SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR? Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try anyway. I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television. 23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter. During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few. I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors. I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember. I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame. I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College. I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure. I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done in the past to help promote music acts of the future. I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.
In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.
Friday August 14th, 2020
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He’s 1/3rd of the Grammy Award winning legendary Hip Hop trio Naughty By Nature http://www.naughtybynature.com . “Vin-Rock” (along with Kay-Gee & DJ SLUGGA) have created a new music, fashion, management, technology and cultural business concept celebrating the past and future of HipHop, R&B and Pop called “ILLTOWN SLUGGAZ” https://tinyurl.com/y5gyz7na . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the founding member of Naughty By Nature about the groups three decades in music, his thoughts on the discussion of racism, how ILLTOWN SLUGGAZ is helping the next generation of stars while preserving the history of Hip Hop, their recent collaboration with “New Kids On The Block” https://www.nkotb.com ,upcoming new music from Naughty By Nature and the R&B trio “Next” https://tinyurl.com/y5hb72lh and plans on next years 30th anniversary celebration.
Thursday August 13th, 2020
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This Toronto based Pop R&B recording artist who at the age of 14, became a published writer after winning a poetry competition , became a semi-finalist in competitions that include The Music City Songstar Competition, UK Songwriting Competition, International Songwriting Competition, and The Great American Song Contest is releasing a new summer single this Friday August 21st, 2020. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the artist known as “NIX” https://www.nixmusic.ca about how the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ has effected her career, her thoughts on the discussion of racism, her early music influences, working with Grammy award winning producers. if she’s planning on any virtual performances, will there be a future EP or Album and how a personal conflict help her write her new 2020 song of the summer single…”Fools” https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nix/fools
Wednesday August 12th, 2020
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The eldest daughter of legendary Blues artist BB King, “Shirley King” https://tinyurl.com/yxj7brqm has released a new album. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with King about her incredible career, what it was like to grow up as BB Kings daughter, when she decided to develop her own career in music , how she was able to break from her fathers musical shadow, stories about her father including performing at the Muhammad Ali-George Forman “Rumble In The Jungle” concert and her new album “Shirley King: Blues for a King” featuring the single “All Of My Lovin’ ” https://tinyurl.com/y4b6lmb5 . (The album features special appearances from guitarists including Joe Louis Walker, Duke Robillard, Elvin Bishop & Pat Travers)
Tuesday August 11th, 2020
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One of Canada’s best vocal talent in Country music and also the 2018 Notable Life’s Breakout Canadian Musician of the Year , winner of the 96.5 CKFM Country Star Search. winner of the Global Country Star Search and two-time nominee of ACMA’s Female Artist of the Year Michela Sheedy is releasing her new summer single this Friday August 14th, 2020. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the Okotoks, Alberta native about how the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ has effected her career, her thoughts on the discussion of racism, where and when her love of Country & Rock music, how her music evolved , if she plans on any upcoming virtual performances, if there will be a future album or EP and the meaning behind her new 2020 song of the summer single “Lost” https://tinyurl.com/y3o429br .
Monday August 10th, 2020
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The MTV Europe Music Award/Socan Award winner and Juno/IHeartRadio Much Music Video Award nominee, “Karl Wolf” https://karlwolf.com has a released a new summer single from his upcoming album “Night Of The Wolf” that also is a collaboration with Multi Juno winner & Canadian Hip Hop legend Kardinal Offishall http://www.mrkardinal.com. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the Pop,R&B and Dance singer/songwriter about his new summer release “Wolf in the Night” https://tinyurl.com/y49f8re3 .
Friday August 7th, 2020
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The 2016 two time Saskatchewan Country Music Association award winning Country music recording artist Alex Runions https://www.alexrunions.com has just released a new single. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the singer/songwriter from Saskatoon Saskatchewan about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , his thoughts on the discussion of racism, how his mother helped influence his love of Country music, winning tis there a future album in the works and the story behind his latest single “Take It Out On Me” https://tinyurl.com/yyp2hlom .