Joseph James has a "One Track Mind" and its country. Over 600 U.S. radio stations debuted James' single "One Track Mind" (#1 independent record for 11 straight weeks in the U.S. and #1 for two weeks in Europe). With the recent release of his new self-titled 11 cut CD album, (recorded with some of the best studio musicians in Nashville) even more stations are playing his music and he is doing a number of interviews across the country. The AOL/Time Warner's Spinner chart has his first single off the new album "Honky Tonk Café" as one of the top 25 country songs played in the U.S. Look for his two new music videos, "Honky Tonk Café" and "One Track Mind" which are currently airing nationwide. James has been featured in many of the Detroit area newspapers (The Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The Eccentric, Macomb Daily, etc.) and a growing number of national newspapers and magazines.
James' will be appearing again at this year's Fan Fair during the week of June 13-16, 2002 with many of the Great Stars of Country Music at the Nashville Convention Center. Last year at Fan Fair his booth featured the latest in digital photo equipment, where he took pictures with fans from around the world and then printed them to sign. "As an artist you want your music to connect with the fans and there is not a better place to meet some true country fans than at Fan Fair in the country music capitol of the world," says James. "There are two things I enjoy most about this business. One is meeting the fans and learning a little bit about them, and the second is putting on a live performance." Detroit area performances have included headlining at "Diamonds & Spurs", kicking off the "Budweiser Downtown Hoedown", and appearing on Fox's TV2 morning show.
James' has been performing from an early age and started taking guitar lessons at Novak's Music where he got an early introduction to 'Country Music'. He began writing his own music in his early teens. One of his songs called "Together" (cut #6 on his new album) received a Billboard Achievement award. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriter's Association, Country Music Association, and ASCAP.
Joseph James was nominated for OUTSTANDING COUNTRY RECORDING
2002 Detroit Music Awards
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Fan Fair 2002
Nashville/Detroit-Detroit area country artist Joseph James had his most successful Fan Fair yet signing hundreds of CD's and pictures over 4 days in Nashville. James who makes his home in Rochester met 85 year old Geraldine Meier from Rochester who was attending her 32nd Fan Fair. "Possible the oldest fan at Fan Fair and she lives right in my home town and we never met," says James. This year his booth was next to Jo Dee Messina and other artists near by included Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson and the band Alabama. Attendance at Fan Fair this year was at an all time high breaking all past records.
One Track Mind MP3
Honkey Tonk Cafe MP3
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