50th Annual ACM Nominees Have Been Announced

The nominees have been announced for the upcoming 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted again by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton airing live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tx, April 19th on CBS.

The leading nominees are Miranda Lambert with 8 nominations, Dierks Bentley with 7, Florida Georgia Line with 5 and Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney & Eric Church with 4 nominations each.

There is also stiff competition in the new artist category with Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Dan+Shay and Chase Rice all competing for the coveted honors.

Fans will once again help select the ACM New Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year trophy.

Voting is now open at VoteACM.com and CMT.com.

And check out the full list of nominees right here!

 

Jordy Nelson Stood In As Brad Paisley’s Guitar Tech

How great is this?! Brad Paisley tweeted out a pic last night of Jordy Nelson bringing him a guitar on-stage with the caption, “Ever wonder what @JordyRNelson does in the Packers offseason? He’s my guitar tech.”  Not a bad second gig if the NFL doesn’t pan out for Jordy.

Then they took this adorable selfie!

Check out the full story right here!

This Day In History – January 30

1933

The Lone Ranger was heard on radio for the first time.

The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955!

1958

The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love Field in Dallas, TX.

The length of the walkway through the airport was 1,435 feet.

1969

The Beatles made their last public performance by giving an impromptu concert on the roof of the London recording studio.

In April of the following year Paul McCartney formally announced the group’s breakup.

1968

The Tet Offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.

1972

In Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot and killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is known as Bloody Sunday.

This is the basis for the U2 song, Bloody Sunday

and then lastly…

1994

Superbowl XXVIII

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 30-13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta

Cowboys’ running back Emmitt Smith was named the game’s MVP

-Tyler Jackson

Snickers Superbowl Commercial

Snickers released their Super Bowl ad yesterday.  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if STEVE BUSCEMI and DANNY TREJO from “Machete” were on “The Brady Bunch” . . .  wonder no more.

Everyone is saying that it’s the early frontrunner for “Best Commercial” at the Superbowl this year!

 

This Day In History – January 29 – Kansas Day!

1861

Kansas, the Sunflower State, became a United State in America! 

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Photo taken by the author, Tyler Jackson

It’s easy to figure out why Kansas is the Sunflower State, because there’s a ton of perennial sunflowers everywhere!  We’re also know as The Wheat State, because, well, we grow a ton of wheat!

The state’s other nickname is slightly more obscure, and a lot more ugly: The Jayhawk State!

No, it’s not named that because of the cocky basketball school! It got that name because of the people who lived here before & during the Civil War. Guerrilla fighters who were opposed to slavery became known as JayhawkersThe pro- and anti-slavery groups fought such vicious battles that the state was referred to as ‘Bleeding Kansas’.

The Western Meadowlark is our state bird

Our state song is Home on the Range.

The American Bison is our state animal, the state tree is the Cottonwood and the state reptile is the Ornate Box Turtle 

Kansas, the word, is derived from the Sioux Indian word meaning People Of The Southwind 

Our state motto come from the Latin phrase ‘Ad astra per aspera’ or ‘To the stars through difficulties’ 

and above all, we always carry on…like a good, wayward son!

Happy birthday to the best state in the Union!

-Tyler Jackson

Any woman land the man of her dreams in just 60 days. Here’s how:

An author claims to know the dating techniques that can help any woman land the man of her dreams in just 60 days.

53-year-old Long Island native, Blake Lavak, says his advice is based on the same methods that helped Brad Pitt to fall in love with Angelina Jolie while filming the movie, “Mr and Mrs Smith.”

He says single women need to break all the “rules” of dating, and not be afraid to chase a man and to even sleep with him on the first date.

“Times have changed. Women need to play it hot from day one.”

He also said women should “focus all their attention on him” and make him ‘fall in love with the way you make him feel’.

He also suggests that women pay for the man’s drinks and dinner, and text or call a guy right away to thank him after the date, instead of waiting for him to contact you.

Read more about it HERE:

-Tyler Jackson

Budweiser Superbowl Commercial

The cute Budweiser puppy and his Clydesdale friend are back for Super Bowl XLIX.

They’ll be starring in the sequel to the Budweiser commercial that was last year’s Ad Meter winner for best Super Sunday commercial.