29th July ~ a very happy birthday today to ~ Martina McBride ~ Josh Radnor ~ Geddy Lee ~ Stephen Dorff & James Otto ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Martina McBride

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Martina McBride
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Martina McBride performing in 2010
Background information
Birth name Martina Mariea Schiff
Born July 29, 1966 (age 47)
Sharon, Kansas, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country, country pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels RCA Nashville,
Republic Nashville
Vinyl Recordings
Kobalt[1]
Associated acts Paul Worley, Jim Brickman
Website www.martinamcbride.com

Martina Mariea Schiff (born July 29, 1966), known professionally as Martina McBride, is an American country music singer and songwriter. McBride has been called the “Celine Dion of Country Music” for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range.[2]

McBride was signed to RCA Nashville in 1991, and made her debut the following year as a neo-traditionalist country singer with the single, “The Time Has Come.”[3] Over time, she developed a pop-styled crossover sound, similar to that of Faith Hill and Shania Twain, and has had a string of major hit singles on the Billboard country chart and occasionally on the adult contemporary chart. Five of these singles went to No. 1 on the country chart between 1995 and 2001, and one peaked at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart in 2003.

McBride has recorded a total of eleven studio albums, one greatest hits compilation, one “live” album, a Christmas compilation, as well as two additional compilation albums. Seven of her studio albums and two of her compilations have received an RIAA Gold certification, or higher. In the U.S. she has sold over 14 million albums. In addition, McBride has won the Country Music Association‘s “Female Vocalist of the Year” award four times (tied with Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music‘s “Top Female Vocalist” award three times.

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Josh Radnor

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Josh Radnor
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Radnor at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Born Joshua Thomas Radnor
July 29, 1974 (age 39)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Kenyon College (BA)
Tisch School of the Arts (M.A.)
Occupation Actor, film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present

Joshua Thomas “Josh” Radnor (born July 29, 1974) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. In 2012, he wrote, directed and starred in his second film, Liberal Arts, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.[

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Geddy Lee

 

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Geddy Lee
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Lee playing his Fender Jazz bass at a 2008 live performance at the Xcel Energy Center
Background information
Birth name Gary Lee Weinrib
Born July 29, 1953 (age 60)
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
Genres Progressive rock, hard rock,heavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, keyboards,synthesizers, guitar
Years active 1968–present
Labels Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Associated acts Rush, Big Dirty Band
Website rush.com
Notable instruments
Geddy Lee Signature model Jazz Bass
Rickenbacker 4001
Fender Precision Bass
Custom Wal basses
Steinberger basses

Geddy Lee Weinrib (born Gary Lee Weinrib, July 29, 1953), OC,[1][2] known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones.[3] In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee’s first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.

An award-winning musician, Lee’s style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock musicians such as Cliff Burton of Metallica,[4] Steve Harris of Iron Maiden,[5] John Myung of Dream Theater,[6] andLes Claypool of Primus.[7] Along with his Rush bandmates – guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart – Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group.[8] Lee is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal vocalists of all time

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Stephen Dorff

 

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Stephen Dorff
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Born July 29, 1973 (age 40)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Other names Brad Matlock
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola‘s Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, andSpace Truckers

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James Otto

 

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James Otto
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Background information
Birth name James Allen Otto
Born July 29, 1973 (age 40)
Origin Fort Lewis, Washington, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Rhythm guitar
Years active 2002-present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Warner Bros. Nashville
Associated acts Big & Rich
Jay DeMarcus
Jamey Johnson
Website Official website

James Allen Otto (born July 29, 1973) is an American country music artist who is a member of the MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians known for their “country music without prejudice”. Otto began his career onMercury Nashville Records in 2002, charting three minor singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and recording his debut album Days of Our Lives for the label before being dropped in 2004.

In late 2007, he signed to Warner Bros. Records. His second album, Sunset Man, was released in April 2008. It was produced by John Rich (of Big & Rich) and Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts), the latter of whom is Otto’s brother-in-law. The lead-off single to Sunset Man, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You“, became Otto’s first Number One hit, as well as the Number One country single of 2008 according to Billboard.

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