Join us Saturday morning from 8-9am and Sunday evening from 8-9pm for this week’s Lonestar Outdoors Show. We get things started off by talking with the newly crowned Bassmaster Classic Champ-Edwin Evers. After bringing a 5 fish limit weighing 29.3 lbs to the final day weigh in, Edwin was able to claim his first championship and a $300,000 pay check in front of his hometown crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His day 3 performance was one for the ages.
Next we are joined by U.S. Army Ranger Dave Hillary and Matt Klentzma- founders of Veterans Xtreme Adventures. I had the pleasure of hunting with these guys on a recent hog dogging outing and was able to see first hand how they use the Great Outdoors to get to the heart of what issues a Veteran might be dealing with. VXA is an amazing non profit and one that I am proud to be a part of.
We round out the show by talking spring turkey with our Texas Parks and Wildlife Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin. With the South zone opening on the 19th of March and the North Zone on April 2nd, longbeards are on every turkey hunter’s mind. Jason gives us an overview on what the rains of the past 12 months have meant for turkey production and what to expect in the woods this spring.
Tune us in to the radio stations listed below:
Kenedy Texas — KCAF 92.1 FM
Beeville Texas — KIBL 1490 AM
Dilley Texas — KVWG 95.3 FM
Pearsall Texas — KMFR 1280 AM
Shane Barnhill is a country singer/songwriter hailing from Baytown, Texas. He was raised in a musical family, with his father also a guitarist and songwriter. Shane picked up the guitar at nine and performed his first gig at only fourteen. Balancing his music career with his day job as a firefighter/paramedic, he has given many live performances, and has opened for Deryl Dodd, Wade Bowen, Charlie Robison and Todd Fritsch.
He has now recorded three albums, with the first one Just Getting Started released in 2007. He followed up with Outlaw Angels and Country Nights in 2011, and had big success on Texas radio with Still Sexy To Me, Two Lovers In The Night and Turn It Up. For his third album, Country Lovin’, he worked with Jason Rooks and Bobby Terry as producers and they are the writers of this song Rednecks, which is the first track on that album.
Rednecks immediately grips the listener with an arresting introduction, featuring a rocky guitar riff and a pulsating, pounding beat. The sound is most definitely country rock, breaking down to a thudding kick and throbbing bass for the verse, keeping the momentum going. Shane’s strong, charismatic voice then captivates the attention, with the full beat returning for the second half of the verse.
Lyrically, this song rails against the pejorative stereotype that many associate with the word ‘redneck’. Rather than use the word as a demeaning insult, the first verse depicts rednecks as down-to-earth, helpful people, bailing some city folks out of trouble after running out of gas. This leads to a short bridge before the catchy chorus celebrates “hicks from the sticks…. there ain’t a problem we can’t fix…”.
The chorus has an unexpected second section based on an ascending guitar line that lifts the music even more, with the lines “If you’re in a jam and you need a hand, someone who’s really gonna give a damn….then your best bet is rednecks…”. The second verse continues the theme, interspersed with some nice lead guitar lines. After the second chorus is a short rocky section with some great dynamics, adding a bit more musical variety before driving home the last chorus.
Overall, this is a very well written and performed song that takes a familiar derogatory term and cleverly turns the meaning upside down, so that it becomes a positive, celebratory anthem. Shane Barnhill does a fine job vocally and it’s a perfect taster for his third album Country Lovin’. He already has a large fanbase and it will only increase with every new release, especially radio-friendly songs like this.
Jarrod Johnson is a singer, musician and songwriter hailing from Round Rock, Texas, who has been in the music scene for the past 20 years trying to pull his way to country stardom. He started in music very early in life, picking up the guitar at the age of just five and wrote his first song when he was twelve. From there, he went on to play in bands from thirteen, then fronted his own band aged only fifteen.
He playing his own original material at bars and festivals when most are only doing covers at that age. This led to getting a publishing deal at nineteen, and he moved to Nashville to pitch songs to the stars of the time. He had to experience disappointment when a song destined to be cut by Randy Travis fell through when he lost his record deal, but he carried on recording demos.
Eventually, he found out that songs put on an album made for family and friends were getting air play on Texas radio and so he began performing the songs he’d written for others to sing. While he is now working on his second album, this track, Lost Highway (featuring Randy Kohrs), featured on that first album and was written by Jarrod’s good friend, fellow singer/songwriter, Deryl Dodd.
Jarrod Johnson, in studio at KCAF
It is a well crafted bluegrass track, featuring a rootsy sound of banjo, mandolin and fiddle that provide a nice melodic backdrop to Jarrod’s strong and authentic voice. The chorus is lifted by the rich texture of tight vocal harmonies, which provides good contrast to the sparse verses. The vocal melody is memorable and quite upbeat, considering the melancholy nature of the words. The second verse is augmented by some lovely bursts of guitar and the outro section expands on the melodic introduction to bring things to a natural close.
Lyrically, the song is quite dark, about the consequences of hanging all your hopes on one relationship and the pain that love can bring: “The day I told her that I loved her and I gave my heart away, if I had only seen the future, I’d not be on this lost highway…”. There is a Johnny Cash-style poetic bleakness to imagery like “This road I’m on is black with darkness, and there’s no shelter from the rain… “.
Overall, this is a moving, haunting bluegrass/country song that is well-written, both musically and lyrically. It is very well performed by JarrodJohnson, who I think will continue to grow his fan base, especially with the upcoming release of his second album.
Jarrod plays several gigs a week, mostly acoustic. But, because of his continued success and demand, he is reaching out to fellow disciplined musicians in order to put a full time band together, and will hopefully be touring soon! The big hit that every songwriter aims for may well yet be ahead of him, there’s no doubting his talent.
Texas Red Dirt Artist Jack Nelson Studio Interview
Jack Nelson of the Jack Nelson Band.
Jack Nelson of the Jack Nelson Band visited the 92.1 KCAF No Bull Radio Network Studio and visited with Randy Watson. Jack will be playing this Saturday, May 16th at Schroeder Hall. Doors open at 8:00pm. Special guest opening for the Jack Nelson Band will be the Rocky King Band at 8:30. Jack Nelson Band takes stage at 10:30 and closes out the night. Tickets are just $6 or $5 for Military/Veterans or College Students with proper ID. This is an ALL AGES SHOW!
Jack wants to fill the Second Oldest Dance Hall … Schroeder Hall! Let’s get out to Schroeder Hall Saturday May 16th, and show Jack Nelson how we welcome folks to South Texas!
Jack has passions in his life and in addtion to singing his soul out… he has a passion to save Texas Dance Halls. Jack has a game going on, you have to listen to the radio throughout the day or to the interview for all the details. Just a little hint, it involves counting Texas Dance Halls and going to Schroeder Hall Saturday Night.
Listen to the interview replays at 3:00pm and 8:30pm today, Friday May 15th on the No Bull Radio Network.
No Bull Radio’s Kenedy Bluebonnet Festival Parade Entry
The No Bull Radio Network entered some of our fleet of go anywhere, do anything, highly decorated, mobile radio studio vehicles. This year the NBR included a hot red Corvette decorated with bluebonnets and our monster “No Bull” Cow.
Station owner, Margie, dressed in cow costume for the parade…
Live action broadcast, this Saturday May 2nd, the always spectacular Kenedy Bluebonnet Festival Parade takes over the city’s streets.
Beginning at 11am, Saturday morning we bring it all to you live on the No Bull Radio Network and welcome the thousands of guests to our town. Our expert commentators will be roaming the streets and perched on prime vantage points along the parade route to describe all the color, movement, and excitement of the 2015 Kenedy Bluebonnet Festival Parade, making you feel like you’re right in the middle of it.
Listen in from 10:30am on, as we bring pre-parade interviews … this Saturday on Radio 92.1 KCAF Kenedy and 1490 KIBL Beevile and digital radio online at No Bull Radio dot Com.
The Kenedy Bluebonnet Festival Parade live broadcast is all brought to you by your Kenedy area community businesses. Call the station at 830-583-7272 for your business to support this Live Action Broadcast.
Here is some of our Community Supporters for the Kenedy Bluebonnet Parade Live Action Broadcast on the No Bull Radio Network!