Archive for December, 2015

Christmas Lights in Cat Country

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by Candy

We have a light display we would like to share with you and your. Listeners.  The lights dance to music.  The address is 6618 Woodbrook ct. Milton Florida 32583
Every night from 5-10 pm until January 1st
We are also on Facebook @ Gilley family Christmas lights.  This photo is from last year:


Got one you’ld like to share? Email Brent at


Brantley Gilbert’s Record Breaking Donation

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Mel McCrae

The holiday season and giving spirit have touched Brantley Gilbert, who made a huge donation to Toys for Tots.

Brantley, who is a known supporter of servicemen and women, also has a soft spot for kids. He decided to help children in need just in time for Christmas by giving $10.5 million to Toys for Tots with the help of Bendon, Inc.

“Growing up in rural Georgia, I know that sometimes Christmas isn’t a time of joy for some kids and our contribution might be all they receive this year so I really wanted our donation to matter,” he says. “I’m honored the folks and Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them and Toys for Tots. Bendon’s books have some pretty cool heroes and lessons for all ages like Batman, Superman and Clifford the Big Red Dog to Disney, Peanuts and some of my favorites, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Whether a kid is into Barbie or Star Wars, I hope we’ve given a bit of fun and inspiration.”

His donation is not just heartwarming, but also record-breaking. Toys for Tots says they’ve never received a single donation this large.

Source: Taste Of Country

Kelsea Ballerini Wins First Ever Award

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Mel McCrae

Kelsea Ballerini accepted the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women In Music 2015 and it’s her first award ever!

“I learned by watching strong, empowering, bold women how to become one,” she said in her acceptance speech. “I’m a fan of everyone in this room.”

my first ever award. "rising star" from @billboard Women In Music Event today. Wow. So honored.

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

Kelsea, who picked up a couple of CMA nominations in November, also just signed on to open shows for Billy Currington’s spring tour.

Communities Caring at Christmas

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Candy

This is a program Cat Country has been proud to take part in w WEAR-TV and Gulf Power every year.

In 1979, WEAR-TV began the Communities Caring at Christmas program. It was the stations effort to share the true meaning of the holiday with those who are less fortunate. The program has evolved over the years to address the changing needs in our communities. Currently, Communities Caring provides new toys, clothing and daily living needs for abused, neglected or abandoned children living in foster care, children living in poverty and adults with developmental disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Communities Caring At Christmas is solely a volunteer effort. Leading the way are our corporate sponsor, Sandy Sansing Dealerships and the employees of Gulf Power Company. Hundreds of willing hands and open hearts provide the donations and manpower to make this program what it is. In 2013, through the generosity of compassionate individuals, organizations, churches and schools, we were able to share the joy of Christmas with almost 7,000 of our neighbors.

This year looks to be especially challenging as we try to meet the needs of a growing number of children coming into foster care and families in financial crisis. Were asking you to please help us continue the tradition of caring through your donation of cash, new toys or clothing. Your gifts can me brought or mailed to:

Communities Caring At Christmas
4990 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, FL 32506

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing in the true meaning and spirit of the season.