Kellie Loder (born 1988) is an independent singer-songwriter from
Newfoundland who plays drums, guitar and piano. Having written her first
song at age 16 about a cousin who died in a traffic accident, Loder was
studying nursing at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of
Newfoundland when she released her first album, The Way, in August 2009.
Later that year, she won a talent-search contest hosted by YC
Newfoundland, a Christian youth conference. As part of the award, Loder
was given time with music industry and production professionals who
helped her with Imperfections & Directions, her second album, which was
released at the 2010 YC Newfoundland. Loder's nursing studies hampered
her ability to showcase Imperfections & Directions by touring. Loder was
nominated as Female Artist of the Year at the 2010 MusicNL awards, and
then as Gospel Artist of the Year in 2011. Imperfections & Directions
was nominated as Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year at the
2012 Juno Awards. Loder has asserted that she chose to begin her career
in Contemporary Christian music because it gives purpose to her music.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellie_Loder>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Muhammad, was killed in the Battle
of Karbala by the forces of Yazid I, whom Hussein had refused to
recognise as caliph.
English astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton, the
largest moon of the planet Neptune.
In the first proven act of air sabotage in the history of
commercial aviation, a United Airlines Boeing 247 exploded in mid-air
near Chesterton, Indiana, US, killing all seven people aboard.
World War II: The Kempeitai, the military police arm of the
Imperial Japanese Army, arrested and tortured over 50 civilians and
civilian internees on suspicion of their involvement in a raid on
Singapore Harbour during Operation Jaywick.
United States Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being
charged with tax evasion.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (informal) Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
2. (informal) A muscular, well-built, desirable man.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o'clock
has the whole afternoon from one to five ruined for him already.