Wednesday, November 24, 2021


Award-winning broadcaster and podcaster, Candy O’Terry and Music City Mentor, Jacy Dawn Valeras have released another episode in their joint podcast project, Country Music Success Stories. The new podcast is an intimate conversation with Grammy award-winning songwriter, artist and producer, Frank Myers. Subscribe to the podcast here and listen on all podcast platforms here.

"What an amazing time visiting with Country Music Success Stories. They were so prepared and dug deep into the music and songwriting. You will hear behind the scenes conversations never heard before,” expressed Frank Myers.

“I think I've played "You And I" on the radio a thousand times and never could have imagined that, one day, I'd be sitting beside the man who wrote the song. Frank Myers is full of stories, including how he wrote “You And I”, “I Swear, I'm Already There”, and “My Front Porch Lookin' In.” If you are a songwriter, this is an episode you just can't miss. Oh, and having a tour of his man cave was AMAZING.” stated Candy O’Terry.

"Having the opportunity to sit and talk with a songwriting icon like Frank Myers was inspiring in every way“ shares Jacy Valeras. “ His dedication to his craft is remarkable, and the wisdom he shares in this episode is some of the best advice a young, aspiring artist can hear.”

Future guests include Bobby Tomberlin, Jim Messina, Jim Vest, Pam Lewis and many others, including surprise guests along the way. Past guests have included Jamie O’Neil, Sonny LeMaire, Lily Isaac, Chris Lindsay, Bill Anderson, 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 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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