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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.
In Episode 3, Kevin brings on an independent artist named Charly Reynolds. Charly has a popular social media presence, and she talks about how she had to get out of her comfort zone in order to use this to her musical advantage. Charly moved to Nashville from Florida after graduating high school and tells Kevin how important a supportive family was to get her through the days where she wanted to go back home. They also discuss her current single and future projects that are currently in the works.  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.
It hasn't been an easy road for Nate Smith, but he's proven that when you get knocked down, you have to get back up.  Guest host Abby sits down with Nate to talk about his journey from California to Nashville and how losing everything in a fire reignited his passion to pursue music full time.  Nate has a new album coming out soon, he's been on the road with Brett Eldredge and he made his Opry debut earlier this year. He's also super funny as you'll hear in this episode.  He shares the story behind his song "I Don't Wanna Go to Heaven," what his career goals are, his musical influences and he teases something huge for next year.  Nate and Abby talk about the struggles of dating, battling anxiety, and a creepy writing retreat.   To end the episode, he answers some rapid-fire questions and Abby embarrasses herself big time with one of the questions! Follow Nate on Instagram @natesmith and on TikTok @natesmithmusic and Abby on Instagram @abby.anderson1_See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Keith Urban turns 55 years old today! In honor of his birthday, we wanted to share when Bobby and Keith sat down and dove into where his love of music started and how he discovered country music in Australia. Keith explains how his dad got him into country music and how their relationship led to him wanting to pursue it as a career. Keith talks about his early days starting out, his biggest inspiration as an artist, why he strives to make his live show so BIG and he also breaks down the day he wrote “Somebody Like You”. Bobby talks to Keith about how he and his wife Nicole Kidman seem like a normal despite each being huge stars. Keith confirms and debunks facts that you may have read about him online. Keith also talks about going to rehab for his struggles with addiction.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 2, Kevin brings on a sibling trio band from South Dakota named Zeona Road. Kevin and Zeona Road dive into how much their mindset has changed since arriving in Nashville over 5 years ago, how he came across them 2+ years ago and was instantly hooked. Plus, Zeona Road talks about how growing up on the buffalo plains of South Dakota has prepared them for the grind of living in Nashville and trying to make it in the music industry.   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: @KickOffKevin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rita Wilson has an amazing story as a first generation American. She opens up about her parent’s and her dad’s struggle making it to America from Bulgaria and the values it instilled in her. Rita just released her new album called, Rita Wilson Now & Forever: Duets.  She tells the stories behind her duets with Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Allen and more! Rita has starred in some of the most beloved ’80s, ’90s and 2000’s movies. She shares her stories of her first job as a ticket taker, how she got started acting, her role on the Brady Bunch and what clicked for her to start songwriting in Nashville and how she was so nervous to play the Opry for the first time.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 1 features artist Graham Nancarrow – who has a band called The Goddamn Saints. Graham is from San Diego and moved to Nashville 5 years ago with hopes to grow all-around as an artist. Kevin and Graham dive into his life on the road as an independent artist, including the struggles of a few break downs and trying to book his own shows. Graham also discusses his variety of venues and talent he’s played with over the years, from Stagecoach with Chris Stapleton to Broadway with tourists. The guys also discuss Grahams new single and the inspiration behind his songwriting. 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 @KickOffKevin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tenille Arts landed her first No. 1 “Somebody Like That” in 2020. She talks about her journey as a new artist during the pandemic and how she’s now entering a new and exciting chapter. She just signed to a new record label and talks about what it means to now own her music catalog. Tenille talks about her new song “Jealous of Myself” and how she found it randomly on TikTok and was able to get to be the artist to  record it. She also talks about how she’s gone viral on TikTok, how she failed one time writing a ‘truck song’ and how she deals with stage fright.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chapel Hart is made up of  sisters Danica Hart and Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea Swindle. They are coming off an amazing run after placing in the Top 5 on America’s Got Talent and making their Opry debut with glowing reviews. They talk about how they didn’t want to do AGT at first but what it took to convince them to go to Los Angeles to compete on the show and how crazy it was once they got there. The group sits down to talk to Bobby about getting their start busking on the streets of New Orleans before getting their shot to play a real stage…which was actually at a gentlemen's club. They still live in New Orleans and share what it’s like traveling back and forth to start writing with Nashville songwriters.  Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bobby talked to Megan about how he discovered her song “Tennessee Orange” on Instagram and loved it. Megan talks about how she grew up having music and instruments all around the house but didn’t start pursuing music until she went to the University of Georgia. That’s where she wrote her first song and did her first public performance. Megan talks about making the move to Nashville after college and navigating co-writes during the pandemic. Megan talks about how she wants her songs to truly represent her as an artist and is very particular about getting every detail right. Bobby also asks who she wrote the song Tennessee Orange about because everyone wants to know. Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on Youtube  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn drops in to talk about his latest album 100 Proof Neon, growing up in Texas, hanging out with the Rolling Stones, and of course…Brooks and Dunn.  The duo has won a crazy amount of awards including: 28 ACMs, 19 CMAs (the most of any artist), 2 GRAMMY Awards, and more than 30 million records sold as country music’s most-awarded duo in history. But we found out what accolade was the most special for him to earn. Ronnie also shares stories about his dad and how his father wanted to be an artist, how he used to live in Johnny Cash’s cabin and what went down the first time they met!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trisha Yearwood turned 58 years old today! So in her honor, we wanted to share when she stopped by Bobby's house and talks about how she got her start singing demos in the 80's. Trisha has sung backups on more than 100 Garth Brooks songs and got her start opening up for him on his tour back in 91 when she only had 1 song on the radio. Trisha also talks about recording her Frank Sinatra tribute album "Let's Be Frank", her next country album and what she likes to watch on Netflix.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bobby had Ryan Hurd stop by the studio to discuss his journey from song writing to becoming a performer. They talked about the difference in being an opener versus the headliner, the fatigue of a tour, life and behind the scenes on a tour bus, and much more!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bobby sits down with the legends Crook & Chase who just entered the 40th year as a broadcast team. They started in television syndication in 1983, then added national radio in 1989. They've been on tv and/or radio non-stop for 40 years and are the longest running broadcast duo in the nation. They share fascinating stories of country artists they’ve interviewed and hung out with over the years including: hair spray shopping with Johnny Cash, going over to Hank William Jr.’s House, a young Taylor Swift randomly showing up to their studio and having Shania Twain on their show before she got married and became an international star! Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (12)

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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