Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for a soulful baritone singing style. He began his career singing back-up vocals with Steely Dan. He became a member of The Doobie Brothers from 1976 to 1982, a period which resulted in several hit songs for the band. He has won five Grammy Awards. (Source: Wikipedia)
1 Sweet Freedom 2 What a Fool Believes (w/ Doobie Brothers) 3 Yah Mo B There (w/ James Ingram) 4 On My Own (w/ Patti Labelle) 5 I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) 6 Real Love (w/ Doobie Brothers) 7 Minute by Minute (w/ Doobie Brothers) 8 No Lookin’ Back 9 Takin’ It to the Streets 10 Let Me Go, Love (w/ Nicolette Larson) 11 Ever Changing Times (w/ Aretha Franklin) 12 One Step Closer (w/ Doobie Brothers) 13 I Gotta Try 14 All We Got 15 Take It to Heart 16 Little Darling (I Need You) (w/ Doobie Brothers) 17 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 18 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher 19 I Stand for You 20 Enemy Within 21 Tear It Up 22 It Keeps You Runnin’ (w/ Doobie Brothers) 23 Bad Times 24 Lost in the Parade 25 Here to Love You (w/ Doobie Brothers) 26 Among the Missing (w/ Kathy Mattea) 27 Love T.K.O. 28 Our Love (Theme From No Mercy) 29 Hey Girl (w/ Ray Charles) 30 Walk On By 31 Eyes of a Child 32 You Belong To Me 33 Open Your Eyes 34 Nothin’ But A Heartache 35 Love Can Break Your Heart
Shelby Lynne (born Shelby Lynn Moorer, October 22, 1968, Quantico, Virginia) is an American singer and songwriter. The success of her 1999 album I Am Shelby Lynne led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, even though she had, by that time, been active in the music industry for some time. She released a Dusty Springfield tribute album called Just a Little Lovin’ in 2008. Since then she has started her own independent record label, called Everso Records, and released three albums: Tears, Lies and Alibis, Merry Christmas, and Revelation Road. Lynne is also known for her distinctive contralto voice. – Wikipedia
Kenneth Clark “Kenny” Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for soft rock music beginning during the 1970s, and later for writing and performing for movie soundtracks in the 1980s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he became a solo artist and has written songs for other artists.
Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Buffalo Springfield, was working as an independent record producer for Columbia Records in 1970 when he was introduced to Kenny Loggins, then a little-known singer/songwriter who was signed to ABC-Dunhill.
During 1977, Loggins produced his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the successful song “I Believe In Love”, sung originally by Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born. Nightwatch, a popular album released during 1978, included the hit song, “Whenever I Call You Friend”, a duet with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, though co-written with Melissa Manchester. He followed it in 1979 with Keep the Fire.
Of the seven albums released by Loggins & Messina from 1971–1976, two were platinum and five were gold. Since going solo, Loggins has released 13 albums, three of which were certified gold (500,000 shipped), and four became platinum (1 million shipped). – Wikipedia
Patty Smyth (born June 26, 1957) is an American singer and songwriter. She first came into national attention in 1982 as the lead singer of the band Scandal. She went on to record and perform on her own. Her distinctive voice and new-wave image gained broad exposure through video recordings aired on what were then newly emerging cable music video channels such as MTV. Her debut album Never Enough was well received, and generated a pair of Top 40 hits. Smyth had a remarkable stage presence and drew large audiences through the mid-1980s. In the early 1990s she again reached the Top 10 with the hit single “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”, a duet sung with Don Henley. She performed and co-wrote with James Ingram the song “Look What Love Has Done” for the 1994 motion picture, Junior. The work earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Smyth married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997.
Scandal is a rock band from the 1980s fronted by Patty Smyth. The band scored a hit in the United States with the song “The Warrior”, which peaked at No. 7 in 1984. Their other major hits were “Goodbye to You” (1982 – No. 65 US), “Love’s Got A Line On You” (1983 – No. 59 US), “Hands Tied” (1984 – No. 41 US), and “Beat of A Heart” (1985 – No. 41 US). – Wikipedia
Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (with Don Henley)
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Her career began in the 1960s when King, along with her former husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards, and she has continued writing for other artists since then. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote “The Reason”, which was a hit for Celine Dion.
Her success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she would sing her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.
In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99 because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952–2005.
King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at #1 by a female artist for more than 20 years until broken by Whitney Houston (for the soundtrack album The Bodyguard). Her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour in 2010, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies.
She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored. Source: Wikipedia