Hanging Tough with a New Kid and more former Boy-Band members [VIDEO]
What did I do before I joined the team at Mix 94.9? I toured the world with New Kids on the Block lead singer Jordan Knight on his sold out solo tour. My nickname around the radio station is “one-man boy-band” thanks to our sales guy Rob M. I had a blast traveling the globe and getting to meet so many interesting people.
Jordan and I started working together professionally back in the summer of 2002. He was ready to get back out on the road and recently separated from his record label (Interscope). I first met Jordan when I was a freshman in high school (1991) and then crossed paths with him again in the summer of 1999 when his debut solo single “Give It To You” was a top 10 smash at pop radio. Jordan and I worked on many projects and tours over the years. We released (3) albums, toured the globe many times over, and even managed to participate in (3) reality shows including “The Surreal Life.”
One of the proudest accomplishments for me was co-writing Jordan’s second highest charting solo release “Where is your Heart Tonight.” The song was released in the fall of 2005 and peaked at #12 on the Billboard AC chart in January of 2006. I started as Jordan’s road manager / live DJ and worked my way to full time artist manager in under two years.
I’m eternally grateful to Jordan for his support and faith in my abilities. I’ve had the pleasure to manage another NKOTB alum Danny Wood, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, Bryan Abrams from Color Me Badd, PM Dawn, Morgan Heritage, MC Brains and many more over the years. I just ran into both Jordan and Danny at their Minneapolis show a few weeks back, when New Kids on the Block brought The Package Tour to the Target Center.