Hermitage trio becomes YouTube star - WKRN News 2

Hermitage trio becomes YouTube star

Posted: Updated: March 25, 2013 05:58 PM

A few Hermitage residents are some of YouTube's biggest stars.

"Blimey Cow is a YouTube channel my brother and I started in 2005," Josh Taylor said. "We have gained 90,000 subscribers we have like 16-million video views."

The brothers, Josh and Jordan Taylor, along with Josh's wife Kelli, produce comedy videos shot in Jordan's bedroom in his parent's house.

"Basically my room doubles as a studio and the place I do my homework,"Jordan explained, laughing.

The videos poke fun at the misconceptions of homeschoolers and some of the amusing ways many Christians speak and act.

One video is titled "The Top 15 Christian Cliches". Another is "How to Write a Worship Song (in five minutes or less)".

"The video that's been the most popular is the '7 Lies About Homeschoolers' video," said Josh.

Josh writes and produces the weekly series "Messy Mondays" with help from his wife Kelli.

Jordan is the person on camera, who plays a rapid-fire host as well as several characters that pop in and out of the videos. The series has made Jordan a star.

"Just every time there's people around Nashville that recognize me and come up and say 'You're the guy from Messy Mondays' and I'm like 'Yeah.'" Jordan said, adding that most of the time it is from home school families.

"A lot of their siblings come up to me, and talk and want to have pictures and stuff. It's pretty cool," he continued.

Because they poke fun at Christians, the Taylor's say they do occasionally get negative feedback from people who think they're making fun of Christians.

Kelli told Nashville'sNews 2 that they are quick to point out the videos are all in good fun because they themselves are Christians.

"People think we're poking fun without any reason," she said. "We like to take a poke at it and say this is how we are, think about it. It's funny right?"

The "Messy Monday" video series have fans in some of Christian music's recording artists. Derek Webb appears in the most recent video.

"We really thought we were just doing a very kind of niche thing and it's surprising to us how many people it's resonated with," said Josh.

"Blimey Cow" now has it sights set on producing audio podcasts as a morning talk show. The Taylor's launched a Kickstarter project last week hoping to raise $1,700 for audio equipment.

They reached that goal in 40 minutes and have raised $8,340 with two weeks left in the campaign.

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