There’s a song I want you to hear. Do it now or save it for tonight when you’re winding down with your favorite cocktail. Just make sure you listen.
The song is called “Bourbon Bible” and it is written by Camron Faulkner, a friend of the program and school teacher in Jessamine County. Cam wrote the words almost a decade ago just to blow off some steam, and with the help of talented friends like Jordan English and Korey Hunt, a song came to life. (Watch Korey perform it live at Tin Roof here.)
Now, in a wild turn of events thanks to some good fortune and helpful connections, things have really taken off and “Bourbon Bible” was cut and released today (!) as a single by Jonathan Lee, a 23-year-old artist in Nashville. Lee is a new name to me so I can’t speak to his talents or career, but it is a big deal for this little song to get a shot and it could use your support.
Have a listen and let us know what you think. Maybe we can push it up the charts.
Now some other notes for your Friday…
— Do you feel better about losing Matt Haarms to BYU now? We may look back at that one as a blessing once Calipari fills the empty spot. The new name on the radar is new Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr, the ACC’s Most Improved Player and a Third Team All-ACC selection in 2019-20. The seven-footer from France averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game for the Demon Deacons last season before deciding he’d explore other options after his head coach was fired earlier this week.
Haarms who? Let’s get this guy instead.
It’ll help UK’s chances if fans leave him alone. He said the attention from Big Blue Nation “was funny and all that, but it got to a point where it was a little bit too much.”
(It hasn’t even been 24 hours, guys.)
— UK Football adds one, loses two on D line.. Redshirt defensive linemen Cavon Butler and Day Day Hawkins entered the transfer portal just as Class of 2021 defensive lineman Kahlil Saunders announced his commitment to Kentucky. Saunders is an unranked prospect at defensive end, unlike Butler who was highly coveted out of high school or Hawkins who was a three-star. But the staff sees Saunders’ potential in the long term and in the short term Quinton Bohanna and Marquan McCall say don’t worry about losing Butler, who appeared in one game last season, inside. Hawkins appeared in nine games as a reserve DE.
— It’s Burger Night at KSBar and Grille. Twenty American dollars will get you two cheeseburgers, two orders of fries and six bottles of your favorite domestic beer. Upgrade to craft beer for a small fee. (859) 554-6081.
— Did you miss today’s show? I did and I was supposed to be on it! We can catch up together via the podcast as Matt, Ryan and Shannon tell us all about Bourbon and Boyd Counties, plus news from UK land.
— And finally, here are the odds and pole positions for tomorrow’s make-believe Kentucky Derby:
Affirmed, 1978 (5-1)
Assault, 1946 (20-1)
Secretariat, 1973 (7-2)
Sir Barton, 1919 (20-1)
Seattle Slew, 1977 (5-1)
American Pharoah, 2015 (6-1)
Gallant Fox, 1930 (20-1)
Citation, 1948 (4-1)
War Admiral, 1937 (8-1)
Whirlaway, 1941 (6-1)
Count Fleet, 1943 (6-1)
Justify, 2018 (15-1)
Omaha, 1935 (20-1)
They’ll fake run tomorrow at 5:45 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. This is sad.