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JT unknowingly began his career in radio by competing in a Krispy Kreme doughnut-eating contest as an intern in his hometown of Flint, Michigan where he was crowned runner-up. Two years later he was interviewing the bassist from Metallica. Life can be weird. But outside of radio he can be found roaming the streets of Soulard, usually enjoying beef brisket birrias at Mission Taco Joint, watching Carp hit walk-offs at DB’s Sports Bar, or enjoying brunch and a City Wide on the patio at Molly’s. Oh! And the St. Louis Slinger from Courtesy Diner on Hampton. Add jalapeno, and then Prilosec OTC. You can hear JT weekdays from 9am-2pm on New Country 92.3.

Make sure to check out JT’s daily country news posts below and the 11:10 ticket call-in for daily ticket giveaways to the hottest new country shows in St. Louis.

Brantley Gilbert Releases New Song ‘Man That Hung The Moon’

By JT | June 17, 2019

It was just in time for Father’s Day, the release of Brantley Gilbert’s new song called “The Man That Hung The Moon”. In his new record he talks about being a dad, offering a personal message to his son, singing, “You’re gonna think I hung the moon/you’re gonna think I made the sky/that the sun…

LISTEN: Sam Hunt Says His Father Taught Him Morals And How To Be A Man

By JT | June 14, 2019

I can relate to this. Father’s Day is Sunday and most of us will be celebrating our dads and all that they instilled in us. Sam Hunt is no different. He recalls his father teaching him early the difference from right and wrong and what it is to be a man, saying, “I’m obviously biased…

Cole Swindell To Release Live Version Of ‘Dad’s Old Number’

By JT | June 13, 2019

With so many of us celebrating Father’s Day over the weekend this was a nice touch of news from Nashville star Cole Swindell. His song “Dad’s Old Number” was inspired by his father William’s tragic death in 2013, and now it seems we’ll be getting a live version of the song soon, which was recorded…

Granger Smith’s ‘Yee Yee Apparel’ T-Shirt Honors His Son River

By JT | June 12, 2019

Last Thursday, one of the worst possible things happened to Nashville star Granger Smith and his wife Amber. The world received the news that they had lost their three-year-old son, River Kelly, after a drowning accident at home. On an Instagram post, he wrote, “I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son. Following a…

LISTEN: Thomas Rhett Talks How Much He’s Grown Since Becoming A Dad

By JT | June 11, 2019

With Fathers Day coming up on Sunday, it’d be easy to imagine a lot of recent or first time dads reflecting on their journey. That’s certainly the case for country superstar Thomas Rhett and recently he talked about how much his life has changed since becoming a dad, mostly the growing process. “I never thought…

Carrie Underwood Calls Upon Joan Jett During CMA Fest Performance

By JT | June 10, 2019

Highlight after highlight. That’s probably the best way to describe CMA Fest in Nashville over the weekend. One of those highlights was an unforgettable moment when Carrie Underwood and rocker Joan Jett both jumped on stage together to perform “Bad Reputation”. Check it out here and let us know what you think of the performance…

LISTEN: Carly Pearce Thinks Back To The Days She Waited To See Stars At CMA Fest

By JT | June 7, 2019

It would be hours that Carly Pearce waited in line just to get a glimpse and possible word in with her favorite artists at CMA Fest not long ago. She’s always wanted to be a country music star, even as a little girl. Now that she has the spotlight, she’s keeping that in mind for…

WATCH: Luke Combs Covers Allman Brothers Hit ‘Ramblin’ Man’

By JT | June 6, 2019

I’m a massive fan of The Tonight Show‘s “Cover Room”. I’m also a fan of Luke Combs. So when we heard he was featured in the digital-only series where artists perform a cover of one of their favorite songs, we knew it was going to be classic. He chose to cover the Allman Brothers Band…

Brett Young Releases Official Video For ‘Catch’

By JT | June 5, 2019

Nashville star Brett Young takes us back to his playing days at the University of Mississippi in his new video for “Catch”. If you remember hearing that he was pretty good at baseball, you’d be remembering correctly. In the video it shows the beginning of his relationship with his wife his Taylor and goes through…

CMT Releases List Of Presenters For Tomorrow’s CMT Music Awards

By JT | June 4, 2019

We can only imagine how much the city of Nashville’s buzzin’ right now, along with the rest of the country world about tomorrow night’s CMT Music Awards. Things get underway at Bridgestone Arena at 8pm ET but the block parties have already started as well as rehearsals, and it seems we’re in for a big…