NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Josh Kelley is out with his first country album -10 years after he set out to make one.
The singer-songwriter says “Georgia Clay,” released last week, was worth the wait because what happened after Nashville first turned him down for a record deal prepared him to make the best record of his career.
Kelley, 31, is now married to actress Katherine Heigl, and they’ve started a family. Both themes play heavily throughout the album.
“It’s about me getting married to Katie. It’s about us moving three times. It’s about us adopting a little baby girl from South Korea who is now 2-years old,” he said in a recent interview. “We got her when she was 9 months old and how that completely changed both of our lives.”
Kelley wrote or co-wrote all 11 tracks. Read more…
The final tracklisting for the charity album to benefit those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami has been revealed. All proceeds raised from Songs For Japan, which will be released digitally by Universal Music Group, will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to aid relief efforts in the country. The full tracklisting is as follows: 1. John Lennon – ‘Imagine’2. U2 – ‘Walk On’ 3. Bob Dylan – ‘Shelter From The Storm’4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Around The World’5. Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’6. Beyoncé – ‘Irreplaceable’7. Bruno Mars – ‘Talking To The Moon’8. Katy Perry – ‘Firework’9. Rihanna – ‘Only Girl (In The World)’10. Justin Timberlake – ‘Like I Love You’11. Madonna – ‘Miles Away’12. David Guetta – ‘When Love Takes Over’13. Eminem – ‘Love The Way You Lie’14. Bruce Springsteen – ‘Human Touch’15. Read more…
Email This Actor Charlie Sheen is putting his “winning” regimen to song and he’s bringing Snoop Dogg along for the ride.
The troubled actor-turned-Internet star, who was recently fired from the popular CBS comedy ‘Two and a Half Men,’ posted a picture of himself and Snoop, along with former Korn member Robert Patterson making sweet music. The trio were pictured recording at Sheen’s house over the weekend.
“Warlock meets his makers-music makers that is @SnoopDogg @robpatterson666 get ready to rock the Sheenius within! http://twitpic.com/4d9cw1,” he tweeted.
Sheen has been pretty much pulling out all of the stops since embarking on a one-man tirade against CBS, after they fired him from his top-rated show last month. Read more…
Rebooting a classic 1970s rock band can face all sorts of pitfalls, from simply being bad to adhering too closely and becoming an over-slick sound-alike (as in Foreigner; sorry Allentown Fair and Musik at the Sands).
Thin Lizzy’s return Thursday at Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe – 35 years after its commercial peak and 25 years after the death of founder/front man Phil Lynott – faced all those hurdles, with just two members from its best lineup.
But the band found the right line to walk with a 17-song, 90-minuteperformance that gave reverent homage to Lynott, but also had the urgency and spontaneity of great rock.
Not that it was perfect. In fact, it seemed entirely tenuous when the band started with “Are You Ready” at a headbanger level and with new singer Ricky Warwick (from the U.K. band The Almi
CHICAGO — Disco singer Loleatta Holloway, known for the 1980 hit “Love Sensation,” has died.
Her manager, Ron Richardson, says Holloway died of heart failure Monday night at a suburban Chicago hospital. She was 64.
Holloway recorded several disco singles, including “Hit and Run” and “Runaway.” But she’s best known for “Love Sensation.”
Her vocals were sampled by Black Box for the 1989 hit “Ride on Time” and by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch for the song “Good Vibrations” in 1991.
Holloway was born in Chicago in 1946. She began singing gospel with the Holloway Community Singers and later with The Caravans. Her solo career began in the 1970s.
Richardson said funeral arrangements were pending, but that her family planned to hold a public memorial.