515-B N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
Folk | Americana
GA tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Table seats are $18.75 in advance, $23.75 at the door.
Online and phone sales close at 5:00 pm day of show.
Doors open at 6:00 pm.
If you watch TV, go to the movies, or listen to the radio, you already know Jill Colucci.......
Jill has made her mark on Country Radio as a songwriter with hit songs such as Song of the Year "No One Else On Earth" by Wynonna Judd and #1 Award winning songs "I’m Gonna Be Somebody" and "Anymore" by Travis Tritt. Jill's songs have sold over 20 million records worldwide! Jill received her first gold records with Anne Murray and Gloria Loring. Other artists who have recorded her songs include: Lacy J. Dalton, Michelle Wright, Richard Carpenter, Kennedy Rose, Larry Stewart, Mark Beeson, Andy Childs and Akina Nakamori.
Her slightly raspy singing voice has been sought out by major film studios, television producers and national commercial producers. She is the songwriter and vocalist for ABC's "America’s Funniest Home Videos" theme song entitled "The Funny Things You Do". For three consecutive years, she sang ABC’s network theme song "Something's Happening Here on ABC". She performed Kenny Loggin's "Celebrate Me Home" for the Disney Channel’s network theme. Her national TV and radio commercials include Toyota, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Coors Beer, Burger King, Oldsmobile, Taco Bell, Chevrolet, Glidden Paint, and many more.
Jill has been lead vocalist for numerous feature films including Julia Robert's first film Mystic Pizza, Where The Boys Are, Taps, All The Right Moves and White Water Summer. She wrote the song "Paradise", which was featured in White Water Summer and Little Nikita.
Jill travels around the world singing and performing her songs. Performing Arts Centers, Theatres, house concerts and churches are among her favorite venues. She also enjoys speaking at workshops and special events.
Although Jill has enjoyed much commercial success, she has also experienced great loss. She refers to this period in her life as, “The Lost Decade.” During this time, her music changed, her heart was opened more fully, and her songs became the vehicles for her healing. Her upcoming CD, which will be released in June, is an expression of her triumph over loss and the manifestation of her new path in life. Jill is dedicating these songs to all those who have experienced any kind of loss in their lives, hoping once again to prove that music heals... and speaks... louder than words.
Few voices have the power to cut to the bone like Pam Rose’s. Layer that over her profound songwriting gift and her consummate musicianship on an assortment of instruments, and you begin to get a glimpse of a real artist.
With longtime writing partner Mary Ann Kennedy, Rose has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, and has won praise for her powerful alliance with Mary Ann as the acclaimed duo Kennedy Rose. The twosome won the ear of rock star Sting and recorded two CDs for his private label Pangaea Records. As an added treat, they were asked to open for him on one of his World Tours. As special guests of Emmylou Harris, Kennedy Rose also performed twice for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, and later at the Nobel Peace Prize Presentation in Oslo, Norway. As a solo artist, she has been touring with guitar virtuosos John Jorgenson and Tommy Emmanuel, and has recently rejoined Mary Ann Kennedy and Emmylou Harris to do an acoustic tour of Europe and North America in 2006 and 2007.
Born in Chattanooga, she moved with her family to Atlanta, then to Brevard County Florida where her father worked as a communications engineer for the Space Program. After majoring in Music at Florida State University, she lived in Atlanta and was mentored by musician Paul Mitchell before returning to Tennesse.
The fact that Rose has chosen to live in Nashville for most of her career has proven very beneficial for her career as a songwriter, and has added yet another facet to her range of influence. Many artists in country music as well as pop music have recorded her songs, ranging from Reba McEntire to Art Garfunkel. Some of these songs include “Ring on her Finger, Time on Her Hands”, “Safe In The Arms of Love” by Martina McBride, and the classic country/pop crossover ballad “I’ll Still Be Loving You”, by Restless Heart, which won her one of her Grammy Nominations.
Chuck Jones’ compositions embody the spirit and soul of his hometown, Memphis. He has had his songs recorded by artists as diverse as Patti Labelle, Ronnie Milsap, Shelby Lynne, Chris Ledoux, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Daniels, Deana Carter, Reba McEntire and Peter Cetera. In 1994, John Berry’s version of “Your Love Amazes Me” hit the #1 spot and also won Song Of The Year from the Country Radio Music Awards and the Music City News Country Songwriter Awards. Chuck has also had #1’s with Diamond Rio’s “Love A Little Stronger” and Billy Dean’s “It’s What I Do”. He has had over 130 “cuts”, multiple top ten singles, and various other charting singles on country and pop radio during his tenure in Nashville. In 2000 he started his own publishing company, Jonesin’ For A Hit LLC which has garnered cuts on a variety of artists ranging from Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins to Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, and Randy Houser. Chuck recently inked a new co-publishing deal with the hot new publishing company, Wide Open Music Group. Since signing, he has had songs recorded by Danny Gokey of American Idol fame, Shawn Mullins, and Jake Owen. He resides in Nashville with his wife, Becky Pommer Jones and their daughter, Savannah Grace.
All it took was holding his first guitar at the age of eighteen (1961) that was given to him by his sister’s boyfriend, Jimmy Gilmer, who had a hit song in the sixties called Sugar Shack. Within a year he was playing in a band and later became a founding member of The Illusions and landed a record deal with Dot Records. In the early sixties he and his buddies decided to leave their hometown of Amarillo, Texas, and head to Los Angeles. During that time, The Illusions became The Kitchen Cinq recording with Lee Hazelwood’s LHI label for three years and this later led to jobs with other recording bands like Armageddon and THEM (post Van Morrison) with some studio work with various recording artists on the side.
With a career spanning over forty years, Jim has been a persistent advocate for the invisible songwriter, having facilitated a songwriter support group in Huntsville, Alabama for over twenty years. After turning over the reins to fellow songwriters, the group is now affiliated with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and continues to support and mentor budding songwriters.
Jim is the creator and host of a popular show at the Von Braun Center Playhouse in Huntsville, AL called Jim Parker’s Songwriter Series where he showcases the incredible talent of hit songwriters from Los Angeles, Canada, Georgia, Nashville, TN, Muscle Shoals, AL, and surrounding areas. The dinner-theater type atmosphere has created a highly anticipated monthly event where people can listen to great songs from the people who wrote them and here the stories behind their songs. Without the songwriter there would be no music because “it all begins with a song.”