Broadway grew up in Marne, Michigan, a small town surrounded by farms. Perhaps it was the smell of cow manure that made him the eccentric character he is today.
Broadway’s introduction to Country music came through the 90’s hit, Boot Scootin' Boogie. He says, "I played the Boot Scootin' Boogie cassette single so many times that mom threw it away and said it was an accident."
He is a huge advocate for the American Cancer Society. His mother passed away from Lung cancer in 2008, and father has battled three different types of cancer.
When not in the studio, Broadway enjoys cartoons, Squidbillies on Adult Swim is his favorite. He also enjoys Stephen King books and spending time with his family consisting of his wife, two kids and dog.
For seven long months Broward school bus driver Rosanna Lucas waited for a phone call from her son.
Marine Michael Alfaro was serving in Afghanistan, on reconnaissance missions.
She took his call while driving her bus – and in return she got a five-day suspension.
“I tried to explain to them what happened but they don’t want to hear it. They said there’s rules we have to follow,” Lucas said.
Lucas received that call while she was driving on College Avenue in Davie, about a block away from the bus depot. There were no kids on the bus and she pulled the bus over in order to have the conversation. Despite that her supervisor suspended her anyway.
Lucas' reprimand letter says she violated rule 25a, and was observed, on video, talking on the phone.
The conversation was quick.
“He said ‘Mom I'm okay, we finished (our) mission, I love you and happy birthday, and that's it,” she recalled.
She said the call lasted just under two minutes.