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Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw
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McGraw performing for the United States Air Force in 2003
Background information
Birth name Samuel Timothy McGraw
Born May 1, 1967 (age 46)
Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Curb
Big Machine
Associated acts Faith HillThe Dancehall Doctors
Website timmcgraw.com

Samuel Timothy “Tim” McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Many of McGraw’s albums and singles have topped the country music charts with total album sales in excess of 40 million units in the US, making him the eighth best-selling artist, and the third best-selling country singer, in the Soundscan era. He is married to country singer Faith Hill and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw.

McGraw had 11 consecutive albums debut at Number One on the Billboard albums charts. Twenty-five singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. He has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, 10 American Music Awards, and three People’s Choice Awards. His Soul2Soul II Tour with Faith Hill is the highest grossing tour in country music history, and one of the top five among all genres of music.[1]

McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side (with Sandra Bullock), Friday Night LightsThe Kingdom, and Four Christmases(with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon), and lead roles in Flicka (2006) and Country Strong (2010). He was a minority owner of the Arena Football League‘s Nashville KatsTaylor Swift‘s debut single, “Tim McGraw“, refers to him and his song, “Can’t Tell Me Nothin'”.[2]

In acknowledgement of his grandfather’s Italian heritage, McGraw was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 2004, receiving the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music during the Foundation’s 29th Anniversary Gala.

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Judy Collins

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Judy Collins
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Judy Collins performing at The Bromeley Family Theater in Bradford, Pennsylvania, on February 5, 2009
Background information
Birth name Judith Marjorie Collins
Born May 1, 1939 (age 74)
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Rock and rollPopFolk
Occupations Singersongwritermusician,actress
Instruments Vocalspianoguitar
Years active 1959–present
Labels Elektra Records
Geffen/MCA Records
Mesa Bluemoon/Rhino/Atlantic Records
Wildflower Records
Associated acts Leonard Cohen
Bob Dylan
Ian Tyson
Joni Mitchell
Joan Baez
Website judycollins.com

Judith Marjorie “Judy” Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.

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Ray Parker, Jr.

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Ray Parker, Jr.
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Parker in March 2013
Background information
Birth name Ray Erskine Parker, Jr.
Born May 1, 1954 (age 59)
Origin Detroit, MichiganU.S.
Genres R&Bjazz-fusionfunksoul
Occupations Guitaristsingersongwriter,record producercomposer
Instruments Guitarpianovocalsdrums
Years active 1973–present
Labels AristaGeffenMCA
Associated acts Raydio
Jerry Knight
Barry White
Website Official website

Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the motion picture Ghostbusters, for his solo hits, and performing with his band Raydio, and Barry White.

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Rita Coolidge

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Rita Coolidge
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Rita Coolidge performing at an outdoor concert in Seattle in September 2002.
Background information
Birth name Rita Coolidge
Born May 1, 1945 (age 68)
Origin LafayetteTennessee, United States
Genres Poppiano rockadult contemporarycountryNative American,[1] soft rock
Occupations Singer–songwriter
Instruments Vocalspiano
Years active 1969–present
Labels A&MMonumentAtticAlpha,SpectrumPony Canyon,Caliber/CritiqueBeacon,InnerworksConcord
Associated acts Eric ClaptonLeon RussellKris KristoffersonJoe Cocker
Website www.ritacoolidge.com

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard’popcountry,adult contemporary and jazz charts[1] and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician Kris Kristofferson.

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John Woo

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John Woo
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John Woo attending the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
Chinese name 吳宇森 (traditional)
Jyutping Ng4 Jyu5 Sam1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born May 1946 (age 67)
GuangzhouGuangdong ProvinceChina
Occupation Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor
Spouse(s) Annie Woo
John Woo
Simplified Chinese 吴宇森
Traditional Chinese 吳宇森

John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-ShengNg Yu-Sum; born May 1 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.[1] He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion.[2] Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better TomorrowThe KillerHard Boiled, and Red Cliff.[2] His Hollywood films include Hard TargetBroken Arrow,Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II.[2] He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr inThe Observer in 2002 as “arguably the most influential director making movies today”.[3] Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean‘s Lawrence of ArabiaAkira Kurosawa‘s Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville‘s Le Samouraï.[2]

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