We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick and Bubba

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Mar 21, 2011 - Humor - 240 pages
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If you’ve ever started your day with Rick and Bubba, you know the unmistakable drawl of those two crazy Alabama boys. What you may not know is that they almost weren’t “Rick and Bubba.”

From their glory days of homemade “radio stations,” youthful athletic ambition, and redneck Shakespearean monologues, Rick and Bubba spent decades working out the personalities you hear today on their syndicated morning talk show. Born in a little studio behind a skating rink, The Rick and Bubba Show filled the airwaves with a voice never before heard on morning radio.

We Be Big follows the winding road that led Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey onto the right path after years of missing the off-ramp. Find out how what started as a comedy routine evolved into a genuine conversation that more than 3.5 million people listen in on each week; and learn all the stories behind Rick and Bubba’s famous on-air hijinks, times of uncertainty, and unwavering faith in the face of tragedy.

Meet the two “sexiest fat men alive,” and experience the hilarity and heartbreak of their unforgettable story.


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Growing up in the south (North Alabama, actually), I know who Rick & Bubba are. They come up in many conversations, and everyone loves them. I requested this book from Booksneeze because I thought I ... Read full review

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I did not have any real expectations for this book as it is a biography. We Be Big is the biography of two radio deejays in Alabama that made it big because the stayed true to one cause.. "Be who we ... Read full review


Chapter 1 The Light Goes On
Chapter 2 Radio in a Jug
Chapter 3 Too Good for Division II
Chapter 4 Grit and Wisdom
Chapter 5 Hello Youre on the Air
Chapter 6 A DarkCloud Day
Chapter 7 If You Had Come to Work for Us
Chapter 8 Shakespeares Worst Nightmare
Chapter 12 Van Man Errand Boy and the Crazy Sign Man
Chapter 13 God Is Great
Chapter 14 The Eye That Does Not Blink
Chapter 15 The Broadcast Plaza and Teleport
Chapter 16 Hey Youre Broadcasting
Chapter 17 Satans Miscalculation
Chapter 18 Gods Megaphone
Chapter 19 Jesus Take the Wheel

Chapter 9 Fat Chat
Chapter 10 Were TestDriving You
Chapter 11 Think of Us
Chapter 20 Who We Are

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About the author (2011)

Rick Burgess is a retired naval flight officer who served in two patrol squadrons flying P-3 Orion patrol aircraft. Burgess, a former editor of Naval Aviation News and the current managing editor of Sea Power magazine, is the editor of two books on naval aviation and the author of numerous articles on naval aviation history and organisation.

Bill "Bubba" Bussey is co-host of the nationally syndicated "Rick and Bubba Show" and co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Rick and Bubba's Expert Guide to God, Country, Family, and Anything Else We Can Think Of and The Rick and Bubba Code.

Don Keith is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of a number of books, including "In the Course of Duty", "Final Patrol", and "Gallant Lady". He also heads up the curriculum in media marketing and management at Virginia College.

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