Ready For Primetime?

Mainstream country megastar and Miranda Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend.  That got us to thinking.  What Texas/Red Dirt/Americana artist would make the best SNL host?  Here are a few names that came up in our discussions:


-Drew Kennedy.  Enough dry wit and storytelling prowess to make Steven Wright crack a smile.

-Granger Smith. Long before Earl, there was Nigel.

-Willy Braun.  The scene’s ultimate prankster would have some sly tricks up his sleeve.

-Jack Ingram. Seems like he’d be game for whatever the writers threw at him and be able to deliver.

-Doug Moreland.  Funniest person in the scene.  Already crushed The Tonight Show a decade ago.

-Mike McClure. Could go method and lend an Andy Kaufman-esque vibe to the proceedings.

-Matt Hillyer. Funny guy, would give it 100% and has some acting experience.


If you were Lorne Michaels and looking to cast from this scene, who would you choose?


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3 thoughts on “Ready For Primetime?

  • January 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    My vote is for Willy Braun. 🙂

  • January 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Tom Gillam

  • January 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Robert Earl Keen or Ray Wylie Hubbard. I could see their storytelling prowess making for a great show.

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