Ozzy Osbourne and Alan Jackson‘s music has helped rescue workers find a severely autistic eight year old who went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest in California.
Joshua Robb was found alive and well on Tuesday (Sept. 13) after spending the night alone in the wilderness – and his estranged father claims his favourite two songs helped coax his son out of the woods.
Ozzy’s No More Tears and Jackson’s Good Times were blasted out of speakers driven through the forest on the back of a truck after autism experts told rescuers the tracks would help relax the frightened boy and convince him to walk towards the music after he went missing early on Monday (Sept. 12).
Ozzy’s manager wife Sharon Osbourne was thrilled to hear the news and couldn’t wait to tell her husband.
Speaking backstage at the America’s Got Talent finals, which she was judging, she said, “My goodness me. I have to go now and tell Ozzy… He’ll probably start crying.”
Country icon Alan Jackson has parted ways with record label bosses at Sony Music Nashville after more than two decades on their roster.
The singer joined the label in 1989 and went on to release a total of 14 studio albums on the Arista imprint, including hit singles It Must Be Love, Small Town Southern Man, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere with Jimmy Buffett, and Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), which earned him a Grammy in 2002.
But the 52 year old has ended his partnership with Sony after delivering his “final recordings” to label heads, according to a company representative.
In a statement, Sony bosses thanked Jackson for “their long association and many hit records achieved as a result of that association”, and insisted the parting was “amicable”.