Monday, June 29, 2009

Download Michael Johns' Single "Heart On My Sleeve" FREE!

From his MySpace Music blog today, Michael Johns sent out the news that his single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his debut album Hold Back My Heart can now be downloaded FREE from Here's the blog he sent out today:
Free Download of My Single!

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Hey guys,

The folks at Amazon are giving away my single, "Heart on My Sleeve" for free! So if you don't already have it, head over to the link below to grab it.

My album is available there and iTunes too so don't be shy original.gif

Free MP3 Download HERE!


If you haven't already downloaded this song, you'll find it distinctly different from anything you've heard him do before. Michael Johns is an accomplished singer/songwriter whose talent is limitless. As he's so often shown in the past, he can sing any genre of music and somehow make it his own. This song stretches the boundaries of Michael's previous works into a clearly high-polished, yet soulful rendition that softly rocks with sophistication.

Although the song was written by John Shanks and James Morrison, Michael's performance easily captures the emotions expressed in the lyrics and conveys them to the listener. Beautiful song, and beautifully done. Be sure to listen to the rest of the album when you download the free single. It's completely different from the single.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michael Johns Blogs About Solo Videos

Catch the interview Michael Johns did with in the first video, he talks about his debut album Hold Back My Heart; released TODAY! You can pick up a copy at your local stores, or download it from iTunes or!


Thanks for the video news Michael, and my thanks to for providing the embed links so we can share them! Be sure to visit their site for up to the minute news on Gaming and media!

Here's what Michael wrote in his MySpace blog:

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Hey everyone,

Check out 2 new live solo performances that just went up on today! Head over to the link below to see my acoustic performances of "To Love Somebody" and "Heart on My Sleeve" plus an interview.

Let me know what you guys think! Michael Johns Video Sessions


Heart On My Sleeve

To Love Somebody

Michael Johns Live At Fresh 102.7 Radio

Watch Michael Johns interview and performance of "Heart On My Sleeve" from his radio appearance this morning on Fresh 102.7 in NYC!

For those of you that live in the NYC area, Michael will be doing a Meet N Greet at J&R's Music World, 23 Park Row at 5pm. Don't miss meeting Michael to get your copy of Hold Back My Heart signed!

Also, don't miss Michael tomorrow morning on Good Day New York!  He'll be on the show around 8:40 am. 

Meanwhile, back at the radio station, please enjoy the following videos courtesy of Fresh 102.7 FM, and listen to their station to hear Michael Johns "Heart On My Sleeve"!  Download the single FREE at!

Monday, June 22, 2009

AOL Music - Party With Michael Johns!

Join the party! According to a blog from Michael Johns, AOL Music is streaming a FULL CD Listening Party!!! You can hear Michael's entire album right now at AOL MUSIC, and buy it in stores everywhere tomorrow, or download Hold Back My Heart on iTunes and! PARTTTTYYY!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009 Listen to my new album!
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Hey guys,
My album is streaming in it's entirety over at AOL Music! Check it out and let me know what you think! The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and stores starting tomorrow.

Listen to it here: AOL MUSIC - MJ

Michael Johns Interview - New Album, New Single, New Management

Former American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Discusses Hold Back My Heart

At one of the absolute busiest times in his life, Michael Johns took the time to sit down and answer some questions for BC Magazine about his upcoming tour and new album. 

The American Idol Season 7 Finalist is just one day away from releasing his debut album, Hold Back My Heart (Downtown Records); it drops Tuesday, June 23rd.

Michael's first single "Heart On My Sleeve" from that album, was the #1 most requested song at AOL Radio when they launched a Tweet Request only radio station, and is currently climbing Billboard's AC charts. Because the Tweet Request channel was only meant to stay live for a week, AOL Radio added the single to their Pop Idol and New Music First stations.

Although Michael is fairly active in the social media scene, finding time to keep up with him would take anyone to task. He's recently been spending most of his time traveling coast to coast doing radio tours and promotional concerts. He'll be touring the country with Brooke White (another American Idol Season 7 Finalist) beginning in August, then he's been asked to join David Foster and Friends on Tour in October.

How he made time for an interview, I'll never know, but I'm so thankful he cared enough to share the following answers with us.

How was putting this album together different from assembling your own (unreleased) records previously?

The most natural thing I've ever done. I mean it was seriously effortless to write and record. Great players and the songs came from the sky.

Is the songwriting process something you can describe?

Some people can but I can't. I just get in the room and let it flow. I try not to think about it too much for fear that the tap may stop running.

Do you have particular writing habits or rituals?

No, I just try to get in the mood of the song. I sometimes go months on end without writing a tune. I don't press writing I just let it come to me.

How did the opportunity to tour with Brooke White present itself? What are the advantages (or disadvantages) of touring with someone else rather than going solo?

We just really like each other and our sound has similar fans. She is one of my favorite singers around. I think people will hopefully enjoy what we do.

When you go on tour with David Foster and Friends in October, will you be doing the same songs you did on the CD (of the same name), or will you still be able to perform some of your solo music in support of your Hold Back My Heart album?

Some the same and also my own tunes. David has been such a support and really wants to see me succeed. He's the man and it was an honor to be asked, glad we could clear the schedule.

How important do you feel album art or shelf appearance is in drawing attention and sales to the album?

It's not my bag, but I love the artists that put it together, it really is amazing.

As you may know, I've written several pieces before about your work with Rye Randa and Jeff Foxworth for the soundtrack Don't Look Down, as well as your solo efforts. I recently noticed on your MySpace player that the record label is now Fontana South. Is there any truth to the news I recently got from a friend that you're no longer with TRP, and if so, who is now your management team?

TRP is no longer a label.

Just to confirm, TRP is still your management then?

No they are not. Michael Goldberg and Sanctuary are.

Can you tell us what caused the change in management and label?

Shit happens.

I've heard that your song "Dangerous" (not on this album) is going to be used in a film. Can you tell us which one?

Really hadn't heard…you tell me. (laugh)

There's a distinctly different flavor in music from each of the groups you've worked with in the past when compared to the new album. How would you describe the progression from when you first started in the music business until now?

I finally found me! It really is a dream come true as a singer to find your real voice.

Who wrote the storyline for your upcoming "Heart On My Sleeve" video, and why does it fit the song so well? (When can we see it, if you know?)

Nothing has been written in stone. I have a concept I think is cool but the director may have a way better idea.

Can you tell us about any behind-the-scenes projects your fans aren't aware of? (Like working with Air Supply for "Hold On", co-writing a song for Brooke's album, appearing on Hannah Montana, guest hosting The Today Show, etc.)

It's funny so many things get told to me in any given week. I try not to get my hopes up. It is nice, however, that different shows or clients keep wanting me to do things. Some work out, some fall through, but I'm having a great time right now.

We've seen your "Old School" and Christmas video "Please Don't Bomb Nobody This Holiday" with The Dan Band. Do you have future projects with The Dan Band you can tell us about?

Dan is a genius! I love him so much and whenever he calls to include me in his next hilarious project... I'm in.

What other artists or producers would you most like to work with in the future?

Dave Cobb, Dave Cobb, Dave Cobb.

To what or whom do you attribute your sense of humor, or are you just naturally gifted with wit?

Probably God. I mean doesn't everyone thank him? Kidding, look most Aussie's have a good wit; we are a relaxed people.

What guilty pleasure would most surprise your fans if they knew?

I love to watch horrible movies on my days off. I mean anything I know that will be terrible like Glitter or Ernest does something. (laughs)

Your name is associated to an extent with certain products (i.e. Papa Johns Pizza, Patron Tequila, Garnier Fructis, Chick-fil-A, etc.) even if those associations were unintentional. If you could choose any product on Earth that you would officially endorse (or to have sponsor your tour), what would it be and why?

Michael Johns' Chick-fil-A tour has a nice ring to it…so does set sail with Captain Morgan and Michael Johns.

When you were on American Idol, most of us weren't aware that in addition to being a fabulous singer, you're also an accomplished song writer and musician. Not that it matters now that you've made a successful solo career for yourself, but do you feel playing guitar or piano on American Idol would've made a difference? What made you decide not to play an instrument on the show?

Well. thank you. Look, I just never found the song I thought would work. I wanted to play INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart" acoustic, but I was told the song wasn't allowed. I think that song is as sexy as it gets to sing.

Having spent a number of years in the music business and suffering some unfortunate luck with a few previous labels going belly up or restructuring, I'm sure you've seen a lot of unscrupulous behavior, up to and including what I would personally consider outright thievery.

Now you've graced what most would consider is the world's largest music stage by achieving Finalist status on American Idol. That experience gives you a most unique platform from which to speak about the music industry in general. Any comment?

Look, Idol is so huge because the music industry has failed in the last eight years. People still love music as much as ever, but the industry thinks looks and age are more important than talent. Idol put an end to that. Introduced us to great singers we'd otherwise never know.

Quite honestly, I trimmed my list of questions down from over six pages of things I'd like to know about him, but I figured playing 20 questions with Michael Johns would be enough for now. After all, he's got a new album and tour to see about and I wouldn't want to keep him another second from doing that.

Between doing concerts, and promotional tours, and appearances on radio and television, Michael somehow finds the time to be both a music star and a husband. His wife of two years, Stacey Vuduris, is a star in her own right.

Well known as and interior designer, Stacey's design for Kristen Bell's home is currently being featured in a layout for the July issue of InStyle Magazine. You can find out more about her and see some of her work at her new website Stacey Vuduris Interior Design. I'd like to offer her my personal thanks for sharing some precious hubby time for BC Magazine.

Michael Johns can be found in the social media on Twitter, MySpace Music, and Facebook. He's done video chats on Stickam with over 6000 fans in attendance, all throwing questions at him at once. (Poor guy. No guarantees on how often he'll be doing that one.) He sends out telephone messages through Jamship, a service to which you can subscribe and receive weekly phone calls. For those of you who are into social media, be sure to go there and add him.

You can find his new album Hold Back My Heart on, iTunes, and stores everywhere starting June 23rd. His first single "Heart On My Sleeve" can be downloaded and heard on the radio now. You'll find links to most all of his music below this article.

You'll find him touring in August with Brooke White, and in October with David Foster and Friends. Hopefully, he'll come to a city near you. What you will not be able to find is somebody else standing on line in front of me to purchase his new album. Just listening to samples of all 12 songs, I already know, I must have this entire album to add to my Michael Johns collection of genius.

My sincere thanks to Michael for sharing his news and taking the time to do an interview. From the very first time I heard him say "It Can Happen" on American Idol, I somehow knew that it would. 

Congratulations, Mate! It's happening now. Cheers, and my heartfelt best wishes for many more years of future success.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Entire 103.7 Lite FM Michael Johns Video Collection

My unending thanks to 103.7 Lite FM for sharing these outstanding videos with all of us Michael Johns Fans. In an article I wrote yesterday, I posted the video of Michael Johns they filmed while he was in their studio playing his debut single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his new album Hold Back My Heart. Lite FM was thoughtful enough to turn on the video cameras and shared that video at their site. Stay tuned to that radio station to hear Michael Johns and this song on a regular basis!

Michael Johns - "Heart On My Sleeve" (In-studio @ 103.7 Lite FM)

I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful I was to find the video above, so you can imagine my surprise when I returned to their site and found they went the extra mile for their listeners. The Lite FM radio station hosted Lite Nite at The Glass Cactus in Dallas on June 17th, as you already know if you read this blog very often.

They made videos of Michael Johns set as he performed the songs below. It's almost as good as being there...almost. 103.7 Lite FM in Dallas are now my heroes. Cheers and best wishes to them!

Michael Johns - "Wish You Were Here"

Michael Johns - "Never Tear Us Apart"

Michael Johns - "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long"

Michael Johns - "To Love Somebody"

If you missed the interview before the song, you can listen to that fabulous Aussie wit in that beautiful accent below. Lite FM most graciously shared their mp3 of the interview and the song in a Podcast from the Gene and Julie Morning Show, airing weekdays on 103.7 Lite FM from 5am - 10am.

Listen to this!

Michael Johns on 103.7 Lite FM - Michael Johns

You can purchase the album Hold Back My Heart in stores everywhere on June 23rd. Michael's first single "Heart On My Sleeve" is available for download at iTunes and now!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Video Of Michael Johns In Studio With 103.7 Lite FM

Here's an extra special treat for 103.7 Lite FM listeners and Michael Johns Fans. As previously reported, Michael Johns was in their studio to play his debut single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his new album Hold Back My Heart. You can purchase the album in stores everywhere on June 23rd, or download it digitally from iTunes and Lite FM turned on the video cameras and shared that video at their site. Stay tuned to that radio station to hear the song on a regular basis!

If you missed the interview before the song, you can listen to that fabulous Aussie wit in that beautiful accent below. Lite FM most graciously shared their mp3 of the interview and the song in a Podcast from the Gene and Julie Morning Show, airing weekdays on 103.7 Lite FM from 5am - 10am.

Listen to this!

Michael Johns on 103.7 Lite FM - Michael Johns

"Life Is Okay" For Michael Johns and Brooke White - The NARM Performance Video

NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) held their 2009 Convention last week and was host to some of the best known names in the music business.  NARM is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing music by bringing together all aspects of the industry.  For deatiled information on what they do, please visit their site.

Michael Johns and Brooke White provided entertainment for the finale event and headlined individual sets as well as joining to perform their duet "Life Is Okay" for the first time since it was recorded for the soundtrack album Don't Look Down.   In addition to their performances last week, Daryl Hall and Johns Oates played at the Awards Dinner Finale, held on Wednesday, June 10th.  Here's the convention news of Michael Johns and Brooke White as it was published at the NARM website:

These two American Idol alums teamed up recently for the hit single “Life is Okay” for the “Don’t Look Down” soundtrack and will meet again on the NARM stage for the Awards Dinner Finale.
Brooke White turned heads during last season’s “Idol” by delivering breathtaking renditions of songs by the Beatles, Dolly Parton and Neil Diamond. After she sang Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Simon proclaimed White to be her favorite “Idol” vocalist. Her new album, “High Hopes and Heartbreak,” will be released this summer. Randy Jackson plays Executive Producer on the album.
Michael Johns delivers blue-eyed Soul as it’s meant to be heard. His new album, “Heart On My Sleeve,” due in stores June 16, is devoid of the typical glossy veneer applied to most modern albums, but heavy on vibe. It has a Blues-Country feel, with swelling strings accenting the delectable Pop of the album’s first single of the same title.
Okay, big gig, but not so big on accurate journalism. Michael Johns' new album is titled Hold Back My Heart and it's due out on June 23rd. I'll give them credit for getting the name of the single right. "Heart On My Sleeve" from his debut album is available on iTunes and now!

To hear 30 second clips of all 12 song titles on the album, go to and listen today! If you can't wait to say you own the very best in music, you can pre-order the full CD at!

I was hoping for full videos of their performances last week, but this is what was posted on YouTube. Here's a collection of video clips from the June 10th performance.  This video does give you a taste of what to expect from both artists. 

Brooke performs her new single, "Radio, Radio" from her debut album High Hopes and Heartbreak.  Michael performs "To Love Somebody" also on his debut album in addition to eleven original tunes, and finally the duet we've all been waiting to see.  Michael and Brooke sing the duet "Life Is Okay" from the Don't Look Down soundtrack. (an independent album produced by Johns, Foxworth, and Randa). 

Courtesy of  NARMDTT (posted June 17, 2009)

Clips from NARM 2009 Awards Dinner with Brooke White (June Baby Records) and Michael Johns (Downtown Records.)

NARM 2009 Performance Highlights


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

103.7 Lite Nite Concert - Michael Johns Hits Dallas!

For those of you who live in the Dallas area and are looking for something special to do tomorrow night, 103.7 Lite FM will be hosting Michael Johns to introduce his new CD. Michael will be performing five songs from his debut album Hold Back My Heart at The Glass Cactus tomorrow night (June 17th).

He's just recently started his promotional tour for his album, which is set for a June 23rd release. To hear 30 second samples of all 12 songs from the album, you can go to now! You'll be able to purchase the CD in stores everywhere next Tuesday, or you can pre-order the album today! Michael's new single "Heart On My Sleeve" was the #1 requested song at AOL Radio last week and it's available for download from iTunes and

Don't miss seeing one of American Idol Season 7's Top finalist while you can! This up close and personal performance is sure to be one of a kind, and it's FREE. It's your chance to see him before he starts his actual Hold Back My Heart Tour in August 2009. The single "Heart On My Sleeve" can be downloaded at iTunes or today!

Take your video camera and then share your night by uploading it to YouTube for the rest of us that can't be there! The concert is free, but you must present them with a ticket to enter. You can visit the following stores to pick up your free ticket, or you can PRINT YOUR OWN TICKET HERE.

Directions to the store locations can be found at the 103.7 Lite FM Website!

If you missed his interview and gorgeous acoustic performance of "Heart On My Sleeve" on 103.7 Lite FM (June 17th) - have a listen below. Simply breathtaking.

Michael Johns on 103.7 Lite FM - Michael Johns

Michael Johns Good Day Dallas Video & Lite Nite Concert

Michael visited the set on Fox 4 - KDFW in Dallas today and played his new single "Heart On My Sleeve" from his debut album Hold Back My Heart, which will be released one week from today! On June 23rd, you'll be able to purchase the CD in stores everywhere, or you can pre-order the album from now!

Heart On My Sleeve can be downloaded now at iTunes or!

For those of you who can make it to Dallas tomorrow night, Michael will be performing at The Glass Cactus. The concert is free, but you must present them with a ticket to enter. You can visit the following stores to pick one up, or you can print your own ticket from the source below. Directions to the store locations can also be found at their site. Enjoy!

The New 103.7 Lite FM gives you Lite Nite with Michael Johns.
We’ve arranged to have Top Ten American Idol Michael Johns debut his new CD for you…Live, in the intimate setting of The Glass Cactus night club at The Gaylord Texan on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm. This 5 song acoustic and intimate performance with Michael Johns will be something that you'll be talking about for the rest of the year!
It’s a FREE SHOW…but you must have a ticket to get in. PRINT YOUR TICKET HERE

You can also stop by any of these locations to get your tickets!
Wednesday 6/10 12p-2p Southlake Town Square Directions
Thursday 6/11 2p-4p Grapevine Mills Food Court Directions

Friday 6/12 7a-9a Panera Bread Southlake Directions
Friday 6/12 4p-6p Verizon Wireless Preston Center Directions
Friday 6/12 6p-8p Dr Pepper Arena Directions
Saturday 6/13 10a-4p Stephanie's Day NorthPark Center Directions
Saturday 6/13 3p-5p Anna's Linens Dallas Directions
Sunday 6/14 11a-6p Dallas CityArts Celebration Directions
Monday 6/15 2p-4p Vista Ridge Mall Food Court Directions
Tuesday 6/16 2p-4p North East Mall Food Court Directions
Wednesday 6/17 11a-1p Dallas Museum of Art Directions

You must have a ticket to enter. Please arrive early. This event is on a first come, first served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Glass Cactus and Lite FM are not responsible for over capacity.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Michael Johns - Any Questions?

In a request from Michael Johns Central, those of us who are members there were asked to spread the news of an Exclusive pre-album release interview being done by American Idol Now with Michael Johns. Please consider any questions you might have for him and then submit them to the link found in the article below.

As you already know, Michael has a new single out called "Heart on my Sleeve" from his debut album Hold Back My Heart, which will be released next week on June 23rd. I would ask a favor of anyone reading this article as well. Do a quick copy and paste and post it to your blog as well. Thanks!
Michael Johns Exclusive Interview - Q&A With American Idol Now
American Idol now has been granted an exclusive Q&A interview with Michael Johns prior to the release of his album ‘Hold Back My Heart’, on June 23. Herb Longs, the director of American Idol Now, has approached us with a request to advertise the interview and to ask fans to submit any Q&A’s they might have that may be used in the interview, and that he hopes to have Michael answer. All questions can be submitted by either posting a comment in reply to this article, which will then be collected by, or forwarded to Herb, or by clicking HERE. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask Michael those questions you’ve been dying to know the answers to, so get busy y’all, and do your thang!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Michael Johns Was THE #1 Most Requested At AOL Radio

When I first reported this story on Thursday (See the original June 11th story here) based on an AOL Blog from that morning, I was more than happy to give you the news that Michael Johns' first single "Heart On My Sleeve" was one of the Top 11 songs requested that day in a contest held by AOL Radio.

AOL asked its listeners to send Twitter requests so they could launch a new Tweet Requests radio station. What wasn't known at the time that I published the first report, were the exact number of requests for the the Top 11 artists and songs. We just knew Michael Johns had done well based on preliminary reports from AOL Radio's blog.

Today, I am most pleased to announce that Michael Johns was in fact THE #1 most requested artist that day. Here's the news as it was confirmed in this Tweet from AOLRADIO a few hours ago:
"aolradio Well the #'s are in: It looks like the Michael Johns fans won by a mile - Johns was the most requested artist by a mile on Wednesday.about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck"
I've followed their news on Twitter and at AOL Radio on a daily basis since the launch of their Tweet Request station, and I'm loving every minute of finally finding a station that truly listens to the fans. Not only is Michael's single in heavy rotation at the first ever (that I'm aware of) Tweet Request station, they've also added his new single to their New Pop First channel as well as their Pop Idols station.

AOL Radio has more than 350 Sports, News, Talk and Music stations from which you can choose your favorite genre. Personally, I plan on listening to every one of their stations where they put Michael Johns' music in the rotation. Michael's debut album Hold Back My Heart will be released on June 23rd, which will give me at least 11 more songs to requests from my AOL radio stations. :D

You can listen to 30 second snippets of all 12 songs from the Hold Back My Heart album HERE. Cheers, and to Michael Johns, congratulations on being the most requested.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Michael Johns "Heart On My Sleeve" Among Most Requested At AOL Radio

Michael Johns new single "Heart on My Sleeve" from his debut album Hold Back My Heart (to be released June 23) was among the Top 11 most requested songs at AOL Radio yesterday when they launched an All Tweet radio station.

Those artists that had the highest number of request will be in heavy rotation according to news from the AOL Radio website. If you haven't heard Michael Johns' new single on the radio yet, now is your chance to hear it, if it hasn't already hit your local radio stations! The link at the bottom will take you directly to The Tweet Request channel.

The following article is from AOL Radio's Blog:

Your 11 Most Requested Songs for 'Tweet Requests'
Posted Jun 11th 2009 8:14AM by T.C.

We received thousands of tweet requests yesterday as part of our Tweet Requests station launch and again, want to thank everyone for their input.

There were 11 songs that we tallied through requests, replies and DMs on Twitter that we'd like to call out. Below are the 11 most requested songs that you guys wanted. Below, the songs are ranked in alphabetical order by artist/band.

11 Most Requested Songs for AOL Radio on Twitter 6/10

3OH!3, 'Don't Trust Me'
Anarbor, 'Let the Games Begin'
Cash Cash, 'Party in Your Bedroom'
Cobra Starship, 'Good Girls Go Bad' (feat. Leighton Meester)
Collective Soul, 'Staring Down'
David Cook, 'Bar-Ba-Sol'
David Cook, 'Come Back to Me'
Michael Johns, 'Heart on My Sleeve'
Jonas Brothers, 'Paranoid'
New Found Glory, 'Listen to Your Friends'
Seether, 'Careless Whisper'

Runner-Ups Include: 10 Years, 'Actions & Motives'; Kris Allen, 'No Boundaries'; The Cab, 'Bounce'; Company of Thieves, 'Oscar Wilde'; David Cook, 'Light On'; Elliott Yamin, 'Fight For Love'; Envy on the Coast, 'Mirrors'; Owl City, 'Strawberry Avalanche', Sick Puppies, 'You're Going Down'; Thriving Ivory, 'Hey Lady'

Artist/Band with Most # of Requested Songs in the Station: Collective Soul

Congratulations to the artists and the fans as well! As a result of your efforts, these songs are in heavy rotation on the 'Tweet Requests' station which is now live on AOL Radio. You can find it in the 'Themes' genre or by clicking on the link below.

More stats will be posted throughout the day as we have them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Michael Johns & Brooke White To Play At NARM

Michael Johns and Brooke White

Michael Johns Twittered the news that he and Brooke White will be performing at NARM this Wednesday, June 10th.  They are said to be performing the duet "Life Is Okay" from the Don't Look Down soundtrack for the first time since it was recorded.  It's even been suggested that there might be some video of the performance so I'll keep my eyes open for that one on YouTube.

This huge event being held at the San Diego Marriott started on Sunday (June 7, 2009) and ends Wednesday night with a Red Carpet Reception from 6-7 pm, with the Awards Dinner Finale to follow.  Here is the pertinent part of the schedule for Michael Johns and Brooke White fans according to the Source:

6 - 7 PM Red Carpet Reception

7 - 10:30 PM Awards Dinner Finale
Awards Dinner Finale
   - Host: Christian Finnegan, Warner Bros Records
   - Awards Presentations
      - Chairman's Award For Sustained Creative Achievement: Daryl Hall & John Oates
      - Independent Spirit Award: Don VanCleave, The Artist Organization (TAO)
      - Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award: Norman Lear, Concord Music Group
      - Presidential Award For Sustained Executive Achievement: Bob Higgins, Trans World Entertainment
      - NARM Outstanding Achievement Awards (NOAAs)
      - Special Award Presentation: Ashford & Simpson
   - Performances
      - Brooke White, June Baby Records/Fontana
      - Michael Johns, Downtown Records/Fontana

      - Daryl Hall & John Oates

Friday, June 5, 2009

Michael Johns Performing In Beverly Hills Tonight

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This is just a reminder for those who live in the Beverly Hills area.  Michael Johns will provide the entertainment for the 10th annual Covenant House California Awards gala dinner to be held at the Beverly Hills Hilton tonight (June 5th). Each year the event celebrates good works by honoring those who contribute their time and talent for the cause.

Covenant House deserves more than just honorable mention themselves. Their mission is in opening doors to welcome youth in from off of the streets and give them a place to call home. More information on Covenant House can be found at their website.
Covenant House California presents its 10th annual Covenant House California Awards gala dinner. 6 p.m. Honorees include Nigel Lythgoe and Patricia Serio; entertainment by recording artist Michael Johns. The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Tickets are priced from $500. (323) 461-3131, Ext. 250, or visit
This year's honorees include Nigel Lythgoe and Patricia Serio. Please click on Covenant House for more information, or for details on how to purchase tickets to the event. Enjoy the fine food, outstanding entertainment, and the satisfaction of knowing you helped make a difference in the life of the homeless. Cheers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Michael Johns On New York's 95.5 WPLJ Radio - Audio

Michael Johns On The Scott & Todd Show
Visit WPLJ's site by clicking on the picture above.
Michael Johns visited NYC's 95.5 WPLJ Radio on June 2nd and played two songs from his upcoming album release Hold Back My Heart.  The new CD hits the shelves everywhere on June 23rd, and can be downloaded digitally from or iTunes.  (Pre-Orders are being taken now at

Enjoy over fifteen minutes of On-Air antics in the following interview, along with two outstanding live performances of Michael's debut single "Heart On My Sleeve" and his cover of the Bee Gee's classic hit "To Love Somebody".

Scott & Todd Podcast (American Idol's Michael Johns)

Click here to go directly to the PODCAST: WPLJ Interview and Performance - Michael Johns

Michael Johns with Patty Steele and Brad Blanks
Michael Johns with Patty Steele

"I Won't Wait" - Michael Johns Video.

"I Won't Wait" with Michael Johns and The Rising. This is just one of the many unreleased hits Michael has recorded in the past. I can't wait to hear his new album "Hold Back My Heart", which hits the shelves June 23rd. (This is an UNOFFICIAL fan video).

Michael Johns - "I Won't Wait"