A legend lends a voice - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

A legend lends a voice

Posted: Updated:

DEL MAR (CBS 8) - The next time you're out and about in Del Mar, keep your eye out for a Grammy-award winning, Country Music Award-winning vocalist.

"I've lived here a long time, over 22 years," Juice Newton said.

The irony for local Juice Newton fans is, although she lives here, she rarely plays here.

"It's funny, I hardly ever work where I live, so the opportunity to actually work basically in town at Sycuan is kind of cool to me," Newton said.

Newton will headline a benefit concert this Sunday night at Sycuan Casino to help raise awareness and fund research for dystonia, a disease that causes uncontrolled muscle spasms and contractions.

Also on the bill will be new age guitarist Billy McLaughlin, who was diagnosed with dystonia in 2001. The former right-handed guitarist had to teach himself to play proficiently left-handed. I interviewed Billy last March.

"I might be the only guitar player you've ever run into that had to learn his instrument two times," he said.

While Billy had to literally reinvent himself, Juice Newton's career continues to thrive by being true to her craft.

"The artist should do what they feel true to," she said.

It's a formula that has allowed her to cross over and back, topping the charts in both country and pop. It's a sustaining career that still keeps her on the road a couple weeks a month.

"Hopefully you pick songs that are meaningful to you, so you can give that gift every time you perform, so it feels true and honest," she seaid.

Sunday night, we have a rare opportunity to see one of our own singn the songs that make her one of a kind.

 

  • Vintage HimmelMore>>

  • Remembering Larry

    Remembering Larry

    We are saddened to report our beloved colleague Larry Himmel,  CBS News 8's legendary reporter, humorist and consummate broadcaster died Wednesday, November 5th following his brave battle with cancer. Larry was 68 years old. 
    We are saddened to report our beloved colleague Larry Himmel,  CBS News 8's legendary reporter, humorist and consummate broadcaster died Wednesday, November 5th following his brave battle with cancer. Larry was 68 years old. 
  • Vintage Himmel: Bedroom Broadcaster

    Vintage Himmel: Bedroom Broadcaster

    CBS News 8 broadcast engineer Scott Rice always knew he wanted to work in the TV business. In fact, 16-years-ago he got Larry's attention. That's when Larry discovered that Scott was running a radio station, out of his bedroom. 

    Watch the video above for this week's Vintage Himmel. 

     

    CBS News 8 broadcast engineer Scott Rice always knew he wanted to work in the TV business. In fact, 16-years-ago he got Larry's attention. That's when Larry discovered that Scott was running a radio station, out of his bedroom. 

    Watch the video above for this week's Vintage Himmel. 

     
  • Vintage Himmel: The Price is Right

    Vintage Himmel: The Price is Right

    Friday, March 4 2016 9:37 PM EST2016-03-05 02:37:25 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 9:42 PM EST2016-03-05 02:42:13 GMT

    It was one of the most exciting days of their lives, and they got to relive it with Larry.

     

    It was one of the most exciting days of their lives, and they got to relive it with Larry.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.