Celebrities

2021 Celebrities

Al Paris Formerly with Kool & The Gang
Al Paris
Formerly with Kool & The Gang

Formerly with Kool & The Gang

Alice Cooper Musician
Alice Cooper
Musician

Cooper was born in Detroit Michigan, and moved to Phoenix with his family.  The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label.  Their collaboration with young record producer Bob Ezrin led to the break-through third album “Love It to Death” which hit the charts in 1971, followed by “Killer,” “School’s Out,” ”Billion Dollar Babies,” and “Muscle of Love.”  Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show.  1974 saw the release of a “Greatest Hits” album, and then Cooper, in 1975, released his first solo album, “Welcome to My Nightmare” in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour.
Associated with that album and  tour was the ground-breaking network TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.  Other film and television appearances include The Muppet Show, Mae West’s last film Sextette, Roadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearst Club Band and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and  Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show.  The original band also made an appearance in the movie Diary of a Mad Housewife in 1979, filmed the full-length feature film Good To See You Again Alice Cooper, and Alice appeared in a 1972 episode of The Snoop Sisters.

Ben Reed Actor
Ben Reed
Actor

Ben Reed is an American actor known for his many television and film roles. He recently portrayed Wayne Kyle in the Oscar nominated film “AMERICAN SNIPER”. And will be starring as Rees Thompson in the new film, soon to be released “THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS”.

Billy Dean Songwriter
Billy Dean
Songwriter

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Billy has released 11 albums and has been recognized with several awards and nominations. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” which went on to win Song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards. That same year, Billy was named Top New Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards and nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award. Four years later, Billy won a Grammy for Amazing Grace, A Country Tribute to Gospel, an album featuring Martina McBride, Allison Krauss, the Charlie Daniels Band and others. In 2017, Billy was inducted as a member of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame.

Bradley Anderson Actor
Bradley Anderson
Actor

Bradley W. Anderson is an actor, known for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Mr. Robot (2015), and Blue Bloods (2010).

Bruce Thomas Actor
Bruce Thomas
Actor

Actor known for roles in films Army of Darkness, and Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, where he played the UPS guy. He also portrayed Batman in a series of commercials for General Motors’ OnStar service.

Chris Jacobs Actor/Host
Chris Jacobs
Actor/Host

Television host of Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, Jacobs formerly hosted The Insider and also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He also works for the NFL Network, and recently hosted the interactive portion of Chopper Live and Gold Rush Live both on Discovery Channel.

Christian Kane Actor
Christian Kane
Actor

On TNT’s hit series The Librarians, Kane plays Jake Stone, Oklahoma oil worker with a penchant for art history and an IQ that could give Scorpion’s Walter O’Brien a run for his money. Kane played Eliot Spencer, retrieval specialists/resident badass for five seasons on TNT’s series Leverage. Well known for the role of Lindsey McDonald in Joss Whedon’s Angel, Kane’s TV resume includes a leading role in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, CBS televisions series Close To Home and in the TNT miniseries Into The West.

David Cook American Idol Winner
David Cook
American Idol Winner

Singer songwriter who won the 7th season of American Idol in 2008.

Derek St Holmes Lead Singer Ted Nugent
Derek St Holmes
Lead Singer Ted Nugent

Vocalist, Guitar for Ted Nugent, St Paradise, Whitford/St.Holmes and Solo.

EJ McDonnell Long Drive Champion
EJ McDonnell
Long Drive Champion

Having competed in long drive as a passion for many years, EJ put the pedal to the metal in 2019 and finished T-5 in the World Long Drive Championship Masters (Senior) division.  Since entering the Senior division in 2019 he has never finished out of the top 5 in an event.  In addition to his long drive accomplishments, he also has over 50 tournament wins throughout his junior, high school, college, mini-tour, and PGA Professional career.

Emerson Hart Lead Singer Tonic
Emerson Hart
Lead Singer Tonic

Emerson Hart (born July 21, 1969 in Washington, Pennsylvania) is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and producer. He grew up in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Froggy Langley Radio Personality
Froggy Langley
Radio Personality

Froggy Langley has been a part of the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show since 2006. Since 1994, Froggy has been hanging around various radio stations in Florida starting with WFLZ – 933FLZ Tampa… moved to WHYI-Y100 Miami in 2002 and now WKSL-97.9 KISS FM Jacksonville.

Galen Gering Actor
Galen Gering
Actor

Actor currently portraying Rafe Hernandez on the soap opera “Days of our Lives”. He also appeared as Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera “Passions” from 1999-2008. Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.

Harold Green Former NFL player Cincinnati
Harold Green
Former NFL player Cincinnati

A former professional American football player and coach who was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2nd round of the 1990 NFL Draft, Green played nine NFL seasons from 1990 to 1998. His best year as a pro came during the 1992 season as a member of the Bengals, rushing for 1,170 yards with 41 receptions.

Heather Morgan Songwriter
Heather Morgan
Songwriter

HEATHER MORGAN sings like she writes, clear and strong, with a soft, hard-won sadness. Her notes and words drop like gemstones catching light: beautiful on their own, but transcendent together. It’s the kind of combination that silences noisy rooms and turns cynics into believers — and Morgan is ready to let it be heard. Morgan’s debut album ‘Borrowed Heart’ is a collection of moody pop layered with winsome country soprano, and it captures the personal evolution of a woman and an artist. Produced by Paul Moak (John Paul White, Marc Broussard, Caitlyn Smith), ‘Borrowed Heart’ is Morgan’s first record, but she’s no ingénue.

Jillian Cardarelli Country Music Singer
Jillian Cardarelli
Country Music Singer

Jillian Cardarelli is a singer/songwriter who is forging her own path in country music with her stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and girl next door quality. Rolling Stone ranked Jillian at the top of their list of 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine highlighted Jillian in their annual Music in the City issue as one of the Top New Artists to Watch in 2018. Jillian’s debut single, “Rerun,” that was written by Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds.The music video of “Rerun” was showcased as part of CMT’s Artist Discovery initiative, spending two weeks at #1 and several weeks in the Top 10 videos on CMT due to fan voting.Her second single, “Souvenirs,” aired on Radio Disney Country while the music video spent eight weeks in the Top 10 videos online on CMT.

Kelley Lovelace Songwriter
Kelley Lovelace
Songwriter

Kelley Lovelace was born in Paducah, Kentucky but was primarily raised in Hixson, Tennessee on the outskirts of Chattanooga. He currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee just a few miles south of Nashville. Upon completion of basic training in the United States ARMY, Kelley received the coveted Distinguished Honor Graduate Award recognizing him as the top soldier in the company. He continued to excel in the military and obtained the rank of specialist (E-4) before receiving an honorable discharge for faithfully completing his two-year term of service at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. As a cum laude graduate of Belmont University, Kelley began working and writing at Larry Butler’s music publishing company, Perdido Key Music. In just three years he became President of this publishing company, owned by Shug Baggott, and dubbed it Music Alley before choosing to write songs full time and landing a song writing deal with EMI Music Publishing. As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenney Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Randy Houser, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreary, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, and many others. Among these recordings are 23 Top 10 Billboard / R&R / Mediabase hits: 16 of which have reached the #1 position.

Ken Lowe Founder HGTV
Ken Lowe
Founder HGTV

Ken Lowe served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive from the company’s split with The E.W. Scripps Company in 2008 until its sale to Discovery in 2018. With a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, Lowe was the media visionary who took his idea for a cable network about homes and gardens, and turned it into a global media lifestyle content giant operating in 175 countries around the world.

Kevin Griffin Lead Singer Better Than Ezra
Kevin Griffin
Lead Singer Better Than Ezra

Three decades into an illustrious and multifaceted career, Kevin Griffin finally decided to write and record his very first full-length solo album Anywhere You Go. The Better Than Ezra frontman, award-winning songwriter, and Pilgrimage Festival co-founder has added yet another persona to his resume:  solo troubadour.  Buoyed by minimal production, sweeping vocal harmonies, and narrative lyricism, he’s penned some of his most intimate, inimitable, and irresistible tunes to date.
Better Than Ezra’s legacy encompasses the double-platinum 1995 classic “Deluxe” and its instantly recognizable #1 smash single “Good,” the gold-selling Friction, Baby in 1997 with “Desperately Wanting”, 2001’s Closer with “Lifetime” and ubiquitous “Extra Ordinary” and the 2005 epic Before The Robots.  The latter yielded “Breathless” notably performed and recorded by Taylor Swift. That particular legacy continued in 2014 by way of All Together Now and the hit “Crazy Lucky.”
As a songwriter, the New Orleans native stands out as a five-time BMI Pop Award winner and ARIAA Award winner. Moreover, he has landed multiple number ones, including Sugarland’s  “Stuck Like Glue” and Howie Day’s “Collide.” Other credits span cuts for Christina Perri, Train, The Struts, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, James Blunt, and many more with his cumulative tally of album and song sales exceeding 30 million copies.
Additionally, he spearheaded holiday music super group Band of Merrymakers famous for its debut Welcome to Our Christmas Party and performances on The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center. He also co-founded and remains a partner in the popular Pilgrimage Music Festival now in its fifth year. Past performers have included Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters to name a few.

Kevin Rahm Actor
Kevin Rahm
Actor

An American actor best known for his television roles as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy, Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives, and Ted Chaough on Mad Men.

Kim Carnes Singer
Kim Carnes
Singer

In 1981, Kim Carnes recorded the song “Bette Davis Eyes” along with Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss. As the first single from the album Mistaken Identity, it spent nine weeks at number one on the US singles charts and it became a worldwide success. The song’s success brought the album to number one for four weeks. The single became the biggest hit of the entire year of 1981 and was only surpassed by Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”, making it the biggest hit of the 1980s. The song won the Album of the Year and Song of the Year award. Kim was nominated for the #Grammy​ Awards for Best Female #Pop​ Artists in 1982. Two singles following “Bette Davis Eyes” were “Draw Of The Cards” and a selection of titles, released in 1981. Kim had initially rejected #BetteDavisEyes​ in which Weiss (who composed the music) and DeShannon (who wrote the lyrics) had collaborated in 1974. Only a new instrumental arrangement, made by Bill Cuomo, made Kim agree to record the song. Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and reached out to the songwriters and Kim to thank them. Davis wrote to #Carnes​ after the song was released and stated that she was very pleased with the song that made her seem very up to date with her grandson. Carnes sang the song live at a tribute held shortly before Davies’s death. The song was also used in 1982 in a 7 Up ad campaign, with the lyrics slightly altered and starring the character Pac-Man in the commercials. It was also used in an episode of Dream Team 80’s in 2006 and in a Clairol Nice n ‘Easy ad in the UK in 2008.

Lamar Thomas Athlete
Lamar Thomas
Athlete

Former NFL wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Bucs, Thomas enjoyed a 12 year career in the NFL.

Mark McGrath Sugar Ray
Mark McGrath
Sugar Ray

As lead singer/songwriter for Sugar Ray, McGrath can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, multiple multi-platinum albums (including the RIAA 3x platinum certified “14:59”), and countless sold out tours. Where that would be enough for most artists, McGrath has also proven an effervescent and ever-present pop culture personality, with a host of TV, film, and other extracurricular endeavors.

Mark Moses Actor
Mark Moses
Actor

Mark Moses is proud to be a part of The Rahm Celebrity Golf Tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His work as an actor includes Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, Manhattan, The Killing, Homeland, and The Last Ship, as well as films like Platoon, Letters from Iwo Jima, Deep Impact, and Cesar Chavez. Recent projects include Incorporated on Syfy, and Mr. Robot, and Man Seeking Woman. He has won 3 Screen Actor Guild Awards.

Mike Mills R.E.M., Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Mike Mills
R.E.M., Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Musician and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock group R.E.M. and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist and pianist, his musical repertoire includes also keyboards, guitar and percussion instruments.

Patrick Warburton Actor
Patrick Warburton
Actor

Patrick is perhaps best known for playing Puddy on Seinfeld as well as starring in the syndicated sitcom Rules of Engagement, the voice of Joe on Family Guy and numerous roles in movies like Ted and Ted 2, The Tick, Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove and Planes: Fire & Rescue, and DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Warburton stars in a Netflix series as Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Paula Trickey Actor
Paula Trickey
Actor

Paula Trickey is an American actress. She is known for her role as Cory McNamara on the USA Network series Pacific Blue, and for her roles in a number of television films.

Philip Boyd Actor
Philip Boyd
Actor

Philip Boyd is an American actor and writer in Los Angeles, CA.
Philip Boyd was born in Conyers, Georgia. After moving to Los Angeles, CA, Boyd made several TV appearances early in his career before becoming the well-known character “Oscar” on Tyler Perry’s “The Have and The Have Nots”. Philip Keith Boyd grew up in Conyers, Georgia with his three brothers. He decided to take a chance and move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting at the age of 19. In 2018, he was a part of the Oscar-winning film “First Man”. In 2006, Boyd shared a “Best Ensemble Cast”m award for his role as “Matt” in “29 Reasons to Run” at the Bare Bones Film Festival. Philip also received a Best Supporting Actor Nominee for his work in “Clones Gone Wild” at the Action on Film Festival in 2009.

Richard Karn Actor
Richard Karn
Actor

Best known for his extraordinary success for eight seasons as ‘Al’ in Home Improvement and 4 seasons as the host on Family Feud, Karn has many notable film and television performances including Last Man Standing, Air Bud, Snow Buddies, Desperately Seeking Susan, House of Games, That 70s Show, among others. He was also recently seen in A Daughter’s Nightmare for Lifetime and Detroiters for Comedy Central as well as independent films Text Me When It’s Over, Amanda and the Fox and Gordon Family Tree. Richard has performed on Broadway in Me and My Girl and starred in the title role in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.

Richard Kind Actor
Richard Kind
Actor

Richard Kind, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen, and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind is starring as Sam Meyers in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks (2014). He appeared in the 2013 Best Picture Academy Award-winning Argo(2012). Additional film credits include The Visitor (2007) and The Station Agent (2003), among many others, as well as voicing characters in A Bug’s Life (1998) and Cars (2006). In television, besides his infamous roles on Spin City (1996) and Mad About You (1992), Kind starred in the acclaimed HBO series Luck (2011), has guest-starred on many shows, and has had recurring roles on Luck (2011) and Gotham (2014). On stage, Kind has starred in the smash-hit Broadway musical The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Candide, and Bounce, among others. Kind started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hill, and Gary Kroeger.

Rick Dees Radio Host
Rick Dees
Radio Host

Rigdon Osmond Dees III, best known as Rick Dees, is an American entertainer, radio personality, comedian, actor, and voice artist, best known for his internationally syndicated radio show The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown and for the 1976 novelty song “Disco Duck”.

Sam Hennings Actor
Sam Hennings
Actor

Best know for his portrayal of detective ‘Whitehead’ starring opposite Alfre Woodard and Jason Lee in the TNT series ‘MEMPHIS BEAT.’ Legendary gunmaker, Sam Colt in ‘SUPERNATURAL’. Martin Scorsese’s, ‘THE AVIATOR‘ opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Now playing in select theaters and streaming, Sam co-stars as Glenn Close’s ex-husband in the Rodrigo Garcia film, ‘FOUR GOOD DAYS,’ also starring Mila Kunis. And currently in post production, starring opposite Beau Bridges, in ‘THE NEON HIGHWAY,’ a story revolving around the world of country music.

Sterling Sharpe Former NFL All-Pro
Sterling Sharpe
Former NFL All-Pro

Former NFL wide receiver and an analyst for the NFL Network. He attended the University of South Carolina and was a first round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1988 where he played from 1988 to 1994. He was named an All-Pro five times. Unfortunately his career was cut short due to a neck injury in 1994.

Steve Cropper Booker T & the MG’S / Blues Brothers
Steve Cropper
Booker T & the MG’S / Blues Brothers

Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and Guitar Players Hall of Fame. Lead guitar player for BOOKER T & The MGs as well as the BLUES BROTHERS. One of the many hit songs he wrote is “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”.

Steve Mandile Musician
Steve Mandile
Musician

Steve is the lead guitar player for SIXWIRE and an accomplished songwriter and producer.

Tim Nichols Songwriter
Tim Nichols
Songwriter

With nearly two dozen smash hits, multiple BMI songwriting awards, a Grammy for Best Country Songfor Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”, as well as Song of the Year honors from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, Nichols has earned his place among Nashville’s most elite and respected tunesmiths. Nichols’ songs have helped launch the careers of Jo Dee Messina as well as newcomer Dustin Lynch. Other artists to record Nichols’ tunes include Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney.

Uncle Kracker Singer
Uncle Kracker
Singer

No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy. “I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.”
Now he’s having more fun than ever. And it certainly shows with the release of his brand new single “Floatin’.” Just in time for summer, the feel-good track recorded in Nashville couples Uncle Kracker’s heartfelt, infectious lyrics with a country groove that will keep fans smiling all summer long.
Uncle Kracker will be showcasing his new song in sheds across the country. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every tour. “It’s very interactive,” he says. “It’s meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling.”
That outlook has served him well over the years. After vaulting to stardom as a charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, the Michigan singer, songwriter, and performer, also known as Matthew Shafer, kicked off a stunning solo career of his own.
His 2000 major label debut, Double Wide, fittingly went double-platinum and yielded #1 smash “Follow Me”. Its 2002 follow-up No Stranger To Shame reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In A Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks.
Before Uncle Kracker flew up the charts for 5 weeks at #1 with “When the Sun Goes Down”, a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might’ve seemed an odd place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But after a few summer tours with Chesney, Uncle Kracker reached country’s Top 10 with his double-platinum crossover hit “Smile”. Then, 2012 saw him fully embrace his country side with his critically acclaimed fifth outing, Midnight Special produced by Keith Stegall which leaves no doubt this feel-good rocker is exactly where he should be.
Uncle Kracker has played sold out shows across the country and appeared everywhere from the American Country Music Awards to Late Night With Conan O’Brien. He is still having a blast, and fans worldwide undoubtedly will too when they see him on the road. “When I’m up onstage, I don’t feel removed from the people coming to hear the music,” he leaves off. “You can feel it, when they identify with you. Sometimes when I’m up there, I wanna tell’em ‘I’m not any different than you are.’”