Twenty years ago, there was a documentary about Elton John released called Tantrums & Tiaras, and the title described its subject quite accurately. He is a relentless perfectionist and not everything went perfect Saturday night at the Ford Center in Evansville.
What do you get when you cross one country-singing Australian beauty and a pop/rock music legend? Well, on paper, you should get a smash duet. And Dave Spencer and I, back in 2005, were both convinced that "Where We Both Say Goodbye" was going to be just that. Catherine Britt was having chart success back home in the Land Down Under and, with her move to Nashville, she was primed for
The monarchy has always fascinated me. Yes, other countries have kings and queens, but the tradition in England is what is etched in our minds. The crowns, the throne, the whole big show, it's what makes the British monarchy an enduring institution. Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year and she's one of the rare leaders to see a 60-year reign, the other being Queen Victor
Last night, our remaining 11 contestants on American Idol took on the songbook of Sir Elton John, and, for me, it was the first time this season that contestants really showed what they're made of. From top to bottom, the show was one of the strongest episodes of Idol in years. So, who was the cream of the crop, the top of the heap? And who's going to say "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!"