Nominations were announced this morning for the 46th annual CMA Awards and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally is once again nominated for Musician of the Year.
Mac has won the award four years in a row! Can he make it five?
His competition in the category include Sam Bush (Mandolin), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), Dann Huff (Guitar), and Brent Mason (Guitar).
The 46th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Coral Reefer Band bass player Jim Mayer, who goes by the name Uncle Jim, was “called out” by President Obama today and Jim responded on his blog.
The president said “So just in case some of your friends or neighbors or Uncle Jim is a little stubborn, has been watching Fox News, if he thinks that, somehow I raised taxes, let’s just be clear, we’ve lowered taxes for middle class families…”
Today, Uncle Jim Mayer stepped into the middle of an international media firestorm when he heard Obama falsely accuse him of being stubborn and watching Fox News.
Upon hearing the news, Uncle Jim responded: “Dear President Obama, let’s be REALLY clear, I don’t watch Fox News, I’m not stubborn, but I AM Funky as a Diaper!”
Uncle Jim further invited President Obama to join him on stage any time, anywhere he brings his anti-bullying message to children during his internationally acclaimed live shows…to set the record straight – and perhaps even sing a chorus of “IM4U.”
Several of you fell for it, but our article on Sunday about Saints coach Sean Payton joining Jimmy Buffett’s band this summer was indeed an April Fools joke. Or was it?
Buffett played a free show at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans on Sunday night and during “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” Sean Payton came out on stage and played the bongos!
photo by Times Picayune
Jimmy played to the hometown crowd, sporting a “Free Sean Payton” shirt during his set. Don’t look for the coach to be Lounging at the Lagoon this summer though. Our story was a complete and total fabrication.
Last week New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for all of the 2012 season for his complicity in the Saints bounty program that paid players money for knocking opposing players out of games. Faced with an entire year of no coaching, and forfeiture of $5.8 million in salary, Payton says he’ll join his friend Jimmy Buffett’s band for his Lounging at the Lagoon Tour, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton just over a week ago but Payton is wasting no time in making plans for his year off. Starting in June, he’ll hit the road with Jimmy Buffett for the Margaritaville crooner’s Lounging at the Lagoon 2012 Tour.
Payton is an “awesome guitar player” says Buffett. “Coach has rocked with me a few times at various places in New Orleans over the years and I’m really excited to have him along on the tour.”
The Saints coach is no stranger to the music scene. After a brief stint playing semi-pro football in the early 80′s, Payton tried his luck at a career in music. His band, coincidentally named The Bounty Hunters, toured for two years from 1985-1987 with Payton on lead guitar and vocals. After minimal success, Payton decided his playing career, both musically and athletically, was over and took a job as offensive assistant coach at San Diego State University in 1988.
“I was very disappointed in the commissioner’s decision, but I thought why not make the best of a bad situation and do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Payton. “When Jimmy asked me to join the band this summer, I didn’t even hesitate. It’s such an amazing opportunity. To get to play in front of tens of thousands of music lovers is what I wanted to do all those years ago. Plus, I could use the cash.”