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Monday 9/20/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Maroon 5

Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar. Original members Levine, Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick first came together as Kara’s Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Monday 9/20/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Blues Traveler – four (1994)

Four is the fourth album by American rock band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994. Blues Traveler broke into the mainstream following the release of four.

four peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits “Run-Around” and “Hook”, which charted at No. 8 and 23, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6× Platinum (6 million copies sold in the U.S.). “Run-Around” won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

  1. “Run-Around” – 4:40
  2. “Stand” – 5:19
  3. “Look Around” – 5:42
  4. “Fallible” – 4:47
  5. “The Mountains Win Again” – 5:06
  6. “Freedom” – 4:01
  7. “Crash Burn” – 2:59
  8. “Price to Pay”– 5:17
  9. “Hook” – 4:49
  10. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – 1:55
  11. “Just Wait” – 5:34
  12. “Brother John” – 6:38

Brendan Hill – percussion, drums
Chan Kinchla – electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, backing vocals on “Brother John”
John Popper – vocals, harmonica, 12-string guitar on “Look Around”
Bobby Sheehan – bass guitar, backing vocals on “Brother John”
Adam Brody – backing vocals
Warren Haynes – slide guitar on “The Mountains Win Again”
Bashiri Johnson – percussion
Chuck Leavell – piano, keyboards
Jono Manson – vocals on “Brother John”
Paul Shaffer – keyboards on “Stand”
Pete Kovachevich – sitar, tambura

Wednesday 9/15/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Bellamy Brothers Top 30 Hits

American country music duo The Bellamy Brothers have released 30 studio albums and 72 singles. The duo charted for the first time in 1976 with “Let Your Love Flow”, a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although they only charted one other Top 40 pop hit, they charted 26 Top Ten country hits. We have compiled their hit and present the Top 30 Hits.

Monday 9/13/21 1pm ET: Feature Artist: Peter Cetera

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Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944) is an American retired singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967–1985), before launching a successful solo career. His career as a recording artist encompasses 17 albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.

With “If You Leave Me Now”, a song written and sung by Cetera on the group’s tenth album, Chicago garnered its first Grammy Award. It was also the group’s first number one single.

As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1986, “Glory of Love” and “The Next Time I Fall.” “Glory of Love”, the theme song from the film The Karate Kid Part II (1986), was co-written by Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini, and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for best original song from a motion picture. In 1987, Cetera received an ASCAP award for “Glory of Love” in the category, “Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures.” His performance on “Glory of Love” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop male vocal. That same year Cetera and Amy Grant, who duetted on “The Next Time I Fall”, were nominated for a Grammy Award for best vocal performance by a pop duo or group.

Besides David Foster and Amy Grant, Cetera has collaborated throughout his career with other nationally known and internationally known recording artists from various genres of music including: The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Karen Carpenter, Paul Anka, Agnetha Fältskog, Richard Sterban, Bonnie Raitt, Madonna, David Gilmour, Az Yet, Cher, Chaka Khan, Crystal Bernard, Ronna Reeves, and Alison Krauss. His songs have been featured in soundtracks for movies and television.

In 2014, Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia, 1969), featuring Cetera on bass and vocals, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Cetera was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Chicago in April 2016, and he, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow are among the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees for their songwriting efforts as members of the group. Cetera, along with other members of Chicago, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

Monday 9/13/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Barry White

Barry Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer. A two-time Grammy Award–winner known for his bass-baritone voice and romantic image, his greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits: “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”.

White recorded 19 studio albums during the course of his career, but multiple versions and compilations were released worldwide that were certified gold, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million records, and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His influences included James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.