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Country music icon Loretta Lynn died at age 90 on October 4, 2022. She was the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year awards from both the CMA & ACM, won three Grammy Awards, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013. She had been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1962. She recorded 54 studio albums over her 60+ year career. The day after her passing, several stars of country music joined Coffee, Country & Cody to tell stories of how Loretta's extraordinary life and career impacted each of them. You'll hear memories in this episode from Riders In The Sky's Too Slim, Rhonda Vincent, Craig Morgan, Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, Caylee Hammack, David Bellamy, Rudy Gatlin, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, John Berry, Ricky Skaggs, and Lainey Wilson. Loretta Lynn was a friend and a mentor to all of us here at WSM and the Grand Ole Opry, along with the millions of fans around the world who enjoyed her music and saw her as an inspiration. She will be greatly missed.
Gary had the distinct honor of having William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys join him for an open conversation, and William was very frank.In this episode:What he did during the pandemicWho taught him to play the guitarWhy he had to leave the Oakridge BoysHis book Behind the BeardGrowing up on a cotton and peanut farmWhy they didn't sing any new songs during the pandemicWhat he thinks about his kids being in the music industryWhich song gives him chillsTaking a stand and being who you areThe insane number of sit-ups he still does at 83About William Lee Golden:He is one of the most recognized personalities in Country and Gospel music, having garnered the highest accolades as a member of the legendary group The Oak Ridge Boys. Now, the renowned “Mountain Man” is climbing to new heights in the world of fine art.Doo-wop, Pop, CountryFor the first time in a long time, William Lee Golden has a spring in his step. Coming out of a tumultuous period in his life, the iconic baritone vocalist has found the love of his life in his new bride, Simone. He's also comfortable with his place in the world as part of the Oak Ridge Boys, who are celebrating their 42nd Anniversary together in 2015, while Golden's celebrating his 50th anniversary since joining the iconic group.A farmer's son, Golden spent the early years of his life in rural south Alabama surrounded by music. As he grew up, he started singing at the age of seven and began performing regularly on his grandfather's weekly radio show along with his sister, Lanette. It was there that his love of harmony came alive, and by his teenage years, Golden grew to appreciate the Country, Gospel, Doo-Wop, and Pop quartets, and sure enough, it wasn't long before he was joining up with The Oak Ridge Boys.Nobody back home in Brewton, Alabama, could've imagined back then all that Golden would accomplish with The Oak Ridge Boys since joining the band in 1965. While on a break from the quarter, Golden released several solo recordings to considerable success.But for as much success he has had as a recording artist, Golden's no one-dimensional act. He's found considerable success with his paintings, and he's finding even more success with a new visual medium, photography, where he often focuses on landscape portraits and scenes. Many of his favorite shots can be found on Golden's official Facebook page.Family has long held a special meaning to Golden. In addition to his newly found love with his wife, Simone, Golden has four sons in Rusty, Chris, Craig, and Solomon. Golden also has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Along with his marriage to Simone, he also welcomes his step-daughter Megan, her husband Newton, along with the addition of another grandchild to the fold.Lifetime AchievementsWith over forty million records sold, The Oaks have had more than a dozen Number One singles and over thirty Top Ten hits. Their numerous Gold and Platinum recordings include “Thank God For Kids,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.” The Oaks have received five Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, four Country Music Awards (CMA), four Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), the 2008 ACM Pioneer Award, ten Dove Awards, the 2010 President's Honor, induction into The Grand Ole Opry in 2011 as well as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In 2015 they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The legendary group has received an abundant amount of other national and international acknowledgments.https://www.williamleegolden.com/
Podcast 325 is with Chris Janson who is one of the best entertainers in music. Chris and I meet up for a podcast as we cross paths out West. Janson is a focused hunter but more importantly, a dedicated family man and amazing dad. I wanted to sit down with him and dig deeper into what brought him into hunting but also how this salt of the earth dude lives an American Dream by going from the sticks to the Grand Ole Opry.
We Have Pleasure Of Having Dual Guests With The Josie Awards Founders Josie Pallantino And Tina Pallantino On The Life Box Media Channel Radio Podcast Josie And Tina Talk About The 2022 Josie Awards And THE 8TH ANNUAL JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS October 23, 2022 At The Grand Ole Opry House In Nashville, Tennessee For Tickets And Guest Information Go To https://www.josiemusicawards.com/ A Huge Thank You To Both Josie And Tina Pallantino For Taking The Time Thank You To Barry Rogers Of Wayne P R For Arranging This Great Interview To Our Listeners And Our Fans In All 74 Countries For Enjoying The Life Box Media Channel Radio Podcast THANK YOU Please Comment Follow Like And Subscribe To Our Show And All Of Our Social Media TheLifeBoxMediaChannel.com https://linktr.ee/TheLifeBoxMediaChannel Thank You God Bless Episode # 381
Kelsea Ballerini was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2019. At the time, she was the Opry's youngest member, in its nearly 100-year history, since being founded in 1925. She's now recognized as one of the most influential women in country music today. As a performer, writer and producer, she has consistently made history since the start of her career and notably released two acclaimed albums in lockdown last year. SUBJECT TO CHANGE was released on Sept 23rd and Heartfirst is one of the singles you're currently hearing on country radio. She's also one of the few country artists that has the honor of being the face of CoverGirl.
This week we are excited to be joined by one of country music fastest rising star ‘Tyler Braden'. An artist who is rapidly making a name for himself with his gift of writing deep lyrics and performing them with his powerhouse vocal ability. We chat to Tyler about growing up in Slapout, AL and finding a love for country and rock music at such an early age. He guides us through his journey before music when he was a first responder firefighter which then seen him relocate his life to Nashville. Tyler let us know about some of his tracks, what his debut at the famous ‘Grand Ole Opry' was like and his love for golf. Tyler is on the brink of stardom and we're excited for you guys to hear this great story of a fantastic artist.
Singer/Songwriter Adam Hood joins the show to talk about his new album Bad Days Better, his "Simply Southern" style of music, how he met Miranda Lambert, songwriting, and his upcoming Grand Ole Opry debut. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/country-cold-cans/message
Miss Country Soul- Jeannie Seely. Grammy winner and singer of Don't Touch Me, a classic country western singer. Hear the inside story on her career and explore her enduring music journey that started in Titusville, Pennsylvania. In the third grade, Jeannie knew that she was meant to be on stage. The Opry has become her way of life. Her first time on the Opry stage was a combination of absolute terror and heaven. She stood shoulder to shoulder with some of her childhood heroes. Enjoy the delightful Jeannie Seely.
This week the boys talk with country superstar Craig Morgan and American Plumber Stories mastermind Spencer Brown about the upcoming season 3, which features Inspirational contractors and their stories. We also talk about the impetus for the series, and we go a little in-depth with Craig Morgan. You don't want to miss this!#craigmorgan #countrymusic #grandoleopry #plumbing #americanplumberstories #godfamilycountry #hvac #pfisterfaucets #tradetalk #supportthetrades #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective
T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of ALL TIME has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It's only natural with a show chock full of chart-topping hits like "Last Cheater's Waltz", "I Loved 'Em Everyone", "Do You Wanna Go To Heaven", and "Party Time" that T.G. has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. TG Sheppard has given multiple performances at the White House and regular guest on the Grand Ole Opry. The country music legend is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 1982 album “Finally.” The title track became Sheppard's tenth number one song, and proceeded to remain at the number one spot for a total of ten weeks. Other hits include “Only One You,” and fan favorites “Crazy In The Dark,” “In Another Minute,” and more. Sheppard is the host of “The T.G. Sheppard Show” on SiriusXM's https://www.siriusxm.com/Prime Country, which features some of entertainment's most well-known names where he interviews his close friends and guests such as Priscilla Presley, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Sir Barry Gibb and more. The T.G. Sheppard Show airs on SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58 every Friday at 3pm ET and again on Saturdays at 12 am ET and Wednesdays at 12 pm ET.
Doyle Dykes possesses a rare gift, one that has propelled him to play some of biggest stages in country music, including The Grand Ole Opry, both as a member of Grandpa Jones' band, and more recently as a solo artist. He has shared the stage with his peers, other world renown guitarists, and he was asked to play at a memorial for his friend, Chet Atkins. Doyle talks about his new weekly video podcast called "Sunday String-a-long", what he learned on the road, and several great stories. (NOTE - we apologize for the line quality in this episode, as we were suffering from a phone line issue.)
Todd & Brooke Tilghman break down Todd's Grand Ole Opry debut and his newest song "Home Wasn't Built in a Day", and Madison Newcomb(Daughter of the late Lori Newcomb) on how Newks Cares raises money for Ovarian Cancer awareness and treatment.
Musician/Actor Charles Esten stopped by Coffee, Country & Cody on September 20, 2022 to discuss playing the Grand Ole Opry, as well as his passion for & involvement with the "Light The Night" event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, coming up on October 28. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.
We had a great conversation with Francelle on The Chris & Sandy Show! We talked about many things from family, music, sacrifices, she told some great stories to a whole lot more! We also talked about her new single Drink O' Clock.Francelle is country music's petite powerhouse who has opened concerts for Grand Ole Opry member and three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Alan Jackson.A singer-songwriter hailing from Canada's east coast, Francelle's distinct vocal styles are often compared to country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton.Francelle is recognized globally for her incredible yodeling. She performed as a headliner for World Yodel Day in South Korea and before millions of television viewers on Canada's Got Talent.Francelle's most recent EP “Can't Hold Me Back” was recorded in Nashville with top Music Row musicians.She previously released two full-length albums in both English and French. These albums have been recognized as #9 in Country Music News and a nomination for the East Coast Music Awards.With hundreds of music videos, Francelle is a YouTube country music sensation. She's also making her mark on Facebook and Instagram with over 33 million views of her music videos.Francelle is a highly in-demand singer, having performed over 3,000 live shows. She has toured and performed throughout the United States and Canada. Francelle has performed several times at Disneyland theme park, in Las Vegas during National Finals Rodeo and she made her debut at Nashville's iconic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.Francelle's undeniable charm and dynamic vocals always leave a long lasting impression. Francelle is endorsed by Gold Tone Instruments.In addition to opening for Alan Jackson, Francelle has also opened shows for Easton Corbin, Midland, The Gatlin Brothers, Maddie and Tae, Trick Pony's Keith Burns, Canaan Smith, William Michael Morgan and Georgette Jones.
About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed. If you would like to be considered for an interview, you can call or email Melinda. The Shark 102.3 FM Radio Station and Sun Bear Studio are located in Ripley, MS and owned by Chris and Melinda Marsalis. Chris and Melinda have a passion for community development and love all of the amazing things that are going on in North Mississippi. email@example.com
Spencer Crandall stopped by Coffee, Country & Cody on September 19, 2022 to discuss his recent Grand Ole Opry debut, and to talk about the artists and music that have influenced his career to this point. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.
Singer/songwriter Tommy Prine, and his mother Fiona Prine, joined Coffee, Country & Cody on September 12, 2022. Tommy discussed his debut single, "Ships in the Harbor", and Fiona talked about "You Got Gold" - a week-long celebration of the life & songs of John Prine coming to Nashville this October. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.
Coffee, Country & Cody welcomed singer/songwriter and multi-time Dove Awards winner Matthew West to the WSM studio to discuss his new book, The God Who Stays. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.
Yes… the iconic frontwoman for Sixpence None The Richer! For more than a quarter century, Leigh Nash's instantly recognizable voice has been a fixture in modern pop, from her days as frontwoman for Sixpence None The Richer to her more recent output as an Americana solo artist. Rooted in the southern sounds that previously underscored albums like 2015's The State I'm In (her first Top 40 hit on Billboard's country chart), The Tide, Vol. 1 finds Nash working alongside other mainstays of modern music. Featuring collaborations with country icons like Vince Gill and Tanya Tucker, gospel singer CeCe Winans, and the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ruby Amafu, the EP features a range of duets that highlight the full span of Nash's artistic interests. The record also earned Leigh Nash her first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, marking another milestone for a lifelong musician who recorded platinum-certified hits like "Kiss Me" while in her early twenties. leighnash.netIG: @leighbirdnashSpotify: Leigh NashNEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIVArtist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists ManagementManagement Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists ManagementSocial Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist ServicesPresenting Sponsor: PactInstrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio
Abby Anderson dropped by the WSM Radio studio on September 2, 2022 to chat with Bill, Kelly & Charlie in advance of her second appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, which would happen the next evening. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.
In a special episode recorded backstage at The Long Road Festival, Baylen Leonard catches up with Kentucky band Everette about their Grand Ole Opry debut and what it's like to be back in the UK for the first time since Country to Country.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is a Republican serving Tennessee's third district in the U.S. Congress, where he says, his colleagues across the aisle better LOOK OUT in November. Hogan Gidley is the Director of the Center for Election Integrity at the America First Policy Institute. He also served as Deputy Principal Press Secretary in the Trump administration. He weighs in on how we can SECURE future elections. Dan Isaacson is considered America's personal training pioneer. He developed the first personal training centers at Paramount and Sony Pictures. He OPENS UP about his life and career. Chris Wineland is one of the most in-demand clean comedians today! As a trending comic on Dry Bar Comedy, he has brought laughs to MILLIONS for over a decade. Stephanie Quayle is CMT's "Next Women of Country" inductee and has been tapped as a Grand Ole Opry darling. Don't miss her PERFORMANCE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vashti Hurt of Carolina Blitz joined the show to assess the Carolina Panthers' roster after cutting down to 53 players. Hurt also talks about the trades the Panthers made, including how the wide receivers. Also, the NFL City Tour continues, this time going to the home of the Tennessee Titans, Nashville. Dennis talks about how you'll see lots of bachelorette parties, country music, the Grand Ole Opry, hot chicken, donuts, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dick Hardwick, Corporate Comedian, and Clean Comedy! He has won the Gong Show twice, was a Star Search winner for one week and he talks with us about his history as an entertainer. Discussing his experience with such legends as Jerry Van Dyke, Jimmy Buffet, Reba McEntire, performing with Disney and at the Grand Ole Opry! Have a laugh and have a listen!
Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Film & TV Actor, Entertainer, Journalist & Hall of Fame Musician Randall Franks .. Over his rich life, he has created opportunities for success in music (bluegrass, gospel, country, and Americana), television, film, books, and serving others through non-profits and local elected office. He launched his rise from meager Appalachian beginnings to appearing weekly on NBC and CBS television as “Officer Randy Goode” on TV's “In the Heat of the Night” and becoming a regular guest star on the Grand Ole Opry and the Nashville Network. In 2022, he is directing and starring in his short film “The American's Creed” set during the American Revolution. Whether in music or acting, as a youth, he was mentored by legends such as Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Carroll O'Connor, Larry Hagman and Ken Curtis. Enjoy this Interview .. Click to listen.Everything Randall - https://randallfranks.com/Thanks for tuning into another Famous Interview with Joe Dimino .. where we cover the world of art, literature and music around the globe .. If you want to hear more interviews, visit the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino Youtube Channel .. Thanks again for listening & Until next time ..
Legendary songwriter Don Schlitz has penned famous tunes such as "The Gambler", "When You Say Nothing At All", and "I Feel Lucky"...among many other chart-toppers for a variety of artists. He's a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame...and, on August 30, 2022, he became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. That morning, Don joined Bill, Kelly and Charlie on Coffee, Country & Cody to discuss the honor. Don Schlitz returns to the Grand Ole Opry for his first performance as a member on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Get your tickets now and experience the Opry live and in person!
https://avaaston.com/index.html (Ava Aston) is an award winning Independent Recording Artist. She is the wife of a U.S. Air Force Veteran and the daughter of a former Purple Heart National Service Officer. Ava is a passionate supporter of U.S. Veterans, Active Duty Military, Fire, Police and First Responders, as well as animal and humanitarian causes. Born and raised in upstate New York where she was classically trained, Ava draws from a broad range of influences from Frank Sinatra and Doris Day all the way to the Goo Goo Dolls. Ava's latest release along with all her other music is available onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ava-aston/308276582 ( iTunes). In addition to performances at the White House Christmas Celebration, the Grand Ole Opry, Ava has sung the national anthem for the New York Mets, Giants, Rangers, Knicks, New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Lakers, and Nashville Predators. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5aBS5raDD4m4U9qqDihdfi (Listen to Ava on Spotify)
Live and in Studio we have some very special guests with us today Jason Blain and Kyle Grigsby from Click Partnerships, which is an organization that works with entertainment properties and Brings Brands Together to Connect Guest Experiences, Improve Operations, and Increase Revenues which is always the goal. They oversee brand partnerships and integrations for national entertainment treasures such as Dollywood, Wild Adventure Theme Parks, the Fox Theater in Atlanta, the Grand Ole Opry, and the World-Famous Harlem Globe Trotters just to name a few.
It is rare in music history that scholars can point to the beginning of a particular style, but bluegrass would appear to be the exception to the rule. Mandolin player Bill Monroe from rural Kentucky had so much clout in the music business that some scholars have suggested that it was he who defined the sound which came to be known as bluegrass. He was certainly protective; Monroe is quoted as saying “the biggest job of bluegrass is to keep out what don't belong in it.” Played initially in America's rural south, bluegrass was later adopted by the counter-cultural college kid scene in the 1950s and '60s. And today the music is flourishing all over the world in the most unlikely places. Rajan Datar is joined by Dan Boner, director of the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies programme at East Tennessee State University, who demonstrates how bluegrass works; writer and historian Tony Russell, whose publications on music include Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records; and Dr Lydia Hamessley, professor of music at Hamilton College whose research concentrates on old-time and bluegrass music. She is the author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton. Producer: Fiona Clampin (Photo: Lester Flatt (right) and Earl Scruggs (left) perform with The Foggy Mountain Boys at the Grand Ole Opry circa 1960. Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Nashville born and bred rapper and singer-songwriter Jelly Roll has been taking country radio by storm since releasing his album 'Ballads of the Broken' last year. The last 12 months have seen him score a rock number 1, collaborate with Brantley Gilbert and rise up the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with 'Son of a Sinner'. Jelly tells Baylen about getting into song writing, his Grand Ole Opry debut, his favourite spots in Nashville for people from the U.K. to visit and how he's got an entire album of country music in the works.
American Songster Radio is a new monthly show hosted by GRAMMY Winner and Two-Time EMMY nominee, Dom Flemons. In this episode Dom visits with Billy Strings! Throughout this brand new season, each episode will explore a wide range of songs within the American roots music genre and invite listeners into the theme of “music that changed your life”. These tradition-bearers helped build the foundation of roots music and their recordings give us a look into the past. Dom has curated a Spotify playlist for this episode! You can hear all of those great songs by clicking here.
Ingrid Andress joined Coffee, Country & Cody on August 23, 2022 via Zoom to discuss her appearance on the ACM Party For A Cause show, as well as her new single "Wishful Drinking" featuring Sam Hunt. Download the FREE WSM Radio App for iPhone or Android to hear Coffee, Country & Cody live every weekday morning, in addition to more archived conversations with legendary country artists through the years...and, of course, the Grand Ole Opry every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night!
Kelly Lang is a singer/songwriter and grew up in country music. Her father, Velton Lang, was the longtime road manager for superstar Conway Twitty. Being around great legends in the music business gave Kelly the burning desire to pursue her own personal music career. As a songwriter, Kelly has had a stellar career with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, TG Sheppard, just to name a few. She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists, Sir Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood. As part of a national campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television with her song “I'm Not Going Anywhere” as the official anthem for the Ascension St. Thomas Hospital commercial. The song was also featured in the Burt Reynolds film, The Deal. Kelly Lang is also an author recently releasing her new book by the same title “I'm Not Going Anywhere”. She is the recipient of The Icon Award from The Southern Women in Film and Television and has had multiple appearances on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. She is also a member of The Oklahoma Hall of Fame, The North American Country Music Hall of Fame and soon to be a member of The Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
On this episode we discuss our guitar player playing the Grand Ole Opry, the new Elvis movie with Tom Hanks, the death of some music legends, we review the new albums from Generation Radio and Wade Bowen, plus the new Journey. We climb the Wall of Tunes for a band who's been active for over 50 years. #opry #elvis #wadebowen #chicagohttps://www.facebook.com/obrienanddoug/ https://instagram.com/obrien_and_doug
It is an honor and privilege to welcome Reality TV Pioneer and country music recording artist Jon Brennan to The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. Jon became a household name when he appeared on the second season of MTV's game-changing Reality TV show: The Real World. From June 26 to November 1993, audiences watched Jon and his fellow housemates interact as they lived at a house in Venice Beach. On April 20, 1998, Jon Brennan was also part of Road Rules: All Stars, the first season of MTV's popular competition series The Challenge. Fellow Real World legends Cynthia Roberts (The Real World: Miami), Eric Nies (The Real World: New York), Rachel Campos-Duffy (The Real World: San Francisco), and Sean Duffy (The Real World: Boston) completed tasks in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand; Monroe, Connecticut; and Los Angeles. He competed in Battle of the Seasons (2002) and The Inferno II. Recently, Jon reunited with most of his castmates on the second season of The Real World: Los Angeles – Homecoming. Jon's main passion for music led him to extensive touring and national appearances and helped him establish a solid career for him. He gained thousands of fans and opened for some of the biggest names in country music. With every performance, Jon has continually garnered high praise for his ability to connect to audiences by delivering authentic country songs. He released his latest EP; I Ain't Done Singing Yet; Jon co-wrote almost all the new songs and promised to provide new electrifying performances in a family-friendly environment.In this edition of The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Jon Brennan spoke about his experiences on The Real World: Los Angeles and The Real World: Los Angeles - Homecoming. He also shared what he would bring to a fourth season of The Challenge: All Stars. Jon also shared how his experiences on the Grand Ole Opry stage and how he opened for country music legend George Jones.
TG Sheppard met Elvis one night in Memphis when he was 15 years old at a roller rink. TG ran away from home and was living on the street. Then Elvis showed up that fateful night. TG shares with us the most private moments of their 16 year friendship from the beginning to the day before Elvis passed away. You will hear not about the entertainer, but the man, the giver, the searcher, the friend. T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of ALL TIME has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It's only natural with a show chock full of chart-topping hits like "Last Cheater's Waltz", "I Loved 'Em Everyone", "Do You Wanna Go To Heaven", and "Party Time" that T.G. has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. TG Sheppard has given multiple performances at the White House and regular guest on the Grand Ole Opry. The country music legend is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 1982 album “Finally.” The title track became Sheppard's tenth number one song, and proceeded to remain at the number one spot for a total of ten weeks. Other hits include “Only One You,” and fan favorites “Crazy In The Dark,” “In Another Minute,” and more. Sheppard is the host of “The T.G. Sheppard Show” on SiriusXM's Prime Country, which features some of entertainment's most well-known names where he interviews his close friends and guests such as Priscilla Presley, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Sir Barry Gibb and more. The T.G. Sheppard Show airs on SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58 every Friday at 3pm ET and again on Saturdays at 12 am ET and Wednesdays at 12 pm ET.
Scotty McCreery joined Coffee, Country & Cody on August 16 via Zoom to discuss his upcoming show at the ACM Party for a Cause in Nashville, some Opry memories, and his latest No. 1 single, "Damn Strait". Scotty McCreery returns to the Grand Ole Opry for a special Opry Country Christmas show on December 4, 2022. Get your tickets now and plan a trip to Music City during the holiday season!
This week, Sadie introduces us to a Nashville country icon, Minnie Pearl. A significant character of comedic history, Pearl was a fixture at the Grand Ole Opry (and the first solo female member) for more than 50 years and was the first female comedian inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She also starred for a short time on a country television show and even had a short stint in the fried chicken business. Her small childhood town served as inspiration for her stage persona and her frilly dress with a price tag hanging from her floral floppy hat became an instantly recognizable symbol.Episodes to check out after this one: Betty White, Working 9 to 5, Patsy Cline, Women in Country MusicWant to check out some of our favorite books? Check out our booklist Follow us on Instagram @morethanamuse.podcast
The music of Wade Bowen has been spinning in my playlists since I went on the radio in 2010. My niece Shae was attending Texas State University in San Marcos at the time and Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jason Bowland and others were working hard to become the “go to” purveyors of that very distinctive sound that some came to label as Outlaw or Red Dirt Country. Today Wade is a familiar and awarded name in music, performing along the active touring highways of Texas and the Southwest and selling out top venues like the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels and performing multiple times on the Grand Ole Opry. Carving out a dedicated fan base with his magnetic appeal and proven abilities, Bowen has now enjoyed a 20-year stint as a leader amongst a flourishing Americana and Alt-Country music community. Wade continued his productive and lyrical life through the pandemic on his most recent full-length album, Somewhere Between The Secret And The Truth. Wade recounts “I went through a big writer's drought; kind of just being shell shocked from everything, not knowing how to handle it, and then finally came out of that and just had this flood of just wanting to write.” “This reset button really rejuvenated my passion for my entire career, all the way across the board. I was trying to find where I fit musically again. I've been doing this so long that I feel like I got off track from where I felt I fit–I was all over the place with my songwriting and my career.” “Ironically enough, COVID really gave me a chance to just turn my brain off a little bit and stop thinking. When I came out on the other side, I really found not only a renewed sense of my music and wanting to get out and play again, but I found a renewed sense of self. I found who I wanted to be as a writer, as a singer, as an artist.” Wade cowrote all 12 songs on the record and serves as the sole producer for the first time in his career.
We have a recap of the Beartooth concert from Saturday. Jennette McCurdy says Nickelodeon tried to pay her hush money. Vince Neil played the Grand Ole Opry. Loper claims a girl was flirting with him and Randi disagrees. A listener wants advice on his wife and her new mom's group. Plus, Kim and Pete broke up, Pete Rose, Dollywood, Johnstown drama and more!
In the 116th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave come to the show with a large handful of news topics, a salute to a recently lost legend, and a good look at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Jenn talks a little about her travel planning -- Costa Rica coming soon! -- and Dave recounts his day spent in Nashville, not only for Universal training, but also at The Grand Ole Opry and the overpriced (but worth it) tour. Then, the news topics are large in number - Give Kids the World is full back... Genie+ (non)changes... Blizzard Beach's continued closure... Disneyland's Christmas plans... the upcoming D23 and possible new ships... an invite we are expecting from Josh D'Amaro... Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dessert Party... Plus a Jenn Builds a Home update! And then a look at the moderate resort Coronado Resort -- an overview of the resort itself, the size, the pros, the cons, the places to eat, the theming, and much more... Finally, a salute to Pat Carroll, the Disney Icon who passed this week.
Terri Clark tours the new exhibit "Opry Loves The 90s," taking place at the Roy Acuff house, located next to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The exhibit features clothing and memorabilia from 90s country stars, including Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, and many more. There are even a few items from Terri Clark herself! Terri spoke with a couple of Opry tour guides as well as the Opry GM Dan Rogers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we welcome Rhonda Vincent and Matt Gumm! Bluegrass award-winner Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five, playing drums with her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show. She picked up the mandolin at eight and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. Rhonda struck out on her own, singing with Grand Ole Opry star, Jim Ed Brown. Her opportunity eventually led to a deal with Rebel Records. Her work caught the attention of Giant Nashville's president, James Stroud, who signed Vincent to record two contemporary country albums. After Giant, she signed with Rounder Records where her passion for traditional bluegrass music flourished. She made her label debut in 2000 with Back Home Again, recorded with her band, The Rage. She showcases her hard-driving, high-energy contemporary bluegrass on The Storm Still Rages in 2001, One Step Ahead in 2003, Ragin' Live in 2005, All American Bluegrass Girl in 2006, and Good Thing Going in 2008. In 2000, Vincent won her first in a string of seven Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. In 2001, she won the Entertainer of the Year Award. In 2011, Vincent released a collaboration album with Gene Watson titled Your Money and My Good Looks. During the 2020 Branson Christmas season, Rhonda produced and starred in her own show, Rhonda Vincent Christmas In Branson. She has a brand new album Music Is What I See. Rhonda is constantly thinking of new adventures, songs, opportunities, and she loves the excitement and challenge of putting together a plan at the last minute. Anyone who has ever worked with Rhonda Vincent, knows they must be ready at a moment's notice. There could be an impromptu recording session, a midnight drive to Canada to see Niagara Falls, a video shoot, or even a jam session aboard the Larry's Country Diner/Country's Family Reunion Cruise. Her motto is to always be ready for anything. It's one of the secrets to her success. For more information and tour dates, visit her website: RhondaVincent.com Matt Gumm literally grew up around variety shows at Lake of the Ozarks, so at the age of 30, he takes to the stage like a seasoned pro. Of course, growing up with Thom "Gabby" Gumm as your dad & mentor didn't hurt. In fact, he learned so well, Matt was added to the Main Street Opry act at the age of seven. Long before that, though, he seemed to know what he was going to do with his life. His mom Sandy will tell you that he spent everyday up on his bed, with a make-shift curtain that hung from the ceiling, with wigs and props doing his "show". It was in these very early years that a family friend thought it would be "funny" to buy Matt a toy set of drums. Well, the joke was on him, because Matt started playing those things and he was a natural! All that practice may have been painful at times for the family, but it definitely paid off. While in High School, Matt was the only student chosen out of his class to attend the Missouri Fine Arts Academy because he excelled in Music, Art & Drama. Fresh out of high school, Matt spent 5 years developing his own reputation as a gifted comedian and musician on the stage of the long-running Lee Mace's Ozark Opry in Osage Beach, Missouri. Once again, his family ties drew him back to work along side his dad and mom at the Main Street Opry in Osage Beach. There he honed not only his comedy skills with his dad, but he came into his own with his impersonations. He's brought the house down with his take on such artists as Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart & Sammy Davis, Jr., just to mention a few. Clay Cooper caught his act and knew he wanted to be the first to introduce Matt to Branson. Currently, he is the craziest addition to Clay Cooper's Country Express where you can experience Matt's family friendly, high- energy fun, visual humor, and surprising abilities on some unusual instruments. When he's not performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, daughter Norah Sue, and son Nash. Matt has put together his own show titled “Matt Gumm & Company”. The show features his Dad, Sister and Travis Spratt for two-hours of hilarious comedy and great music. The next presentation of this show will be 7:30pm, November 13. For more information call 417-332-2529; or visit ClayCooper.com or MattGumm.com
Rep. Ronny Jackson is a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, who now serves the 13th district in the U.S. Congress. He says the current administration is COVERING UP for President Biden. Author and attorney, W. Ron Adams, OPENS UP about his injury in a coal mining accident as a teenager. Dick Morris is a bestselling author and longtime political strategist who went on to counsel Donald Trump on his 2016 and 2020 campaigns. He now says in a brand-new book, Trump will be back in 2024 and he knows the strategy to WIN again. William Lee Martin is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, songwriter and producer. He's traveling the country on his brand new Hawg Wild Tour and he just made his second appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 16, Brian Hyland had the #1 record in the country, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, for which he received a Gold Record. He will PERFORM some of his classic songs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, welcomes back Vince Gill to Biscuits & Jam. Today, Vince talks about getting his first real break from touring in almost five decades, playing to an empty audience at the Grand Ole Opry, and embarking on his first big solo tour in three years. Plus, Vince shares the stories of his stint as a vocalist with Pure Prairie League, the time Don Henley asked him to play with the Eagles, and the Grammy-winning song he wrote for his late brother, “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Biscuits & Jam is produced by: Sid Evans - Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living Krissy Tiglias - GM, Southern Living Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer Jenny Snyder - Audio Engineer/Producer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A beautiful structure looms over the bustling party scene of Broadway in the Music City. A venue like no other, this building's religious beginnings give it a stately elegance. The music that echoed through its halls has made careers and, according to some, started curses. Some restless souls never left the hallowed halls of the Mother Church of Country Music. Recorded live at Zanies in Nashville, TN Click here for info on our tour and to purchase tickets Please consider supporting the companies that support us! -Head to go.factor75.com/CREEPY120 and use code creepy120 to get $120 off -Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at Helixsleep.com/creepy -Head to Outschool.com/CREEPY and use code CREEPY to save $15 on your child's first class Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices