This morning we’re celebrating the music career of one Eddy Futch, known professionally to the country music world as Eddy Raven.
Raven had six No. 1 hits in his day, beginning with the timeless “I Got Mexico” back in 1984. Sing along with me! You know the words!
Raven followed that up with five more No. 1 hits from 1987-89: “Shine, Shine, Shine,” “I’m Gonna Get You,” “Joe Knows Hows How To Live,” “In A Letter To You,” and “Bayou Boys.”
Of those five classics, I must say, “Shine, Shine, Shine” is the one I can’t go an entire day without hearing. Sing along with me! You know the words!
Raven went on to write songs for several well-known rock and country artists, including Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, George Jones, Toby Keith, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lorrie Morgan, and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Oh, he also attended Louisiana-Lafayette.
Speaking of Louisiana-Lafayette, there’s a pretty big football game going on tomorrow and…
Mark Stoops greatly appreciates the support.
Yesterday, Stoops said, “Our people within the Big Blue Nation and certainly within the athletic department have been amazing. It’s important to a lot of people, and we recognize that. I think Mitch does a wonderful job. He’s very passionate and he cares greatly. From him on down to the other coaches and teams and support staff and administrators and all the people that have been in there trying to get the stadium ready, we can’t thank them enough. It’s very important to them; it’s very important for us to out there and play well.”
Now it’s time for him to hold up his end of the bargain and start putting some wins on the board. That starts tomorrow with the inaugural game in the New CWS.
South Carolina looked pretty average last night.
Not going to get carried away until I see Kentucky tomorrow, but after checking out the Gamecocks last night, I’m a little more confident in UK’s Week 2 chances. Spurrier’s quarterback didn’t show me anything — Would Barker be starting there? — and the secondary is weak. Again, still have to see what the Cats throw out there, but there’s some new optimism after watching last night’s game.
Vanderbilt lost to Western Kentucky.
Vandy fans really seemed to care about the season opener:
It’s going to be a long year for the ‘Dores.
Marques Bolden’s official visit to UK is going “sensational.”
That comes from a tweet from Hoop DFW, which describes itself as an “NCAA certified scouting service in Dallas/Ft. Worth.”
I guess we can trust them.
Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe are inseparable.
Somewhere, Devin Booker is jealous, probably.
Tons of UL-Lafayette stuff coming throughout the day…
But first, KSR radio in one hour.