Wonder what could happen to make a Tuesday interesting?

  • Hmmm, what could happen to make today different than yesterday here in the Upper Peninsula


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SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: CRAIG MORGAN

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Craig Morgan was born in Kingston Springs, Tenn., near Nashville. He became an emergency medical technician at 18, then joined the Army a few years later. In the midst of his military career, he was taking part in a banquet honoring the military’s very first airborne unit and decided to write a song about them. His superiors liked it so much that he was made part of the program.

While stationed in Korea, he won a number of singing and songwriting contests and opened a Korean show for Sawyer Brown. His interest in writing and singing continued back in the States, and his father, who was also a musician, took him into the studio to record demos of Morgan’s own songs.

Upon completion of his enlistment, Morgan was hired to sing demos for other writers and publishing companies in Nashville. That’s how he supported his family along with a whole host of other jobs, including a sheriff’s deputy, a plainclothes department store security officer, a construction worker and a Wal-Mart employee. He also spent eight months on stage at the Country Tonight Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

His demos led to a record deal with Atlantic, which released his first album in 2000. The label shuttered shortly after that. However, Morgan soon signed to Broken Bow Records and climbed into the Top 10 with the single “Almost Home” in 2003. The album My Kind of Livin’ followed in 2005, which included the No. 1 hit, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” In 2006, he released Little Bit of Life.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Y'ALL

Birthdays for Tuesday, 12/8/09

Music:

Jerry Butler 70/singer, ex-Impressions, known as “The Ice Man,” “He Will Break Your Heart”

Bobby Elliott 68/drummer, The Hollies, “Bus Stop”

Gregg Allman 62/singer-keyboardist, Allman Brothers Band

Phil Collen 52/guitarist, Def Leppard

Marty Raybon 50/former lead singer of Shenandoah, “Two Dozen Roses,” “The Church on Cumberland Road”

General:

Maximilian Schell 79/actor, Judgment at Nuremberg

Kim Basinger 56/actress, L.A. Confidential, ex-Mrs. Alec Baldwin

Teri Hatcher 45/actress, TV’s Desperate Housewives

And the late:

David Carradine–1936-2009/actor, TV’s Kung Fu, Kill Bill movies


SNOW IS COMIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS



Arrests In John Stamos Extortion Plot

FBI: Pair sought $680,000 payoff over actor’s 2004 party photos

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DECEMBER 7–Actor John Stamos was the target of an extortion plot allegedly hatched by a pair of Michigan residents who threatened to release photographs that would harm his reputation unless they were paid nearly $700,000, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to the below FBI affidavit, the photos were taken at a party in Florida, where Stamos was vacationing.

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS? REGIFTING ISN’T AN OPTION?!?……


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STUDIO 330 IN THE MORNING SESSION CUT OF THE DAY: JOHN ANDERSON
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John Anderson was born Dec. 13, 1954, in Orlando, Fla., and raised in Apopka, Fla. As an teen, Anderson played in a rock band, but ultimately pursued country music when he moved to Nashville in 1971 where he played in clubs and also helped build the Grand Ole Opry House.

He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977 but didn’t crack the Top 10 until 1980. He turned Billy Joe Shaver’s “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)” to the Top 5, and “Wild and Blue” spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1982. But it was “Swingin'” that became his first signature hit in 1983. The smash single, which he co-wrote, won a CMA award, and Anderson won the CMA Horizon Award. Suddenly, he found himself in a respected class of new traditionalists such as Ricky Skaggs and George Strait. However, his chart success dried up shortly afterwards. He parted ways with Warner Bros., and a new partnership with MCA was not fruitful, despite the Waylon Jennings duet, “Somewhere Between Ragged and Right.”

Many considered his career to be over when BNA, an imprint of RCA, released the single “Straight Tequila Night” in 1991. However, it shot to No. 1, setting the stage for five more years of hits, including Mark Knopfler’s “When It Comes to You,” “Seminole Wind” and the No. 1 “Money in the Bank.” He left BNA after five years, and successive efforts by Mercury and Epic failed to sustain his previous momentum. He revisited his entire musical career with the newly recorded Anthology in 2003.

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