Chip was born and raised in Western Kentucky. He began his career in radio at the tender age of 15. Got his broadcast license before his driver's license.
"When my 4th grade teacher added TONGUE TOO LONG to the conduct box on my report card and checked it each 6 week period when warranted, I should have known that this 'talking thing' would be my calling."
He actually attended classes at Western Kentucky University for approx. 6 months but continued to live in the dorm for the remainder of the year.
"I was new at this... thought the room was covered in tuition. I was eventually asked to leave for not attending actual class...some kinda' academic probation thing. Should've read the fine print.
Plus, working the 10pm-2am shift at a rock station as a freshman was not really condusive to making class the next morning... learned a lot about life!"
In 1980, Chip's carefully thought out plan to keep jerking the chain of his new boss until he finally got fired- paid off. He was canned one night while on the air... threw everything he owned (tv, stereo & clothing) into his '69 LTD, $900 severence check in hand (whoo-hoo) and drove 700 miles to Pensacola landing at Casino Beach as the sun was coming up and thought to himself, "Must be fate. Try not to screw this up!"
Been here ever since!!
These are a few of Chip's favorite things:
Crustaceans with drawn butter.
Golf & Beer. (the perfect blend)
Extra tator tots discovered in the bottom of the bag.
Sunset drives down the Causeway, south Baldwin roads & Santa Rosa Island.
NASCAR, The Rams & Saints. (Lifelong fan of the Rams... since #18 Gabriel).
Kentucky football. (I think they've learned how to dribble the pigskin).
TV...Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Riches, 24, Maron, Modern Family, Breaking Bad.
On the Yuck List:
Big winds that take out the dunes.
Pressed ray wing sold as scallops.
People with cell phones surgically attached to their ear.
Warm draft beer. Arrrgghhhhh.
Dress shoes. (flip-flops only, please. I toe-floss)
Hackers that don't repair their ballmarks. (You know who you are!)
The dumbest thing he's ever done in front of a witnesses: Made a toast very late into the reception. What was I thinking?!?!
Chip's Most Daring Escapade: The one I can share, anyway...
In the '70s, four of us went streaking and flailing in front of a big plate glass window at the truckstop diner in downtown Stugis, Ky. around 2am. Lemme' tell you, even in cowboy boots, 5 lb belt buckle and stomach's filled with country-fried steak... those guys are agile! Didn't catch us though. Whew.
The one thing even Chip wouldn't dare do: Run for office. (Too many skeletons)
Tip of the Day: Never trust a restaurant that serves the main course with a frisbee in its mouth.
Carry on peeps.
After Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor did their tribute to blues legend Jimmy Reed to close out the Bluesfest at London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this month, they brought the show to New York for three nights at the Cutting Room Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Their backing band for these shows included Al Kooper on keyboards and Bad Company's Simon Kirke on drums.
They were joined on Saturday by guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. who sat in on “Shame, Shame, Shame” and “High & Lonesome.” Clark also joined the Stones on a few of their recent 50 & Counting tour dates.
Bruce Springsteen has posted another concert video from this year's Wrecking Ball tour.
The latest clip is a very rare performance of "New York City Serenade" from The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle in Rome, Italy. The song has only been performed by the E Street Band eight times since 1975.
The clip -- which looks and sounds professional enough that it could be on a home video release -- is available on YouTube.
No wonder Van Halen don't record or tour more often -- they've had a serious run of songs used in movies. The latest is “Dance the Night Away," which is featured in the new trailer for Anchorman Two: The Legend Continues, in theaters on Christmas.
Sammy Hagar may be friends with country singers Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn and Kenny Chesney, but he says he has no plans to crash tonight's CMA Awards in Nashville.
Sammy says, "I love all those guys and they're my friends...but to actually go to a country awards show, I would feel like a fish out of water because I don't really belong there." Both Toby Keith and Ronnie Dunn sing on Hagar's new album, Sammy Hagar and Friends.
Hagar has cut a TV commercial for his Beach Bar Rum. It shows him on the beach and performing, with his "One Way to Rock" providing the soundtrack.
Since leaving Bon Jovi earlier this year, reportedly over money, Richie Sambora hasn't exactly been lighting up the concert trail. This past Saturday, however, he took part in the music festival preceding the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. He did double duty, performing what is believed to be the first-ever guitar rendition, at a horse track, of "Call to the Post."
Two Russians in a car slam through a guardrail and end up in the river. The whole accident was caught on the car's dashboard camera. What's most incredible is how calm the guys sound.
Foo Fighters' have once again struck comedy gold in making a video. The Foos' posted a clip promoting their first-ever shows in Mexico -- December 11th and 13th -- in which their speaking parts are dubbed over in Spanish. The video also boasts a cameo by 1970s TV star Erik Estrada that echoes his time on the cop show CHiPs.