Talk, With A Southern Accent™ Y'all is a daily, 2-hour syndicated show that covers the people and culture of the 16 Southern states. Hosted by Yall.com publisher Jon Rawl. News, sports, music, cooking, opinion and more are all covered.
Nobody's Girl is an Austin-based music act releasing a new eponymous album. Nobody's Girl member BettySoo discusses the trio of talented Southern women. Texas Tech is the latest stop on the "Y'all Show" collegiate tour. Discover gridiron greats for the Red Raiders, famous alumni, and the history of "Raider Red." Plus, festivals celebrating arts, mango and even testicles are being held this last weekend of July.
Dan Patrick and Paul Finebaum discuss the Oklahoma-Texas to SEC saga. The Biden Administration will announce all federal employees must be vaccinated. Southern hater Mark R. Levin has the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller for non-fiction, "American Marxism." Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and new Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea speak at their respective conference media days. Also, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are today's stop on our collegiate tour across Dixie.
Kanye West appears to have a new residence, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta. What is Miranda Lambert's go-to dish at her Casa Rosa Nashville? We visit the Arkansas Razorbacks and West Virginia Mountaineers today on the journey across the South's college towns. Also, the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns both serve notice to the Big 12 that they intend to go elsewhere.
Tabasco® is a popular brand of hot sauce; and "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short has just ventured to Avery Island, La., to report on this unique, Southern icon. College football coaches Nick Saban (Alabama), Mike Norvell (Florida State), Eliah Drinkwitz (Missouri) and David Cutcliffe (Duke) speak at their respective media days. Also, we learn about team, tradition, and famous alumni of the Baylor Bears and the Louisville Cardinals.
Ashley Steenson highlights her new feature story posted on Yall.com, "The Mississippi Delta: One-Of-A-Kind History And Food." TCU has a proud history of academic and athletic success. Veteran coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs are spotlighted today on our collegiate tour across Dixie. And we hear from seven top SEC football players as coverage from Media Days 2021 continues in Hoover, Ala.
Texas billionaire Jeff Bezos successfully reaches the edge of space on this 52nd anniversary of man walking on the moon. SEC coaches Kirby Smart, Josh Heupel, Mark Stoops and Lane Kiffin are part of Day 2 at the 2021 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. Former SEC head coach Gus Malzahn is now coaching the UCF Knights. And today's journey across college football drops by Orlando to highlight Central Florida's newest thrill ride: UCF Knights Football and the program's traditions.
Statistics show a spike in crime currently among the region's youth. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short has endured his own crime spree at the hand of juveniles. SEC coaches and players are gathering in Hoover, Ala., this week for SEC Media Days. Today we hear from Florida coach Dan Mullen, new South Carolina coach Shane Beamer, and LSU's Ed Orgeron. Also, the Alabama A&M Bulldogs are today's college football tour stop.
The Open Championship teed-off Thursday, and College Tour X director Jason Nall reports on the leaderboard after Round 1 in Sandwich, England. A former Georgia Bulldog and a former Texas Longhorn are hovering near the top of golf's final major of 2021. Johnny Horton's 1960 "Battle Of Bull Run" helps memorialize the Civil War battle that happened this week in 1861. Also, the Navy Midshipmen are today's stop on The Y'all Show's 44-college preseason showcase.
Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley speaks at Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, Texas. We drop by Hattiesburg today as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are the latest visit on our 44-town swing of Southern colleges. We hear from USM's new football coach, and discover Jimmy Buffett's connection to the school. Burgeoning pop singer SHAB grew up in Iran, before moving to the United States. She now calls Dallas home, where the "Spell On Me" songstress describes the benefit of Southern hospitality. Plus, there's a full lineup of weekend festivals across Dixie.
Travel writer Anne Braly discusses her recent Yall.com entertainment and food pilgrimage to Copperhill and Ducktown in Tennessee, and nearby McCaysville, Ga. Eighteen snakes are discovered beneath an Augusta, Ga., couple's bed. Tulane linebacker Dorian Williams helps preview the 2021 Green Wave football team, as the New Orleans-based university opens its season at home against FBS power Oklahoma. We also learn about the tremendous history, traditions and famous alumni of Tulane University.
Coastal Carolina had one of the most amazing seasons of any team in recent history. The Chanticleers finished 11-1 in 2020, ranked in the Top 15, and head coach Jamey Chadwell was named AP's college Coach of the Year. Jon Rawl takes us to Conway, S.C., to celebrate the Chants' forthcoming season, CCU's gameday tradition, and famous alumni. Matt Heermans is back to look at the pluses and minuses of grills. Plus, "Black Widow" is a monster success.
Georgia law enforcement officials arrest a man in connection to the gruesome Fourth of July slayings of three men on a Kennesaw golf course. East Carolina Pirates football is today's stop on our 44-city tour of Southern college football. Discover how Mike Houston's team looks to get back to a bowl game for the first time in years; and how "Purple Haze" blares from the speakers of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium when ECU hits the field. Also, this week marks the anniversary of when British forces abandoned Savannah, Ga., in 1782.
The O'Kaysions had a Top 5 smash in 1968 with "Girl Watcher." The co-writer of that hit and a founding member of the North Carolina-based Beach Music band, Wayne Pittman, died this week at the age of 76. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are today's featured college football destination. We share a new survey of the country's Top 10 fast food restaurants. Also, an encore feature from Matthew McConaughey.
The Memphis Tigers are only two seasons removed from a New Year's Six bowl appearance. We preview Memphis' 2021 season, have thoughts from head coach Ryan Silverfield, and discuss the traditions and famous alums of the U of M. The Bearkats of Sam Houston State also get a little love on today's sports-centric show, as SHSU is fresh off their first FCS national championship title. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King celebrate 40 years of friendship. Plus, the rescue search in Surfside, Fla., has now shifted into a recovery effort for victims of the Champlain Towers condo collapse.
Matthew McConaughey releases a video to help America celebrate its 245th birthday. "The Y'all Show" embarks on a 44-city tour of college programs and traditions; starting today with the resurgent UAB Blazers, the defending C-USA football champs that will soon open a brand new 47,000-seat stadium in downtown Birmingham. We have an update on Tropical Storm Elsa hitting the Florida Gulf Coast. Plus, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75 years of marriage.
Megan Fox, a Tennessee native that stars in the new film "Till Death," appears on NBC's "Today" with her three sons photobombing the interview. Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough, talks with Jimmy Fallon about her new film, "Zola." Mississippi State wins the College World Series against Vanderbilt, giving the Bulldogs its first team national championship in school history. Plus, rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson will release her final album in August.
Lifest, A Party With A Purpose, will be a Christian-music centered festival in Bon Aqua, Tenn., in late July. Festival promoter John Martin Keith drops in to discuss the appearances by Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Joe Nichols, and more. ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit shares his thoughts on N.C. State Baseball being snubbed at the College World Series. Also, RTAOutdoorLiving.com has surveyed America's polarizing food opinions.
Hot dogs and steaks make for a delicious Fourth of July spread, and "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans has timely tips for these two delicious options for the grill. The 'cue fun continues when host Jon Rawl shares the inaugural 29 inductees into the Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame. Vanderbilt wins Game 1 of the College World Series championship series against Mississippi State. Also, strong Southern women Marjorie Greene (R-GA) and Nikki Fried (D-FL) are emerging political powerhouses.
N.C. State's baseball team is declared a 2021 national champion by Yall.com. "The Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short weighs in on NCAA's decision to kick the Wolfpack out of the 2021 College World Series in Omaha. SEC members Mississippi State and Vanderbilt now battle for baseball supremacy. Richard Mentor Johnson (1780–1850), the nation's ninth vice president and a native of Kentucky, is suddenly in the news. Also, leaders in Gulf Shores, Ala., are fighting shark-tooth and nail to keep a giant shark statute from being erected outside Alvin's Island novelty shop.
The death toll rises following Thursday's collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla. Today marks exactly six months until December 25. Tracy Byrd's "Merry Christmas From Texas, Y'all," and tips for early holiday shopping, will get you some much-needed summertime Yuletide cheer. Plus, deer stand maintenance is discussed on Craig Faulkner's weekly "Fishing Forecast" report.
Dove-winning Contemporary Christian group We The Kingdom do an exclusive interview from a Florida tour stop. Britney Spears speaks at a conservatorship hearing in California. Dolly Parton tracks down former Dollywood employee Carly Pearce to extend a membership invitation into the Grand Ole Opry. Plus, the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team wins in dramatic form to stay alive in the 2021 College World Series.
Kelly Lang, a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and a longtime singer-songwriter in the Nashville area, discusses her latest album, "Old Soul." The breast cancer survivor also fills us in on The Comedian XOXO, Lang's comedic alter-ego. Jonathan Leifheit's ACC Report includes junior season predictions for North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell. Also, several Southern states appear in a listing of the least patriotic states in the nation.
"Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans gets you ready for the Fourth of July with a graduate-level breakdown of what makes a delicious hamburger. He also takes time to update the 2021 College World Series action. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville has dozens of locations around the world that serve-up seafood, Cheeseburgers In Paradise, and Caribbean-inspired cocktails. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision that involves the NCAA.
Mrs. Pam drops in for a little Southern pick-me-up to get a new week started. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short returns to share his thoughts on the new Juneteenth holiday and Father's Day 2021. The Atlanta Hawks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. Also, nine kids die in a fiery Alabama car crash as a result of Tropical Storm Claudette passing through South Alabama on Saturday.
Texas, N.C. State and Vanderbilt are among the six teams from the South making it to Omaha for the College World Series. Matt Heermans previews the chase for the NCAA's next baseball champion. West Virginia governor Jim Justice has named the Mountain's State vaccination awareness lottery after his own English Bulldog, "Babydog." A hot new Contemporary Christian act has their No. 1 single ("Holy Water") feted in our salute to great Southern musicmakers. Plus, a look at the region's most liberal and most conservative colleges.
Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops speaks to media at the inaugural Schlarman Strong golf tournament in Lexington. Twenty years ago Virginia native Phill Vassar hit the charts with a perfect tune for June, "Six-Pack Summer." A police officer in Holly Springs, Ga., is killed in the line of duty. Also, we share tips on how to avoid sunburn when enjoying the summer months.
Kenny Xu, author of "An Inconvenient Minority," discusses his new book that covers the current U.S. Supreme Court case of Asian Americans fighting discrimination from Harvard University's admissions department. ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit, of 247Sports.com, shares his thoughts on inbound transfers for various members of the conference. He also talks about N.C. State and Virginia's college baseball fortunes, as both schools have punched tickets to the College World Series. Also, Google Trends tracks the most searched spelling word in each Southern state.
Barbecue pellets are a convenient way to get smoke-infused taste into your grilling. "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans explains. The U.S. Postal Service has more than 5,000 letter carriers bitten by dogs each year. Beyonce releases a birthday greeting for her 4-year-old twins. Virginia and Mississippi State are the last two college baseball teams punching their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha. Plus, host Jon Rawl's funeral music playlist.
June 14 is not only Flag Day in the United States, but the date also marks the birthday of the U.S. Army and the 45th President of the United States: Palm Beach, Fla., resident Donald J. Trump. Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart is weighing in on the likely expansion of 12 teams into the College Football Playoff. Plus, Jon Rawl shares memories from his weekend drive across Georgia.
Linda Martell, the first black woman to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, is honored Wednesday at the CMT Music Awards. Baltimore-born, Atlanta-raised David Hasselhoff records a PSA for Germans to get vaccinated. A woman in Florida swears a small dinosaur appeared in her backyard. Plus, a look at inbound transfers to SEC basketball programs.
Caroline Campbell, a South Carolina woman with Down syndrome, finishes hand-writing the entire Bible after a nearly 10-year effort. U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive Neil Bradley tells Yahoo Finance how the global pandemic has exacerbated the the nation's worker shortage. Late New Orleans musician Dr. John's 1972 album "The Night Tripper" will have a special vinyl re-release with June 12's Record Store Day across the region. Also, Jon Rawl has the latest softball and baseball news from the ACC.
Missouri actress Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) apologizes for attending a "racist" debutante ball in 1999. Florida State and Oklahoma bounce back to win four straight and now compete for softball's Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. Katie Britt announces her run for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat in 2022. Also, host Jon Rawl has some great memories of Middle Tennessee's Whitt's Barbecue and its tasty sandwich, pickle included.
Purple Cows and PPP (Payback Protection Program) loans are on "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short's mind this week. The Texas Longhorns and the Vanderbilt Commodores are among the NCAA teams advancing to the Super Regionals of college baseball. Plus, Houston businessman "Mattress Mack" helps out Harris County residents with the donation of a new high-water rescue vehicle.
Nolton has just wrapped fifth grade and is ready for Summer 2021. The young Southerner co-hosts this special start of the solstice. HealthyHappyImpactful.com has a summer bucket list for kids, including playing board games. LSU picks off an offensive assistant from Arkansas for an open slot on Ed Orgeron's staff. Craig Faulkner's fishing forecast includes tips on preparing food plots for fall. Also, we learn about The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights."
HuffPost.com shares funny, everyday marriage Tweets. The SEC Spotlight includes audio from three Omaha-hopeful coaches: LSU's Paul Mainieri, Vanderbilt skipper Tim Corbin, and Tennessee coach Tony Vitello. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces she will seek re-election in 2022. Plus, country music hitmaker Randy Travis will release the album "Storms Of Life" on its 35th anniversary.
Richard V. Battle, an Austin, Texas-based author, discusses his 10th read, "Navigating Life's Journey." Louisiana's deep-Dixie junior senator, John Kennedy, announces he will run for reelection in 2022. An Advance Local writer pens "Clint Eastwood's 10 Best Movies Ranked," as the 91-year-old acting legend celebrates a birthday this week. Also, 247Sport.com's Jonathan Leifheit briefs us on a Clemson defensive star's transfer to Georgia; and Duke's capture of the ACC Baseball Championship in Charlotte.
College baseball insider Matt Heermans surveys the field of 64 teams that will be competing for a chance to go to Omaha. Heermans also relays his rib feast from the long holiday weekend. Speaking of Memorial Day, host Jon Rawl shares his research of how roughly 75 percent of America's largest companies failed to recognize the country's most solemn day on their respective Twitter accounts. Also, it is the state of Tennessee's 225th birthday – and Gov. Bill Lee and the Oak Ridge Boys are ready to celebrate.
Memorial Day 2021 arrives. The Statler Brothers' 1989 hit "More Than A Name On A Wall" honors the 58,000 American servicemen that died in the Vietnam War. Fishing fanatic Craig Faulkner casts a report on Memorial Day Weekend boating safety. Arkansas and Texas are off to great starts their respective college baseball conference tournaments. Plus, a breakdown of Stacker.com's article on the best school districts in each state.
Moe's Original Bar B Que operations manager Hunter Whitfield discusses the 52-franchise barbecue chain founded in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the 1980s. Joe Holloway drops by Hour 1 to update the SEC Baseball Tournament action – and the first national championship ever earned by one of the Magnolia State's SEC institutions. Also, we have the fun analysis of "10 Country Summer Songs," which includes Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights."
Jim Leach, a retired investigator from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), discusses his fifth book, "Murder Is A Tough Business." Georgia politician Stacey Abrams has penned the current No. 1 fiction book on the New York Times Best Seller list, "While Justice Sleeps: A Novel." Longtime Virginia senator John Warner dies at 94. Plus, 247Sports.com insider Jonathan Leifheit has the latest news from the ACC.
Grilling on Memorial Day weekend is a big deal in Dixie. "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans discusses the sales many outlets currently have as grills and smokers fly off the shelves. Travel + Leisure unveils the "Best State Park In Every U.S. State," and there are many great options in the 16 Southern states. Also, Willie Nelson announces a 16-concert late summer tour that will make pit stops in several cities in the South.
Elvis Presley's 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible ended up being passed down to "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short. 50-year-old Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest golfer to win a major event at the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. We share the list of "grossest states" in the country. Also, a Georgia man puts a road flare in a bank's drive-thru window.
The PGA Championship is covered by College TOURX's Jason Nall, as he reports on the low scores from Round 1 on Kiawah Island, S.C. Craig Faulkner's "Fishing Forecast" highlights boat safety and sunlight's affect on fish. Also, Blake Shelton releases a new CD today, "Body Language," and we honor Shelton's 12th studio effort with the playing of the lead single, "Minimum Wage."
Paulina Jayne shares the story of "Credit," her newest single. The talented Nashville singer-songwriter also has fun talking about her Motown roots, insects and adjusting to the Southern life. College baseball insider Matt Heermans previews the final regular season series across the ACC, Big 12 and SEC. The 103rd PGA Championship is being held on Kiawah Island near Charleston, S.C. College TOURX director Jason Nall joins Jon Rawl to preview golf's second major of 2021. Also, actress/singer Demi Lovato is now a "they."
Niles Reddick is back to talk about Southern books. An author of more than four books himself, Reddick discusses his balance of authoring books and stories with a non-writing professional career. At least one Louisiana resident dies following an outbreak of flooding. 247Sports.com ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit preps us for the conference's final weekend of regular season baseball play. And a photo of a well-dressed black woman from the 1920s catches the social media eye.
Ariana Grande, a Boca Raton, Fla., native, gets married in California. "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans is back on the show to discuss the food of The Kentucky Derby and Preakness: burgoo and pit beef sandwiches. U.S. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is going to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio for Florida's senate seat in 2022. Also, the National Equity Atlas releases info on "Rent Debt in America," where Alabama comes in last.
Prom and cotillions are commonplace in the month of May. Jon Rawl and "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short share some dumb date-related decisions made as teens. Tennessee celebrates its 225th birthday this year, and a Nashville TV station is getting in on the party with 225 trivia questions. Also, the Sam Houston State Bearkats capture their first national championship with a FCS college football victory over South Dakota State in Frisco, Texas.
Pervis Staples, of The Staple Singers, dies at 85. We salute the Mississippi group with a play of their 1972 No. 1, "I'll Take You There." Outdoorsman extraordinaire Craig Faulkner is back to discuss Gulf of Mexico fishing and frog gigging. Also, Art Crews helps wrap the week with a discussion of the low pay of Minor League Baseball players; and Curt Flood's representation on the Ken Burns series "Baseball."
The Byrds founding member Chris Hillman, who also played in The Flying Burrito Brothers and country music hit-making act The Desert Rose Band, discusses his first book, "Time Between." Art Crews shares his thoughts on the just-released 2021 schedule for the 32 NFL franchises. Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn speaks as his No. 1 Razorbacks get ready for a series at No. 4 Tennessee. Plus, Louisiana native Ellen DeGeneres announces an end to her daytime show.
Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline's ransomware attack and subsequent shutdown has led to the closure of thousands of gas stations along the Eastern Seaboard. How long will Southerners face challenges at the pump? 247Sports.com insider Jonathan Leifheit returns with a look at ACC baseball, Virginia's 2021 football schedule, and the best hamburger spots in ACC towns. Plus, the president of the University of South Carolina really steps on it while delivering his commencement speech in Columbia.
Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida and a two-sport professional star, appears to be headed to his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., to become a tight end for the NFL's Jaguars. The singer of the 1952 classic "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," Louisiana native Lloyd Price, dies at 88. Art Crews discusses the Los Angeles Angels' decision to cut Albert Pujols. Also, activist groups in Alabama are calling for the mayors and police chiefs of both Birmingham and Huntsville to be fired.