- It’s been so cold and dry in the woods, as Duck puts it, it’s like “….walking on cornflakes” through the woods….Hope your deer camp is having success….and if not, get out and enjoy the other things the U.P has to offer this time of year…the scenery, the beauty….the BEER AND PASTIES!!!!!
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: JIMMY WAYNE
Jimmy Wayne was born Oct. 23, 1972, in Cleveland County, N.C. He endured a tumultuous childhood, as his father abandoned the family when Wayne was a toddler, and his mother was in and out of prison twice. Growing up in foster homes, Wayne became an avid journal-keeper, using writing as a way of therapy. Living on the streets at 16 and a high school dropout, he was hired by an elderly couple to cut their grass, and eventually, they invited him to move into their home.
With a stable home life, Wayne went back to high school and worked his way through community college, earning an associate’s degree in criminal justice. After working in the North Carolina prison system, Wayne moved to Nashville, practiced guitar until becoming proficient and put his life experience to music. Tracy Byrd cut one of his songs, “Put Your Hand in Mine,” in 1998.
Wayne’s first single, “Stay Gone,” was inspired by his sister Patricia, who was having marital troubles at the time. She told Wayne that everything would be better if her husband would just stay gone. Wayne released his self-titled debut album on DreamWorks Nashville in 2003.
HERE’S A 12 STEP PROGRAM OF “HOLLY-HOLICS”
Birthdays for Tuesday, 11/17/09
Gerry McGee 72/guitarist, The Ventures
Gordon Lightfoot 71/singer-songwriter, “Sundown”
Isaac Hanson 29/singer-guitarist, Hanson
And the late:
Martin Scorsese 67/film director, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator
Danny DeVito 65/actor-director, TV’s Taxi, Ruthless People, Renaissance Man, Thrown Momma from the Train
Lorne Michaels 65/creator-producer, TV’s Saturday Night Live
Stephen Root 58/actor, TV’s NewsRadio, King of the Hill
Daisy Fuentes 43/model-actress, ex-MTV host
And the late:
Rock Hudson–1925-1985/actor, best-remembered for his films with Doris Day and his role on TV’s MacMillan and Wife. His death from AIDS in 1985 brought the disease out of the shadows and into the consciousness of mainstream America.
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STUDIO 330 IN THE MORNING SESSION CUT OF THE DAY: SHOOTER JENNINGS
The only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, “Shooter” Jennings (who officially shares his father’s first name) lived his first few years in a crib on his parents’ tour bus. By age 5, he was playing drums. Between tours, back in Nashville, he took piano lessons, didn’t like them, stopped, then started teaching himself and enjoying it more. He picked up his guitar at 14 and hasn’t put it down since. He and his father recorded a few things together when they happened to have some microphones set up and the tape recorder plugged in. Then at 16, he discovered rock ‘n’ roll. Driven by a sound he heard coming together in his head — something like Lynyrd Skynyrd mutating into Guns N’ Roses — Jennings left Nashville a couple of years later to seek his fortunes in L.A. There, he assembled a band and named it Stargunn. For six or seven years they tore up the local clubs, built a rabid following and earned praise from the local music press. But the Hollywood party scene eventually began to bother him. He says, “I was posing as a rocker — a country guy trying to be something he wasn’t.” On March 30, 2003, he dissolved Stargunn and moved to New York City to spend time with his girlfriend and sort out what he wanted to do next. An unexpected gig at the House of Blues a few weeks later revived his creativity. He returned to L.A. to form another band, the 357s. After six weeks in the studio, he completed his first solo album, Put the O Back in Country. Universal South released it in early 2005. With guest vocals from George Jones, Jennings’ “4th of July” reached the mid-level of the country airplay charts. Jennings portrayed his father in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. In 2006, he issued the studio album, Electric Rodeo, as well as Live From Irving Plaza.
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