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Song-Writers in the Round LLC via APT Presentations The new performance series Legends & Lyrics honors the true creators of popular music — the songwriters. Celebrated recording artists and relatively unknown hit songwriters and recording artists perform their original songs and reveal the inspiration behind them. Guests include: Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Charlie Daniels, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn and Ray Stevens. Use above for listing. Included: a press release and episode listings/performer biographies. Visit APTonline.org to download high-resolution digital images. -more-

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Director: Will Mitchell. Executive Producers: Will Mitchell. Writers: Rick Sanjek, Will Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell. Producers: Will Mitchell, Doug Metzger, and Nancy Mitchell. TBA U.S. television premiere Pair on weekends with Austin City Limits, Live From the Artists Den or Soundstage in fringe/late fringe. Individual viewer purchase: Extended versions of episodes from the series, which includes additional performances, complete interviews with artists, legends and additional song-poet tips, are available for $19.95 each, plus shipping and handling. To order, please visit www.legendsandlyrics.com or call 888-4728288. Pledge: If you are interested in pledging this program/series and need further assistance, please contact APT Station Services at 617338-4455.

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Legendary Singer-Songwriters Perform, Discuss the Artistry of Their Craft Series Debuts on Public Television in April 2009 (Boston, MA) Most people can identify the singers of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia‖ (Charlie Daniels) or ―Footloose‖ (Kenny Loggins). However, the average person may struggle to name the songwriter responsible for Bette Midler‘s smash ―Delta Dawn‖ (Alex Harvey) or the figure behind Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill , No Doubt‘s Return of Saturn and the Dave Matthews Band‘s Everyday (Glen Ballard), or the woman responsible for penning hits by Celine Dion‘s ―Because You Loved Me‖ and Aerosmith‘s ―I Don‘t Want to Miss a Thing‖ (Diane Warren). In the new music series Legends & Lyrics, these established hit-makers and celebrated song-poets come together on one stage to perform their best-loved songs and rising stars showcase their formidable songwriting talents.

Premiering on public television stations nationwide beginning in April 2009 (check local listings), Legends & Lyrics honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music — the songwriters. Over the course of their storied careers, these gifted composers, representing alternative, blues, country, pop, Americana, folk, rock and blended musical genres, quietly created the great songs that drove the music industry worldwide.

In each episode of this dynamic and entertaining series, award-winning recording artists, including Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Charlie Daniels, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger and others play their most memorable songs and tell about the inspiration behind them. Afterwards, up-and-coming recording artists and budding song-poets, including The Laws, Stephanie Chapman, Corinne Chapman, Jonathan Singleton, Nathan Lee, Mike Musick, Will Hoge and others perform their original songs.

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Legends & Lyrics blends these live performances from intimate performance halls with interviews with each artist, all filmed in stunning high definition. Also woven through each episode are revealing one-on-one conversations with legends such as Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Ray Stevens, Cowboy Jack Clement and others that have left an indelible mark on the music industry and a ―Did You Know?‖ segment retelling the ancient origins and interesting facts about today‘s commercial music. Each episode concludes with the ―Tips of the Week‖ segment designed to pass along professional advice to aspiring artists. Produced in 2008, Legends & Lyrics is supplied by Song-Writers in the Round, LLC and presented by American Public Television through the Exchange service at no cost to public television stations nationwide. Song-Writers in the Round, LLC Song-Writers In The Round (SWITR) is a production company dedicated to the mission of promoting the high art and craft of the professional songwriting community worldwide. SWITR is also committed to helping up-and-coming singer/songwriters learn their noble profession. American Public Television With more than 10,000 hours of programming in its library, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation‘s public television stations for 47 years, distributing more than 300 new program titles per year. In 2006, APT launched Create – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. Known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewerfriendly programming, APT has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules, such as Rick Steves' Europe, Worldfocus, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, Sara's Weeknight Meals, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Doc Martin, Broadway: The Golden Age, Lidia's Family Table, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Celine Dion: A New Day, Queen Rock Montreal, Monarchy With David Starkey, Spain...on the road Again, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children‘s series and classic movies. For more information about APT‘s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.

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EPISODE LISTINGS #101-108

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#101 “Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen” This episode highlights stars from the country music genre. Kris Kristofferson performs ―Best of All Possible Worlds,‖ ―Here Comes That Rainbow Again‖ and ―Me and Bobby McGee.‖ Patty Griffin performs ―Top of the World, ―No Bad News‖ and ―Up to the Mountain.‖ Randy Owen performs ―Tennessee River,‖ ―Feels So Right‖ and ―Mountain Music.‖ Kris Kristofferson recorded his hits "Help Me Make it Through the Night," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Why Me?" He also comprised one-fourth of the country-music supergroup The Highwaymen, along with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. He has acted in more than 75 films and earned an Academy Award nomination for ―Best Original Song Score‖ for the film Songwriter. Patty Griffin is an American singer-songwriter, musician and Grammy nominee most recently honored with ―Artist of the Year‖ and ―Album of the Year‖ awards from the Americana Music Association. Her songs have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson. Randy Owen served as the lead singer for the group Alabama, the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee that amassed 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and 42 number-one singles, and sold more than 73 million records. Their more than 150 industry awards/accolades include: eight country-music Entertainment of the Year honors, two Grammys and the Academy of Country Music's Artists of the Decade. Legend Interview/Performance: Singer, composer, session player, producer and comedian Ray Stevens has written and released hit after hit throughout his career, including ―Gitarzan,‖ ―The Streak‖ and ―Osama Yo‘ Mama.‖ Stevens received multiple awards, including two Grammys, first for his 1970 hit ―Everything is Beautiful‖ and in 1975 for his country version of the classic jazz song ―Misty.‖ His multiple Gold and Platinum albums include He Think He’s Ray Stevens and Greatest Hits. Since 1980, he has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He also released several #1 home videos, including Comedy Video Classics, the Billboard ―Home Video of the Year‖. Stevens also received several awards as a comedian, including the Country Weekly Golden Pick Award ―Best Comedian‖ and multiple Music City News ―Comedian of the Year‖ awards. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: Harlan Howard - The Irving Berlin of Country Music “Legends/Songwriters Tips of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance: Jonathan Singleton‘s career received a major boost in 2008 when ―Watching Airplanes,‖ the song he co-wrote with Jim Beavers for Gary Allen, spent 30 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song peaked at # 2. He also earned nominations for ―Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year‖ by Music Row

Magazine and for ―Single of the Year‖ by the Academy of Country Music. His band, Singleton, released a new album fall of 2008. #102 “Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down” This episode highlights stars from the rock music genre. Kenny Loggins performs ―Convinction,‖ ―This Is It‖ and ―I‘m Alright.‖ Richard Marx performs ―Right Here Waiting,‖ Through My Veins‖ and ―Don‘t Mean Nothing.‖ 3 Doors Down performs ―My World,‖ ―Your Arms Feel Like Home‖ and ―It‘s Not My Time.‖ Kenny Loggins, the two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter of 12 platinumselling albums, has produced 30 years‘ worth of hit songs, including "Whenever I Call You Friend," "What a Fool Believes" and "This Is It." Richard Marx set a record as the first solo artist to hit the Top 5 on the U.S. charts with his first seven singles ("Don't Mean Nothing," "Hold On to the Night," "Satisfied" and "Right Here Waiting"). Marx also served as writer/producer for Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, 98 Degrees, Kenny Loggins, Emerson Drive, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, ‗N SYNC, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah Brightman and Vince Gill. 3 Doors Down‘s (Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson and Greg Upchurch) debut album sold more than 13 million copies and included the hit singles, ―Kryptonite,‖ ―Loser‖ and ―Duck and Run.‖ To date, six of the band‘s hits reached #1 on the Billboard charts. The band followed its initial success with the platinum-selling albums Away From the Sun and Seventeen Days, and their self-titled fourth album, released in May 2008. Legend Interview/Performance: Diane Warren is one of the most successful and talented songwriters of her time. She is extremely versatile, having written major hits for genres across the board. Aerosmith, Elton John, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Roy Orbison, Lenny Kravitz, Carrie Underwood, Mario, Joss Stone, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, Jessica Simpson and many more have recorded her songs. Her #1 hits include: ―If You Asked Me To,‖ ―Because You Loved Me,‖ ―Don‘t Turn Around‖ and ―I Don‘t Want to Miss a Thing,‖ recorded by Aerosmith and featured in the feature film Armageddon, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Her #1 hit ―How Do I Live‖ won Trisha Yearwood a Grammy and remained the longest-running song in the history of Billboard‘s Hot 100 Chart and Billboard‘s Country Singles Sales Chart. Warren‘s songs have been featured in nearly 100 films: Coyote Ugly, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Moulin Rouge, Pearl Harbor and American Gangster. She has also written for television, penning the theme song for the Star Trek series, Enterprise. Recently, Warren appeared as a guest judge on American Idol , which dedicated an entire episode to her and her music. To date, Warren‘s songs have been nominated for four Golden Globes, six Academy Awards and nine Grammys. She was named the ASCAP ―Songwriter of the Year‖ six times and Billboard‘s ―Songwriter of the Year‖ four times. She belongs to the Songwriters‘ Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: ―Yesterday‖ - The World‘s Most Recorded Song “Legends/Songwriters Tip of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance: Nathan Lee defines himself as a songwriter and a storyteller. He and his band have performed successful shows at Nashville‘s most

popular venues. Lee is best known for his 2007 season at The Rutledge, where he recorded the live LP, Down at the Rutledge. This year, he and his band played a soldout session at Nashville‘s 12 & Porter. #103 “Regie Hamm, Mindy Smith, Leigh Nash” This episode highlights the singer-songwriters representing the alternative rock music genre. Regie Hamm performs ―Not Today,‖ American Dreams‖ and ―The Time of My Life.‖ Mindy Smith performs ―Out Loud,‖ Raggedy Ann‖ and ―Ahead of Myself.‖ Leigh Nash performs ―Between the Lines,‖ ―Blue‖ and ―Just a Little.‖ American Dreams, the debut solo album of sought-after songwriter/producer Regie Hamm yielded the Billboard Top 15 AC hit, ―Babies.‖ In addition to multiple Grammy and Dove nominations, Hamm earned SESAC‘s ―Songwriter of the Year‖ award in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2000. He won the second annual American Idol Songwriting Competition with ―The Time of My Life,‖ a song also performed at the 2008 Olympics. Mindy Smith contributed her cover of "Jolene" to the Dolly Parton tribute album, Just Because I'm a Woman, which she followed with the hit "Come to Jesus." Leigh Nash, now a solo artist, sang lead vocals for the Grammy-nominated rock band Sixpence None the Richer (―Kiss Me," ―Breathe Your Name,‖ ―Don't Dream It's Over‖). Legend Interview/Performance: Five-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard is one of popular music‘s great producers/songwriters and arrangers. His records have sold more the 150 million copies worldwide. Ballard has worked with artists from Aretha Franklin and The Goo Goo Dolls to Michael Jackson and Van Halen. Among the many highlights of his producing/writing/arranging career: 10-time platinum self-titled debut album of Wilson Phillips, the staggering success of Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette and the multi-platinum No Doubt record, Return of Saturn. Ballard‘s most recent success involved co-writing and producing the Dave Matthews Band‘s multi-platinum Everyday. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: ―Amazing Grace‖ - America‘s Favorite Hymn “Legends Tip of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance” Rob Blackledge spent the last several years developing his musical prowess. He recorded his first studio album, A Step in the Dark, while attending Belmont University‘s School of Music. While there, he also won the ―Best Pop/ Rock Performer‖ and the ―Best Writer‖ awards at the university‘s competition. Blackledge has played with well-known independent artists such as Dave Barnes, Jon McLaughlin and Matt Wertz. #104 “Michael Martin Murphey, Pam Tillis, Ron Sexsmith” This episode highlights the blended genres of country and alternative. Michael Martin Murphey performs ―Geronimo‘s Cadillac,‖ ―Boy From the Country‖ and ―Wildfire.‖ Pam Tillis performs ―Melancholy Child,‖ ―Sure Good to See You Again‖ and ―Cleopatra, Queen of Denial.‖ Ron Sexsmith performs ―Gold in Them Hills,‖ All in Good Time‖ and ―Secret Heart.‖

Michael Martin Murphey's self-penned hits include: "Wildfire," "Geronimo's Cadillac," "A Long Line of Love," "What's Forever For," "Carolina in the Pines" and "Boy From the Country," recorded by John Denver. Pam Tillis is a multi-platinum country recording artist known for her hits "Mi Vida Loca," "Maybe it Was Memphis," "Queen of De Nile," "Shake the Sugar Tree" and "Let That Pony Run." Ron Sexsmith, a Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, has released nine albums of his own, recorded a duet of "Gold in Them Hills" with Coldplay and wrote the hit song "Secret Heart" for Feist. Legend Interview: Loretta Lynn has written over 160 songs and released 70 albums. She claims 17 #1 albums and 27 # 1 singles on the country charts. She has won dozens of awards from many different institutions, including four Grammys, seven American Music Awards, eight Broadcast Music Incorporated Awards and 10 Academy of Country Music Awards. Lynn was the first woman named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association and is one of only five women to receive CMA's highest award. The Academy of Country Music named her "Artist of the Decade" for the 1970s and she was inducted into The Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She also received the Kennedy Center Honors. Lynn is ranked 65th on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2002, Lynn also placed at #3 on CMT‘s television special of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music. Berklee College of Music presented Lynn an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree for her contribution to the world of country music. Lynn was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: Stephen Foster – America‘s first professional song poet “Legends/Songwriters Tips of the Week” for aspiring song poets “Rising Star” Performance: Aspiring songwriter Stephanie Chapman‘s work has been covered by Bonnie Riatt, Trisha Yearwood and Eric Church. She has opened for Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam and Loretta Lynn. This summer, Chapman performed on the XM Satellite Radio‘s Wired In, the X Country Concert series. She also recently released a new album, This Song Is to You. #105 “Susan Tedschi, Kip Winger, James Slater” This episode highlights the blended genres of blues and pop. Susan Tedeschi performs ―Friar‘s Point,‖ You Need to Be With Me,‖ ―Truth‖ and ―I Fell in Love.‖ Kip Winger performs ―Headed for a Heartbreak,‖ ―Blue Suede Shoes‖ and ―Seventeen.‖ James Slater performs ―That‘s Why God Made Mexico,‖ A Man Who Can Dance‖ and ―In My Daughter‘s Eyes.‖ Susan Tedeschi earned four Grammy nominations for ―Best New Artist,‖ ―Best Contemporary Blues Album‖ and two for the album Wait for Me. Her album, Just Won't Burn, reached Gold Record Status, a rare feat for a blues production.

Kip Winger founded and served as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock group Winger. He also sang in the Alan Parsons Project and played guitar for Alice Cooper. James Slater is a pop singer/songwriter with a Grammy nomination, BMI Country Award and BMI Pop Award for his song, "In My Daughter's Eyes." Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jessica Andrews and many others have recorded songs written by Slater. Legend Interview: Steve Cropper was one of the founding members and the lead guitarist for Booker T & the MG‘s. A year after appearing on American Bandstand, he and the band wrote their first #1 hit ―Green Onions.‖ During the mid 1960‘s Cropper cowrote such hits as ― Knock on Wood,‖ ―Midnight Hour,‖ ―6345789,‖ and ―(Sittin‘ On) The Dock of the Bay.‖ In the late 1970‘s he became one the original members of the Blues Brothers Band, with whom he continues to tour. Aside from his writing career, Cropper has produced many other artists including Tower of Power, John Mellencamp, Poco, and Otis Redding. His guitar work can be heard on practically every record released by Stax recording label form 1961 through 1970. Cropper has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was awarded Tennessee‘s Arts and Humanities Life Time Achievement Award. Recently, Mojo Magazine listed Cropper at #2 of the Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: The African American Influence “Legends/Songwriters Tips of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance: Canadian husband and wife duo The Laws are gaining recognition in the folk/Americana genre across the U.S. and Canada. Music critic Robert Oermann wrote of their album Ride It Out “… [it] recalls The Early Brothers in their prime. Yes, the harmonies really are that good.‖ The Laws won the 2007 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and recently co-wrote many songs with Nashville‘s hit songwriter Regie Hamm. #106 “Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, Jimmy Webb” This episode pays tribute to the Americana genre. Charlie Daniels performs ―The Legend of Wooley Swamp,‖ ―Long-Haired Country Boy‖ and ―Trudy.‖ Phil Vassar performs ―The Highwayman,‖ Witchita Lineman‖ and ―By the Time I Get to Phoenix.‖ Charlie Daniels is best known for the Grammy- and CMA-winning "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," "The South's Gonna Do It Again" and "Simple Man." He began his career as a songwriter (for Elvis, among others) and also played on numerous albums, most notably on Bob Dylan's. Phil Vassar recently topped Billboard's charts with "Love Is a Beautiful Thing." His other hits include: "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "That's When I Love You," "American Child," "In a Real Love," "Last Day of My Life" and "This is God." He also has written songs for Tim McGraw and Marshal Dyllon. Jimmy Webb won eight Grammys for his two songs, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Up, Up and Away." He also wrote "Highwayman," the title track for the album featuring

Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, of the countrymusic supergroup The Highwaymen. He also has written film scores, Broadway musicals and classical compositions and cantatas. Legend Interview/Performance: Early in his career, legendary songwriter, producer, recording studio pioneer and artist “Cowboy” Jack Clement worked for Sam Phillips at the historical Sun Records. While at Sun Records, Clement worked with Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich and Elvis Presley. Clements also discovered Jerry Lee Lewis and recorded many of his songs, including ―Whole Lotta Shakin‘ Goin‘ On.‖ He went on to work with artists such as Chet Atkins, George Jones, Charley Pride, Don Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Louis Armstrong and U2. As a writer, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Jim Reeves, Tom Jones and more recorded his songs. Clement penned the hits ―Ballad of a Teenage Queen‖ and ―Guess Things Happen That Way‖ for Johnny Cash. His songs have been featured in films American Gangster and Walk the Line. Clement made one of the earliest music videos with Don Williams and also produced a cult classic horror film. He is renowned for his studio work and one of the most sought-after producers in the industry. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: ―Whole Lotta Shakin‘‖ – How to cut a hit record “Legends/Songwriters Tip of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance: Mike Musick originally played with Liquid Fire, a wellknown group on the college circuit. As a solo artist, his singles ―Funk#5‖ reached # 2 and ―This Town‖ reached # 3 on indie rock radio. ―This Town‖ also was selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. His single ―America‖ also appeared on the ACQB Top 10 Pop Chart. ―America‖ and was featured in the PBS documentary American Southwest: Are We Running Dry? Currently on tour, Musick‘s latest solo album, Honest, released in September 2008. #107 “Ed Bruce, Gordon Kennedy, Angela Kaset” This episode focuses on the blended genres of country and pop. Ed Bruce performs ―The Last Cowboy Song,‖ ―Jesus Loved the Hell Out of Me‖ and ―Mamas Don‘t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.‖ Gordon Kennedy performs ―I Can‘t Help You Now,‖ ―Change the World‖ and ―You Move Me.‖ Angela Kaset performs ―I Didn‘t Know I Was Saying Goodbye,‖ ―Peace in This House‖ and ―Something in Red.‖ Ed Bruce wrote the hits "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "The Last Cowboy Song," recorded by Willie Nelson. Bruce also scored hits of his own with "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had" and "Texas When I Die." Gordon Kennedy won three Grammys, including ―Song of the Year‖ for "Change the World," recorded by Eric Clapton. He also wrote the hits "You Move Me," recorded by Garth Brooks, and "I Can't Help You Now." Angela Kaset remains best known for her hit "Something in Red" by Lorrie Morgan. She also wrote hit singles for Wynonna Judd, Lorrie Morgan, Linda Davis and Suzy Bogguss.

Legend Interview: Garth Brooks remains the fastest-selling solo artist in music history. He sold in more than 100 million albums in just 10 years. He won numerous awards, some multiple times, including the CMA ―Horizon‖ Award, CMA and ACM ―Video of the Year‖ Award, CMA and ACM ―Entertainer of the Year‖, CMA and ACM ―Album of the Year‖, CMA and ACM ―Song of the Year‖ Award, AMA ―Favorite Country Single‖, AMA ―Favorite Country Album‖, and ―Song of the Year‖ from the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Billboard named him #1 Pop and Country Artist, #1 Country Albums Artist and #1 Country Singles Artist. His first album was the first in history to debut at #1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart and Country Albums chart; since then, two other albums of his debuted at #1. Brooks also won a Grammy for ―Best Male Country Vocal Performance‖ and ASCAP awarded Brooks its first ―Voice of Music‖ Award. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: The Kingdom of Fife – The Scots-Irish Influence “Legends/Songwriters Tips of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance: Singer-songwriter Corinne Chapman is sharpening her live show in the clubs in and around Nashville. She co-wrote ―Just Drive‖, recently recorded by Jo Dee Messina for her upcoming 2008 release. Chapman also co-wrote ―Wonderin‘‖ which Shanna Lynn released as a single in Canada in May 2008. Chapman also wrote more than 45 songs and recorded with producer Russ Zavitson (Billy Ray Cyrus, The Wilkinsons, The Kinleys, Michelle Wright) over the past few years. #108 “Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Jessi Colter” This episode highlights blended folk/pop musical genre. Shawn Colvin performs ―These Four Walls,‖ ―Let It Slide‖ and ―Don‘t Worry About Me Now.‖ John Hiatt performs ―Drive South,‖ ―Thunderbird‖ and ―What Love Can Do.‖ Shawn Colvin, a multi-Grammy winner and nominee best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home," also frequently contributes vocals to other musicians' projects, including fellow singer-songwriters Lisa Loeb, Julie Miller and Buddy Miller. John Hiatt, a recipient of several Grammy nominations, has written songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Paula Abdul, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Bon Jovi and many others. Country superstar Jessi Colter recorded the pop hit singles "I'm Not Lisa," "Whatever Happened to Blue Eyes" and "You Ain't Never Been Loved." She earned multiple Grammy and Country Music Association Award nominations and won Album of the Year for Wanted: The Outlaws, her collaboration with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser. Legend Interview/Performance: Alex Harvey has had a successful music career selling more than 85 million records and having written major hits such as ―Delta Dawn‖ and ―Rueben James.‖ His songs have been cut by many artists from diverse genres such as Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sammy Davis Jr., Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Rogers, who alone cut 17 of Harvey‘s songs. Harvey also studied acting for seven years at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Patrick Swayze, Tony Danza, Priscilla

Presley and Michelle Pfeiffer. His studies at the Playhouse led to a substantial career in the film industry including his role opposite James Garner in The Long Summer of George Adams. Harvey also acted in Fire Down Below and The Rainmaker. He was a major artist himself with both Capitol and Buddah Records. Currently, Harvey is working in the Christian Music genre and has recently released a Christian album. Historical “Did You Know?” Fact: Henry VIII- The Inventor of Royalties “Legends/Songwriters Tips of the Week” for aspiring song poets. “Rising Star” Performance”: Will Hoge independently released his first live album Live at the Exit/In in 1999 and has toured extensively ever since. In 2001, he released his first studio album, Carousel. Over the years, Hoge has toured with many artists, including Marc Broussard, ZZ Top, The Cat Empire, Squeeze, Jason Isbell and Edwin McCain. He also performed the opening theme from the CBS sitcom Still Standing. His band's fourth studio album, Draw the Curtains, released nationwide in October 2007. ###


				
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