Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2015 Mardi Gras celebration – a family-friendly version of the “N’awlins”-inspired festival at Universal Studios Florida. On select nights Feb. 7 through April 18, guests can top off their day in the theme parks with delicious Cajun cuisine, an awe-inspiring parade and a live concert by one of today’s most popular musical acts.
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Tracy Darrell Adkins, known as Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962), is an American country music singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin’ Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released ten more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”, which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. “I Left Something Turned on at Home” went to No. 1 on Canada’s country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005’s Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies. Adkins is widely known for his distinctive bass-baritone singing voice.
He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a 2008 finalist and as the 2013 winner on The All Star Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC fast food restaurant chain and the “Firestone Tire and Rubber Company”. In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Lincoln Lawyer and Moms’ Night Out.
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when we commemorate his birth; which officially was yesterday, “Great Soul Performances” has on tap this evening to entertain you: The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Billy Griffin & the Miracles, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass, Mandrill, the Chantels, Ahmad Jamal, the Moonglows; live in concert, Eddie Kendricks, the Dells, the Magnificent Men, the Temptations, Billy Stewart, James Brown & the Famous Flames, the Sons Of Saint Rocco and many more. How about that? We begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. BTW, hello to all my friends and fans in the Los Angeles area, whom I got up close and personal with this past Saturday night when the “Legendary” Teenagers and I performed in Cerritos, California. So join me later this evening when we convene for “Great Soul Performances” at the home of the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This week on the 70’s hour we feature the music of 1976.
The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd (born 1946) and her daughter, Wynonna Judd (born in 1964). Signed to RCA Records in 1983, the duo released six studio albums between then and 1991. One of the most successful acts in country music history, the Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart. In 1985, the duo appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits during Season 10. The duo appeared on the PBS children’s show Square One TV many times.
After eight successful years as a duo, the Judds ceased performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Soon after, Wynonna embarked on a highly successful solo career. The two have occasionally reunited for special tours, the most recent of which began in late 2010.
In 2011, the duo starred in the reality television series The Judds during their Last Encore Tour. – Wikipedia
New Day and time for That Thing with Rich Appel.
The final installment #20 of the Top 1000 Classic Rock Tunes of All Time. We pickup the countdown at #58 with the Cars. Join Ron Kovacs 11am on RadioMaxMusic.