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.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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