In just a few short hours, 99.5 WYCD’s Dr. Don Morning Show producer and host Steve Grunwald will be on his way to fulfill his end of an agreement with country megastar Brad Paisley, by delivering a cow to the Masai tribe at the base of Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa.

Steve made a guest appearance this week on Fox 2 News Detroit. In the video below from the ‘Big Brown Couch’ with Kam Carman on Fox 2’s ’The Nine,’ Grunwald tells the story of how this project all got started.

Wheels up time from DTW is 6:15 PM ET tonight, with a two hour layover in Amsterdam, and Steve Grunwald, along with our videographer, Joshua Chadwick will arrive in Nairobi on Wednesday night (October 10). We will be blogging daily updates, video and photos right here at and as always would love your comments!

The agreement on the table involves both Brad Paisley and a cow. The Masai tribe had requested that WYCD’s Steve Grunwald return to Kenya to purchase a cow for the village, and deliver it in person. The Masai depend on cattle for many things but don’t eat them. According to the Maasai Association, (the tribe’s name is spelled as both “Masai” and “Maasai”), the prayer “Meishoo iyiook enkai inkishu o-nkera” translates in English to “May Creator give us cattle and children.” Cattle and children are the most important aspect of the Masai people.

Grunwald, Brad Paisley, and the Masai tribe


When Brad Paisley heard about this, he was more than happy to help out. He agreed to send Grunwald back to that “Southern Comfort Zone” to get the Masai a cow. “I’m all in,” Brad told WYCD. “I mean, it sounds to me like a once in a lifetime opportunity to help out my fellow man, and I’m totally game.”

To top it off, Paisley also said, “there’s a little something extra in it for you if you’ll ride it into town.” Check back here, we will definitely have the photos!

Read the full story, see photos, and hear the complete Brad Paisley interview.

Find out what other country artists have to say about the ‘Brad Paisley Cow Project.

Nanci Haskin/99.5 WYCD


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