James Pond

August 7th, 2018

Well, summer isn’t over yet! It’s been a stretch of some blistering hot and humid days, hasn’t it?

How about that new Jake Owen song we debuted on Sink or Swim today? “Down to the Honkytonk” was one of the most impressive positively reviewed new songs we’ve done in awhile!

And finally Thomas Rhett is all set to host the CMA Fest special on ABC tonight.  He said he watched his intros from last year with Kelsea Ballerini and was embarrassed to find that he was “yelling” the whole time.  Keep your voice down, Thomas, and you’ll be fine!  –  Cheers!

August 2nd, 2018

Here we are a couple of days into August and STILL talking about rain! This fall better be dry as a bone, we deserve that!

Today on Sink or Swim we featured a brand new song from David Lee Murphy called ‘I Won’t Be Sorry’. It’s great to see DLM putting out new stuff!

Carrie Underwood says she’s quite good at putting on a fake English accent.  It actually, to me, sounds authentic!  –  Cheers!

July 25th, 2018

Yes, Froggyland, there is light at the end of the rain tunnel!  It looks like today is the last days of downpours, then summer can continue! Some of this flooding is really insane, and we’re en route to having one of the rainiest July’s on record!

Carrie Underwood say the one exercise she doesn’t like to do is pull-ups. I agree, except for me it’d be “one of the many exercises I don’t like!”   –  Cheers!

July 23rd, 2018

Stay dry, Froggyland! We’re in the midst of a deluge of rain for the whole week so watch out for extensive flooding!

This week on the Album Extra we’re featuring the brand new album from Kenny Chesney, Songs for the Saints, which is set for release this Friday! Every weekday at 1:15 we’ll featuring a cut from the album!

Maren Morris and Kelly Clarkson had a fun twitter exchange about wine recently and Kelly suggested they take a wine tour together. I could see that being an interesting comedy bit!  –  Cheers!

July 18th, 2018

I think if you asked most people what their ideal weather would be the consensus would be a day just like today! Sunshine, temps in the low 80s and low humidity!

What do you think of the new Eric Church song Desparate Man? I heard many people say they thought it was a cover of another song, but nope, it’s an original classic rock-sounding throwback! Love it!  –  Cheers!

July 16th, 2018

Happy Monday, Froggyland! I hope you had a spectacular weekend filled with pools, barbecues, or however you spend summer days!

We’re back at it this week with the Album Extra and Chris Lane’s brand new album “Laps Around the Sun.” I think there’s definitely some hits on this one!

Darius Rucker got a hole-in-one while golfing on Friday the 13th! Lucky day for him!  –  Cheers!

July 5th, 2018

Well, it’s a “feels like a Monday kind of Thursday” today! I hope you had a great fourth! Luckily I postponed my grilling to later in the night after my neighborhood got bombarded with a crazy storm!

The new Darius Rucker song “Straight to Hell” got sunk on Sink or Swim today, marking the first time that’s happened in nearly three months! We’ll see if we can start another streak on Tuesday!

Kip Moore has opened a rock climbing/hiking lodge in Rogers, Kentucky.  I’ll do the hiking part, but I’ll pass on rock climbing!  – Cheers!

June 25th, 2018

After a somewhat cooler weekend it looks like we’re heading into our first legitimate heatwave of the season, and I for one can’t wait! I’m seeing mid-90s by Sunday! I hope it holds up!

This week on the Album Extra we’re featuring the brand new, self-titled album by Dan + Shay! Join us for exclusive cuts each weekday afternoon at 1:15!

And finally, if you want to feel old, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recently invited their NINETEEN year old daughter up on stage with them to sing a tune. Yep, there it is.  –  Cheers!

June 20th, 2018

It’s the final day of Spring! Ah Spring, we hardly knew ye. And this year, it’s very true. It only felt like Spring for a handful of days!

Today’s featured cut from Sugarland’s new album Bigger was the song ‘Mother’. Definitely a powerful tribute to moms!

And finally, Jake Owen claims that he is very competitive with his twin brother! One thing is for sure, though – Jake’s got his twin beat in the country hits category!  –  Cheers!

June 18th, 2018

It’s a cooker outside! But, for just one day, so we can deal with it! Hope you had a great Father’s Day- I was all ready to fire up the grill to make my steak last night when I realized I was out of propane. Doh!

Today was day one of our featured album, Bigger, from Sugarland! It’s got some critical acclaim so listen each weekday at 1:15 to find out if you agree!

And congrats to Scotty McCreery and his high school sweetheart Gabi! The two tied the knot over the weekend!  – Cheers

June 15th, 2018

Here we are, Father’s Day weekend! I hope all the Froggyland fathers have a great one on Sunday. Relax, eat steak, drink beer, repeat!

Next week, the Album Extra will feature the long awaited new album from Sugarland, Bigger. It’s been years since we’ve had an album from them so join us weekdays at 1:15 as we feature exclusive cuts.

And again, Happy Father’s Day!  – Cheers!

June 13th, 2018

So it’s finally expected to reach 90! Well, we have to wait a few days but summertime is coming! Get excited!

Did you guess the Swamp Stumper today? We played Guess the Year Trivia, and the answer was 2010… that was eight whole years ago! Time is flying like crazy!

Dierks Bentley claims that he still uses a flip phone! Good for you, Dierks!  – Cheers!

June 11th, 2018

Well, right on cue, we got tons of rain on Sunday! I think (fingers crossed) this Sunday MAY be without so much rain. It’s been awhile, so we’ll see :).

It’s week two of our Dierks Bentley featured album The Mountain, on the Album Extra. Keep it here for exclusive cuts!

Carrie Underwood recently put up a video of her husband Mike singing her song ‘Cry Pretty’. Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty.  – Cheers!

June 8th, 2018

We’re heading into another weekend! And, yes, another washout is predicted for Sunday! I couldn’t tell you the last Sunday that had decent weather. Get all your yardwork and cookouts done tomorrow!

The Album Extra next week will continue to be our feature of Dierks Bentley’s new album The Mountain. Keep listening for exclusive cuts all next week at 1:15!

If you’re going to see Kenny Chesney in Philly this weekend, enjoy!  – Cheers!

June 4th, 2018

Here we are into June now! Hey, maybe we’ll get a couple of days without rain this month! I know I know, wishful thinking lol.

This week is another “listen before you can buy” week on the Album Extra, as we’re playing cuts from Dierks Bentley’s long awaited new album The Mountain, which is set for release on Friday!

Jason Aldean recently posted a photo of his son Memphis teething on a can of beer. He quickly captioned it #everybodychill and #hedidn’tdrinkit… just in case somebody thought he did. And if you did think he did, you may want to stay off social media.  – Cheers!

May 30th, 2018

Froggyland is feeling like a swamp lately! The humidity has definitely crept up. Hope you’re staying cool… it isn’t even June yet!

What did you think of the Michael Ray song we featured today on the Album Extra? I think ‘One That Got Away’ definitely has future hit potential. Looking forward to album release on Friday!

David Lee Murphy says that the song ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ takes place in a bar that he could see Kenny Chesney being in. It must be beach-themed, then!  – Cheers!

May 29th, 2018

We’re back at it again! Hope you had an amazing Memorial Day Weekend. Just remember, it’s Tuesday, not Monday… inching closer to next weekend!

This week we’re feature Michael Ray’s upcoming Amos, set for release this Friday. Hear it before you can buy it, all week long on the album extra!

We’re wishing Willie Nelson a speedy recovery after falling ill at this show over the weekend. Keep on keeping on, Willie!  – Cheers!

May 25th, 2018

We finally made, Froggyland! Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. And while you’re at the beach, or having a barbecue, or doing whatever it is your doing this weekend, don’t forget to take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We owe an eternity’s debt to those selfless individuals.

If you do plan to have a BBQ this weekend, I’ll be over soon! Just kidding (maybe), but make sure you cook those hot dogs and hamburgers thoroughly, but not too much!  – Cheers!

May 22nd, 2018

It’s Tuesday, but the 3-day weekend is looming! What are you going to do for Memorial Day? I think I’m going to cheat and have my cookout on Saturday!

Today we featured Luke Bryan’s new song ‘Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset’ on Sink or Swim. We’re definitely getting geared for summer!

And speaking of Luke, he took some time out to thank everyone who tuned in to his first season on American Idol. Season 2 has the green light, so we’ll see where it goes from there!  – Cheers!

May 21st, 2018

I hope your weekend was fun-filled! We’re finally getting some sunshine, Froggyland! And, believe me, we deserve it! And we also deserve to mow our lawns, which will be a horrendous task after that rain!

We’re bringing back an album that we featured a few weeks back on the Album Extra this week! It’s the Brothers Osborne’s new album Port Saint Joe! We’ll play a few brand new cuts you didn’t hear last time and maybe a few encores as well!

Kane Brown says that when he was younger he would pretend that he was on American Idol with his mom.  They would sing back and forth and pretend to be judges.  The lesson? Play along at home and good things might happen!  – Cheers!

May 17th, 2018

Here we are in the midst of rainy season! We’re going to get soaked the next few days, so make sure your basement is dry!!

Tomorrow is the big day that Trent Harmon’s debut album is released. We’ve been featured pre-released songs off the album all week.. we’ll find out how the rest is soon!

Jason Aldean is naming a cocktail at his new bar in Nashville after a fan. If you’re creative you can be immortalized – in liquor form!  – Cheers!

May 14th, 2018

Wake up, Froggyland! It’s Monday! And we’re going to get some rain this week so make sure you’re ready to mow the jungle that your lawn is going to become!

It’s another “sneak preview” week on the Album Extra, as we feature Trent Harmon’s upcoming album You Got ‘Em All, which is set for release on Friday!

Kane Brown says that he needs to have green M&Ms in his dressing room before he performs. What is it with musicians and M&Ms in their dressing rooms? LOL.   – Cheers!