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Jimmy Carter Interview: Blind Boys of Alabama Founder on Faith and Hope

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Jimmy Carter

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 11, 1932, Jimmy Carter is the oldest member and frontman of the Blind Boys of Alabama. Since the original members first sang together as children in the late 1930s (including Carter), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated traditional gospel, gospel roots and Americana music groups in the world. Over the past 20 years, Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama have worked with Prince, Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph and Peter Gabriel, just to name a few.

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January 2022

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Dolly Parton Reveals How a Tiny Doll Inspired Her First Song

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide.

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Jewel Sets the Record Straight on Her Homelessness

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Jewel

Jewel Kilcher, known famously by the mononym Jewel, is a singer-songwriter, actress, producer, author, philanthropist, mother and advocate. She has received four Grammy Award nominations, and, as of 2021, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Shortly after Jewel's birth in Payson, Utah, her family relocated to Alaska.

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Julian Lennon Says He and Sean Lennon Will Collaborate

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Julian Lennon

In a new interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia Powell Lennon, was asked if he'd ever worked on environmental issues with his brother, Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon and his second wife, Yoko Ono. The elder Lennon brother, who dedicated his latest book, The Morning Tribe: A Graphic Novel, to his younger sibling, told the magazine he had not; although, he and his brother had from time to time discussed the distinct possibility of a future collaboration.

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