Only in America: The incomplete story of Holly Brook.

At some point in 2008 I stumbled upon a singer named Holly Brook, who I grew to really like for her voice and her writing.  She was one of those people that seemed so obviously talented that it was hard to believe I had never heard of her before.

After doing the prerequisite Googling, it looked like she was in the middle of record company nightmares, and was trying to put things together again.  In April of 2009, she did a show at a small club in New York that I went to see along with Chris Balfe (the guy who runs Glenn’s company) and maybe 40 other people total.  Because it was such a small show, I played fanboy and after the show even got an awkward photo.

Over the next six months or so, she didn’t seem to be in the best place.  I sort of remember her writing at one point she was moving to a cabin in the woods or something, and she seemed completely disenchanted with the business.  Every couple of months I’d check in to see if she had recorded anything new.  Occasionally she had, and it was always good.  Then in September 2009 I checked in to read this:

could you be my agent?

I don't have an agent right now, and I'm trying to figure out ways to book some gigs.  So I had a thought...if YOU can get me a gig, I'll pay you a commission.

I'm looking for gigs especially in the Oregon area, but I'll take one anywhere in the world if it pays enough for travel and lodgings.  In Oregon though, $200 plus gas, food, and lodgings (when necessary) will suffice.  I will give you 15% of the net show money, not including CD sales.   If you get me a gig that pays $1000, then you get $150!  I'll do music venues, bars, weddings, pretty much anything.  I can bring my own sound system when necessary.

Spread the word!  You can make money, too!  The more I make, the more you make!

Holly

Here is an obviously very talented artist that has all the tools to be a huge star, randomly blogging about how she’ll bring her own sound system to a wedding or “pretty much anything” to play for a couple of hundred bucks less than 18 months ago.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I received this email:

This letter is being sent to all of those who signed up for the Holly Brook email list in past years.  Due to recent career changes, she will no longer be going by the name, Holly Brook.  However, we encourage you to find her under her new artist name, Skylar Grey.

Who is Skylar Grey?  Last night, you might have seen her singing on the stage at the Grammys.  While she was in the woods, she wrote one of the biggest songs of the year for Eminem and Rhianna, and was nominated for multiple Grammys including Song of the Year. She then performed another one of her songs, the follow up single for Eminem. 

Disregard the fact that your favorite radio station probably has the phrase “and none of that rap” in its slogan, and celebrate that stuff like this is possible.  In this country if you have talent, work hard, and are true to yourself, you can go from the woods to the Grammys in less than a year.  Holly Brook/Skylar Grey is just one of many that have done it, and who truly deserve it.

Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break it down:

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

Watch the full podcast below:

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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