Travis Denning Launches Variety Show with Hilarious Hot Chicken Challenge Featuring Maddie & Tae

“That’s REALLY hot,” Denning exclaims as he devours the spiciest chicken on his plate.

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2021

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Travis Dening, Maddie and Tae; Photo via YouTube

Travis Denning is launching brand new weekly variety series, Travis Denning and Friends Do Stuff, and the first episode is premiering exclusively on Country Now

The chart-topping country artist showcases his vibrant personality throughout the series, which features special guest appearances from Denning’s friends and fellow country artists. Bobby Bones, LANCO and Adam Hambrick join the singer/songwriter for a game of HORSE, Kip Moore puts him through the wringer at the gym, Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne joins him for a guitar jam session and Jordan Davis invites Denning over for a backyard grilling session that is not to be missed. 

The first episode finds Denning chowing down on some Nashville hot chicken with his friends Maddie & Tae. They challenge themselves to see who can eat the most chicken without taking a sip of milk.

“The last person to take a sip of milk….you get an “ABBY” t-shirt and that’s it, that’s all you get,” Denning declares with a laugh.

Denning and Maddie & Tae do their best to spark up a conversation while eating the Music City-staple. They go on to recall a time when a few too many tequila shots led to an incident on an airplane as they made their way back to Nashville from a show in Georgia. 

As they prepare themselves to eat the spiciest chicken, the heat ultimately gets to them. 

“Jesus, take the wheel,” Maddie exclaims as she heat of the chicken intensifies. “That is just pain!”

She bows out of the competition first, leaving Denning and Tae to battle it as the winner. 

Click below to watch the first episode of Travis Denning and Friends Do Stuff to find out who is crowned winner of this hot chicken challenge. 

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Travis Denning’s latest single, “ABBY,” is a breakup anthem like no other. The cleverly written track initially has listeners thinking Denning is crooning over his ex, “ABBY,” however, in this case, “ABBY” stands for “anybody but you.”  

“And her name is Abby, that’s anybody but you / She’ll have a bad little body, be the life of the party / Drink a cold beer too / She won’t make me go crazy, like you-know-who / And her name is Abby, that’s anybody but you,” he sings. 

“ABBY” has raked in 20 million streams to date and follows Denning’s No. 1 and GOLD-certified single, “After A Few.,” Both tracks are featured on Denning’s EP, Beer’s Better Cold.

Click below for a preview of upcoming episodes of Travis Denning and Friends Do Stuff.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.