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Monthly Archive: November 2011



November 2011



Lee Greenwood Interview: Country Superstar on Life, Music and New EP, 'I Want to Be in Your World'

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Lee Greenwood

For the first time in five years, music legend Lee Greenwood releases a new EP disc, I Want to Be in Your World. The set of seven songs was co-produced by Greenwood along with Butch Baker and Tony Smith. Greenwood displays the depth of his musical chops on vocals, songwriting and instruments with this versatile music collection. The award winning singer/songwriter’s song, “God Bless the USA,” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The song was embraced by the American public as the unofficial national anthem as of September 11, 2001, when it landed in the #1 […]



November 2011



Duane Allen Interview: The Oak Ridge Boys Celebrate 30 Years of 'Elvira'

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The Oak Ridge Boys

Taylortown, Texas native Duane Allen is the lead singer of the gospel/country/pop quartet the Oak Ridge Boys. Having had formal training in both operatic and quartet singing, he joined the group in 1966. Allen is credited with keeping the Oaks on firm financial footing during their switch from gospel to country in the late 1970s. He loves to find new music for the band and over the past decade has taken on the role of producer. “There’s not much we could do with ‘Elvira’ vocally. We wanted to protect the integrity of the song and not really change it that […]



November 2011



George Kennedy Interview: Screen Legend Reflects on His Life in 'Trust Me: A Memoir'

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George Kennedy

Eighty-six year old actor George Harris Kennedy, Jr. is perhaps best known as portraying the convict Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (for which he won an Academy Award), Joe Patroni in the Airport series of 70s disaster movies, and as Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films. The New York native has also appeared in numerous television shows including The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Bonanza, McHale’s Navy, Dr. Kildare, Gunsmoke, Dallas, Wings, and The Young and the Restless. His film work included Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, In Harm’s Way, The […]