The Radkes, a family of two Belmont alumni and their children, are gearing up for their next big adventure, a TV show on USA Network. The show will focus on the daily lives of this “big, loud, Sothern family” in their small town of Lufkin, Texas.
Mom Melissa Radke became an internet sensation when she started posting entertaining videos on her public Facebook page, eventually getting her millions of views. After posting a viral video that served as the inspiration, Radke published her first book, titled “Eat Cake Be Brave.” The success of the book allowed her to go on a national book tour to promote the book’s message of encouraging people to be bold and brave in their lives.
Radke and her husband David are both Belmont alumni from the ’90s. At Belmont, Melissa was a commercial music vocal performance major who was involved in the group Jazzmin and Commercial Showcase her senior year. David received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Belmont and worked for more than a decade in entertainment law and artist management. The couple lived in Nashville for several years before moving to Lufkin.
“The Radkes” airs June 4 on USA Network, directly following the Nashville-based show “Chrisley Knows Best.” Following every episode Melissa will be doing an after the show episode on her podcast “Ordinary People Ordinary Things.”