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“God’s Country” with brothers Dan and Reid Isbell is a rollicking weekly podcast that sits at the intersection of country music and the great outdoors. Each episode explores how today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters pull inspiration from rugged,  first-hand relationships with the natural world. Nashville songwriters by profession who spent their childhoods getting muddy in the wilds of Tennessee, Dan and Reid draw on their own passion for hunting and fishing to lead a thought-provoking and fun exploration of the fundamental role of outdoor living in country music.
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This week Dan and Reid host multi-platinum and award-winning artist, Anne Wilson. Anne shares her love for the Kentucky farm her family owns, her cowboy boot collection, and what it was like growing up surrounded by a family who loves the outdoors. The guys show their age when Anne admits she's never seen Space Jam, and names Anne as another "GCP Artist to Watch in 2024!" Anne ends the episode with her rendition of her gravorite song, "Sand in My Boots" and telling the guys about her Jesus.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hit songwriter Trannie Anderson joins Dan and Reid Isbell to talk about her love for the Peach Pickers, her incredibly athletic family (including her NBA-playing grandfather, Buckshot O’Brien), and growing up on a ranch next door to George W. Bush. She tells the story of a memorable show-and-tell at school, and how Dan and Reid gave her a bow hunting lesson during a Zoom co-write.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Reid Isbell are joined by the man behind some of your favorite country tunes, "Nothin' On But The Radio," "Like A Cowboy," and "Heartache on the Dance Floor," Mr. Brice Long himself. Brice shares his thoughts on why bow hunting is the superior form of hunting and how his dad forced him to chase the "neon rainbow" to Nashville. Brice has had cuts by some of Nashville's biggest artists, including George Strait, Garth Brooks, Jon Pardi, and more. The guys bond over church hymns and losing publishing deals, and Reid shares an embarrassing story that's guaranteed to have you face palming on his behalf.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God’s Country, Dan and Reid are joined by Dylan Scott to talk about how incredible Dylan smells, and how stretching in your mid 30s is a requirement. Dylan admits that he recently got a perm and Dan references a Facebook meme you’ve probably seen a million times that he hopes gives listeners a little motivation. Dylan performs his rendition of “Miami, My Amy” to close out the episode.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God's Country, Dan and Reid Isbell host award-winning producer and songwriter Jonathan Singleton. Jonathan started down the road to Nashville as a child when his mom sought to pursue the neon rainbow and he never missed an opportunity to join the band. Since then, he has produced award-winning records and garnered 15 #1 country songs. Tune in to hear pointers on taking your kids hunting, a Shenandoah sing-a-long, and the epic story behind his first #1 song, "Watching Airplanes.”  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Luke Combs, two-time Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, joins the show this week and advocates hard for a livermush rebrand. He discusses his first job running the go-kart track at Fun Depot, his mom's role in helping him pursue his love of music, and the surreal experience of performing at the GRAMMYs with Tracy Chapman. Dan, Reid, and Luke close with a rendition of their favorite Vince Gill song, guaranteed to give you chills!  Steve's Turkey Apple Sausage Recipe God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the first time ever, Dan and Reid have deemed one of their guests a "God's Country Artist to Watch in 2024." Dylan Marlowe joins the God's Country podcast this week to discuss his Turkey Season Grand Slam, his new song "Bat out of Hell with a Boat on the Back," and how his pet chicken named Lemon Pepper is more like a dog than a chicken. Marlowe shares that Shay Mooney of "Dan + Shay" was actually the guy who convinced him to put a ring on it and how he's now joining them on tour in the Summer of 2024. Stay tuned till the end of the episode for Dylan’s footage of his drive-by ghost encounter!  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Randy Montana joins Dan and Reid off in God’s Country to talk songwriting, turkey hunting, and how an angel named Rattlesnake Ricky saved his and Dan’s lives. Randy shares the best ghost story we’ve heard so far and the guys discuss the approach they took to writing “Better Together," which had a five-week run as the number one song on country radio. God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, God's Country brings you a special brothers episode where Dan and Reid host Jordan and Jacob Davis. These Louisiana boys reveal how their journey to Nashville brought about an unintended role reversal between the brothers. The guys discuss duck populations in the south and stage a duck call competition that we need your help judging! Dan tells about the first and last time Reid knocked him out cold and Jordan shares "The one that got away," which might be one of the wildest stories yet!  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on the God’s Country podcast, Dan and Reid sit down with Grammy award-winning artist, Colbie Caillat. They talk about her love for all things outdoors and how she moved to Nashville seven years ago with no plans to move back to California. Colbie shares stories from her musical journey and gives the guys insight into writing her country record “Along the Way,” which released in October 2023. They discuss the importance of gun education and safety, as Colbie loves to shoot skeet and is a great shot! God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Dan and Reid Isbell, of the Brothers Hunt, sit down to talk to Hall of Fame songwriter Casey Beathard. They talk songwriting highs and lows, raising babies, and shark fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Casey shares what it was like being the son of a Hall of Fame NFL General Manager and what it was like for himself to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2023. Casey also shares how he went from thinking he had the song of the year to quickly being humbled by a country radio DJ in East Tennessee!  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God’s Country, Dan and Reid Isbell are joined by country music artist Dustin Lynch to discuss who exactly is allowed to wear a cowboy hat, working with Jelly Roll, and maintaining his farm. The guys discuss the right (and wrong) way to do a controlled burn, snake odors, and hunting public land.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God’s Country, Dan and Reid Isbell are joined by 2011 and 2012 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year and 1/3 of the songwriting trio known as The Peach Pickers, Ben “Never Been Broke” Hayslip, to discuss building his first deer stand and songwriting without considering what’s on the radio. Ben also shares the story behind hustlin’ ball caps before making the jump to writing songs full time and the story of yet another stolen deer. Consider this our PSA to help Ben get back the biggest buck he’s ever killed. If it’s hanging on your wall, you know what to do. God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God’s Country, Dan and Reid Isbell are joined by 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year, “Hard Rock” HARDY. They talk about life on tour and the haunting aftermath of an arrowhead hunting venture. HARDY tells the origin story of his latest title track, “the mockingbird & THE CROW,” and promotes mental health awareness for artists and writers across the landscape of the music business.  God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week in God’s Country, Dan and Reid Isbell are joined by multi-platinum and award winning singer-songwriter Josh “Crispy Cartwheel” Thompson to talk about the rut, how to balance fatherhood and the instinct to be in the wild, and Josh's father encouraging him to stop pouring concrete and chase the neon rainbow to Nashville. Dan tells a long-winded story about his hunting trip to New Zealand and Europe with Luke Combs (he did not hunt any kangaroos), and the guys discuss Josh’s almost-Olympics-worthy gymnastics career. Most importantly, if you are suspicious of an 11-point buck with a 23-inch spread in your uncle’s barn, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, please dial 1-800-FIND-CRISPYS-DEER or email us at godscountrypodcast@themeateater.com so we can investigate further! God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube More from MeatEater Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“God’s Country” with brothers Dan and Reid Isbell is a rollicking weekly podcast that sits at the intersection of country music and the great outdoors. Each episode explores how today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters pull inspiration from rugged,  first-hand relationships with the natural world. Nashville songwriters by profession who spent their childhoods getting muddy in the wilds of Tennessee, Dan and Reid draw on their own passion for hunting and fishing to lead a thought-provoking and fun exploration of the fundamental role of outdoor living in country music. Connect with Dan Isbell, Reid Isbell, and MeatEater God's Country on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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