Tag Archives: Country music

Roy Clark

roy-clarkIt was an honor to visit with Roy Clark, legendary comedian, television host, and one of the greatest guitar players in the history of ever, about the DVD release of “Hee Haw.”  We discussed his Roy Clark Big Note Songbook that inspired thousands to learn guitar (including me — I saw the commercial and begging my parents to call and order it), the success of “Hee Haw” in syndication after it was cancelled by CBS for being “too country,” and some of the impressive jam sessions that happened after rehearsals.

Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders

Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman are the Blue Sky Riders.  Their new album, “Why Not,” will be released early next year.  In the meantime, you can check out their All Access Pass, where you can see footage of the entire writing and recording process.  We talked about how the group came together, what happens when three accomplished songwriters form a band, and the importance of crowdfunding and direct fan interaction.

Big Kenny & Christiev

Country superstar Big Kenny and his wife Christiev called in to promote their TLC special “Big Kenny and Family,” which premieres tomorrow night at 9 Central.  We discussed how the show came about, why their Nashville home has always had a “reality show”-type atmosphere, and what they’d like their fans to learn about them.  We also discussed a very natural crossover promotion between Big Kenny and The Big Wakeup Call.  Why didn’t we think of this sooner?

Kimberly Schlapman from “Little Big Town”

Kimberly Schlapman is a member of the CMA and Grammy award-winning group Little Big Town.  She called in to discuss sweet, delicious ham — and how you can give back this season with the Smithfield Lend A Ham campaign.  We also talked about the band’s new record and tour.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn is bringing her “ONE Christmas” tour to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on December 18th.  We talked about her new Christmas record, the challenge in putting her own spin on Christmas classics, and what kind of music excites her today.