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John Schneider, star of
The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville
and The Haves and the Have Nots.
In addition, he starred in Dream House, Stagecoach, Happy Endings and Run, where he played opposite Kirk Douglas and appeared in shows like Desperate Housewives, 90210, The Secret Life of The American Teenager, Nip/Tuck, The Mummy, and Touched by an Angel. Today he owns and operates the John Schneider Studios (JSS) with producing partner, Alicia Allain of Maven Entertainment where they have unleashed films Like Son, Anderson Bench, Inadmissible, Smothered and 4:GO and reshaped his music career with Ruffled Skirts and Odyssey. The two formed CineFlix Digital on Demand a premium streaming subscription based service that showcases all of their films and exclusive behind the scenes content for fans. Keeping the independent mindset, they continued by formulating CineFlix Fest a traveling show that provides groundbreaking opportunities to filmmakers, including a distribution contract proving their dedication to providing filmmakers an unprecedented opportunity for success.
A jack of all trades, John swept America off its feet with his unequivocal performance as Bo Duke, but what they never were anticipating was his unique musical talent. It was in the early 80s that John would sign with Scotti Brothers Label and unleash his debut full-length, Now or Never, which peaked at #8 on the US Country Billboard charts. Taking some time off to pursue acting opportunities, he would return with Worth The Wait, John’s Acoustic Christmas, The Promise and his most recent album, Home For Christmas, with The Dukes of Hazzard co-star, Tom Wopat in 2014.
In 2017, John made his triumphant return to the country music scene with Ruffled Skirts, a near and dear album to him that pays homage to Louisiana royalty, including some of the individuals from LeRoux (‘New Orleans Lady’), Jo-El Sonnier, Doug Kershaw, David Hyde who played bass on the album and Randy Carpenter who played drums on the album and is dedicated to the people who were affected by the flood. In 2016, the community of Southern Louisiana was hit twice by major flooding in a matter of six months. The floods ravaged the John Schneider Studios which sat in nearly 4 ft of water. Sitting in the recording studio with no furniture, he began arranging songs like “How Do You Stop The Water,” “The Cajun Navy, “ and “Every Friday Night” before enlisting in songwriters Scott Innis and Phil Redrow to help bring the songs to life. Instead of sitting in songwriting sessions, he and producing partner Alicia Allain sent photos and video to Innis and Redrow of the devastation that Louisiana endured to eloquently capture the monstrosity of the flooding through music. The songs came to life when he recorded each track in his bare studio creating a perfect space to take in the right sound. John then enlisted LeRoux’s keyboardist/vocalist Nelson Blanchard to mix and master the 10-track album.
Continuing to reinvent the wheel, John and Alicia have launched an all-new live variety show entitled Yee Haa, an ode to the beloved show, Hee Haw. Providing all of the foot stompin’, belly laughin’, and good times, the show offers an ensemble of comedians, singers, dancers, and world class musicians from around the country, including guest appearances by Ruth Buzzi and Lulu Roman. Set at JSS’s Moonshine Barn, fans are taken back to the good ole’ days of live variety TV.
Fans can be on the lookout for up-to-date information regarding John Schneider, JSS, Yee Haa, and more at JohnSchneiderStudios.com.
Appearing Friday and Saturday.