It’s pretty much the greatest thing ever, especially for fans of nineties country music. The mutual respect, depth of musical knowledge, and fresh anecdotes make each interview a gem, even if it’s of an artist that you’re not particularly a fan of.
By the time I got to the fourth podcast, I was ready to rebrand Country Universe as a nineties retro country site. (Not doing that. Yet.) But I will be hoping that the Chicks With Hits Tour, which teams Clark with two of her pictured podcast guests – Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss – finds its way to my area.
Here are links to some of the best shows so far, with my favorite anecdote highlighted after each one:
Best Anecdote: Arista Records threatening retaliation to the publisher of “All the Good Ones are Gone” if they didn’t honor Pam Tillis’ hold on the song.
Best Anecdote: Suzy Bogguss demanding a meeting with Alabama’s Randy Owen to get more time as an opening act, and his priceless response.
Best Anecdote: Wade Hayes and Terri Clark reminiscing about their days as songwriters for Sony Tree, and what Nashville was like as a city back then.
Best Anecdote: Ronnie Dunn as Reba McEntire’s personal interior decorator.
Best Anecdote: How the music video for Faith Hill’s “Breathe” made Gretchen Wilson burst into tears, and led to her writing “Redneck Woman.”
Best Anecdote: Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran making complete spectacles of themselves at a Patty Loveless concert.
Best Anecdote: The first time Deana Carter heard Randy Travis sing…in her own house as a teenager.
Best Anecdote: How Shania Twain and Mutt Lange used the emergency phone on Bryan White’s bus to lock him down has her “From This Moment On” duet partner.
Best Anecdote: Listening to John Conlee, singing with John Conlee, hanging with John Conlee, mimicking John Conlee…
Best Anecdote: Lorrie Morgan’s dad, George Morgan, working a date in Canada with Terri Clark’s parents, years before both offspring were musicians in their own right.