George Strait’s final concert to be released as a live album

Just a few months ago, on July 7th, more than 100,000 country fans from all over the world jammed into AT&T Stadium in Arlington as the Cowboy rode away.  Millions more wished they could’ve been part of the historical night.

Well, now…you can!

George Strait’s final concert will be released as a live album on September 16th.  20 of his chart-topping hits will be featured; some with George solo, and some with his many special guests that night.

A 2-hour concert special will air on CMT on August 29th.

And yes, you can still get the collectible t-shirt too!

Actor Chris Pratt Owned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yet another reason to love, Chris Pratt. Check out the video and read the whole story here.


Girl throws first LLWS shutout

Little League is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, and the best baseball teams from Little League’s all over the world have once again descended on Williamsport, PA for the annual Little League World Series.  And history has been made!

For the first time, a young girl…13 year old pitcher Mo’ne Davis…threw a complete game shutout in tournament play.  Playing for the team from Philadelphia, and representing the Mid-Atlantic region, she pitched all six innings and gave up only two hits.

And before you think she’s a fluke…she also threw a complete game shutout in the Regional Championship.  Her performance has even caught the attention of some Major Leaguers.

Mo’ne is just the 4th American girl to participate in the Little League World Series.  Her team resumes play in the tournament on Monday.

Arkansas fan dumps Kliff Kingsbury…he responds

Even the casual football fan is aware of the buzz created by Texas Tech’s second year head coach Kliff Kingsbury…apparently the ladies think he’s pretty adorable.

But when one Arkansas fan sent him a “Dear Kliff” letter, the former Red Raider quarterback proved that he can be just as charming…and witty.

Check out her letter to the coach…and his response.  And if you’d like to check him out in person…Texas Tech will play the Cats here in Manhattan on October 4th.  You’re welcome, ladies.

Twitter reacts to cyberbullying of Zelda Williams

The daughter of the late Robin Williams had to sign off the social media site after at least two individuals sent her very distasteful tweets, including one very tasteless photo.

Today, Twitter responded by disabling several accounts and announcing new policy changes to deal with “cyber-bullying”.

“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter,” Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement. “We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users.”

SMH that people can be that cruel.


Josh Gracin causes scare

Josh Gracin caused his fans a scare when he posted a rather disturbing message on his Facebook page.

The post seemed to be directed at Ann Marie, his wife of 13 years.  He accused her of turning her back on him when he needed her the most.  And he ended the post with this: “Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music … Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.”

As expected, his fans reacted immediately and with concern.  And later that night, his manager posted on his official page thanking all for their concern and assuring them that Josh was OK.  He also asked for continued well-wishes.

Let’s hope that this former Marine gets the help he needs and that he’s back to his family soon.


FGL announces new album details

It certainly was a banner day for Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley…aka Florida Georgia Line.

The duo announced that their new album “Anything Goes” will hit stores on October 14th.  Their second studio album will have a lot to live up to…after their debut smash “Here’s To The Good Times” spawned five Top 10 hits.

“We’re trying to step our game up,” said Kelley. “We’ve got a couple of awesome songs that we’re pumped about everybody hearing. Can’t wait to get the new stuff out. It’s definitely gonna have evolved from record one, but it’s still going to have that FGL feel, but we’re going to take some chances here and there.”

The duo’s latest single “Dirt” is rocketing up the charts.

Of course, we’ll see FGL next summer as it was also announced that they’ll headline the 2015 Country Stampede next June.  Discounted tickets are still available…you won’t want to miss THIS party!

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This Day In History – August 15


Procter & Gamble introduced Crisco shortening!

This stuff is still a big ingredient in pie crusts…and I love pie, and pie crusts!


Hey, thanks Crisco!


The War Department awarded Sgt. Edward Dzuba the Legion of Merit!

Sgt. Dzuba, the mess sergeant of Company A, 305th Medical Battalion, was awarded the Legion of Merit medal, in recognition of his outstanding ingenuity in originating unusual and appetizing recipes from leftovers! His fantastic ideas reduced losses from food waste and spoilage!  During a time when the entire nation was under rations, this was brilliant! Well done, sir!

1969 - The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in Bethel, New York!

450,000 people came out, while Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, and so many more people performed.

There were hippies, and bikers, Viet Nam war vets, and high school kids, college kids and college grads, long hair, short hair, young and old! Woodstock truly marked an era!

Groovy, man! Far out!


Boyz II Men started a 13-week run at number one on the singles chart with End of The Road, the group’s first number one!

At the time, End Of The Road broke the 36-year-old record held by ELVIS for the longest run at the top!

and then last…

but dang sure not least!


Happy 75th Anniversary to the Wizard of Oz!

The MGM musical had it’s Hollywood premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California! It was released nationwide on August 25, 1939

Who could ever forget this?!

Kansas represent, baby! Kansas represent!

-Tyler Jackson

Tim and Faith’s daughter Audrey can SING!

As their current duet “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” rockets up the charts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have yet another reason to be proud.  Seems that their youngest daughter, 12 year old Audrey, was blessed with her parents singing ability.

Prior to a Tim McGraw concert in Arkansas, Audrey took the stage at a pre-show concert and nailed a version of “Traveling Soldier”.  The fans who were lucky enough to attend the gig didn’t know ahead of time that she’d be singing for them, but a few of them did manage to capture the performance on video.  Hence, the quality of the video isn’t great…but you can definitely hear that amazing voice.

Tim & Faith have always tried to afford their girls with all the opportunities to allow them to find their calling…and not push them into the spotlight.

Sounds like Audrey doesn’t need a very big push!

Charles Kelley the latest to take the icy bucket challenge

By now you’ve probably heard of this…the Ice Bucket Challenge.  It’s where you, after being challenged to do so, allow a bucket of icy cold water to be dumped on you.

It’s all for a great cause…to raise awareness in the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum is the latest country star to take part.  He allowed bandmate Dave Haywood to do the honors.  He joins Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, and Randy Houser as country singers who’ve taken the “dump”.

But it’s not just singers that are doing this.  Athletes, actors, even athletic directors are getting in on the action…just check out K-State’s AD John Currie getting doused (his in support of the Kay Yow Foundation).  We might have even set up a football matchup with Mississippi State in the process!

The other part of the challenge is that you then get to nominate three others to get the freezing bath.  Charles nominated Kate Upton, and for that I say to him…THANK YOU!!