Whiskey Riff Raff

Whiskey Riff Raff

A podcast by Whiskey Riff for the country fan. On 'Whiskey Riff Raff,' Steve Gazibara and Wes Langeler give an unfiltered and unapologetic take on country music, life, and all the craziness that comes with it. Laugh with us. Rant with us. Drink with us.

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May 11, 2021 49 min

Cody Johnson announces the release of his upcoming double album, 'Human.' Discusses his search for '90s country songs, his upcoming 'Dear Rodeo' documentary, why he will always support veterans and first responders, maintaining creative control after his record deal, authenticity and not chasing trends, the "sellout" conversation, getting into the cologne game, ropin' and ridin', meeting your her...

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Chase Bryant details his comeback to country music, his suicide attempt, his frustrations with the major-label music industry, pressures to conform to the industry molds, losing yourself in the midst of chasing success, moving back to Texas, his upcoming album, creative freedom, his newfound joy in making music, and more.

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April 26, 2021 23 min

NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney joins us to talk the recent growth of NASCAR, the misconceptions about the sport, his dog Sturgill, meeting Tyler Childers and Colter Wall, NASCAR/driving songs, what he would listen to in the car, racing hungover, peeing during a race, his pre-race routine, appearing in movies, inviting Reba to his Championship party and more.

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April 19, 2021 54 min

Two of Texas' finest, Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, join us to discuss their incredible 'Hold My Beer' project, fans bringing a full-size fridge to a show, slapping the bag, the Rangers game with Koe Wetzel, the craziness of Larry Joe Taylor Fest, the struggle of being a musician in Austin these days, the Texas vs Nashville comparisons, trying to make money solely as a songwriter, the mythical George Strait, McConaughey ...

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April 12, 2021 67 min

Jameson joins the podcast to discuss his journey in country music, torture shots, Luke Combs tour pranks, his "celebrity" softball team with Morgan Wallen, Hardy and more, pooping your pants on stage, the career of Luke Combs, the pressure to fit the Nashville mold, the greatness of Eric Church, his Mount Rushmore of Country Music, heartbreaking dog songs, his upcoming EP, dad beers, and more.

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April 3, 2021 50 min

Rising star Triston Marez talks the not so glamorous world of cutting your teeth on Broadway, performing underage and sneaking beers in a guitar case, throwing panties on stage, Texas vs Nashville, recording a song with Ronnie Dunn, battling hangovers, the legendary Larry Joe Taylor Fest, his upcoming self-titled album, influences like Cody Johnson and Aaron Watson, staying true to his Texas roots, Garth Brooks burying bodies, our ...

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March 25, 2021 31 min

The great Tracy Lawrence talks his legendary mullet, that incredible '90s country style, we check out some throwback glamour shots, he reveals how "Paint Me A Birmingham" is actually NOT about the city in Alabama, why publishers are dumbing down songs these days, drinking Justin Moore's band under the table, good songs coming out of the pandemic, the rawness of live music, how he was shot four times trying to stop a...

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March 20, 2021 95 min

YouTuber Grady Smith sits down to talk the greatness of Alan Jackson, how "likeability" plays a factor in reviewing music, the Nashville "bubble," viewing music like a sports fan, artists falling out of the spotlight, bad production ruining a good song, workout tunes, the good, the bad and the ugly of country music TikTok, the insanity of Chris Gaines, Travis Tritt making a comeback, dreaming up an all '90s coun...

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March 12, 2021 56 min

Walker Montgomery talks his new single "She Don't Know," his country music lineage with dad John Michael and his uncle Eddie Montgomery, moving to Nashville, managing hangovers, Matthew McConaughey, the passing of Troy Gentry, relatability in country music, looking up to Luke Combs and Randall King, getting back on the road, his Rolls Royce, drinking bourbon, the Kentucky Derby and more.

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March 5, 2021 46 min

Caitlyn Smith reflects on making 14-hour drives between Minnesota to Nashville, years and years of hearing "no" about her songs, "This Town Is Killing Me," Nashville bars, champagne hangovers, utilizing wine and/or edibles to enhance songwriting, opening for George Strait and Tim Mcgraw, how Google Maps inspired "Tacoma," Garth Brooks being the ultimate "dad," her first radio single with Old Dominion...

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February 27, 2021 47 min

Rising star Kat Hasty joins us to discuss her viral ascent to fame, the comparisons to Zach Bryan who she recently hung out with in Washington, meeting the great Shooter Jennings, utilizing TikTok and social media to grow her brand, the pitfalls of the party life, her photo with Post Malone, Nashville vs Texas, why she doesn't listen to music that much, Ryan Bingham, Texas boys, and more.

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February 22, 2021 46 min

Lubbock, Texas, native Slade Coulter sits down to talk all things Texas country, the influence of Whiskey Myers, the brutal Texas cold snap, hanging out with Zach Bryan, drunk-singing Turnpike in an elevator, graduating in a class of nine, small town life and more.

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February 19, 2021 25 min

We battle a tough internet connection to talk Lainey's new album "Sayin' What I'm Thinkin', working with Jay Joyce, navigating the world of Tik Tok, earning your hat, "bell bottom country" and more.  

Pick up Lainey's new album 'Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'' HERE: https://laineywilson.lnk.to/SWIT

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February 13, 2021 33 min

Heath Sanders talks about his journey from the oil fields to a major label record deal, the resurgence of traditional country led by Luke Combs and Riley Green, his 'Common Ground' EP, tuning out the news, meeting your heroes, the Ozarks, Britney Spears, and more.

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February 6, 2021 104 min

We reunite with Garrett and Mike from the Hippies and Cowboys Podcast to talk the Morgan Wallen controversy, the overused "Outlaw" term in country music, Sturgill, Luke, Billy Strings and the potential for a bluegrass resurgence, the restrictions of Music Row, Malort, Canadian beers, who we're listening to and more.

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December 3, 2020 55 min

Granger Smith talks his new album 'Country Things,' being a Texas country "sellout," the viral hit "D-ed Down In Dallas," the recipe for a COVID-safe country concert, performing in Iraq, Earl Dibbles Jr., his brother's appearance on 'The Bachelorette,' going to Walmart in slippers, and great quote from Teddy Roosevelt and more.

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November 26, 2020 38 min

Riley Green finds out "Paint Me A Birmingham" isn't about Alabama, talks hunting during quarantine, his Golden Saw Series, Morgan Wallen and navigating fame, supporting other artists, recording his unreleased songs, playing shows during COVID and more.

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November 21, 2020 74 min

Tennessee Jet goes deep into the songwriting industry with "track guys," coked up "hype guys," pub deals and more, Sam Hunt, nice guys that make sh*tty music, escapism, artists vs singers, writing with Cody Jinks, old school outlaws vs the social media microscope of today, cancel culture, and more.

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November 5, 2020 60 min

Josh Abbott talks his upcoming album 'The Highway Kind,' his Texas supergroup The Panhandlers, cutting his teeth at Texas Tech, the Nashville mainstream embracing the Texas sound, Kane Brown performing the Cowboy's halftime show, Blue Light shots, TikTok artists, Coke & peanuts, being a father and more.

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October 29, 2020 41 min

Brent Cobb talks the new album 'Keep Em' On They Toes,' writing songs with Luke Bryan, making country music for grown folks, psychedelics and mental health, getting pulled over for dipping in LA, his cousin Dave Cobb, Whiskey Myers and more.

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