Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

Sweet Group Alabama Performs On QVC Tonight

August 28, 2015

We’re no fan of country music, but for those who are, Alabama will be performing on QVC tonight at 7 p.m.

The group will be on a “Q Sessions” show touting their new release, “Southern Drawl.”

Here what QVC.com has to say:

For over 40 years, Alabama has entertained generations of fans with their blend of country, southern rock and bluegrass. The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group is one of the most honored and successful bands in country music history, with 21 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums, 43 chart-topping country hits and over 73 million records sold.

Join us in studio for a special Q Sessions on August 28 at 7pm ET as Alabama debuts their latest release, Southern Drawl, their first collection of brand-new material in 14 years.

Sit back and listen to the signature sound of this Country Music Hall of Fame band as they perform songs from this highly-anticipated album and don’t miss your opportunity to pre-order your CD or digital download before its official Sept. 18 release date.

You’ll also receive a bonus album titled Live on the Road with 6 live tracks compiled especially for QVC customers. Whether you’re a longtime fan of this iconic band or just discovering their music, tune in and experience an unforgettable hour of great songs during Alabama: Q Sessions on QVC, Aug. 28 at 7pm ET.

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QVC, Let ‘Black Friday’ Host Dave James Go Home, After 20-Plus Hours On-Air He’s Getting ‘Zombiefied’

November 27, 2009

What a trooper QVC host Dave James is! But get the man some strong coffee, or drugs. Or better yet, cite QVC for cruel and unusual punishment of its employees.

For QVC’s big Black Friday event, James is appearing live for the network for 28 hours straight. He started at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. If he’s not on the air live, he is appearing on a Webcast, showing viewers a behind-the-scenes look at QVC.

About 4:45 p.m. Friday, we checked out the Webcast and saw James with fellow host Sharon Faetsch. He was using a Dell laptop that is going to be tomorrow’s Today’s Special Value, and he looked like he needed toothpicks to keep his eyes open.

Sharon Faetsch

“He’s a little zombiefied at this point,” said Faetsch, since James had been on 20 hours straight by that time.

“I can only close one eye at a time, or I’ll fall asleep,” he said at one point.

James could barely feign interest in Faetsch’s babbling about a taco-egg recipe. Finally, he got up and said he was taking a break.

“I’ll be back in just a few minutes,” James said. “Guys, I’m going to cut off my microphone.”

Thank God. It’s embarrassing when you leave you mic on when you’re in the bathroom. Didn’t Leslie Nielsen do that in one of his movie comedies, maybe “Naked Gun”?

James took such a long time getting back that Faetsch brought out a life-sized photo of him and sat it next to her, and then she had a backstage crew member come up and chat with her.

James is a pro, and it was amazing to see him summon up his energy and perk up when he want back on live TV.

Behind the scenes, we saw James being told he was going to have to do a “walkaround” with a cameraman with a Steadicam.

In between all this, James was concerned about the score for the Alabama-Auburn game. We know nothing about college football, but he was rooting for Alabama.

“Roll (Crimson) Tide, roll,” he said.

Some posters on QVC’s forums complained that looking at the Webcast “was like watching paint dry,” but we actually enjoyed watching Faetsch squirm when James took so long to come back from his break.

Amy Stran

And we heard this behind-the-scenes tidbit: “We’re going to have to be quiet when we go where Jane (Treacy) is selling,” the stage manager told James.

As we turned off the Webcast, host Amy Stran, a former cast member of the soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” had just joined James.

At one point, Stran and Faetsch were chastised by a stage manager for talking about one of their wedding-ring sets while James was chatting to his wife on the phone about the football game.

“You can’t have two conversations,” the stage manager said, noting that viewers — like us — were hearing everyone talk at once.

QVC, let James go home.