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Blake Shelton Goes On a Joyride with Nascar Driver Clint Bowyer {VIDEO}

Blake Shelton is known to have his fair share of fun, but when it comes to getting inside of a race car with Nascar Driver Clint Bowyer, the heat is turned up just a little bit. I think everyone has always wondered how it would feel to go fast, and I’m not talking going 10 MPH over the speed limit on the highway, I’m talking going almost 200 MPH in a race car. I may not be the biggest fan of Nascar, but man would that be something that is on my bucket list.

And if it was on Blake Shelton’s bucket list, he can officially cross it off! Check out the video the “God’s Country” single took below.

I think I can sense a new and deep friendship between Bowyer and Shelton after the thrilling experience.

Blake Shelton wasn’t the only country star to enjoy an experience, Jake Owen, also had his heart rate elevated as he took the passenger seat with Kevin Harvick.

Would you ever want to sit in the passenger seat of a race car?

– Big Red

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina’s New Music Video “Getting Good” features her Dancing With The Stars Partner {WATCH}

Lauren Alaina has had a very excruciating past couple of months as one of the “stars” on the popular dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. She has fought through broken ribs, heartwarming tributes, and close eliminations. Lauren with the help of the judges and America found herself for the second time in her career in the finale of one of America’s most popular competition show (she was runner-up to Scotty McCreery on Season 10 of American Idol).

Since being apart of this past season of “Dancing with the Stars” she has gained a close relationship with her dance partner and DWTS veteran pro Gleb Savchenko. They have gained so much experience through the past few months, Lauren released her latest single “Getting Good” in music video form and it features her partner Gleb. And it is absolutely incredible.

Lauren finished in the Top 4 on this seasons “Dancing with the Stars”, the winner was Reality TV Star Hannah Brown. Lauren is also scheduled to be apart of Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes” Tour starting in January of 2020.

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Share Thanksgiving with a Stranger at Cracker Barrel and the Story will Melt Your Heart {PICS}

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all we have, and of course to be extremely grateful for all those around us. Carly Pearce and Michael spent their first Thanksgiving together in the best way possible, at Cracker Barrel with a complete stranger. Carly Pearce posted some pictures of herself and her husband with the man they “closed down Cracker Barrel” with, and it’s the best thing you’ll see all day.

The Caption on her post reads “Decided to have #thanksgiving dinner when we got back to Nashville & saw this sweet guy sitting alone. We invited him to join us and closed down @crackerbarrel talking all about his 89 years of life. Thank you God for all the blessings and for my sweet husband who loves these moments as much as I do. My heart is so full”

Carly Pearce and Michael just jumped to the top of my favorite Country couples with this incredible act of kindness. What an incredible story.

– Big Red


Jillian Cardarelli is ENGAGED! {PICS}

We want to send out formal congratulations to up and coming country music artist Jillian Cardarelli for her recent engagement. She announced earlier this morning on Instagram that her boyfriend (now fiancee) popped the question during their morning walk around Central Park in New York City.

The “Rerun” singer has been staying busy in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. She just released her latest single “I Never Do This” back in September and with her recent engagement, she will have plenty to keep her busier than ever.

– Big Red

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Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean Open Restaurant in Nashville, E3 Chophouse {PICS}

Two of Nashville’s hottest Country Artists have joined together to open up their very own Steakhouse in Nashville. On the same week as his ninth studio album “9” released, Jason Aldean teamed up with Luke Bryan to open up Nashville’s newest, and most likely soon to be most popular restaurant. The country stars opened up the restaurant under the E3 Ranch which was founded by former Major League Baseball player, Adam Laroche and his wife.

You can check out more information on Nashville’s newest edition to the restaurant scene, E3 Chophouse. And of course if you are ever in the Nashville area, make sure to stop in and grab a bite to eat, the food looks incredible. Check out some of the entrees pictured below.

My favorite item on their menu has to be the side of bacon. Does it get much better than that?

– Big Red


Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Midland, and More Read Mean Tweets {WATCH}

We all have heard and have probably seen Jimmy Kimmel Live’s popular segment “Mean Tweets”, where celebrities read mean tweets about themselves on camera and react to those tweets. I love watching these because all of the reactions are so genuine, you get a mix of some laughing off the comments, some taking it personally, and surprisingly some stars agreeing with the tweets that are posted about them.

This past week Jimmy Kimmel got together a bunch of the top names in the music industry to read their own “mean tweets”. Country stars Midland, Luke Combs, and Luke Bryan were among the names featured on the segment. One of the greatest things I love about this segment, is it really calls out some of those “keyboard critics” and provides some of the best reactions from the top acts in music today.

What other Country stars would you like to see read “Mean Tweets” in the future?

– Big Red


Carrie Underwood is a Truck-Driving-Hillbilly Screaming Banshee Woman in Brad Paisley’s New TV Show {WATCH}

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are known for their on-stage antics at the countless CMA Awards year after year. But now they’re showing their on-camera chemistry and comedy on a whole new level. Episode 1 of Brad Paisley’s New Television Show, “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special” features his CMA Award co-host in what I can already tell is going to be an outstanding episode.

Paisley recently posted a little Sneak Preview of the episode with the caption.

“Sneak preview from the edit bay of “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.”- Yes, @carrieunderwood is a crazy truck-driving-hillbilly screaming banshee woman. Who knew. ABC Dec 3rd 8:7 Central”

If this clip of Carrie Underwood driving a truck doesn’t get you excited for Brad Paisley’s new show on ABC next month. Well, you should watch it again.

The “Remind Me” singers have done it again, and I can’t wait to see the entire episode on December 3rd.

– Big Red

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line are BACK in Studio {PIC}

Nine months after the release of their latest album “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”, the duo of Florida Georgia Line are back in studio. This upcoming album would be number five for the duo, which is coming off an album that topped the US Country Billboard Charts with “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”.


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Guess who’s back in the studio?! #record5 #fgl #letsgooooo #newmusic

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The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley posted a picture on Instagram with the caption,
Guess who’s back in the studio?! #record5 #fgl #letsgooooo #newmusic”

I have a feeling we can expect some Singles to be released in no time.

– Big Red

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Listen to Maddie & Tae sing ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

I know I always say it is WAY too early for Christmas music, but Maddie & Tae have changed that for a brief moment with their rendition of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. The duo kept it classic and right on par with some of the best Christmas music you’ve ever heard from Country artists.

It’s a song that is immediately going on my Christmas playlist this year and I may even start listening to it year round. You can listen to the CMA nominated duo perform the classic Christmas hit, and get ready to be in the Christmas spirit.

What is your favorite Christmas song of all time?

– Big Red

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Chris Young Set to Perform Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade {PICS}

One of the greatest traditions in this country, is every Thanksgiving at 9am EST on NBC, the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Chris Young, Tenille Townes, and Chris Janson are all set to join the incredible list of performers on the autumn morning in New York City.

Young, Townes, and Jason will join the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, and many more who have performed and ridden floats in the annual parade.

Chris Young and Tenille Townes posted their excitement yesterday morning on twitter:

More performers are scheduled to continue to roll in, but Macy’s posted who they are excited about so far:

Who are you most excited to see?

– Big Red


The Most Watched TV Show on Netflix is… {PIC}

How many of you watch at least something on Netflix every single day? If you’re anything like me, if you aren’t at work, the gym, or hanging out around Hampton Roads you’re probably at home on your couch watching Netflix. And according to ACTIVATE (which is a company who partners with brands & influencers to tell engaging and compelling stories across social media) “Friends” is NOT the Number One most watched show on Netflix. They are Number two behind “The Office”, some other Shows that made the Top 10 are: “Parks & Recreation”, “Ozark”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”. Surprisingly, “Stranger Things” did not crack the Top 10.

You can check the entire Top 10 list down below.

1. The Office
2. Friends
3. Grey’s Anatomy
5. Criminal Minds
6. Shameless
7. Orange is the New Black
8. Supernatural
9. Parks and Recreation

What is your favorite show on Netflix? Shoot me a tweet @BigRedRadio973 and @973TheEagle to let us know your favorite one!

– Big Red

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Blake Shelton announces TOUR dates {VIDEO}

Blake Shelton is hitting the Midwest and Western States for his Friends and Heroes Tour. It’ll begin in February in Portland, OR and will finish up in Detroit in at the end of March. Lauren Alaina will be joining Blake and his crew, along with special guest appearances from the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, and Trace Adkins.

Below are the full list of dates and locations. Tickets are available on Friday 10/25.

You can get a special pre-sale code to secure dates down below as well!

Check out the dates:

February 13 – Portland, OR
February 14 – Tacoma, WA
February 15 – Spokane, WA
February 20 – Bakersfield, CA
February 21 – Fresno, CA
February 22 – Sacramento, CA
February 27 – Salt Lake City, UT
March 5 – Glendale, AZ
March 6 – San Diego, CA
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA
March 11 – Wichita, KS
March 12 – Omaha, NE
March 14 – Denver, CO
March 19 – Chicago, IL
March 20 – Milwaukee, WI
March 21 – Detroit, MI

– Big Red


They need to rename these items, ASAP {PICS}

I will be the first to say I am all about people eating better food, and healthy options in order to live whatever lifestyle they would like to live. But can I be real with you for one second? The names of some of these products are getting absolutely out of control.

Burger Kings recent “invention” of the Impossible Burger, which is a completely meatless burger… If you want something that tastes like a burger, eat a burger. Plain and simple. They said in their ads that you can’t even tell the difference, well if you just have a regular burger, it’ll taste just as good! I promise!

I was in on of my absolute favorite stores, Trader Joe’s and this is what I found…

Now I will give credit to TJ’s renaming one of their products “Tofurky” now that’s creative, but it’s better than Turkey Tofu. But to name Sausage-less Sausage just like that, is not appropriate. Don’t call it Sausage, if it literally has ZERO sausage within the product. End Rant. Have a great day!

– Big Red


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

Lauren Alaina

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