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Maggie Rose Interview – Hawg N Sauce Concert For St. Jude

I had a chance talk to my buddy Maggie Rose today as she is headed to the Tri-State for a special concert at Hawg N Sauce Friday night.  The concert is on and will be a great time rain or shine.

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Songwriter Jason Matthews Performs ‘Life Happened’ LIVE in the Studio with Jon and Leslie

It is always so cool when I am able to meet and interview country artists. But, what I found even more cool was meeting and interviewing a songwriter who wrote a song that has touched my heart for years. A song with a first verse, that I swore HAD to be about me. I always thought that the songwriter must know me somehow. It turns out that the writers are Jason Matthews and Kerry Kurt Phillips and that our paths have never crossed until last Friday morning.

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Eric Paslay Interview – Ready To Open For Lynyrd Skynyrd

I had a chance to talk to new artist Eric Paslay once again, as we approach the Lynyrd Skynyrd show that will have the youngster opening for a group he has idolized.  Hear what the 'Friday Night' singer had to say.

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Bruce Willis Gives An Awkward Interview for Red 2 that is Just Plain Rude

One of the great perks of being in this business is our contact with the artists. I have been doing this for about 30 years, Leslie and Eric have been doing this long enough to get to know a lot of artists and performers, most of whom are very nice and professional and occasionally, we might wind up with a long term friendship with a particular artist.

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Interview With Lynyrd Skynyrd Opener Eric Paslay

Last month at the CMA Music Festival, Baby Boy and myself hopped on the bus with Eric Paslay, the hot new country artist that will be opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 1st at the Ford Center.  We discussed his songwriting, his new single and video, plus the interesting way he came to open the Skynyrd show, by meeting us in Memphis last January.

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Interview With Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead Singer Johnny Van Zant

Lynyrd Skynyrd is celebrating 40 years of touring, and they'll be making a stop at Evansville's Ford Center on August 1st.  Friday morning, Jon and Leslie spoke with long-time front man for the band, Johnny Van Zant.

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Eric Interviews Aaron Lewis [AUDIO]

Aaron Lewis is headed to The Victory Theater this Sunday for the Jagermeister Country Tour.  He's also got a new single on The Country Whuppin'.  I got a chance to chat with him about all of that and his great charity he and his wife started in their home state of Massachusetts.

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Eric Interviews Lee Greenwood At the Country Music Hall Of Fame

While taking in the awesome week at the CMA Music Fest, I was able to interview a legend in country music, Lee Greenwood.  Lee is celebrating 30 years of his hit, 'God Bless The USA' with a new book and an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

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Eric Interviews Maggie Rose At CMA Music Fest

Maggie Rose is one of the rising stars in country music, after being in Nashville for quite some time.  Her song, 'Better' is rising up the charts and really making people take notice of this young singer/songwriter.  Her fan base is so strong, she was voted on Twitter as the MVP of the City of Hope charity softball game over heavy hitters like Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Phil Vassar, Kree Harrison, and LoCash Cowboys.

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Eric Interviews Lauren Alaina Backstage At The Grand Ole Opry

CMA week was jam packed with lots of fun and great interviews.  This was a great one with Lauren Alaina who performed on the Opry stage for the Friday Night Opry, before her morning of playing softball for the second straight year in the City of Hope Challenge.  We talked about the game, high school graduation, and growing up "Barefoot and Buckwild!"

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Eric Interviews Jim Ed Brown Backstage At The Grand Ole Opry

During the CMA Music Fest Coverage, Myself and Baby Boy stepped away from the craziness of downtown Nashville and stepped behind the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to experience the show that made country music famous.  Opry staple, Jim Ed Brown talked to me about tradition, his friend, Jon Prell, and I found out that we have something in common...we both would chase Kellie Pickler.

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Baby Boy Speaks With Casey James at the Opry

I had the pleasure of talking with Casey James about what it's like performing on the Opry, his guitar influences, and apparently mad Disc Golf Skills.

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