Final Prep

The Only Thing to Fear

The popular NBC show “Fear Factor” inspired us to let some HTVers tell us what their greatest fears are as they embark on the 2011 HTV Bus Tour, “The Southern Swing.” See just how reasonable some of their fears are, and then there is the girl who is afraid of cotton balls…and the guy who fears he will drop a computer. That could never happen, right?

Back on the Bus!

When we first planned this journey, we put together this video. It gives you and idea of just what we will be up to in the next week and a half. It also features some nice moments from the first HTV Bus Tour in 2009.


Springfield’s NBC affiliate, KY3, ran this piece July 24, previewing the HTV Southern Swing. It features soundbites from Morgan Wilson, Chandler Reed, and Field Producer Mehleena Edmonds. You can also see us fumbling around with the equipment.



The Producers


"Dream Team in the back...go wait under the bus." Mariah Volz said while posing for the group picture.

"Hey, I'm a suburban dad," Chandler Reed said while dancing in the restaurant.

"This is what I get for talking," said Jessica Larson as we learn we are at a karaoke restaurant just for Jess and the other HTV songbirds who had mentioned they wanted to go to just such a place during the trip.

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