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Tailgate Country

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Country music's rising stars join Brett, Hunter, and Jessica to talk about life in Nashville, the state of country music, and anything else that crosses their minds.

The Tailgate Country podcast serves a platform where artists tell their stories. We bring on artists from all over the US (and even Canada) as well as industry professionals and accomplished songwriters. Weekly interviews arrive every Thursday.

For more on the Tailgate Country podcast and our guests, check out tgatecountry.com!
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Kenny Whitmier on his debut single, "Holler"
Georgia native and emerging singer songwriter Kenny Whitmire joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. Hunter and Kenny talk about how a s semester off from college has benefited Kenny as a singer/songwriter and his brand new single that came out July 1st! Be sure to follow Kenny on social media @kenny_whitmier and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast for some video content from this episode.
41:56
July 05, 2022
Eamon Owen is C.O.U.N.T.R.Y
Georgia native and former college golfer turned emerging singer songwriter Eamon Owen joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. Hunter and Eamon talk about his unexpected path to singing and songwriting in Nashville and his upcoming new song, "C.O.U.N.T.R.Y." That comes out June 24th. Be sure to follow Eamon on social media @eamonowenmusic and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast for some video content from this episode.
56:45
June 23, 2022
It's Your Own Asphalt with Presley Aaron
South Carolina native and emerging Nashville country artist Presley Aaron joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. Hunter and Presley talk about how he combines country and metal to make his own unique version of country music, his latest release, "Asphalt" and the message he got from Kane Brown after the songs release! Be sure to follow Presley on social media @presleyaaronofficial and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast for some video content from this episode.
38:03
June 16, 2022
Corey Kent Talks Wild As Her, Born & Raised Fest, How He Picks Hit Songs
Oklahoma's own Corey Kent joins Brett and Jess to talk the wild success of Wild As Her, his selection to play Born & Raised Fest, and how he picks hit songs. Follow Corey on social media @coreykent and stream Wild As Her everywhere you stream music. Also catch him out on the road this summer– tickets and dates available at https://coreykentofficial.com/pages/tour. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
30:07
May 26, 2022
Cody Cannon on Whiskey Myers' Upcoming Album Tornillo, Red Rocks Show
Cody Cannon, frontman of Whiskey Myers, joins the podcast to talk his upcoming summer tour– which includes Red Rocks– and their upcoming album, Tornillo. Be sure to check the album out, to be released July 29 and catch them out on the road this summer (tickets available at https://www.whiskeymyers.com/tour). If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
21:51
May 19, 2022
Gettin' By with Daniel Jeffers
Dallas, North Carolina native and country artist Daniel Jeffers joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. Hunter and Daniel talk about his new song, "Gettin' By" that comes out on May 20th and his experience opening for Priscilla Block! Be sure to follow Daniel on social media @danieljeffersmusic and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast.
38:26
May 12, 2022
Tory Grace and Someone Better
Des Moines, Iowa native and Nashville country artist Tory Grace joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. Hunter and Tory catch up from the first time she was on the podcast back in January of 2021 (Listen Here https://anchor.fm/tgatecountry/episodes/Tory-Grace-esaodd). They also talk about the new music she has coming soon and some live shows she has coming up! Be sure to follow Tory on social media @tory_grace and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast.
57:25
May 05, 2022
Warren Zieders On New EP, TikTok Rise, Big Sky Fest
Warren Zieders joins the show ahead of his new EP, 717 Tapes Vol. 2, out April 22. He shares what his rise that began on TikTok was like, his first-ever gold record, playing at Big Sky Fest, and details on 717 Tapes Vol. 2. Follow Warren on social media @warrenzieders and stream his new EP everywhere April 22. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
34:02
April 14, 2022
Kaitlin Butts On Brand New Album, Meeting Her Husband, Murder Ballads
Rising Red Dirt star Kaitlin Butts joins the podcast to talk about her upcoming album, What Else Can She Do, how she got into writing murder ballads, and maybe the most amazing story about how she met her husband, Cleto Cordero (Flatland Cavalry). Stream Kaitlin's album wherever you listen to music out April 15 and follow her on social media @kaitlinbutts. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
28:10
April 07, 2022
Good Ol Man With Drew Green
Breakout songwriter Drew Green joins the podcast to talk his latest single, Good Ol Man, his first touring experience, the Ryman, and much more. Stream Good Ol Man on all streaming platforms and give Drew a follow on socials @drewgreen. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
33:43
March 31, 2022
Grant Gilbert's Dirty Breakup Song
Texas native and Sony-signed artist Grant Gilbert joins the podcast to talk his latest single, She Goes Home (Dirty Breakup Song), and his early career. Stream Dirty Breakup Song wherever you stream music and follow Grant on social media @grantglibertmusic. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
27:42
March 24, 2022
Randall King On Grand Ole Opry Debut, New Album Shotglass
Rising West Texas star Randall King joins the podcast to talk his Grand Ole Opry debut, his record deal with Warner, and his new album, Shotglass. Stream Shotglass on all music streaming platforms and give Randall a follow on social media @randallkingband. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
35:06
March 18, 2022
Josh Meloy
Oklahoma native and rising star Josh Meloy joins the show to talk the music business, his Oklahoma roots, and upcoming projects in the works. Check out Josh's new re-released song, Washington Street, on all streaming platforms and follow him on social media @joshmeloymusic. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
34:32
March 10, 2022
Missin' Mississippi with Paxton Peay
Starkville, Mississippi native and Nashville country artist Paxton Peay joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. They talk about his new single, "Missin' Mississippi," his journey to Nashville, and a venue that has been pivotal to his development as an artist. Listen to "Missin' Mississippi" everywhere March 4th! Be sure to follow Paxton on social media @paxtonpeaymusic and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast.
01:04:24
March 03, 2022
Teddy Robb
Akron, Ohio, native Teddy Robb joins the show to talk his career story, his upcoming EP, and Moonshine Golf. Check out Teddy on social media @teddyrobb and stream his new EP everywhere you listen to music! Special thank you to Moonshine Golf for helping make this episode of Tailgate Country possible. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
39:33
February 24, 2022
Josh Kiser
Eastern Tennessee native Josh Kiser joins the show to talk the vulnerability and stories behind his latest release Whiskey Wins as well as his upcoming projects. Stream Whiskey Wins wherever you listen to music and follow Josh on social media @kiserkountry. WE'RE SPONSORING A WRITER'S ROUND! Come by Live Oak Nashville on Friday, February 11 at 8:00pm to listen to some great music with a release party following. Head over to @tgatecountry on Instagram to see the full lineup and details. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks for listening!
35:36
February 10, 2022
Levi Orr
Mills River, North Carolina native and Nashville country artist Levi Orr joins Hunter from the studio in Nashville. They talk about his journey to Nashville, some shows he's been playing and his new single, "Bigger Fish" that comes out on February 11th. They also discuss Levi's "Bigger Fish" release show that will be held at Live Oak in Nashville on February 11th!  Be sure to follow Levi on social media @leviorrofficial and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast. New interviews with country music artists uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday in 2022!
43:01
February 01, 2022
Carter Faith
Spotify 2022 Artist To Watch nominee Carter Faith joins the podcast to talk her latest EP, Let Love Be Love, and her experience playing a sold out Ryman. Follow Carter on social media @carterfaithofficial and stream Let Love Be Love anywhere you get music. WE'RE SPONSORING A WRITER'S ROUND! Come by Live Oak Nashville on Friday, February 11 at 8:00pm to listen to some great music with a release party following. Head over to @tgatecountry on Instagram to see the full lineup and details. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks for listening!
30:31
January 27, 2022
Walker Wilson
Raymond, Mississippi native and Nashville country artist Walker Wilson joins Hunter in studio from Nashville, Tennessee to talk what he's got going on in Nashville, his debut song release, "Little Less Here" and some shows he recently played. Walker plays a cover of Whiskey Myers' "Broken Window Serenade" and his original songs, "Little Less Here" and "Well, Whiskey." "Little Less Here" is currently available on all streaming platforms! Be sure to follow Walker on Instagram and TikTok @walkerwilsonmusic and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast. New interviews with country music artists uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday in 2022!
50:36
January 25, 2022
Muscadine Bloodline
Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton of Muscadine Bloodline join the show to talk about their upcoming record Dispatch to 16th Ave.– out Feb. 4. They also talk about the beginnings of the duo, their strategy to success as an independent duo, and new details about upcoming music. Follow the band on social media @muscadinebline and listen to Dispatch to 16th Ave on all streaming platforms. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks for listening!
48:13
January 20, 2022
Margaret Haynie
Belton, South Carolina native and Nashville country artist Margaret Haynie joins Hunter in studio from Nashville, Tennessee to talk her music opportunities at Clemson University, how a TikTok launched her artist career and a couple shows she has coming up. Margaret plays a cover of Alison Krauss' "When You Say Nothing at All" and her original songs, "You Ain't No Cowboy" and "If He Wanted to He Would." "If He Wanted To He Would" is currently available on all streaming platforms and watch the music video on YouTube! Catch her playing her debut Whiskey Jam on January 27th! Be sure to follow Margaret on Instagram and TikTok @marghanyniemusic and follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tgatecountry and TikTok @tailgatecountrypodcast. New interviews with country music artists uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday in 2022!
46:23
January 18, 2022
Chandler Walters
Chandler Walters joins Hunter for the first episode of The Tailgate Country Songfighters Podcast. Chandler talks about his first four months in Nashville, growing up in Marietta, Georgia and how his first co-write in Nashville was with legendary songwriter and producer Trent Willmon. Chandler also plays his original songs, "That Kind of Girl" and "Can't Go Wrong." Follow Chandler Walters on social media @chandlerwaltersmusic If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give the show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode- it's the best way to support our podcast! New interviews with country music artists uploaded every Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks for listening!!
36:50
January 14, 2022
Nathan Perry
Arkansas native Nathan Perry joins the podcast to talk his latest song, Looking Down, and his unique songwriting process. Follow Nathan on social media @nathanperrymusic and check out Looking Down on all music streaming platforms. Thank you for following us into 2022– we've got some great content lined up for the new year! If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
36:39
January 06, 2022
2021 Music Review
No guest this week! Brett, Hunter, and Jessica sit down to talk about our favorite music that's come out this year to wrap up 2021. Discussions include Morgan Wallen, Cody Johnson, Eric Church, and more. Thank you for a great 2021! If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the episode– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
44:22
December 30, 2021
Garrett Bradford
Weatherford, Texas, native Garrett Bradford joins the podcast to talk his latest single, 50 In A Fast Lane, his involvement with Yellowstone, and much more. Find Garrett on social media @honkiestoftonkers and listen to 50 In A Fast Lane everywhere you stream music. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
36:31
December 16, 2021
Parker Graye
Canada native Parker Graye joins the podcast to talk her latest song, Cowboy Go, and what she's doing to keep country music sad. Find Parker on socials @parkergraye and stream Cowboy Go on all streaming platforms! If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
42:20
December 09, 2021
Wyatt McCubbin
Ohio native and superstar songwriter Wyatt McCubbin joins the podcast to talk his latest string of songs, his upbringing, and songwriting with 50 Egg. Check out all of Wyatt's new songs including his latest, I Can't Count That High wherever you stream music. Also follow him on social media @wyattmccubbin. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
41:34
December 02, 2021
Allie Colleen
Oklahoma native Allie Colleen joins the podcast to talk her new album Stones, out on Black Friday. She also takes us in depth with her songwriting process and what her favorite songs off her album mean to her. Be sure to stream Stones wherever you stream music and follow Allie on social media @alliecolleenmusic. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
44:25
November 25, 2021
Wade Bowen
Wade Bowen joins the show to talk his new EP, Where Phones Don't Work, including every track on it! Follow Wade on socials @wadebowen and stream Where Phone's Don't Work everywhere you listen to music. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
38:31
November 18, 2021
Shawn David
West Coast native and Marine Corps veteran Shawn David joins the podcast to talk his most recent EP, To Whom... as well as a great story on a time he was turned down in his early career. Stream Shawn's EP and follow him on social media @shawndavidlive. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
34:45
November 11, 2021
Kyle Kelly
North Carolina native Kyle Kelly joins the show to talk his upcoming EP, Lyin, out November 5. Check Kyle out on social media @kylekelly_music and stream Lyin wherever you listen to music. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
48:45
November 04, 2021
Jenna Paulette
North Texas native Jenna Paulette joins the podcast to talk about her latest single Pretty Ugly (including the music video), her upcoming single Bless Her Heart, and the Step Up initiative. Check Jenna out on all social media @jennapaulette and wherever you stream music. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
35:21
October 21, 2021
Braden Jamison Part 2
Tulsa native Braden Jamison returns to the show to talk his new EP Hardwood Heartache. Stream Hardwood Heartache everywhere you listen to music and check out Braden on all social media @braden_jamison. Also, stick around to the end of the episode for a George Strait songs draft! If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
34:47
October 14, 2021
James Tucker
North Carolina native James Tucker joins the podcast to talk his journey as an artist and his latest single, Take Me As I Am. Check James out on all social media platforms @jamestuckermusic and on TikTok @jamestuckermusic1. Be sure to stream Take Me As I Am anywhere you stream music. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
45:30
October 07, 2021
Kolby Cooper
EPISODE 100! We wanted this one to be a special interview, so we went and got Texas rising superstar Kolby Cooper. He talks his original career path, writing great breakup songs, and his latest EP, Boy From Anderson County. If you're not already following Kolby and listening to his music, what are you even doing? Thank you to everyone who has listened to our first 100 episodes and all of our guests so far. Special thank you's to all of the management and PR that have helped us along the way. Another special thank you to Kurt Freeman (check him out!) for having the best podcast intro song in the world out there. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz. Please give our show a 5-star rating if you enjoyed the interview– it's the best way to support this independent podcast! Visit southerncreekclothing.com for some great southern apparel and use the code TGATECOUNTRY at checkout for 20% off! New interviews with country music artists are uploaded every Thursday. Thanks for listening!
41:31
September 30, 2021
Smithfield
Jen and Trey of Smithfield join the podcast to talk the dynamics of their duo and their latest EP New Town. Check them out on social media @smithfieldmusic and New Town wherever you stream music! Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
38:46
September 23, 2021
Ray Fulcher
One of Nashville's most prolific songwriters and artist Ray Fulcher joins the podcast to talk songwriting; his mental health initiative Pretty Good Ball; and his upcoming EP, Larkin Hill Mixes. Check out his latest song Girl In It and the EP everywhere you stream music. Also consider contributing to Pretty Good Ball to help raise funds musicians can use to address mental health at prettygoodball.com. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
30:03
September 16, 2021
Colton Venner
Nashville artist and Dallas native Colton Venner joins the podcast to talk his journey, Texas, and his upcoming EP, Game Ball, due in November. Check Colton out on social media @coltonvennermusic and be sure to stream his latest single, Sundance Square, on all streaming platforms. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
38:23
September 09, 2021
Jared Hovis
California native and Nashville up-and-comer Jared Hovis joins the show and takes us through his journey as an artist so far. Follow Jared on social media @jaredhovismusic and check out his newest single, Rather Leave Loving You everywhere you stream music! Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
34:47
September 02, 2021
Michael Ray
Warner Nashville artist and 3x chart-topper Michael Ray joins the podcast to talk his newest EP, Higher Education. Go stream the EP on all streaming platforms, out August 27! Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
32:54
August 26, 2021
Tyler Braden
Warner Nashville recording artist Tyler Braden joins the show to talk his latest single, Ways To Miss You, and his golf benefit in Nashville on October 25. Check Tyler out on social media @tylerbradenmusic and stream his new song everywhere. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
31:39
August 19, 2021
Ashley Cooke
Rising superstar Ashley Cooke joins the show to talk her latest song Good Goodbye featuring Jimmie Allen. We also chat with her about her upcoming EP, founding the 615 House, and what her journey through Nashville has been like so far. Be sure to check out Good Goodbye on all streaming platforms and follow Ashley on social media @theashleycooke. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
36:10
August 12, 2021
Parker McCollum's 'Gold Chain Cowboy' Review
Parker McCollum released his third album Gold Chain Cowboy on July 30. Brett and Hunter review the tracks, how it stacks up to Parker McCollum's other work, and what tracks we believe have the potential to climb charts. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
25:57
August 09, 2021
Jordan Rowe
Ahead of his new album release, Bad Case Of The Good Ole Boy, Jordan Rowe joins the podcast. He breaks down the album track-by-track, including Mama Ain't Jesus– a song featuring Lainey Wilson. Be sure to stream his album on all streaming platforms and follow Jordan on social media @jordanrowemusic. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
51:10
August 05, 2021
Curtis Grimes
Texas Male Vocalist of the Year Curtis Grimes joins the show to talk his new self-titled album, Curtis Grimes. Check out his ministry, Ten Finger Ministry at tenfingerministry.com and find his music on all streaming platforms. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
43:28
July 29, 2021
Dustin Herring
Alabama native Dustin Herring joins Brett and Hunter to talk about his journey as a songwriter and musician as well as his newest releases. Find Dustin on all music streaming platforms and on social media @dustinherringmusic. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
39:28
July 22, 2021
Adam Sanders
Nashville recording artist Adam Sanders stops by the show to talk about his latest album release, What If I'm Right and how he reacted to crossing 100M streams of his music. Check out Adam's album anywhere you stream music and on social media @adamsanders. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
21:33
July 15, 2021
Dylan Raymond
Indiana native Dylan Raymond joins the show to talk his upcoming song "More Than A Tailgate" along with what it's like to play country music throughout the Midwest. Find Dylan on all social media @dylanraymondmusic and stream his new song out Friday on all streaming platforms! Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
34:26
July 08, 2021
Jake Bleau
Connecticut native Jake Bleau joins the podcast this week ahead of the release of his rowdy new single “I’m Gonna Drink.” We talk about what it took to release that song, some of the gigs he’s playing around Nashville and his favorite co-writers. Check out Jake on social media @jakebleaumusic and on all music streaming platforms. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
33:16
July 01, 2021
Margaret Haynie
South Carolina native Margaret Haynie talks about her viral TikTok-turned-single Girl Before The Girlfriend and getting acclimated in Nashville. Follow Margaret on Instagram @marghaynie and TikTik @marghayniemusic and be sure to stream her new single on all streaming platforms.  Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
36:45
June 17, 2021
Clayton Mann
Nashville songwriter and Broadway regular Clayton Mann joins the podcast to talk his everyday life, why he'll be known as "Frog Guy" and the day Broadway shut down. Follow Clayton on social media @claytonmannmusic and check him out on all streaming platforms. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
46:16
June 10, 2021
SJ McDonald
Virginia native and current Nashville artist SJ McDonald sits down to chat with us candidly about who she is, what it's like in Nashville, and her upcoming projects. Check out SJ's newest release, Stop Sending Me Love Songs, on all streaming services and follow her on social media @sjmcdonaldmusic. Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
45:20
June 03, 2021
Blaine Holcomb
New York native and Nashville recording artist Blaine Holcomb joins the show to talk to Hunter and Brett about his newest release, Over A Beer. He also dives deep into his upcoming EP by the same name and talks life on Broadway. Check Blaine out on social media @blaineholcomb and listen to Over A Beer on every streaming platform! Be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already @tgatecountry and @countrypickinz and keep your eyes out for new interviews every Thursday. Thanks for supporting an independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
46:37
May 27, 2021
Lee Tucker
Songwriter and Georgia native Lee Tucker joins the podcast to talk just about everything– his favorite cowriters, Nashville steakhouses, bars, and whether or not we believe in magic. Check Lee and his new EP "Bar Like You" everywhere you stream music and on socials @leetuckermusic. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
43:27
May 20, 2021
We Went To Nashville
The Tailgate Country crew tried our hand in Nashville for a weekend to network. There we met up with guests (now friends), made some new ones, and ran into Darius Rucker. We also attended a killer writers round held by Tory Grace and finally made our way to Whiskey Jam.  Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
28:41
May 13, 2021
Mason Lively
Texas native Mason Lively joins the podcast to talk his new album Mason Lively, working with Wade Bowen, and how he's built such a devout fanbase. Check Mason out on any music streaming platform at on social media @mason_lively. Check out our website tgatecountry.com for writeups on our guests and new music release articles! Follow us on Instagram @tgatecountry if you aren't already. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
29:58
May 06, 2021
Levi Orr
Fresh off his debut release, Trouble With You, Levi Orr joins the podcast. Stick around to the end to hear Levi play Trouble With You live with us! Check out our website tgatecountry.com for writeups on our guests and new music release articles! Follow us on Instagram @tgatecountry if you aren't already. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
45:54
April 29, 2021
Morgan Wade
Virginia native Morgan Wade joins the podcast to talk her newest record, Reckless. Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you stream!  Check out our website tgatecountry.com for writeups on our guests and new music release articles! Follow us on Instagram @tgatecountry if you aren't already. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
34:32
April 22, 2021
Colby Acuff
Idaho native, fisherman, and bluegrass revivalist Colby Acuff joins the show to talk what living in the far north is like. He also shares the story behind his two debut albums, Life of a Rolling Stone and If I Were The Devil. Colby also talks staying true to himself and how the pandemic nearly derailed his early career. Check out Colby Acuff everywhere you stream music and on social media @colby_acuff. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and the artists we feature! Give us a follow on social media @tgatecountry, check out our website tgatecountry.com, and leave us a review if you liked the show. Remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
42:35
April 15, 2021
Kristen Kelly
Texas native, singer, songwriter, writer’s round coordinator, podcaster– you name it– Kristen Kelly joins the podcast. She talks her latest EP, Something Worth Saying, what playing at the Grand Ole Opry means to her, and touring with some of country music's biggest acts. Keep an eye out for her upcoming podcast, Something Worth Saying, coming to podcast sites soon! Check out our website tgatecountry.com for writeups on our guests and new music release articles! Follow us on Instagram @tgatecountry if you aren't already. Thank you for supporting our independent podcast and remember to LISTEN LOCAL!
37:58
April 08, 2021
Matt Jordan
St. Louis songwriter Matt Jordan joins the podcast to share his life experiences, the best advice he's ever received, and what his 2021 slate looks like. Check Matt out on social media @mattjordanmusic and everywhere you listen to music. Check out his latest single, "Like the Moon" and keep an eye out for upcoming projects from Matt (breaking during the podcast!). Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast.  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
46:50
April 01, 2021
Featuring Country Pickinz (new host for Tailgate Country)
Jessica from Country Pickinz joins the show as a NEW HOST! We chat with her about Country Pickinz and some of the new music released this year. Check out her Instagram page @countrypickinz and stay tuned for future episodes featuring Jessica. Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast.  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL! 
17:23
March 26, 2021
The Tuten Brothers
Georgia duo Walker and Sam of the Tuten Brothers join the podcast to talk their songwrite with a Navy SEAL, reacting to a song that goes viral on social media, and how they produce their own tracks. Check the Tuten Brothers out on all music streaming platforms and on social media @thetutenbrothersband. Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast.  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL! 
44:57
March 25, 2021
Johno Clayton
Nashville songwriter Johno Clayton joins the show to talk being a songwriter in Nashville, authenticity in country music, and the relationships he's made in his early career. Check out Johno's latest single, "Takes a Lot of Love" everywhere you listen to music and find him on social media. we have a new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast.  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL! 
45:06
March 18, 2021
Kylie Trout
Southern California native Kylie Trout joins the podcast to talk about the influence of social media and the school-music balance in her life. Check out her latest release, "Can't Be Lonely" wherever you stream music. Also find her on all social media platforms @thekylietrout. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
33:02
March 11, 2021
Johnny McGuire
Nashville recording artist Johnny McGuire joins the podcast to talk about his route to becoming an artist and his tour and duet with Billy Ray Cyrus. Check Johnny out on social media @johnnymcguiremusic and stream his latest song, "100 MPH" everywhere you listen to music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
42:47
March 04, 2021
Braden Jamison
Tulsa native and current Nashville artist Braden Jamison joins us to talk how taking the Governor of Oklahoma's daughter to prom led to him opening for Toby Keith and Jimmie Allen. Check Braden out on social media @braden_jamison. Be sure to stream his new single, "Forever Girl" on all streaming platforms! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
27:34
February 25, 2021
Graycie York
Rising Texas star Graycie York joins the podcast to talk Texas country music and her career. Check out her latest single, "Texas Rain" wherever you listen to music. Find Graycie on social media @graycieyork and on all music streaming platforms! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
40:48
February 11, 2021
Clayton Shay
Illinois native and emerging Nashville artist Clayton Shay joins the podcast to talk about his debut single release "Girl Like You" as well as his follow up "Signed, Another Man." He also talks the importance of TikTok and how he got started with music. Check Clayton out wherever you stream music and on social media @claytonshaymusic. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
41:31
February 04, 2021
Jacob Lutz
North Carolina native Jacob Lutz joins the podcast to break down how country music is evolving, his church upbringing and the process for his upcoming tunes. Be sure to check out his single "Lonely Heart" and upcoming song "Same Love" wherever you stream music! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
38:53
January 28, 2021
Morgan Wallen's 'Dangerous' Review
The guys dive into the 30-track album released by Morgan Wallen in January. 'Dangerous: the Double Album' is here, and we shared our thoughts on it all! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
46:58
January 22, 2021
Tory Grace
Nashville up-and-comer Tory Grace joins the podcast to talk about her career and the most bizarre performance story you'll ever hear– we guarantee it. Check out Tory on Instagram @Tory_Grace and spin her new single, "One More." Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
48:06
January 20, 2021
Hayden Coffman
East Tennessee native Hayden Coffman joins the podcast to talk being an independent artist, his 2021 outlook, and his five songs he can't live without. Check Hayden out on social media @haydencoffmanmusic and anywhere you stream music. Be sure to stream his self-titled debut album, which released Nov. 6! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
39:48
January 14, 2021
2020 Music Review
It's the last episode of the year! Instead of having a guest, we reviewed our favorite music that was released in a packed 2020. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
56:05
December 29, 2020
Carly Rogers
Singer and songwriter Carly Rogers joins the podcast to talk the climate of being an artist in Nashville, balancing working in different country subgenres, and her career. Check Carly out on social media @rogerscarly and anywhere you stream music. Keep an eye out for her upcoming single to be released January 1! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
45:15
December 16, 2020
Ian Munsick
Wyoming native and Warner recording artist Ian Munsick joins the podcast to talk about how he found his unique sound and the music he's released in 2020. Check Ian out anywhere you stream music and on social media @ianmunsick! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatec ountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
46:22
December 09, 2020
Kurt Ozan, Guitarist for Luke Combs
Guitarist for Luke Combs (previously Michael Ray & Jana Kramer), studio musician, and photographer Kurt Ozan joins the podcast to talk about his careers across multiple media. Check out Kurt's photography on Instagram @kurtozan251 and hear his guitar on tracks like "Hurricane." Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast.Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
36:28
December 04, 2020
Rob Pennington
Georgia native, singer, and songwriter Rob Pennington joins the podcast to talk songwriting, Georgia country, golf, and college football. Check out Rob's latest single, "Messed Up Make Up" anywhere you stream music and check him out on Instagram @rob.pennington. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
38:23
December 02, 2020
Mark Leach II
Longtime friend of the show Mark Leach makes his return to Tailgate Country. We talk about a busy 2020 for song releases and what those songs mean to him. Find Mark anywhere you stream music and on social media @markleachmusic, and be sure to check out his latest release, "Stunner." Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! PLUS for November, take an ADDITIONAL 20% off your purchase. ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
31:24
November 25, 2020
Manny Blu II
Fresh off the release of his sophomore album "New Ink," Manny Blu joins the podcast. He talks the process of his album, goes track-by-track with us, and catches us up on the release party. Stream Manny's music anywhere you stream music and share his new album "New Ink!" Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! PLUS for November, take an ADDITIONAL 20% off your purchase. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
45:28
November 19, 2020
The Walk-Ons
Nashville country duo Brad and Kyle of The Walk-Ons join the show to talk about how they met, what it's like to write in Nashville, and their music. Check out The Walk-Ons on social media and everywhere you stream music. Be sure to listen to their latest release "Here For It" while you're at it! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! PLUS for November, take an ADDITIONAL 20% off your purchase. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
36:47
November 11, 2020
Nick Tressler from Raised Rowdy
Nick Tressler, founder of Raised Rowdy, sat down with us to talk how country music is covered, up-and-coming artists, and how Raised Rowdy came to be. Check out RR on social media @raisedrowdy and check out their apparel store, sported by dozens of artists! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! PLUS for November, take an ADDITIONAL 20% off your purchase. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
01:20:00
November 06, 2020
Mikele Buck Band
Mikele Buck of the Mikele Buck Band joins the podcast to share his view on modern country music and to talk about his time put in in the country music industry. Check out Mikele on any music streaming service and on social media @mikelebuckband. Be sure to check out his latest release, "Mama Didn't Listen"! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
01:15:58
November 03, 2020
Shae Dupuy
Canadian country artist turned Nashville resident Shae Dupuy joins the podcast to talk about women in country music, what she learned from her arts school, and how Canadian and American country music fans compare. Find Shae on social media and everywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! 20%!!  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
47:41
October 27, 2020
William Michael Morgan
Country music star William Michael Morgan joins us to talk about his music, cowboy country, and caribou hunting. Check WMM out wherever you listen to music, including his latest songs "Cowboy Cool" and "Behind Closed Doors."  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
40:03
October 21, 2020
Jillian Cardarelli
Massachusetts native and Nashville artist Jillian Cardarelli joins the podcast to talk about her influences, women in country music, and what to expect from her upcoming EP (available in 2021). Check her out on social media and find her latest release "Strong" everywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! 20%!!  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
32:46
October 15, 2020
Kenton Bryant
It's episode 50! Singer, songwriter, and avid golfer and hunter Kenton Bryant joins us to talk about writing songs, golfing, and how he makes it in Nashville. Check out Kenton on social media @kentonbryant and anywhere you stream music. Thank you to everyone who's listened along the way and continues to listen!  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! 20%!!  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
46:47
October 07, 2020
Matt Bennett
Georgia native and Alabama artist Matt Bennett joins the guys to talk his college baseball career, country music, and his hot sauce business. Give Matt a listen anywhere you stream music and find him on social media @MattBennettBand and at www.MattBennettCountry.com. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! 20%!!  Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
49:07
October 01, 2020
Chad Cooke Band
Chad, Kevin, and Dallas of the Chad Cooke Band sit down for a chat about how they met each other on Craigslist and the state of Texas country music. We also talk about their releases and what the future of country music might look like. Check them out on social media @chadcookeband and anywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
41:35
September 23, 2020
Matt Burrill & Tyler Lessard
You might recognize these voices– Matt Burrill and Tyler "Boodro" Lessard from In the Round and The Grapevine Podcast (with Muscadine Bloodline) join us to talk about, well, everything. Outside of podcasting, Matt runs merch for the guys at Muscadine Bloodline and Tyler is their sound guy.  In this extended Friday special, we chat about their podcasts, how they met each other, college football, and their day-to-day on the road.  Check out In the Round anywhere you listen to podcasts and on social media @IntheRoundPodcast (Twitter: @IntheRoundpod). Follow The Grapevine Podcast everywhere you stream podcasts and keep up-to-date with new episodes by following @MuscadineBLine.  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
01:16:29
September 18, 2020
Jason Nix
Jason Nix joins the podcast and gets candid about his career, his life, cars, and guitars. Find Jason on social media @jasonnixmusic and anywhere you stream music. Keep an eye out for his new EP coming out in October! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
51:59
September 16, 2020
Bryan Lanning
Southern California YouTube star turned country music artist Bryan Lanning joins the podcast to talk his social media career, how moving has affected his life, and how he migrated into the country music scene. Check Bryan out on all social media @bryanlanning and wherever you stream music. Find his music studio @cali.co.music.  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
34:18
September 10, 2020
Cory Marks
Ontario artist Cory Marks joins the podcast to talk about his unique mix of hard rock and country music; his collaborations with Travis Tritt, Mick Mars (Motley Crue), and Ian Moody (Five Finger Death Punch); and his hockey background. Check out Cory on social media @corymarksmusic, on his website corymarks.com, and anywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
35:30
September 02, 2020
Favorite Albums of 2020 (so far)
The guys share their favorite albums of the year so far, talk new Chris Stapleton, and review some of the new music from the past month. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a brand new website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
45:18
August 27, 2020
Payton Howie
Southern California native and current Houston resident Payton Howie joins us to talk about her influences and her upcoming plans with her career. Check Payton out on any music streaming platform and on social medias @paytonhowiemusic. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
25:35
August 19, 2020
Christie Huff
Los Angeles artist Christie Huff joins the podcast to talk about women in country music, the process of making a music video on no budget, and the differences between country fans in Nashville and LA. Check out Christie anywhere you stream music and on social media @ChristieHuffMusic! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
29:58
August 11, 2020
Favorite EPs of 2020 (so far)
The guys share their picks for some of 2020's best EPs.  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
23:38
August 06, 2020
AJ Gatio
Nashville artist and Cincinnati native AJ Gatio joined the cast to talk about what country means to him, the pop country sub-genre, and how it felt to win the John Lennon Award for songwriters. Check out AJ anywhere you stream music and on social media @ajgatio. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
31:30
August 05, 2020
Bo Armstrong
Independent artist Bo Armstrong joins the podcast to talk moving, going out on your own, working with Jack Ingram, and his songwriting process. Find Bo at boarmstrongmusic.com and on Spotify! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
38:53
July 29, 2020
HARDY, Koe's birthday bash, Favorite singles of 2020
HARDY announced his first solo album and we're hyped; Koe Wetzel threw a birthday party in Fort Worth; the guys share their favorite singles of 2020 so far. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
34:39
July 23, 2020
Steven Metz
North Carolina musician and artist Steven Metz joins the show to talk about Carolina Country Fest, his influences, and playing keys for Larry Fleet. Find Steven on social media @stevenmetzmusic and everywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
32:55
July 21, 2020
CJ Solar
He's written your favorite songs, platinum hits, and number-1's. He also put out a killer EP; Nashville recording artist and songwriter CJ Solar joins the podcast! Check out CJ on all streaming platforms, as well as social media @cjsolar.  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
38:03
July 08, 2020
Report not Support, Chase Rice, New Eric Church
Chase Rice is catching some serious blowback for a less-than-socially-distant concert and it was a bad look; Eric Church released a new song; we report on our favorite artists, not necessarily support them. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
33:35
July 06, 2020
Kurt Freeman
Ohio artist Kurt Freeman (and singer of our intro) joins us for the 4th of July to talk about his new EP, his career, and past year. Stick around for 5 songs by Kurt right on the podcast. Find Kurt on social media @kurtfreemanmusic and be sure to spin his EP, "Outlaw," out now! Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
51:24
July 02, 2020
Granger Smith, Aaron Watson, More drive-ins
Granger Smith announced a new album in September, Aaron Watson released another "sex jam," and artists continue drive-in concerts. New music review and looking ahead to next week's loaded slate.  Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
30:16
June 25, 2020
Wynn Williams
Texas artist Wynn Williams joins the podcast to talk about his career, his rodeo beginnings, and the emotion and passion behind his music. Find Wynn on social media @wynnwilliams and anywhere you stream music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
34:20
June 24, 2020
Garth Brooks' Drive-In, New Luke Bryan
Garth Brooks announced a drive-in concert series. The boys talk new music from the past month including Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr, and Brantley Gilbert. Follow Tailgate Country on Instagram @tailg8country. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
33:22
June 18, 2020
Karissa Ella
"Me and Luke" artist Karissa Ella joins us to talk about her career, what to expect, and how she uses TikTok to grow her brand. Find Karissa on all music streaming platforms, and on social media @KarissaEllaMusic. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
32:37
June 11, 2020
Kip Moore Wild World Review
We've been waiting for this one for a while. The guys dive into Kip Moore's powerful new album, "Wild World." Really, is there anything wrong with it? Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
35:24
June 04, 2020
Manny Blu
Recording artist Manny Blu joined the guys to talk about his experience in country music, his hit single "Girls and Beer," and what's to come in his career. Find Manny at MannyBluMusic.com, on his social media, and anywhere you listen to music. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
35:24
May 28, 2020
Riley Green EP, Best and Worst Title Tracks
Back at full strength, the guys talk about album title tracks that did the best commercially, and why there's so few that are the best-performing off their album. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
33:40
May 14, 2020
Luke Combs, Kenny Chesney, CJ Solar
Down a man, Brett and Brian talk about the new music of the week; including a single from Luke Combs, Kenny Chesney's Here and Now album, and CJ Solar's new EP. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
34:42
May 07, 2020
Eric Church’s canceled tour, Country Music Drink Draft
Eric Church called off his tour until a coronavirus vaccine is available. The guys draft the best drinks that pair with country music. Best songs about this pandemic. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
32:02
April 30, 2020
Morgan Wallen, Kip Moore, Brett Eldridge, Reopening Music
Morgan Wallen, Kip Moore, and Brett Eldridge brought it with new music this week. The guys talk about the 3-phase plan to reopen states and how it relates to country music. Stagecouch has been announced. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
33:22
April 23, 2020
A Year Without Concerts?
The guys explore what a world without concerts would look like for artists and how the media industry would evolve to accommodate it. Reviewing Parker McCollum and Jameson Rodger's new songs. Chris Young songs fantasy draft. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
38:18
April 16, 2020
The World is Closed, Artist Livestreams
We're back, just as the world is canceled. Brett, Brian, and Hunter talk about the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on country music releases, and artists' social media livestreams. Want some amazing clothes? Check out our friends at Southern Creek Clothing (www.southerncreekclothing.com) and use the code TGCOUNTRY for 20% OFF your next purchase! ALSO we have a website! Head over to tgatecountry.com to find writeups, features, and information you won't hear on our podcast. Thanks for supporting our independent podcast and LISTEN LOCAL!
35:18
April 09, 2020
Kurt Freeman, Patriotic Songs Draft
Ohio artist Kurt Freeman joins the show to talk about his work as an independent artist. Tailgate Country is a country music podcast by country music people, for country music people. No gimmicks, just some beers and genuine country. Episodes are uploaded weekly.  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @tgatecountry.
51:47
July 04, 2019