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CMA Awards Fly Away from the Pensacola International Airport

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by brent


Brent and Candy are taking the Cat Pak Morning Show to Nashville November for CMA Week.  Congrats to Vanessa Harrigill from Milton… She and her daughter are going to Nashville for a CMA Dream Trip thanks to the Pensacola International Airport and MCA Records. Every qualifier will also receive  two tickets to our exclusive CMA Party.  When you hvav somewhere to travel be sure to use the Pensacola International Airport, “The official airport of Brent and Candy and the Cat Pak Morning Show on Cat Country 98.7″

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Register to Win the Pensacola Paradise Gift Set

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by brent

Justin Moore and Dylan Scott – Pensacola Bay Center – March 24

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by brent


Chart-Topping Newcomer Dylan Scott Set to Open the Show

Nashville, Tenn. – PLATINUM-selling entertainer, Justin Moore, is bringing his “Hell on a Highway Tour” to over 40 cities across the US with special guest Dylan Scott. Tickets for the Pensacola, FL show at the Pensacola Bay Center go on sale Friday, October 27th and will be available at the Pensacola Bay Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at Register to Win Tickets before you can buy below.

The news is announced on the heels of Moore seventh #1 single “Somebody Else Will,” which hit the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. This is the second chart-topper from his fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.) which also marks his third #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums chart. His highly-anticipated third single from the album is the title track which Sounds Like Nashville said “…hits the twang factor in fine fashion.”

Moore is a seasoned showman who continues to blow the roof off venues after almost a decade of touring. The OC Register raves of a recent show “It was full-on energy” and Whiskey Riff adds “…Justin rocked the crowd’s face off…”

For tour dates and additional information, visit, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE: Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

$1000 Secret Sound

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by brent

Can you guess what the Secret Sound is?  If you can guess it the first time we put it on the radio it is worth $1000.  Just listen for the Secret Sound at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.  Text the Keyword to 850-430-1987.  We will pick a random number and let you guess.

Check back here often as we will post all the wrong guesses at the end of each day and when someone gets it right we will show you a video of how we made the sound.

Here is Secret Sound #5… feel free to play it over and over… and good luck!

Check the rules here

Wednesday October 18, 2017 Guesses

1PM   Industrial Nail Gun
3PM Office Water Cooler Jug Expanding
5PM Ball Falling On Floor

Cat Country 98.7 named CMA Station of the Year 2017

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by brent

October 10, 2017

CatCountry 98.7 named 2017 CMA Station of the Year

Pensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been named 2017 Radio Station of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA).  Keith Urban called Brent and Candy to announce the win this morning. This is the first time Cat Country 98.7 has won the coveted CMA Station of the Year award..

CatCountry 98.7 personalities Brent & Candy were also nominated by the CMA for the 2017 Radio Personalities of the Year for The Cat Pak Morning Show. Brent & Candy’s CatPak Morning Show is “Live & Local” 5A to 10A Monday-Friday on CatCountry 98.7 and on

The CMA Awards will air on WEAR ABC 3 on November 8th at 7pm. Brent and Candy will be broadcasting live from Nashville in the days leading up to the awards show.

Brent Lane says “This incredible honor and recognition from the Country Music Association is a direct reflection on our community. Every part of our submission to the CMA has something to do with you. Cat Country 98.7 is so proud to be locally owned and operated by Dave and Mary Hoxeng. It is our privilege to serve in times of need and times of joy. You are our family and to be recognized as such on a national level is a great and heartfelt honor.”


Join Team Cat-A-Tude at the MSABC Walk – Oct. 28

Posted on: October 1st, 2017 by brent

Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by raising money to walk in the Pensacola Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

Join Team Cat-A-Tude and Walk with us on October 28th.  Raise $25 and you will get a special limited edition Pink Team
Cat-A-Tude Shirt.

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Team “Cat-A-Tude”

Today 1 out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support. The donations our team raises will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research, free information and services for women diagnosed with the disease, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Our donations will help more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors celebrate another birthday this year!

Why We Support the American Cancer Society

Saving lives from breast cancer starts one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time. We know that the American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. We know that supporting them will ensure that if you need someone to talk to anytime of the day or night, they’ll be there. If your friend is losing her hair from chemo, your mother needs a ride to treatment, or a loved one needs a place to stay when treatment is far from home, they will be there to help.

83rd Pensacola Interstate Fair – Oct. 19 – 29

Posted on: September 23rd, 2017 by brent

Pensacola, Fla. – (August 23, 2017) – Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns Thursday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 29, bringing with it the excitement of attractions and screams from exhilarating rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family. The 83rd Pensacola Interstate Fair has many exciting surprises in store, including a star-studded line-up of live music acts and a special guest appearance by two mutated turtle warriors.

“The music artists and live entertainment we have lined up this year are terrific,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “We are thrilled to bring such a variety of acts to Pensacola.”

The Fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with the Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals,” a final epic showdown on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Seattle post grunge band Candlebox will take the stage on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Lead singer Kevin Martin will belt out the familiar hit songs, “Far Behind,” and “You.” The band, which sold more than four million copies of its 1993 self-titled debut album, will also play a new batch of songs from its 2016 release, “Disappearing in Airports.” Still, fans can expect plenty of the songs that put Candlebox on the rock charts in the mid-1990s.

Nashville-based Southern rockers, A Thousand Horses, will take the stage on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. to play hits from their debut country album, 2015’s “Southernality.” The country-rock quartet has been flying high this year after their first Academy of Country Music Awards nomination.  A Thousand Horses just released their second LP, Bridges, this year —  a mix of six new songs and seven live tracks — so expect to hear a mixture of old and new on Saturday night.

The second annual Miss Pensacola Interstate Fair Beauty Pageant will start at noon on Sunday, Oct. 22 on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Pageant contestants will compete in one of seven age categories, ranging from infant to 18 years old. A queen and two alternates will be chosen from each age group. All proceeds benefit the Livestock program.

Bring the kids out Monday, Oct. 23, on Cox Day, to meet Donatello and Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The turtle duo will make two live Meet & Greet appearances on the Pepsi Open Air Stage from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and again from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The first 200 fans in line for each appearance will receive a free downloadable photo with Donatello and Leonardo.  Lines will close 30 minutes before the end of each show, so get there early!

Might as well “Jump” and “Walk This Way” to the Pensacola Interstate Fair to welcome local band White Tie Rock Ensemble on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. as they present a tribute to Aerosmith and Van Halen. The local group of musicians recreates classic rock albums with the precision and detail of a symphony. These dynamic elements combine to produce the unforgettable White Tie sound. So whether you’re a “Rag Doll,” or “Runnin’ with the Devil,” or just “Livin’ on the Edge,” White Tie promises to deliver the ultimate classic rock.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the public is invited to attend and participate in the Youth and FFA Livestock Auction at 6 p.m. from the Livestock Arena.  More than 30 steers will be auctioned off this year, so don’t miss out. Then, at 8 p.m., the famously deep-voiced country music legend Trace Adkins will take the Pepsi Open Air Stage to get the crowds riled up with hits such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” or show off his softer, more emotional side, with ballads like “Then They Do,” “Just Fishin’,” and “I’m Tryin’.”

As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come on out and take part in an afternoon and evening of nostalgia on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 and 7 p.m. as the Frankie Valli Tribute Show – Let’s Hang On! takes the stage. Let’s Hang On is a group of 10 seasoned entertainers who are preserving the music and style of the iconic harmonizing group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, while also paying tribute to the Broadway show, “Jersey Boys.” Dance the night away to some of the best music from the 1960s.

‘80s GlamRock fans will have an opportunity to rock out to “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., as the Fair welcomes back musician and heartthrob Bret Michaels. Michaels first gained fame in the ‘80s as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band, Poison, selling over 45 million records worldwide. Besides his career as lead singer, Michaels has several solo albums to his credit and appeared in the hit VH1 reality show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album “Rock My World.” He was also the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show “Celebrity Apprentice 3.”

Up-and-coming American country music singer and songwriter William Michael Morgan will bring his powerful voice, soulful songs and signature style of twang to the stage on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to close out the fair concert series. A fresh young talent hailing from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Morgan will perform songs off his debut studio album, “Vinyl.” Listen for his deep, traditional country-inspired vocals in hit singles like, “I Met a Girl,” and “Missing.”

In addition to the daily music acts, fairgoers can experience an interactive, hands-on exotic animal zoo at the Eudora Farm’s “Animals from Around the World”station. The petting zoo is open daily from fair open to close. New this year is the Barnyard Cackle Review, starting Monday, Oct. 23 until Sunday, Oct. 29. Rocky Da’ Roosta and his cast of cackling hens will entertain guests throughout the entire day.

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show – Nov. 10-11

Posted on: September 10th, 2017 by brent



      PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2017 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11.

Tentatively scheduled for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; an A-4 Skyhawk flown by Paul Wood; the Mig-17 piloted by Randy Ball; the Super Stearman flown by Greg Shelton with Wing Walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt will fly the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team will jump in to the show and Chris Darnell will drive the 300+ mile per hour Shockwave Jet Truck plus many more acts.

Along with incredible flying demonstrations, dozens of military and civilian

aircraft will be on display.  These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the present-day, state-of-the-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s.

In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4:00-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 only.  Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Pensacola area.


Gates open both days at 8 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are free.  Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged.  Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.

Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.

Additional information on the show and reserved seating, access:

    Media interested in covering the air show should contact the NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office at (850) 452-4466, 452-2552 or 452-4436 for press credentials.

CMA Award Nominations 2017 – see the full list of artist nominees here!

Posted on: September 4th, 2017 by Candy

The 2017 CMA Awards nominations were announced on today’s “Good Morning America.” See the full artist list of nominees below!

Cat Country 98.7 is proud to be nominated as CMA Station of the Year and Brent and Candy are proud to be nominated for Morning Show of the Year.

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch appeared on “GMA” on Labor Day to announce the nominations for the 51st annual show, which will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are returning to host the ceremony for the 10th year in a row.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,800 members of the Country Music Association, which was founded in 1958 to heighten awareness for country music and support musicians in the genre. For the CMA Awards, there are three rounds of voting to narrow down to five finalists in 12 categories. In addition to the awards show, every summer the CMA also hosts a four-day music festival featuring performances from some of biggest stars in country music.

In addition to announcing the nominees on Monday, Brothers Osborne also performed their hit song “It Ain’t My Fault” live from Times Square. The 51st annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, November 8 on ABC. In the coming weeks, Gossip Cop will report on who will present and perform at this year’s ceremony. Check out the full list of CMA Awards nominees below, as well as video of the nominations being announced on “GMA.”

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsey Ballerini
Miranda Lambert Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year
“Better Man” – Songwriter(s): Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Songwriter(s): Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
“Body Like A Back Road” – Songwriter(s): Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Dirt On My Boots” – Songwriter(s): Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man” – Songwriter(s): Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osbourne

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Single of the Year
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi
“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert

Musical Event of the Year
Craving You – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
Funny How Time Slips Away – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
Kill A Word – Eric Church (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)
Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
Speak to a Girl – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Music Video of the Year
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

Brad from High Valley on Family and She’s With Me

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by brent