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Children of Song

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Children of Song is a unique podcast that explores what it must have been like to grow up surrounded by music.

Children of Song is a unique podcast that explores what it must have been like to grow up surrounded by music.
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Children of Song is a unique podcast that explores what it must have been like to grow up surrounded by music.

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English


Episodes

Jimmy Wayne: A Homeless Kid Who Found His Way To the Opry

1/12/2018
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In this emotional episode, the singer/songwriter Jimmy Wayne opens up about his devastating childhood. Growing up, he survived a father who abandoned him and an abusive mother who eventually dumped him on the side of the road near a bus station hundreds of miles from his home. In and out of foster homes, Jimmy ultimately found a couple who brought him into their home and encouraged his interest in music. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration: 00:47:48


Marcus Hummon with his son, Levi Hummon: Make it Love

1/8/2018
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These father and son singer/songwriters may be a generation apart, but musically they are very much in tune. In this episode, persistence and belief is a recurring theme that appears in story after story. From Marcus getting a call out of the blue from country singer Wynonna to Levi receiving a message from rocker Steven Tyler, these artists with shared bloodlines embrace these surreal, make-or-break career moments and rise to the occasion with grace and humility. Subscribe and download...

Duration: 00:50:06


John Michael Montgomery with his son, Walker Montgomery: Passing the Torch

12/29/2017
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In his heyday, John Michael Montgomery was one of the biggest country stars on the planet with 30 charted singles and seven number one hits. In this charming episode, he's joined by his up-and-coming son Walker as they talk about growing up under the Montgomery roof and singing "Life's a Dance" together as soon as his son could play well enough to join him on stage. Great stories include Walker meeting Randy Travis for the first time, the country star teaching his son how to play guitar...

Duration: 00:39:38


Kendell Marvel: Honky Tonk Headman Aims for the Big Time

12/22/2017
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In this episode, singer/songwriter Kendell Marvel brings a little honky tonk to the studio. Kendell shares a brilliant father-son story in which his daddy warns him about singing with the crazy talented Chris Stapleton. The two have written over 60 songs together. Kendell's old man and biggest fan told him, "You sounded awesome but you might want to be careful with who you bring home and not bring somebody that good." Kendell laughed and said if it had been any other songwriter he might...

Duration: 00:38:31


Pam Tillis: Celebrating the Coca-Cola Cowboy

12/18/2017
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Country music star Pam Tillis invites us into her home for a special tribute celebrating the life of her late father, the legendary Mel Tillis. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. In this episode, Pam shares funny stories about touring and performing with her father, revealing their relationship was at times complicated, but their respect for one another as artists never wavered. We recorded this episode before the...

Duration: 00:44:49


Lee Brice: Pleasing to the Heart

12/11/2017
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An emotional Lee Brice stops by to talk about growing up inside a family of song. Surrounded by a musical mother who grew up singing gospel with her sisters, and a daddy who sang bass, Lee says all they did as a family growing up was, "sing, sing, sing." Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. Lee pays tribute to family and his country roots on his latest self-titled album with a song he says maybe his best yet. In this...

Duration: 00:54:32


Sara Evans: Born to Fly

12/1/2017
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In this episode, we sit down with country music star, Sara Evans. Born to fly, Sara began singing and headlining the Evans Family Band when she was just 5 years old. As you'll hear, Sara was driven and determined to make it at all costs, even if that meant starting from the bottom. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. When she first got to Nashville, Sara made her mark as a demo singer. She used this opportunity to meet...

Duration: 00:59:33


John Pizzarelli: A Class Act

11/27/2017
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In this episode we sat down with one of the classiest cats in show business. Like his father before him, John Pizzarelli has become one the best guitarists and entertainers of his generation. Known for expanding the Great American Songbook, John's added spectacular arrangements of pop artists like Tom Waits, Neil Young and Sir Paul McCartney to name a few. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. John tells some colorful...

Duration: 00:43:45


David Cassidy with Matthew and Gunnar Nelson: A Teen Idol Says Goodbye

11/22/2017
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In one of his last interviews, David Cassidy talks candidly about his childhood, his quick rise to fame on The Partridge Family and the 49-year career he spent making music and entertaining audiences around the world. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. In this episode, David describes the life of a teen idol, one that involves being stuffed in the trunk of a Toyota to escape a crowd at Madison Square Garden, only to be...

Duration: 01:17:37


Andrea McArdle: The Original Little Orphan Annie

11/17/2017
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In this episode, the Broadway star Andrea McArdle stops by to talk about the little red-headed orphan she made famous 40 years ago. With her big distinct voice, Andrea brought an edge and a softness to the title character that's been emulated by every girl who's played Annie in the award-winning musical ever since. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. Andrea provides some rare insight in how she landed the role. We'll...

Duration: 00:54:34


Gary Allan and Cody Johnson: Doing Their Own Thing

11/10/2017
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Gary Allan and Cody Johnson might not have been raised by famous parents, but they each got their start playing in honkytonks with their fathers at an early age. They also share a fierce independence streak, writing and producing most of their own music. In this episode, we've matched an established country music star with a bonafide up-and-comer. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. Gary and Cody share wonderful tales of...

Duration: 00:43:10


Peppina: Making Make-Believe Believable

11/3/2017
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In this episode, we meet Peppina, a Finnish singer/songwriter turned pop star who was afraid to share her music with her own community, so instead she went online and played her songs for the rest of the world. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. At 15, the young artist would sit in her bedroom where she would write and post songs on HitRecord, an online production company founded by the actor and director Joseph...

Duration: 00:50:48


Jim Dale: The Consummate Clown

10/27/2017
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The Tony-award winner Jim Dale is one of the most physically gifted comics of his generation, yet most people only know him as the voice behind the wonderful Harry Potter audio books. In the popular J.K. Rowling series, he plays 147 distinct characters which is a Guinness Book world record. In this episode, we learn how Jim came up with the voices behind these quirky characters, some of whom he met on the street, and others he borrowed from eccentric family members. Subscribe and download...

Duration: 00:47:56


Holly Williams: Second Chances

10/20/2017
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The granddaughter of the legendary country music singer Hank Williams and daughter to the southern rocker Hank Jr., Holly talks about discovering her country roots and venturing into the music world with her own unique voice. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. In this episode, Holly shares a moving story about how a car accident almost killed her and her sister, Hilary. As they waited for help on the side of the road,...

Duration: 00:43:30


Carly Pearce & Clayton Anderson: No Plan B

10/13/2017
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For Country Music singer/songwriters Carly Pearce and Clayton Anderson, there's never been a "Plan B." For these up-and-coming artists, it's always been music or bust. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. In this episode, Carly and Clayton talk about breaking into music at an early age. We learn how they battled through personal doubts and overcame ego and other obstacles in an unforgiving business. Great stories in this...

Duration: 00:34:19


John Carter Cash & Waylon Payne: Making Music Inside the Cash Cabin

10/6/2017
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Once considered the most famous baby in country music, the author, producer, and singer/songwriter John Carter Cash is still making music inside the famous cabin that his father built almost 50 years ago. The son of June Carter and the legendary Johnny Cash, John Carter grew up during the height of his parents' careers, sharing the world's biggest stage from the moment he could walk. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher....

Duration: 00:44:45


Cathy Rich: My Perfectionist Papa, Buddy Rich

10/2/2017
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Buddy Rich was a relentless perfectionist whose life revolved around making great music and entertaining audiences everywhere. Arguably the greatest drummer that ever lived, this self-taught genius never practiced but instead, played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bennie Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, always making these giants better. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. Notorious for being brash and brutal to...

Duration: 00:33:08


Georgette Jones: Not Afraid To Be Herself

9/25/2017
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The daughter of country music royalty, Georgette Jones talks about growing up with her legendary parents, Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Subscribe and download on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tune In, Stitcher. With a pure voice reminiscent of her mother, Georgette sings classics and her own originals, while sharing emotional stories about her wonderful and somewhat eccentric parents. She tells of a childhood filled with music, but also one full of ups and...

Duration: 00:41:08


Lorrie Morgan and her son, Jesse Keith Whitley: The Life of a Country Music Star

9/13/2017
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In our first edition, we head to Nashville and sit down with the country music star, Lorrie Morgan. The daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, Lorrie was encouraged by her famous father to sing at the Grand Ole Opry when she was just 13 years old. With three #1's and numerous hits over the years, Lorrie has eclipsed her famous daddy in many ways, who died of a heart attack when she was just a teenager. But her life off-stage is almost as well-known as that velvety voice,...

Duration: 00:49:37


Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara: Growing Up with the Legendary Florence Birdwell

9/13/2017
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They grew up in tiny towns in different corners of the heartland, but Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara both found their way to the one and only Florence Birdwell, a tough vocal coach who would challenge their talent, insist on their best, and ultimately support and champion their careers for the rest of her life. In this episode we'll hear from the joyful, passionate, no-nonsense Dr. Birdwell and see how she touched these lovely Broadway stars, developing their emotional core, as much as...

Duration: 00:51:55

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