Jaydee Bixby Scores Big with Cowboys and Cadillacs CD

It’s truly official. I said on the Los Angeles American Idol Tour thread that I want to adopt American Idol Season 7 runner-up, David Archuleta. Well, add Jaydee Bixby to my Christmas in July wish list.

As many of my Canadian readers know, Jaydee was the Canadian Idol Season 5 runner-up in 2007. His adorable face and his “aw-shucks”, earthy demeanor was hard to resist over the course of last year’s show.

Add to this his gorgeous baritone voice and you have a country-style package ready to be marketed to the masses.

Even if Country is not your style of music, this song and Jaydee’s performance are a hard combination to resist. The song is presently number 22 on the Canadian country charts; however, I have no doubt that it will zoom into the number one position.

For more Jaydee news, check out his MYSPACE page.

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “Jaydee Bixby Scores Big with Cowboys and Cadillacs CD”

  1. Omg I love this song and this kid! He is great! I am so glad he has found his niche! Thanks for adding it MCL!


  2. Isn’t he terrific? The adorable face and voice. He’s David Archuleta – country-style! hahaha


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