Roger aspired to become a country music singer since he was six years old. He started learning how to play piano in the second grade, but didn't learn guitar until he was a student at Tuloso-Midway High School, he was always found singing to himself during his early years. After high school, Roger earned a degree in business. Roger went on to Texas A&M University in College Station to earn a degree in agriculture. In College Station, the Texas Music Revolution helped. Since the release of his first album in 1998, Roger has become a fixture on the Texas Music scene, becoming known for his high energy performances and large following. Roger and his band invite fans every summer to travel with them to Playa del Mexico. In August 2006 Roger climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Back home, the band continued to tour without Roger under the name The Kilimanjaros. In the summer of 2007 Roger traveled to France to take part in the Festival Country Rendez-Vous. Roger lives in Houston, Texas, but travels all around the USA and around other parts of the world due to touring pre-occupations.
Allen Huff - piano, accordion, vocals Jason Broussard - drums Bryce Clarke - lead guitar, acoustic guitar Stormy Cooper - bass guitar Aleph Yonker - fiddle, lead guitar, vocalsRoger's dad, Bill Creager joins his son onstage providing vocals on songs such as "Rancho Grande." His younger brother, has joined Roger on stage and has become a fan-favorite with songs such as "Please Come to Boston". "The Everclear Song" "Fun All Wrong" "I Got The Guns" "Love" "Rancho Grande" "Things Look Good Around Here" "Long Way To Mexico" "Love Is Crazy" "Love Is So Sweet" "A Good Day for Sunsets" "I'm From The Beer Joint" "Bad Friend to a Good Man" Roger Creager
James Garner was an American actor and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files, played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily, Grand Prix, Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria, Murphy's Romance, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Space Cowboys with Clint Eastwood, The Notebook. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner on April 7, 1928, in Norman, the youngest of three sons of Weldon Warren Bumgarner and Mildred Scott, his older brothers were Jack Garner and Charles Bumgarner, a school administrator who died in 1984. His family was Methodist, his mother died. After their mother's death and his brothers were sent to live with relatives. Garner was reunited with his family in 1934. Garner's father remarried several times.
Garner came to hate one of his stepmothers, who beat all three boys. He said that his stepmother punished him by forcing him to wear a dress in public; when he was 14 years old, he fought with her, knocking her down and choking her to keep her from killing him in retaliation. She left the family and never returned, his brother Jack commented, "She was a damn no-good woman". Garner's last stepmother was Grace, whom he said he loved and called "Mama Grace", felt that she was more of a mother to him than anyone else had been. After the war, Garner joined his father in Los Angeles and enrolled at Hollywood High School, where he was voted the most popular student. A high school gym teacher recommended him for a job modeling Jantzen bathing suits, it paid well, but in his first interview for the Archives of American Television, he said he hated modeling. He played football and basketball at Norman High School, competed on the track and golf teams. However, he dropped out in his senior year. In a 1976 Good Housekeeping magazine interview, he admitted, "I was a terrible student and I never graduated from high school, but I got my diploma in the Army."
Shortly after his father's marriage to Wilma broke up, his father moved to Los Angeles, leaving Garner and his brothers in Norman. After working at several jobs he disliked, Garner joined the United States Merchant Marine at age 16 near the end of World War II, he liked the work and his shipmates. Garner enlisted in the California Army National Guard, he went to Korea for 14 months, as a rifleman in the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War part of the 24th Infantry Division. He was wounded twice, first in the face and hand by shrapnel from a mortar round, the second time in the buttocks from friendly fire from U. S. fighter jets as he dived head first into a foxhole. Garner received the Purple Heart in Korea for the first wound, he qualified for a second Purple Heart, but he did not receive it until 1983, 32 years after the event. In 1954, Paul Gregory, a friend whom Garner had met while attending Hollywood High School, persuaded Garner to take a nonspeaking role in the Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, where he was able to study Henry Fonda night after night.
During the week of Garner's death, TCM broadcast most of his movies, introduced by Robert Osborne, who said that Fonda's gentle, sincere persona rubbed off on Garner to Garner's benefit. Garner subsequently moved to television commercials and to television roles. In 1955, Garner was considered for the lead role in the Western series Cheyenne, but that role went to Clint Walker because the casting director could not reach Garner in time. Garner wound up playing an Army officer in the "Cheyenne" pilot, his first film appearances were in The Girl He Left Behind and Toward the Unknown in 1956. In 1957, he had a supporting role in the TV anthology series episode on Conflict entitled "Man from 1997," portraying Maureen's brother "Red"; the series' producer Roy Huggins noted in his Archive of American Television interview that he subsequently cast Garner as the lead in Maverick due to his comedic facial expressions while playing scenes in "Man from 1997" that were not written to be comical. He changed his last name from Bumgarner to Garner after the studio had credited him as "James Garner" without permission.
He legally changed it upon the birth of his first child, when he decided she had too many names. Garner was advised by financial adviser Irving Leonard, who advised Clint Eastwood in the late 1950s and 1960s. After several feature film roles, including Sayonara with Marlon Brando, Garner got his big break playing the role of professional gambler Bret Maverick in the Western series Maverick from 1957-1960. Only Garner and series creator Roy Huggins thought Maverick could compete with The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show; the show immediately made Garner a household name. Garner was the lone star of Maverick for the first seven episodes, but production demands forced the studio, Warner Brothers, to create a Maverick brother, Bart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American film and theater actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected him as the greatest male star of classic American cinema. Bogart began acting in Broadway shows after World War I. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, he began his movie career in Up the River, a comedy directed by John Ford; the film starred Spencer Tracy. Bogart appeared in various supporting parts, struggling for several years, sometimes portraying gangsters due to his resemblance to John Dillinger, he was praised for his work in The Petrified Forest, his big break into the Warner Bros. gangster pantheon. Bogart had originated the role of Duke Mantee in the 1935 Broadway production, but Warner Bros. wanted to cast the much better-known actor Edward G. Robinson for the film adaptation—however Leslie Howard, who played the protagonist in both the play and the film, insisted on Bogart being given the part.
Bogart's breakthrough from supporting roles to A-list stardom came in 1941 with his performances in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. His first true romantic lead role came when he appeared alongside Ingrid Bergman in 1942's Casablanca, breaking his being typecast as a gangster, he and Lauren Bacall starred together in To Have and Have Not. After they married, she played his love interest in The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo. Bogart starred in The African Queen with Katharine Hepburn, The Caine Mutiny with Fred MacMurray, Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn, The Barefoot Contessa with Ava Gardner, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Casablanca and The Caine Mutiny, won for The African Queen. Bogart was born on Christmas Day 1899 in New York City, the eldest child of Belmont DeForest Bogart and Maud Humphrey. Belmont was the only child of the unhappy marriage of Adam Watkins Bogart, a Canandaigua, New York innkeeper, his wife, Julia, a wealthy heiress; the name "Bogart" derives from the Dutch surname "Bogaert".
Belmont and Maud married in June 1898. Young Humphrey was non-practicing for most of his adult life; the precise date of Bogart's birth has been cleared up. Warner Bros. listed his birthdate, throughout his career, but Clifford McCarty maintained that the studio publicity department had altered it from January 23, 1900 "to foster the view that a man born on Christmas Day couldn't be as villainous as he appeared to be on screen". The "corrected" January birthdate subsequently appeared—and in some cases, remains—in many otherwise authoritative sources. Biographers Ann M. Sperber and Eric Lax documented, that Bogart always celebrated his birthday on December 25, listed it as such on official records, such as his marriage license. Lauren Bacall confirmed in her autobiography that his birthday was always celebrated on Christmas Day, adding that he joked that he was cheated out of a present every year because of it. Sperber and Lax noted that a birth announcement, printed in the Ontario County Times on January 10, 1900 rules out the possibility of a January 23 birthdate.
Bogart's father, was a cardiopulmonary surgeon. His mother, was a commercial illustrator who received her art training in New York and France, including study with James Abbott McNeill Whistler, she became art director of the fashion magazine The Delineator and a militant suffragette. She used a drawing of baby Humphrey in a well-known advertising campaign for Mellins Baby Food. In her prime, she made over $50,000 a year a vast sum and far more than her husband's $20,000; the Bogarts lived in a fashionable Upper West Side apartment, had an elegant cottage on a 55-acre estate on Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York. As a youngster, Humphrey's gang of friends at the lake would put on theatricals. Bogart had two younger sisters and Catherine Elizabeth, his parents were busy in their careers and fought. Formal, they showed little emotion towards their children. Maud told her offspring to call her "Maud" not "Mother", showed little if any physical affection for them; when pleased she "lapped you on the shoulder the way a man does", Bogart recalled.
"I was brought up unsentimentally but straightforwardly. A kiss, in our family, was an event. Our mother and father didn't glug over my two sisters and me."As a boy, Bogart was teased for his curls, the "cute" pictures his mother had him pose for, the Little Lord Fauntleroy clothes she dressed him in, for the name "Humphrey". From his father, Bogart inherited a tendency to needle, fondness for fishing, lifelong love of boating, an attraction to strong-willed women. Bogart attended the private Delancey School until fifth grade the prestigious Trinity School, he was an sullen student who showed no interest in after-school activities. He went to the elite boarding school Phillips Academy, where he was admitted based on family connections, his parents hoped he would go on to Yale. Several reasons have been given: one claims that it was for throwing the headmaster into Rabbit Pond on campus. Another cites smoking, poor academic performance, a
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. known professionally as B.o. B, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and conspiracy theorist from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o. B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who introduced him to TJ Chapman, who subsequently brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin signed B.o. B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. Two years Jonsin and B.o. B signed a joint venture deal, with Atlantic Records and American rapper T. I.'s Grand Hustle Records. B.o. B rose to fame after his commercial debut single "Nothin' on You", reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom, he would release his third single "Airplanes", which topped several major music charts. His fifth single "Magic", became his 3rd top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. B.o. B's debut studio album The Adventures of Bobby Ray, preceded by two extended plays and several mixtapes, was released in April 2010; the album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified 2× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2016.
B.o. B was named the ninth "Hottest MC in the Game of 2010" on their annual list. B.o. B released his second studio album Strange Clouds, in May 2012; the album spawned six singles. The album's eponymous lead single became his fourth top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100; the singles "So Good", "Both of Us" and "Out of My Mind", followed behind, with the former two being certified platinum by the RIAA. The album itself debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, his third album Underground Luxury, was released in December 2013 and supported by the lead single "HeadBand". In August 2015, B.o. B unexpectedly released a new project Psycadelik Thoughtz, via digital distribution, with little-to-no promotion. B.o. B is an outspoken believer that the earth is flat. B.o. B was born in North Carolina, he played the trumpet in his school band from elementary school through high school. Although his parents wanted him to continue his education, B.o. B decided in sixth grade that he wanted to pursue a music career.
His father, a pastor, disapproved of his son's choices, until he realized B.o. B was using music as a form of therapy and a creative outlet. B.o. B reflected on his experience, saying, "They've always supported me, they got my first keyboard to make beats on and they helped me out getting equipment here and there. But it was kind of hard for them to understand what I was trying to accomplish." B.o. B attended Columbia High School in Decatur, where he played the trumpet in the school band, until he landed a record deal and decided to drop out of school in the ninth grade. In 2002, after meeting his mentor and co-manager B- Rich at the age of 14, B.o. B sold his first beat to former Slip-n-Slide recording artist Citti, for a song titled "I'm the Cookie Man". Meanwhile, B.o. B felt he had made it: "I went and blew all of my money on fast stuff like a chain and ballin'. Soon I was broke again, but I learned two important things from it. Back to square one, B.o. B continued performing at open mics and underground venues, to perfect his craft.
In 2006, because he was underage, B- Rich helped sneak B.o. B into Club Crucial, a night club owned by Atlanta-based rapper T. I.. There, B.o. B performed a song titled "Cloud 9", a self-produced, spoken word-like ode to marijuana. In attendance was producer and industry veteran, T. J. Chapman, chief executive officer of TJ's DJ's. Chapman agreed to co-manage B.o. B, which only a month led to B.o. B's signing with Atlantic Records and subsidiary imprint Rebel Rock, run by Florida-based producer Jim Jonsin, his first single for Atlantic, 2007's "Haterz Everywhere", reached the top five of Billboard's Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart. Along with his solo production career, B.o. B is part of a production/rap group called HamSquad, along with Playboy Tre, DJ Swatts, DJ Smooth, Moss B, B-Rich and TJ Chapman. B.o. B first began to gain recognition at the start of 2007; the underground single, "Haterz Everywhere" featuring Wes Fif, gained the rapper attention by peaking at number 5 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
The remix to "Haterz Everywhere" featuring Rich Boy, was included used in the video game Fight Night Round 4, a music video was released for that version. Another single, "I'll Be in the Sky", was released in 2008 and it has reached at number 15 on the same charts. About.com called the song a "smart, funky artrap and a strong prelude to his album" and included it at number 13 on its subjective ranking "Top 100 Rap Songs of 2008". Incidentally, another song produced by B.o. B called "Generation Lost", listed alongside the song, on the ranking at number 32; this was followed by another single titled "Don't Let Me Fall". B.o. B made his first big feature appearing on T. I.'s acclaimed album Paper Trail, on the song "On Top of the World", alongside fellow Atlanta-based rapper Ludacris. In 2008, it was revealed he would appear on the cover of XXL magazine, along with Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton and Wale as part of their "Hip-Hop's Class of'09" issue. In October 2008, B.o. B was featured on the cover of Vibe along with some of these same young musicians and was identified as promising young talent.
From 2007 to 2008, B.o. B released four mixtapes. My Name is B.o. B Who the F#*k is B.o. B? and two extended plays. In 2008, it was revealed B.o. B was included in XXL's 2009 annual Freshman Class, was featured on the cover alongside fellow up-and-coming rappers Asher Roth, Wale
Cory Morrow is a Texas Country singer/songwriter who has gained popularity throughout the Southwest. Morrow started playing guitar at Memorial High School in Houston, he continued to develop as a musician while attending Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. In 1993, Morrow moved to Texas to pursue music as a career, he is considered part of the Red Dirt music scene, that differentiates itself from the popular Nashville music scene. Morrow has sold over 200,000 albums independently. Morrow's 2002 release Outside the Lines reached No. 28 on Billboard's Country Album chart, No. 3 on the magazine's Internet Sales chart, No. 8 on its Independent Album chart and No. 16 on Heatseekers chart. SoundScan ranked him No. 7 among “country debut artists” that year. Cory Morrow Official Site
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. known professionally as T. I. and Tip, is actor. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Harris is known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Harris has released ten studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Harris has released several successful singles, including Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life", the replaced the former atop the chart and helped Harris join a select group of artists to replace themselves at number one and occupy the top two positions.
Harris began to gain major recognition in 2003, following his first high-profile feature, on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's single, "Never Scared". Harris earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik, which includes the Top 40 songs, "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away"; the next year, Harris appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit, "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne, released his third album Urban Legend. His subsequent albums, King and T. I. vs. T. I. P. generated high record sales and were supported by popular singles, such as "What You Know" and "Big Shit Poppin'", respectively. Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail, became his most successful project, with the album being certified gold for first-week sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States, additionally making it his third consecutive number one album. In 2013, Harris was featured on Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts.
In November 2013, Harris announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, after his 10-year contract with Atlantic came to an end. He released his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, Harris announced he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. Harris has won three Grammy Awards. Harris has served two terms in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U. S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison, he released No Mercy. Harris has had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Get Hard, Identity Thief, the Ant-Man films, he is a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph, both of which were released to moderate success. Harris has starred in the American reality television series T. I.'s Road to Redemption, T. I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, The Grand Hustle. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, the son of Clifford "Buddy" Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan.
He was raised by his grandparents in Atlanta's Center Hill neighborhood just off Bankhead Highway. His father resided in New York City, he would go there to visit. Buddy Harris died from the disease. Through his grandmother, he is of Cherokee descent. T. I. Began rapping at age eight, he attended Douglass High School, but dropped out. His stage name came from his childhood nickname "Tip", after his paternal great-grandfather, he was once known as Rubber Band Man, a reference to the custom of wearing rubber bands around the wrist to denote wealth in terms of drugs or money. In 1996, T. I. befriended local rapper Big Kuntry King, together they sold mixtapes out of the trunk of their car. Kawan "KP" Prather, a record executive, discovered T. I. and signed him to his record label Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment. Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 1999, he shortened his name from Tip to T. I. out of respect for Arista label-mate Q-Tip. T. I. relays the situation as: we was trying to release my first album.
The people who had to market, and, you know, just spread the word on it communicated that it was somewhat difficult or confusing to have two Tips in one building. So out of respect and just the legendary reputation and career that preceded that situation, I conceded. My problem, or conflict, at the time, was now this is what I've been called all my life, what do I change my name to? So, I guess, that began to hold my project up.'What are we gonna call him?' You know what I'm saying? So at that point we had to come to some sort of a resolution, and KP, who signed me to LaFace, he just said,'OK, look man, how about T. I.?' Cause on this one record I had, it was like,'T-I-P.' I was like, ` Wait wait a minute. No; that was — you left out a letter still!' You know what I'm saying? He was like, "Well, listen man. You got something better?','No, I don't have — I don't have anything better."Well, that's what we going with, man.' So it's kinda. T. I. released his debut album, I'm Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records.
The album spawned the eponymous single. T. I.'s debut single, "I'm Serious," was released on June 26, 2001. The single failed to chart; the album features guest appearances from his Southern hip hop group P$C, Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Tro