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In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories.

In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories.

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In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories.

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English


Episodes

Kara DioGuardi: Grammy Nominated Songwriter (Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Britney Spears) & former American Idol judge

9/13/2022
I really want to help artists who want to help themselves. If you give me 100%, I’m gonna give you 100%. If you’re only in at 20, that’s all I can meet you at. – Kara DioGuardi When you’ve got record sales of 160 million worldwide, the chances are pretty high that you know the … Continue reading Kara DioGuardi: Grammy Nominated Songwriter (Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Britney Spears) & former American Idol judge →

Duration:00:34:30

H. Jack Williams: Singer / Songwriter – Kevin Coster, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Peter Gabriel.

6/2/2022
When I set my mind out to do something, I do it. – H. Jack Williams For this episode, we’re at Anthem Entertainment in Nashville with singer/songwriter H. Jack Williams. Anthem is one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies with publishing, production, the iconic Anthem Records, Film & Television, … Continue reading H. Jack Williams: Singer / Songwriter – Kevin Coster, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Peter Gabriel. →

Duration:00:40:12

Glen Campbell Tribute: Part Two – An Exclusive Interview with Glen’s wife, Kim Campbell

5/19/2022
Dear God, please send me a southern, good looking Christian millionaire who I can be in love with and he can be in love with me…and there I was, having dinner with Glen Campbell. — Kim Campbell Welcome to part two of our interview series on the life and music of Glen Campbell, recorded before … Continue reading Glen Campbell Tribute: Part Two – An Exclusive Interview with Glen’s wife, Kim Campbell →

Duration:00:26:47

Glen Campbell Tribute: Part One – TK Kimbrell, Mike Borchetta & Julian Raymond

4/27/2022
There was never a more wonderful human being on the planet than Glen Campbell. – Mike Borchetta Generations of artists count Glen Campbell as one of the greatest artists who ever lived. He was gifted with the kind of voice that connected to the lyric and the listener in a memorable way. Experts say that Glen … Continue reading Glen Campbell Tribute: Part One – TK Kimbrell, Mike Borchetta & Julian Raymond →

Duration:00:31:26

Candy & Jacy: Manifesting & Wish Boards

4/13/2022
Manifesting your dreams and visualizing your success works. We’re proof of that. -Candy & Jacy This episode is a little bit different from the others. While together in Palm Springs, California for a west coast swing of interviews, we decided to sit down with cozy blankets and glasses of vodka and soda to talk about … Continue reading Candy & Jacy: Manifesting & Wish Boards →

Duration:00:51:38

Lindy Robbins – Multi-platinum selling & award-winning songwriter

3/23/2022
Did I change somebody’s life, or change somebody’s day or help somebody to survive cancer because of this song that was a joy to write? That’s everything. – Lindy Robbins Our trip to Los Angeles was a blast. We had lunch in Beverly Hills, walked up and down Rodeo Drive like we were Julia Roberts … Continue reading Lindy Robbins – Multi-platinum selling & award-winning songwriter →

Duration:00:28:42

Anthony Resta – Platinum Selling Producer, Composer & Musician

3/10/2022
Being a producer is a lot like directing a film. You want to have a look at the bigger picture. You need to be able to zoom out and help the artist get a picture of where they’ve always wanted to go. -Anthony Resta We’re back from our west coast swing where we were searching … Continue reading Anthony Resta – Platinum Selling Producer, Composer & Musician →

Duration:00:34:50

Jim Vest – Award-winning Steel Guitarist, Producer & Author

2/24/2022
Somebody from an 11 dollar house in Alabama has cut some of the biggest records in the world and if that can happen for me, it can happen for you. – Jim Vest We can hardly wait for you to hear this interview with Jim Vest: musician, producer, songwriter, and leader of the legendary … Continue reading Jim Vest – Award-winning Steel Guitarist, Producer & Author →

Duration:00:32:37

Pam Lewis – Nashville Publicist & Preservationist

2/2/2022
There are a lot of parallels between the French wine industry and the country music industry. The vintners will cut back the vines to make them suffer in order to produce the best grapes. There is a part of this town that wants you to suffer a little bit. You’ve got to pay your dues. … Continue reading Pam Lewis – Nashville Publicist & Preservationist →

Duration:00:42:12

Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina: up close & personal with an icon

1/19/2022
I appreciate the moment. I learned many years ago that happiness is the appreciation of what is happening. – Jim Messina We were beside ourselves as we headed to the home of Jim Messina. There we were in Jacy’s silver Toyota Corolla, winding our way down country roads just outside of Nashville, singing Your … Continue reading Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina: up close & personal with an icon →

Duration:00:40:42

Bobby Tomberlin – Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominated songwriter: Blake Shelton, Diamond Rio, Faith Hill, Dolly Parton

1/5/2022
Be a good hang. Don’t bring dark energy into the room and be kind to people. Love the music so much, it loves you back. – Bobby Tomberlin We’re kicking off 2022 with a trip to Curb WORD on Nashville’s famous Music Row. This iconic songwriter’s think-tank is owned by music industry giant Mike Curb … Continue reading Bobby Tomberlin – Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominated songwriter: Blake Shelton, Diamond Rio, Faith Hill, Dolly Parton →

Duration:00:41:13

Their First Time on the Radio: Sara Evans, John Schneider, Crystal Gayle, Jamie O’Neal & more

12/8/2021
For this episode, Jacy and I got to thinking about our favorite answers to the questions we always ask during our interviews with country music icons. We decided to put together a “best of” episode that featured singers and songwriters answering the question: tell me about the first time you ever heard yourself on the … Continue reading Their First Time on the Radio: Sara Evans, John Schneider, Crystal Gayle, Jamie O’Neal & more →

Duration:00:23:31

Frank Myers : Grammy Award-Winning songwriter, Lonestar, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill

11/24/2021
“You and I” just stuck out to me as a title, so I just wrote it down on a piece of paper with some other titles because I was really just learning how to write songs. – Frank Myers From a career that began as a singer with a guitar on stages large and small … Continue reading Frank Myers : Grammy Award-Winning songwriter, Lonestar, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill →

Duration:00:32:52

Jamie O’Neal : Grammy Nominee, ACM & Billboard award-winning artist

11/10/2021
When I had the chicken pox, I went on stage. When I had a cracked rib, I went on stage. And that is the old Vaudeville saying “the show must go on.” – Jamie O’Neal Music Row is pretty magical. The streets that make up this iconic area of Nashville are lined with old … Continue reading Jamie O’Neal : Grammy Nominee, ACM & Billboard award-winning artist →

Duration:00:31:28

Lily Isaacs of The Isaacs

10/27/2021
We love it so much. We love our fans, we love what we do, and it is exhausting, but I think it’s a calling on our lives where, we have to do this. This is part of our blood. It’s our calling. – Lily Isaacs In this interview, we settle into the living room … Continue reading Lily Isaacs of The Isaacs →

Duration:00:44:16

Sonny LeMaire of Exile

10/13/2021
The appeal of music for me was playing the music. When you start playing, and that music is blowing by you, around you. It is the most amazing, glorious feeling. – Sonny LeMaire In this episode, we sit down with Sonny LeMaire, bass player, singer/songwriter for the iconic group Exile. Taped in Sonny’s cozy … Continue reading Sonny LeMaire of Exile →

Duration:00:44:04

Chris Lindsey

9/28/2021
I think I am known as a nice guy. It’s more important to be a great person than it is to be a hit songwriter. -Chris Lindsey In this episode, we’re heading back to Aimeeland, a famous recording studio just outside of Nashville for an interview with Grammy nominated hit songwriter, Chris Lindsey. In this … Continue reading Chris Lindsey →

Duration:00:38:38

Candy & Jacy

9/15/2021
Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves because the creation of Country Music Success Stories combines both of our talents and checks all of our boxes! -Candy O’Terry & Jacy Dawn Valeras We’ve been getting lots of messages from listeners (and please keep ‘em coming @countrymusicsuccessstories). They tell us that they love hearing about the country … Continue reading Candy & Jacy →

Duration:00:39:04

Whispering Bill Anderson

7/22/2021
Find something you like doin’ so much, you’d do it for nothin’ and then learn to do it so well that they’ll pay you and then you’ve got it made. That’s how I feel about performing. – Bill Anderson If you want to get someone’s attention, just whisper! Whispering Bill Anderson has been getting people’s … Continue reading Whispering Bill Anderson →

Duration:00:51:20

John Schneider

7/7/2021
I’ve always expected great things and I’ve asked people to do the same. It’s a mindset. If you expect bad things to happen, they will. I don’t think anybody would disagree with that. Therefore, if you expect great things to happen they will. -John Schneider Music Row is just a road in Nashville, but it … Continue reading John Schneider →

Duration:00:42:24