UPPER MICHIGAN SCHOOLS CLOSED – FLU
Father Marquette Elementary and Middle School – Closed through Monday
Munising Public Schools – Closed through Friday
Munising Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center – Closed through 10/30/09.
Menominee Public Schools – Closed today.
Ontonagon Area Public Schools – Closed today and tomorrow.
Superior Central Schools – Closed today and tomorrow
Joe Nichols was born in Rogers, Ark., on Nov. 26, 1976. His father drove a truck but also played bass and sang. Nichols would hear and watch his dad perform at VFW dates. Like Nichols’ grandfather and uncles, his dad played classic country music.
At 19, Nichols secured a record deal on Intersound Records before the label folded. After that, he endured the usual round of Nashville jobs that most aspiring young country singers hold down, from moving furniture to installing cable TV systems to selling steaks door to door. In 1999, he met studio guitarist Brent Rowan, who ultimately produced Nichols’ 2002 album Man With a Memory, the first project from the Universal South imprint. Nichols and the song “The Impossible” earned a total of three Grammy nominations and “Brokenheartsville” hit No. 1.
Even as “The Impossible” was taking off, Nichols played the Grand Ole Opry every available Saturday night. A few days after his father passed away in 2002, Nichols performed the Merle Haggard classic “Footlights” on the Opry. Alan Jackson invited Nichols to open selected shows on his 2003 tour, the same year he won the the CMA Horizon award.
In 2004, he issued his second album, Revelation, which offered two Top 10 hits (“If Nobody Believed in You” and “What’s a Guy Gotta Do”). He also released A Traditional Christmas at the end of the year.
His career received a boost in the summer of 2005 when the memorable single “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” found favor at country radio. As a result, his album, III, was quickly certified gold.
- Michigan Native, but now with a British Accent (WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED THERE, EH?!?!) MADONNA is back in the news again. CLICK HERE to find out more!!
Michael Jacksons’ Final Performance, “This Is It”, will open in theaters Wednesday across the nation. You can check out the Video right here, or CLICK HERE to get a little more background from The King of Pops’ Official Website
Listeners in the Marquette Area can view the movie Wednesday Night. Here’s the information
|Michael Jackson’s This Is It
2hr 1min – Rated PG – Documentary/Musical
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