Radio show notes from April 16 2018
April 16, 2018
In case you missed it:
Talent: Thanks again to singer-songwriter JT Lewis for stopping by. Check out his new single “Good Times.” I think this one, “Creekin'” would be a great follow-up single too!
Major Award: Congratulations to Jason Aldean, the 2018 ACM Entertainer Of The Year! Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the Brothers Osborne each picked up two ACMS apiece. Really good show also. Tons of good performances and no obnoxious collaborations with pop artists. Full list of winners here
Crime: Three arrests made in Adams Country drive-by shooting. Two suspects are under the age of 18. I’m not condoning what they did, but it’s just kinda sad to think that if they get convicted, they’ve ruined the next 80 years of their life. Such a waste of potential.
Up And Away: The Four Rivers Balloon Race happens this Friday-Sunday in Jonesville, Louisiana, “where the four rivers meet.” Lots of good, inexpensive family fun. It’s pretty neat to see how the whole town comes together to pull this off every year. Tickets and more here.
RIP: To USMC Drill Instructor and actor R. Lee Ermey. He served for 11 years, including 14 months in Vietnam, before he was discharged in 1972. He worked as a technical adviser and had a small role on the 1979 film “Apocalypse Now.” That job led him to a technical adviser job on “Full Metal Jacket,” which turned into the role of drill instructor after director Stanley Kubrick saw Ermey’s audition tape. Roughly half of Ermey’s dialogue in the film was his own. Aside from his acting career, he was a huge supporter of veterans organizations and the NRA. Rest easy, Gunny. (NSFW language warning below)