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.
Cory Myers is a Connecticut native, raised in the All-American Valley borough of Naugatuck. She attended Holy Cross High School and went on to college at Eastern CT State University and Central CT where she was bitten by the radio bug. A graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (because college took too long for her!), she started her career as a traffic reporter flying in a plane above Hartford and quickly moved onto more solid ground, literally. Paying her dues in overnights, she quickly moved into mornings as a producer (since she was there when the morning show came in and they needed help anyway).
A music lover, Cory has worked on-air in Top 40, Hard rock, Oldies and Country, where she has made her home for the past 17 years. She’s covered the Grammy Awards, Radio Music Awards, several star studded movie premieres, the CMA’s and ACM’s and even the MTV Movie Awards.
Cory loves to donate her time to various charity organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Connecticut Humane Society, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Gifts of Love and Make-A-Wish Foundation among others, hosting various charity motorcycle rides, auctions and events for them.
She and her husband Jason live in Southington with their three favorite people in the world, their three kids, Austin, 12, Carter, 5 and Gianna, 3, and their dogs Aretha, an American Staffordshire Terrier, they adopted from the CT Humane Society and their new puppy Capone. When she’s not working, you can find her at the Pricechopper or Walmart in town, making her own sauce (she’s 100% Italian and has big hair to prove it), sitting by her pool in the summer time or watching reruns of Star Trek or some other crazy sci-fi show (she is a self-professed nerd at heart and proud of it!)
Dee Jay Silver mixes up the "Country Club" every Friday from 9-9:20a.
Silver is the first dj to ever get a country music record deal. He's signed to Sony Nashville.
He's currently on the road with Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett. Silver has also opened for Eric Church, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, and Eastin Corbin.
Check out his site, and follow him on Twitter.
Breed: Bichon Frise/Purebred
Age: 13 Years 25 Days
Site: Newington Branch - CT Humane Society
Location: Main Kennel
Don't let his age fool you! Jack still has the heart of a puppy. Through Jack may be more quiet now, he still loves going for long walks and to sit in the grass while getting some sun on his face! He spends most of his time curled up in his blankets with his favorite toys. Jack is a very mellow dog who is looking for a family to give him the love and attention he needs. If you think you could be the right match for Jack, please come visit us at Newington branch of the CT Humane Society!
- Jack would do best with children ages 12 and up.
- Jack can adapt to most household evironments - apartments considered.
- Jack enjoys the company of dogs and hasnt met any cats...yet!
- Jack would do best in a home with previous dog experience (General Experience).
BW: Brian Mansfield wrote an article about your new CD and he refers to you as an outlaw. Are you an outlaw, Gary?
GA: Yeah, a little bit. But, I think it’s not very outlaw to call yourself an outlaw, unless you’re Waylon Jennings. (laughs)
CM: So, would you agree with his assessment of you then?
GA: Yeah, I would. I actually just read that.
CM: What about you is so outlaw?
GA: Hmm… See what I’m sayin’?
BW: Right, you can't go any further...
CM: Well, we’re giving you permission so it’s ok.
GA: Yeah, then no, I don’t think I am.
CM: I’m looking at the track listing; Josh Thompson, The Warren Brothers, Rachel Proctor, Sara Buxton. You had some good writing partners!
GA: We did. You know what's funny - it’s the first time I’ve written with girls and I didn’t realize that until the album was done.
CM: So, why was the experience different when writing with females as opposed to males?
GA: There was a lot of songs, or a lot of hooks that I had that they wouldn’t want to write and it was just because their perspective is so different. Writing with Hilary Lindsay...I remember throwing out lots of things and her going, “I don’t believe that. I’m not writing that.” It was interesting having that perspective.
BW: And they smelled better too.
GA: They smell a lot better; it’s a lot more fun.
CM: Tell me about being Gary Allen the dad. Are you finding any challenges?
GA: You know what, that’s probably the funnest thing that I do, and there’s always challenges. I’ve got a teenage daughter that’s a challenge every day. I think that’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve got. I’m super close to my kids. They’re really excited right now because I’m #1 on iTunes. They just keep sending me texts.
BW: That’s cool that they’re fans.
GA: Yeah, that’s one of the greatest things I do.
CM: Do they ever come up to you and say, “Dad look so and so is coming in concert, or you’re on tour with so and so can we get backstage and meet them or see them?” Do they ever do that?
GA: Oh, constantly. They’re always working me for concert tickets even if I’m not there. They see more shows than I do.
BW: Who do they like?
GA: Fun, they've dragged me to Lady Gaga, they all just went to Justin Bieber; and I tell you what, when you’re a dad in Nashville, no matter how popular or big a weight you're swinging, every dad is trying to get a Justin Beiber ticket!
CM: He’s standing there in line with like Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson. Everybody is in line to get their kids tickets. That's awesome.
GA: Yeah, the will-call line was hilarious.
BW: Your song "Bones" was chosen as the official theme song for PBR. Have you ever ridden a bull?
GA: Never. Fine line between bravery and stupidity in that sport.
CM: Wait, wait, you’ll get on a surf board though?
GA: Absolutely! After I fall off a surf board, nothing wants to beat me up.
BW: No, but there are sharks and jellyfish.
GA: It’s amazing how many people are afraid of the ocean. I think I’ve just been in it my whole life so I don’t even really think about it. I remember when Jaws came out when I was a kid though. I couldn’t surf for a little bit, that really freaked me out.
CM: Do you still do some surfing when you can?
GA: I do. I made it out there about four or five times this year. I came out - actually on accident - and got caught in the US Open. There was a million people in my surf spot. But yeah, I made it out there about four or five times. I always keep about four or five surfboards out there in Huntington Beach with my friends so I can stop by anytime and dive in.
BW: How’s the clothing store doing?
GA: It’s doing really well. Ya know, we catch pretty much every act that goes through town.
CM: Like who?
GA: Guns and Roses, Journey, and then all the country people. During the award shows, some of the best looking stuff and worst looking stuffs mine.
CM: You’re not in there measuring inseams, right?
GA: Yeah, no, not me.
BW: You design some or all of the clothing at the store?
BW: You ever just buy a pair of jeans and experiment on them with like different cuts, rips, and a bottle of bleach?
GA: I buy five pairs of jeans and have somebody else do that.
CM: You have kind of taken a step toward being a fashionista, I’m sorry I’m gonna put you in that category, because you’re designing some of the clothes. Do you sit there watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and go, “Hey that’s a good idea.”
GA: No, actually! (laughs) To me it’s more like deciding the cool stuff from not. I’ll walk through the store and say I don’t think that’s gonna sell and I think this is gonna work. It’s more things like that.