“Fred Bear” on the Punch-Out Today
Six years ago today, Ted Nugent was elected in to the Bowhunters Hall of Fame, an honor of which he is supremely proud. That hall of fame only has about 50 elected hunters, so it's an award that comes from a lot of hard work and devotion to the sport.
We all know about Ted's passion for bowhunting. I admit that I do enjoy seeing Ted in full gear on TV. Ted also wrote a song about his mentor Fred Bear, who I believe was the Hall of Fame's first inductee. Up in Michigan, "Fred Bear" is without a doubt the most requested rock song of all time. That "title" historically has been reserved for Stairway to Heaven, but I'll tell you that in 25-ish years of radio, I bet I've had no more than 25 requests for Stairway. I would get that many in a WEEK for Fred Bear when I was in Michigan.
So on Ted's special day today, I'm gonna play Fred Bear after 5:00. You may know the song, and hopefully you like it. If you're not familiar with it, give a listen. I wish I could explain why it's so popular, but I can't. It's not Ted's best work, but there's just something about it. Let me know if you agree.