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A Big Red Christmas Story #RealMenWearPink

I know it’s a little too early to start talking about Christmas, but this is for a good cause. In the month of October I will be raising funds for The Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. I have partnered with a few other fellas at Max Media and the American Cancer Society to try and raise funds and awareness for a disease that has affected all of us. You can donate DIRECTLY on Facebook down below!

I have challenged myself and my followers on twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to help me raise my goal of $2,500 for this campaign. I have also chosen that if we can reach my goal, I will dress up in the infamous Ralphie Pink Bunny PJs from A Christmas Story for every Saturday show I have in the month of December.

It’ll look something like this…


I would love any donation of any amount. Please consider donating to my campaign and to this incredible cause! Let’s get me in that bunny suit!

Ice Cream is Getting Out of Hand {PICS}

I am just as much a fan as anyone is when it comes to Ice Cream. I have said multiple times, on this very blog, that it’s one of my favorite desserts and I have even told you my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor of all time. But I was walking through Target earlier this week, and something caught me by surprise, and I couldn’t believe it.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

Am I the only one who thinks it’s a little crazy to have so many (and there are probably more out there) flavors of vanilla?

– Big Red


ODU Ticket Giveaway with Big Red {RECAP}

Old Dominion Football has had an up and down season, but I have a feeling things are going to turn around really fast as their home Conference Opener kicks off next Saturday with Western Kentucky. I had the privilege to give away some lower level seats to that very game on Saturday and people were so excited!

Check out the recap:

Don’t forget ODU faces off against Western Kentucky this Saturday, you can grab your tickets over at

– Big Red

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Lauren Alaina is “Getting Good” with Her Latest Song {LISTEN}

Lauren Alaina is keeping herself busy these days. Whether it is fighting for the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars, finishing up her tour this summer, or releasing new music. Whatever she’s doing, she sure is ‘Getting Good’ at it, and it comes as no surprise that her newest song is a gem…

Give it a listen!

Don’t forget to catch Lauren Alaina every Monday Night on ABC for “Dancing with the Stars”. She has been killing it recently and I’m excited to see how she does moving forward.

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– Big Red

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What’s The Deal with Candy Corn? {POLL}

This may be one of the greatest debates of all time around this time of year. Do you like or dislike Candy Corn? I’m not sure if I have ever met someone who is in the middle. You either LOVE it or you absolutely HATE it. I can’t really describe the taste of the sugary candy other than just really good. I absolutely love it, and I have to have at least one bag around at all times.

So I want to know your opinion on the popular or unpopular candy…

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– Big Red

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Would You Play Hampton Roads Opoly? {PICTURE}

I was walking around Walmart the other day, and I came across something that I had never seen before in my life! A Hampton Roads themed Monopoly game. Which got me thinking what other themed games could you make that involved Hampton Roads? Not sure, but it was very cool to stumble upon the game, I may just have to go back and purchase it.

It had areas that you could purchase, like the zoo, the aquarium, and I’m pretty sure you could buy property on the boardwalk at Virginia Beach. What would be the first property you’d buy when you play Hampton Roads Opoly?

– Big Red


Is it TOO Early to be Buying Christmas Decorations? – Big Red

So I out and about killing some time before work the other day, when I stumbled into Big Lots. Which I would argue is one of the most underrated stores of all time. But that’s another point for another post. As I was walking around, I noticed that they were selling Halloween decorations (which is perfectly acceptable).

But right next to all the Halloween stuff, I saw this…

That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you, those are Christmas decorations, IN SEPTEMBER! I can’t believe I even have to say this, it is not even close to being time to think about Christmas decorations. Come back and talk to me in November, and maybe we can have this conversation. But no time sooner.

Do you agree?

– Big Red

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Jake Owen Lands His First Acting Role! {VIDEO}

Jake Owen has a long list of accolades on his resume, a Number 1 Single, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist back in 2009, American Country Music Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year back in 2012, and now he can add another tab to his resume. ACTOR.

The ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ singer has landed a role in an upcoming film, “The Friend”. He recently caught up ET Canada to discuss how he landed the role.

– Big Red

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Kelsea Ballerini Opens Up in Newest VIDEO {WATCH}

Kelsea Ballerini just opened up more than she ever has in her latest music video for “homecoming queen?”.

Check it out.

She shared some of her thoughts on the significance of “Homecoming Queen?” as well.

Kelsea’s newest music video has quickly become the Number One Music Video on iTunes.

– Big Red

Chris Young’s Latest Single “Drowning,” Was Inspired by His Friends Death {LISTEN}

Chris Young followed up his recent Top 5 single, “Raised On Country” with another single that was inspired by his friends passing.

Chris, who wrote the song with two of his really good friends, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge. Chris hopes that his newest single, which is incredibly special to him, touches many who listen.

Check it out below.

– Big Red


Chris Lane’s Acoustic version of “I Don’t Know About You” is AMAZING! {LISTEN}

Just when you thought the song “I Don’t Know About You” couldn’t get any better. Chris Lane did an acoustic version of his hit song, and I have no idea how I’m just finding out about this.

I absolutely love acoustic versions of songs, maybe even more so than the original versions. Here’s Chris Lane’s acoustic performance, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

– Big Red

Cast of ‘Boy Meets World’ reunites {PICS}

It was one of my favorite shows EVER! You can still find me sitting back on a lazy afternoon watching reruns on Hulu.

Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews in the popular 90s sitcom, posted a couple pictures on his Instagram and it just brought a huge smile on my face.


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We’re baaaaaack! #nanananananana #fanexpoboston #crewsbacktogether #thiswasbillsidea

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These never get old.


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Lesson learned: Never try to take Danielle‘s chair.

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– Big Red

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Zac Brown Band’s Newest Song is a Tribute to the U.S. Military {LISTEN}

My first country concert was Zac Brown Band and they continue to remain one of my favorite groups in music. They continue to set the bar high and always represent themselves and what they believe in.

Their newest song “Warrior” is an extremely powerful tribute to the US Military. Give it a listen down below.

– Big Red

Dwight Yoakam to Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Legendary songwriter, Dwight Yoakam, will join the likes of Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and countless others this fall while he is inducted in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Yoakam will be inducted alongside Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides, River Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn for the class of 2019. The Hall of Fame induction is set to take place October 14th at Nashville’s Music City Center. Tickets are available on the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame website here.

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has been inducting some of the most well known songwriters since its inception in 1970. And it continues to be one of the nations highest songwriting achievements.

– Big Red

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Big Red’s Billion Dollar Idea…

So the offices surrounding The Eagle studios are currently in the process of being painted, and as many of you probably know, the smell of paint isn’t a pleasant smell whatsoever. I was walking through the halls, taking in the smell of paint, and thought to myself, why hasn’t someone invented a scented version of paint?

We had the technology a long time ago for scratch and sniff stickers, and markers that smell like your favorite fruit. Why can’t that same technology be used to make either a scented paint, or an unscented paint that doesn’t release fumes that isn’t healthy for the average human being. It would make the annoying chore of painting less aggravating, it would also allow people to paint at anytime, and not risk smelling up the place they are painting.

This may sound crazy, but I truly believe it would work. We can make wax smell like Flannel, or the Beach, why the heck can’t we make paint smell like something we enjoy?

Let me know your thought.

– Big Red


Big Red Revelations: Watermelon is the GOAT

I’m sitting here doing my show, admittedly eating my watermelon, when I stopped and thought to myself. Why don’t I eat more watermelon, it is literally the greatest fruit of ALL-TIME. So I dedicate this post to the fruit that some say is too heavy to bring home from the grocery store, that people complain about because it takes too long to cut, but at the end of the day everyone loves it.

First off let us just talk nutritionally, it legit has one of the most healthy things in the world [WATER] in the actual name of the fruit. Which means the more you eat, the more hydrated you become, which in Hampton Roads when the temperature reaches 115 degrees, is important. I probably don’t need to go any further with this argument, but I’m in a watermelon mood today, so I progress.

Secondly, everyone calls watermelon the fruit of the summer, and while it may be delicious on the hottest days of the year, you can still get the tasteful fruit YEAR ROUND! I don’t know why I haven’t figured that out sooner, but in my opinion this is a game changer. Why eat any other fruit, it’s nutritious, it looks amazing, it tastes better than it looks, and you can get it ALL Year long!

And lastly, can we talk about the innovation of the seedless watermelon? Talk about a bigger game changer than it being available all year long. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a little bit of fun when you find a watermelon full of seeds, and you eat the melon and spit out the seeds. But spitting is a bad habit, so it is probably for the best.

There is one thing I have to say, it will be a short point, but an important one. Whoever decided that Yellow Watermelons belong in grocery stores, needs to be immediately stripped of their title of grocery importer. Because it does not belong anywhere near the traditional Red Watermelon.

I know I have probably lost a lot of you, but for those who have stuck around until the end, you obviously are just as fascinated with Watermelon as I am. So let us all join together today on August 4, 2019. That watermelon is the Greatest Fruit of ALL-TIME!

– Big Red

Tanya Tucker Covers Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” {LISTEN}

Tanya Tucker has a new album While I’m Livin’ dropping this month on August 23rd. And with some convincing from Brandi Carlile it will include a cover of Grammy Award Winning Artist, Miranda Lambert’s hit single “The House That Built Me”.

When I first heard this cover, maybe it was the old school country music in me, but it gave me chills. Give it a listen for yourself.

– Big Red

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Tim McGraw and Luke Combs at CMA Fest? It’s Happening! {VIDEO}

When I think of country music past, present, and future. Tim McGraw and Luke Combs are two of the first names I think of, they are two of my favorite Country Artists of ALL-TIME!

CMA Fest happens Sunday, and they just released a teaser of a collaboration I hope we see more often moving forward. The video is Luke Combs and Tim McGraw singing “Real Good Man” and it is getting me SO PUMPED for Sunday night!

Check out the teaser…

Which performance are you most looking forward to?

– Big Red

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Dierks Bentley Dramatically Reads “Redesigning Women” and it’s HILARIOUS {VIDEO}

Dierks Bentley sure has a knack for making things dramatic. Especially when it comes to reading songs of fellow artists. He gave a very well read and hilariously done version of the Highwomen’s first single, “Redesigning Women”.

The Highwomen who include Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires, plan to release their first album in September of this year. Check out Dierks Bentley’s rendition of the hit single.

– Big Red