Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Titan, Bill Anderson, joined award-winning broadcaster and podcaster, Candy O’Terry and Music City Mentor, Jacy Dawn Valeras on their current episode of their joint podcast project, Country Music Success Stories with Candy O’Terry. Creators Candy O’Terry and Jacy Dawn Valeras sit down with Country music icon, Bill Anderson to discuss his first #1 song in college to co-writes decades later that turned into #1 songs, to 60 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. When they press record, they capture a career and a personal story you might just have to listen to more than once! Country Music Success Stories with Candy O’Terry is well on the way to becoming a success story on its own. Subscribe to the podcast here and listen on all podcast platforms here.
"I really enjoyed sitting down and talking with Candy about my years in the music business,” shared Bill Anderson. “Not only did she ask insightful questions, she brought me a stash of her homemade cookies. What could be better than country music and Cookies From Candy?"
“Entertaining, conversational, fun and inspiring. These are just a few of the words I would use to describe Whispering Bill Anderson,” exclaimed Candy O’Terry! “He is a superstar in every sense of the word and totally worth listening to this episode of the podcast. Wait, here is another word - unforgettable!”
"Bill Anderson is a true gentleman and one of the most prolific songwriters the music world has ever known,” stated Jacy Dawn Valeras. “His words of wisdom will inspire every person dreaming of having a career in country music and even those who do not."
Future guests will include Jim Messina, Jim Vest, Chris Lindsey, Pam Lewis and many others, including surprise guests along the way. Past guests have included John Schneider, Collin Raye, Aimee Mayo, John and Robin Berry, Steve Dorff, Naomi Judd, Jeannie Seely, Crystal Gayle, Lori McKenna, Karen Staley, Kent Blazy, Larry Strickland, T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang.
The popular podcast is the 2021 winner of two Awards of Distinction recognized by the Communicator Awards for Best Host, and Best Music-based Podcast. The popular podcast made its debut on in the top #25 on Apple Podcasts USA Music Interviews Chart and has been picked up by iHeartMedia, the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally and RADIO.COM which is powered by Entercom, the 2nd largest radio group in the country and the top podcast producer which includes 800+ streaming stations across the US.
In this Nashville based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to succeed in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor and Founder of Platinum Circle Media, Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer's rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance
After spending a week together in Nashville with the idea of doing a 4-part series for O’Terry’s award-winning podcast and radio program The Story Behind Her Success, the two realized that the city was rich with stories to tell and that a platform for music industry stories, combined with the rich content Valeras had accumulated through her YouTube series, might be a hit. As life-long singers and country music fans, Candy & Jacy have a clear vision of the guests they seek. “We’re on the lookout for women and men who aren’t afraid to tell the world how they got to where they are today in the music business, including the good times when they were riding high, and the bad times when they were on the verge of giving up. These stories are meant to teach and inspire others to take a chance on living their dreams.”
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