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I love me some Country music. Been around it my entire life with my parents listening to Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. The music today is very diverse and I love that.
I’m married with 3 girls and our dog Caliber the Vizsla. Very blessed, to say the least. My family calls Chesterfield County home. I love camping, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking.
The Doll house is always full of excitement. I love to cook, especially if it involves a giant piece of meat on the smoker. We love to entertain and have friends over at the house for barbeques and driveway drinks. The weekends, I can never sleep in. If I’m not working, you can find me at the gym or in the woods exploring and enjoying God’s country.
If you listen to podcasts, take a listen to “As It Was Written; the story behind the song”. I talk to country artists about their most successful songs.
As It Was Written - The Story Behind The Song
This is the beginning of “As it was written. The story behind the song”. In 2022 we will begin a journey into the life of a song from the songwriter. A song heals us in moments of sadness. A song lifts us up when we need lifted. A song brings us clarity when we are unclear or calms us when we are angry. A song gets us excited to go out when we want to go out. A song helps us celebrate, cry, party, smile, or breath. A song gives us strength when we fear and a song can bring us together. A song can takes us back to a moment in our lives that we want to remember for a moment or a song can take us to places we’ve never been. A song tells a story. There is always the perfect story for the moment you are in. Let’s get to know the songwriter. Where did the idea come from? The process to write it. Let’s be a sponge in the world of music. Let’s come together for a song.
Drew is a name that's been making waves in the music industry for years. He's ridden the rollercoaster of highs and lows, experiencing the ever-changing tides of the music world. But today, we're here to celebrate a soaring success—a song that has captured hearts around the globe, "She’s Somebody's Daughter."
This song has been streamed over 100 million times and garnered 30 million views on YouTube, touching countless souls along the way. But what's even more special is the incredible story behind it.
Drew didn't just stumble upon the inspiration for "She’s Somebody's Daughter." He found it in the most unexpected of places, within the very heart of his own family. The song was born from a personal experience that's both heartwarming and deeply moving—it all began with a meeting with his wife's dad.
On this episode, we're going to dive deep into Drew's journey, exploring his trials, triumphs, and the magic that went into crafting "She’s Somebody's Daughter." We'll get to know the man behind the music, his creative process, and the stories that have shaped his musical career.
So, whether you're a fan of Drew's music or simply love a good story about the power of music to connect us all, this episode is for you.
Find Drew Baldridge below
Lady A is coming to the market for a show and I got a chance to catch up with Charles Kelley of Lady A. I asked him "if your music could be transformed into a flavor of ice cream, what would it taste like"? Plus we touched on one year of sobriety for him.
Check out Lady A here
I have some bonus content for you this week. Dan + Shay are coming to the market for a show, so I was able to catch some time with Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. We talked about their new song "Save Me The Trouble", the new album "Bigger Houses" coming Sept 15 and their live show.
Check out their new song here - Save Me The Trouble
Pre-Order the new album here - Bigger Houses
Such a great conversation with Corey Kent. I could have continued that convo for hours. He is driven. Started his musical journey at 11. Sang with Willie Nelson and finished his college degree while touring and playing music.
Check out the Corey Kent and his music below. New album "Blacktop", new single "Something's gonna kill me"
This week, I spent a good bit of time getting to know Nate Smith. You may have seen him on TikTok from his song "One Of These Days" or "Wildfire". Most recently with his very first #1 song for "Whiskey On You". Did you know he sang the vocals to that song at the kitchen table and not in a studio? Find out the story behind the song on "As It Was Written - The Story Behind The Song with Nate Smith.
Host: Garret Doll
Guest: Nate Smith on Instagram
South Park even featured Nate Smith in a video on TikTok
Let me know what you think and if you have an idea for an artist that I should have on the podcast - Garret
Priscilla Block showed up on my FYP on TikTok 2 years ago and I sent her a DM and asked her for her song "Just About Over You" to play on the radio (before she had a record label deal and before she even had a fully produced version of it, it was that good). We get to know Priscilla and how the song "Just About Over You" came about during the pandemic. She is so much fun.
Find out more about Priscilla Block
Check out the video for her new song "My Bar"
Had the chance to talk with Jordan Davis and get the backstory on his very successful song "Buy Dirt". How did Jordan breaks the rules when asking Luke Bryan to be a part of the song? We find out the answer to that and what Jordan was doing when the idea came about for the song.
Leave a review and a rating. Let me know what you think.
Learn more about Jordan Davis
"One Of Them Girls" was such a huge success for Lee Brice last year - we had to get "The Story Behind The Song"
Learn more about Lee Brice
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Get the backstory of the song "Flower Shops" by Ernest! We'll get to know Ernest, a man of may names and talents!
Guest: Ernest Offical Website
Host: Garret Doll
I’ve always been in love with Music….. I tried to be “musical” if you will, but that didn’t work out so well. However, I did have a love for listening to music. This is the beginning of “As it was written. The story behind the song”. In 2022 we will begin a journey into the life of a song from the songwriter. Let’s get to know the songwriter. Where did the idea come from? How long did it take to write it? Where did you write it? Who did you write with? Where did you record it? Let’s be a sponge in the world of music. Let’s come together for a song.
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