Marty Robbins Biography
Interviews

Marty Robbins: Twentieth Century Drifter with Diane Diekman

Robbins saw himself as a drifter, a man always searching for self-fulfillment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and an abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first gig as a singer and guitar player and soon changed his name to Marty Robbins, where he cultivated his magnetic stage presence, and established himself as an entertainer, songwriter, and successful NASCAR driver…

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The birth and history of WSM Radio and the Grand Ole Opry with Craig Havighurst
Interviews

The Birth of WSM Radio and the Grand Ole Opry: Tennessee and Music City USA with Craig Havighurst

Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker “Music City USA” as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and ‘50s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM’s launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother’s Best Flour. Join us as we sit down with Craig Havighurst and talk all things Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.

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Stephen Wilson Jr interview Father's Son
Interviews

Stephen WIlson Jr: The Tree that Grew Close to the Apple

We are all our parents children, for better or for worse. We all must come to terms with this at some point. I never did until listening to Stephen Wilson Jr. Sometimes in topics this deep and difficult, having a wise guide will help you understand the relations of parent and child. Stephen Wilson Jr. is deceptively simple, but he can turn a phrase that can grasp your soul and squeeze; the tree never grows to far from the apple…

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