Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Chris Stapleton’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

This may come as a surprise to you, but I did not watch the CMA Awards last night, just like every other year of my life. However, I did catch Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake’s joint performance of “Tennessee Whiskey” and the internet tells me it is all that mattered in the show.

Now, I must admit, I had never heard of “Tennessee Whiskey” until last night, but I’m currently listening to it for approximately the 57th time since seeing it live on the CMAs.  I also must admit, I didn’t know anything about Chris Stapleton until last night, when he won Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Turns out he’s awesome — dude has serious pipes — and from Kentucky? Consider me a new fan.

I downloaded Stapleton’s album this morning and I’m just now making my way through it. It’ll be playing in the KSR office all day. So far, it’s a million times better than anything I’ve heard from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line or anyone else from that poor excuse for country music we hear today. Check him out if you haven’t already.

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey…


We will hear from Mark Stoops for the last time before Georgia today.

Stoops will be available following football practice later today, before the team takes off for a weekend in Athens. We will get one last update on injuries, this week’s practices and the team’s attitude going into the Georgia game.

Beat the Dawgs.

Did you listen to the KSR Football Podcast?

New one went up yesterday, looking back on Tennessee and previewing Georgia. Listen to it here. Freddie accuses me of turning my back on football, which is not true.

Mark Richt on Georgia’s QB: “We don’t know right now.”

Now’s the most opportune time to steal one from the Bulldogs, but will Kentucky step up and seize that opportunity?

We’ll know once the ball is kicked here in about 51 hours.

Free A.M. Crunchwraps at Taco Bell this morning.

You have two more hours to cash in on the free A.M. Crunchwrap promotion going on at Taco Bell this morning.  My favorite fast food chain is giving them away as part of its “Steal A Base, Steal A Breakfast” promotion from the World Series.

Prior to Game 1, Taco Bell announced it would give away breakfast Crunchwraps if any player in the World Series stole a base, and thanks to Kansas City’s Lorenzo Cain, we’re all eating for free this morning. You have until 11 am.

Nazr Mohammed shares the two keys to career longevity.

In his latest blog post, Nazr Mohammed explains how he was able to play in the NBA for 17 seasons. Always be ready to play, he tells young NBA hopefuls.

Read it here.

Katina Powell’s youngest daughter facing prostitution charges.

Abraeshea Moorman, known as “Shay” from the “Breaking Cardinal Rules” bunch, is facing a misdemeanor prostitution charge from June of last year, according to WDRB in Louisville. Powell was busted through an undercover investigation via

Shay is the one who, allegedly, slept with Antonio Blakeney, while her mother, Katina Powell, allegedly, slept with Blakeney’s guardian at an Embassy Suites in Louisville.

Double-doubles for John Wall and Nerlens Noel in the NBA last night.

With 17 points and 13 assists, Wall recorded a double-double last night, his 46th since the start of last season, the most by any player in that span. Nerlens Noel also made two trips to double-figures with 17 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double in four games.

St. John’s scrimmaged a Division II team last night. And lost. By 32.

The Chris Mullin era is off to a rough start at St. John’s, where the Red Storm lost to Division II St. Thomas Aquinas, 90-58, last night.

I know our man Slice is happy to be back in New York as an assistant at St. John’s, but a 32-point loss to a D-II team is a little different than what he experienced at Kentucky last season. I hope he doesn’t one day regret the move.


KSR radio coming up…


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Chris Stapleton’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. Bourbon Breath
    9:27 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    “Powell was busted through an undercover investigation via” I think you mean Moormon, as her last name isn’t Powell.

  2. Kris
    9:33 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Look up Stapleton’s work with The Steeldrivers. Still his best stuff. That and writing a ton of #1 singles for artists in Nashville over the last ten years-

    • Basteballer
      9:37 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

      agree with Kris

  3. Mathlete
    9:41 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Safe to assume we won’t be losing any recruits to St John’s anytime soon?

  4. Basteballer
    10:03 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Also think his song has some “Blurred Lines” with Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” song.

    • Kris
      12:45 pm November 5, 2015 Permalink

      Same basic chord progression,melodies are different though. That would have been one hell of a duet though with Etta.

  5. @BallBlog_Chad
    10:10 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    that dude’s hair and beard mixture is just disgusting, sorry if that’s mean, but he’s doing that on purpose and it’s a train wreck

    • I think he could afford some Harry’s Razors. In fact, I think he could afford the most expensive ones. It’s kinda kooky that so many people (including some with a LOT of money) want to look like a homeless person.

    • Meh
      11:59 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

      His wife is gorgeous so I think he’ll be fine with your opinion

    • Jesus Effin' Facepalming Christ
      12:12 pm November 5, 2015 Permalink

      WTF is wrong with you, man? He looks like Jesus probably did.

  6. BtownUKFan
    10:27 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Glad to see Nerlen’s game developing!!
    GO CATS and EX-CATS !!!

  7. Bourbon Breath
    10:33 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Noel Really isn’t that good. I think Louisville’s towel boy is better.

    • Bourbon Breath
      10:58 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

      trolls stealing my name again ^ What a sad, pathetic life you lead. I think Louisville’s towel boys are cleaning up c*m at the Minardi hall, maybe you should help them.

  8. George "Possum" Jones
    10:50 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

    This was my song first! My songs are notoriously hard to cover, so good on ya Chris.

  9. david
    11:43 am November 5, 2015 Permalink


    Look up first two Steeldrivers albums (his old bluegrass band).
    Really good stuff. Too good for radio to play.

  10. david
    11:44 am November 5, 2015 Permalink


    Sorry I did not read your post. Great comment


  11. stevew52
    7:42 pm November 5, 2015 Permalink

    Hey “Possum” – remember David Allan Coe did it two years before you did.