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About Rudy
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.


 
Online Interviews
Click here to check out all my interviews and reviews: Rudy's Reviews.

Monday March 1st, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/4rwd7bak   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/j5cfcv94  )


This Canadian Country recording artist is a Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee, a Jim Beam National Talent Search Finalist and co-wrote/produced “Together We’re Strong,”https://tinyurl.com/hsxn5b7k  a charity single in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund https://www.unisonfund.ca featuring artists Jason McCoy, Alee, Aaron Pritchett and Cory Marks. He’s just released his debut album under his new record label “Open Road Recordings“ https://openroadrecordings.com.    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with “Dustin Bird”  https://www.dustinbirdmusic.com  about his career, dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, becoming a finalist with the CMAO’s and the Jim Beam Nationals, who-writing “Together We’re Strong”, signing with Open Road Recordings and his new album Unscripted” featuring the single “Broke and Lonely”  https://tinyurl.com/vez77nc  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/02/intv-w-open-road-recordings-artist-dustin-bird-on-new-album-unscripted-ft-single-broke-and-lonely/


Friday February 26th, 2021

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star winner “Andrew Hyatt” https://www.andrewhyattmusic.comhas released a new 3-pack acoustic EP with corresponding music videos, based on songs from a previous recording.  The new acoustic collection is called “The Wanderspace Sessions” . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the award winning Canadian Country artist on how he dealt with 2020 including almost loosing his voice(needed an operation) that almost ended his career, the hard work he had to do to make a comeback, the inspiration and difficulties to record new music and videos  during the Covid-19 pandemic, if there are plans for virtual performances in 2021, , is there a wedding in the future  and the story behind one of his most inspiring singles “Neverland”  https://tinyurl.com/yqjzha2v  ,




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/02/intv-w-cmao-winner-andrew-hyatt-on-new-3-pack-ep-the-wanderspace-sessions-ft-single-neverland/


Wednesday February 24th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/ej3dqez2  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/4amchnnx )


This young singer/songwriter went from living in a small town to moving to the big city of Los Angeles , working with a Grammy award nominated producer and creating music including his latest single about heartbreak and new beginnings.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with “John Robert”  https://www.johnrobert.com  about his life growing up in Virginia, his love of music. how moving to Los Angeles to work with  Grammy award nominated producer “Ricky Reed” has changed his life, if there are plans for more music releases in 2021 and the story behind his new single “You Should Move On (USMO)”  https://tinyurl.com/3tx8756q .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/02/intv-w-warner-music-canada-singer-songwriter-john-robert-on-new-single-you-should-move-on-usmo/


Tuesday February 23rd, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/47dgxsnj   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/2jyhoqke   )


This Thursday February 25th, 2021 at noon, four of Canada’s leading  musicians that includes Jazz composer Ron Westray https://tinyurl.com/55k3b7zp , Juno award winners, Molly Johnson  https://www.mollyjohnson.com  & Jully Black  https://jullyblack.ca  and Grammy winner Dan Hill   https://danhill.com will be together for a panel discussion on the history of black music and the way it helped to shape North American music generally and the way it impacted their own work.  It will be moderated by Music Reporter/Broadcaster Rudy Blair of Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media speaks with American Jazz, trombonist, composer, and educator Ron Westray on his career and taking part in “Hugh’s Room Live, Empire Club of Canada Black History Month” .
(To register go to: https://www.empireclubofcanada.com/blackmusic )
(Ron Westray QT at The Pilot, Toronto “All the things you are”  https://tinyurl.com/uzcvc2mp )





https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/02/intv-w-jazz-composer-ron-westray-on-hughs-room-live-empire-club-of-canada-black-history-month/


Monday February 22nd, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/8d7ctjxw   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/1wfpvfl7  )


This Niagara based musician is a combination “John Mayer and James Bay”,  which is why Canadian music publication Pulse Music Magazine called him “old soul coloured with musical genius“.   He’s recorded a new single he describes as “a song about balance – an acknowledgement of becoming so wrapped up in something that a person may neglect other aspects of life, like personal relationships with family and friends”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with recording artist “Riley Michaels” https://www.rileymichaels.com    about how playing a popular video game helped spur him into becoming a performer, discovering his style of music , how the Covid-19 pandemic effected his career in 2020, his plans on virtual performances and other new music in 2021 and the story behind his new singled “Turn off The Lights”  https://tinyurl.com/y9xs2asw .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/02/interview-with-niagara-based-musician-riley-michaels-on-new-single-turn-off-the-lights/


Podcast
Coming Spring 2021
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