Bobbycast

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.

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August 5, 2022 53 min

Two years ago, Bailey Zimmerman was working at the gas pipeline…fast forward to this year and he just signed his first record deal! Bailey talks to Bobby about how he never sang his entire life until one day at the opportunity at a basketball court then decided he wanted to drop everything  to pursue music! He started out in 2020 on TikTok just posting videos of his custom lifted trucks and then got attention from record labels and...

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Tyler Hubbard sits down for his first hour long interview with Bobby since the announcement of Florida Georgia Line break. Bobby asks him about the rumors that were swirling online over the break and if it had to do with them not getting along. Tyler talks about how he feels more pressure to put out music with his own name on it than he did the last few years with FGL. Tyler talks about how his perspective on creating music has cha...

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JT Harding  has written 7 No. 1 songs for artists like Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker and more. He started out wanting to make it in rock which led him to working as the assistant to superstar rock band Linkin Park. He shares with Bobby what it was like to grow up adopted and finding out his dad was a famous actor and radio host. He also shares the most personal story he struggled with including in his new...

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Lesly Simon is the General Manager of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's record labels, Pearl Records and Gwendolyn Records. She has over 25 years’ experience in the music industry that include jobs from assistant to radio promotions. She talks about her rise in the music ranks in Nashville that lead her to getting the job on Garth and Trisha’s record labels. Lesly shares that in June 2017 she was diagnosed with breast cancer j...

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Jay DeMarcus wrote a new book called SHOTGUN ANGELS: My Story of Broken roads and Unshakeable Hope. He stops by to talk about how the Rascal Flatts formed and how his faith shaped his career. He started out playing in a Christian band and had a No. 1 song on the Christian Chart. He also talks about how he met his wife during a Rascal Flatts music video shoot and how he got a girl pregnant that lead him to a very dark time in his li...

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In this episode, you’ll hear stories from different major artists like Shay of Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and more talking about failures in their career that turned into successes. From getting dropped from record labels to the times that people told them they didn’t have what it takes to be an artist.

 

 

 

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Trisha Yearwood stopped by Bobby's house and talks about how she got her start singing demos in the 80's. Trisha has sung backups on more than 100 Garth Brooks songs and got her start opening up for him on his tour back in 91 when she only had 1 song on the radio. Trisha also talks about recording her Frank Sinatra tribute album "Let's Be Frank", her next country album and what she likes to watch on Netflix.

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Bobby has a conversation with the King of Nashville. Music executive Joe Galante has been named as one of the 2022 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He joins the list that includes Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, the late country singer Keith Whitley. Joe talks with Bobby about how he got his start in New York which led him to making a splash in Nashville where he became the youngest person to ever be the ...

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In honor of his birthday this week,  we wanted to highlight Scuba Steve. Scuba Steve is the executive producer of the Bobby Bones Show. They talk about how he got into radio, past relationships and how he got the job on the Bobby Bones Show.

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Jillian Jacqueline just released her debut album called “Honestly” but has been one of Bobby’s favorite artists for years now. They became friends after he brought her out on the road to open for him on his comedy tour. They catch up on life after both recently getting married and Jillian now having a baby. Jillian shares the emotional journey of this record and how she handles criticism from her manager and husband. She shares her...

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We have compiled all our favorite Craig Morgan appearances into one episode! Bobby sits down with Craig Morgan to talk about his unexpected career in country music after going from being in the military to putting out records. Craig talks about how it took several hits before it started to register with people and connect him with his music. He talks about the song that’s the hardest for him to perform. Plus, how he and Blake Shelt...

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Bobby and Gavin start by talking about the bars he owns in town and how involved he is in that business. Gavin shares the story behind his new album “Face The River” and how it is dedicated to his late parents, Wayne and Lynne which makes him very emotional.  He talks about what it was like growing up in a prison town, how he and his brother moved to NYC to pursue music and how he ended up in Nashville. Gavin also shares stories ab...

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Elle King stops by the house to sit down with Bobby and they really get to know each other during this talk. Elle’s has found success in several different genres. She had her first major success with her song “Ex’s and Oh’s” and then had a big country  hit with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls”. She reveals how she was nervous to text Dierks to be on her new song “Worth a Shot”. She talks about how she and Miranda Lambert met...

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Allie Colleen talks with Bobby about what life was like growing up for her in Owasso, Oklahoma and learning from an early age that she wanted to be a singer. She shares the things she was exposed to having famous parents and she learned about the invasion of privacy at an early age. Allie talks about the deal with her dad about her music and why she chose to study songwriting at college in Nashville and how her writing has grown ov...

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We are featuring each solo episode of Little Big Town!

On this episode, Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town stops by and talks about growing up as a food stamp kid in Northern Arkansas and going to college on a vocal scholarship. He also talks about how a run in with Conan O'Brien didn’t go so well. 

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We are featuring each solo episode of Little Big Town!

On this episode, Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town is the first guest in our new BobbyCast studio. Kimberly talks about how the group struggled for many years before landing their first big hit with Boondocks. Kimberly also talks about her love for cooking, her faith, wardrobe and family. She shares her journey with adoption and how she had her baby unexpectedly while out...

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We are featuring each solo episode of Little Big Town!

On this episode, Karen Fairchild stops by the house. Bobby and Karen talk about their grind to make it as a band after being dropped from record labels and having failed singles. Bobby also takes Karen down memory lane from her early career all the way up to Little Big Town’s newest music.

 

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Jimi Westbrook is one fourth of Little Big Town. Bobby sits down with Jimi to share his side of the origin story of the group. He tells the full story on why they decided to leave their first label after just a few months. Jimi talks about how he started singing in church as a kid but what led to him quitting music before deciding to move to Nashville. Jimi opens up and shares how his son is getting older now and starting to have t...

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Bobby sits down with Brad Tursi of Old Dominion. Brad is the lead guitar player and songwriter for the band. He talks about how he got started playing guitar for a rock band and transitioned into songwriting. Together, they go through some of the No. 1 songs he’s written for other artists along with the Old Dominion hits. Brad shares what he thinks is the secret to both their commercial and critical acclaim which is rare. Bobby and...

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Breland went viral in 2019 on TikTok with his song “My Truck” but his journey in music started 10 years before that. Breland sits down with Bobby to talk about how he went from studying business at Georgetown University to moving to Atlanta working as a producer with the vision of becoming an artist. Breland talks about not being taken seriously by the producer he was working with which lead to him taking trips to Nashville and get...

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