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A former professional boxer and country music singer hosts the About Nashville Podcast where he has casual conversations with the talented people running about Nashville.

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WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS RADIO PROMOTER

Have you ever wondered how to start a career in Nashville on the business side of the music business?

Adrian Michaels is the current Director of National Promotion at Warner Brothers Records and the CEO of the Adrian Michaels Agency in Nashville. He started from the bottom, now he’s here. In the early 90’s he sold off everything he owned to move to Nashville for a position that never really existed. Adrian was lucky enough to have been gifted with a natural born ability to talk the talk which helped him create an opportunity to get his foot in the door where he has since proven over and over again that he can also walk the walk.

Not everyone coming to Nashville wants to be an artist, a songwriter, a producer, or a musician. Those are careers pursued on the music side of the music business. Some people go to Nashville to work in promotions, management, booking, or possibly a position at a label in order to work in the business side of the music business. The careers are quite different, but they are both just as challenging to break into. Starting a career in the music business is a difficult task because so many people who want to work in it, but there are very few who are successful if they get the job.

Adrian went from delivering pizzas to promoting over 100 #1 singles over the last 20 years. Listen to Mike’s conversation with Adrian Michaels where they discuss how he got his music business career started, overcoming the overwhelming odds against him, what drives him to succeed, and several key survival tips you might need to stay alive in the concrete jungle down on Music Row.

Direct download: Adrian_Michaels.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:09am CDT
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GENERAL HOSPITAL CAST

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the cast of General Hospital?

This week’s episode is with several cast members of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. Tyler Christopher, Laura Wright, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford and Ryan Paevey talk with Mike about comedy, podcasts, southern roots, bad auditions, hidden talents, and their Native American Heritage.

Direct download: General_Hospital.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:38am CDT
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NEPHEW OF DAVID & LEFTY FRIZZELL AND SON OF ALLEN FRIZZELL

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be born into country music royalty?

Award winning Artist, Corey Frizzell was born in Country Music Royalty, as the nephew of Country Stars, David & Lefty Frizzell and the son of Nashville Recording Artist, Allen Frizzell, Corey is carrying on the family name while blazing a path of his own. 

The Frizzell family, most famous for its prominence on the Country Music charts, is now witnessing the artistic successes of the second generation. Corey falls somewhere in the middle of the six children spanning four decades of Allen Frizzell, former Nashville recording artist and younger brother to Lefty and David. Although he has siblings following in the Frizzell music footsteps, who have accepted the challenge of emerging from the giant shadow first cast by music family patriarch, Lefty Frizzell, Corey chose a different path, a path to create his own shadow.  Corey has been a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, acted in movies, TV and music videos. If that's not interesting enough, he's now a Writer and  award winning Visual Artist in high demand, creating custom portraits and stunning graphics.

Mike & Corey Frizzell talk about Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, Whitey Shafer, Boxing, Songwriting, Art, and Video Games.

 

Direct download: Corey_Frizzell.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30am CDT
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TIM MCGRAW'S FORMER DRUMMER FOR THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play in a band with country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill?

Billy "Thunder" Mason was a member of Tim McGraw's touring band The Dancehall Doctors. He has toured or recorded with artists such as Tobin Sprout, Faith Hill, Bill Anderson, Paulette Carlson, among others.

The Former Dancehall Doctor's drummer, Billy 'Thunder" Mason, talks with Mike about how he became a member of the Dancehall Doctors for over 18 years, life on the road with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and how he let the band go.

Direct download: Billy_Thunder_Mason.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:00am CDT
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