In less than two weeks, Granger Smith is embarking on his 3rd hundred mile and we here at Aggie 96 are doing our part to help out. While Granger has logged 200 miles over the past two years to raise awareness and support for our troops, I have been lucky enough to get to join him for about 10 of those miles. This year I'm committing to walk a whole day, this is a unique opportunity because I grew up in and around Ft. Hood and the yearly route actually goes through my hometown. You can do a little something to show your support, we've created a page to contribute to the Boot Campaign, the organization Granger is supporting. Click the banner below to donate and find out more information about the Boot Walk and the Boot Campaign HERE.
Watch this video to learn more about the Boot Walk:
Marsha Brady set the bar high back in the 70s when she asked Davy Jones to prom (Google it, kids). Every generation seems to have that dream prom date. A few years back, a Marine made a YouTube video asking Mila Kunis to his Marine Ball. This year, it's Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton. LA native Jake Davidson got the idea to make the video asking Kate to prom over the weekend, and it garnered enough attention to get him on the Today show earlier this morning. And, thanks to the Today Show's awesome rolodex, he got a special call-in, check it out:
Wouldn't it be sweet if her schedule allowed her to go? For one day, Jake will be the coolest guy in America that has to be home by 11pm, unless he gets his curfew extended.
Everyone always jokes about "Freebird" being one of the most requested songs, but there's another gaining on it. That song would be "Wagon Wheel". You've heard it at least once, whether at a party, a bar, or on the radio. It's a great song and it's been covered a lot, so much so that its generated enough sales for the "original" version to be certified gold.
A little history for you, the song started out as an unfinished demo Bob Dylan demo, simply titled "Rock Me Mama". Move forward about thirty years and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine takes the demo, adds some versus and it becomes the "Wagon Wheel" we all know and love. Countless covers later (and a cover is actually what convinced him that this was a pretty good song), Darius Rucker performs "Wagon Wheel" with OCMS at the Grand Ol' Opry and later announces that he recorded the song with Lady Antebellum for his True Believers album. And now, you hear it here as his new single.