1079 Nash Icon Music Highlights
Burger King enlisted yodeling cowpoke Mason Ramsey, 13, to help spread the word about its plan to reduce cow flatulence. We ain’t pulling your leg—or finger—on this one.
Burger King is selling Whopper patties sourced from cows fed a diet designed to lower methane emissions. Burger King worked with scientists by adding a small amount of lemongrass to a cow’s diet, which cut the bovine’s methane emissions by 33 percent during the last three or four months of the cow’s life, according to preliminary tests.
Burger King will be offering Reduced Methane Emissions Beef Whopper sandwiches at select restaurant in Miami, New York, Austin, Portland and Los Angeles.
In a new two-minute clip, Mason sings about the perils of methane, including the opening line, “When cows fart and burp and splatter, well, it ain’t no laughing matter.”
Of course, we would be remiss not to mention the gold standard for all Burger King ad campaigns: 2005’s Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch sandwich, which starred soon-to-be country star Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame.
Check out Mason’s new video below.
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Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 19th week. Maren’s reign is the longest by a solo female artist in the history of the chart.
The longest run on the chart is Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, which spent 50 weeks at No. 1 in 2017-2018.
Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins. “The Bones” also spent back-to-back weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in February 2020.
“The Bones” follows Maren’s previous No. 1 hits, “I Could Use a Love Song” (January 2018) and “Girl” (July 2019), as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You” (July 2017), which featured Maren.
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Tucker Beathard, 25, publicly revealed he is a father via Instagram on July 13.
In addition to wishing happy birthday to his daughter, Sage, 2, Tucker detailed some of the circumstances surrounding Sage’s birth in 2018 and how his faith helped him during an “overwhelming” time in his life.
“I don’t usually like posting a lot of real personal life things…but I wanna share this part of my life and testimony that most ppl probly don’t know,” said Tucker via Instagram. “In November of 2017 I was 22 years old, couldn’t have been more stressed and overwhelmed trying to get out of a record deal, and trying to figure out my personal life and my career. Nothin made sense. Then, right when I thought things couldn’t get more overwhelming or more stressful I got a call saying that I was going to be having a kid all the way out in Seattle Washington. To say I was scared is an understatement. It seemed like everything was kinda falling apart around me….I hit my breaking point and didn’t know what else to do other than finally surrender to Jesus Christ and ask him to meet me where I was and to take over my life… and that’s exactly what he did. He grew me in ways I could’ve never imagined. He took all the messes I felt I was drowning in and did exactly what Romans 8:28 says he does. And more than anything, he took what I thought was “the last thing I needed in my life” and instead, on 7/13/18, gave me the greatest blessing I could possibly ask for by bringing this little girl into my life. Happy 2nd Birthday to my beautiful daughter Sage… now I just pray she doesn’t raise as much hell I as I did growing up.”
Tucker is the son of famed Nashville songwriter Casey Beathard (“Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” “Come Back Song,” “The Outsiders”). Tucker scored a Top 5 hit with his 2016 debut single, “Rock On.” He released his debut album, Nobody’s Everything, in November 2018.
Tucker’s younger brother, Clayton Beathard, 22, and his friend, Paul Trapeni III, 21, were stabbed to death on Dec. 21, 2019, outside Nashville’s Dogwood Bar. Michael Mosley has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with two counts of first degree murder/premeditated, one count of attempted first degree murder/premeditated and one count of assault.
photo by TCD
Brantley Gilbert paid tribute to Charlie Daniels by covering “Long Haired Country Boy” in a video posted on YouTube.
Charlie died on July 6 after suffering a stroke in his Tennessee home.
Penned by Charlie, “Long Haired Country Boy” became a Top 30 hit for the Charlie Daniels Band in 1980. Along with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Simple Man,” “Long Haired Country Boy” is one of Charlie’s most beloved songs.
“Charlie Daniels is a legend of country music,” said Brantley in a statement accompanying the YouTube video. “[I] put together this cover with Jesse Franklin to honor the man he was and the music he made. Both will inspire me forever. RIP Charlie Daniels.”
Watch Brantley’s cover below.
Little Big Town performed their new single, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 13. While it was the first time in months Jimmy hosted the show from the 30 Rock Studio due to COVID-19, LBT performed an at-home rendition of the song.
The new tune, which was penned by Tofer Brown, Sean McConnell and LBT’s Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, is featured on the quartet’s ninth studio album, Nightfall, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in January.
Watch LBT’s performance of “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” below.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com