Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Friday, 29 March 2024 18:10

Some serious $$$ to the animals!

I was beyond happy to see this! Miranda Lambert was recently presented with a check for $140,000 to go to her MuttNation Foundation!!! This is all money that will help animals, which is awesome! $1 from every ticket sold to her Las Vegas residency was earmarked for the cause.

Not only that, the City of Las Vegas also celebrated by giving her a key to The Strip and announcing that March 20th was Miranda Lambert Day in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Miranda Lambert on such a huge win for the animals that need it! The $140,000 will go a long way for sure :).

By the way - her residency in Vegas ends next Saturday (April 6th).

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 18:15

More birthday celebrations today

We are continuing with the birthday wishes today...only on a local scale this time. 

First, I want to tell you about an amazing woman. She goes to the same gym I do, and I see her there everyday. My Mom and I stopped to talk to her one day and she told us that her son drives her to the gym everyday and she walks 2 miles while she's there. I found out that today was her birthday! She was getting all sorts of attention from others walking the track at the gym today, and that apparently was why. Oh! Did I mention she's also in her mid - 90s?! Yeah, that's right...she is in her mid - 90s and still comes to the gym everyday to walk 2 miles!!!! GOOD FOR HER! I think the rest of us just ran out of excuses didn't we? lol.

Also today I would like to mention my Maternal Grandma. She died back in January 2021, but today was her birthday. It was one I always knew was March 20 - something, but could never remember which day exactly. Today, my Grandma would've turned 99! Happy birthday to her and anyone with a birthday today :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 17:56

Happy birthday to Kenny Chesney!

Happy 56th birthday to Kenny Chesney! He was born on this day in 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in nearby Luttrell. His debut single dropped in 1993, and his debut album was released in the Spring of 1994 - congratulations to him on a 30 year career this year! He has given his fans (No Shoes Nation) so much to celebrate over the years. A lot of great music, and a lot of fun times. :) Here's to 30 more!!!

Fun Fact: Several relatives of his worked in a mine in Luttrell, TN owned by the company my dad was employed by for many years. It really is a small world ;)

Monday, 25 March 2024 18:11

Another Country Music Star

For Season 25, "The Voice" is adding yet another Country singer to the ranks! Keith Urban will join the show this Spring as a Mega Mentor.

He already has some experience with the show in a way. He was an original coach when the show first began in Australia in 2011. He stuck around for 1 season. He also just performed on the finale of our American version back in December - so he must have impressed someone at the network since he is being brought back in such a big role in such a short amount of time.

If you are a fan of Keith Urban or "The Voice" - check it out!

Friday, 22 March 2024 18:33

Keep It or Kick It Friday edition

Tonight during the New @ 9, I will have a new song for you to vote on. Cherise played it during the Country Cafe earlier today. It's from Zac Brown Band called "Tie Up". Give the song a listen all the way through with me and then vote if we should keep the song or kick it! 

See you at 9:00 for tonight's New Song Spotlight!

Thursday, 21 March 2024 18:09

Shop Til You Drop!

The new WQMX Merch shop is here, up, and running! We have Tanks, Hoodies, and Trucker Hats! Get yours today before it's too late! What's great about the hoodies this time is there are several colors to choose from, so pick which one you think would go best in your closet!

I know I am getting a hoodie - still have to decide on what color I want though. Have fun, and buy some items for friends and family too!

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 18:26

Let's go to the beach for a festival!

Coming up this Fall (October 4-5) will be the first Country Calling Festival in Ocean City, MD. Headliners will include: Eric Church, Jell Roll, Tyler Childers, and Lainey Wilson.

Also on the bill are: Riley Green, Bailey Zimmerman, Brothers Osborne, Parmalee, Clint Black, Priscilla Block, and many many more! Sounds like a great time to get in one last weekend at the beach later this year :)

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 18:18

Keep It Or Kick It with a twist tonight

For the New Song Spotlight tonight, I have a new song from Kylie Morgan called "Two Night Stands". As always, I will want your feedback on the phone lines or the Toth Buick GMC texline at 330-370-2000.

What makes tonight a little different is if you REALLY like the song, be listening to Scott & Sarah in the Morning the rest of the week. At 7:40 with the Nearly Impossible Question, they have your chance to win tickets to see Kylie Morgan when she stops in town April 13th at the Dusty Armadillo!

Catch up with the latest new music and Kylie Morgan's new song tonight at 9:00 on WQMX!

Monday, 18 March 2024 18:11

Toby Keith - Class of 2024

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Toby Keith will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville as part of their Class of 2024. As every trade magazine article, and really ANY article you read is saying - it's always been a matter of when, not if he'd get in.

I think you can speak for almost anyone in music (especially Country) when you say - "It's About Time".

Friday, 15 March 2024 17:56

It's tourney time!

The NCAA Basketball Tournament selection day is this weekend. Right now, all of the conferences are having their tournaments and the MAC is no different. What's great is that the conference is headquarted in Cleveland, so that has helped ensure that the tournament is held in our own backyard. Having gone to a MAC school myself (like many of you I'm sure), we know the excitment around this time of year.

If you have never been to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for the tournament...go! The final is tomorrow (Saturday evening) to determine the winner of the MAC! Enjoy March Basketball!!!

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