Crown Royal Needs Your Help For The Your Hero’s Name Here Program

I have been lucky enough to be part of the Crown Royal Your Hero’s Name Here program. Crown Royal, NASCAR and The Brickyard 400 team up to support those who make this country great. Crown Royal just released the nominations for the 2016 Brickyard 400 race. The past winners are very deserving and humbled by the honor. I am so glad to see their story told.

Concluding a weeklong celebration of heroes, individuals across the country were recognized as inaugural nominees for the program. Each individual was given access to a special experience – receiving tickets to award shows, professional football games and the upcoming Phoenix NASCAR race.

Here are some of nominees:

US Army Veteran and Olympic Bobsledder Dallas Robinson, nominated by country music singer Justin Moore. Moore invited Robinson and his wife Chelsea to Nashville for one of country music’s biggest weeks, during which they went to the big show and attended VIP parties alongside artists.

In Dallas, TX two local heroes, Army Veterans Trista Hopkins-Neal and Phil Robertson, received tickets to last Sunday’s Dallas game, delivered by US Air Force Veteran and former Cowboy Chad Hennings

In Phoenix, Packages From Home nominated a group of active duty Air Force officers from Luke Air Force Base and presented them with tickets to this weekend’s NASCAR race

Last night in honor of Veteran’s Day, veterans and their families were treated to unforgettable performances by some of country music’s biggest stars including Justin Moore, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at CBS Radio’s first ever Stars and Strings concert. Before the concert kicked off, guests had the chance to submit nominations.

To nominate a hero, adults 21+ can visit and submit their heroes for consideration from now until February 28, 2016. After, five finalists will be chosen and adult consumers will be able to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of the honor where one individual will see their name in lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jim Beam Adds Apple To Their Lineup

There are some new bourbons out there that are looking to spice things up a bit. Fruit infused liquor is becoming very popular in bars and at gatherings. Now Jim Beam is looking to show their support for this with Jim Beam Apple. It is the fourth flavored whiskey from the world’s number one bourbon, containing the pride and heritage from the Beam family’s 220-year history.

With a refreshing take on family tradition, Jim Beam distillers have brought together the taste of crisp, green apples and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The result is a perfect balance of apple and delicious bourbon, rich with American heritage, with a light, juicy twist. The Signature Cocktail, “Jim Beam Apple and Soda”, mixes Jim Beam Apple and club soda over ice, with a wedge of lemon, for a delicious, refreshing cocktail all year round.

If you are looking to try Jim Beam Apple out here is recipe you might want to try out.

Jim Beam Apple & Soda


1 part Jim Beam Apple

2 parts Club Soda

Lemon Wedge

Preparation: Build over ice in a tall highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.