Tag Archives: Country music

Deana Carter

Country music icon Deana Carter returned to the show for a chat about her new Christmas movie, “A Very Country Christmas: Homecoming,” which premieres Sunday, November 1st on UPtv.  

Sara Evans

Sara Evans is an award-winning, platinum-selling country music superstar who has recorded 5 number one singles.  Her newest album is “Copy That.” She’s written a new memoir, “Born To Fly.”

Steve Dorff

dorffSteve Dorff, a new inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, called in to chat about his new book I Wrote That One, Too: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney.  We discussed his inspiration for the book, writing a book vs. writing a song, his songwriting process, and becoming a songwriter in Junior High School.

Note: Not the greatest audio quality due to a phone gremlin, but still understandable.

Clay Walker

clay walkerCountry superstar Clay Walker called in to talk about National Caregivers Month and his battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Clay & his wife Jessica just had a baby two weeks ago (little Ezra Stephen), and during this interview, I believe I was named an honorary uncle.  Nice!

Holly Gleason

Holly Gleason is a critically-acclaimed music journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Musician, CREEM, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.  Holly called in to discuss her new book, Woman Walk the Line:  How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives.

Andrew Vaughan

Andrew Vaughan is a distinguished and respected music journalist whose work has appeared in Billboard, Music Week, Mojo, Q, the London Times, the Guardian and numerous other publications.  Andrew called in to discuss the life and career of Willie Nelson as chronicled in his new book, Willie Nelson: American Icon.

Sophie Tweed-Simmons

Sophie Tweed-Simmons is featured in the new movie “Country Crush,” now available on DVD exclusively at Wal-Mart.  We discussed her role as the naughty girl with no redeeming qualities.

 

Clay and Jessica Walker

Country music superstar Clay Walker and his wife (and caregiver) Jessica called in to talk about Clay’s latest projects (including his upcoming new record) and to celebrate November as National Family Caregivers Month.  Jessica is helping Clay manage his relapsing MS.

Chely Wright

Chely Wright’s new album, “I Am The Rain,” was the 2nd highest debuting album of her career on the charts.   We discussed her crowdfunding campaign, the role of technology in songwriting and artist collaborations, and the loyalty of her fans.

Tegan Marie

Tegan Marie is an up-and-coming country music star who, at the age of 12, has already performed at the CMA Festival and Good Morning America.  She is donating the proceeds from her new single “Lucky Me” (available on iTunes) to Hurley Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, to help kids that were affected by lead poisoning.  We had a fun chat discussing her life and career (so far), including performing with Kelsea Ballerini and bringing a tear to the eyes of Florida Georgia Line.