The Do’s & Dont’s of Country Stampede – from a seasoned Stampede veteran!

It’s officially Country Stampede in Manhattan!!

This summer will mark my 13th consecutive! I’ve gone ever year since 2002, and in that time, I’ve seen some great shows, met some great friends, made some great memories, and, I’m proud to say  - I never have been arrested out there! (Knock on wood! Knock on wood!!)

While there’s been lots of changes from the time I started going until now, one thing has remained the same: It’s Country Stampede! The spirit will never change, neither will the scars, and neither will the stories. To get to the prime stories, though, there are a few Do’s & Dont’s you need to know!


Do: Drink lots of water!

Mountain spring, or Rocky Mountain…

Don’t: Relieve said water just anywhere. Have some decency!

Do: Drool over Luke Bryan!

Don’t: TOUCH HIM!! 

Luuke, but don’t touch, ladies!!!

Do: remember where your campsite’s at!

Here ya go, here’s a little map for you:

Stampede Campground

Don’t: Just stay at some random spot!

Actually, strike that! That makes for a great story! I’ve slept in ditches, wrong tents, wrong lawn chairs, wrong parts of the park….

 Do: Bring your rain gear!

There will be a chance of rain all weekend.

Don’t: Forget your raincoat(s)! :)

Do: Pack the Deet!

Don’t: pack the heat!

Come on Annie Oakley, leave your guns in town!!! 

Do: Bring a lady!

Don’t: Forget that you brought a lady

Do: Atleast wear some clothing


Don’t: Wear no clothing…

Just kidding!! 


Be safe, and use your head!!!   

And keep your radio locked all weekend to “Your Hometown Stampede Station” – Hot Country B1047!! 

-Tyler Jackson


This Day In History – June 26


The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles!

(If you’ve never seen it before, here’s what the mouth of the Kansas River looks like. That’s downtown Kansas City in the background.)

Could you imagine the trip Louis & Clark took?!

Good for them, and their adventurous spirits!

I mean, I hate taking this long, tiring trip:

Lewis and clark


It was the birth of extreme couponing (apparently)!

In Mountain Home, Idaho, Virginia Campbell took her coupons and rebates and bought $26,460 worth of groceries!

She ended up only paying 67 cents after all the discounts!

67 cents! Talk about giving a finger to the system!

What’s more impressive though, the fact that she paid next-to-nothing for these groceries, or the fact that she needed $26 grand worth of groceries?!

Maybe she just loves the taste of 33 year-old ketchup…


The Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996, aka the Great Cyberporn Panic of 1995″! This act would make it illegal to distribute indecent material on the Internet.

Hey, grumpy cat! That’s good news, right? The smut can stay on the internet! Do you approve?!

and then lastly…

Lordy, Lordy! Look who’s 40!

Happy BIG 4-0 to Gretchen Frances Wilson! 

Make no mistake about it! No matter her age, she’s always:

-Tyler Jackson

Cat Welcomes Soldier Home

Dogs aren’t the only animals that get excited when their soldier returns home…even Cats can show some sort of emotion every now and then.



Burglar caught after he forgets to log out of Facebook

Minnesota resident James Wood came home to find his front door unlocked, and a screen removed.  He then discovered he’d been robbed, and was missing credit cards, keys, and a checkbook.

However, the guilty party was quickly apprehended…right in Wood’s neighborhood.  Nick Wig was arrested, and confessed to the crime.  And how was he caught so quickly?  Nick was checking his Facebook page on Wood’s computer, and didn’t log off.

Soldier Surprises Son at Royals Game!

This is one of the best military homecoming videos ever!  At the Royals game last night, a Major in the Airforce surprised his son in the coolest way possible.  I dare you not to tear up!


Size “Triple Zero” is a Thing Now.

The latest dress size people are reaching for is the insanely small triple zero.If you want to slip into that feather-light size you need a 23-inch waist.To give you perspective, that’s the typical size of a 6 to 8 year-old girl.  Experts blame the “Selfie Craze” for the new super-skinny obsession. Read more about how Hollywood is shrinking here!


Blake Shelton sculpted in sand

Miranda Lambert isn’t the only one keeping busy these days…hubby Blake Shelton just kicked off his “Ten Times Crazier” tour, and will perform in Atlantic City, NJ at the end of next month.  Which might explain why he’s now been immortalized…temporarily…in sand!