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Episode 103 – Lee Greenwood All-Star Tribute
Matt Bailey was in attendance Lee Greenwood was recently celebrated in Huntsville, Alabama for 40 years of hits in the music industry. Stars from multiple genres of music came out to honor America’s well-known patriot ranging from non-country hitmakers Gavin DeGraw, Debby Boone, Sam Moore, Michael W. Smith, Scott Stapp (of Creed) to today’s hot country hitmakers Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Dustin Lynch to country legends The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers,...
Episode 102 – Steve Wariner
Wariner talks about his new Christmas record Steve Wariner has released a new Christmas album, Feels Like Christmas Time. The album, available now, features newly imagined arrangements of Christmas classics including “Silent Night,” “The First Noel” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” as well as six original holiday tunes, all written by Wariner. Christmas songs hold a special place in Wariner's heart as his birthday falls on Christmas Day, and we got the chance to speak to him about the...
Episode 101 – One day in Nashville: Matt’s first Ryman concert
Matt is live from Nashville Matt Bailey is traveling once again and this time, he's in Nashville where he saw his first-ever show at the famous Ryman Auditorium -- Boz Scaggs. Instead of trying to convey the experience in writing, we decided to record a podcast episode while Matt made his way back to his hotel -- across the Cumberland River in downtown -- on foot. From somewhere in Nashville, Matt discusses his experience at the venue and why everyone who loves music should see a show there....
Episode 100 – Goodie Mob & Curio’s Ben Arnon
Rappers launch new NFT collection Legendary rappers Goodie Mob have teamed with Curio for the “Dirty South Soul Food Truck” NFT collection. The collection celebrates Goodie Mob’s debut album, Soul Food, and consists of artwork showcasing food, beverage, tin chefs and Goodie Chefs that all represent different rarity values. Proceeds from the collection will be allocated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Goodie Mob members T-Mo, Khujo and Big Gipp, along with Curio co-founder & CRO Ben...
Episode 99 – Slane Castle’s Alex Conyngham
Slane Castle is one of Ireland's most iconic venues 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the Slane Concert Series at Ireland’s historic Slane Castle just 30 miles from Dublin. Launched by Henry Conyngham in 1981, the legendary recurring concert series boasts headliners like U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Queen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and most recently (before COVID) Metallica in 2019, and attract approximately 80,000 fans annually. Today, Conyngham scion Alex Conyngham...
Episode 98 – Owen Sloane
Sloane has represented some of music's most prominent artists Entertainment attorney Owen Sloane has more than 45 years of experience representing some of music's most prominent artists and leading corporations in entertainment, internet and music publishing. He regularly handles complex and sophisticated transactions for music industry and other entertainment clients and handles all forms of contract, agreement, and licensing negotiation for clients in the music, film, television and...
Episode 97 – Chicago’s Lee Loughnane
Chicago co-founder Lee Loughnane talks about "Chicago at Carnegie Hall Complete."
Episode 96 – Gene Simmons
The KISS founder is debuting his artwork in Las Vegas KISS founder Gene Simmons has quietly held a passion for art for more than five decades. The rocker has created a broad variety of artwork from sketches to drawings to small and large format paintings, and is ready to show them off as Gene Simmons ArtWorks. Simmons has joined forces with Nicholas Leone of Animazing Gallery at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas for the debut of Gene Simmons ArtWorks October 14th...
Episode 95 – Ahmet Zappa
Zappa talks about his new AXS TV memorabilia show AXS TV puts the spotlight on an eclectic array of passionate collectors and the incredible music items they hold dear in the all-new music memorabilia series Rock My Collection — premiering Sunday, August 15th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Hosted and executive produced by Ahmet Zappa — the best-selling author, producer, musician, and head of the iconic Frank Zappa Estate — Rock My Collection is a celebration of some of the world’s most legendary music...
Episode 94 – A roundtable discussion about Morgan Wallen’s GMA Interview
Brittany Vance joins us for a roundtable discussion about the interview.
Episode 93 – Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakam & Randy Houser live in Vegas
We are live from Las Vegas reporting as live entertainment returns After 18 months, major concerts are back with in person audiences and it feels awesome! Over the weekend, Buddy Iahn and Matt Bailey met in Las Vegas to cover the big Garth Brooks Allegiant Stadium concert. While we were there, we also enjoyed a beachside concert by Randy Houser and Dwight Yoakam. The live entertainment capital of the world saw more than 170k fans descend on the desert city as many other events took place,...
Episode 92 – Metallica Blackened American Whiskey Distiller Rob Dietrich
Dietrich is oversees production of the brand In 2018, Metallica launched its own brand of whiskey called Blackened American Whiskey. In honor of the 30th anniversary of their iconic self-titled album, widely known as The Black Album, Blackened American Whiskey has released a limited edition The Black Album Whiskey Pack. A true collector’s item for both whiskey enthusiasts and Metallica fans alike, the pack features a 750ml bottle of Batch 114 finished with Blackened's proprietary Black Noise...
Episode 91 – Nashvillains
Group features three of Nashville's top songwriters Nashvillains is an incredibly talented group made up of Nashville songwriters and producers Brett Boyett, Troy Johnson and Scott Lindsey. Last month, the band released “Who Don’t,” which is written by the late Andrew Dorff, Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, and Corey Crowder, and is produced by Andrew’s father, Steve Dorff. Signed to Fate Entertainment, Nashvillains’ inception stemmed from the industry veterans’ and musicians’ shared love of...
Episode 90 – Dan Tyminski
Tyminski discusses his return to the road and new music Throughout his 30+ year career, Dan Tyminski has left his mark in every corner of modern music. Tyminski’s voice famously accompanies George Clooney's performance of the Stanley Brother's classic song, "I'm A Man of Constant Sorrow," in the film, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou. His vocal collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii on the song “Hey, Brother” was a global smash, having been streamed over one billion times to date. Tyminski has...
Episode 89 – Rhonda Vincent
Bluegrass superstar revisits The Music Universe Podcast The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, is back with a new album Music Is What I See, which was delayed by the pandemic. The multi-award-winning bluegrass artist and newly minted Grand Ole Opry member used her downtime to perfect the new project that also includes the first-ever recorded bluegrass version of "Unchained Melody." Vincent returns to the podcast to chat about her recent Opry induction that was delayed by a year due to...
Episode 88 – We are live in Vegas prepping for Garth
We vlog our endeavors to find the Stadium Walk Garth Brooks is set to resume The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour on July 10th with a sold out show in Las Vegas, marking the first live event at Allegiant Stadium, and first show back since being sidelined by COVID. We are live in Vegas a month early to help fans navigate from the Vegas Strip to Allegiant Stadium. We vlogged our endeavors in hopes to help fans attending find an easy walking route. The episode starts a bit differently than what we had...
Episode 87 – Cooper Alan
TikTok star joins us for an exclusive interview Cooper Alan is a country music artist in the making. He's garnered over three million followers and 28.5 million likes in the year he's been on TikTok. He's known for converting popular songs into country versions and has written his own with some of Nashville's most prominent songwriters, such as Rivers Rutherford, Gary Burr, Kent Blazy and Victoria Shaw. In April, Alan took time to chat with Matt Bailey about his TikTok adventures and his...
Episode 86 – Eddie Trunk
Trunk is a world famous radio and TV host Eddie Trunk is one of the most respected radio and TV personalities in the rock, hard rock and heavy metal worlds. His hosting career spans nearly 40 years. He can be heard weekly hosting six live "Trunk Nation" shows on SiriusXM, a syndicated FM radio show and his own podcast that compiles interviews from his shows. Trunk is recognized as a scholar of the rock genre due to his immense knowledge of past and current events. That knowledge is often...
Episode 85 – Def Leppard’s Rick Allen
Allen is making in-person appearances at three Wentworth Gallery locations in Florida Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, will be making very special appearances next week at three Wentworth Galleries in South Florida to celebrate his latest creations: artwork built utilizing drumsticks and rhythm to dictate abstract visuals on canvas. This new and extraordinary art collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed...
Episode 84 – Concerts Return
We discuss some of the shows we're attending and more We couldn't be more excited that in-person concerts are returning from a 14 month hiatus due to the pandemic. Many tours and festivals have been announced with many selling out in record time due to pent-up demand. Bonnaroo officially sold out of four day tickets, less than a month of going on sale for its 20th anniversary celebration in September that had to be pushed back by a year. Travis Scott's Astroworld Fest sold out within an hour...