The upstate is pretty much home. I wasn't born here, but the family moved to Greenville 40 years ago when Dad took a job in the textile business. Went to J. L. Mann High, then saw my daughter graduate from the same school. I started in the radio business after one semester of college, which I found out was too hard. (College, not this!) I was lucky to get started here at WESC 30 years ago, and haven't found anything else I really wanted to do more. And I like the things we have on WESC ... I do like country music, I do like racing, I just don't like getting up at 3 am.
Enjoy this sweet and cute video of a small toddler hugging on a very large, and very patient, St. Bernard! Also enjoy the squeals of delight the little child makes. And enjoy making fun of the woman making the video, and she regales us with a string of baby talk that is really funny
Many of our favorite stars love to get out in the woods or on the lake when they're not on stage or in the studio. One major sountry star loves to hunt so much, he asked his wife to marry him while they were on a hunting trip! MASH RIGHT HERE to find out who, and to see some other stars who like to hunt and fish
It’s a stunt pulled off by a group launching a new comedy channel on youtube. They but a real bear in a real Lamborghini, parked it on a busy California thoroughfare, then filmed the reactions of stunned passers-by. Enjoy!
Forbes Magazine just released its latest “rich people” list. This one counts the Top Earning Musicians over the last year. Madonna is number one on the list, with an estimated 125 million dollars. Four country stars make it, and all four did quite well for themselves!
Number 4 is Toby Keith, an estimated 65 million dollars.
8) Taylor Swift, 55 million
10) Kenny Chesney, 53 Million
25) Tim McGraw, 33 million.
If your favorite artist isn’t on this list, don’t worry. I’m sure they did just fine last year!
Turns out there’s a lot of unclaimed money being held by the state of South Carolina. A WHOLE lot! Like 400 million dollars. Some of it might be yours. Only takes a few seconds to search, and it doesn’t cost anything, so why not take a look? MASH RIGHT HERE to go to the site
There is a baby panda at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. She turns 100 days old on December 1st, and will get her name that day, in keeping with Chinese tradition. Yesterday the little giant took her first steps. She walked to the doorway of the den, then got tired and fell asleep! They’re fun to watch, and your kids will love it. MASH RIGHT HERE to watch mom, dad and baby live
A woman named Sonia Rochel of France specializes in early childcare development. She is working on a new bathing technique for infants, one that involves bathing and massaging the newborn for 15 minutes without any creams, soap or gel. It’s supposed to be very relaxing for the baby and the parent, and apparently it is. Enjoy this video of newborn twins snuggling through all of bath time!
A memorial monument to George Jones was unveiled and dedicated at his grave in Nashville yesterday. The monument features a large arch with the words "He Stopped Loving Her Today" inscribed under his name. The monument also features images of Jones and his widow Nancy, a guitar and his nickname, "The Possum." On either side of the grave there are benches for his fans to sit and look the memorial. Watch the ceremony here
Seems like you can’t go through a grocery store check-out these days without seeing a tabloid screaming that Tim and Faith are on the outs. Faith says it ain’t true in this story from the Associated Press. I love when she says, “I don’t know why happy can’t be a story!”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill want people to accept that they have a solid marriage. Hill says she wishes people would stop buying tabloids that say their 17-year marriage is breaking up and she wishes tabloids would stop printing it. She says, "Happy is good. I don't know why happy can't be a story." McGraw and Hill have launched a residency in Las Vegas that will run for 10 select weekends through April. The residency challenges even the best of marriages, because the couple flies from Nashville to Las Vegas when they have to perform. Hill says they probably won't do any more Vegas shows because their oldest daughter is in high school and they want to be around for her.