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A show Bobby Bones does from his house. In-depth interviews with songwriters, producers and artists in Nashville that reveal the stories behind the biggest songs, candid anecdotes and personal stories.
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Kameron Marlowe (@kameronmarlowe) moved to Nashville 4 years ago at 21 years old. He started out playing on Broadway in order to make ends meet. After signing his record deal in 2020, his trajectory changed as the world shut down but that allowed him to take time to work on his debut album which came out last year. Kameron talks to Bobby about how his failed proposal led to his song “Giving You Up” then releasing it out of spite, how he found out his grandma smoked weed, and falling off stage opening up for Morgan Wallen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In honor of his new album the mockingbird & THE CROW...Bobby wanted to revist the first time he met HARDY. In this first meeting they talk about Hardy's journey from songwriter to artist. Hardy talks about his success as a songwriter with songs like “God’s Country”, “Simple”, “More Than My Hometown” and his first No. 1! Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on Youtube  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jake Owen (@jakeowenofficial) returns to the BobbyCast to share all of his big life updates with Bobby. He shares how his perspective changed now that he is in his 40’s and what would be the reason he would retire from music. Jake looks back on the day he made the decision to move to Nashville, the conversation he had with his parents on dropping out of college, leaving his twin brother behind and the real reason he goes by Jake instead of his real name. Jake gives a health update after going to the hospital for exhaustion last year and being sober for over a year and a half.  He gets emotional talking about a story that came out recently about him letting a cancer patient borrow his tour bus to get to treatment safely. Jake also talks about why learning to adapt to life on the road is the hardest thing about being an artist. Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dallas Smith (@DallasSmithMusic) has an origin story unlike any you’ve ever heard. His path from alternative to country music fame is one of the most unconventional stories that Bobby has been able to dive into. Dallas talks about growing up a really shy kid in Canada and not performing publicly until he was forming his first band, Default that went on to get a record deal and land hits at rock radio. Bobby and Dallas get into the hardships of the road, bankrupt record labels and what lead him to take a step away from Default to focus on a career in country music. Dallas talks about what fame is like in Canada, why he still hasn’t moved to the US and how his friendship with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on Youtube    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tom Douglas returns! He has written No.1’s such as “I Run You” by Lady A, “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert, “Raise Em Up” by Keith Urban + Eric Church and many more! Tom shares how he stays active and positive as he approaches his 70th birthday + how he has learned to be intentional with his time. He shares how the idea came about for his new documentary “Love, Tom”, how it started as a one man show and then ended up on Paramount+. Tom also shares stories with Bobby behind his biggest hits, which he has to perform live and how he got his start as a songwriter later in life. Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on Youtube  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, we've compiled stories from past Bobbycast episodes on how various bands got their names.  You'll hear how Dan + Shay, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Little Big Town, Locash, NSYNC, Creed, Seaforth and LANCO decided on their names, some of the struggles they went through with their name, and what they called themselves before they made it big.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on Youtube  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike D takes you along our favorite moments from the BobbyCast this year! In Part 2, you’ll hear stories from Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn, Sherly Crow, Gavin DeGraw, Rita Wilson and Billy Ray Cyrus! Stories of living with Johnny Cash, getting clean and what it’s like to be famous. Check out Movie Mike's Movie Podcast HERE Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike D takes you along our favorite moments from the BobbyCast this year! In Part 1, you’ll hear stories from Bailey Zimmerman, Tyler Hubbard, Morgan Wade, Breland and JT Harding! Stories of falling into music by accident, getting to open for superstars, breaking up and more. Check out Mike D on Movie Mike's Movie Podcast! HERE Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Esposito is leaving the position as the Chairman & CEO Warner Music Nashville after 13 years. He has overseen the label and grown it exponentially since he began in 2009 with artists from Dan + Shay to Kenny Chesney.  He talks about taking Blake Shelton from a point of almost getting dropped to being a super star. Espo is already credited with jump starting the careers of Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and many more. He talks about the behind the scenes of running a record label, the advice he offers artists and what he will do after leaving Warner. He also shares some great stories about meeting Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney and going to Burger King with Jay Z. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Tomlin sits down with Bobby to talk about the unconventional journey that has led him to be one of the most successful Christian artists. Chris has an impressive resume with 17 #1 single, 29 top ten hits (more than any other Christian artist), and 12 million albums sold. He is also 1 of only 4 artists ever to receive 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris shares stories about growing up in a small town in Texas, how love of music began in the church and how nervous he was the first time he performed. Bobby and Chris talk about how he handles his success, how he deals with fame and how he sometimes gets treated differently by people because he’s a Christian artist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joey Moi has changed the sound of modern country music. He has been a producer on 62 No. 1 Songs, over 35 albums and 450 songs. He got his start in the music business working with Nickelback. While attending Vancouver’s Center for Digital Imaging and Sound his audio production assignment included recording early demos of the band. Joey and Bobby talk about how he got started writing and producing music in Canada and what inspired the move to Nashville intro country music. Joey shares stories behind the biggest albums he’s worked on from artists like Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Ernest and more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jordan Reynolds has quickly made a name for himself in Nashville. His songs have been cut by Thomas Rhett, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, and more.  He 7 #1 singles, including 5 of the last Dan + Shay hits, “Tequila,” “Speechless,”“All to Myself” and “10,000 Hours" and "Glad You Exist." He talks about how he didn’t set out to be a songwriter but discovered it in college after going after a vocal degree. He shares how his relationship with Dan + Shay formed, the success they’ve had together and what they are working on now. Bobby and him share the pros and cons of being eternal pessimists and optimists which changes the way they view accomplishments in their life. Jordan also shares the joke Bobby played on him years ago that made him gain respect for him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This bonus episode features an artist who is signed, but he is still new to the industry and his story is unforgettable. Shane saw Chris Janson at a restaurant one night, and decided to introduce himself to Chris and take a chance at having Chris listen to his music. Fast forward 12 months later and the 2 are best friends, with Chris supporting and helping Shane sign to a label and release an EP. Kevin and Shane also discuss Shanes upbringing, and how this is a staple in his music and life.    Follow: @KickOffKevin Podcast Description: Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This conversation with Bobby and The Warren Brothers will inspire you. Brett and Brad have written hit songs such as “If You’re Reading This”, “Highway Don’t Care” “Red Solo Cup”  and many, many more.  They got their start as a duo and after years of partying on the road and losing a record deal…they have now both been sober for 17 years. They talk about their struggles with addiction and how getting sober ignited their career as songwriters. Brad also shares how he is helping fathers who have lost children after recently losing his oldest son. Bobby also reveals the role they played in the process of him moving to Nashville to be the host of The Bobby Bones Show.  Check out Brad Warren's podcast about grief at GOODGRIEFGOODGODSHOW.COM Also on Instagram: @goodgriefgoodgodshow   Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 6 features a former Bobby Bones Show intern - Lexie Hayden (@LexieHayden). Lexie moved to Nashville permanently after finishing up her internship and college to pursue her music career. Kevin and Lexie dive into the benefits of interning for the show, how much her life has changed since she moved to Nashville, and what it was like being on an MTV reality show. Plus, they discuss how much she enjoys being independent and constantly working on new projects - including a new one with Pepsi. Follow: @KickOffKevin Podcast Description: Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Madeline Edwards (@MakingMadeline) has had a big year after signing a record deal, making her Opry debut, performing on the Today Show and releasing her debut album called “Crashlanded”. Madeline talks about what it was like growing up in a mixed-race household, training her voice and making money singing Jazz in bars / restaurants, and finding her place in country music. Madeline talks about what it was like signing her record deal, having her dream come true making the music video for her latest single and getting to tour with Chris Stapleton that included a massie stadium date.  WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO: Madeline Edwards - Mama, Dolly, Jesus Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 5 features Walker Montgomery - son of John Michael Montgomery. Kevin and Walker dive into Walker's upbringing and focus on his story, but also the influence his father had on him growing up. Walker didn't play an instrument consistently until his teenage years, and he only spent 9 weeks in college before making the decision to move to Nashville. Kevin and Walker also discuss Walker's recent EP and how he naturally keeps the 90's country sound alive! Follow: @KickOffKevin Podcast Description: Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Caroline Jones has recently joined the Zac Brown Band full-time as an official member, making her the only female in the 8-piece group. She talks to Bobby of what that entails and the conversation she had with Zac about also prioritizing her career as a solo artist. Caroline talks about some of the other amazing acts she has had the opportunity to open for and Bobby asks her the toughest question she’s ever been asked. Caroline talks about how her latest album Antipodes was inspired by an extended trip she took to New Zealand during lockdown. Caroline and Bobby also share their theories on traditionalists in country music and Caroline trusts to let her know if a song is good or not.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 4 features Tom O'Connor. Tom is a former Washington DC lobbyist who found his love for music in college and decided to leave a steady job to chase his dream. Tom has written and had a single with Luke Combs, and he talks about the influence Luke has had on his career. Tom also gives some memorable stories on the road for all the wrong reasons, and what his advice is for anyone who wants to chase a dream!   Podcast Description: Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.   Follow: @KickOffKevinSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brett James  is a Grammy award-winning songwriter, has had more than 500 cuts, appearing on albums with combined sales of over 110 million copies, and 27 No. 1 hits. Brett had a fascinating journey to Nashville. He talks to Bobby about how he went from medical school to pursuing a career as a solo country artist in the 90’s. Brett shares how it all started with him writing one song that led to him getting major cuts for Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and more! Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Kathy Leger

love this artist and song 😍

Mar 2nd
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Dave Roberts

BBS ❤❤

Oct 10th
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Leslie Kelley

FYI - Samsung camera is sooooooo much better! and the emojis of you.... definitely copied Samsung.

Sep 29th
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Fran Sutton

Absolutely loved this episode. Can't wait to read Scott's book, after I read Bobby's of course.

Sep 12th
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Amanda Timmers

yup, gonna need this every week!!!

Aug 23rd
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Dave Roberts

❤❤❤❤

Aug 9th
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Tommy Peyton

quite talking so much

Jul 14th
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Angela Sloan

Dan Patrick did an interview with Geoff Edgers about Walk This Way. He tells about how the bands didnt even like eachother...great interview

Apr 23rd
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TODD RAYMOND

Hey Bobby Bones, truly love you and love "The Bobby Bones Morning Show". Keep up the great work.

Nov 26th
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BROOKE TUCK

what happened to lindsay ell

Oct 10th
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rick holcombe

hi 😊😊😊😊 and I love you❤

May 23rd
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