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

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

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

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.

Bradford Anderson Actor
Bradford Anderson

Bradford Anderson is a five-time Emmy Award-nominated actor best known as the hacker “Damian Spinelli” on ABC’s General Hospital. Other notable TV credits include recurring roles on Homeland and Veronica Mars, and guest appearances on NCIS LA, Castle, Minority Report, among others.

Bruce Thomas Actor
Bruce Thomas

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.

Christian Kane Actor
Christian Kane

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.

Christopher Jackson Actor
Christopher Jackson

An American actor, singer, musician, and composer. He began his career in 1995 starring in the Off-Broadway musical Time and the Wind by composer Galt MacDermot at the age of 20. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 as an ensemble member in the original Broadway cast of Disney’s The Lion King. He remained with the show for several years, ultimately taking over the role of Simba. He went on to perform leading roles in several more Broadway musicals and plays, including After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Memphis. He drew critical acclaim in several projects with Lin-Manuel Miranda: originating the roles of Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in the smash hit Hamilton. For the latter role he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also collaborated with Miranda on the Disney film Moana in which he provides the singing voice of Chief Tui. His other film work includes secondary roles in After.Life and Tracers.

Jackson currently stars as Chunk Palmer in the main cast of the CBS television drama Bull.

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 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

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.

Joel Murray Actor
Joel Murray

Joel is a versatile writer-director-actor. The youngest of the nine Murrays is a veteran of over 250 sit-com episodes. He has been a series regular on the comedies Grand, Pacific Station, Love and War, Dharma and Greg, and Still Standing. On the dramatic side, Joel played Freddy Rumsen on AMC’s Mad Men as well as Eddie Jackson on Showtime’s Shameless. He starred in Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy, God Bless America, and can be heard playing Don Carlton in the Pixar prequel, Monsters University. Joel has been in numerous films including One Crazy Summer, Scrooged, Long Gone, The Artist, Hatchet, Lay the Favorite. Sophie and The Rising Sun, Mr. Pig, Bloodsucking Bastards, Lamb, Seven Minutes, and The Last Word. Joel enjoyed five years at The Second City in Chicago and still performs frequently all over the US and Canada with Whose Live Anyway. He can be seen in the upcoming Starz series Heels.

Kelley Lovelace Songwriter
Kelley Lovelace

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.

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

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.

Lexi Simonsen Actor
Lexi Simonsen

Lexi Simonsen is an Actress and Content Creator. She grew up in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles when she was 17 years old to pursue a career in the industry. She’s best known for her role as “Erin” in the action-packed feature film “The 2nd” on Netflix.  Projects in post-production are films “Good Side of Bad” where Lexi plays a recently diagnosed schizophrenic, and “Addy Daddy,” a coming of age feature film. Outside of acting, Lexi loves to dance, write, sew and of course…play golf.  She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Manolo Vega Golfer
Manolo Vega

Golf personality, instructor, commentator, and player.  Born into a Latino family of golf professionals had a club in his hand at the age of two.  Resides in Spain, Mexico, and Los Angeles, CA.  Fluent in both Spanish and English, Manolo is revolutionizing the golf world and bringing a flare and awareness to the game yet to be seen!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ron Duguay Athlete
Ron Duguay

Is a Canadian former professional NHL hockey player of 12 seasons having played over 1000 games reaching All-Star status with the NY Rangers. His post-career included coaching 4 seasons at the minor league level here in Jacksonville winning a championship then went on to do television as a hockey analyst for MSG TV in NY city for 12 years winning 2 Emmy Awards. He is now employed by the NY Post hosting their hockey podcast and the NY Rangers as an Ambassador in the local communities.

Sam Hennings Actor
Sam Hennings

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.

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

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

Tim Nichols Songwriter
Tim Nichols

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

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.’”