This Day In History – May 19

This Day In History – May 19

1962

Even though he didn’t turn 45 for another ten days, President John F. Kennedy got himself quite the birthday gift. At a birthday party/fundraiser at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, with more than 15,000 people in attendance, Marilyn Monroe broke out with this little number:

In-case you’re curious, Jackie wasnt there!

1992

In Massapequa, NY, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by Amy Fisher. Fisher was her husband Joey’s teen-age lover. Years later, and they’re all still keeping it classy…

And yes, Louis Bellera is also known as…Amy Fischer’s husband! Yikes!

And then lastly….

2000

Dinsey released Dinosaurs!

…on the same day Chicago opened up an exhibit that displayed the bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever!

If you were a dinosaur, what would you be?

Here’s what I would be!

-Tyler Jackson

ABC’s “Rising Star” to Debut on June 22nd

ABC’s singing competition “Rising Star” will inlcude judges Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley while Josh Groban will host.

Brad Paisley has had a successful TV history, co-hosting the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood. Groban was a frequent guest co-host on syndicated daytime talk show “Live!”, and was once a frontrunner for Regis Phibin’s chair before it ultimately went to Michael Strahan. And Kesha, for her part, had her own unscripted vehicle in MTV’s “Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life”.

Ludacris hosted last night’s Billboard Music Awards.

** “Rising Star” is banking on interactive elements. The show, which will tape in L.A. and air live on the East Coast, includes real-time voting — though ABC has yet to clarify how that will work with the time-delayed broadcast on the other side of the country.

“Rising Star” premieres June 22.

Read more here!

2014 Billboard Music Award Recap

Did you watch the Billboard Music Awards last night?  If not, we got your re-cap right here!!!

First off…Kendall Jenner is a moron:

 

 

Michael Jackson also “performed” last night…via Hologram:

 

 

But more importantly…Country music made one heck of a showing last night!

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert debuted “Something Bad”

 

Florida Georgia Line won the award for “Best Country Song” for “Cruise” and performed “This is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan!

Speaking of Luke Bryan…he took home the award for Best Country Artist and performed “Crash My Party” live.

Here is the complete list of winners:

op Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

Read More: 2014 Billboard Music Awards Winners – Full List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-billboard-music-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

Read More: 2014 Billboard Music Awards Winners – Full List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-billboard-music-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

Read More: 2014 Billboard Music Awards Winners – Full List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-billboard-music-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

Read More: 2014 Billboard Music Awards Winners – Full List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-billboard-music-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

Read More: 2014 Billboard Music Awards Winners – Full List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-billboard-music-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

op Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons – WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake – WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ – WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood – WINNER!
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic

This Day In History – May 16

This Day In History – May 16

1959

The #1 single in the land was also a shoutout to the best Metro in the world!

Kansas City, here we come!

1965

The GREATEST FOOD EVER was created! Happy Birthday to Spaghetti O’s!!!

Seriously, I eat a can of these about once a week! In-fact, I took this picture of my #Snowmageddon survival pack from this past winter!

Let’s do some math – BL + O’s = LIVIN’ & LIVIN’ WELL!!!

2004

One of the greatest pop songs of all-time reached #1 Usher = Burn!

GOTTA LET IT BURN, GOTTA LET IT BURN, GOTTA LET IT BURN!!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – May 15

Here’s today’s This Day In History for May 15

1862

Happy birthday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture! Being the Bread Basket of the World, this has actually been a wonderful bureau for our beautiful state. They’ve been key in helping to provide the funding and research of better ways to grow better crops. In other news, the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s new headquarters in Manhattan should be ready to go this summer!

1940

Nylon stocking went on sale for the very first time! Women of the north and bank robbers have been delighted ever since!!

2003

The world said goodbye to June Carter Cash. Fortunately, Johnny was by her side. At the time, I knew this was a powerful video (maybe the most powerful music video of all-time), but looking back on it 11 years later – this truly is their eulogy. #RIPJune #RIPJohnny

What State Has the Best BBQ?

Where’s the best barbecue in America?

NOT Texas.

A recent survey from the travel site TripAdvisor.com puts Georgia and North Carolina ahead of Texas in the ratings – the Lone Star state is in third place.

When CNN made this poll public, residents from different states were outraged that Georgia had the top spot.

Folks from North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee wrote letters on why their state had the best barbecue in the US.

CNN is now collecting more reactions from barbecue experts to compile their own list.

Read more here!