Embedded Deep Within [1/26/15]

You know those mornings you wake up with that certain melody stuck in your head? If you’re lucky, it’s a good one – something from Bill Monroe, Darrell Scott, My Morning Jacket … you feel me. Point is, that’s what it’s like if you’re a Kentuckian. Every morning. Every day.
 
Just like one of those tunes in our head, or the thump-thump-thump in our heart … Kentucky sticks with us wherever we go. It’s more than the people and the places. Or the flora and fauna. It’s something that all Kentuckians share, far and wide, at home and abroad.
 
And it’s something that’s difficult to put into words. We thought Jesse Stuart said it so well that we put it on February’s shirt – “I take with me Kentucky embedded in my brain and heart.” February’s “Embedded” shirt reminds us not to take for granted the beauty that Kentucky provides us. Look around, breathe Kentucky in, and fix her characteristics in your brain and in your heart.
 
Kentucky – couldn’t shake her even if we wanted to. Good thing we don’t want to.

Finley Valentine’s Tee Campaign [1/18/15]

February is the month of love, and there’s no greater love than that of a parent & child.

We’d like you to meet the Ellisons. They have a battle to fight and a story to tell. Nearly two years ago, the Ellisons lost their son, Finley William, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). They have since dedicated themselves to fighting SIDS, with the hope that one day they’ll help to end it.

My Kentucky Tee is honored to play a small role in that battle by offering the Finley Valentine tee. $6 of every sale goes toward SIDS research via Finley’s Foundation. The Finley Valentine tee is available in red & pink from Jan 18 through Jan 28.

Please visit www.finley105.org to learn more and to see how you can help fight SIDS.

And to Dwayne, Crissy, Riley & Charlie – we’ve got our hands up with the Finley sign for you guys. Here’s to your family!

Welcome to the Fold, Kentucky [11/30/14]

The year was 1792.

The animals were plenty, the neighbors were fierce, and the landscape was even more beautiful than today (yeah, hard to imagine, we know). You could just as likely walk outside and take in a breathtaking view of creation as you could take an arrow to the arm. The American spirit was full of expansion and exploration, and no territory brought that out more than what was previously known as “Kentucky County, Virginia”.

Considered prime hunting territory for groups of Shawnee & Cherokee, Kentucky was also a bounty for early American settlers, who introduced tobacco, corn and hemp to the area. Some dude named Daniel Boone was out discovering what the land had to offer, and becoming one of its biggest advocates – and legends – in the process.

On June 1, 1792, this great state of ours joined the Union as the 15th state and officially became known as the “Commonwealth of Kentucky”. And so, with our inaugural “1792” tee, we recognize when everything that makes Kentucky awesome became official. We celebrate the bona fide beginning of the Bluegrass.

Celebrate with us. Subscribe today and wear your Kentucky history proudly.

– Matt, Mike, Trae