The first 20-plus years of Sam Moore’s sensational career began by lending his unmistakable lead vocals to soul duo Sam & Dave. The 1967 smash hit “Soul Man,” catapulted the duo’s career up the Pop and R&B Charts, selling more than 10 million records worldwide and ultimately an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Moore also scored critical acclaim and numerous awards as a solo artist for more than 35 years, performing at some of the world’s most iconic and notable venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Nippon Budokan, The John F. Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Moore has recently joined Florida International University (FIU) as an Artist in Residence for their Center of Humanities to build a program around the artist histories that shaped our culture through music.
The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues. Moore was initially set to be honored with an all-star tribute concert, but like many other planned events for 2020, the tribute has taken on a decidedly different form. Receiving videos from far and wide, Moore was surprised today through a virtual birthday greeting card and salute coordinated by Florida International University with messages from Jon Bon Jovi, T. Graham Brown, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Israel Del Toro, Zucchero Fornaciari, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, Deana Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Brenda Russell, Valerie Simpson, Sting, Travis Tritt, and many more! After an invitation-only Zoom gathering Monday evening, select videos will roll out to Moore’s Facebook page as well as his official website, sammoore.net.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Mac Davis has passed away at age 78. Some of his most legendary hits as an artist include, “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” “Naughty Girl,” “Texas In My Rear View Mirror,” and “Hooked On Music.” As a songwriter, Davis penned hits for artists such as Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, B.J. Thomas, Bobby Goldsboro, Vicki Carr, Perry Como, and many more. While living in California, Davis began acting, appearing in The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard In Hollywood, Murder She Wrote, Where The Red Fern Grows, Beer For My Horses, and more. Davis was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.
SAM MOORE, CYNDI LAUPER, BRANDI CARLILE, CHRIS ISAAK, JASON ISBELL AND MORE TO PERFORM IN HONOR OF 2020 RECORDING ACADEMY® SPECIAL MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Recording Academy® will honor its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients with “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and tribute concert hosted by Jimmy Jam on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.
Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry member and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning, Monday, July 6th at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was 83.
Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn the Loss of Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon Little Richard
Grammy Award winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Little Richard, the mastermind behind legendary hits “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Tutti Frutti” and many more, has passed away at the age of 87. Little Richard’s music broke racial barriers and his impressionable style shattered all that was standard. The eccentric star paved the way for other stand-out acts with his unique nature, flamboyant flair and inspiring innovations to culture. With an unmatched career of stellar achievements, the musical giant leaves behind an unforgettable legacy. Little Richard was not only a distinct entertainer but a friend to many in the music industry.
Garth Brooks with Sam Moore (download high res photo) Airs Friday, Oct. 18 on PBS As Part Of "Great Performances" Series AWARDS SHOW AND TRIBUTE CONCERT FEATURES ALL-STAR LINEUP HONORING 2019 RECORDING ACADEMY™ SPECIAL MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Sam...
Sam & Dave’s 1967 Hit Single “Soul Man” Inducted Into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
Tune In to CBS Evening News at 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT To Watch Sam Moore Tell The Story Of "Soul Man" Moore finally reveals the real story behind how "Play It Steve" landed in the original recording WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man"; the...
Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Featured On New “Crossfire” Single, Released By Stevie Ray Vaughan Bandmate and Fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans feat. Joe Bonamassa
New recording honors Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Wynans' unforgettable work with Double Trouble Moore joins an All-Star guest lineup including Bonamassa, Vince Gill, Jack Pearson (Allman Brothers), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb' Mo', Warren Haynes, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie),...
ICYMI: Five Years Ago Sam Moore Featured In Nancy Comic Strip In Advance Of Christmas NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore's Grammy award-winning voice has been heard around the globe, across multiple music genres connecting audiences of all...
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