Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Adam Montiel helps Jack Ingram break a World Record

Jack Ingram is attempting to do what no one else has ever done. He is attempting to shatter the world record for the most radio interviews in one day -- 215 radio interviews in 24 hours to launch his new album, Big Dreams and High Hopes, which hits stores today. And this is the real deal. A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records is standing by to make sure their strict rules are followed for Jack to earn a place in the famed record book.

Thursday, August 6, 2009



A new study says its possible, and it could be all your fault.

An article out of Chicago talks about a study that major clinical depression can be very real in kids as young as 3 years old!

Here's some of the article:

Depression in children as young as 3 is real and not just a passing grumpy mood, according to provocative new research.

The study is billed as the first to show major depression can be chronic even in very young children, contrary to the stereotype of the happy-go-lucky preschooler.

Luby's research team followed more than 200 preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, for up to two years, including 75 diagnosed with major depression. The children had up to four mental health exams during the study.
Among initially depressed children, 64 percent were still depressed or had a recurrent episode of depression six months later, and 40 percent still had problems after two years. Overall, nearly 20 percent had persistent or recurrent depression at all four exams.

Though sure to raise eyebrows among lay people, the notion that children so young can get depressed is increasingly accepted in psychiatry.

Depressed children appear sad even when playing, and their games may have themes of death or other somber topics. Persistent lack of appetite, sleep problems, and frequent temper tantrums that involve biting, kicking or hitting also are signs of possible depression, Egger said.
University of Massachusetts psychologist Lisa Cosgrove said she is skeptical about the accuracy of labeling preschoolers as depressed, because diagnostic tools for evaluating mental health in children aren't as well tested as those used for adults.
And Cosgrove said that while early treatment is important for troubled children, “we just have to make sure that those interventions aren't compromised” by industry pressure to use drugs.

Uhhh..ok. I like how the article says, "Though sure to raise eyebrows among lay people..." ...how about just normal people.

I guess it won't be long until we are watching TV and hear, "Ask your doctor about CHEWABLE Prozac!", or "Don't you think your child needs Lexapro? Now in Bubblegum flavor"

Here's the full article if you want to check it out:
Click Here!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009



This went down right before the show Sat Aug 1 in Paso Robles at the Mid State Fair.

During my interview with Del Gray and again at the meet and greet, I asked for the band to sing, 'You and Forever and Me'. They pulled us into their dressing room and gave us a performance the 10-12 people in that room will never forget. Now you can see what went down.

I took video with my digital camera and my blackberry. One of the guys with the band accidentally took my camera back to Nashville mistaking it for his. So the only video I have for right now is that from my blackberry. I'll upload the better quality one when it makes its way back from Nashville. I can't believe my camera got a free trip to Nashville, and I'm not there to take pictures with it!

***Warning: My singing voice is often loud, mostly obnoxious, and at times truly offensive. Sorry. I was pretty damn excited though.

Monday, August 3, 2009



There was a lot of great shows this year at the Mid State Fair, with vocal excellence of Carrie Underwood, a great performance from Journey, KISS' pyro technics, Tim McGraw making national news by mistakingly kicking another guy out of one of his shows, there was a lot going on and a lot to talk about.

The fair had one if its best post rodeo finals concert with super group of the 90's, Little Texas. As I have said on the air, I am a huge fan of Little Texas. They were literally MY FIRST exposure to country music. I grew up in the suburbs of L.A, so country music was never something I got exposed a lot to. When my brother in law Andy threw in the album 'First Time for Everything' from Little Texas, I was hooked. Great Harmonies, Great Music, and more importantly, Great Hair!

With their hits, You and Forever and Me, I'd Rather Miss You, What Might Have Been, My Love, Kick a Little, Some Guys Have All the Love, and ofcourse, God Bless Texas, these guys had plenty of great songs to sing for the very welcoming crowd.

I watched the whole show like a 5 year old boy. I just stared at it. My wife probably thinks I have issues. I made up for the lack of attention I likely denied her the whole show, and we shared a slow dance to What Might Have Been that I will never forget.

The guys were very gracious and nice
in the backstage meet and greet. In fact when we were all there, Del says out loud, "Is Adam here?" I was thinking, "Did the guy from Little Texas just say he was looking for me?" Like I said, I may have issues.

I asked them and joked wondering if my wish to hear 'You and Forever and Me' in its entirety would likely happen. Duane from the band motioned to me to come back to their dressing room after the show, that they have a surprise for me.

What went down after that was something I'll never forget.

They invited me and my small group of friends in their dressing room, and they began looking for a guitar. They realized all their instruments had been taken to the stage, so one of the guys went to the stage to get a guitar, and they played an unplugged version of You and Forever and Me the whole way through, and I even got to sing with them. When I went back to watch the video of what went down, I cant believe I sound so loud and obnoxious singing with them, but I must have been really into it. They sounded great. I'll make a couple needed edits to the video, and post it here tomorrow hopefully.

Enjoy the pics...beginning with a pic with the entire band (all original members), and my good friend Jeremy.

If you saw the show and have some feedback or pics, please hit me up at adam@sunnycountry.com