Hal Rounds is a Fayette County resident. Hal was born in California, where he grew up, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and earned a Bronze Star during his year in Vietnam. He came to Tennessee over 40 years ago, making his career of 25 years at FedEx, sharing that career with his wife, Micki. While at FedEx, he earned his degree in law at the University of Memphis and litigated issues in family law and motorist’s rights, working with the National Motorists Association. He was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2008, and has since retired. Pursuing his deep interest in history, and commitment to the Constitution, he has written extensively in journals from Aviation Week to the San Francisco Chronicle, and is published regularly in the Fayette Falcon for the past 4 years. He also has been active in conservative Republican politics in Tennessee, testifying in and working with members of the Assembly on issues from textbooks, to abuses of asset forfeiture, to making speed limits conform to federal regulations. Mr. Rounds has stood out as the Fayette County citizen who has regularly shared our Declaration of Independence with citizens in our 4th of July Courthouse observance. He has developed the “Constitution Refresher,” a seminar to reacquaint citizens with the Constitution of the United States, which he has presented to dozens of civic groups across the country, including the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara. He is the author of “American History as a Political Tool,” a criticism of American history curricula in current schools. (Available on Amazon.) He is a life member of the NRA. He is also a member of the Tennessee Textbook Advocates, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the National Motorists Association, Tennessee Alliance of Conservative and Liberty Groups, Mensa, and formerly in the Marine Corps League. He served on the Tennessee Textbook Advisory Panel, in the Tennessee Department of Education.
Burgess was the third Black American to be offered a football scholarship at the University of Miami, Coral Cable where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and gained national recognition as a First Team All-American Defensive Back. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding College Athletes of America and later to the University of Miami's Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Ring of Honor.
As a New York Jets' First round draft choice, the NFL's 13th pick, Burgess was selected to the NFL's All- Rookie team and as the Jets Rookie of the Year. After seven years as a New York Jet, three years as Defensive Team Captain, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Burgess led the Raiders defensive squad in tackles during their Championship season and during the 1981 Super Bowl XV game. He led the team in interceptions his final season, in 1982, and was selected to the NFL All Pro-Bowl, as First Alternate.
Since retiring from the NFL, Burgess has worked in the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas and is now servicing the Healthcare industry, as CEO/Owner of Responsive Healthcare Solutions. He is a best selling author, a frequent contributor on the Fox News Channel and has written articles for media outlets that include Fox News Opinion, Breitbart and WorldNetDaily
Join me and my special guest on I May Be Wrong But I Don't Think So as we discuss "Fighting The Labels" on and off the stage. Dee Rock certainly loves performing live onstage and won the 2016 Josie Music Award for Outlaw Entertainer of the year. In 2017, Dee took home two more Josie Music Awards, one for the Bluegrass song "Mountain Strong" which won song of the year in the Americana- Bluegrass and folk category. Dee was surprised to win the Outlaw Country Stage Performance award for his performance of his song Wild Mustang at the Schermerhorn Symphony. Dee was elated and surprised to win Male Artist of the Year Outlaw Country at the 2018 Josie Music Awards.