July 6, 2019


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Featured Stories: "Huckabee" preview – Pat Reeder’s 4th of July Jukebox: “American Faces” – John Conlee -- Pat Reeder’s 4th of July Jukebox: “Ask Not Waltz” – President John F. Kennedy

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Endless effort and spin has gone into trying to explain why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 (without ever considering that her own baggage, views and personality had anything to do with it).  As I tried to explain long before the election in my book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” the elites of politics, academia and the media had sealed themselves into such an airtight echo chamber, they had no idea what the mysterious natives of that vast “flyover country” that they looked down on, literally and figuratively, were thinking. 

What they were thinking was that they were fed up to the gills with a double standard that gave the politically-connected a pass for things that would land them under the jail.  There were sick of being ignored and insulted for voicing legitimate complaints about how their lives were being adversely affected by leftist policies, disregard for the Constitution and selective enforcement of laws. They were tired of being called racist or xenophobic if they thought the welfare of suffering Americans, such as homeless veterans or people put out of work by illegal immigrant labor, should take priority over solving the problems of everyone else in the world.  


With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

Want a great way to polish off your July 4th vacation?  Tune in to TBN tonight for an explosion of news and entertainment on an all-new “Huckabee!” Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center gives us an update on media bias and attempts to silence conservatives.  Retired Lt. Col. Scott Mann shares lessons in leadership learned from his missions around the world with the Green Berets. Jeremy and Audrey Roloff of “Little People, Big World” spill their secrets for having a “love letter marriage.”  Hilarious political impressionist Ben Price is back with some “yuuuuuge” laughs, and I have a surprise guest who’s even better at spin than CNN.  Plus serious commentary, goofy news “In Case You Missed It,” and the terrific music of the first male indie artist ever to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country chart, Aaron Watson.

All that and more is coming on this weekend’s “Huckabee,” tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit



Pat Reeder’s 4th of July Jukebox: “American Faces” – John Conlee

By Pat Reeder

(Pat Reeder is a writer for “Huckabee” and our resident pop culture historian. Read more at )

Nashville has sadly forgotten what real country music sounds like, or else one of the most distinctive country voices of all time, John Conlee, would still be topping the charts.  Known as the singing mortician for his pre-music career, Conlee landed 32 singles on the charts between 1978 and 2004.  Fourteen made the top 10, including “Common Man,” “Backside of 30,” “Lady Lay Down,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “Busted,” and one of the greatest country songs of all time, “Rose Colored Glasses.” 

Fans should know that he is still out there touring (Laura and I have tickets to see him July 18th in Arlington, Texas), and you can find his tour dates, music and merchandise at

You should also check out his latest CD, “Classics 3,” which includes a very powerful pro-life song called “Unborn Voice.” 

But for the 4th of July, here’s the moving title track from Conlee’s 1987 album, “American Faces,” a salute to some of the people in “Flyover Country” who make America what it is.


Pat Reeder’s 4th of July Jukebox: “Ask Not Waltz” – President John F. Kennedy

By Pat Reeder

(Pat Reeder is a writer for “Huckabee” and our resident pop culture historian. Read more at )

My writing partner and fellow musicologist George Gimarc and I were very pleased to be able to haul this record out of the mothballs of obscurity for both our celebrity records book “Hollywood Hi-Fi” and its companion CD on Brunswick. This record was historic on a number of levels. 

Not only does it set one of the most inspiring and iconic speeches in American history to a tune you can really skate to, but it was also one of the earliest examples of what later became mainstays of pop music: sampling and rapping.  The idea was hatched by “Bullwinkle” writer George Atkins and Nashville producer Hank Levine as they were sitting by the pool, trying to come up with an idea for a JFK comedy record. Levine told us that in those pre-digital days, setting JFK’s actual words to music required a massive, painstaking tape editing job. 

The album (“Sing Along With JFK”) was released in summer, 1963, but radio resisted because it was disrespectful to the President (can you imagine such a thing?!)  But college stations started playing it and it was climbing the charts until November when JFK jokes suddenly became verboten. Don’t feel guilty about enjoying it, though, because Kennedy family insider Peter Lawford said it was the only JFK comedy record that JFK actually liked.



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Around the Fourth of July, we hear a lot of songs about all the great things about America: “God Bless America,” “God Bless The USA,” “America the Beautiful.” All week long, our resident musicologist Pat Reeder has been reminding us that there are many more we seldom hear. But before them all, even before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” there was the original American patriotic anthem, “Yankee Doodle.” But it didn’t start out as a celebration of Americans, but as a mockery of them.

Since 1776, the song “Yankee Doodle” has been as much a symbol of America as the flag. Every child learns it from the cradle. But many of us grew up without ever knowing what it really means. Like, why did he call his cap macaroni? Did he use cheese for hair mousse? Well, I’ll finally give you the answers to those questions and more.




Here’s a legal expert’s opinion on this organized leftist violence and governments that turn a partisan blind eye to it, and what can be done about it.  Or as I’d put it, “what should have been done a long time ago about it.”



How did Nike choose to celebrate the Fourth of July?  By prioritizing Colin Kaepernick’s triggered feelings over the flag made by Betsy Ross that was carried by the Revolutionaries who created this great nation where a whining, unpatriotic ingrate can become a millionaire.  And a salute to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for taking a stand, and for pointing out what a show of disrespect this is to the contributions of one of the most important women in American history.

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"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

– Matt 6:33

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