Sunday, August 15, 2004


To kick off our virtual coverage of the Republican National Convention, here's the G.O.P.'s list of celebrities who will attend the convention.

Michael W. Smith - He's created 16 albums, which have received Dove and Grammy awards. He has also opened a club for teenagers in Nashville which serves as a safeplace for young people to enjoy music and art.

Daniel Rodriguez - Nicknamed "America's Tenor," this former NYC police officer is known for his stirring renditions of "God Bless America" and the national anthem. He has since released three albums.

Daize Shayne - After having only 6 years of surfing experience, Daize entered and won the women's World Longboard Championships. Daize recently released her first album, The Way I Do. She also models and works as an on - mike personality for ESPN, Fox Sports, and others.

Ron Silver - Silver, a Tony Award winning actor on Broadway, is a native of New York and a longtime outspoken liberal, but has recently expressed his strong support for President Bush and the War on Terror. Beyond Broadway, he has also been in many films and television programs.

The Gatlin Brothers - Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin have been staples in the country music business. They have been making hits since the 1970's and they scored a Grammy with the song "Broken Lady." The Gatlin Brothers ended their nationwide touring in 1992 with their Adios Tour.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Elisabeth participated in the second season of the Survivor reality game show, which took place in the Australian Outback. Currently, Mrs. Hasselbeck is a co - host of ABC's daytime talk show, The View and is married to Washington Redskins quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.

Sara Evans - Sara began singing with her family's band in Missouri at the age five and has not stopped singing since. She has had great success in country music, scoring multiple Top Five hits as well as having a Number One album and Number One song. She has sold over 3 million albums.

Dana Glover - Before launching her music career, Dana worked as a model in New York City. She is famously known for writing and singing the song "It Is You I Have Loved All Along" from the "Shrek" soundtrack, which has been certified platinum.

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