Outsiders Inn - Carnie Wilson
Contestant - "GONE COUNTRY"
Photo Credit: Ron Jaffe
Some people know Carnie Wilson as a pop singer, a progeny of one of the most famous artists of all time (Beach Boys co-founder and mastermind Brian Wilson) with her own hit-laden and Grammy Award-nominated track record with the group Wilson Phillips. Others know her as a TV personality with a resume that includes co-hosting "The View," hosting her own talk show, "Carnie!," as well as "Bottom Line's Secret Food Cures," and acting on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." She also does radio and TV voiceovers, is a published author of autobiographies and a cookbook, a Playboy model and a motivational speaker.
Showing off the combined genes of the Beach Boys and the Mamas and the Papas, Wilson Phillips debuted at No. 1 in 1990 with their first single, "Hold On" -- the Billboard Music Award winner for Hot 100 Single of the Year -- selling more than 11 million copies of their three albums and producing six Top 20 singles. Wilson’s voice has also graced albums by her father as well as by James Ingram, Belinda Carlisle, Billy Idol and the late Robert Palmer. In 2006, shortly after the birth of her daughter Lola Sofia, she recorded A Mother’s Gift: Lullabies From the Heart, which featured a combination of originals and covers. Carnie's latest album, "Christmas with Carnie" is in stores now.
Her TV career has also included a correspondent gig on “Entertainment Tonight,” stints on VH1's “Celebrity Fit Club” and “That 70s Show.” Her published works include two memoirs -- 2001's “Gut Feeling” and 2003's “I'm Still Hungry”-- as well as the cookbook “To Serve With Love” in 2005.