"It was a pleasure having Candy and her staff come out to the house and interview this ol' steel guitar man. I am so happy there is an interest in keeping country music out there for the public. They got me to talk about my new book and I just started sharing stories. I hope her podcast becomes #1 nationwide, it is that good! Both of them are very professional, easy to talk to, great at their job. Thanks for including me," stated Jim Vest.
“Having the chance to sit down with Jim Vest at his home, beside his steel guitar in a room full of industry awards was a rare opportunity to talk to a legend in country music. From a surprise visit by Paul McCartney to the obvious talent of an unknown artist named Kenny Chesney, this interview is a must-listen for music fans everywhere," Candy O’Terry.
“The memories Jim shared with us playing with the biggest legends in country music will stay with me forever. He is the true definition of a success story and an inspiration to every musician with hopes and dreams of making it in Nashville,” related co-host of Country Music Success Stories, Jacy Dawn Valeras.
Past guests have included Pam Lewis, Jim Messina, Jamie O’Neal, Sonny LeMaire, Bobby Tomberlin, Frank Myers, 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 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 second-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 and 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 DJs, 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 four-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 lifelong singers and country music fans, Candy and 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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