Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Warburton Celebrity Weekend Line up is announced. I'll be hosting Songwriter's Night

Photos from previous events...

The celebrity attendees, composed of legendary rockers, actors, and athletes alike, has been announced for the 9th annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The event will return to the desert once again from February 28-March 3 and will be jam-packed with golf, good music, and great efforts made toward an even greater cause, St Jude Children's Research Hospital.


The star-studded attendee list will include over 75 celebrities, who will be arriving on February 28 for Songwriter's Night at the Pavilion at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert.

The celebrities set to appear and play in the celebrity golf tournament, which will cap off what has been dubbed "St. Jude Week in the Desert" on March 2 and 3, were announced today in a tournament release.


Joe Mantegna
Richard Karn
Chris McDonald
Bruce McGill
Richard Kind
David Naughton
Kevin Dillon
Jackie Flynn
Kevin Rahm
David Leisure
Bruce Thomas
Brian Thompson
Galen Gering
Andy Buckley
Gregory Harrison
Matt McCoy
Jonathan Banks,
Sam Henning
Paula Trickey


Sterling Sharpe
Kordell Stewart
Jim McMahon
Harold Green
Dan Fouts
Jay Feely
Kurt Bevacqua
Scott Erickson
Tommy John
Brad Penny
Robin Ventura
Grant Fuhr
On March 1, the Rheneypalooza Jam will bring a unique lineup of Rock-And-Roll Hall of Famers & other legendary musicians to the ballrooms of the JW Marriott Desert Springs.

The announced lineup:

Alice Cooper
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Steve Augeri (Journey)
Jason Scheff (Chicago)
Jay Demarcus and Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts)
Mike Mills (R.E.M.)
Wally Palmer (The Romantics)
Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer)
Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers)
Gretchen Wilson.

“We keep hearing there is no event like this in the desert, which is why it sells out earlier and earlier each year. It’s the perfect blend of celebrities, musicians, golf and unique events that aren’t duplicated in way out here,” said Clarke Rheney, Tournament Chairman and St. Jude’s 2017 National Volunteer of the Year. “We have rock and roll legends, actors and sports heroes who use their star power for good, mingling with fans and doing their part to raise money and awareness for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Thursday, February 28 - Songwriters Night
- JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert
"This will be an evening with a group of renowned Nashville songwriters telling the stories behind their biggest hits, along with performing those hits," reads an event news release. "The event will be hosted by HLN morning news anchor, Robin Meade. Tickets are $150 and include a barbecue dinner and drinks."
Friday, March 1 - Rheneypalooza Jam
"has generated a lot of buzz as “the best event in the desert” and sold out the past few years because of its unique line-up of Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famers and other famous rock legends who perform some of their hits in what becomes essentially a 4+ hour rock-and-roll variety show," reads an event news release."
Saturday, March 2 - The Saturday Soiree
"[The event] will feature red carpet appearances that evening by many of the celebrities involved with the tournament, as well as a dinner and dancing to music by the band, Sixwire, the featured band from the television show, Nashville.
Saturday & Saturday, March 2-3 - Celebrity Golf Tournament
"Each foursome golfs with a celebrity. It is a non-spectator golf tournament, so those who wish to participate in the weekend’s festivities are encouraged to purchase tickets to the evening events," reads an event news release.
For tickets and more information on this year's event, go to .

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I'm heading to the desert for Patrick Warburton's St. Jude's Songwriter's Night

The event, officially billed as the 9th annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, will kick off on February 28 and run through March 3, and will bring a jam-packed celebrity lineup over with over 75 "stars, songwriters, and rock legends".

I'll be hosting on Thursday, February 28 - Songwriters Night - at the JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert
"This will be an evening with a group of renowned Nashville songwriters telling the stories behind their biggest hits, along with performing those hits."

It's a blast.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Me and the Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus Perform Holiday Show Sound of Bells in Baltimore!

I was so honored to be the emcee and perform with the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore,MD.

America's Big Band brings its signature style to the season with the annual holiday concert series, “Sound the Bells.”
I sang a couple solos and the singalong too. AND I read It Was The Night Before Christmas to some kiddies...
What a great way to celebrate the holiday season.

Watch the whole concert here...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Never before seen memory with George H.W. Bush video

I've never shown this video on the air... This is an outtake from an interview I had with President Bush (41) 9 years ago... a look behind the scenes when I played a recording for the President of a song my friend, John Rich of Big & Rich, wrote and recorded for his own grandfather... a veteran of WWII just like Pres. Bush. Here's that moment and the President's reaction AND now John's reaction too!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

25 Years ago

"Our schedules keep it fresh! We don't see each other during the week. So when we finally bump into each other on Friday nights, it's like, "Look at you! You're cute! How was your week? Great to see you! Let's go out together!"

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Behind the scenes at Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

It was a special evening as I helped celebrate the Class of 2018 and recognize the industry’s most accomplished leaders.

The Class of 2018 features individuals working from coast to coast across the wild, wide spectrum of media, in programming and distribution, in management and finance, in front of the camera and behind it. Women leaders this year deserve special attention, including CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Gayle King of CBS This Morning and Courteney Monroe of National Geographic Global Networks. In recognition of her industry leadership, this year’s Chairman’s Award goes to Linda Yaccarino of NBCUniversal.