Before his name dominates the Wrigley Field marquee on Saturday, Sam Hunt called me today during #DrewsHOTLunch to chat about his favorite summer memory this year, what his fans are obsessing about right now, baseball food, vacations & much more >>>>>>
What an amazing morning!
I found out yesterday that Tim was coming by early to chat and his entourage did not disappoint, over 10 people in tow!
Listen below as we chat about the Cubs vs Mets tonight, why he cares so much about the American Diabetes Association (and what you can do to help!), his kids, his texting, his new album and how he came up with THAT title, plus much, much more:
** Maddie and Tae are trending today as their debut album Start Here is now available everywhere, having gone on sale at midnight this morning!
** Jana Kramer is trending today as she gives us the name of her next album, her 2nd in country music. Due out october 9th, Jana’s calling it “31.”
She told us, “In my mind, 31 shows strength, confidence and grace. That’s exactly who I feel like I am as a person and what I’ve been through in my life.”
** Garth Brooks is trending today as his Milwaukee shows for next month are now on sale through ticketmaster.com ::: originally just two, his folks just added a 3rd show and they are all on sale.
If you’re up for a short 90-mile drive north, go get your tickets now HERE (click)!
** Zac Brown Band is trending today as we have your chance to grab Eat and Greet passes all weekend long!
You’ll win seats for their Friday, September 11th show at Wrigley Field, then be in the drawing for the grand prize passes Monday morning with Lisa & Ray at 8:10a.
Your next shot for seats and qualifying for the eat and greet comes up after 3p with Shila!
** Florida Georgia Line is trending today as they’ve recorded a customized version of “That’s What’s Up” from their upcoming Anything Goes album. They recorded it for CBS Sports’ coverage of SEC football.
In conjunction with the song, footage from their Oct 31 “Tailgate 2014” concert in Jacksonville, FL will be featured in SEC On CBS coverage of the Georgia-Florida game the following day.
** Zac Brown Band is trending today after a spectacular 2 hour 45 minute show at Wrigley Field Saturday night.
Kicking it off with 3 personal recipes for his fans backstage at his Eat & Greet, get the menu and recipes, stories and video HERE (click).
** Garth Brooks is also trending today after finishing his 11-show run last night in epic fashion.
The three-hour show included a special guest opener & several songs not featured on any other show. Full details, the stories & more video HERE (click).
The entire evening was a spectacular affair! We started backstage with Zac’s personal chef (Chef Rusty) announcing the menu for the night:
* Pork Tenderloin (with the “Zac love sauce”)
* Beef Filet
* Pocketknife Cole Slaw
* A mini-deep-dish pizza made with duck & lamb
* Beet salad
* Collard greens
* Acorn Squash Soup (my favorite!)
* For dessert, a delicious “cross between tiramisu and a s’more”
The menu included 3 personal recipes of Zac’s, all prepared onsite with 90% of the ingredients coming from local sources Saturday morning (including Green City Market on Fulton).
From there, Cheap Trick took the stage promptly at 7p and rocked Wrigley hard … enjoying full-stadium singalongs to “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me!”
With Zac and the guys on at 8:15, they played until just after 11p … covers & jam sessions & all the hits too!
Re-live the night with “As She’s Walking Away” below:
Ever been to Wrigley Field? Then you may be familiar with the time-honored tradition of throwing a bleachers homerun ball [by an opponent] back onto the field.
Everyone thought this fan from Rochelle, IL did that earlier this week, but did he?
Sneaky! See for yourself:
Can’t wait to see the guys in September at Wrigley Field!
Enjoy the new video for “All Alright” below:
Fun to chat with Kelly this afternoon, as she told us about her style on stage, her new Christmas album on the way and some touring plans (maybe overseas?).
She also discussed why she wasn’t drinking at her bachelorette party (!) last night, her single favorite phrase of wisdom she lives by, the celebrity who surprised her recently [as being a fans of hers], and much, much more!
Listen below:[audio http://www.drewwalker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/WUSN-DW-Kelly-Clarkson-092013.mp3]
Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis stopped by Wrigley Field yesterday to promote their new movie, and took some liberties in announcing the starting lineups … do you believe their information?
Watch the video HERE!