Country music singer Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry loves Kentucky athletics and shares his thoughts in a question-and-answer with sports editor Larry Vaught:
1. How do you keep up with the Kentucky football and basketball teams?
"I talk to people back home all the time. I read The Advocate-Messenger. Any way I can find to get information, I do it. We watch the games on satellite if we are not working. If the bus is not parked where the satellite will pick up the games, then we move the bus to where we can watch."
2. How much trash talk is there between performers about college athletics?
"It's unbelievable when it comes to that. We have so many artists from different states, and they all think their team is the best. Toby Keith is a big Oklahoma fan. Chad Brock loves Florida, and comes out all the time wearing Florida's colors. Kenny Chesney is a big Tennessee guy. It gets down and dirty when it comes to that. It's friendly, but spirited.