Monthly Archives: November 2021

Frank Myers : Grammy Award-Winning songwriter, Lonestar, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill

“You and I” just stuck out to me as a title, so I just wrote it down on a piece of paper with some other titles because I was really just learning how to write songs. – Frank Myers 
From a career that began as a singer with a guitar on stages large and small at only 11, opening for Porter Wagner and Dolly Parton, to touring with Eddie Raven, to songwriting superstardom, Frank Myers has lots of stories to tell. In this interview, the Grammy winner invites us into his home on a golf course, just outside of Nashville where light shines through giant windows and a cozy deck is the perfect place to watch the sunset. There’s even a man -cave downstairs, where the walls are lined with recording industry citations and #1 plaques. Make no mistake about it,  this is a music man who has worked hard for 40 years to get to where he is today, and right now, he is soaking up that joy with a new Christmas single called If Everyday Could Be Christmas. You’ll hear how The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis influenced his life and the stories behind mega hits like You And I, I Swear, I’m Already There and My Front Porch Lookin’ In, along with some wisdom about counting your blessings when you make it big.  For a tutorial on how to approach success in country music with faith, humility and gratitude, hit that download button. 

Jamie O’Neal : Grammy Nominee, ACM & Billboard award-winning artist

When I had the chicken pox, I went on stage. When I had a cracked rib, I went on stage. And that is the old Vaudeville saying “the show must go on.”   – Jamie O’Neal 
Music Row is pretty magical. The streets that make up this iconic area of Nashville are lined with old craftsman style houses that are now record labels, publishing houses, recording studios, music licensing companies, video productions houses, radio networks, and PR firms. It is safe to say that you can hear the heartbeat of country music on Music Row.  This is where we sat down with 3 time Grammy nominee, ACM & Billboard award-winning artist Jamie O’Neal. In this exclusive interview, Jamie describes what it was like to grow up singing with the Murphy Family Band, landing the gig of back-up singer for Kiley Minogue’s  worldwide tour, how motherhood blew her away, and the stories behind her smash hits  There Is No Arizona, When I Think About Angels, and Somebody’s Hero.   There are some cool stories about Jamie’s love of dogs, her daughter’s musical talents, her friendships with Reba, Dolly, Martina and Sara, and the work ethic she learned as a child performer.  Music City Mentor Jacy Dawn Valeras gets some great advice from Jamie about how to make it in the new Nashville, and as you listen, you’ll get a pretty clear picture of what it takes to make it in country music.  This is Jamie O’Neal, unfiltered.