the falsetto singing style in the '60's hit, Bread and Butter?
Marching bands perform what song
Whose song was first taken into
space by an astronaut?
Whose song has been
featured in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Bette,
Trivial Pursuit, Paul Harvey, movies, greeting cards, and tributes sung
for Johnny Carson, Jonas Salk, the athletes of the Helsinki Games and the
victims of 9/11?
Who holds the
record in sheet music sales?
Who made history as
the first songwriter with simultaneous number one hits in both country
(Randy Travis) and pop (Bette Midler) charts?
has earned dual fame as both singer and songwriter. Yet one would be
hard pressed to find a common link between his two trademarks in
these separate mediums; the playful gibberish indulged by
Butter has little
in common with the sincere sentiments of Grammy award winning
Wind Beneath My
Henley's early success as a pop star may have tempted him to rest on
his laurels. But his curiosity and passionate need to write songs
have garnered him top honors including CMA Song of the Year,
ACM Song of the Year, NSAI Songwriter of the Year and
various other achievements too lengthy to list here, and made
redundant by the fact that he has been nominated to the
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Wind Beneath My
Wings has evolved into
a familiar slogan. Granted, its proximity to the six million mark in
radio airplays makes it hard to ignore. A standard at weddings and
funerals alike, it has also been material for a Playboy cartoon. Few
songs offer the succinct and sincere emotional foundation that such
versatility requires. The vast spectrum of artists who have recorded
it gives testimony to its cultural magnitude.
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