Ben On The Bull

I love living and working in the PNW, as I have these last 20+ years. Golfing, gaming (Red Dead Online, anyone?) and a good sip of whiskey at the end of the day make me pretty happy. Thanks for being a part of Bull Nation with me!

EASTER EVENTS NEAR YOU!

I love Easter, and if you’re reading this blog, chances are we have something in common! So in a fashion befitting the Internet, I compiled a LIST, a GLORIOUS LIST of how you and the kids can celebrate Easter with EGG HUNTS this year in the Pacific Northwest. How I celebrate Easter. The purple bathroom wall is real. SOUTH END …

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PISTOL ANNIES BEHIND THE MIC! (with video!)

Even though Miranda Lambert didn’t take home any new hardware at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, she’s not going to let that stop her & the Pistol Annies from having fun! The group released their music video for their second single from the titular album “Interstate Gospel“, and it takes you behind the scenes of recording a country …

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HAS BILLBOARD GONE TOO FAR ON COUNTRY TRAP?

We all have our favorites when it comes to country music.  Mine happens to be the songs of the mid- to late 90’s, greats like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Kenny Chesney‘s early stuff.  You have your favorites as well.  Country music has evolved again and again from the twangs of Hank Williams, Sr. and Willie Nelson, and that’s …

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WATCH MIRANDA LAMBERT REHEARSE FOR THE ACM’s!

Miranda Lambert has big plans for tonight’s Academy of Country Music Awards! She’s up for TWO performances, one a medley of her greatest hits, which include “Mama’s Broken Heart“. The other performance will be with the legendary George Strait (we can’t wait!) Miranda is also nominated for Female Artist Of The Year, and shares a nomination with Jason Aldean for …

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APRIL 1ST: DOS AND DON’TS

I’ll be honest, April Fools Day is highlighted on my calendar.  Even as a kid, it was fun to pull pranks on family and friends.  These included saran-wrapping the hall toilet, putting leftover stink bombs in the neighbor’s mailbox, and rolling Tootsie Rolls into little fake dog turds and then eating them (my mother was not impressed!) However a lot …

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HUNTER HAYES SHINES IN PSAs!

We’ve all been there (well, all us drinkers anyway!…you start the night with one drink, then it can quickly turn into God-knows-how-many.  Hunter Hayes is all too familiar with going out & having drinks. He teamed up with the Ad Council to film several PSAs (that’s a Public Service Announcement for those of you that don’t know). Hunter wrote his …

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REMEMBERING THE KINGDOME, 19 YEARS LATER

If you consider yourself Pacific Northwest denizen by any stretch of the imagination, there are landmarks which define our landscape; Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier, and two freeways which resemble something that would make even Bram Stoker cringe. PICTURED: just another day on the i5. I need a drink.   It’s almost hard to believe that this …

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CARLY GETS ACOUSTIC!

With a new fiancee, two years of solid songwriting under her belt, and a tour that kicks off March 27th (that also lands her at Watershed!) Carly Pearce has a lot going on for her. Now she gets acoustic, recently uploading her acoustic cover of her hit “Closer To You” to her YouTube channel. And what do you know, we …

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How you can PERK UP your spring!

The winter season didn’t take it easy on us.  From late December to March 20th, the Pacific Northwest had to endure two snow storms, average temperatures in the low 30’s, and very little sunshine to brighten the soul.  However, as legendary painter Bob Ross once quipped on his show The Joy Of Painting, “You gotta have a little sadness once …

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NEW MUSIC FROM JAKE OWEN? HELL YES!

If you were waiting for Jake Owen‘s next hit single to drop, today’s your lucky day (DUH it’s St. Patrick’s Day!)  The new single’s video is a retro ode to sunshine and plenty of tastiness, served up in Jake’s laid-back Buffett-esque style. New music from Jake Owen! Get ready for warmer weather, Bull Nation! The song will be featured on …

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