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OUR VERY OWN NEWS DIRECTOR OF THE GREAT LAKES RADIO NETWORK, AND BLUE’S MUSICIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE WALT LINDALA IS CELEBRATING HIS 42ND YEAR ON PLANET EARTH TODAY, SO IF YOU SEE HIM OUT AND ABOUT TODAY, WISH HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Josh Turner was born Nov. 20, 1977, and was raised in Hannah, S.C. Growing up in the church, he found himself singing the bass and baritone parts in numerous choirs. After high school, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music and enrolled in Belmont University. After college, his fledgling career got a boost on Dec. 21, 2001, during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, when he debuted a song he wrote titled “Long Black Train.” He received a standing ovation in the middle of the song, then sang it again for an encore.
One month after his Opry debut, Turner signed to MCA Nashville. He released his debut album, Long Black Train in 2003, and thanks to the hit title track, it was certified platinum (for shipments of a million copies) by the end of 2004.
In 2006, Turner released his sophomore album, Your Man, and the title track reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s country airplay chart, as did its follow-up, “Would You Go With Me.” The album was certified double platinum.
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Birthdays for Monday, 12/14/09
Clark Terry 89/jazz trumpeter
Cliff Williams 60/bassist, AC/DC
And the late:
Charlie Rich–1932-1995/country singer, “Behind Closed Doors,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”
Patty Duke 63/actress, TV’s Patty Duke Show
Dee Wallace 61/actress, ET
Vanessa Hudgens 21/actress, High School Musical
And the late:
Nostradamus–1503-1566/French guy who correctly predicted the 1666 great fire in London, the civil war in Spain, Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, and his own death on July 2, 1566.
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Jason Michael Carroll grew up in North Carolina, the son of a preacher who did not allow secular music in the household. But when Carroll took a job at a motor shop, he got his musical education, with country speaking the loudest to him. He won a karaoke contest sponsored by a pop radio station and was promptly hired by a country band losing its singer. When Carroll was offered a performance slot at the popular country music venue Longbranch Saloon in Raleigh, N.C., and the rest of the band couldn’t make it, Carroll parted ways with the band. He later won the Raleigh/Durham market for a televised talent contest, Gimme the Mic, which led to a trip to New York City. His music attracted the ear of Rusty Harmon, who had managed Hootie & the Blowfish. Harmon paired him with producer Don Gehman, who had produced the Hootie & the Blowfish album, Cracked Rear View, and many of John Mellencamp’s classic rock albums. Carroll signed a record deal with Arista Nashville and released his first single, “Alyssa Lies,” in late 2006.
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