Metallica to Young Jeezy: Anglers pick their songs

TULSA, Okla. — About a decade ago, B.A.S.S. began inviting anglers to choose their own tunes to have played as they walked across the stage at the weigh-ins. The contenders have a good time with it, often asking their Facebook fans for suggestions or just picking songs on their own that have some special meaning to them.

Below are the songs you'll hear played this week when each of these contenders get out of their boats onto the Classic stage. What song would you choose if you were competing?

Tracy Adams, “Kick it in the Sticks” (Brantley Gilbert)

Tommy Biffle, “Fred Bear” (Ted Nugent)

Andy Bravence, “Rambling Fever” (Merle Haggard)

Brandon Card, “Afterlife” (Switchfoot)

Jonathan Carter, “Jonny Be Good” (Chuck Berry)

Brent Chapman, “Dream Big” (David Cook)

Hank Cherry, “It's My Life” (Bon Jovi)

Jason Christie, “Boondocks” (Little Big Town)

Albert Collins, “Life is a Highway” (Chris LeDoux)

John Crews, “Pass The Mic” (Beastie Boys)

Mark Davis, “Centerfield” (John Fogerty)

Ott Defoe, “Jesus Freak” (Newsboys ft KJ52)

Mark Dove, “I Ain't as Good as I Once Was” (Toby Keith)

Boyd Duckett, “Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Edwin Evers, “Dynamite” (Rokstar-Taio Cruz)

Todd Faircloth, “Simple Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Pete Gluszek, “Ain't No Rest for the Wicked” (Cage The Elephant)

Shaw Grigsby, Theme song from Grigsby’s TV show

Greg Hackney, “Backwoods” (Justin Moore)

Matt Herren, “Standing in the Hall of Fame” (The Script)

Randy Howell, Randy Howell song

Mike Iaconelli, “Going Ike” (Mike Morazzini)

Alton Jones, “Voice of Truth” (Casting Crowns)

Gerry Jooste, “Titanium” (David Guetta)

Jared Knuth, “Cruise" (Florida-Georgia Line)

Bobby Lane, “Sail” (Awolnation)

Chris Lane, “PowerPole Down” (Rodney Clawson)

Russ Lane, “Back in Black” (AC/DC)

Matt Lee, “Put On” (Young Jeezy)

Jared Lintner, “Wherever I May Roam” (Metallica)

Bill Lowen, “Whistle” (Flo Rida)

Aaron Martens, “Scream and Shout” (

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

Yusuke Miyazaki, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (Lenny Kravitz)

Ish Monroe, “I'm Different” (2 Chainz)

Takahiro Omori, “Kung Fu Fighting” (Carl Douglas)

Cliff Pace, “I can only Imagine” (Mercy Me)

Brandon Palaniuk, “A Warriors Call” (Volbeat)

Mark Pierce, “Welcome to the Jungle” (Guns 'n' Roses)

Cliff Prince, “Crazy Train” (Ozzy Osbourne)

Jason Quinn, “Shut it Down” (Pitbull ft Akon)

Skeet Reese, “Remember the Name” (Fort Minor)

Marty Robinson, “Don't Stop the Party” (Pit Bull)

Dean Rojas, “Jump” (Van Halen)

Casey Scanlon, “Enter Sandman” (Metallica)

Terry Scroggins, “Gone Fishing” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Jeremy Starks, “Syndicate” (Skrillex)

Gerald Swindle, “Bring Em Out” (TI)

Jonathon VanDam, “Wheels Rollin” (Jason Aldean)

Kevin VanDam, “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC)

Joshua Wagy, “Country Must Be Country Wide” (Brantley Gilbert)

David Walker, “Never Gonna Stop” (Rob Zombie)

Nate Wellman, “Born to be Wild” (Steppenwolf)