Eric Matthews

Eric Matthews

Monday, 20 November 2023 18:06

I went to a fight...

and a hockey game broke out! LOL! That old dad joke isn't so true anymore. Over the weekend, I had a great time at Saturday night's Monsters game against the Rochester Americans. It has been a few years since I have been to a hockey game. The game has changed a bit.

It took until almost the very end of the 1st period for either team to get the first penalty! I don't think the first fight was until the 2nd period...if you can call them fights anymore. It used to always be that the refs would wait until the players were down on the ice and then try to break it up. NOW, they are in there breaking up the fight immediately. BORING!!!! haha

Still, it was a great night of hockey fun at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. I recommend going if you have a family. It's a great night out, and you can get in for a very decent price too.


Friday, 17 November 2023 09:39

More zoo babies!!!

There are not many things cuter than baby animals! The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is celebrating the births of more right now! First, they recently had a baby Koala born. Now, it is the Tiger's turn! Yes! The Tigers had a pair of cubs recently and are going to be staying inside with mom for about 2-3 months according to the zoo.

We should be able to see all of the cuteness early in 2024! YAY! 

Thursday, 16 November 2023 18:06

What do you like to eat on Turkey Day?

Since Thanksgiving is next Thursday, I figured this would be a wonderful time to bring this up. My mom was trying to plan out dinner for next week and asked if I wanted Turkey or something else. I am not the biggest fan of Turkey. I don't hate it, but I rarely eat it - usually this time of year. She gave me the choices of Turkey, Pork Chops, Ham, or something else - even dining out!!!

I gave it some thought and responded that since she already has some Turkey breasts in the freezer, we will go ahead and eat those. I tend to get more of the side dishes anyway - the corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, etc.

I also do not like Pumpkin Pie. Cannot stand anything Pumpkin. So I will gladly take a Chocolate Cream or Apple pie for dessert. Happy early Thanksgiving and enjoy all the food!

Wednesday, 15 November 2023 17:58

Morgan Wallen as done by Luke Combs

Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen were both recently named Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Country Awards held last week. 

They were both very happy to share the award with each other, and then while on stage together, Luke decided to break into his own version of Morgan's song "Thought You Should Know".

Check out the moments and Luke Combs' very cool version of the song here.

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 18:17

Time to get into the spirit of the season

Now that we are about one week out from Thanksgiving, it's basically time to get in the spirit of Christmas...I know!!! A great way to do that is to head out to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds to drive through their light display!

It's 2 miles of wintery Christmas fun with millions of different lights and many displays to wow the whole family! I have been through the displays they've had in the past and it is an amazing experience no matter how old you are. Don't forget that if you book a carload pass by December 7th, you will be helping to raise money for NEOPAT through the Tree of Lights charity as well! 

All details are right here at the website! Check it out and enjoy the lights :)

Monday, 13 November 2023 18:04

Another song from The CMA's tonight!

Morgan Wallen may not have won any awards last week at the CMA's, but he DID put on a great performance with tonight's Keep it or Kick it song..."Man Made A Bar" featuring Eric Church!

As always, give the song a listen and then let me know what you think. EITHER WAY! DON'T HOLD BACK! We REALLY want to know if you'd like for WQMX to keep the song or get rid of it ASAP!

Tune in tonight at 9:00 to the New @ 9 for the New Song Spotlight with Morgan Wallen ft./Eric Church "Man Made A Bar".

By the way...While Morgan Wallen didn't win any CMA awards, he IS up for 17 Billboard Music Awards that will be passed out this coming Sunday, the 19th. He is performing that night as well.

Friday, 10 November 2023 18:13

Jelly Roll is giving back to the community

Country music artists are known for helping the communities they come from, and Jelly Roll is no different. He is teaming up with area Wal-Mart stores around Nashville to sponsor a toy drive for kids in need this holiday season.

The toy drive is going on through the middle of December. The drive started with a donation of $25,000 worth of toys! Since, Toy maker Hasbro and Coca-Cola have pledged another $25,000! Way to go Jelly Roll!!! You can always count on Country musicians to come through for people that really need it.

Thursday, 09 November 2023 18:12

Congratulations to all the winners last night!

It was a HUGE night for Lainey Wilson at the CMA's last night! She won 5/9 awards she was up for! She won Music Video & Musical Event of the Year with Hardy fo "Wait in the Truck", Album of the Year for "Bell Bottom Country", Female Vocalist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year!!! WOW!

Others who took home big awards include:

Chris Stapleton - Male Vocalist of the Year

Brothers Osborne - Vocal Duo of the Year

Jelly Roll - New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs - Single of the Year...for "Fast Car"

Tracy Chapman - Song of the Year...for "Fast Car"

Congrats to everyone!

Wednesday, 08 November 2023 18:18

The CMA's are tonight!

Tonight at 8:00 on ABC, it is time for the 2023 CMA Awards! Many artists in Country Music up for some very big awards tonight in Nashville. I will do my best to keep you posted as the night goes on as to who has won what award. 

If you are going to watch the awards, keep WQMX on nearby because I still have your chance to win tickets for Jodee Messina February 16th at Temple Live! at Cleveland Masonic. Good luck and enjoy the CMA's.

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 18:13

Do I hear wedding bells???

If you are planning a wedding and still need entertainment...I may have an idea for you - as long as you have a nice sized bank account!

Darius Rucker says he would play your wedding and you can even choose 5 songs for the band to learn! The main thing that might be prohibitive fo most people is his fee - $1 million.

I am going to guess that after the rest of the planning for the wedding, you probably won't have another $1 million to spend on ANYONE for entertainment! haha. Either way, I'm going to go notify both our Promotions Director Justina and overnight guy Joe (who are both planning weddings) in case they have any interest ;)

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