Jo Dee Messina • Saturday, December 21st • 9PM
Jo Dee Messina is an American country music artist. She has charted nine number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album.
Macy Gray • New Year’s Eve • 9:30PM
“These were songs that I would’ve probably written in another life,” says Macy Gray in her trademark rasp. She’s been asked to identify the common denominator linking the wildly varied songs on Covered, her stunning new collection of cover songs. “And,” she continues, “they’re almost all these kind of dark love songs, which is the mood I’m in right now – to sing these I-wanna-slit-my-wrists-but-I-love-you songs. They already said what I want to say, perfectly.”
Grand Funk Railroad • Saturday, January 25th, 2014 • 9PM
One of the 1970s’ most successful hard rock bands in spite of critical pans and somewhat reluctant radio airplay (at first), Grand Funk Railroad built a devoted fan base with constant touring, a loud, simple take on the blues-rock power trio sound, and strong working-class appeal.
The Marshall Tucker Band • Saturday, February 8th, 2014 • 9PM
In the early fall of 1973 The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. The band’s recent release of their Greatest Hits album, in traditional vinyl form, is a time capsule from that period. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. More than four decades later, the new vinyl Greatest Hits release takes us back to the early years of The Marshall Tucker Band, both literally and physically.
John Waite • Saturday, March 8th • 9PM
As a solo artist and as the lead singer of the Babys and Bad English, John Waite was a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80s. Waite had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop as well. Several of his songs — including “Missing You,” the Babys’ “Isn’t It Time,” and Bad English’s “When I See You Smile” — became radio staples.
Commodores • Saturday, March 29th, 2014 • 9PM
The Commodores, Walter “Clyde” Orange, William “WAK” King and James Dean “J.D.” Nicholas, have remained a force in the music industry for over three decades. The successful Commodores of the present have not only produced six new albums, and embarked upon a world-wide tour, but have created their own record label, Commodores Records and Entertainment. Today the Commodores stand not only as talented and successful musicians, but as artists determined to continue their success into the future. “If You Haven’t Seen Them Live, You Haven’t Heard The Commodores”.
DENNIS DEYOUNG:THE MUSIC OF STYX • Saturday, April 12th, 2014 • 9PM
DENNIS DEYOUNG is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert with six piece band showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus Classic Rock Anthems RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE, ROCKIN THE PARADISE and more.
The Grass Roots • Saturday, April 26th, 2014 • 9PM
In 1965, Rob Grill and 3 others teamed up with mega-hit producer Steve Barri (The Mamas & The Papas, Tommy’s Roe, Four Tops, and Dusty Springfield) to form The Grass Roots. Since their formation The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. For almost 50 years one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations has continued to be The Grass Roots. During that time, the Grass Roots have averaged over 100 live performances each year. They have appeared on over 50 national television shows including, “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “Ed Sullivan,” “Andy Williams,” “Sonny & Cher,” “Good Morning America,”VH1 Hit-Makers,” “MTV,” and a record 16 times on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand,” and they have sold over 20 million records worldwide.