Greetings, Earthlings. My name's Brandon. I grew up in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. I spent most of my time playing baseball. You probably recognize me as the 1st Team All-District Catcher that you should never try to steal on. #ThouShaltNotSteal
At age 18, I started my on-air, radio career at Z104 in Virginia Beach. Then I rotated shifts at three stations at once, including Q94 in Richmond, 96X in Virginia Beach, and Z104 in Washington DC, before accepting a gig at 1037 The Q in Birmingham, Alabama.
I spent seven years on-air, at The Q, while also being syndicated to other radio stations in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
After radio, I spent the next two years merging my love of broadcasting with baseball, and was the Stadium Announcer for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. It's where the great Michael Jordan spent his baseball career!
During my time in Alabama, I read lots and lots of books, essentially downloading the knowledge and wisdom of the world's best authors into my own beautiful mind: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Tony Robbins, Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. David Lieberman, and Tim Ferriss, just to name a few. I also attended several personal development workshops, featuring many of my favorite authors.
Inspired by my reading adventures, my next project was writing my own three books that nobody read, because modern humans are too distracted by Social Media and Netflix to read books anymore. However, if you're one of the rare humans who still like to read, you can order my books in Paperback or Kindle form via Amazon.
A well-rounded life isn't complete without spending time in the Service Industry. So, I signed up for Bartending School, which taught me nothing, but I eventually mastered the craft, learning everything on the fly. During this time, I built a Tiny House (see Tiny House Hunters), and started living rent and mortgage-free, while mastering the Spirit of Humility.
Then I started a lawn-care company.
Then I discovered the digital asset XRP.
Can your current lawn care guy say he's been on the phone one-on-one with J-Lo and lectured her about the importance of punctuality, after she called him late?! Or that Beyoncé SWORE she had met him before? While contemplating writing my own book, I tried to inspire Ludacris to write one ... and he promised that I could write the Forward. I still have the audio of that interview, and corresponding promise.
Thinking I was gonna be the next Eminem, I used to spit my own raps LIVE on-air. And yes, they were fire. I invited Yelawolf on the show, when he was just a pup trying to get out of small-town Gadsden. We both lit-up the mic that night ... and he eventually signed a record deal with Shady Records aka Eminem's label.
Paul Finebaum, now on ESPN and SEC Network, broadcast from the on-air studio next to me for a few years in Birmingham. My show went on-air at 6, and his show was on-air until 7, so we'd pass each other in the hallways and in the pisser. Ha. Cool dude.
Charles Barkley was super-funny, called me by name all night, and refused to let us pay for anything, while we were on a "double-date". This was a few years after he clowned my outfit at a swanky golf tournament, when I was interviewing him for a weekly TV show I hosted. Looking back, he was right about my outfit. During the same TV show, I compelled former Auburn Coach, now US Senator, Tommy Tuberville, to rap "The Real Slim Shady."
Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Rhianna, Ciara, Jessica Simpson, 3 Doors Down, Good Charlotte, and many more ... have all given me personal shout-outs. I've interviewed countless celebrities. Did you see my cameo on MTV?
I spend my free time RV camping at the lake, alongside my awesome campground friends, which have become a second family. I'm grateful for my beautiful view, overlooking the water. I'm also proud to say I've cultivated and maintained life-long friendships with folks I grew up with, and still go visit my Alabama friends every couple of months.
Rottweilers have been my passion for the past 25+ years, and I consider myself "The Rottweiler Whisperer". Check my photo alongside The Dog Whisperer in the ROTTS section!
I enjoy running, reading, meditating, traveling, camping, and watching nerdy videos on YouTube.
How'd I become The World's Coolest Dude? Ha. A lawn client asked me about forms of payment, and I told her she could pay via my website. She said, "You have a website? Cool! What is it?" And the first thing that popped in my head was "TheWorldsCoolestDude.com!" And I was like, "Just kidding, it's TheSlowerMower.com." But then I was like, "I might actually buy that Domain!" Minutes later, I looked it up ... it was available ... so I bought it!
And here we are.
The Rock? No. Jay-Z? No. Drake? No. David Beckham? No. Post Malone? No. Timberlake? No. Brad Pitt? No. Jack Harlow? No. Johnny Depp? No. G-Eazy? No. Lil Wayne? No. MGK? No. Jason Momoa? No. Dos Equis Dude. No. Christian Grey? No.
Me. I'm it: The World's Coolest Dude.
In the future, I plan to retire, and travel the USA ... extending The Let's Go Brandon RV Tour. Who knows ... it might even inspire me to write another book that nobody reads.
It'd be really nice to have a beautiful Mamacita to travel with on my next trip. If that's you, don't be shy ... hit me up! I know it can feel intimidating to fall in love with The World's Coolest Dude, but I believe in you, Boo! Ain't it time that you believe in you, too?!
What a great story we'll have! "How'd you meet your Husband?" You: "This fool handed me a card that said, "Congratulations! You just met the World's Coolest Dude!" I went to his website, sent him a message, and well, here we are ... holding hands, walking on the beach ... our toes in the sand. You know, like that Timberlake song entitled, "My Love!""
You can follow me on Twitter @TheNiceLife .