200-foot long bratwurst, anyone?!

In honor of their town turning 200 years old, the city of Belleville, Illinois has decided to celebrate their age in feet…of bratwurst! If you’re a fan of bratwursts, you’ve gotta check this story out here!

Garth Brooks Finally Offering His Music Digitally

Garth Brooks finally bit the bullet and made his music available on a digital platform, GhostTune, which is being touted as the “first artist-friendly digital platform” since artists have control over exactly how their music is made available.

You can read all about it here.

This Day In History – September 10

1897

British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving.

It was the world’s first DWI

1939

Canada declared war on Germany. 

Thanks Canada, ‘ppreciate ya bro, but, we got this.

Signed, America

1955

Gunsmoke premiered, with Jim Arness starring as lawman Matt Dillon.

Set in my hometown of Dodge City, Kansas, Gunsmoke lasted for 20 seasons, becoming the fourth longest-running prime-time show on TV in the process. Fantastic show!

1990

Will Smith made his debut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

One of my favorite shows of all-time! Well done!

1998

President Clinton met with members of his cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Whatever, Bill. Thanks for looking us all in the face and straight up lying to us. It showed your true character. ‘ppreciate ya, bro!

Signed, America

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 9

1850

California became the 31st state to join the Union!

Happy birthday you crazy, giant sized, large economy, highly regulated, gorgeous state! 

1956

Elvis Presley’s first ever appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Show!

54,000,000 viewers, or 82.6 percent of the U.S. television audience, tuned into CBS.

21-year-old Elvis wowed the audience of fans and screaming girls by singing Dont Be Cruel and Ready Teddy. 

He got paid $50,000 for appearing – that’s more than The Beatles go paid (Or anyone else did, for that matter).

Fun Fact: Ed Sullivan was actually ill, so actor Charles Laughton filled in!

1968

Debra Dene Barnes, also know as Miss Kansas, was crowned the 40th Miss America!

A versatile and accomplished pianist, Debbie won the Miss America title playing the Oscar-winning song Born Free in four variations.

Today, she is a veteran piano instructor at Missouri Southern State University

and then lastly…

2007

Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Joe Nichols! 

Joe married Heather Singleton in Savannah, Georgia.

Congrats to them!

-Tyler Jackson

Fifty Shades of Grey lingerie! Would you buy it?

Hey ladies! I know we’re 157 long days away from the release of the the Fifty Shades Of Gray movie, but, if you wanna get your Anastasia-on, you now can!

British Retailer Tesco has announced that they will be offering a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired lingerie line!  

The 50 Shades of Grey lingerie collection launches in Tesco this month

The line has 35 pieces for women and eight for men and will be released this month.

Women and men of all sizes will be embraced and the goal is to make someone feel both confident and comfortable.

Get your lingerie here!

In the meantime, ladies, enjoy this:

-Tyler & Megan

Carrie Underwood checks out Garth’s comeback tour

It was a busy week last week for Carrie Underwood.  After announcing via Twitter that she and hubby Mike Fisher are expecting their first child, she decided to go see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert on Friday night in Chicago.

Carrie posted a photo from the event on her Instagram account…and even made a reference to her pregnancy.

Kelly Clarkson was also at the show…but she wasn’t there just to enjoy Garth’s return from a decade long “retirement”…Kelly performed with Trisha Yearwood before taking a seat to watch the rest of the concert.

As for Carrie…she’s a pretty big star, which leads to the question…are those the best seats she could get?

This Day In History – September 8

1973 

Marvin Gaye started a two-week run at the top of the singles chart with Let’s Get It On

That was Marvin’s second number one single.

1974

Evel Knievel tried to leap the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. The designer of his custom-built Sky Cycle 2 was offered a bonus of 80 thousand dollars if Evel survived the jump.

When it came time to make the jump, the bike failed, but the automatic parachute opened and Evel rode it safely down to Earth.

1986 

The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally for the first time.

Oprah’s daytime television talk show turned her into one of the most powerful, wealthy people in show business and, arguably, the most influential woman in America.

2007

Rodney Atkins went to number one with These Are My People!

and then lastly…

Say what you will about the guy, but this saved baseball.

1998

Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris.

McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

-Tyler Jackson

Most Expensive House in America!

“Le Palais Royale” is offically the most expensive real estate listing in America at $139 million dollars!

The 60,500 sq ft home boats 11 bedrooms, 17 baths, and the first ever Imax theatre for private use.

Read more here!