Today's exciting announcement revealing the lineup for Coachella 2012 isn't the only thing worth celebrating today. There is plenty more music news to share, including details about singer-songwriter-guitar icon John Fogerty's forthcoming acting debut on The Finder and news on Tim McGraw's latest single.
JOHN FOGERTY CREATES THEME SONG FOR THE NEW FOX SHOW, THE FINDER
GUEST STARS ON SERIES PREMIERE THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
SIGNATURE SONG, "FORTUNATE SON," HIGHLIGHTED WITH NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RECORDING FOR EPISODE
AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT JOHNFOGERTY.COM FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
John Fogerty guest stars in the series premiere of THE FINDER, Thursday, January 12 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Besides being the legendary rocker's acting debut, he wrote "Swamp Water," the theme song for the show, which marks yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that began with Creedence Clearwater Revival's first release in 1968. Fogerty also recorded a stripped-down version of his signature song "Fortunate Son" specifically for the show. This version will be available for free download at johnfogerty.com for one week only once the episode is over. THE FINDER, which was named the #1 Most Anticipated Show of the new season by TV Guide readers, was created by Hart Hanson, creator of the hit FOX series BONES.
"Here at THE FINDER, we are proud and pleased and still amazed to have enjoined a musician the caliber of John Fogerty to join our company," says Hanson. "John acts in the first episode (and we hope to have him back! He's good.), but plays one of his biggest most beloved hits -- one of my favorite songs of all time. (Hint: my production company would have been called 'Fortunate Son Productions' but somebody beat me to it.)
"And then, on top of all that, somehow we dragooned JOHN FOGERTY to write THE FINDER opening credits theme," he continues. "Yes, that's John playing and singing during our title sequence. John Fogerty is a rock 'n' roll god, an American legend, a true originator and one of the best song writers of all time. When he sang and played on THE FINDER set, we all stood in awed silence and grinned at each other. If just the smallest skritch of John's magic rubs off on us, then we'll be forever grateful."
In the episode, Fogerty has his stolen guitar returned to him by Iraq war veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults). When the guitar is returned, Fogerty thanks Walter and says, "all my songs were in that guitar."
THE FINDER is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, Dan Sackheim and Vahan Moosekian are executive producers.
John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music's all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock 'n' roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among his many honors are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards' prestigious "BMI Icon," and Performance Magazine's "Theater Tour of the Year" Award. In addition, Fogerty and "Centerfield" were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies - the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies.
TIM McGRAW DIGITAL SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC RELEASES TODAY (JANUARY 10)
(Nashville, Tennessee) -- January 10, 2012 – Curb Records is announcing a January 10, 2012 digital single release from the forthcoming new Tim McGraw album Emotional Traffic.
"The One That Got Away" – will be available for single download as the fourth of five song releases planned in advance of the new McGraw studio album which will street on January 24, 2012.
Emotional Traffic reaches retail as a 12 song collection and marks McGraw’s first delivery package of new music since the 2009 release of his Southern Voice album. Included on the album is McGraw’s latest #1 single, Felt Good On My Lips, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks and set a new industry milestone. With a cumulative of 69 weeks at #1 over the course of 32 chart topping single releases, McGraw established a record as the artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart since the chart was established on the Nielsen BDS system in January of 1990.
The much anticipated new McGraw album also features his latest Curb single release "Better Than I Used To Be" which the artist termed “one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded,” in a recent interview.
Curb’s release of "The One That Got Away" on iTunes on January 10 will be followed by the label’s announcement of a fourth single targeted to build market awareness of the new McGraw album coming on January 24.
22 YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN ROCKER LAURA WILDE SET TO RELEASE HER DEBUT ALBUM SOLD MY SOUL JANUARY 31, 2012; FIRST SINGLE IS THE TITLE TRACK “SOLD MY SOUL,” WHICH GOES TO RADIO ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, FOLLOWED BY A SUPER FUN ACCOMPANYING VIDEO; LAURA ALSO OPENS FOR LEIF GARRETT ON HIS FINAL SHOW FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AT THE WHISKY A GO GO IN HOLLYWOOD
Los Angeles, CA: Laura Wilde’s long-awaited album Sold My Soul is finally dropping on January 31, 2012. Laura will tour and release singles and videos to support the album. Her first show is supporting Leif Garrett in his final live performance at Hollywood’s Whisky a Go Go on Friday, January 13. “It's truly an honor to be opening for Leif Garrett. My respect goes out to him for being a multi-gold and platinum recording artist and successful actor. I can't wait to meet him and share the stage,” Laura says.
22 year-old Laura has been compared to Lita Ford, Pat Benatar and even Chrissie Hynde. Gorgeous, talented, and tough-yet-feminine at the same time, Laura Wilde and her signature Flying V are set to rock the States and beyond. A gifted songwriter and self-taught musician, Laura s already known in her native Melbourne, Australia, and is looking forward to conquering the US next. I'm so excited to finally be releasing my debut album. It has been the culmination of a lot of hard work...but I'm not popping any champagne corks yet. I'm really keen to get out on the road to promote it. I hope my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I've enjoyed making it!”
The first album cut going to radio is the title track “Sold My Soul,” which has a very cool accompanying video. “The single ‘Sold My Soul’ was the last song I wrote on the album. It's a wish list of all of the places I've been to or would like to visit. It’s really a celebration of my arriving in a new country and wanting to really experience it.... almost like a modern day version of ‘The Wanderer’ by Dion. I'm also really proud that I wrote, recorded and played all of the instruments on it myself.”
“Making the video was so much fun. It depicts a slice of life of being out on the road with the band and the infectious camaraderie we all have amongst each other.”
Laura’s music is explosive, gritty, powerful, fearless and aggressive. Real, true rock n’ roll, which is in short supply, especially from women
“Music is pretty much the only way in which I am able to express my feelings and emotions. Being a musician is my dream job in every sense, and I enjoy all aspects of the process. I love everything from practicing to performing, from songwriting to production. It’s an unbelievably varied and interesting career to be able to pursue, and I'm quite blessed and grateful to have this amazing opportunity to do what I love exactly the way I want to do it.”