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Worst Classic Rock Covers EVER

UltimateClassicRock.com just out out a list of the “Worst Classic Rock Covers” and some of these are pretty spot on.

Here’s the list in no particular order:


1.  “Dancing in the Street”,  Mick Jagger and David Bowie


2.  “Purple Haze”,  The Cure



3.  “Fortunate Son”,  U2



4.  “What’s Going On”,  Cyndi Lauper


5.  “Big Yellow Taxi”, Counting Crows


6.  “Faith”, Limp Bizkit


7.  “Behind Blue Eyes”,  Limp Bizkit

Ok, real talk. I actually liked that version. Feel free to hate me.


8.  “American Pie”,  Madonna

9.  “My Generation”,  Hilary Duff

10.  “Imagine”,  Avril Lavigne



One that is missing… remember when Mariah Carey covered Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak”? Whhyyyyy???

Oh, and can I put an unpopular opinion out there?

Britney covering The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” gave me LIFEEEE when I was in college.

Whatever. You loved it, too.

Check out the full article at https://ultimateclassicrock.com/terrible-classic-rock-covers/

Miranda Lambert/Leon Bridges “If You Were Mine”

Miranda Lambert is forever one of my favorite artists- not just in Country Music, but across all the genres.  She’s got a lot of things happening right now, including several collaborations that we can look forward to.  In fact, she just gave us a new song this morning with Leon Bridges called “If You Were Mine” and it’s perfect.

I just love the easy vibe to the song, as well as those two unique voices together.  Can’t wait to hear more of what she’s got in the pipeline for us!

Miranda did say that her dream collab would be with Beyonce.

Hey, Universe, can we make that happen?

Tanya Tucker Rides a Horse Onto the Opry Stage!

Ever since I was a kid, I have loved Tanya Tucker. Not only is she a great Country singer-like, total LEGEND status- but she has always been an equine enthusiast as I have been since pretty much birth.  She actually used to show Arabian Horses, which is the breed I’ve always been into, but lately has moved onto Friesians, which, really, unless you are super rich, good luck affording one!  They’re like the Onyx Unicorns of the equine species.

Anyhow, Tanya made quite the entrance at the Grand Ole Opry Friday night, riding her Friesian Stallion onstage!


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Tanya was at the Opry to promote her new album “Sweet Western Sound” which came out this past Friday.

Always a total QUEEN!

New Luke Grimes “Playin’ On the Tracks”

If you’re like me, and a majority of people who watch TV, it’s likely you’re a fan of “Yellowstone” or at least are kind of into it. If nothing else, you know who Luke Grimes is.  The actor who plays the tortured heartthrob Kayce Dutton just released another Country song- yeah, he’s a Country singer now, and he’s not half bad!

This one he co-wrote with Brent Cobb and was produced by Dave Cobb. It’s called “Playin’ in the Tracks” and it, like all of his others so far, have that old-school Country vibe.

Again, totally a song I could see on the “Yellowstone” soundtrack.  You know, like when someone is getting taken to the “Train Station”.

When is his debut album coming out?

Like the second half of Season 5 of “Yellowstone”, I have no freaking clue.

Two Decades of Radio In…

Twenty years ago today, I started my first full-time radio job at Rock 92.3 in Jackson, TN. I was twenty years old with hardly any life experience, and all I knew was that I wanted to be a Radio DJ. Like, since I was four years old, that was always a goal of mine.  I would listen to the radio constantly, mimic the personalities- who I thought were the coolest EVER (Looking at you, Peggy Kirk at 107.7 in Henderson, TN!), and I would even make my own radio shows and interview my brother, cousins, etc. and tape them. Remember taping things on cassettes? Good times.  So, when I got the opportunity to make my childhood dream come true, obviously I took it! I was terrible, and it took a while to make myself a half-decent personality, but twenty years in, I am SO glad I took the leap of faith and I learned some pretty important lessons along the way, which hopefully can help another aspiring radio personality, or anyone in business, really.

TAKE INITIATIVE! My first actual radio job (part-time) was when I was seventeen.  I had just started my Freshman year of college, and I was majoring in Communications. Upon finding out that I would not get to do a radio internship until my SENIOR YEAR, which seemed an eternity, I decided to stop at a local group of stations on the way home from class. I walked in, and Roger Vestal and Jared Mims were in the lobby, and I asked them for a job.  They let me do overnights, and I sucked, but it was a start!  I often wonder what would have happened if I had done what Lambuth University had suggested and waited for an opportunity. Probably nothing. That job only lasted a Summer, but it got the ball rolling!

 TAKE RISKS! When I accepted my job as Middays on Rock 92.3, I was an incoming Junior at Lambuth University, and I would go to class before and after work. Well, to graduate, you had to have an internship and Senior project. I figured my full-time job in radio would count? Nope. Because I was getting paid.  Even though the Lambuth interns came to the station and I had to teach them production, it didn’t count. They wanted me to intern at a competitor’s station for free. No kidding.  So, my Program Director Steve Burke (Damn, I owe him so much) sat me down and told me I would have to choose.  He said that in radio, it’s experience and talent and coachability over an overpriced piece of paper. Thankfully, my parents agreed, and I left college to pursue the career that I was going to college for.  So I have almost 4 years of college, and all I learned was how to make a press release and to do a stellar keg stand. #NoRegrets

NEVER STOP LEARNING! One thing I’ve noticed, at least in radio, is the amount of people who think they are good enough, and don’t need to learn any more.  This always baffles me.  Even in my twenties, I knew that the more I learned, the better and more valuable I would be.  And I’m still learning. The moment you stop is when you just need to hang it up.  And NEVER say “That’s not my job”.  If someone needs help, or if there is an opportunity to learn, TAKE IT!

BE NICE! You would think it would be a given, but it’s totally not. I’ve worked with some jackwagons, and it always serves to remind me how not to be. I’ve never regretted being the nice one, ever.  I think it’s because I was bullied pretty badly growing up, and I knew how that made me feel. It hurt, a lot, and I would never knowingly want to make someone feel that way.

ATTITUDE TRUMPS TALENT: Yes, you can be the most talented, funniest person alive. But if you are a dillweed, you most likely won’t get too far.

BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS!  “That’s the way we’ve always done it” is a death knell.  What’s worked in the past doesn’t mean it will translate and be successful in the future. You have to be open to new things.  In radio, this is ever prominent.  I know so many who don’t utilize basic things like social media and it drives me bananas!  You have to be a bit bendy in life, and be open to new things and ideas.

ADMIT YOU ARE WRONG!  I’m wrong a lot, and I mess up a lot. That’s how you learn.  And own it. A simple, “I screwed up, I’m sorry” is all you have to do. Don’t let your mistakes define you, either. Learn from them, and move on.

KNOW THAT NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIKE YOU!  This was a hard one for me. I’m a people pleaser by nature, and it’s one of my best and worst traits.  It’s taken me a long time to realize that no matter what I do, not everyone will like me- be it listeners, co-workers, or idiots who make ridiculous comments on the internet. It’s ok. Not everyone likes extra-crunchy peanut butter and red wine. Does that make it any less awesome? Nope.

The sooner you realize this, and are truly ok with it, the sooner you will find happiness within yourself. I’m 40 now. I know these things.

TOOT YOUR OWN DAMN HORN!  This one is major.  If you wait for someone else to praise you or promote you, it will never happen. Or it will take a damn long time to. There is nothing wrong with promoting youself and being proud of yourself.  Someone has to do it, and it might as well be you.

Those are my nuggets for today.  Hopefully I’m still in radio in the coming decades and can dispense more gems upon you.

Anyway, a HUGE Thank you to everyone who supported me, hired me, and believed in me.  And to everyone who listens to radio and keeps the dreams going. THANK YOU.




Jewel’s Controversial Performance of the National Anthem at the Indy 500

Good morning!

What are people complaining about today?

Jewel’s performance of the National Anthem at the Indy 500 this past weekend.

Ok, I’m just gonna say that I thought it was fantastic.

Jewel did the anthem HER way which is what works for HER voice. Had she tried to sing it traditionally, it wouldn’t have worked.

Here’s the thing, the National Anthem sung traditionally is super had to sing- it’s got that octave jump and anyone who doesn’t nail it as written gets slammed online. So, really, artists are being set up for failure unless they’re freaking Whitney Houston.  So, Jewel decided to do the anthem in her own style. So what?  Did she get down on one knee?  Did she spit like Roseanne Barr did? Did she say or do anything even remotely anti-American? No? What’s the problem then?

Honestly, I’d be down for changing The National Anthem for something like “America the Beautiful” or Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”. But people would complain about that, too.  “That’s the way it’s always been done!!!” Yeah, those people.

I think it was a cool version, and people need to chilllll… if this is what gets you all fired up, you’ve got bigger issues in life than a folksie twist on the National Anthem.

What did you think of Jewel’s version?

Nailed it? Or nah?



This AI Beer Commercial Is Terrifying

AI is everywhere these days, and for me, it’s absoluely terrifying. I mean, if it’s gaining this much traction now, imagine a decade from now… a century from now (That is, if we even exist as a species, which I highly doubt).

Yeah, crazy stuff.

Anyhow, a UK production company called Private Island (privateisland.tv) made a 30 second beer ad using AI, and it’s creepy AF.

What did I just watch???

I feel like it’s a modern-day episode of the “Twighlight Zone” which is not far off from what our future is going to resemble.

When it comes to AI, just becuase we can, doesn’t mean we should.


Hot Country Knights Feat. Lainey Wilson “Herassmeant”

Ok, so a couple of days ago, I heard that Hot Country Knights (Dierks Bentley’s 90’s Cover Band) collabed with my girl Lainey Wilson, and I was on high alert until this dropped this morning.

Lainey (aka Darla McFarland) and Dierks crushed this song called “Herassmeant”, and let’s be real, Lainey is perfect for it, as she’s got the voice AND the ass for it!

If you didn’t find this funny, well, I’m sorry about your life.

Also, I need Dierks’s shirt.


Halestorm Feat. Ashley McBryde “Terrible Things”

I freaking LOVE Halestorm and Lzzy Hale, and Ashley McBryde is one of my favorites on the Country scene right now, so when I saw that they just collabed on a re-imgained version of “Terrible Things” I was here for it.

And yes, it’s hauntingly perfect.

The song is spot on for our world just now (sadly) and the vocals are glorious.

Can we get more of this, please?



2 Moms, 1 Mic Interview!

Now that I’m a mom, I find a whole new world of things hilarious that I never would have understood before.  So, I was pretty stoked to chat with Comedians Selina Ringel and Kaela Crawford of the Amazon Prime Comedy Special “2 Mom’s One Mic”.  All my momma friends will appreciate this!

Aren’t they fun? Love them!!!

Find out more about Two Moms 1 Mic here!