Wilson Is Joined by Artists, Producers, Industry Leaders and Entertainers for Candid Conversations About Music and Its Power to Inspire, Tell a Good Story, and Connect People ‘the Spark’ Premieres
SiriusXM announced that Rita Wilson, actress, singer, songwriter, producer and music lover, will host The Spark exclusively on SiriusXM.
This monthly one-hour show hosted by Rita Wilson out of SiriusXM’s new Hollywood studios, will feature Wilson along with rotating guests—artists, producers, music managers and entertainers—as they sit down to discuss their love of music and how it has shaped their lives. The Spark will dive into the creative process—from writing, recording, or producing music—to candid conversations about the unusual and interesting paths taken throughout their careers.
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SiriusXM subscribers can catch The Spark beginning Wednesday, October 9 at 7 pm on Volume (channel 106), the channel devoted to the discussion of, and passion for, music. Upcoming guests include entertainment entrepreneur and innovator Scooter Braun for the premiere show, and Grammy Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt will be the featured guest in November.
“Music has always been a way for me to get insight into the human condition, be transported by the power of storytelling, to connect emotionally, whether that’s for a good cry, or to get on the dance floor,” said Rita Wilson. “Music transports people. How many times have you bonded with someone over loving a song and what it means to you? That’s The Spark. Sparking conversation, curiosity, and creativity, and I’m excited to bring this to SiriusXM Volume.”
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Wilson’s latest album, Halfway to Home, her fourth studio record, combines her love of Southern California rock along with Nashville country. Wilson is currently touring North America in support of Halfway to Home. The album’s first single, “Throw Me a Party,” debuted in March and depicts Wilson’s journey following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. Other songs on the album include “The Spark,” a song about love and relationships, “Big City Small Town Girl,” about her own upbringing as a Hollywood native, and the album’s title track, “Halfway to Home.”
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