Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
"Lieutenant Dan" is the character Gary portrayed in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. As Gary began visiting troops around the world, people (even little kids) who didn't know him as Gary Sinise, the actor, would recognize him as "Lt.Dan". Those in the miliary also seem to identify strongly with the character. And so the name for his group was an easy choice: Lt. Dan Band!
The Lt. Dan Band covers everything from Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix classics to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence, Beyonce, Lonestar, the Zac Brown Band and much much more. Even tunes from the 40's big band era. There's something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether performing for troops overseas or a local club crowd, the goal is to have fun and rock the house!
Steve Amerson, also known as America's Tenor, will once again be performing at SkyBall 2013. Steve is recognized for his performances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States as well as his performances for the Medal of Honor Foundation as well SnowBall Express and other organizations supporting military families. Learn more about Steve at http://www.steveamerson.com
Laurie Gayle Stephenson
Laurie Gayle Stephenson has enjoyed a successful career both on Broadway and in the concert world. She performed the role of Christine Daae in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway and was in the Original cast of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER traveling the country singing opposite Michael Crawford. Her extensive credits also include being a part of the original cast of THE SECRET GARDEN on Broadway and the national tour of CAMELOT with Richard Harris. In concert settings she continues to perform with major orchestras across the country.
No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America's most endearing and enduring stars. We will be proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree at Sky Ball XI.
Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna's ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer's true gift.
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 30-year career. Charting countless singles including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."
Joined in the studio by her husband, bandleader and producer, Michael "Cactus" Moser, Wynonna's highly anticipated eighth studio album is scheduled for release this year. This effort, known as a true labor of love, features her new single "Something You Can't Live Without" released by Curb Records.
Most recently, with her stint on ABC's juggernaut show "Dancing With the Stars," her novel Restless Heart in stores and The Judds docu-series debuting with enormous television ratings on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011, you can bet Wynonna's fans will be watching very closely as she writes this next chapter of her legendary career.