McGraw performing for the United States Air Force in 2003
|Birth name||Samuel Timothy McGraw|
|Born||May 1, 1967
Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Associated acts||Faith Hill, The Dancehall Doctors|
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.
McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side (with Sandra Bullock), Friday Night Lights, The 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 Kats. Taylor Swift‘s debut single, “Tim McGraw“, refers to him and his song, “Can’t Tell Me Nothin'”.
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.
Judy Collins performing at The Bromeley Family Theater in Bradford, Pennsylvania, on February 5, 2009
|Birth name||Judith Marjorie Collins|
|Born||May 1, 1939|
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock and roll, Pop, Folk|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician,actress|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
Mesa Bluemoon/Rhino/Atlantic Records
|Associated acts||Leonard Cohen
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.
Ray Parker, Jr.
|Ray Parker, Jr.|
Parker in March 2013
|Birth name||Ray Erskine Parker, Jr.|
|Born||May 1, 1954|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, jazz-fusion, funk, soul|
|Occupations||Guitarist, singer, songwriter,record producer, composer|
|Instruments||Guitar, piano, vocals, drums|
|Labels||Arista, Geffen, MCA|
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.
Rita Coolidge performing at an outdoor concert in Seattle in September 2002.
|Birth name||Rita Coolidge|
|Born||May 1, 1945|
|Origin||Lafayette, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Pop, piano rock, adult contemporary, country, Native American, soft rock|
|Labels||A&M, Monument, Attic, Alpha,Spectrum, Pony Canyon,Caliber/Critique, Beacon,Innerworks, Concord|
|Associated acts||Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Cocker|
Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard’s pop, country,adult contemporary and jazz charts and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician Kris Kristofferson.
John Woo attending the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
|Chinese name||吳宇森 (traditional)|
|Jyutping||Ng4 Jyu5 Sam1 (Cantonese)|
|Born||May 1946 (age 67)
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor|
John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-Sheng; Ng Yu-Sum; born May 1 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. 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. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow,Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II. 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”. Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean‘s Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa‘s Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville‘s Le Samouraï.