She did it – and well!
Valerie June made her network television debut as a solo act on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday (Aug. 21). She nailed "Workin' Woman Blues" from her breakthrough album – "Pushin' Against A Stone."
After the set up by Letterman – "...And I think she used to be married to Johnnie Cash," Letterman said, joking with his sidekick. – the former Memphis singer-songwriter flashed her signature smile and let it rip.
For movies opening Aug. 23, 2013
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (PG-13 for intense violence and suggestive content) Lily Collins stars in this adaptation of the Cassandra Clare fantasy novel of the same name about a Brooklyn teenager who discovers that she's descended from a long line of half-angels locked for generations in battle with a host of demonic creatures. Cast includes Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jamie Campbell Bower.
"The World's End" (R for sexual references and Pervasive profanity) Sci-fi comedy, set in England, about five friends (Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Nick Frost) who unwittingly reunite for drinks for the first time in decades during an invasion of the planet by alien robots. With Bill Night, Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike.
Before she was Valerie June set to perform on "The Late Show with David Letterman she was Valerie June subject to be seen honing her talent in the Bluff City.
June, who is fresh off the release of her debut album – "Pushin' Against a Stone" (Concord Records) – takes to the stage on "The Late Show" on Wednesday (Aug. 21). The show airs at 10:35 p.m. on WREG-TV Channel 3.
For the Humboldt, Tenn. native, who now calls The Big Apple home, "The Late Show" will serve as her debut as a solo act on network television in the U.S.
In the grand scheme of music, it's pretty safe to say that the average rapper has the career span of a housefly. That's not very long by the way.
Musical history screams out that anyone looking to get into the game of music in general should have a "Plan B" to fall back on. Those who are looking to get into the rap game should already be involved in their Plan B before they even get started. While some have a Plan B already in effect, others have sort of discovered their back-up plan in the process of carving out a career. And then there are those for whom it takes a little longer to bounce back.
Rapper Coolio has decided to take a different career route these days. He has chosen to auction off of the royalties of his music catalog to fund his new career. He released a cookbook in 2009 called "Cookin' With Coolio" and was featured on the Food Network series "Celebrity Chefs."