Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 18
Chad Prather of Burleson became internet famous overnight after posting a video he recorded in his truck sometime around 2015.
Since then, Prather has performed during hundreds of sold out live shows and landed a gig on BlazeTV.
Prather brings guests on the show,
which airs Monday through Thursday
“We do everything for from humor,
politics, current events,” he said. “We’ve
got segments that we call ‘Off the rail’
where we find the wildest headlines
around the world. We’ve had everybody
from movie stars to best-selling authors to
politicians in there.
“But the most fun shows we do is we
have a set built. So it’s shot for audio like
podcasts, but also shot for TV like a talk
show. And so we have any random number
of people on set and it’s a big group
interaction, which is a lot of fun. It’s a
unique perspective to do a show like that
and it’s just a broader version of what I’ve
always done in the truck, where I take
facts and stuff that’s going on in the world
that’s quite quirky, wrap it in humor with
a little bit of common sense and make it a
pill you can swallow.”
Moving past censorship
Although Prather’s schedule keeps him
busy, he said it’s not really the reason why
he doesn’t get the chance to make truck
videos as often as he used to.
“A lot of people look at me now, or
will send me a message, and say, ‘Well, we
just thought you dropped off the face of
the Earth because we don’t see your videos
anymore,” he said. “Well, that social media
censorship is a real thing, it really is.
They cracked way down on everybody,
which is unfair because you use a platform
to build a career and then all of a sudden
they attempt to take that platform away
Prather said it’s just not fair.
“And life’s not fair, I get that,” he said.
“And I hate to be using that word, but it’s
one of those things where that’s what anybody
is like me, that’s a social media content
creator, we’ve had to struggle over the
last year and a half in order to get stuff
seen. I thank God we’ve been able to
build businesses around that ahead of
time so that we didn’t just rely on social
The bottom line, he said, is you have
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