MARCH 5, 2016 — E! News can confirm Joey + Rory member Joey Feek has died after a battle with cervical cancer. She was 40 years old. “My wife’s greatest dream came true today.  She is in Heaven,” Rory Feek wrote on the blog today in a post titled A Dream Come True.

Joey + Rory is an American country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek, who are husband and wife. Joey is the duo’s lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar. The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT’s competition Can You Duet in 2008. That same year, Joey + Rory signed to Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records, releasing their debut album The Life of a Song in late October. This album’s lead-off single, “Cheater, Cheater”, was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts. Although none of their other singles made top 40 on that chart, the duo released seven studio albums in total.

The Life of a Song is the debut studio album from the country music duo Joey + Rory. The album was released on October 28, 2008 via Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records. It was produced by Carl Jackson. The album features songs which Joey and Rory sang on Can You Duet.

Source: E! News | Wikipedia 1 2

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This debut single was written and recorded by American pop singer Vanessa Carlton. OMG! I bought this CD album, not the single, a week or so after it was released. Somehow, I loved both the song and the entire package that Carlton delivered, especially with this single.

“A Thousand Miles” became Carlton’s breakthrough hit and one of the most popular songs of the year. To date, it remains Carlton’s biggest hit in the United States, and her only single to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard magazine opined, “it’s the song’s classical-tied piano hook that endures with urgency throughout the song that lends it spectacular charm, along with the artist’s vulnerable vocal style… A truly auspicious opening.”

“A Thousand Miles” is a piano-driven pop song supported by a string orchestral arrangement, in which its protagonist (Carlton) pines for her lover, from whom she has been separated. Carlton said that she wrote the song about her grandfather, who had died earlier. She has also called the song “a combination of reality and fantasy. It’s about a love that so consumes you that you do anything for it. That’s how I felt at that time”

Source of text: Wikipedia.

Image from YouTube.

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Fisher is a band consisting of songwriter Ron Wasserman and vocalist Kathy Fisher. The band is known for their selling songs through internet marketing; they received a record deal from their success at MP3.com. In 2000, Time magazine said that they were “about to become the biggest Internet-based band ever”. Their song “I Will Love You” hit #36 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart in 2000. In 2000, it was named the most downloaded song in Internet history.

Their song “You” from the 2005 album The Lovely Years was featured on the television program Bones.

Text source: Wikipedia.org.

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Bella Ferraro is an Australian singer most notable for auditioning in The X Factor Australia in 2012. When I started watching some of top videos of The X Factor and ‘Got Talent, she was one of those unassuming young girls that came out on stage wearing a polka dot dress. On that first phrase of “Skinny Love,” both the judges and the audience knew she was destined for stardom. Eventually, Ferraro finished fourth in the fourth series of The X Factor Australia.

I like her first single “Set Me on Fire” though she looks more lovely in her second single “Forgot You.”

Below is the video of her audition at The X Factor Australia 2012.

You can read more about Bella Ferraro in her Official Tumbr account and Wikipedia.org.

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Zendee Rose Tenerefe

Remember that viral YouTube video of an unknown Filipina in a backpack belting out “And I Am Telling You  (Living Without You)” at a SM Megamall karaoke sales station? Now, it’s being written and she’s being revealed in blogger-sphere and all over the net.

She’s Zendee Rose Tenerefe from the province of General Santos (GenSan). What she’s doing in SM Megamall in July is everyone’s guess. But, like our fave American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez long before she won her silver lining at the world pop music contest, Zendee Rose has also been accumulating a few YouTube videos of her own. The above video is one of them.

“Amazing grace!” is all I can say.

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Below is the original YouTube video that started spreading like wildfire – now at 700,000+ hits and going.

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