The Justin Moore Podcast Musical Guest Bracket

If you’re like me, you listen weekly to the Justin Moore Podcast. In fact, you’ll probably listen to anything that Justin Moore puts out. If my guy were to sing the ABC’s I’d have it on my playlist. If you haven’t heard the Justin Moore podcast, do it here! Justin Moore teams up with his tour manager, JR, to deliver the podcast. Sometimes they feature guests, other times they shoot the shit for an hour. When they do have guests though, they bring in heavy hitters. Matthew McConaughey, Travis Tritt, and BO FUCKING DUKE have all spent time with Justin and JR. They don’t only feature musicians either. They have had actors, athletes, media personalities, and members of Justin’s team. At the end of the day, regardless of the guest Justin and JR kill it every week. Saying all that, the majority of them have been country artists. 

Next, we decided to do what we do best and make a bracket out of them. In round 1 we made a list of all 27 eligible people, starting with Adam Hambrick and ending with William Lee Golden. We needed to knock out 11 people to narrow the list down to 16. That meant 22 people faced off in round one and five got byes.

This was a lot of fun to do because we didn’t have Luke Combs or Morgan Wallen to pretty much guarantee the win. This bracket had superstars, legends, and up and comers, but no clear winner. With that came upsets, and starting in round one we saw some major ones. Travis Tritt, gone early. Travis Denning, a good artist but a young up and comer, see ya in the later rounds. In fact, the winner is someone who I NEVER saw coming. To see a full breakdown of the bracket, look below!

Round 1 

Adam Hambrick 29% vs William Lee Golden 71%

Brantley Gilbert 58% vs Travis Tritt 42%

Brent Cobb 17% vs Travis Denning 83%

Carly Pearce 31% vs Tracy Lawrence 69%

Chris Janson 86% vs Shay Mooney 14%

Chris Shiflett 4% vs Riley Green 96%

Colt Ford 40% vs Rhett Atkins 60%

David Lee Murphy 37% vs Parker McCollum 63%

Dillon Carmicheal 44% vs LoCash 56%

Granger Smith 59% vs Lee Brice 41%

Heath Sanders 21% vs Lainey Wilson 79%

Upsets? How about Parker McCollum over Mr. “Dust on the Bottle” himself in David Lee Murphy for one? Brantley Gilbert over Travis Tritt also caught me off guard a little bit. How about Riley Green beating Chris Shiflett by a count of 96-4. Not saying I wasn’t surprised Riley won, but that’s an insane margin to beat the Foo Fighters lead guitarist as. 

Round 2 

Brantley Gilbert 71% vs Chris Janson 29%

Granger Smith 82% vs Jameson Rodgers 18%

Jaren Johnston 21% vs Joe Nichols 79%

Jon Pardi 76% vs Kip Moore 24%

Lainey Wilson 68% vs LoCash 32%

Parker McCollum 56% vs Rhett Akins 44%

Riley Green 62% vs Tracy Lawrence 38%

Travis Denning 74% vs William Lee Golden 26%

Down go all the old-school artists. Rhett, Tracy, and William all got sent back to the 19th century in this round. New, young guys Parker McCollum, Riley Green, and Travis Denning all pull upsets and move on. Lainey Wilson dominated LoCash as well, and while I wasn’t surprised I didn’t expect such a blowout. 


Brantley Gilbert 60% vs Granger Smith 40%

Joe Nichols 23% vs Jon Pardi 77%

Lainey Wilson 32% vs Parker McCollum 68%

Riley Green 88% vs Travis Denning 12%

This is the first round where I can say I wasn’t surprised by any of these results based on how things have been going so far. 


Alright so let’s break this final four down a little bit. First off, we have Brantley Gilbert and Jon Pardi. They are more established but have completely different types of music. I am very interested in this matchup and expect it to be close. On the bottom, half of the bracket are the two newer guys. Parker McCollum has one number one with “Pretty Heart” and another hit on the rise in “Loved by You.” Riley Green had a number one with “There Was This Girl.” He also got fucked over when “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died,” did not go number one. Parker has a large following in Texas, and Riley has a large following in the southeast. Let’s see how this all shook out! 

Brantley Gilbert 51% vs Jon Pardi 49%

Parker McCollum 32% vs Riley Green 68%


Coming off a crazy come-from-behind win, Brantley Gilbert has to be the heavy favorite. He beat Travis Tritt, Chris Janson, Granger Smith, and Jon Pardi to get here, all big names. He has more hit songs, more longevity, and plays bigger tours.

Riley Green hasn’t had the easiest path to the finals either. He took down Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett, Tracey Lawrence, Travis Denning, and Parker McCollum. The biggest thing Green has going is the lowest vote percentage he got was 62%. None of his matchups have been close. 

If I was a betting man, I would’ve pegged either Travis Tritt or Lawrence as favorites. I learned a lot about my following, and it has been an eye-opening exercise to see who made it further than others. Without further delay, here are the final results! 

Brantley Gilbert 36% vs Riley Green 64%

Congratulations Riley Green! 


Why You Need to Add Drew Green to Your Playlist

Something new that we wanted to start in 2022 was to promote artists that are up and coming or underappreciated. We are doing this because there are a lot of talented folks out there that don’t get the radio airplay they deserve. It might be because they have to “unique” of a sound, to “country” of a sound, or they don’t sound like Sam Hunt. Saying all that, here is the first artist of the year!

If you know anything about this guy, you’ve probably heard this before… Skeeeeeeewwwwww!!! First off, if you’ve never been drunk and yelled that, try it. Drew Green, the guy who made it up, is up. The thing that I like about Green is that he isn’t trying to sell himself as the next George Strait. He makes the music he likes based on his influences, which include country but also other genres. That might make his songs less Johnny Cash and more Dr. Dre sometimes, but there’s plenty of room for that. His lyrics are redneck. Most of them are about working all day and partying all night, his roots in Tennessee, or the classic love songs. His modern-day comparison would be Florida Georgia Line.

Drew Green had a unique road to where he is now. One night, at a local bar he was playing a few cover songs. What he didn’t know was that the owner of the world-famous “Tootsies Bar” was in the crowd. The next thing Green knew, he was a house singer in Nashville while finishing up school. When Green graduated college he got an “adult job” at a bank job and left “Tootsies.” That was the end of his dream though, as upon getting a promotion, he said fuck it, and moved to Nashville full time. Then he got his job back at “Tootsies” and continued his dream of being a songwriter.

After grinding for five years, Green finally got his lucky break. He got his first major cut, the song “Colorado” on Florida Georgia Line’s “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” album. As a result of this, he signed with Cornman Music on a publishing deal. This helped solidify his decision to dedicate his life to country music as the right one. But that is far from where his story ends, in fact, it is just the beginning.

In June 2020, he signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville. If your wondering why you’ve heard of Sony but don’t know why, let me name some of Green’s label mates. You might have listened to Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, or Chris Young before? They are all on Sony.

Being on Sony has led Green to release a few singles so far as an artist himself, and where we are today in his young career. In 2020 Green released “Dirt Boy Volume 1” featuring the song “Little More Be Alright.” That EP was followed up with its successor, “Dirt Boy Volume 2” in October 2021. This song features the single “Hooch.”

Want to see Green on tour? Click here! At the time of writing this he just wrapped up opening up for Mitchell Tenpenny, but more dates should be here soon!

Still not sold on this guy? I challenge you to listen to some of my favorite songs he’s released. “Woods” on “Vol. 1” was the first song that hooked me. It’s super hip-hop, but it spoke to a life that a lot of us have lived. Then follow that up with “Dirty Money,” a song where Green raps in parts. Next on “Vol. 2” give “Get Up and Get It,” and “Hooch” a chance. Green has not released a bad song yet. These songs are the best example of what makes Green and unique in 2022. If you want to know what else we’ve said about Green in the past, click here!


These Are The 10 Hottest PBR Wives for 2022

            Welcome to the new Beats Beer Bonfires, where today we will feature the hottest PBR wives. The one where we report on the hard-hitting shit that the other people are too afraid of reporting on. The first order of business is to cover a new sport, and probably the most badass one in the world. Anyone who has ever been to a PBR event knows that this is just a fact. Any psychopath who is stupid enough to get on the back of a 2000-pound animal that wants to murder you for our entertainment is cool in my book.

            We already did our PBR season preview that you can see here. This article is to get to know the riders a little better, and by that we mean the women behind them. These women live lives where they go watch their husbands literally get mauled by bulls every weekend. That’s fucking crazy. In fact, George Strait literally wrote a song about how a women couldn’t live that life and left a guy, yet he still made Cheyenne.  

Not every bull rider’s wife or girlfriend qualified for this list unfortunately. To get on the list, the rider had to be in the top 50 in the PBR world rankings, mostly because there are hundreds of riders, and this is only a part time job right now. The rankings are not mine, but they were compiled by a vote of a large variety of people, I am simply the messenger here. Some of them are social media influencers Without further a due here are the top 10 first ladies of the top bull riders in the world.

10. Kaitlyn Davis

Career: Owner of Reign Lashes

Husband: Cooper Davis (3rd in the World)

Instagram: kait.davis

9. Isabella Sant’Ana

Career: Dental Surgeon

Husband: Luciano De Castro (46th in the World)

Instagram: isabellasantanav

8. Flavia Barbosa

Career: N/A

Husband: Dener Barbosa (7th in the World)

Instagram: flaviaperecinb

7. Amanda Leme

Career: Veterinary

Husband: Jose Vitor Leme (1st in the World)

Instagram: maandarodrigues

6. Cealie Petri

Career: Business Owner

Husband: Jesse Petri (17th in the World)

Instagram: cealiepetri

5. Aline Montanha

Career: N/A

Husband: Claudio Montanha Jr. (19th in the World)

Instagram: alinefmontanha

4. Taylor Pritchard

Career: Owner of Tans by Taylor

Boyfriend: Boudreaux Campbell (6th in the World)

Instagram: taylorpritchard

3. Raelee Melancon

Career: N/A

Husband: Cole Melancon (35th in the World)

Instagram: raeleemelancon

2. Kaitlyn Burkham

Career: Royal K MagnaWave

Fiancé: Mason Taylor (11th in the World)

Instagram: Kaitlyn.burkham

1. Kaitlin Teel

Career: Owner Shop Teel

Husband: Cody Teel (18th in the World)

Socials: kaitlinteel