Marty sits down with Chase Rice in the Outsider Studios in Nashville. Chase describes how his early success caused him to lose himself and become someone he didn't necessarily want to be, how living a "normal life" during COVID affected him, and about difficulties living a life as a public figure. Chase also talks about life during the pandemic and his recent trip to Montana to write his new record. Marty and Chase may even have the next big country hit on their hands!
Marty sits down with legend Rhett Akins to talk about transitioning from one of the biggest country music artists to one of the biggest country music writers, his relationship with the wildly famous Thomas Rhett (his son, by the way) and his hangout moments with Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. It got real hazy on Willie's bus, folks.
Comedian John Crist joins Marty in a very special episode. We laugh. We cry. We get real. John talks about his experience growing up in a family of 8 children, his first time on stage, and how Marty's intuition helped him get through some hard times.
Marty welcomes country superstar Luke Combs in Outsider Studios to talk about his journey to success, spending years playing in bars before his big break, his thoughts on not being a “hot” musician, meeting his wife Nicole, and his goal of being the GOAT of country music.
Marty welcomes country legend Tracy Lawrence into the Outsider Studios to discuss life on the road with George Jones, growing up in Arkansas and how to survive in the country music industry. In April, Tracy released "Volume 1: Stairway To Heaven Highway To Hell", the first in a trilogy of "Hindsight 2020" albums.
Trace Adkins drops by the Outsider Studios with a brand 25th Anniversary album, “The Way I Wanna Go”. Marty and Trace discuss Trace's path to his 25th year in the business, and Trace looks back in the rear view mirror on lessons learned and blessings received. Trace discusses his life as a roughneck on an oil rig, his voice talent, and other fun stories.
In this episode of the Marty Smith Podcast, the first interview recorded at the brand new Outsider Studios, Marty Smith sits down with Cole Swindell for a lengthy conversation about a very unique path to country music stardom. How does a guy go from meeting a country music star at his frat house, to selling t-shirts for that superstar (Luke Bryan), to writing #1 songs not only for other artists in Nashville, but for himself? And what's it like to stick to your guns when one of those superstars (Jason Aldean) desperately begs you for a song that you wrote, but you know that you're the one that should cut it? Enjoy this and much more on this episode of the Marty Smith Podcast from the Outsider Studios.
On the eighth installment of "The Road You Leave Behind," Outsider's Marty Smith sits down to speak with Craig Morgan in an exclusive interview. Like many country music stars, Morgan's path to fame started from humble beginnings. He joined the United States Army as a young man where he served for 16 years. Upon his return home to Tennessee, Morgan worked multiple jobs to support his family, including as a construction worker and an employee at Wal-Mart. The "Redneck Yacht Club" singer is the definition of a blue collar worker, and Craig's blue collar attitude didn't change once he found musical success. Feel Craig's honest and heartfelt emotion discussing "The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost", which he wrote after the tragic loss of his son, Jerry. An inspiring interview with an inspiring singer and songwriter.