Luke Laird has written over 20 number one Billboard singles, including hits for Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and many more. Marty and Luke discuss Luke's songwriting career, his new album "Music Row" and the meaning of some of it's songs, how growing up in small town Pennsylvania influenced his life and music, and much more.
Clay Walker knows exactly what kind of grit it takes to travel the road of a small town country singer dreaming of becoming a chart-topping superstar. Marty Smith sits down with the “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” crooner to take country fans along for his journey from playing bars in his hometown to playing over 200 massive concerts across the country. Walker relives moments such as listening to a candid conversation between George Jones and Merle Haggard at a bar to the moment he learned of his MS diagnosis. Listen to Outsider’s exclusive conversation between Marty Smith and Clay Walker here.
Before Kip Moore became the award-winning artist he is today, he had to maintain his passion - or as he puts it, “a little bit of crazy” - for 8 years. Marty Smith sits down with the “Beer Money” singer to talk about his fierce dedication to country music, sports’ influence on his music career, and his love for all things surfing. He released his double album this spring and opens up about how factors like the pandemic and “the awakening of a country” adjusted the album’s success. Listen to ‘The Road You Leave Behind’ as Kip Moore talks regrets, motivations, and faith.
Marty Smith of Outsider interviews Kix Brooks, known for his 90s country legendary band Brooks & Dunn. Brooks talks everything from the band’s breakup in 2009 to duck hunting with Ronnie Dunn and even his conversations he had with Merle Haggard. Listen to Outsider’s exclusive conversation between Marty Smith and Kix Brooks.
Marty Smith interviews Mark Miller, lead singer for Sawyer Brown.