Jason Isbell is on quite a winning streak. Sober for the past four years, he is recently married and has been touted as the brightest star to emerge in years. Isbell joined the established band the Drive-By Truckers in his early 20s and indulged in the raucous lifestyle being a Trucker afforded. By all accounts […]
Andy was such a great friend to me over the years. I met him in the mid ‘90s when I first started selling advertising for the Metropolitan Spirit and we hit it off immediately. Back then, when we would put ads together, people would have to hand us all their design elements — printed-out logos, […]
Dear Readers: This issue marks our fourth anniversary publishing the Metro Spirit under my ownership. As many of our readers know, the paper was founded in 1989, then sold to an out-of-town concern in the mid 2000s. I was promoted from sales slug to publisher by the new owners, where I stayed for a couple […]
Even as a young child, Warren Haynes remembers being drawn to the records in his house, and there was one album in particular that Haynes couldn’t seem to put down. “I had two older brothers and most of the records we listened to were mainly soul singers,” said Haynes, the legendary guitarist and founding member […]
Multi Grammy Award Winner And Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee Merle Haggard Coming to the Columbia County Exhibition Center Saturday, January 24, 2014 Presented by Bad Boy Buggies, Kicks 99 and the Metro Spirit, tickets are on sale now and are available on-line at www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=8052525. Reserved seating begins at $37.50 and limited General Admission […]
Beasley Broadcasting’s long time Market Manager Kent Dunn (21 years) and Operations Manager Tee Gentry (19 years) are moving to Tampa Florida to manage the newly acquired cluster of stations. Augusta is the 112th largest radio market in the country. Tampa is the 18th largest. Beasley Broadcasting, which locally owns WGAC, Kicks 99, HD 98.3, […]
Many across the CSRA have heard the booms and felt some shaking since around noon today. I have confirmed with official at Fort Gordon that they are conducting EOD training today until 4pm. I just wanted you to know what it is and to know that all is well.
Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. Original. Stoned. Cheech & Chong, the seminal stoner duo known for their albums and movies in the 1970s, will be rolling into town next Thursday, September 18, for a show at the Bell Auditorium. It’s a collaboration of sorts with the band WAR, which is fitting since Cheech & Chong have always been […]