Ricky Skaggs was born with an incredible gift. Even at age seven, the country singer was a very impressive performer, which he proved during this 1961 television appearance. Check out those mandolin skills!
Skaggs, the youngest guy on the show by far, tapped the host and told him he wanted to play. After he was laughed at, Skaggs took the microphone and blew everyone away. Dressed in a crisp white shirt, the young player begins rapidly picking his mandolin. Soon after, the band joins in behind him. After his playing is finished, the singer takes a seat, but is sook called back to showcase his other talent: his voice.
The adorable young Skaggs continues to play his mandolin, but this time chimes in with his beautiful voice. It’s as smooth as ever in this clip. Trust us, you’ll want to watch until the song ends to hear his voice momentarily without any instruments. What a talent!
Watch the clip above to witness a sweet 7-year-old Skaggs at work.
The PS22 chorus hadn’t even begun singing before teacher Adriana Lopez began to tear up. Their version of Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” was aimed at her. Lopez was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and the choral director explains the group was “inspired by your fighting spirit” and wanted to give back.
The Staten Island, N.Y., chorus is famous for cover songs and for performing with superstars like Carrie Underwood. Here they tackle McBride’s 2011 hit that was used as an anthem for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lopez sits in the bleachers, dabbing her eyes with a tissue as the kids work through the song. After they finish, she offers thanks and talks about the situation.
“It’s not easy,” she says, “but I will get through it because I have wonderful friends at school.”
It’s not the first time PS22 has paid tribute during one of their covers. In December 2012 they dedicated a performance to the families affected by the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shootings. They sang the Newton, Conn., elementary school’s song.
Katy Perry, Phillip Phillips and Jennifer Hudson are other stars the PS22 chorus has performed with. They’ve appeared on Oprah twice and played for the President,
Lady Gaga and many more. To date they have more than 100,000 subscribers and 69 million views at their YouTube channel. The group of fifth graders are ordinary students, not those from a magnet school or school for the arts.
Chris Young is denying that he played any role in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert‘s divorce.
Country music’s reigning power couple announced the end of their relationship on Monday (July 20) after four years of marriage, and inevitably, the online rumor mill began to swirl immediately. TMZ posted an article later on Tuesday (July 21), naming Young as one potential factor leading up to Shelton’s decision to file.
“We’re told Blake heard rumors Miranda had hooked up with country singer Chris Young and thought it was believable enough to make him suspicious of her,” TMZ states, citing unnamed sources. Young and Lambert have long been friends, and have toured together. Adds the gossip site, “But our sources say Chris was NOT the catalyst for the divorce. It was another guy, who is not a country singer.”
Young responded to the rumors via social media on Tuesday afternoon:
Yea, we missed the 4th of July, but as far as we are concerned red, white and blue is always in season. Here are pics of the coolest patriotic ride we could find. Enjoy!
The Eagle has landed and it's beautiful.
Can't get much more red, white and blue than this!
One fast flag!
Why have one patriotic Corvette when you can have an army to make a roving flag.
Nothing say America any better than this.
The Freedom Police are watching you!
And last but no least, the fasted thing we could find!
Unless you’re deeply ingrained into the world of shooting, chances are that you’ve get to experience even 1/1,000th of the gun videos on YouTube. Lately I’ve been wading through some of it, and at this point I’m convinced there are as many gun videos on YouTube as there are cat and dog vids. Along my travels through the gun world I’ve found a few personalities that are really putting out some glorious videos, one of those such personalities is Andrew from GY6vids, who made that video you can see above.
In the video you’ve got one shooter firing off 4 different types of 45acp hollow point rounds (Hornady CD, G2research RIP, Winchester PDX1, and Federal Hydra Shok) from a Double Barrel 1911 pistol. This all started because viewers were curious what two hollow points shot off at the same time would look like when hitting the ballistic gel. So they got together the four types of hollow points, and they’re using ballistic gel as a target while filming everything with the high speed camera for that glorious slow-mo HD footage. Naturally, I’ve taken it upon myself to break down the best footage into GIFs, because I tend to think everything looks better in GIF. So here are a few highlights from the ‘Double Barrel 1911 vs. Ballistic Gel':
Monday was National French Fry Day. Visual Economics says the average person consumes 29 pounds of French fries a year. Other findings
- the average person consumes 23 pounds of pizza a year
- the average person consumes 24 pounds of ice cream a year
- the average person consumes 53 gallons of soda a year
- the average person consumes 24 pounds of artificial sweeteners a year
- the average person consumes 110 pounds of red meat a year
- the average person consumes 24 pounds of coffee a year