Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cardboard Box Ministry & Bobby Hayden Jr.

Fame sometimes leads stars down a dirty path of destruction. Decades ago, 8 year-old Bobby Hayden, Jr., a native of Evansville, Indiana, was on the Milton Berle Show, the Grand Ole' Opry & the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, where he was dubbed a child prodigy. Bobby became addicted to the applause and adoration at that young age and years later he was in the spotlight with the likes of Paul Revere & The Raiders, Mitch Ryder and others. Bobby's addiction to what he says "everything" cost him almost "everything."
After spiraling to the bottom of existence, Bobby found himself completely addicted to heroin and living out of a cardboard box.

One day a fellow knocked on his cardboard box door & mentioned something that Bobby knew about, but perhaps was too afraid to admit.

Bobby has reformed and his mission is to share his moving story & help others get their lives back on track. You can hear Bobby's story tomorrow, Aug. 29, on my radio show at 2:00 p.m. cst- here's the link:


Can't listen live? Never fear...this link will play the archived episode anytime after 2:30 tomorrow.

Hayden will be speaking in Nashville this weekend for an event to benefit the homeless (note: The Cold Stares are performing at this event also) ...

Check out his numerous speaking engagements at the event calendar, along with information about booking for events at:
He will be speaking at the Race for Recovery in Evansville on Sept. 14th & a lot of additional venues during the month.

Peace, Love & Life .....
Lanea Stagg
Recipe Records Cookbooks

Don't miss my radio show Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 2:00 p.m. CST - GREG KIHN IS MY GUEST--!!! Tuesday is the release day for his new book!!!!!

*Recipe Records Radio Show was chosen as one of the top 300 radio shows (out of 15,000!) by Blog Talk Radio. They awarded me with this cool new graphic  -- Thank YOU for tuning in & making this honor possible!

Upcoming Gigs:

This Friday --- don't miss The Cold Stares & Rival Sons in Nashville, TN - at 3rd & Lindsley - 8:00 p.m. Go to 3rd & Lindsley's website for tix.
The Cold Stares were on my radio show last winter - here's the blog & show link:

Rival Sons were on my radio show a year ago - here's the blog with show link:

Both bands have become wildly popular - Rival Sons have been touring with Sammy Hagar this summer and The Cold Stares just returned from recording a CD in Los Angeles. It's totally incredible to see both bands at the same venue.

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September 20-21 - Beatles at The Ridge in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas  -  I will be signing books at this most awesome Beatle Festival -- check out their cool Beatles Park & Guitar Walk!

October 12 - Book Signing at Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery, Cannelton, Indiana

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