At the age of eight, Herb Alpert was drawn to the trumpet in a music appreciation class in his elementary school. He went on to master the instrument, earning numerous awards along the way. He recorded his first hit song, "The Lonely Bull" in 1962. Since then he has earned five #1 hits, 9 GRAMMY® Awards, 15 Gold albums, 14 Platinum albums and he has sold over 72 million records.

He also started one of the most successful independent record labels in music history, A & M Records. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named as one of the Grammy Museum’s ”Icons of the Music Industry” He joins us on Watching America this week to discuss his extraordinary career.

Alpert will be performing at The Sandler Senter in Virginia Beach on July 26.

Find Alpert at

Listen to the interview on Friday at noon on WHRV FM. You can also stream it online