #2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales and #14 on the Hot 100. The track also drew 4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. You can buy/stream “Am I The Only One” by clicking on the following link: https://aaronlewis.lnk.to/AmITheOnlyOneWE.
Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as front man of hard rock band Staind, or as No.1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music.
“That’s all I’ve ever done,” says Aaron. “My songs have always been me wearing my heart, emotions, misfortunes and sins on my sleeve. I don’t feel like it would be genuine or worthy if it wasn’t.”
Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes, Aaron Lewis’ latest album, “State I’m In” debuted #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and is the follow-up to “Sinner,” which went number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release. Lewis, who also fronts the wildly successful rock band, Staind, has sold 15 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains one of the most-played rock songs of the decade. More information on Aaron Lewis can be found at www.AaronLewisMusic.com.
Gin Blossoms formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona by guitarist Jesse Valenzuela and bassist Bill Leen, and developed further with the addition of drummer Phillip Rhoades, vocalist and guitarist Robin Wilson, and guitarist Doug Hopkins. The Gin Blossom band member bench is quite impressive as four of the five are songwriters who all create a unique musical experience. In 1989 the band debuted their first album, Dusted and became known for its high-energy, loose, and informal shows full of lively stage banter and audience interaction.
In 1990, the group signed a contract with A&M Records where they cut a five-song album and then ten months later the New Miserable Experience (NME) twelve-song album was released. Then a year later, the third single, Hey Jealousy was released and took off, increasing band awareness, and re-establishing NME which went on to earn Platinum status selling more than four million copies. As NME experienced a breakthrough, the band experienced profound change when guitarist, founding member and stellar songwriter Doug Hopkins was replaced with Scotty Johnson.
Three and a half years later, the band worked to stay afloat when Congratulations I’m Sorry showed up to prove that the Gin Blossoms had the ability to continue to turn out lyrically, compelling songs. The band then delivered, Follow You Down as Congratulations went Platinum, reaching #10 on the U.S. album charts and As Long as it Matters, a third single from the album earned a Grammy nomination.
Due to a non-stop touring schedule, the band took a hiatus in 1997 and band members pursued outside projects. In 2017, Gin Blossoms celebrated the 25-year anniversary of the landmark NME and were inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Gin Blossoms then worked on a new album with Don Dixon, producer of the Smithereens and R.E.M.’s veteran engineer, Mitch Easter. The two well-known individuals helped define a fresh style for Gin Blossoms to reconnect the band to its original foundation, creating Mixed Reality, which became a timeless label.
ore information on Gin Blossoms can be found at https://www.ginblossoms.net/.
Great White is an American hard rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1977. The band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, and two platinum albums. Great White is best known for their Grammy® nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Other hit singles include “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I've Got Something For You,” “Feeling So Much Better,” and “Complicated.” The current lineup includes original members Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums) and are joined by Mitch Malloy (lead singer), and Scott Snyder (bass). More information about Great White is available at www.officialgreatwhite.com.
Slaughter is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 1988. The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album, “Stick It To Ya,” which reached double platinum in the United States. The album included several hit singles including “Up All Night,” “Spend My Life,” “Mad About You,” and “Fly to the Angels.” Slaughter has played for close to three decades rocking stadiums around the globe. They have shown that with perseverance and sheer talent, a band can survive and win over the support of fans. The band includes Mark Slaughter (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Dana Strum (bass), Jeff Blando (lead guitar and backup vocals), and Blas Elias (drums). More information about Slaughter is available at www.slaughterusa.com.
For the last quarter-century, riding shotgun with Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been the greatest road-trip in rock ‘n’ roll. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The man he’s become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret, while diving deep into human truths and personal evolution with an honesty that only comes with miles on the clock. If that quarter-century journey has taught Shepherd anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as mission accomplished. A restless creativity has driven Shepherd ever since he taught himself to play guitar at the age of seven. A musician in constant motion, Shepherd has spent his career burning up the highways and crossing continents, bringing his unique style of rock/blues to the world.
Like all the great songwriters, Shepherd’s studio catalogue has always been the best way to get to know the reserved musician. His path was set from childhood, as he copped the licks from the records brought home by his radio DJ/Program Director father and was sent reeling from a “life-changing” meeting with Stevie Ray Vaughan to make his own stage debut at the age of 13. With early albums like his Platinum selling “Ledbetter Heights,” his Platinum selling “Trouble Is…,” his Gold selling “Live On” and “The Place You’re In,” the blues-rock scene hailed its most honest new songwriter and guitar hero with a plethora of awards including two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards and two Grammy nominations. Shepherd continued writing, recording and touring, chronicling the highs and hard times, while dousing his shows with guitar pyrotechnics. “The first five years of my career,” he remembers, “I was on tour non-stop. I’d probably go home for two weeks a year.”
The year 2007 brought the ambitious Platinum selling DVD/CD project “10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads,” for which Shepherd received two more Grammy nominations. In the documentary, he and his band traveled throughout the American South to record with such blues icons as B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. 2010 saw the release of Shepherd’s long-awaited first live album, “Live! In Chicago,” recorded at Chicago’s House of Blues during the all-star Legends tour supporting “10 Days Out.” The live disc debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues chart, marking the 5th time he had a #1 debut as well as receiving yet another Grammy nomination.
In 2011, the now seasoned performer and songwriter stopped off to release the acclaimed “How I Go” and in 2013, Shepherd became one-third of blues-rock supergroup The Rides, with legendary veterans Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash) and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag). The Rides toured extensively, and have released two acclaimed albums, “Can't Get Enough” and “Pierced Arrow,” that further illuminate Shepherd’s depth and proficiency as a songwriter, guitar player and now vocalist.
In 2014, the rocket-fueled collaboration covers album, “Goin’ Home” was introduced and 2017 saw the release of “Lay It On Down,” which was followed by 2019’s “The Traveler,” which reaches across the battle lines of a planet that has never been so divided and showcases Shepherd’s ever-evolving songwriting. “The Traveler” also marked the 8th time Shepherd had a release debut at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts.
In an industry that's changed drastically over the years, Shepherd’s versatility and drive has served him well. He plans to keep making music and to keep touring, “I don’t have any intention of sitting idly. We're a live band, and when people listen to our records, I want them to hear what we sound like when we play live. I just want to keep moving and keep creating and keep doing what I love – for as long as I possibly can…” More information on the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is available at www.kennywayneshepherd.net.
With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10 New York Times' bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie's Reserve and Willie's Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring - an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully-written songs and poignant performances. September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band. For 2021, he released a new studio album in February —That's Life, Willie's second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018's My Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album). The two legends were friends, musical colleagues, and mutual admirers of each other's work. In June 2021, a collection of his thoughts on America, family, faith and music hits shelves as a new book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. In November 2021, Nelson released another new studio album, The Willie Nelson Family, a collection of country gospel-flavored songs performed by Willie’s Family Band. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.
More information on Willie Nelson is available at http://clubluck.willienelson.com.
Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 while performing in the Australian production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Later that year, the duo formed Air Supply and released their first smash hit and self-titled debut album, which reached gold in Australia. Their album, “Lost in Love,” featured three U.S. Top 5 singles, including the title track, which was the fastest-selling single in the world. Throughout the years, their hit singles keep coming including “Every Woman in the World,” “All Out of Love,” “Just Another Woman,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even The Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All.” In total, the band has recorded 30 albums and more than 15 hit singles. In 2008, Air Supply was named #83 on Billboard’s top 100 musical acts of all time, making them the only Australian band on the list. The band is currently celebrating their 40th anniversary. More information about Air Supply is available at www.airsupplymusic.com.
David Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour, and now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel. He started playing professional golf in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. He spent 1994 and 1995 playing mainly on the PGA Tour in the United States, and the best result on the tour was a second place finish at the 1994 New England Classic. David represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team and played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team.
In 1997, David retired from the tours and became an on-course reporter and golf analyst. The first episode of “Feherty” debuted in 2011 as the most-watched premiere for an original series in Golf Channel history. Over the span of five seasons, David welcomed a variety of guests on his show, including golf-loving personalities like former President Bill Clinton, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, five-time NBA MVP Bill Russell, comedic genius Larry David, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Don Cheadle. In 2014, David was nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host.
In 2014, David decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty Off Tour. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes, a show you don’t want to miss. More information on David Feherty is available at www.fehertyofftour.com.
Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," and "Misty,” Johnny has recorded more than 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records, worldwide. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. Johnny has received five GRAMMY nominations, and in 2003, was given the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. His 1958 album, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits,” started the music industry tradition of “Greatest Hits” albums, which is noted in Guinness Book of World Records for a nearly 10-year run on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Johnny continues to be Columbia Records longest signed recording artist, and to fans of all ages The Voice Of Christmas! More information on Johnny Mathis is available at www.johnnymathis.com.