The Y'ALL SHOW is a syndicated radio show and podcast covering the people and culture of the 16 Southern states. Hosted by Yall.com publisher Jon Rawl, the show covers news, sports, opinion, food, business, music, movies, storytelling, and more.
info_outline ACC Commish Talks Plans; Tim And Faith's Daughter 05/20/2020
ACC Commish Talks Plans; Tim And Faith's Daughter Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford answered the many questions facing the conference during a media avail this week. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's daughter, Maggie, is helping lead a COVID-19 benefit being broadcast on CMT. Music Row insider Preshias Harris has the details from Music Row. Also, what exactly is a gardenia?
info_outline Trump-Biden Polling Data; Spatchcock Chicken 05/19/2020
Trump-Biden Polling Data; Spatchcock Chicken Memorial Day grilling is an American tradition, and "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans gets us ready for the big holiday with tips for the grill and what his meat choice will be: Spatchcock chicken. The Southern Political Report includes new polling numbers showing a tight race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Plus, the Furman Paladins baseball program falls victim to coronavirus cutbacks.
info_outline Harvick Dominates Darlington; Southern Humor 05/18/2020
Harvick Dominates Darlington; Southern Humor Kevin Harvick wins his 50th NASCAR race at Sunday's 2020 reboot at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Jon Rawl shares a few jokes to get things kicked off with a smile. Two Southern legends died over the weekend: Phyliss George and Fred Willard. Also, Jerry Short talks about Elvis Presley and some of his favorite shoes.
info_outline Sheryl Crow 'All I Wanna Do'; Darlington Raceway 05/15/2020
Sheryl Crow 'All I Wanna Do'; Darlington Raceway Missouri Bootheel native Sheryl Crow stormed on the Rock and Roll scene in the 1990s. We hear the first No. 1 song for the Mizzou alumnae and former music teacher. NASCAR revs up again Sunday afternoon at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Plus, a "ICMYI: In Case Y'all Missed It" snippet from World War II author Dean Reuter and his book, "The Hidden Nazi."
info_outline Alabama Mountain Lakes; Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q 05/14/2020
Alabama Mountain Lakes; Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Alabama Mountain Lakes – from Florence to Scottsboro, Huntsville to Cullman – is our third "Spring Swing" virtual tour stop. We hear from North Alabama personalities Chris Lilly, of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q; Brenda Cantrell, of Unclaimed Baggage Center; Judy Hood, of GunRunner Boutique Hotel; and Melea Hames, of VisitNorthAlabama.com. Plus, host Jon Rawl shares the latest headlines from across the South.
info_outline Clemson Football's $85,000 Day; Mama Maren Morris 05/13/2020
Clemson Football's $85,000 Day; Mama Maren Morris Clemson spent $85,000, mostly on food, for a football recruiting weekend. ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit weighs in on the high cost of today's major college athletics. Maren Morris has a new baby boy, a new song at radio, and hopes to tour to summer. Music Row insider Preshias Harris reports on the talented Texan and other happenings in Nashville. Also, what states in the South have an official Confederate Memorial Day?
info_outline Collins Surges In Georgia; Barometer Barbecue 05/12/2020
Collins Surges In Georgia; Barometer Barbecue Georgians go to the polls for a primary on June 9, but the hotly contested Doug Collins-Kelly Loeffler-Raphael Warnock special election won't be held until November 3. The Barbecue Barrister returns for an intellectual conversation concerning high humidity and cooking a pig. Matt Heermans also discussed his Mother's Day weekend cooking agenda. Also, Major League Baseball inches closer to a July first pitch.
info_outline Reopening Report; Dean Reuter On 'The Hidden Nazi' 05/11/2020
Reopening Report; Dean Reuter On 'The Hidden Nazi' States across the South are unrigging the grip on whether businesses have to remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. Northern Virginia-based attorney and author Dean Reuter discusses his new World War II-themed book, "The Hidden Nazi." And the Toccopola Storyteller returns to memorialize Rock and Roll legend Little Richard; and to salute the last '50s music icon still alive: Jerry Lee Lewis.
info_outline Conway Twitty's 'Happy Birthday Darlin''; 10th BDay 05/08/2020
Conway Twitty's 'Happy Birthday Darlin''; 10th BDay Nolton turns 10 today and we help the young Southern humorist celebrate his big day; and it's his final day of 4th grade, to boot. Conway Twitty's 1979 smash "Happy Birthday Darlin'" is a nice tune to help get the youngster's weekend started right. The NFL releases the 2020 schedule, which assumes there will be a 2020 schedule. Also, we rewind to Monday for a brief ICYMI snippet of our conversation with Georgia actress Jena Sims.
info_outline Auburn-Opelika Hosts Spring Swing; SEC Report 05/07/2020
Auburn-Opelika Hosts Spring Swing; SEC Report Auburn-Opelika Tourism hosts the second stop of the virtual Yall.com Spring Swing 2020 Tour. We hear from popular restaurants The Hound and The Depot, get an inside glimpse of The Hotel At Auburn University, and we learn more about these communities in East Alabama from tourism official Anthony Terling. Plus, recruiting news about the hometown Auburn Tigers on this week's SEC Report.
info_outline UNC Football News; Willie And Waylon; Derecho 05/06/2020
UNC Football News; Willie And Waylon; Derecho 87-year-old Willie Nelson has a lot things going on despite a worldwide pandemic. Preshias Harris shares all of the country music notes from Nashville. Don Shula died this week at 90; Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has released a statement on his longtime football coach and friend. ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit reports on the largest financial gift ever to the North Carolina Tar Heels football program. And an unusual derecho storm passed through Middle Tennessee on Sunday.
info_outline Pampered Pets; 'ConservaRican' Julio Rivera; Shrimp 05/05/2020
Pampered Pets; 'ConservaRican' Julio Rivera; Shrimp Pets can use a little TLC during the pandemic and Yall.com has great advice for the owners of four-legged creatures. ReactionaryTimes.com editorial director Julio Rivera shares his #ConservaRican philosophy in this week's Southern Political Report. Also, the "Barbecue Barrister" breaks down the potential problem with meat shortages, and the glory of delicious fried popcorn shrimp.
info_outline Arkansas Derby Winners; Jena Sims; Toccopola Time 05/04/2020
Arkansas Derby Winners; Jena Sims; Toccopola Time "Sharknado" and "Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader" actress Jena Sims checks in from Jupiter, Fla. The Georgia native has been busy appearing in films and TV shows the last decade; and has made headlines recently for butchering boyfriend Brooks Koepka's hair while trapped together during the coronavirus. The "Toccopola Storyteller" recalls the dozens of jobs he's worked since the 1960s. Plus, the Arkansas Derby was held Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.
info_outline May Day; Florence Reese's 'Which Side Are You On?' 05/01/2020
May Day; Florence Reese's 'Which Side Are You On?' Workers rights advocate Florence Reese (1900–1986), of Sharps Chapel, Tenn., wrote a song ("Which Side Are You On?") that is recognized as one of the top May Day songs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers coach Steve Forbes is picked to be the head basketball skipper at Wake Forest. Also, what three Southern victuals would you want to have during quarantine?
info_outline 12 Quarantine Books; The Hotel At Auburn University 04/30/2020
12 Quarantine Books; The Hotel At Auburn University Kirkus Reviews has served up "12 Books That Will Help You Get Through Quarantine." We have a precursory glimpse of a forthcoming "Spring Swing" visit to East Alabama, as The Hotel At Auburn University is spotlighted. And we rewind to Hour 2 of the April 16 episode for the second hour of today's show.
info_outline McConaughey Thoughts; ACC News; Statler Brothers 04/29/2020
McConaughey Thoughts; ACC News; Statler Brothers The Statler Brothers' bass singer Harold Reid dies at 80 in his native Staunton, Va. Preshias Harris shares memories of the group that sang "Flowers On The Wall," "Hello Mary Lou," and many more. Jonathan Leifheit has the scoop on possible coaching candidates for Wake Forest men's basketball after Danny Manning is fired over the weekend. Also, Austin resident Matthew McConaughey actually makes a lot of coronavirus sense during a new interview with 247Sports' Josh Pate.
info_outline Holocaust Survivor Dies; 'Serial Griller'; Gracie Dix 04/28/2020
Holocaust Survivor Dies; 'Serial Griller'; Gracie Dix Matt Moore has penned his fourth book, "Serial Griller." The Atlanta native shares his story with Jon Rawl and "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans. Texas teen and 11th Grade author Gracie Dix drops by on National Superhero Day 2020 to promote her latest book, "Welcome To Superhero School." Also, longtime New Orleans attorney and Holocaust survivor Rene Lehmann dies at 94.
info_outline Steve Harvey On COVID-19 Reopen; NFL Draft Recap 04/27/2020
Steve Harvey On COVID-19 Reopen; NFL Draft Recap The Cowboys, Buccaneers and Panthers are among the NFL teams rated highest with their selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. Georgia opened some businesses back up Friday and TV personality Steve Harvey's not a big fan of Gov. Brian Kemp's decision. Also, Jerry Short drops by for a "Toccopola Storyteller" report on wearing hats and dealing with coronavirus hair.
info_outline Big & Rich Say 'Stay Home'; College Basketball News 04/24/2020
Big & Rich Say 'Stay Home'; College Basketball News Big & Rich release a public service announcement to help during the coronavirus relief effort, "Stay Home." Josh Pastner and the Georgia Tech men's basketball program are beefing up the roster in Atlanta with transfer players. Also, does the South have the elusive chupacabra creature roaming around?
info_outline Spring Swing In Crystal River, Fla.; SEC News 04/23/2020
Spring Swing In Crystal River, Fla.; SEC News Yall.com's “Spring Swing 2020” tour goes virtual and Crystal River, Fla., is the first stop. Discover Crystal River director John Pricher, Plantation on Crystal River general manager Michael Mancke, and Hunter Springs Kayaks owner Dave Perry all discuss the natural beauty, Southern hospitality and sheer variety emanating from the “Manatee Capital of the World.” Plus, Jon Rawl has SEC news and notes on Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
info_outline Cheerwine Poke Cake; Nashville Music Line 04/22/2020
Cheerwine Poke Cake; Nashville Music Line Lynn Anderson (1947–2015) was the first country music female to have crossover success. The "Rose Garden" singer's daughter, Lisa Sutton, drops by the show to promote several forthcoming projects that will perpetuate Anderson's legacy. Current hitmaker Taylor Swift announces she will cancel all 2020 obligations. Preshias Harris reports from Music Row. Clemson has a rare decommit from the 2021 football recruiting class. And, how to make a Cheerwine Poke Cake.
info_outline Kemp Green Lights Georgia; South Alabama Football 04/21/2020
Kemp Green Lights Georgia; South Alabama Football Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announces his state will start opening up – albeit smartly and safely – on Friday. The NFL Draft prepares to have its virtual first round on Thursday night. South Alabama Jaguars play-by-play voice J.D. Byars drops by to discuss the new Hancock Whitney Stadium on the Mobile campus, 2020 thoughts, and a look around the Sun Belt Conference. Also, potato salad, Creole seasoning and Charleston cuisine conversation from "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans.
info_outline Is Kentucky Southern?; Gamezies; Douglasville Jail 04/20/2020
Is Kentucky Southern?; Gamezies; Douglasville Jail Gamezies president and co-founder Will Canterbury is a Tennessee entrepreneur that's coupling his love of college sports with a market for collegiate-branded pacifiers for toddlers. A Kentucky woman asks the important question, "Is Kentucky a Southern or Midwestern state (or commonwealth)?" And the Toccopola Storyteller returns with thoughts on the COVID-19 stimulus check totaling $1,200; and how he was once handcuffed to a pole inside the Douglasville (Ga.) city jail.
info_outline PGA Tour Sets New Tee Time; Pianist Tim Atwood 04/17/2020
PGA Tour Sets New Tee Time; Pianist Tim Atwood Tim Atwood, a keyboardist that spent 25 years playing working in the Grand Ole Opry's house band, discusses his career. Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson volunteers to forfeit 10 percent of his salary during the COVID-`19 pandemic. And host Jon Rawl announces the planned June 11 restart date and shortened schedule for the PGA Tour.
info_outline Tourism To Let; Shane Owens; Mississippi State 04/16/2020
Tourism To Let; Shane Owens; Mississippi State Shane Owens touts his new Joe Diffie-written single hitting country radio, "Love Me To Death." The Samson, Ala., singer also shares his quarantine lifestyle with host Jon Rawl. Mississippi State Bulldogs insider Jeremiah Short, co-host of the "Black Dawgs Sports Podcast," discusses the recent Mike Leach "noose controversy," adjustments in Starkville, and expectations for the rest of the SEC. Also, the coronavirus has caused a major drop-off for the region's tourism industry.
info_outline Leslie Jordan's Quarantine; FSU News; Loretta Lynn 04/15/2020
Leslie Jordan's Quarantine; FSU News; Loretta Lynn Preshias Harris shares tidbits on 88-year-old birthday girl Loretta Lynn's Patsy Cline-inspired book, "Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust." Chattanooga native and veteran actor Leslie Jordan is back in Hamilton County, Tenn., apparently having fun on social media while quarantined. And ACC insider Jonathan Leifheit (CBS Sports Digital | 247Sports.com) reports on a Florida State offensive lineman's recent recovery from the coronavirus.
info_outline Six Grill Options; Deadly Tornadoes; Politics 04/14/2020
Six Grill Options; Deadly Tornadoes; Politics Grills come in six major options: open, closed, vessel, rotisserie, smoker and campfire. Matt Heermans, the "Barbecue Barrister," shares his insight on the grill choices. More details emerge on the deadly tornado outbreak that killed more than 20 Southerners. Plus, we share info on the projected amount of Atlantic Ocean hurricanes forecast for 2020.
info_outline Business News; Easter Tornadoes; The Bread Man 04/13/2020
Business News; Easter Tornadoes; The Bread Man Restaurants will have an uphill climb getting back to pre-coronavirus success. Jon Rawl explains in this week's Southern Business Report. Tornadoes wreaked havoc across the Mid-South on Easter Sunday. A QuizCow trivia feature determines if "You're a Southern Belle or a Yankee Doodle Darlin'?" And the "Toccopola Storyteller" relays his current stay-at-home habits and the memories of his bread delivery man career back in the 1960s.
info_outline Dabo's 'Zero Doubt'; Bobby Jones Salute; Music News 04/08/2020
Dabo's 'Zero Doubt'; Bobby Jones Salute; Music News Jonathan Leifheit has the ACC update, including Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney's proclamation of "zero doubt" college football will start on time. Georgia Tech alumnus Bobby Jones created Augusta National Golf Club and its now-postponed Masters tournament. Also, Preshias Harris has the news from Nashville's Music Row.
info_outline Loeffler's Stock Drops; Grilling Chat; 'Mr. Tiger' Dies 04/07/2020
Loeffler's Stock Drops; Grilling Chat; 'Mr. Tiger' Dies Pimento cheese sandwiches at The Masters were scheduled to be served this week. "Barbecue Barrister" explains how you can recreate your own tasty sandwich at home. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R–Ga.) continues to make headlines for alleged insider trading stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Also, "Mr. Tiger" Al Kaline, a world champion member of the 1968 Detroit Tigers and a Maryland native, dies at 85.