Well, aren't we all just stunned and amazed. With nearly 100 million votes case, underdog Kris Allen has won the eight season of "American Idol"! Phhht.
My musical recommendation today is Darius Rucker, still frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish but also embarked on a solo career in country music. If anybody can follow in Charlie Pride's footsteps as the next black superstar of country, he can. Here he is doing his top 10 hit of last year, "Don't Think I Don't Think About it." I was persuaded to give his country album a listen when I heard he was influenced a lot by the Bakersfield sound of Buck Ownes and Dwight Yoakum. Here they are on a rare collaboration, "Streets of Bakersfield."