Jill Colucci will be speaking and performing at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Christ Unity of Chattanooga. 105 McBrien Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411.
Although Ms. Colucci has enjoyed much commercial success, she has also experienced great loss. She refers to this period in her life as “The Lost Decade”. During this time, her music changed, her heart was opened more fully, and her songs became the vehicles for her healing. Her new CD, “Heal My Heart” is an expression of her triumph over loss and the manifestation of her new path in life.
She is dedicating these songs to all those who have experienced any kind of loss in their lives, hoping to prove that when words fail, music speaks.
Ms. Colucci has made her mark on Country radio as a songwriter with hit songs such as Song of the Year "No One Else On Earth" by Wynonna Judd and #1 Award winning songs "I’m Gonna Be Somebody" and "Anymore" by Travis Tritt. Her songs have sold over 20 million records worldwide! She has received her first gold records with Anne Murray and Gloria Loring. Other artists who have recorded her songs include: Rita Coolidge, Keb’ Mo’, Lacy J. Dalton, Michelle Wright, Richard Carpenter, Kennedy Rose, Larry Stewart, Andy Childs, Akina Nakamori and Akiko Kobayashi.
Her slightly raspy singing voice has been sought out by major film studios, television producers and national commercial producers. She has entertained America as the songwriter and vocalist for ABC's "America’s Funniest Home Videos" theme song for nearly three decades. For three consecutive years, she sang ABC’s network theme song "Something's Happening Here on ABC". She also performed Kenny Loggin's "Celebrate Me Home" for the Disney Channel’s network theme. Her national TV and radio commercials include Toyota, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Coors Beer, Burger King, Oldsmobile, Taco Bell, Chevrolet, Glidden Paint, and many more.
She has been lead vocalist for numerous feature films including Julia Robert's first film Mystic Pizza, Where The Boys Are, Taps, All The Right Moves and White Water Summer, to name a few. She wrote the song "Paradise", which was featured in White Water Summer and Little Nikita. Her television credits include Miami Vice, Designing Women, Mike Hammer, numerous Movies of the Week and many more.
Ms. Colucci travels around the world singing and performing her songs. Performing Arts Centers, Theatres, House Concerts and Churches are among her favorite venues. She also enjoys speaking at workshops and special events.