I’ve been a big fan of Garth Brooks for as long as I can remember. Hell, people used to call me Garth after my dubious flirtation with a wireless headset microphone in high school. I’ve been quite excited to hear his version of the Mike McClure song, "I’d Rather Have Nothing", which he put on his Lost Sessions CD included in his new Wal Mart boxed set. Ty England had previously covered it and ruined it by rewriting it, so I knew there was a chance that Garth wouldn’t stay true to the song. My suspicions were sadly confirmed. First, it was one of McClure’s weaker songs, and after what Garth did to it, I wouldn’t even claim it if I were Mike. I’d claim the check, though.
Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. A 2017 nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the Rocky Mountain CMAs, Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.