Mike Ridings is currently President of the Davidson County Sportsman’s Club and has been for the last 24 years. He is an outspoken and passionate advocate for the future of management practices concerning Whitetail deer in the state of Tennessee.
Mike was introduced to the great outdoors in 1980 by his grandfather and is a third generation native of Tennessee. Mike continues to find his purpose and mission in educating and mentoring others through his volunteer work with The Hunter Education Program since 1989.
Mike began his career in radio when he became host of TN Sportsman Radio in 2003. Currently Mike owns and hosts HuntFishTalk Radio on ESPN’s 102.5 The Game, which airs every Saturday morning from 6 to 8 am CST. HuntFishTalk Radio allows Mike to bring his listeners a wide range of topics and expert guests with emphasis on land management and best practices in outdoor activities.
Mike’s family considers his leadership role as both an outdoorsman and hunter to be of great importance to raising his three children. Mike enjoys hunting with a muzzleloader and rifle; however he is an avid and passionate bow hunter. He successfully harvested a Pope & Young Black Bear in British Columbia along with his successes in big game outside the state of Tennessee. Other states Mike has enjoyed hunting have been Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Mississippi. Mike currently resides in the Nashville area and owns Landscape, Inc. a landscape, design and lawn maintenance company in Nashville, Tennessee.
James Patrick Lynch is a singer/songwriter who has been entertaining country music crowds for over 20 years. His traditional brand of original music has hailed him both popular and critical success in his hometown. James started his career playing local clubs and halls as The James and Josie Band, but soon the band decided to part ways and James pursued a solo career.
Since taking that defining step, James has flourished as an independent songwriter building a catalog that currently spans over 200 songs. Due to the amount of writing that James does, he decided to open Big Pony Music Publishing (ASCAP). Through Big Pony, James enjoyed the biggest professional accomplishment of his career when he was asked to write and perform the title song for an outdoors syndicated television program Woods and Waters with host Peter Fiduccia. Recently, Danny Mac (APCO Records) recorded Too Many Memories, a song that James penned with longtime friend and Buffalo native Phil Dillon (Nickel City Publishing/ASCAP) and Stuart Ziff co-writer of David Ball’s Thinkin’ Problem.
James now owns a home in Mt. Juliette, TN where he lives with his wife Rita, and his children Christine, James Cody and Thomas Coltin. James enjoys his free time hunting, fishing, and waiting for the day that he reaches his final objective – securing a major label-recording contract. For More information on James Patrick Lynch; please visit his web site.