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The Marty Smith Podcast #14 - John Crist

The Marty Smith Podcast #14 - John Crist

August 20, 2021

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.

The Marty Smith Podcast #13 - Luke Combs

The Marty Smith Podcast #13 - Luke Combs

August 10, 2021

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.

The Marty Smith Podcast #12 - Tracy Lawrence

The Marty Smith Podcast #12 - Tracy Lawrence

August 2, 2021

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.

The Marty Smith Podcast #11 - Trace Adkins

The Marty Smith Podcast #11 - Trace Adkins

July 21, 2021

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.

The Marty Smith Podcast #10 - Cole Swindell

The Marty Smith Podcast #10 - Cole Swindell

July 15, 2021

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. 

The Marty Smith Podcast #9 - Dustin Lynch

The Marty Smith Podcast #9 - Dustin Lynch

July 6, 2021

Marty talks with Dustin Lynch about his path to success, his current single “Thinking ‘Bout You” with MacKenzie Porter, the artists that affected his life, his sports career, and more.

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #8 - Craig Morgan

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #8 - Craig Morgan

June 1, 2021

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.

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #7 - Travis Tritt

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #7 - Travis Tritt

May 6, 2021

Marty visits with country music icon Travis Tritt, who has a brand new album coming out May 7, “Set In Stone”. Marty visits with Travis at his ranch in Georgia and talks about his path to Nashville. Tritt talks about obstacles he faced and what it was like when he faced criticism and the individuals (speaking of icons) who helped him through that uncertain time, when he felt like he was doing the right thing because it was true to him and who he wanted to be, but it wasn’t especially well received in Nashville.

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #6 - John Rich

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #6 - John Rich

April 29, 2021

John Rich of Big & Rich talks to Marty about what it was like growing up the son of a preacher in Texas and Tennessee, family relationships, details on his career in Lonestar, Big & Rich and in between, the personal challenges of the excesses of success, his reality TV career, including raising $1.4 million for St. Jude on The Celebrity Apprentice, and more.

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #5 - Luke Laird

Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #5 - Luke Laird

April 4, 2021

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.