Hello Taylor Nation!
Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who’s just arrived back into town and is blogging even before unpacking, we want to wish Amos J. Heller, bass player extraordinaire for the Agency, a happy birthday today March 18. Of course, he’s in New Zealand and we’re a bit behind on our salute. To make up for it, I just sent the Ninja Department over to deliver him a piece of cake. The chances it gets there without it being devoured are very slim. They probably ate it before they were even out the door.
Amos has toured and/or recorded with Josh Gracin, Rhett Akins, Mindy MacCready, and Taylor Swift. He has played arenas and amphitheatres all over North America, and did a brief tour of U.S. bases in Iraq with the Stars for Stripes.
Popularly, he’s known for his sense of humor and his kindness. If you have been to the Speak Now World Tour, he will be among the first that will come out and greet the fans. I’ve had the good fortune of meeting him several times, and he’s always down to earth with no celebrity pretensions.
You can read his Agency Profile: Amos Heller on this site 🙂 The pictures were taken by me at the Speak Now Tour concert in Madison Square Garden in New York in November 22, 2011.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- March 19: The voting for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 47th ACM Awards begins!
- March 20: The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond music soundtrack album is released.
- March 23: Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear on Live! With Kelly. This looks like a repeat of her previous appearance, not sure yet.
- March 23: The Hunger Games movie is released nationwide.
- March 29: The Punk’d season premiere episode featuring Taylor Swift airs on MTV at 10/9c.
- March 31: The 2012 Kids Choice Awards. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for Sparks Fly. The show airs on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 31st at 8/7c.
(Sources: Fender.com, The Swift Agency)