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.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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