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The Cadillac Three Rocked The Rodeo!

If you know, you know! For those who have been fans of The Cadillac Three for some time know how great this band is! Since the release of their debut album in 2012, the band was know as "The Cadillac Black" back then, their fan base as steadily grown over the years. All without being part of so-called "mainstream country music." Since signing with Big Machine Records in their hometown of…


The Strive For Success Scholarship

I had the opportunity to travel to my old high school and MC the "Strive For Success" Scholarship presentation. What made the event extra special, aside from being back at Weaubleau High School, was the fact that the event had a very "fishy" feel. John Greife, the organization's founder is a former Major League Fishing Boat Official. The speakers were Tracy Slagle, Jon Hickman, and Jackie from…


Sac River White Bass

There's something special about those early season river fishing trips. For me, it's a confirmation that indeed winter is over. That doesn't mean we won't get another cold snap in the next few weeks, that seems to happen more often these days than it did years ago, but once I'm on the river chasing white bass, things are only going to get better from here. This year's lower lake levels and dryer…


Prespawn Crappie With Amos Livingston

  It's finally spring! The older I get, the longer winter seems to be and after New Years I simply can't wait for spring and getting back on the water! Over the weekend, I had the privilege to share the boat with Amos Livingston on Stockton Lake. He and his brother John are Team Livingston, professional crappie fisherman that travel the country catching big slab crappie. Once the water warms…


The Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo and More!

There's so much more to The Bassmaster Classic than the tournament. This event also includes one of the largest Outdoors Expos in the industry! And not only is the "World Champion" of professional bass fishing crowned, the High School and College Series team championships were decided last weekend as well.


Up Close At The Bassmaster Classic!

Last weekend I attended my 6th Bassmaster Classic. Every one has been fun and exciting in it's own way. My first was in 1988 on the James River in Richmond, Virginia won by the late great Missouri angler, Guido Hibdon. I was at Solider Field in Chicago for the Classic on Lake Michigan when Woo Daves won in 2000! I had the opportunity to ride along with the competitors at the 2011 Classic in New…


The Bassmaster Classic! Championship Sunday Highlights!

It's known as the "Super Bowl" of bass fishing! This weekend was the 54th annual B.A.S.S. championship event on Grand Lake of the Cherokees, the Outdoor Expo, and drive-thru weigh ins at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma! If you love fishing, of any kind, you owe it to yourself to get to a Bassmaster Classic! The tournament this past weekend was my 6th and every time the event seems to…


A Few Minutes With Sam Barber...Plus Our Grand Prize Winner of Bulls, Bands, & Barrels!

Missouri's own Sam Barber kicked off the concert side of Bulls, Bands, & Barrels Saturday evening at the Great Southern Bank Arena. He grew up in a large family in Frohna, Missouri in Perry County.  Sam didn't even pick up a guitar until well into his teens. Now, at just 20 years of age he's already garnered a huge following! Things started to take off for him after he posted a video of…


Hanging Out With Flatland Cavalry

Before their performance at Bulls, Bands, & Barrels Saturday evening I had the opportunity to hang out with the Flatland Cavalry guys. Having met the band nearly two years ago at the first ever Born & Raised Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma it's been fun watching this band from Lubbock, Texas get bigger with each passing day. To take what you do to "the next level" in the highly competitive…


Up Close With Them Dirty Roses

I made a road trip down to Oklahoma City on Friday evening for one reason, to get to know more about Them Dirty Roses. We got acquainted at The Born & Raised Festival last September. You can check out that interview by clicking HERE. As a life-long fan of southern rock greats like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, it was cool to hear these young guys talk about how much they loved that…