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April 6

John Schneider:A Versatile Artist,A Certified Country Boy

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John Schneider is a modern American storyteller whose career spans four decades as an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, and screenwriter.  He had his successful television debut in 1978 as the iconic Bo Duke on CBS’ The Dukes of Hazzard. John Schneider:A Versatile Artist,A Certified Country Boy 1

The beginnings of Schneider

John Richard Schneider III was born April 8, 1960. He is best known for his portrayals of Bo Duke in the ’80s television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” and as Jonathan Kent on “Smallville,” and Judge Jim Cryer in Tyler Perry’s “The Haves And The Have Not.” John has also appeared in many feature films and television films. Also, he starred on Broadway in the hit plays “Grand Hotel” and “Chicago.”

As a budding young musician in the early ‘80s, John signed with the Scotti Brothers Label and released his debut album Now or Never. The album peaked at No. 8 on Billboard, with the single of Elvis Presley‘s “It’s Now or Never” launching to No. 4 on Billboard. And for the record, the song remains the top Elvis cover of all time.

As a multitalented artist

John is also well known as a country music singer, releasing nine studio albums, as well as 18 singles and a Christmas Album.

Some of his greatest hits include the number one singles, “I’ve Been Around Long Enough To Know,” “Country Girls,” “What’s A Memory Like You Doing In A Love Like This,” “You’re The Last Thing I Needed Tonight.”

On the personal side, in 1982 John co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals to help suffering children. CMNH is affiliated with 170 children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. It has raised 4.8 billion dollars, making it the largest children’s charity in the world. John has been, and still is, the spokesman for CMNH.

In recent years John became greatly inspired by his relationship with Tyler Perry. He then focused on making his own films. His first film, “Smothered,” a comedy horror story written and directed by John himself. While shooting “Smothered” on location in Holden, LA John had the idea to establish the John Schneider Studios. He then purchased the 58-acre property and has since completed filming five more films, “Like Son,” “Anderson Bench,” “Inadmissible,” ” One Month Out,” and “Tres Leches.”

What’s a Memory Like You

“What’s a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)” is a song written by Charles Quillen and John Jarrard, and recorded by  John Schneider. The song, released in December 1985, is the first single from the album A Memory Like You. “What’s a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)” was Schneider’s third number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.

Conway Twitty previously recorded the song on his album Chasin’ Rainbows.

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