Little Known Facts About John

Little Known Facts About John

Date of Birth:  June 7, shares with Tom Jones, Prince and Liam Neeson.

Favorite Sport/Activities to Do:  Golf and Trail Running.  Loves Travel and Photography.

Female-Dominated Family:  Wife Debbie, two daughters one granddaughter, two female Maine Coon cats and one male Maine Coon.  “A minority in a sorority.”

Career Shift:  Concentrated on entirely voice overs for a living in 1991.

Voice heard in unusual places:  The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee and National Marine Museum

Unusual gigs:  the promotional voice of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) for 6 ½ years. Live voice at Florida Governor Inaugural Events.

Occupational Hazard:  Had an edema (due to overuse) on the right vocal fold and some ensuing vocal trouble in 2002 – was under the care of the Vanderbilt Voice Center, which has doctored voice issues for Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and others.

Set an Awards Show record:  Have voiced more CMA Awards telecasts than anyone, ever – 20.

Endurance:  Have voiced one FOX TV affiliate since 1998, for as long as they’ve been an affiliate.  Image voice for Kat Country 103 since 1992.

Relationship:  Am the proud uncle of identical twins: Danielle Kelly and Kelly Danielle Willyard and their older brother Brett, who set records as fastest high school mid-distance runner in Oregon (University of Oregon graduate)!