‘Discovering Doris’ just loves Country singer Melinda Schneider who has returned Doris Day to the top of the Australian music charts!August 10, 2010 3 Comments
The Australian country music singer Melinda Schneider has just released a new tribute album to Doris Day entitled ‘Melinda Does Doris’. The album which heralds a new creative direction for the Aussie Country Princess has proven to be a hit with music lovers downunder as it debuted this week at #1 on the ARIA Jazz/Blues chart and at #30 on the National Pop chart.
Melinda’s music career began at the tender age of eight, when, as the daughter of yodeller Mary Schneider, she joined her mother on the album “The Magic of Yodelling”. The singer-songwriter has however long established herself as a successful solo recording artist in her own right. Since 2000, Melinda has released six studio albums with her last “Be Yourself” reaching the #1 spot on the Country music charts; is a proud recipient of six prestigious awards from the Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA) and has also had many of her own original songs recorded by top pop acts such as Olivia Newton-John (“Physical”) and John Farnham (“You’re The Voice”).
Melinda’s latest album which pays homage to the darling Ms. Doris Day was fuelled by an admiration which stemmed from her childhood when she first laid eyes on Doris Day’s 1953 musical picture ‘Calamity Jane’.
“She was such a huge talent” she enthuses now, “a triple threat as they say – she could sing, dance and act. I thought then she was the best of everything a woman can be and when I grow up I want to be just like her!…”
2010 looks set to be a fabulous, ‘full-on’ year for Melinda as it has already delivered her a star spot in the latest season of Channel 7’s “Dancing With The Stars: Australia” where she got to indulge her passion of dance that goes back decades. This resulted in a connection with Universal Music and the shimmering tribute album ‘Melinda Does Doris’. A national tour for the hit album is also now rumoured for later in the year.
“I am so thrilled with the way the album has been received. This record seems to be making people happy, but I really have to thank the delightful Doris Day for the stunning songs and the joy that she has given all of her fans for so many years, including me!”
This site just adores Melinda and encourages all fans of Doris Day to have a peak at her performing “Everybody Loves A Lover” from her new album here as it is just so, so, so cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RkH19aN7Q0
1. Everybody Loves a Lover
2. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
3. Que Sera Sera
4. It’s Magic
5. Put `em in a Box
6. Black Hills of Dakota
7. Secret Love
8. Love Somebody (with David Campbell)
9. Deadwood Stage
10. Sentimental Journey
11. Teacher’s Pet
12. I’ll See You in My Dreams