Classic contenders pick their jams

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Contenders in the Bassmaster Classic have so many big decisions to make: What lures should I use? What spots should I scout? Which rods should I take with me?

But the most important question he must ask himself is: What song should I choose to walk up to the stage with?

OK, maybe that’s not the most important, but the song pumping at a quadrillion decibels as he’s stepping out of his boat definitely says something about who that angler is. Some anglers give this a whole lot of thought, even polling their Facebook fans for suggestions. And some are just such huge fans of the movie Frozen that they know off the top of their head that “Let It Go” will definitely be their song (ahem, Bill Lowen).

Here are the songs they’ve chosen for the big show. What would you pick if you were fishing the Classic?

Casey Ashley, Fisherman (Casey Ashley)

Stephen Browning, Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)

Coby Carden, Thunderstruck (AC/DC)

Jason Christie, Boondocks (Little Big Town)

Keith Combs, Light Up the Sky (Thousand Foot Krutch)

John Crews, Sabotage (Beastie Boys)

Cliff Crochet, Geno’s 2 Step (Geno Delafose)

Mark Davis, Centerfield (John Fogerty)

Ott DeFoe, Back Where I Come From (Kenny Chesney)

Troy Diede, Don’t Waste Your Life (Lecrae)

Paul Elias, Mississippi Queen (Mountain)

Edwin Evers, Dynamite (Rokstar-Taio Cruz)

Todd Faircloth, Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Shin Fukae, Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Brandon Gray, Show Me How to Live (Audioslave)

Greg Hackney, Strong (Will Hoge)

Matt Herren, Dixieland Delight (Alabama)

Brett Hite, Take Me To Church (Hozier)

Randy Howell, Champion (DPB)

Mike Iaconelli, Never Give Up (Mike Morazzini)

Teb Jones, Get The Party Started (Pink)

David Kilgore, Dirt (Florida Georgia Line)

Bobby Lane, Sail (Awolnation)

Chris Lane, Power-Pole Down (Rodney Clawson)

Brandon Lester, I’m Gonna Miss Her (Brad Paisley)

Jared Lintner, Wherever I May Roam (Metallica)

Bill Lowen, Let It Go (Demi Lovato)

Justin Lucas, 300 Violin Orchestra (Jorge Quintero)

Jeff Lugar, 50/50 (Colt Ford)

Steve Lund, You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (Judas Priest)

Aaron Martens, Turn Down For What (DJ Snake, Lil Jon)

Mike McClelland, The Only Way I Know (Jason Aldean)

Andy Montgomery, The Outsiders (Eric Church)

Chad Morgenthaler, Drink In My Hand (Eric Church)

Paul Mueller, The Victory (Third Day)

James Niggemeyer, Unbreakable (Fireflight)

Takahiro Omori, Truth (T Square)

Cliff Pace, I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe)

Brandon Palaniuk, Centuries (Fall Out Boy)

Chad Pipkens, Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)

Clifford Pirch, Awake (Skillet)

Jacob Powroznik, Country State of Mind (Hank Williams Jr.)

Brett Preuett, Fourth of July (Fall Out Boy)

Cliff Prince, Sun Daze (Florida Georgia Line)

Skeet Reese, Lose Yourself (Eminem)

Dean Rojas, Jump (Van Halen)

Scott Rook, Seek and Destroy (Jake E Lee)

Morizo Shimizu, Niji (Yuzu)

Kevin Short, Workin’ (Big Smo)

Brian Snowden, Good Life (One Republic)

Van Soles, I Believe (Wes King)

Gerald Swindle, Drop That Boom (Ronnie Shirley)

Randall Tharp, Rock Superstar (Cypress Hill)

David Walker, Never Gonna Stop (Rob Zombie)

Jacob Wheeler, Remember the Name (Fort Minor)

Andy Young, Hawaii Five-0 New Theme (The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)

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