Brett Eldredge reconnects with Fort Riley soldier

Just a few weeks ago, Brett Eldredge performed a concert over at Fort Riley for soldiers and their families.  He recently ran in to one of the concert attendees on an airplane.

Brett posted the picture to his Instagram account, and captioned the photograph “Sat by this US soldier on a plane as he was en route to Kuwait…a week before he came to my show at his army base…small world! Thanks for your service Chance“.

Here’s wishing Chance, and all the other men and women who selflessly serve our country, a quick and safe return home.  And Brett…you’re welcome back to Fort Riley anytime!

This Day In History – July 23

1904

Happy birthday to the ice cream cone!

The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches, and were first presented during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.

1984

Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to give back her title after it was discovered she had posed for Penthouse magazine! Suzette Charles succeeded Vanessa as Miss America.

The real question though was…who was complaining??

1993

James Jordan, father of basketball great Michael Jordan, was murdered in his car along Highway 95 in North Carolina.

He stopped at a rest stop along Interstate 95 in North Carolina for a nap, when two men approached him. They robbed, shot and killed, and dumped his body into a swamp. Like savages.

Michael retired from the NBA after this, started playing baseball, came back to basketball, then retired again. He then bought a basketball team, and became the first athlete to become a billionaire.

Mike’s the greatest of all-time, and no-dount his father made him who he is. He’s still with him every step of the way.

1994

Alan Jackson’s remake of Summertime Blues went to number one!

This was actually an Eddie Cochran original from back in the 50′s!

and then lastly…

18 years ago!

It was the Atlanta Summer Olympics! 

1996 - Gymnast Kerri Strug helped clinch the U.S. women gymnastic’s team’s first Olympic gold medal by making a final vault, despite tearing the ligaments in her ankle.

USA! USA! USA! USA! 

-Tyler Jackson 

 

 

Man runs from traffic stop…right into Police Academy

Some people seem to have lots of good luck…some people have no luck.  And then there’s this dufus.

30 year old Roger Wayne Beasley Jr was pulled over for a traffic stop.  But since he had some illegal drugs in the car, he ran from the officer into the first building he came to.  Unfortunately for Roger…it was the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy.  That’s right…he ran right into the arms of several dozen cops.

Beasley was arrested and charged with numerous violations.  No word on whether the police will charge him with the worst luck ever.

Tim’s response to “swat-gate”…time to move on

By now you’ve certainly seen the video…we’ve posted it a couple of times on our website and Facebook page.  Tim McGraw is doing his encore…slapping hands with fans…when a young lady grabs his leg and won’t let go.  Tim breaks free…and then slaps the fan and walks away.

Well, apparently the fan never came forward to report the incident…Atlanta Police said they aren’t going to pursue it…and now Tim says he’s ready to move on.

In an interview with ET Canada, McGraw said “ “I think it was an unfortunate situation I think all the way around. But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was  pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on.  It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there, you are  vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react. There’s nothing to be said about it.

Now, I’m not here to point fingers…but I do think Tim could take the high road and maybe say he’s sorry.  But that’s just me.

 

Man Eats Pizza for 25 Years!

A man has lived on the pizza for the last 25-years.

He eats pizza every day.

AND… he has diabetes.  Doctors say his cholesterol is fine. They tell him to stay on his pizza diet because it seems to be working. Read more here!

This Day In History – July 22

1933

Wiley Post, aboard his beloved plane, The Winnie Mae, ended his around-the-world flight! He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes! Impressive!!

1975

Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress!

How we see The South:

How The South sees The South:

1989

The King, George Strait, had the #1 song in the land with:

What’s Going On in Your World

1991

Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested after Milwaukee police found 11 skulls, three headless torsos and other body parts in his apartment.  Dahmer confessed to killing 17 men.

So sick.

1994

O.J. Simpson pleaded “absolutely 100-percent not guilty” to charges he killed his ex-wife Nicoleand her friend, Ron Goldman.

Whatever, bro.

and then lastly…

1940

Happy Birthday to the legendary Alex Trebek!

TV game shows wouldn’t be the same without him!

Here’s my favorite Alex Trebek moment:

-Tyler Jackson

True American Hero: Veteran Gets Medal of Honor

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President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.Ryan Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama says Pitts displays “the humility and loyalty” that define America’s men and women in uniform.The 28-year-old Pitts said his honor belongs to everyone who was with him during the July 13, 2008 attack in Wanat, Afghanistan.
Pitts defended an observation post after the eight other soldiers providing security alongside him were killed in a well-organized attack by about 200 insurgents.Pitts was bleeding, hit by shrapnel in his arms and legs and sure he would die, as he lobbed grenades and pulled himself to his knees to man a machine gun against approaching insurgents.He called in for air support that helped repel the attack and prevented the enemy from taking his fellow soldiers who had been killed.

Read more here!

Blake Shelton plays to sold out Wrigley crowd

Wrigley Field, the longtime venerable home of the Chicago Cubs, has seen it’s share of lackluster baseball.  And this season is no different, with the Cubbies well out of the race.  Country music, on the other hand, is very well received at Wrigley.

Blake Shelton, who recently broke his own record with his 17th consecutive #1 single, played a sold out show last night to nearly 40,000 fans.  His set, which included his early hits plus more recent tunes, featured 20 songs along with a few jokes and banter with the enthusiastic crowd.

“This is without a doubt,” Shelton said as he eased into his final songs of the show, “the biggest night in my country music career, man.”

Of course, we’ll see Blake next summer at the 20th annual Country Stampede!  Get your tickets now!

Tim McGraw Fights Off Agressive Female Fan

TMZ obtained a new, clearer video of Tim McGraw allegedly “slapping” an aggressive female fan as she took a few swats and grabs at the country star & ultimately ended up ripping his jeans as he performed in Atlanta on Saturday night. It’s all pretty crazy.

 

Read more on the story and watch the original video here.