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John Tesh Biography
Television host, recording artist, music director and syndicated radio show host-John Tesh has explored and succeeded in all of these facets of the entertainment industryIn a remarkably successful career that now spans more than 25 years, Tesh is known worldwide as a leading and respected figure in the entertainment and broadcasting industriesIf you follow his career, it becomes obvious that music has always been Tesh's main passionIn 1996, after 10 years as co-host of "Entertainment Tonight," he surprised many by leaving the highly visible position to pursue his career as a fulltime musician.
Three of Tesh's most recent releases, A Deeper Faith, Christmas Worship and Power of Love all resided on the Billboard Pop and Christian Music chartsPower of Love was nominated for a 2003 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental AlbumReleasing A Deeper Faith 2 and his book "The Power of Prayer and Worship" last year, Tesh stepped further into a world in which he desires only to be 'useful' to others.
This August Tesh will release the family-friendly double CD and DVD ($14.99 each), Live Worship At Red Rocks, which will also become a national television special.
"Nine years ago, in a driving rain storm, with my wife and 2 month old daughter in the audience, my life changed forever at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre," comments Tesh"The Public Television program we filmed that evening went on to become one of PBS's most successful fundraising specials everIt also enabled me to make a giant leap out of Television and into the world of music, my first love."
Now, nearly a decade later, Tesh has once again created an amazing project in God's natural amphitheatre in Live Worship at Red RocksThis worldwide television event features favorite praise and worship songs such as "You Are Good," "I Can Only Imagine," "Bring Me To Life," "Lord Have Mercy" and "Above All," plus many new pieces created especially for the occasion.
Tesh has long been an advocate for the power and encouragement found in worship musicAnd so it's no surprise that one of Tesh's regular gigs is music director in his Sherman Oaks, Califchurch.
"When you have a 9 year old little girl in your house, you suddenly realize that you need to pick a vocation that the kid can actually share with the rest of the fourth grade class", says Tesh.
John's entrepreneurial side also brought him to the world of radio and has made him one of the most listened-to voices on the air"The John Tesh Radio Show" is heard daily on 80 affiliate stations across the country and on over 150 stations during the weekendThe show, owned and distributed by The TeshMedia Group, airs in all dayparts, on multiple formats, and has a weekly listening audience of eight million people.
Tesh's radio show focuses on a concept he calls "Music and Intelligence For Your Life," providing listeners with guidance and information that they can use in their daily livesThe concept has proven so powerful that many listeners prefer listening to his show instead of watching television"I'm at a time in my life when I want my own personal reality show to be aimed at helping others," Tesh says"Planting seeds and encouraging people with the program and my music is a method with which I am truly comfortable'Music and Intelligence For Your Life' is a safe haven for family listeningChildren, men and women of all ages can gain something from the show."
With three gold albums and a career that includes six Emmys, two Grammy nominations, an Associated Press Award for investigative journalism, a Keyboard Magazine Award, several number one radio hits, three hit PBS specials and two tours as an Olympic announcer/composer, it's obvious that Tesh has a drive for versatility.
Tesh lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Connie Sellecca, his nine-year old daughter Prima and his 22 year old son, Gib, a senior in college.