Bobbycast

The BobbyCast

A show Bobby Bones does from his house. In-depth interviews with songwriters, producers and artists in Nashville that reveal the stories behind the biggest songs, candid anecdotes and personal stories.

Latest Episodes

#375 – Joey Moi on Being The ‘Joey’ from ‘Photograph’ by Nickelback + The First Time He Met Morgan Wallen and Producing His New Record + Adding ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night” Last Minute To Jake Owen’s Record

Joey Moi has changed the sound of modern country music. He has been a producer on 62 No. 1 Songs, over 35 albums and 450 songs. He got his start in the music business working with Nickelback. While attending Vancouver’s Center for Digital Imaging and Sound his audio production assignment included recording early demos of the band. Joey and Bobby talk about how he got started writing and producing music in Canada and what inspired the move to Nashville intro country music. Joey shares stories behind the biggest albums he’s worked on from artists like Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Ernest and more!

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#374 – Jordan Reynolds on How He Stumbled Into Songwriting and Now Has 7 No. 1’s (Tequila, 10,000 Hours + More) and A Grammy + The Joke That Made Him Gain Respect for Bobby + The Pros and Cons of Being an Eternal Optimist vs. Pessimist

Jordan Reynolds has quickly made a name for himself in Nashville. His songs have been cut by Thomas Rhett, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, and more.  He 7 #1 singles, including 5 of the last Dan + Shay hits, “Tequila,” “Speechless,”“All to Myself” and “10,000 Hours” and “Glad You Exist.” He talks about how he didn’t set out to be a songwriter but discovered it in college after going after a vocal degree. He shares how his relationship with Dan + Shay formed, the success they’ve had together and what they are working on now. Bobby and him share the pros and cons of being eternal pessimists and optimists which changes the way they view accomplishments in their life. Jordan also shares the joke Bobby played on him years ago that made him gain respect for him. 

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BobbyCast Presents: Unsigned & Independent: BONUS – Shane Profitt on Taking a Chance in Life

This bonus episode features an artist who is signed, but he is still new to the industry and his story is unforgettable. Shane saw Chris Janson at a restaurant one night, and decided to introduce himself to Chris and take a chance at having Chris listen to his music. Fast forward 12 months later and the 2 are best friends, with Chris supporting and helping Shane sign to a label and release an EP. Kevin and Shane also discuss Shanes upbringing, and how this is a staple in his music and life. 

 

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Podcast Description:

Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.  

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#373 – The Warren Brothers on Addiction, Losing A Record Deal, Getting Sober, and Finding Success in Songwriting and Why It Didn’t Matter ‘Red Solo Cup’ Was Never a No. 1

This conversation with Bobby and The Warren Brothers will inspire you. Brett and Brad have written hit songs such as “If You’re Reading This”, “Highway Don’t Care” “Red Solo Cup”  and many, many more.  They got their start as a duo and after years of partying on the road and losing a record deal…they have now both been sober for 17 years. They talk about their struggles with addiction and how getting sober ignited their career as songwriters. Brad also shares how he is helping fathers who have lost children after recently losing his oldest son. Bobby also reveals the role they played in the process of him moving to Nashville to be the host of The Bobby Bones Show. 

Check out Brad Warren’s podcast about grief at GOODGRIEFGOODGODSHOW.COM

Also on Instagram: @goodgriefgoodgodshow

 

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BobbyCast Presents: Unsigned & Independent: Lexie Hayden – From Intern to Full Time Artist

Episode 6 features a former Bobby Bones Show intern – Lexie Hayden (@LexieHayden). Lexie moved to Nashville permanently after finishing up her internship and college to pursue her music career. Kevin and Lexie dive into the benefits of interning for the show, how much her life has changed since she moved to Nashville, and what it was like being on an MTV reality show. Plus, they discuss how much she enjoys being independent and constantly working on new projects – including a new one with Pepsi.

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Podcast Description:

Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.  

 

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#372 – Madeline Edwards on Opening For Chris Stapleton in a Stadium + Teaches Us How to Sing Jazz + Speaking Her Goal into Existence for Her Debut Album + Why She Says “Even Though I Look Different, I Belong Here”

Madeline Edwards (@MakingMadeline) has had a big year after signing a record deal, making her Opry debut, performing on the Today Show and releasing her debut album called “Crashlanded”. Madeline talks about what it was like growing up in a mixed-race household, training her voice and making money singing Jazz in bars / restaurants, and finding her place in country music. Madeline talks about what it was like signing her record deal, having her dream come true making the music video for her latest single and getting to tour with Chris Stapleton that included a massie stadium date. 

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO: Madeline Edwards – Mama, Dolly, Jesus

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BobbyCast Presents: Unsigned & Independent: Walker Montgomery – Creating His Own Path

Episode 5 features Walker Montgomery – son of John Michael Montgomery. Kevin and Walker dive into Walker’s upbringing and focus on his story, but also the influence his father had on him growing up. Walker didn’t play an instrument consistently until his teenage years, and he only spent 9 weeks in college before making the decision to move to Nashville. Kevin and Walker also discuss Walker’s recent EP and how he naturally keeps the 90’s country sound alive!

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Podcast Description:

Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.  

 

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# 371 – Caroline Jones on Becoming First Female Member of The Zac Brown Band + Her Solo Career and Touring with Tim and Faith, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Who Has the Best Food Backstage + Exploring New Zealand in a Campervan

Caroline Jones has recently joined the Zac Brown Band full-time as an official member, making her the only female in the 8-piece group. She talks to Bobby of what that entails and the conversation she had with Zac about also prioritizing her career as a solo artist. Caroline talks about some of the other amazing acts she has had the opportunity to open for and Bobby asks her the toughest question she’s ever been asked. Caroline talks about how her latest album Antipodes was inspired by an extended trip she took to New Zealand during lockdown. Caroline and Bobby also share their theories on traditionalists in country music and Caroline trusts to let her know if a song is good or not. 

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BobbyCast Presents: Unsigned & Independent: 4. Tom O’Connor – Former Lobbyist Turned Musician

Episode 4 features Tom O’Connor. Tom is a former Washington DC lobbyist who found his love for music in college and decided to leave a steady job to chase his dream. Tom has written and had a single with Luke Combs, and he talks about the influence Luke has had on his career. Tom also gives some memorable stories on the road for all the wrong reasons, and what his advice is for anyone who wants to chase a dream!  

Podcast Description:

Unsigned and Independent is a six episode season podcast hosted by Kevin O’Connell that features unsigned and independent artists and bands in Nashville. The purpose of this podcast is to highlight the journey and grind musicians go through trying to make it in the industry; the journey most fans don’t see leading up to national success. People move to music city from all over the country to chase something they have only dreamed of – making music and performing for a living. This podcast will dive into stories on the road, late nights and early mornings on the infamous Broadway, their background story, and if there is an ultimate goal for each artist or band. The artists featured on this podcast don’t have the backing of a label or sometimes even management, or a publishing team to handle their bookings, travel, etc.… But what they all have in common is a genuine passion for the love of music and performing. There is hidden talent spread throughout music city and the aim of this podcast is to give this hidden talent an opportunity to have a platform for an audience to hear their story, what the process is really like in the industry, and hopefully gain a new fan or two.  

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#370 – Brett James on His 27 No. 1’s as Songwriter including 6 No.1’s in One Year + Dropping Out of Medical School to Pursue Music + Winning a Grammy for “Jesus Take the Wheel”

Brett James  is a Grammy award-winning songwriter, has had more than 500 cuts, appearing on albums with combined sales of over 110 million copies, and 27 No. 1 hits. Brett had a fascinating journey to Nashville. He talks to Bobby about how he went from medical school to pursuing a career as a solo country artist in the 90’s. Brett shares how it all started with him writing one song that led to him getting major cuts for Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and more!

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