MP3 Eddie Cunningham - I Can't Wait
Eddie''s acclaimed 2nd CD. This Los Angeles Singer / Songwriter has put some beautiful, soulful, and gospel ballads on this one, including the touching song "WHY" written with Wendy Waldman, and "GET BACK ON THE HORSE & RIDE", written with Chris Darrow.
12 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Country Gospel, GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel
A California native, Eddie is the son of a hillbilly trucker, steel worker, gambling, teamster man & a Marilyn Monroe with red hair. Eddie began his singing/songwriting journey as a child some thirty years ago. Eddie has shared the stage with many great artists like Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bryan White, Joe Diffee, Aaron Tippin, Gary Morris, Jim Lauderdale, Keith Anderson, Trick Pony, Jesse Colin Young, Boy Howdy, Big House, Berkley Hart, and the list goes on. In 1996, 97 & 98, Eddie was named Songwriter of the Year & Male Vocalist of the Year by the California Country Music Association. In 1999 Eddie won First Place at the "Country Music Showdown" sponsored by the Country Star Restaurant in Hollywood and sang The National Anthem before a packed house at a Los Angeles Lakers Basketball game at the Great Western Forum and at Hollywood Park Race Track. .
In 2000 Eddie won The Jim Beam Country Band Search national talent contest and earned the title: The Best Unsigned Artist in America. Also in 2000, Eddie topped the Americana charts with The Gram Parsons Notebook, his song "Jesus Is More Than A Name" was co-written with Gram Parsons (through his notebook) and co-produced with Grammy winner Carl Jackson (the album was up for 3 Grammy nominations) it features Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs & The Elvis Band just to name a few. Other songs to note: "If You Need a Miracle" (Ben E. King) / "I Was Taken" (Moe Bandy) / "Bad Cowboy" (Jenny Slate) / "Lay Your Burden Down To Die" (Mark Insley). Eddie has co-written with some of the best songwriters in the business including: BMI "2003 Songwriter of the year" Jeffrey Steele, Grammy winners Wendy Waldman & Desmond Child, Country Music Hall of Fame Legend, A. L. "Doodle" Owens, Mentor Williams, Kostas, and many others.
Currently, Eddie''s songs and or voice appears on The NBC reality TV show "Starting Over", The E! True Hollywood Story "The Judd''s", CMT''s "Greatest Tour Buses", Style Network, Black Starz, Encore, TBS, TNN, CBS''s "Touched By An Angel", Gundam Cartoon and more...his beautiful song he co-wrote with legendary country rock pioneer Chris Darrow "Get Back On That Horse And Ride" is slated to be in the new Disney movie Black Stallion 2 "The Last Mustang." Eddie is also a in demand demo singer in Los Angeles and Nashville and has worked with the likes of Bob Doyle (Garth Brooks), Berry Gordy, Desmond Child, Diane Warren, Mountain Dew, Florida Marlins, Ford, Chevy, Nissan, Dodge, Los Angeles Boat Show, Radio Gets Results, and many others.
Eddie has several songs in the new film "Jukebox California" arts & crafts musical collage starring legendary record producer and songwriter Kim Fowley and friends, filmed by Roy Swedeen in the beautiful landscapes of Southern California''s Inland Empire. Eddie appears in the film showcasing his singing and songwriting as himself and as "Big Orange & The Backyard Ramblers" , abstract art, cooking skills and comedic personality. Eddie likes being a funny guy; in fact you may have caught him getting his chest waxed on an episode of "Jay walking" with Jay Leno on NBC one night. They played it four times, once in slow motion. Jay couldn''t believe it didn''t seem to bother Eddie, as Eddie replied after the rip, "Will this get me on Survivor?" Eddie has a very serious side to him too; you may have seen him on the NBC morning show Good Day L.A., promoting a peace concert dedicated to the 9/11 victims singing a song called "WHY", which he co-wrote with Grammy winner Wendy Waldman after the Columbine incident.
*Special performance September 10th, NBC News 4, 11:00pm, 2005