This Day In History – November 5

1895

George B. Selden, of Rochester, New York, received the first U.S. patent for an automobile!

He sold the rights four years later for $200,000!

1988

The Beach Boys had the number one single with Kokomo

It was written by John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas, and was included on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise film, Cocktail!

1995

The Wizard Of Oz in Concert featured an all-star cast:

Jackson Browne was the Scarecrow

Roger Daltrey was the Tin Man

Nathan Lane played the Cowardly Lion

and Jewel was Dorothy!

The concert, held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, was a benefit for the Children’s Defense Fund.

2002

The Johnny Cash album, American IV: The Man Comes Around, was released.

It would be the last new material issued during his lifetime. Many regard this as his eulogy:

and then lastly…

2009

The Fort Hood massacre occurred when a radical Islamist, U.S. Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, opened fired on a group of unarmed American soldiers, killing 13 and wounding dozens more.

Wearing traditional Islamic garb, and screaming Allahu Akbar (God is Great in Arabic), he was ultimately shot and paralyzed by base guards.

Rest In Peace to those who gave US everything, only to get everything they had ripped from them.

Thank you for your service, soldiers! 

-Tyler Jackson

48th Annual CMA awards nominees & predictions!

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” AKA the 48th annual CMA Awards are being held tonight, and as always, Megan & I have to make our predictions on who we think will win!

 

The wager

If Tyler wins: 

If Megan wins: 

The categories & predictions:

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Tyler picks: George Strait! 

Megan picks: Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
Fuse, Keith Urban
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church

Tyler picks: Crash My Party

Megan picks: Platinum

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Tyler picks: Carrie Underwood

Megan picks: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Tyler picks: Keith Urban

Megan picks: Luke Bryan

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Tyler picks: Lady Antebellum

Megan picks: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Tyler picks: Florida George Line 

Megan picks: Florida Georgia Line 

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Tyler picks: Thomas Rhett

Megan picks: Brett Eldridge

Single of the Year

Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Drunk on a Plane, Dierks Bentley
Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church
Meanwhile Back at Mama’s, Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Mine Would Be You, Blake Shelton

Tyler picks: Give Me Back My Hometown

Megan picks: Drunk on a Plane 

Song of the Year
Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves
Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church
I Don’t Dance, Lee Brice
I Hold On, Dierks Bentley

Tyler picks: I Don’t Dance 

Megan picks: Automatic

Music Video of the Year
Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Bartender, Lady Antebellum
Drunk on a Plane, Dierks Bentley
Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves
Somethin’ Bad, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert

Tyler picks: Drunk of a Plane

Megan picks: Something Bad

Musical Event of the Year
Bakersfield, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
Meanwhile Back at Mama’s, Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Somethin’ Bad, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
We Were Us, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
You Can’t Make Old Friends, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Tyler picks: Meanwhile Back At Mama’s 

Megan picks: Somethin’ Bad 

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

Tyler picks: Mac McAnally 

Megan picks: Mac McAnally 

 

I can’t wait to drink my Keystones tomorrow! 

 

-Tyler Jackson

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2014

Every year since 2000, Oprah has come out with a list of “her favorite things”…well, her 2014 list has been issued. As always, it’s clear she has great taste. As always, however, some of the stuff on her list isn’t cheap…

For $700, you can get some sweet wireless Beats By Dre headphones! 

You can get a solid three-piece Bath Salt set for $265

Ginger Beauty and Wellness Collection

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Oprah’s very own book What I know for sure for $25 

 

 

 

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

You can find the full list of Oprah’s favorite things HERE, and dont forget, we’re only 49 days from Christmas! 

-Tyler & Megan

Veteran’s Day Ice Cream!

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For Veterans Day,  Baskin Robbins has come out with a camo designed ice cream to celebrate our troops with a waffle cone to match.The camo flavor includes chocolate, salted caramel and a green cake flavor.A portion of the camo ice cream profits will go to benefit the USO.

Read more here!

 

Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” YouTube Challenge

Every year since 2011, Jimmy Kimmel challenges parents to tell their children that they ate ALL of their Halloween candy and capture their reaction on video. As you can imagine, most of the kids are pretty upset, some are REALLY upset, and some are pretty understanding about it all.

I’m fairly sure I would’ve been pretty upset if my parents did this to me…and then I would’ve immediately been grounded for my reaction.~ Carly

This Day In History – November 4

November 4th in history was a big day for Presidential elections! 

1924

Calvin Coolidge was elected as the 30th President of the United States!

He was already in the office, however, as he was completing Warren G. Harding‘s term, who had passed away while in office.

1952

America said, “I Like Ike”!

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon ticket won a sweeping (55%-44%) victory over Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson and running-mate John J. Sparkman!

Eisenhower was the 34th president of the U.S., and the only US President to be from Kansas.

1980

Ronald Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter‘s bid for re-election

The Great Communicator won with 525 electoral votes to Carter’s 40

2008

Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election, making him the first African-American to win the presidency

Ya see, a big day for Presidental elections

I wonder who will win the next November 4 election…in 2036!

OH YA

and for good measures, and just to keep it real:

It was This Day In History in…

2006

Dierks Bentley took Every Mile a Memory to number one!

-Tyler Jackson

The Most Catchy Song EVER is…

Some scientists in the U.K. just released the results of a study, where they were looking into what makes a song CATCHY.

In the process, they determined that the Spice Girls song “Wannabe” is the catchiest song of ALL TIME . . . or at least of the 1,000 “randomly selected” pop hits that were included in the study.

To figure it out, they played the hook of each song for 12,000 people . . . and averaged the amount of time it took people to correctly recognize it.  It took just 2.29 seconds for people to identify “Wannabe”.  Here’s the Top 20:

 

1.  “Wannabe”, Spice Girls . . . identified in 2.29 seconds

 

2.  “Mambo No. 5″, Lou Bega . . . identified in 2.48 seconds

 

3.  “Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor . . . identified in 2.62 seconds

 

4.  “Just Dance”, Lady Gaga . . . identified in 2.66 seconds

 

5.  “SOS”, ABBA . . . identified in 2.73 seconds

 

6.  “Pretty Woman”, Roy Orbison . . . identified in 2.73 seconds

 

7.  “Beat It”, Michael Jackson . . . identified in 2.8 seconds

 

8.  “I Will Always Love You”, Whitney Houston . . . identified in 2.83 seconds

 

9.  “Don’t You Want Me”, Human League . . . identified in 2.83 seconds

 

10.  “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, Aerosmith . . . identified in 2.84 seconds

 

11.  “Poker Face”, Lady Gaga . . . identified in 2.88 seconds

 

12.  “MMMbop”, Hanson . . . identified in 2.89 seconds

 

13.  “It’s Now or Never”, Elvis Presley . . . identified in 2.91 seconds

 

14.  “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”, Bachman-Turner Overdrive . . . identified in 2.94 seconds

 

15.  “Billie Jean”, Michael Jackson . . . identified in 2.97 seconds

 

16.  “Karma Chameleon”, Culture Club . . . identified in 2.99 seconds

 

17.  “Baby One More Time”, Britney Spears . . . identified in 2.99 seconds

 

18.  “Devil in Disguise”, Elvis Presley . . . identified in 3.01 seconds

 

19.  “Rivers of Babylon”, Boney M. . . . identified in 3.03 seconds

 

20.  “Candle in the Wind”, Elton John . . . identified in 3.04 seconds

This Day In History – November 3

1507

Leonardo Da Vinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her.

The work is known as the Mona Lisa

1961

Hank Williams, music publisher Fred Rose and Jimmie Rodgers were the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame!

You must check this out on a trip to Nashville!

1962

Billboard magazine dropped the “Western” from its chart title.The list has been known as Hot Country Singles/Songs ever since.

It’ll always be Country & Western to me…

1990

Vanilla Ice had the number one single in the United States with Ice, Ice, Baby!

This was a single from the album To the Extreme. “Ice Ice Baby Vanilla, Ice Ice Baby Vanilla…”

and then lastly…

1998

Minnesota elected former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura governor!

Apparently this looks great on a gubernatorial resume:

-Tyler Jackson