Winamp Logo
Country Music Critic Cover
Country Music Critic Profile

Country Music Critic

English, Music, 77 seasons, 133 episodes, 5 days, 1 hour, 4 minutes
About
This podcast is the only truth you’ll hear when it comes to country music. If your tried of the crap that they try to sell you, you’ve came to the right place. We will discuss and discover if it’s country royalty or if they just can’t fill the shoes of the greatest. Each week we will go over an artist and sometimes the artist are with us. Ryan- He is the closest thing to a country music Encyclopedia. Jordan- he is your honest country fan, with a taste in music that runs in all Direction. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/countrymusiccritic/support
Episode Artwork

#126 Turnpike Troubadours

Finally, through the qualms of our daily grind, we had a chance to get together in studio for an artist spotlight. Fresh off Jordan’s concert experience in which Turnpike opened for Zach Bryan, we decided to introduce each other and the fans to the Oklahoma band. Before we could even get the the band, we discussed life, work, and other random topics. We apologize for the delay in content! It has been very busy lately and setting aside time to record has proved very difficult. Thanks, as always, for listening and following along with our lives! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Comment, Follow, Review, and Spread the good CMC word! Stay Safe! God Bless! We Love you! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/4/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

125. Fathers & Sons: Luke Combs’ newest album review.

We were finally able to get together through all of the good and bad that life has laid on us lately. We start off with a long catch-up session. After discussing life we, eventually, listened to the “Fathers & Sons” album song by song. What do you think about it? It’s good to be back! Thanks for staying with us! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Comment, Review, and Spread the good CMC word. Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/16/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

#124. ACM 2024 Results Recap

We finally had the chance to sit back down to discuss the 2024 ACM Awards. With very few surprises, we continued the trend of guessing correctly at an 80% clip. We caught each other up with our personal lives and its official... our lives are crazy busy! We will soon get back to artist spotlights, as well as, interviews. Until then, please be patient with us while we transition into the new versions of our wild schedules. We Love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the good word. Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/23/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep

--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/15/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

OA #122

122 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/22/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

#121 Gavin Adcock

We sat down this week to discuss an up and coming artist from Georgia, Gavin Adcock. This young man gives us Koe Wetzel vibes and is destined for increased popularity. As always, we go off the rails discussing recent events, our lives, etc. Thank you all for the continued support, we love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the good CMC word! Stay Safe! God Bless, Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/16/202446 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

120. 2024 ACM Award Predictions

It’s that time again! Award show prediction time… Next up, 2024 ACMs. We sat down to go through our thoughts on the direction that the ACMs will lean for this year’s ceremony. We stayed closer to on topic in this episode than any other in the history of the show, I believe. Who do you think will win? Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word. We love you! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/11/202455 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

119. Fool Us 3 Times…Shame on Morgan Wallen

We rushed to sit down to discuss the most recent example of how some people never learn. We discussed the timeline of Wallen’s troubles, the details of the current escapade, and the potential future backlash. What do y’all think will come of this most recent display? Thanks as always for listening! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Comment, Review, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the word! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/9/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

118. New Music & UK Rant

After a short turn around from the last episode we got together to listen to a few new releases. Jordan gets to follow up on the Kentucky basketball drama, goes on a rant that explains a lot of the frustration. It was relatively short episode but productive. We will be getting back to artist spotlights soon! Thanks, as always, for being there for us! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, etc. Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/28/202446 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

117. Kacey Musgraves “Deeper Well” Album Review

We were finally able to get together to discuss “Deeper Well.” The newest release from Kacey Musgraves. As always, we get caught up on our lives. We talk about work, the state of Kentucky basketball, among other things. Then, song by song, we listened to the album. Our listening suggestions: find a firm couch, your drink of choice(or herbal remedy), close your eyes, and listen to all the personal struggles that Kacey fights through. She has the her standard clever lyrics but applied to a deeper cause than usual. Thank you all for listening! We Love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the word! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/24/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

We’re Official!

We come to you this week with exciting news! I won’t spoil it here… we discuss current events, new songs, and also attempt to process our big news. Goals in life are important, so when you reach one it should be celebrated! Thank you all for being there for us! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the word. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/9/202451 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Catching Up and Reflection

We FINALLY got together again! After sickness, travel, work, and sadly death…. We found time to meet in studio. We discuss our lives(highs and lows), and catch each other and all of you up on what has been going on. Prayers to Ryan’s family for their loss and the grieving process. Thanks, as always, for listening. We will be back with an artist spotlight soon, as we ran out of time during this show. Please Like, Share, Rate, Comment, Review, Follow, and Subscribe. We love you! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Toby Keith: Remembering a Legend

This week we decided to get together early due to the recent passing of icon, Toby Keith. We cover a small piece of his rise to superstardom, as well as, small details/stories that helped mold him into the Hall of Famer that he turned out to be. We want to send his loved ones our heartfelt condolences and our most sincere prayers. Keith was and always will be one of the most patriotic performers to grace our stages. He will be immensely missed. Thank you, Toby, for sharing your genius with us all! Thank each and all of you for helping us to be here. We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Comment, Review, Follow, and Spread the word. Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! #riptobykeith --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/8/202444 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Avett Brothers

After delay, we were able to get together so Jordan could introduce the CMC family to the Avett Brothers. The North Carolina based, four piece band has been around for over twenty years. This country adjacent band is relatively unknown by most country music fans, it’s time to change that! If you enjoy clever lyrics and a variety of rythyms, you will love these guys! As always, we went off task for quite a while at the beginning. Thank you! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Follow, Review, and all of the other things. That is how we are able to continue! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! Also… if you can hear my singing, I’m sooooo sorry! I thought my mic was off! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/3/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Zach Williams

Through inclement weather, sickness, busy lives, etc. we were finally able to sit down together and discuss a different style of artist. Zach Williams is a gospel singer from Arkansas. He overcame many personal battles through Christ and now spreads his testimony through his beautiful music. Due to the long layoff we had plenty to discuss before and throughout the show. We scrolled through his catalog and his testimony, as well as, shared a little bit of our views, etc. We have missed you while we were away and look forward to getting back to a more normal schedule! Thank you all! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Review, Comment, and Spread the good CMC word. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/22/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

Grand Ole Opry: A Historical Glance at Country Music’s City Hall

We were able to get together through all of life’s obstacles. We tried a new type of episode this week and discussed the history and a few statistics of the Grand Ole Opry. Started prior to World War II, the Opry has been the most constant staple of the genre. As always, we discussed our lives and other random topics. We even left in a nice little painful Easter Egg at the end… here is a hint Jordan took a spin on a horse named Charley. Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Comment, Follow, and Spread the word. We love and thank you each and all! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/6/202454 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Conway Twitty

On our last episode of the year, we got together to discuss one of the greatest “ladies men” in country music history, Conway Twitty. We got into the normal randomness before getting to our spotlighted artist. We got to share a very special sound clip sent from a member of our CMC family that just so happens to be a recording artist in Australia. We went hit by hit through Conway’s catalog, even touching on his years performing with Loretta Lynn. He started his music career in Arkansas and ended it in TwittyCity. Thanks as always for your support! We look forward to what 2024 holds for us all! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, Mention, and Spread the good CMC word! We love you! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/23/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Zach Top & Random Country Music Thoughts

This week we, after delay, got together and Ryan surprised Jordan with an up and coming artist! He chose an artist on the Sunnyside…. Washington, where Zach Top was raised. A man with Zach’s look and voice seems like a combination Nashville has seen before, but we’ve never seen a talent like this. Only in his early 20’s, his voice is extremely polished. After playing a few songs from his catalog, we broke out in random conversation about country music. Thanks, everyone! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the good CMC word. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes
Episode Artwork

Warren Zeiders

This week we got together to discuss Warren Zeiders. Turns out, Hershey, PA produces more than chocolate! After only really being in the game for two years, Warren has found a way to enter millions of ears through social media and his albums. We discuss his come up and play a few of his biggest songs. We also played a clip from a Kentucky songwriter, Bill Law. Thanks as always for supporting us! We love you all! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word! Stay safe! God. Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/4/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tanya Tucker

This week we got together to discuss the talent-filled songstress that started her career at the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker. Before getting into the meat of our spotlight we discuss Ryan’s attendance of Garth Brooks’ opening night performance at his bar. We covered the rest of our week’s happenings. We then made our way through the storied career of Tucker. Covering the highs and lows, while playing the songs that put her on the map. Thank you for choosing us! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the good CMC word. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chris Stapleton “Higher” Album Review

After a slight delay, we sat down to break down the new Stapleton album, “Higher.” After discussing our personal lives, we introduced the song of the week. It was the much anticipated Bradley Gaskin release, “Accidentally Drunk.” What do you think of the new song? We heard from a few fans, as well as, Bradley himself! Afterward we went through the “Higher” album. What is your favorite song from the new album? The CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year did not miss a beat with this project! Thanks as always! We Love y’all! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! Happy Thanksgiving! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/22/202356 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

57th CMA Awards Recap

We finally were able to to get together to recap the CMA Awards. (Spoiler alert: they are contemplating a name change to the LWA- Lainey Wilson Awards!) we discussed our trip to see Alexandra Kay, Bradley Gaskin’s release date(November 17th), and life in general. We sorted through the highs and lows of the awards show as we went through our prediction grading process. As always, we thank you! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the word! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/13/202357 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jelly Roll

Through sickness, work, and all the other things life throws us… we, finally, got in studio this weekend to discuss Jelly Roll. After discussing our week, we tried a new format. We introduced Jason DeFord/ AKA Jelly Roll’s humble beginnings while simultaneously reviewing his album “Whitsitt Chapel.” If you aren’t familiar with his story, prepare to be amazed! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the good CMC word! As always, we thank you! We love y’all! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/23/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pilgrimage Festival Review… finally! Plus, our first ever call-in! Bradley Gaskin does story time!

We finally got back together in spite of our busy schedules. The plan was Pilgrimage Festival review and then an album review. All bets were off when Bradley Gaskin graced us with a phone call. Bradley told us a story about a moment at the Grand Ole Opry that included Vince Gill. We had a fantastic conversation that I will not spoil here! I was able to finish up my review portion after our call, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I repeated myself or left something out. So… who knows! Haha thanks as always for giving us a listen! We love and appreciate you all! Please remember to Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Follow, Subscribe, and all of those glorious things! That’s how we can proceed to put out the show. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/12/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Artist Spotlight Allison Emry

This week, Ryan & Jordan met up with one of Ryan’s longtime acquaintances the lovely Ms Allison Emry! Allison is a singer/songwriter in the heart of Nashville. Jordan drops lines hoping to have a chance to write a song! Allison let’s us hear her new song “Just Like You” You can find Allison’s music online, tell her we sent you! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/2/202329 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Episode: 100-A; Ryan’s Grandmother In Studio

We came together early this week to revisit and complete part of our 100th episode. Paying homage to Ryan’s early obsession with country music, we decided to bring his Grandmother to get her side of that time period and also learn about her own love for music, as well as, an insight on the world, comparing then and now. We start off talking about Ryan and end up solving the world’s problems. This was a fun interview and are very grateful that she sat down with us! Thanks to each of you for being here! We love you! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the word! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/28/202349 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

2023 CMA Awards: Nominations and Predictions

We got together early this week to give our crystal ball views on the upcoming 2023 CMA Awards. Per usual, we show a glimpse into our crazy lives. We share our new found connection with Parker McCollum, discuss Jordan’s weird sleep issues, and touch on the joys of Ryan’s raising of his pre-pubescent son. Finally, we share each of the major awards nominees and our predictions. Will Ryan continue his run or will Jordan turn it around? We will soon find out! Who do you think will win? Thanks, as always! We love you all! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, Comment and Spread the word! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/23/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tyler Childers’ “Rustin’ In The Rain” Album Review

We met up to discuss the week’s happenings and to review Tyler’s new album. We started off discussing the Parker McCollum concert that Ryan attended with his daughter. Jackson Dean had our song of the week with “Fearless.” We then got into Tyler’s new album. With only 7 songs, we were able to make quick work of the review. What is your favorite song off of the new album? Thank you for spending an hour with us! Without y’all, this isn’t possible for us and we are forever grateful! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word! We love you! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/18/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

Zach Bryan Album Review; Plus, we discuss Bradley Gaskin’s showcase.

As we inch, ever so close, to episode 100 we find ourselves dealing with technical issues. How do we cope, you ask? We cover(and re-cover) the new Zach Bryan album review. We couldn’t have chosen something more enjoyable, to be honest. The recently arrested artist has done it again! Before we get into the album, we dive into the Bradley Gaskin showcase. Listen to the episode for details but a short summary for it would be, simply “WOW.” What is your favorite song off the new album? Thank you all for supporting us! We love you! Please remember to Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Follow, Subscribe, and Spread the good CMC word! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! Btw… episode 100 is a multi-parter! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Martina McBride

We got together this week to discuss the Queen of 90’s country, Martina McBride. She started off slow but soon found her lane, and the rest is history. After meeting her husband and creating a country power couple, the wedded pair have developed one of the most sought out studios in the world! We went year by year, hit song by hit song until current day happenings of this future HOF’er. Thanks for listening, folks! Please remember to Like, Share, Subscribe, Rate, Review, Follow, and Spread the CMC love! Without you all(and those actions mentioned in the previous sentence) we wouldn’t be able to do this thing that we enjoy so much! We Love y’all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/23/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Life and Tragic End of Mindy McCready

This week the boys get together to discuss one of the most saddening stories every written in country music, Mindy McCready. Before we got into our topic, we played this week’s “Song of the Week”. Here’s a hint… you have probably heard it in the past week or two. We discuss Oliver Anthony’s explosion onto the scene, as well as, a short dive into our weekly lives. Once we dove into Mindy’s tragic career, the show took a dark turn. Step by heartbreaking step, we covered all she endured in her 37 years on this planet. Thank you all for listening! Remember to join the Facebook group page and let us know what you are thinking! Without you, we aren’t doing this! So let us know what you want to hear! Thank you all for your continued support! Remember to Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Advertise us to your friends! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/15/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Charles Wesley Godwin: The Mountaineer Musician

This week we get together to discuss the unmistakable sounds of Charles Wesley Godwin. From Morgantown, WV to stadiums across the country opening for Zach Bryan, Godwin has been on a steady rise since releasing his debut album “Seneca.” With 2 albums under his belt and one on the way, this Americana musician is making Big Loud happy for signing him. Were you familiar with Godwin? What’s your opinion of him? Ryan says he is in, Jordan has been a fan! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Comment, Follow, and all of that good stuff! That’s the only way we are able to continue this journey. Thank you all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/7/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

30 Songs/ 30 Years Old: Top 30 from 1993

After delay and much distraction we meet, in studio, to go through the top 30 list from 1993. Before the countdown(count-up in our case) we discussed a few important topics. Craig Morgan reenlisting in the Army Reserves (Thank you for your service), a few shoutouts, and the new song/video from Tyler Childers. A controversial topic, but… what isn’t these days? Where do you stand on it? Let us know your favorite song from 1993! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, Comment, and Spread the word! Thank you all for your continued support, it means the world to us! We Love you! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/1/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

“Little Songs” by Colter Wall: Album Review

We finally were able to get together after a longer than usual hiatus. As always, we venture off topic quite a few times… once we got started on Colter, his music/vibe took over. His voice has evolved into this smooth, controlled, gruff instrument that is so deep it can smooth your soul. Unlike some other people we could name, his album is an acceptable length(not 36). Thanks, as always, for being here with us. Please remember to Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

Breaking News… Country Music in Mainstream Media

We met up ahead of schedule to discuss the issues that have gone viral. We discussed Jason Aldean’s music video, “Try that in a small Town.” We also broke down Miranda Lambert’s outburst that brought her performance to a halt. Thanks for reaching out! Y’all know how to help us, when you reach out to us… we can help you! We appreciate you all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/21/202335 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

CMC goes to Jail!! 4th of July episode.

We got together this week to celebrate Independence Day, to memorialize a couple lost friends, and to play our clips from our trip to jail. Kevin(Ryan) lost two friends this past, one of which an alumni of the show, Jesse Craine. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the families and friends of those two men we lost this week. We played a few songs that remind us of Independence Day and reminisced about our childhood memories. Finally, we show off our best reporter skills on our trip to the Hart County Jail. We discovered and discussed what Brown has done for oh so many people and watched Jeff Bates display his artistry through his ministry. It was a fantastic experience and hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! Thanks as always! Remember to Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Subscribe, and Spread the good CMC word! We love you all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/5/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

The One that Got Away: Podcast Debacle

We got together this week hoping to cover a country band that is known and loved by all…. But upon arrival at the studio, we realized all research had gone missing. Instead of hanging our heads and leaving the studio without content, we sat down and talked about life, randomness, and Dolly Parton’s rock album. The next episode will be a very special one for us so stay tuned! What/Who do y’all want to hear about? As always, remember to Like, Share,Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the good CMC word! Join us in our Facebook group Country Music Critic! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/29/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

THE OUTLAW SIDE OF CHRIS JANSON

We got together this week to review the highly anticipated Chris Janson album, “Outlaw Side of Me.” Before getting to the album, we listen to a few new releases from other artists and we talked about a few personal life experiences. This album is(no surprise here) a COUNTRY MUSIC MASTERPIECE! It has almost every type of song you want in a pure country album. This entertainer is on the rise! With his effort, his character, and his personality that mirrors a true country fan… Chris Janson is CMC’s People’s Champ!…. Patent pending. Haha. Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread the word! We Love you all! Thank you!! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/19/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Riley Green

We get together this week, after our trip to CMAfest(fanfare), to talk about Riley Green. The Alabama native has overcame so much to get to the level he is at! Delayed by the pandemic, Riley has released a few singles that have amassed millions of plays. What is your favorite Riley Green song? Also this episode, we talk about our trip to Nashville for CMAfest and all of the shenanigans we experienced. Last but not least, we give Mitch Rossell his flowers for his career changing performance and song release. Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread (the good CMC word) we love and appreciate you all! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/12/202357 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Charley Crockett: Authenticity Defined

We got together this week to discuss the man from Waco himself, Mr. Charley Crockett. Without covering it all, we followed his journey from train jumping, busking, and just going wherever the wind took him all the way to present day, touring and entertaining the masses. I hope y’all enjoy getting to know him as much as I did! Like every other episode, we cover plenty of our lives and what we have coming up. Meet us in Nashville on Thursday for CMTfest(fanfare). We will be rubbing elbows with artists and fans alike. Thanks as always, we love y’all!Please Like, Share, Comment, Rate, Review, Subscribe, Follow, and Spread( the good CMC word) Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/5/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pam Tillis

This week we discuss the great Pam Tillis. Daughter of country icon, Mel Tillis, Pam’s career was anything but easy. It wasn’t until her late 30’s when she was able to break through as a star. Pam was another female product and victim of 90’s country music. She made her mark on thousands of fans and still demands respect today! Who do you want to hear about next? Let us know on our Facebook group page “Country Music Critic”. Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, subscribe, and comment. We love you! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Miller Holler’s Pat Pollifrone

Ryan and I take a stroll through Miller Holler this week, as we interview frontman, Pat Pollifrone. Virginia native and TikTok extraordinaire Pollifrone, joins us on the phone to discuss the band, the industry, projects, and reality television. Per usual, we go down some random, unsuspected conversational pathways. Pat blew away our expectations with his energetic, animated personality and has us eager to watch Miller Holler make an impact on the music industry! As our regulars know, we tend to discuss any and every possible thing that comes up in conversation. This episode is no exception…Give us feedback on our Facebook group page! We love y’all! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Subscribe! Also… Spread… the good CMC word! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/27/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

2023 ACM Awards Recap p.s. Happy Mothers Day!

We get together this week to recap this years ACM awards that took place on Thursday night. As usual, we competed against one another to see who could predict the chaos. Ryan has won the last 2 awards shows, will he continue on his hot streak? We get mildly heated discussing a couple of categories that(in our opinion) were the worst possible choice. Thanks, as always, for spending a little time with us! We couldn’t do this without each and everyone of you! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Comment, Follow, and Subscribe! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/13/202359 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Spring Has Bloomed. New released songs reviewed.

Winter heartache has brought on Spring song releases. We sat down this week to listen to a variety of new releases. Artists like Chris Janson, Josh Quimby, Zach Bryan, Pink, Megan Moroney, etc…. The future of country music, although scary at times, is in very good hands. These young artists are flexing their songwriting muscles. Writing a description for this episode is almost impossible so I’m just going to leave it like this. Thanks as always! We love you! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow(like Chris Janson), and tell everyone you care about to check us out! Have a great week! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/8/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

Joshua Quimby; A name to remember.

This week we got together after a little delay to discuss an up and coming artist out of Connecticut(not every day you hear that). Josh Quimby is a very young artist with a voice that has seemingly been through a lifetime of events. His voice is raw, songwriting is advanced, and his fanbase is growing by the day. Jordan also gets a surprise voicemail from his wife, wishing him a happy 40th birthday. Thanks, as always! Without y’all, we wouldn’t be getting to do this! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and Subscribe. Spread the good CMC word! We love you all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/3/202359 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Morgan Wallen Cancellation: What we know, what we speculate, and what we fear…

We had to get together to discuss the storm surrounding the hottest country artist on planet Earth, Morgan Wallen. We discuss the press release, outside speculation, internal opinion, long term backlash, etc. What do you think happened? Is this another “obstacle “ on his career’s upward trajectory? He has already overcame more problems than most newer artist ever could! Let us know what you think!!! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/25/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

LEAKED WINNERS 2023 ACM Awards. Morgan Wallen concert review.

This week, Ryan and Jordan start the show interviewing Morgan Wallen Fan, Mia Defevers. She gives us a fans-eye view of what makes Morgan so special, as well as, tells us about his Yum Center show this past week. We then go through the ACM nominations. Category by category we give our predictions. Who will win this award show? Ryan looks to extend his winning streak. Thanks everyone!!! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/24/20231 hour, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Luke Combs “Gettin’ Old” Album Review

Ryan and Jordan get together in studio to review the new Luke Combs album, “Gettin’ Old”. We came to the conclusion that Luke Combs is a breath of fresh air for country music. As usual, we find ourselves in a variety of random thoughts/discussions. What did you think of the album? Let us know on our Facebook group page! Thanks for the support! We hope enjoy our shenanigans! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us! If the is someone you know that may enjoy our content, please spread the CMC love! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/16/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

True Country Artist: Justin Moore

This week, we got together to discuss a true redneck talent from razorback country, Justin Moore. Although we started a little political, it quickly turned into a career highlight reel for Mr. Moore. Going song by song, we took a journey through his career and life. Because of Justin an idea was born, the RCMAs! That was the seed, it just has to get watered and sunlight now to see how high it grows. Thanks as always, for listening! Please help us out! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us on our Facebook group page. We wouldn’t be here if not for y’all! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

2023 CMT awards "WE WON!"

We got together to go over our CMT award predictions. Ryan’s head has now gotten so big, most doorways prove too narrow for his entry. We successfully predicted every category with one exception. Jellyroll, Morgan Wallen, and Kane Brown are a few of the artists that we analyzed their success(or lack of). We are getting better and better at guessing these outcomes, just a matter of time before we start our own annual awards show! We’re you shocked by any of the winners? If so, which one? Thanks, as always, for supporting us! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow! Spread the good word that is the Country Music Critic! Here at CMC, we appreciate you all more than you can know! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/6/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Winners Leaked CMT AWARDS 2023; Prediction show

This week we sit down to try and predict the 2023 CMT awards. Ryan looks to extend his winning streak to (2) Hahahaha. After sweeping every awards show in 2021 and 2022, Jordan looks to continue his winning ways. Who will win? Will it be close? As usual, we go down the rabbit hole on multiple topics. Who do you think will walk away with the hardware this year? Reach out and let us know! As always, thank you all! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us! Stay Safe, God Bless, Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

Morgan Wallen Album Review

Ryan and Jordan get together to dissect Morgan’s latest album. It should’ve been called 36 ways to sing about alcohol. #morganwallen --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/6/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Music Icon: John Prine

Ryan and Jordan meet in studio this week to shine a light on songwriting legend, John Prine. When you think of iconic storytellers, a few names come to mind: Dylan, Dolly, Cash… Prine, in our opinion, belongs in that conversation! Born in Illinois, Kentucky has claimed him as one of our own. One of the most impressive aspects of Prine’s career was his influence! So many artists today mention John Prine as a hero, mentor, or goal. The once mailman, wrote and sang his way into every hall of fame that had an open door. We hope y’all enjoy our tribute to this legend! Thank you all for your support! We wouldn’t be here without you! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and spread the word to anyone you think may enjoy our show. God Bless! Stay safe! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/4/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Grammys Recap & Morgan Wallen news

Ryan and Jordan meet in studio for a “pop up” episode this week. With a lot going on in Country music, we decided to get together to cover some of it and experience a “first.” We went tictok live for the first time ever in CMC history! Fresh off a memorable night at the Grammys, we hit it first. Discussing a few awards, performances, and who can not talk about those outfits. We then discussed Chris Stapleton’s new assigned of singing the National Anthem at the big game this year. To wrap it up, we played the new 3 songs released by Morgan Wallen this week. With his new 36 song album waiting in the wings to be released, he decided to tease his fans with 3 new songs. Thanks for listening and/or watching! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow! Thanks again! Stay safe! God Bless! Stay Tuned! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/8/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Elle King concert review; 1/28 in Glasgow, KY

We met up this week to discuss the Elle King concert in Glasgow, KY that Jordan and his wife attended. This was the second show they seen Elle perform. The Glasgow show came just one day after her new album release. With a packed house, she never missed a note! She mostly sang new songs while throwing in a few of her classic hits. We go over a few aspects of the show and then discuss the after party at a local bar. Jordan brushed off his old dancing shoes and hit the dance floor for the first time in 10 years. We definitely went off topic multiple times, but all in all, shared a good conversation! Thanks to each and every one of you for supporting us! God Bless! Stay Safe! Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us! Thanks again! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/3/202349 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chris Knight: Country Music’s Bob Dylan

Ryan and Jordan get together to discuss one of the most unsung superstars in country music, Chris Knight. Chris is a storytelling mastermind that has a way crafting each detail to make you feel as though you are watching a motion picture. He is one of the few talents in the industry that didn’t sell his soul for fame. He did, however, use his expertise to build the life he always wanted… his home on 90 acres. If you have listened to us very often, you know that we tend to slip off into random conversations. This episode is no different! Thanks to all of you, for making this possible for us to do! Join us on Facebook. Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow! Also, tell everyone you know to come check us out! We love feedback! Message us on our Facebook group page with requests, comments, or general conversation. God Bless! Stay safe! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/31/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Dulcet Tones of Colter Wall

WARNING: Due to recent personal events, the first 25 minutes of the show is filled with personal strife, self-loathing, and other therapeutic topics. If you want to get to the part about Colter Wall, skip forward to the 25 minute mark. Thanks for understanding! After a long hiatus, Ryan and Jordan get back together to cover a young supernova in country music, Colter Wall. His low vocal tones are enough to capture every ear in the industry. We, first, discuss Morgan Wallen’s new song. Then, Jordan dives in to all of the recent troubles that have been weighing on his heart and mind. After 25 minutes of randomness, we go into details about Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada’s golden son, Colter Wall. Four albums in, his place in country music has been solidified. What is your favorite Colter Wall song? Thanks, as always! Without y’all we wouldn’t be getting to do this! Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and whatever else you want to do with us… just don’t forget us! God Bless! Stay Safe! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/24/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

George and Tammy: Series Review w/ interview from show “extra,”Amber Scott

Ryan and Jordan are joined by special guest, Amber Scott. Amber, an extra in the series, answers a few burning questions about her whole experience. She also gives some insight on what it’s like to be around certified stars and her personal experience with them. Battling through a few connection issues, we were able to cover a lot of information. The three of us, then give our “show awards.” Who won the awards in your opinion? Which character was a little lacking? Let us know on our Facebook group page! Stay tuned for a new artist spotlight episode coming up in the next two weeks! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and Spread the word! We appreciate all your support and know that we wouldn’t be here without you! Thank you! Stay Safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/16/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

George and Tammy: Season Finale Review

Ryan and Jordan connect via Zoom to discuss the season finale of George and Tammy. All good things must come to an end, this bio-series is no different! Through all of the obstacles that George and Tammy went through since the day they met, they found a way to maneuver their way out of trouble consistently. We take a stroll through the last episode going over the major scenes. Even with the pilot episode, this was the best, as it really highlighted how much they needed and did for each other. What did you think of the series? What was your favorite story? Anything you would’ve added/took out? Favorite character? Best actor in your opinion? Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and tell your friends! Find us on our Facebook group page “Country Music Critic”. God Bless! Thank you all for your support! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/14/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

George and Tammy; “Two Story House” Episode 5 Review

This episode we take a walk through Tammy’s career apex and George’s attempt to climb back into country music’s good graces. With success, comes opportunistic leaches, like George Richey. Though they stayed married throughout the rest of their lives, they began their relationship due to a few convenience factors. Richey took advantage of Tammy’s vulnerability and weaseled his way into her bed, later took her as his wife. We discuss the episode scene by scene and take a few trips down rabbit holes as they come up. What did you think of the episode? Did you know Tammy was dealing with the addiction? We learn the sad truth that addiction affects everyone involved and those connected with the ones involved, even when the people involved are as famous as they come. Please Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow! Check out our FB group page and join the community of us. God Bless! Stay safe! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/3/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

George and Tammy; “The Grand Tour”Episode 4 Review

“The Grand Tour”(episode 4) did not disappoint! We got a glimpse of the beginning of the end for George and Tammy. The Christmas season is joyful but more than that, stressful! We get a front row seat for the implosion. George’s drinking(again) was the final straw. Ryan and Jordan discuss the happenings that led to the end and how things changed after they happened. What did you think about the episode? Let us know on our FB group page! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Follow, and tell everyone you know! Thanks, as always, we wouldn’t be here without you! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/2/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Goodbye 2022!: End Of The Year Chat

Ryan and Jordan finally find a minute to sit down in studio to discuss the past few weeks. We send 2022 out and welcome 2023 in as we prepare for all that the future holds. We discuss our plans, as well as, reach out to you for input. Have a blessed year! Be safe and hold your loved ones close! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us! Thank you! Without y’all we aren’t doing this! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/2/202328 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

George & Tammy “We’re gonna hold one” EP 3 review

This third episode did not disappoint! Just when you thought they couldn’t bring up many more legendary stories, they deliver again! This episode we get to witness the birth of their child, Tammy’s introduction to pain killers, George’s alcohol relapse, as well as, their huge show in Las Vegas. Most of the major occurrences in the episode revolve around that Vegas show. We get introduced to multiple conflicting aspects of their young marriage and with three episodes left, it’s safe to say we will see the decline of this love story in the coming weeks. We go off the rails a little bit, as Jordan’s internet struggled to keep up with the conversation. Please remember to like, share, rate, review, follow, and share! Also, join us on our Facebook group page! Stay safe, God bless, Merry Christmas! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/22/202222 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Greatest Vocalist in Country Music History: Chris Stapleton

This week, by request, we finally get back in the studio to put a spotlight on the best voice in the country music industry; Chris Stapleton. Chris’ voice has all the sound and soul of a blues crooner with all of the texture of a country dynamo. Personally, I would put him up against any other voice to battle it out. We discuss the recent problems with concert tickets prices and other recent topics. We go through Chris’ career, as well as, his early life, and his personal life. He has definitely earned every ounce of success he has! Since 2001, he has dedicated his life to this musical journey. After his bluegrass band, his southern rock band, and after meeting his beautiful wife, Morgane, his career finally started to reach the pinnacles that are all too obvious now. His performances are always crowd pleasing, but(Jordan’s opinion) if you truly want to hear that special sound that can never be duplicated by a mortal man, a duet with his wife Morgane… that is worth the price of admission. As the Valedictorian of his graduating class, it seems he was always destined for great things. He is only getting started if you ask me! Thanks, as always for supporting us! Please remember to like, share, rate, review, follow, etc. join us on our Facebook group page! That’s actually the place where Stapleton was requested, by friend of the show, James Blevins. Have a good week! Merry Christmas! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/21/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

"Stand By Your Man" George & Tammy Review of EP 2

After the second installment of “George and Tammy”, the guys get together to share their initial reactions. We learned ALOT about Tammy this week, deservedly so. The prettier half of this power couple sure did overcome a ton of adversity on her way to the top. Tammy dealt with the glass ceiling that still keeps women from the top today, but finessed the situation as well as one possibly could. The guys discuss the hurdles that female artists have to go through, as well as, the state of present day country music. “Stand By Your Man” was realized, rearranged, and released all within the time period of this episode. The show did a fantastic job tying in all of the true aspects of this dynamic duo and in doing that, they birthed the song, “Stand By Your Man.” Thank you all for listening/ watching. Let us know what you think! Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow. Check out our next artist spotlight later this week! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/13/202230 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

George & Tammy EP1 “The Race Is On” review

Buckle up folks! “George and Tammy” kicked off their six part series with a bang! Ryan and Jordan, from the Country Music Critic, have decided to do reaction videos to each episode of the limited series. Episode 1 came in with a long rumored story and went out the same way. George Jones was one of the most prolific stars in country music history. When you have stardom to his magnitude you get a long list of folklore that trickles down through history.  The couple that was seemingly “whispered” about the most, finally gets their story told and the record gets straightened. We break it down, scene by scene, and give our honest reactions and thought. We also go through the main castings, with a few of their past works so you can familiarize yourself with them. Remember to tune in to SHOWTIME on Sunday for episode 2, then look for our reaction next Monday. Check out our weekly podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Like, Share, Rate, Review, and Follow us. Be Kind to one another, love each other, and God Bless you all! Thank you! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/6/202224 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Peace, Love, and Lainey Wilson. Bellbottom Country Album Review

This week Ryan and Jordan meet in studio to go through and give our opinion on Lainey Wilson’s new album “Bellbottom Country”. Lainey, coming off of being the darling of the CMAs, continues her steady climb into superstardom. Her speaking voice is just as authentic as her singing voice and her effort:talent ratio has set her up as a fan favorite. If you have heard any of our episodes, you know we tend to go off the rails… this episode is no different. We rehash an old Yellowstone conversation, as well as, shoutout fans in our Facebook group. Tell us what you think about Lainey’s new album! Remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, Subscribe and Follow. Thank you all! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/2/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Bluegrass Musician you have to see to believe: Billy Strings!

This week Ryan and Jordan sit down to discuss a different type of artist than normal. Bluegrass is packed with top of the line musicians, none better than this week’s spotlighted artist(in Jordan’s opinion) Billy Apostal, AKA Billy Strings. Billy left his Michigan roots and has exploded onto the country, folk, and bluegrass scene. Taught by his step-dad, he took to stringed instruments like a fish to water. To watch him play is like watching poetry in motion. We go through his young career up to present day. As always, we go off the rails about many things, including but not limited to Thanksgiving. Barely over 30 years old, Strings has a lifetime ahead of him in the industry. He is only going to gain momentum as he broadens his fanbase. Thanks for listening and supporting us! Please remember to Like, Share, Rate, Review, and tell your friends about us. Join us on our Facebook group page so we can hear your direct feedback. Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/27/20221 hour, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Paint Me a Tracy Lawrence

One of the most underrated artists in country music history, Tracy Lawrence, is this week’s spotlighted artist. Before diving into all things Tracy Lawrence, we daydream about winning the Powerball. After starting a dream of his own in 1990, Lawrence solidified his place in country music lore one album/song at a time. As time marches on, we are constantly reminded of the influence and direct impact his chart toppers made on the genre’s history. His trademark hair and mustache drove the women crazy in his hay day and his unique voice delighted country music fans for years on the airwaves. Lawrence battled turmoil and strife his entire career but somehow is still today performing and drawing crowds. This legend will live on forever in his art and should find his way into the hallowed Country Music Hall of Fame one of these days(in our opinion). As always, please like, share, rate, review, and follow us on Facebook. Thank you! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/11/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Alan Jackson, Mr. Country Music!

Maybe once a generation a true legend is born. We(Ryan and Jordan) sit down to spotlight one of those legends. Alan Jackson has made a gigantic impact on music, fans, Nashville, and (with one song) an entire country. Although his recent tour has been affected by health concerns, Jackson continues to solidify his status in country music royalty. We follow the musical timeline and point out all of the main highlights from his journey. As always, we go off the rails and go on a conversational journey of our own. Halloween, bad pickup lines, and random memories galore…. HAPPY 45th ANNIVERSARY to Jordan’s Parents Eddie and Ellen! Thank you, as always, for your support! We appreciate each and everyone of you for giving us a listen! Please like, share, rate, review, and join us on our Facebook page, sub-Reddit, and anywhere else you can find us! Stay safe! God Bless! Keep on Rocking! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/10/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

2022 CMA Awards Recap: Turns out, we are psychic!

Fresh off of last nights CMA awards, we met up to go over the night’s happenings. After sweeping last years awards show prediction competition, Jordan looked to continue his dominance. Ryan, however, had other things in mind! As a show, we killed it! We would venture to guess that no other show was as successful in their predictions as us. We go through each performance and award as they happened just to recap for those not able to catch it or those looking to relive last night’s show. Luke Combs’ couldn’t have said it better… “it was the most country the show has been in a long time.” And folks….. we are here for it! What a night! As always, like, share, rate, review, and follow. Also, join us on Facebook to interact with us and the other supporters. Thank you! God Bless! Hasta Mañana. P.S. there is a family that could use your prayers if you can, they need all the prayers you can give. Thank you! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
11/10/202241 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tyler Childers, Yes you can take your hounds to Heaven!

Ryan and Jordan sit down this time to go over and through Childers’ latest album “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?” We guide you through each song and describe the way the songs hit us. Through the episode we go down a few rabbit holes that are off the wall and off topic. This new album features covers, old songs reworked, a few instrumentals, and a few new songs that quench our musical thirst. This album is unlike any other we have experienced and in a style that only Tyler could pull off. Let us know what you think of the album! Find our Facebook group and possibly our new Sub-Reddit page. Thanks, as always, for supporting us and listening! Reach out to us and let us know what you want to hear next! Stay safe! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/30/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Scariest moments in Country Music

With Halloween approaching, we decided we wanted to address “scary” moments in country music history. What is the scariest thing to most adults outside of crimes? Getting arrested!!! We just go through a list of country music stars that have either been in cuffs or showered in a “community“ setting. Here’s a hint… alcohol is almost always involved. We hope you enjoy this change of pace episode. Please remember to like, share, rate, review, and follow us. We appreciate all of you more than you know! Reach out to us on our Facebook page and let us know what is on your mind, who you want to hear an episode about. Thank you! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/24/202233 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Remembering the First Lady of Country Music, Loretta Lynn

This week we decided the best thing to do to honor fellow Kentuckian Loretta Lynn following her peaceful passing. Lynn came from the humblest of beginnings and after marrying “Doo” her legacy began to come to fruition. We go through her life’s timeline. We share details about her days in the limelight, her autobiography, her children, her influence, and her tendency to shake things up in her prime. Loretta was/is an absolute legend. She means a lot to country music and the state of Kentucky, and always will! Always remember, LIKE, SHARE, RATE, REVIEW, COMMENT, etc. tell a friend about us! We have an interview coming up, as well as, more normal shows. Thanks goes out to each and everyone of you for supporting us while we chase this dream. We love you! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/14/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

WINNERS LEAKED CMA AWARDS 2022

In anticipation for the upcoming CMA awards, we sit down this week to give our best Nostradamus impersonations. We go through the ten most coveted awards and share our picks. Who are you predicting? Please like, share, rate, follow, and review. Join us on our Facebook group page. Keep an eye on us for future episodes! Until then… Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
10/3/202241 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bad Jobs- Country Superstar Version

This is a change of pace episode. We sit down and go over “bad jobs” that have been revealed by a wide array of country superstars. From janitors, salespeople, bar hands , all the way to prison guards… this list of “bad” jobs is scattered all over the place. Let’s face it though… every job is bad compared to being a literal rock star! Join us on our Facebook page and tell us your bad job! We appreciate each and every one of you! Thanks for your support! Please help us out and LIKE, SHARE, RATE, REVIEW, FOLLOW, and whatever else there is that can help us reach more people. We are striving to be a bigger and better impact on country music! Without each of you, however, that isn’t possible! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/28/202229 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Koe Wetzel gives us the Creeps!

After a short hiatus, Ryan and Jordan hit the studio again to discuss another East Texas musical force. Koe Wetzel may not be country but he is impressive. He is more up Jordan’s alley with his combination of grunge, southern rock, and country stylings. More than 4 albums in, Wetzel has amassed quite the following. He has enough moxie to allow a goldfish to do an 8 count on a bull named Hurricane Earthquake and enough talent to power a 10 year old to win a PGA U.S. Open tournament. If you didn’t know of him, now you do! Please Follow, Like, Rate, Review, Share, and tell all of your friends to do all of those things! We appreciate your support and would love to hear your feedback! Join us on Facebook. From all of us at the Country Music Critic… Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/20/20221 hour, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Zach Bryan; Is it something in the Orange?

Ryan and Jordan place the spotlight on Zach Bryan this week. The military veteran has climbed his way to an extremely impressive spot in a very short period of time. In a span of 3 albums, he has managed to amass a gigantic following that seem to salivate in anticipation for his work. And… if his new songs are anything like his massive hit, “Something In the Orange,” I’m waiting with baited breath! If you are unfamiliar with Zach, you will learn a few things: he’s a great story teller, comes from a military family, dedicated an album to his mother, and the list goes on…. As always, thank you each for your support. It means a lot to us! Remember to LIKE, RATE, REVIEW, FOLLOW, and SHARE. Reach out to us on our Facebook. Again, THANK YOU and WE LOVE YOU! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/8/202228 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

LeeAnn Womack… the legend continues

This week Ryan and Jordan discuss one of the more storied careers in country music. LeeAnn Womack touched, dare we say, every ear in the developed world with “I Hope You Dance.” However, she is far more than that classic tune. She continues, to this day, releasing hit songs. She keeps on proving that she deserves in the conversation for the best female country artist in history! What is your favorite LeeAnn song? Let us know on our Facebook page. Please remember to like, share, follow, rate, and review. We appreciate each and every one of you! From the bottom of our heart, THANK YOU! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
9/2/202257 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

Brittany Aldean vs. Maren Morris! Who won? Who lost? Who cares?!?!

Ryan and Jordan sit down to discuss the kerfuffle between two of the most powerful women in country music… and Cassadee Pope. A tweet started it all and we finished it, not really but we break it down. What is your opinion? Reach out to us on our Facebook group page. Thanks for listening! Please like, share, rate, review, and follow! We are just two guys discussing a topic we love, country music. Thank you for your support! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/31/202219 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

John Anderson-Something Borrowed album review

Ryan and Jordan sit down this week and react to the tribute album headlined by a star-studded lineup. We go song by song giving our honest opinion. We were fans of a few, others didn’t hit the mark for us. One major takeaway is the fact that we believe John Anderson should’ve just performed them and called it a greatest hits. It’s hard to beat the original, especially when the original is John Anderson! Let us know what you think! As always, Like, Share, Rate, and Review. We can’t make the dream a reality without you! And, we can’t improve much without your feedback. We know you are listening, tell us why, where, how, and what you want more of. Contact us on our Facebook page! Thank you all from us here at the Country Music Critic! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/21/202259 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Hank Williams: “Million Dollar Talent with a 10 cent Brain”

This week Ryan and Jordan discuss the legend, Hank Williams Sr. Although his life was cut short at the age of 29, he influenced country music in a way that other legends can’t come close to. His list of written songs is extremely long for his short life span. Hank overcame so many obstacles to solidify his legend status. We go through his portfolio, personal life, career path, and we go into detail about his death. Alcohol claimed his life but his music will live forever. We hope you enjoy! As always, please remember to LIKE, FOLLOW, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW, and SHARE! We love to hear your feedback! Thank you for your support! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/14/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

Cody Jinks is Not the Devil!!

Ryan and Jordan take a stroll down Cody Jinks Lane this week. From his heavy metal beginning to his outlaw country present, Jinks has amassed one of the largest fanbases in the industry. This independent (by choice) artist is pulling off feats that only a handful of artists could muster. Another Texas based artist with his own type of flare, Jinks uses his clever/ dark writing styles to pull out all of the emotions. We hope you enjoy getting to know Cody as much as we did. As always, remember to like, follow, rate, and review. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and join out Facebook page(it’s free)! Continue to pray for the folks in eastern Kentucky! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/7/202256 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Keith Whitley- “Don’t Close Your Eyes” on this episode!

This week Ryan and Jordan unpack the life and career of a Legend. From deep in the Eastern Kentucky mountains, Whitley exploded onto the scene packing his one of a kind gorgeous voice. Keith was one of the only dudes with a perm that could make it to legend status. 34 years wasn’t enough, but that’s all we got. Alcoholism took his life WAY too early! Still to this day, we hear the music that he graced our ears with. This haunted man showed you just how sad and devoted he was in every verse he wrote and sang. With wife, Lorrie Morgan, he found a love that he feared losing. Keith Whitley is the artist that other artists look up to. There will never be another quite like him. Taken far too soon but just late enough for him to solidify his place at the top of the industry. Thanks folks! Please remember to like, rate, review, share, follow, and tell your friends and family. God Bless! Also, please say a prayer for the flooding victims in Eastern Kentucky. Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
8/1/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jesse Craine in Studio

Ryan & Jordan sardine this week with Jesse Craine. Jesse is a local unsigned artist. Jesse tells us his entire life story. The reason why he doesn’t care for posers on social media, and his inspiration for songwriting. Check out Jesse music on all major platforms. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/25/202248 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

LAINEY WILSON- A name you oughtta know!

This week we travel to Baskin, Louisiana to find the next “it” female country star, Lainey Wilson. Although each didn’t discus the obstacles that women in country music have to face, Lainey has not only overcame them, she has placed herself in the driver’s seat of one of the hottest rides in the industry! From living in a camper in the studio parking lot, to landing a #1 song, Lainey has earned her spot in the conversation and in our playlists. We go down a few rabbit holes that were brought up by Ms. Wilson’s youth.(I’m still sorry Gonzo) Give it a listen, she is a name you will be hearing for years to come! As always, remember to like, follow, share, rate, and review. We appreciate you all supporting our dream. Thank you! God Bless! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

Aaron Lewis, A Northern Redneck’s Journey

This week, we discuss Aaron Lewis’ road through the northeast, rock and roll, and his eventual homecoming into country music. The once lead singer of Staind, left his life of touring with the band and has settled in honky tonks across the country. We go off the rails a bit and get a bit personal on some unsuspected topics. 15 seconds of fame is back as we talk about our spotlight of the week, JD Casper. JD is a Navy veteran, a Voice alumni, and a father of two. Check him out if you get a chance. Remember to Like, Share, Rate, and Review! We thank each and every one of you! Thank you for the love you show us! God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/11/202259 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

Simply, THE KING, Elvis Presley!

From humble beginnings in small town, Mississippi, to taking his last breath in a 2nd floor bathroom in his Graceland mansion( and everywhere in between); Elvis Aaron Presley lived the lives of 20 men. Ryan and Jordan go through his storied life, highlighting a few lesser known aspects. This is, a longer than normal, artist highlight episode. From his discography, marriage, movie career, his manager, his death, etc. we try to cover it all. What is your favorite Elvis song? Let us know what you think of the man, the myth, the legend…Elvis Presley As always: LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE, RATE, REVIEW! We love your feedback! Happy 4th of July!!! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/4/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Country Music Star Ashley McBryde.

Ryan and Jordan dive into the brilliant musical stylings of Ashley McBryde. Three albums in, Ashley has blown away the genre with her clever songwriting chops, impressing the likes of Garth and Church in her genius. We highlight some of her more popular songs and touch on a few of our personal favorites. We brought the hypothetical back, went through some recent news, and talk tattoos and strip clubs. It’s all in an episode’s work… Remember to LIKE, SHARE, FOLLOW, and COMMENT! We love your feedback so reach out. Come see us at CMA fest. Take care, God Bless! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/29/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Gold Chain Cowboy, Parker McCollum!

From just outside Houston, Texas to New Male Artist of the Year, Parker McCollum. Ryan wasn’t a fan at first, one song changed that! Jordan appears to be a fan as well. Join us as we explore the Gold Chain Cowboy, also known as, Parker McCollum! If you like country songs about heartbreak, buckle your seatbelts! Parker has a knack for expressing those heartaches that affect us all. As always, reach out, like, follow, share, review, tell a friend! We appreciate each of you and look forward to getting feedback. Thank y’all! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/27/202236 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Who’s your Daddy? Happy Father’s Day Special Episode

For the special holiday of Father’s Day Ryan and Jordan sit down and talk about the influence their fathers had on them. They also express the emotions they experienced when they first became fathers themselves. Each of the guys brought 4 songs to the show that remind them of their fathers or just remind them of Father’s Day. We want to say thank you to all the dads out there! The world needs you more than you know! Thanks for the support, listeners! Always remember to like, follow, and share. Don’t be too shy to reach out to us on our Facebook page. God Bless you all! Stay safe this weekend and tell all of your father figures just how much they mean to you! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/19/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Charlie Daniels: Country Music’s Most Famous Fiddler!!

This week we uncover the life and career of the man who beat the devil and lived to tell about it, Charlie Daniels. From humble beginnings to fortune and fame, there isn’t much this fiddler didn’t do. We discuss his influence, his timeless catalog, and his extraordinary life. We send our thoughts and prayers out to Toby Keith and family for his upcoming battle with cancer. We go off the rails on a few tangents that scatter all across the board. We love feedback! Catch us on Facebook! Like, Follow, Share. Thanks folks! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/17/202255 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Catching up on current events. We attempt to solve the worlds problems.

Ryan and Jordan sit down and discuss Kenny Chesney’s new record. We review friend of the show, Bradley Gaskin’s new song. We, also, attempt to dissect the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Our sympathies and prayers go out to the victims, their families, their friends, and their communities. (Goes for the Buffalo, NY victims as well) We break down some of the world’s/countries problems and give our views on them. Do you like our ideas? What are your thoughts? We can’t solve it without starting with a conversation. God Bless you all, let’s all band together to create a harmonious world that is safe for our children and grandchildren. Give us feedback! Like, Follow, and Share. Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
6/2/202257 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

He’s BAAAAACK!!! Bradley Gaskin in studio!

After a short hiatus Bradley has creeped back into our earlobes! We sit down with him for a quick interview. He tells us where he has been the last few years and gives us a peek as to where he is going. Get ready country music fans!! He’s back and it sounds like he has found that formula within himself to keep that magical musical edge that let us fall in love with the singer/songwriter back in 2008. This time, he’s here to stay! Check out our interview, thanks for all of the support! As always, LIKE, FOLLOW, and SHARE! Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/25/202235 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Garth Brooks; The King of 90’s Country takes on the Queen City!

The guys of Country Music Critic take the show on the road to Cincinnati (the Queen City) to witness one of the greatest entertainers to ever perform Country Music! Garth Brooks did not disappoint! We try to describe the night in all its glory.( the good and the bad) From set list, to weather, to ambiance, to the crowd, and even the car ride to and from; we try to paint a good picture for you to be able to imagine you were there with us. It may have turned out to be more of a “paint by numbers” rather than the masterpiece that Garth actually showed us, but hopefully you get the idea. We have a big interview coming up, as well as, a few artist episodes so keep a look out for those! Join us on Facebook! Thank you! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/21/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

CMA Award winning songwriter, Matt Rogers, interviewed!!! Listen now, “Til’ you Can’t “

We sit down with the red hot songwriter, Matt Rogers. Matt tells us about his beginning, his rise, and his dreams. We find out who is on his Mt Rushmore of Country Music, as well as, who he dreams of working with. To be able to sit down with an award winning songwriter and yuck it up is a blessing for us! Thank you Matt and Matt’s dad for hooking us up! We look forward to watching you explode even more! Thanks folks! As always, Hasta Mañana ! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/9/202225 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Happy Mother’s Day! A special CMC musical tribute.

In this episode we each chose 4 songs that remind us of Mother’s Day. We explore each song, talk about our own mothers, and tell some stories that maybe in hindsight, we should’ve kept to ourselves. We want to thank all the moms, stepmoms, mom-in-laws, grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, and fathers(in some cases) that sacrifice theirselves for the role of “mom”. Y’all are truly God-sent and we are forever grateful for his gift. Much love and thanks for listening! As always, like, follow, tell a friend,and share! Until next time, Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/5/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

Coming to a stadium near you: Chris Janson

We wanted to get this episode together while Ryan was still floating on his high from watching Chris Janson this past weekend. We mourn the loss of a country music/ Kentucky legend: Naomi Judd. Briefly describe Jordan’s trip to Austin, TX. We break down the concert, the album, and the rise of Chris Janson. He started from the bottom, now he’s here… this man is definitely on the incline with his wife and kids in his forefront. It’s very hard not to cheer on this family man! If you love country music, your family, Mountain Dew, or to be entertained you will love Chris Janson!!! As requested: if you are struggling with your mental health and just need someone to talk to, reach out through Facebook. I’ve been there, I’m not perfect but I will listen and give you the best advice I can. Hasta Mañana --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
5/3/202248 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

From Georgia with Love… Kane Brown edition

We dive in to the young SUPERSTAR taking Nashville by storm… Kane Brown! We take a stroll through the last few years exploring Kane’s unprecedented rise to fame. We discuss the hits and debate “Heaven” who’s side are you on?!?! One thing about it, you can’t hold this man down. He is great young man with talent for days. Also, Jordan gives a special Anniversary shout out to his lovely wife! Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/25/202240 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mammas, let your babies grow up to listen to Waylon Jennings, an original outlaw!

We take a stroll down memory lane, discussing the one and only, Waylon. Our journey starts in West Texas and ends in every true country fan’s playlist. From his connection to Buddy Holly to his connection with women, drugs, and life on the road; we discuss the hits and the downfalls that made his life so fascinating. Learn how the outlaw himself feels about Garth Brooks and discover how he in a lot of ways was the original Kanye West. As always, subscribe, rate, and review. Hasta Mañana! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

CMT Awards Recap! We separate the Nostradamus and the Nostradumbass!

Ryan and Jordan discus the night in Country Music. Who was right? Who was wrong? Who is happy? Who is sad? Ryan dies on George Strait Hill, murdered by Mickey Guyton. Jordan almost died from a lightning strike. We go through each category, each winner, and each loser. We will have to get Ryan set up for therapy, as he takes another L. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/12/202241 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Nostradamus or Nostradumbass? 2022 CMT Awards Prediction show!

With the 2022 CMT Award show fast approaching, we give our thoughts and predictions on the outcome. We have tackled the CMAs and the ACMs head to head previously, with Jordan coming out on top both times. Can Ryan come through with a win? Or will Jordan continue his reign atop Prediction Mountain? Early odds coming out of Vegas have Jordan a 3:1 favorite. Hit us up on Facebook with your predictions!!! https://www.bonfire.com/get-yourself-some-merch160ountrymusccritc/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/6/202229 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Great and Powerful Cody Johnson

This week we tackle CoJo head on. Discuss his rise up the country ranks as Ryan confesses his love for all that is Cody Johnson! We discuss Eric Church’s decision to cancel his San Antonio concert in lieu the final four. Who do you have in an all-out country music singer brawl? Ryan says Cody Johnson, I(Jordan) have Jamey Johnson. Remember, 25 likes and 25 shares is all it takes for me to go full Pooty Tang on Facebook Live!!! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
4/4/202259 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Oscars Reaction! Will Smith is a what?

Everyone else has, we thought we would as well… we explain our views of the altercation. Who was right? Who was wrong? You tell us! Join us on our Facebook group and tell us your opinion. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/29/202226 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Craig Campbell takes us to the outskirts of Heaven by joining us for an interview!

We discuss a few of his big hits! “Family Man”, “Outskirts of Heaven”, “Keep Them Kisses Coming”,and his newest radio single “by God” just to name a few. Craig gives us some girl-dad advice. He tells us who is on his Country Music Mt. Rushmore, talks about his recent time spent in the studio, as well as, a few of the many attributes that molded him into the artist he has became. It was a true pleasure to get to speak with such a pure talent! Mr. Campbell is an underrated artist anyway you look at it. Go check out his newest song "by God" Thanks for giving us the time, Craig! We are forever fans! Listeners, thanks for stopping by! Please find us on Facebook! CMC thanks you all! God Bless! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/22/202222 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

Wasted On Wallen

FLASH EP:::::::::::: This Episode is about the 3 nights in Nashville that Morgan had, with some amazing Guest!   --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/20/202216 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ryan UpChurch! The Rocky Balboa of rednecks! EP#25

Parental Advisory: Ryan Upchurch, Wheeler Walker Jr. Adults only, Adults only, Adults only! This week we go over the country music news. We then discuss Wheeler Walker JR. Who was recently removed from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Ryan begins his rant over Maren Morris. RYAN UPCHURCH the Rocky Balboa of Rednecks! He is so much more! Comedian YouTube creator, artist, songwriter, rapper and last but not least a BAD ASS! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/15/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

ACM AWARDS DRAMA & Recap!

Your Not Gonna Wanna Miss This One!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/11/202243 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

The History of Carley Pearce

Carly Pearce (born Carly Cristyne Slusser) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her material contains elements of both traditional and contemporary country-pop music. Pearce began performing professionally in her teens, appearing on several albums of bluegrass material in the 2000s. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, she began gaining more widespread notice. Pearce first gained major recognition in 2017 when her self-penned "Every Little Thing" found an audience on satellite radio. The song helped Pearce secure a major label recording contract and became a major hit, reaching number one on the Billboard country chart. Her debut album of the same name debuted in the top five of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Pearce has since released new material, including the 2020 single "Next Girl" from 29, an EP released in February 2021. In 2021, Pearce won the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/7/202236 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Josh Kiser in Studio!

Josh Kiser Cleveland, Tennessee is bursting with pride since hometown boy Josh Kiser has become the newest rising artist/writer in Nashville’s country music scene. Kiser found his sweet spot by blending traditional 90’s sounds with a touch of rock&soul to his production to create a sound that resonates well with longtime country fans, as well as newer listeners who most call “Kiser Kountry”. He moved to Nashville in 2019 to pursue his music career. Before moving to the city, he signed a production deal with “Starts With Music”, a company owned by Nathan Chapman and Kevin Kadish. After moving to Nashville, he quickly signed a publishing deal with Liz Rose Music and Warner Chappell Music Publishing. Kiser draws his influences from artists like: Travis Tritt, The Eagles, George Straight, Ray Charles and Hank Jr. The realness in his songs and sound are evident by the pain in his voice and the truth of his lyrics. Kiser is hammering out his own creative niche that fans will readily identify with the East Tennessee native himself Josh Kiser. He just released his first single, “Big on the Little Things” followed by “Whiskey Wins” which are both available to stream on all platforms. He has opened for notable acts such as Midland, Drake White, Tracy Byrd, Craig Campbell and more! _Liz Rose Music.  We are so excited for JOSH KISER FOLKS!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
3/2/202235 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

ACM (Award Show Winners) 2022 #EP21

Thats right, once again we guess the winners off the ACM awards! We have some famous friends give us, who they think as well. What do you think? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/20/202247 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jeremy Spillman joins us in the studio! #EP20

Kentucky born and bred, Jeremy Spillman moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dream of success as a songwriter at 24. It would be five years before he landed his first cut by a major label artist and signed a publishing deal. Since then, Jeremy has had songs recorded by Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, LANCO, Trace Adkins, Brandy Clark, Midland, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Brantley Gilbert, Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, and many more. I must say this was an outstanding time, we thank Jeremy for coming on the show!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/17/202234 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Luke Combs AKA HITMAKER #EP19

This week we dive into Luke Combs AKA the hit maker Country music news! FGL somehow made it into the country music Hall of Fame with an exhibit? Hank Jr Family feud, Sara Evans is a Survivor, Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt celebrate a birthday. Hats off to Jimmie Allen for his Grammy nomination. We review the number one country song this week We also debut a new 15 seconds of fame artist Big shout out to our voice over creator Jason Cornell. We close it out with the big question did Jordan have that ring on the right finger?!? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

Brooks & Dunn EP 3 (2021) older EP

Note this was recorded 2021 before we gained a production. Hope you enjoy this was before we had a studio. This week, arguably the greatest duo in country music history….. Brooks and Dunn --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/4/202242 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

SUPER BOWL 1994 Rocking Country Sunday #EP18

This week we talk about he time that country music shined Super Bowl 94' Rocking Country Sunday  Clint Black + Tanya Tucker + Travis Tritt + Wynonna + The Judds  Preshow- Charlie Daniels + Georgia Satellites + Kris Kross  Also Jordan has some news! #JoeRogan  Stay tuned for more, go like our page guess the money to WIN!!!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
2/1/202242 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Casey Chesnutt In Studio! #EP17

What an awesome guest this week, we have Casey Chesnutt! This guy is going to go places! He started learning from the best, Mark Chesnutt thats right folks! Check this out!  caseychesnutt.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/27/202225 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Indian Outlaw "Tim McGraw" #EP16

This week, we talk ALL things "Tim McGraw" --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/23/202251 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

Our Musical History! #EP15

As requested by you the fans! This week we take a journey down the path of the songs that made us! Let us know what songs made you? Playlist- to the songs! https://open.spotify.com/user/31uq2dbsutq7bz5gocuxuphofofa?si=KKGay8m3TK2zFVxXuzt78A --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
1/15/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jeff Bates in The Studio! #EP14

WOW! is all I have to say! Country Music Recording artist Jeff Bates joins us on EP15 Your gonna wanna make time to hear this!  https://www.jeffbates.net/ 15 Seconds of Fame Artist is : Josh Kiser (it’s an hour show, some reason shows 1 1/2 hours) --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/30/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

Eric Church/Aaron Shriver #EP13

What an EP we have for you this Christmas!!!! Everything Eric Church! Also Aaron is one of the biggest fans ever!!! Check out his podcast! "Gainin Fast On Memphis" https://www.gaininfastonmemphis.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/27/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

RANDY "The Man" TRAVIS #EP12

The king of songs of love and heartache  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/16/202158 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sturgill Simpson #EP11

We are back at it, with Mr COUNTRY MUSIC Sturgill Simpson!!!!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
12/8/202144 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

George Jones EP (2)

On this week of the Country Music Critic we dive deep into George Jones. The king of country, the Rolls Royce of Country Music, The Possum, Country Music Hall of Famed George NO SHOW Jones! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/21/202149 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

Morgan Wallen EP 1

Join the country music critics as they discuss everything in Morgan Wallen each week they will inform you of new artist an old artist and rank them in a 1 to 5 stars --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/countrymusiccritic/support
7/12/202131 minutes