John Schneider – Making His Method Back To Music

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John Schneider has acted in a number of TV shows, but he’s best known for his role as Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard. Some four decades later he still embraces the character and the many fans who loved the show.

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“I’m just so fascinated and loyal to the people who’ve kept this show going all this time. It was one of those rare shows that whole families watched together,” Schneider says. “You’d be hard pressed to find another show that had 40 and 60 and 80 year old people, and four and six and eight year old people watching it at the same time. It pleased, excited, and humored every generation, and has now for 40 years.”

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Since leaving Dukes he’s gone on to act in other shows, playing roles that have appealed to newer generations of fans. He starred as Superman’s father on CW’s Smallville and currently plays Judge Jim Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have-Nots on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network).

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He also put his dancing skills to the test as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars late last year.

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Emma Slater and John Schneider on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

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People are so familiar with Schneider as an actor, many don’t realize he also had a strong music career during the ’80s. He released a series of albums and had four #1 hits including “I’ve Been Around Enough To Know,” “What’s A Memory Like You (Doing In A Love Like This),” and “Country Girls” to name a few. He also did very well with his cover of an Elvis Presley song.

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“I still have the highest charting Elvis cover of all time with “It’s Now or Never,” he says.”

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He left music decades ago, but has recently launched a comeback. Last year he spent a lot of time in Nashville recording The Odyssey. For 52 weeks in a row, he released a new song every week. He says he was dedicated to choosing just the right songs for the project. And many that made it were written by some of the best songwriters in the business.

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“Every song on The Odyssey had to be one of those that if people are driving down the road and hear it on the radio, I want them to pull over and listen to the rest of it.”

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He also had some of the most talented musicians in Nashville with him in the studio.

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“I’m very, very proud of this music,” he says. “It’s an entire life’s body of work in one year, but I had to catch up, because I walked away from country music for a long time. Now I’m back.”

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His commitment is so strong, he not only recorded a song per week for The Odyssey last year, he also recorded a Greatest Hits album and a Christmas EP. He also spent a lot of time touring to promote his music and has made several recent appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

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It’s interesting to note that he’s doing it all independently, without a record label to back him.

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His return to music comes at a time when Schneider has been faced with a number of financial challenges. He says it goes back to 2016 when his John Schneider Studios property in Holden, Louisiana, was hit by devastating floods, twice in the same year. It was the base of operations for another of his passions, making movies.

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John Schneider

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Credit: Maven Entertainment.

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“We lost everything twice in2016 But, if you draw a circle 20 miles around, everybody lost everything. We had our flood in March, which was the 100 year flood, and we had to rebuild from that. Anything under four feet was damaged. Electrical equipment, lights and sound, all that stuff had to be replaced.”

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And so, he says, they replaced it.

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“And then you make two movies which we did that summer, and in August we had the 1000 year flood. So, it was four feet of water again…all over everything.”

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That, he says, paved the way for another financial difficulty that landed him in a California courtoom, then in jail.

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“In the single worst financial year of my life, between those two floods, also the year that my mother passed away, the judge ordered me to pay $18,700 a month in temporary spousal support. And I did not because I could not. And I was guilty on 11 counts of contempt for that. So, I asked the judge to send me to jail.

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So, Schneider went to jail. He says he’s still not sure where it all stands, but the case has not been resolved, and he’s still not divorced.

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For now, he’s focused on building his life back – at every level. He’s working on his music, his acting, and eventually hopes to buy back the Louisiana property he ended up losing as an owner, but still calls home, as a renter.

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In fact, he’ll be holding a big event there this weekend (April 6th & 7th). Called “Bo’s Extravaganza, it will feature a number of events and activities (tickets are required) and Schneider plans to use the opportunity to mark his 59th birthday by doing something he never actually did got to do on the Dukes of Hazzard.

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“For 40 years when people have asked me, ‘Did you really jump the car?” Schneider says, “I’ve had to say no. So, now I’m jumping the car at my place in Louisiana. I’m going to jump the car like 70 feet, then a real stunt man will jump a car long ways.” He laughs, then adds, “It’s a way to say thank you to the fans.”

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There will also be music. Schneider will perform and so will some of his friends like Kid Rock, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Jo-El Sonnier, Keith Burns (of Trick Pony), Cody McCarver (of Confederate Railroad), and more.

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He’s excited to be back in the music business and believes good things will follow despite some of life’s recent setbacks.

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“I believe success is guarded by problems. I know that whenever something really bad comes at me, it means there’s something better than my wildest imagination right after it.”

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So, the goal is to just get through it, and be ready for what comes next.

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“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” he says. “And neither have I.”

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John Schneider

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Credit: Maven Entertainment.

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John Schneider

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John Schneider has acted in a variety of TELEVISION programs, but he’s best known for his role as Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard. Some four years later on he still embraces the character and the many fans who
loved the show.

.

” I’m simply so interested and devoted to individuals who have actually kept this show going all this time. It was among those unusual programs that entire families viewed together,” Schneider says. “You ‘d be hard pushed to find another program that had 40 and 60 and 80 years of age people, and four and 6 and 8 years of age individuals viewing it at the very same time. It pleased, delighted, and humored every generation, and has now for 40 years.”

Because leaving Dukes he’s gone on to act in other programs, playing functions that have actually interested newer generations of fans. He starred as Superman’s dad on CW’s Smallville and presently plays Judge Jim Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have-Nots on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network).

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He also put his dancing abilities to the test as a participant on Dancing with destiny late in 2015.

Emma Slater and John Schneider on ABC’s” Dancing with the Stars”

Credit: ABC/Craig Sjoden

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Individuals are so acquainted with Schneider as an actor, many do not recognize he likewise had a strong music profession throughout the’80 s. He released a series of albums and had 4 # 1 hits including” I have actually Been Around Enough To Know,” “What’s A Memory Like You (Performing In A Love Like This ),” and “Nation Girls” to name a few. He also did effectively with his cover of an Elvis Presley tune.

” I still have the greatest charting Elvis cover of all time with “It’s Now or Never ever,” he says.”

He left music years ago, however has actually recently released a return. In 2015 he spent a great deal of time in Nashville recording The Odyssey For 52 weeks in a row, he released a brand-new song each week. He says he was dedicated to choosing simply the best tunes for the project. And numerous that made it were composed by some of the very best songwriters in business.

” Every tune on The Odyssey needed to be one of those that if individuals are driving down the road and hear it on the radio, I want them to pull over and listen to the rest of it.”

He also had some of the most gifted musicians in Nashville with him in the studio.

” I’m really, really happy of this music,” he states. “It’s a whole life’s body of work in one year, however I needed to catch up, because I left c and w for a long period of time. Now I’m back.”

His dedication is so strong, he not only taped a song each week for The Odyssey in 2015, he also tape-recorded a Greatest Hits album and a Christmas EP. He also spent a lot of time exploring to promote his music and has actually made numerous current looks on the Grand Ole Opry.

It’s intriguing to note that he’s doing it all individually, without a record label to back him.

His go back to music comes at a time when Schneider has been confronted with a variety of financial obstacles. He says it returns to 2016 when his John Schneider Studios residential or commercial property in Holden, Louisiana, was hit by ravaging floods, twice in the same year. It was the main office for another of his enthusiasms, making films.

John Schneider

Credit: Maven Home Entertainment

” We lost whatever two times in2016 However, if you draw a circle 20 miles around, everyone lost everything. We had our flood in March, which was the 100 year flood, and we needed to reconstruct from that. Anything under four feet was harmed. Electrical equipment, lights and noise, all that things needed to be replaced.”

Therefore, he says, they replaced it.

” And after that you make two films which we did that summertime, and in August we had the 1000 year flood. So, it was 4 feet of water again … all over everything.”

That, he states, led the way for another financial difficulty that landed him in a California courtoom, then in prison.

” In the single worst financial year of my life, between those two floods, also the year that my mother died, the judge purchased me to pay $18,700 a month in temporary spousal assistance. And I did not since I might not. And I was guilty on 11 counts of contempt for that. So, I asked the judge to send me to jail.

So, Schneider went to jail. He says he’s still not sure where everything stands, however the case has actually not been dealt with, and he’s still not separated.

In the meantime, he’s focused on developing his life back – at every level. He’s dealing with his music, his performing, and eventually intends to buy back the Louisiana property he wound up losing as an owner, but still calls house, as an occupant.

In reality, he’ll be holding a huge event there this weekend (April 6th & 7th). Called “Bo’s Extravaganza, it will include a number of occasions and activities (tickets are needed) and Schneider strategies to utilize the opportunity to mark his 59 th birthday by doing something he never ever actually did got to do on the Dukes of Hazzard

” For 40 years when individuals have asked me, ‘Did you actually leap the cars and truck?” Schneider says, “I have actually had to say no. So, now I’m leaping the vehicle at my location in Louisiana. I’m going to jump the automobile like 70 feet, then a real stunt male will leap a cars and truck long ways.” He chuckles, then includes, “It’s a method to say thank you to the fans.”

There will likewise be music. Schneider will perform and so will a few of his friends like Kid Rock, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Jo-El Sonnier, Keith Burns (of Trick Pony), Cody McCarver (of Confederate Railway), and more.

He’s delighted to be back in the music company and thinks excellent things will follow in spite of some of life’s current problems.

” I believe success is safeguarded by issues. I know that whenever something truly bad comes at me, it implies there’s something better than my wildest imagination right after it.”

So, the goal is to just survive it, and be ready for what follows.

” You ain’t seen absolutely nothing yet,” he says. “And neither have I.”

John Schneider

Credit: Maven Home Entertainment

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John Schneider

Credit: Maven Home Entertainment

.

John Schneider has actually acted in a number of TELEVISION programs, however he’s best understood for his role as Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard Some four decades later he still welcomes the character and the numerous fans who loved the show.

“I’m so fascinated and loyal to individuals who have actually kept this program going all this time. It was among those uncommon shows that whole households watched together,” Schneider states. “You ‘d be difficult pushed to find another show that had 40 and 60 and 80 years of age individuals, and four and six and eight years of age individuals enjoying it at the exact same time. It pleased, thrilled, and humored every generation, and has now for 40 years.”

Considering that leaving Dukes he’s gone on to act in other shows, playing roles that have appealed to newer generations of fans. He starred as Superman’s daddy on CW’s Smallville and presently plays Judge Jim Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have-Nots on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network).

He likewise put his dancing skills to the test as a candidate on Dancing with destiny late in 2015.

.

.

Emma Slater and John Schneider on ABC’s “Dancing with destiny”

Credit: ABC/Craig Sjoden

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People are so acquainted with Schneider as an actor, lots of do not recognize he also had a strong music profession during the’ 80 s. He launched a series of albums and had four # 1 hits including “I’ve Been Around Enough To Know,” “What’s A Memory Like You (Carrying Out In A Love Like This),” and “Nation Girls” among others. He also did really well with his cover of an Elvis Presley song.

“I still have the greatest charting Elvis cover of perpetuity with “It’s Now or Never,” he states.”

He left music decades earlier, but has recently released a comeback. In 2015 he invested a great deal of time in Nashville recording The Odyssey For 52 weeks in a row, he released a brand-new song weekly. He says he was devoted to picking simply the best tunes for the task. And lots of that made it were composed by some of the very best songwriters in the company.

“Every tune on The Odyssey had to be one of those that if people are driving down the road and hear it on the radio, I desire them to pull over and listen to the rest of it.”

He also had a few of the most skilled musicians in Nashville with him in the studio.

“I’m extremely, very happy with this music,” he says. “It’s a whole life’s body of work in one year, however I needed to catch up, due to the fact that I ignored nation music for a very long time. Now I’m back.”

His commitment is so strong, he not only recorded a tune weekly for The Odyssey in 2015, he also recorded a Greatest Strikes album and a Christmas EP. He likewise spent a great deal of time visiting to promote his music and has made a number of recent appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

It’s fascinating to keep in mind that he’s doing it all individually, without a record label to back him.

His go back to music comes at a time when Schneider has actually been confronted with a number of monetary difficulties. He states it returns to 2016 when his John Schneider Studios property in Holden, Louisiana, was hit by devastating floods, twice in the very same year. It was the main office for another of his passions, making films.

.

.

John Schneider

Credit: Maven Entertainment

.

“We lost whatever two times in2016 But, if you draw a circle 20 miles around, everybody lost everything. We had our flood in March, which was the 100 year flood, and we needed to rebuild from that. Anything under four feet was damaged. Electrical equipment, lights and noise, all that things needed to be changed.”

Therefore, he says, they replaced it.

“And after that you make 2 motion pictures which we did that summertime, and in August we had the 1000 year flood. So, it was four feet of water again … all over whatever.”

That, he says, paved the method for another monetary problem that landed him in a California courtoom, then in prison.

“In the single worst financial year of my life, in between those two floods, likewise the year that my mom passed away, the judge bought me to pay $ 18, 700 a month in short-lived spousal assistance. And I did not since I might not. And I was guilty on 11 counts of contempt for that. So, I asked the judge to send me to prison.

So, Schneider went to jail. He says he’s still uncertain where everything stands, however the case has not been resolved, and he’s still not divorced.

For now, he’s focused on constructing his life back – at every level. He’s working on his music, his performing, and ultimately intends to buy back the Louisiana residential or commercial property he ended up losing as an owner, however still calls home, as an occupant.

In fact, he’ll be holding a huge event there this weekend (April sixth & 7th). Called “Bo’s Extravaganza, it will include a variety of events and activities (tickets are needed) and Schneider strategies to use the chance to mark his 59 th birthday by doing something he never ever really did got to do on the Dukes of Hazzard

.

“For 40 years when people have asked me, ‘Did you actually leap the cars and truck?” Schneider says, “I’ve needed to state no. So, now I’m leaping the car at my location in Louisiana. I’m going to leap the vehicle like 70 feet, then a genuine stunt man will leap a car long methods.” He laughs, then includes, “It’s a method to state thank you to the fans.”

There will likewise be music. Schneider will carry out and so will some of his friends like Kid Rock, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Jo-El Sonnier, Keith Burns (of Trick Pony), Cody McCarver (of Confederate Railroad), and more.

He’s excited to be back in the music business and thinks good ideas will follow in spite of a few of life’s recent setbacks.

“I believe success is secured by problems. I understand that whenever something truly bad comes at me, it indicates there’s something much better than my wildest creativity right after it.”

So, the objective is to simply make it through it, and be prepared for what follows.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” he states. “And neither have I.”

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John Schneider

Credit: Maven Entertainment

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