Singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Nicole Serrano’s rich, soulful and emotional voice captures you immediately, carving her own path between soul and alternative pop. 

Steeped in a deep history of worship music, Nicole Serrano is now showing off a new side, evolving her sound and creative passion into a fuller frame of what’s always been there. 

Over the past 5 years, Nicole Serrano has been able to write and lead worship as part of Red Rocks Worship, toured with Chris Tomlin & Matt Maher, partnered with Capitol Records CMG & Provident/Sony on various projects, all the while recording and releasing 4 independent albums. She’s excited about this new creative season as she expands her sonic palette and prepares to release more new music.

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EP 39 - Successful Marriage in the Music Business with Lang Scott & Linda Davis

February 7, 2022

Labeled a ‘song stylist’, Linda Davis’ unique ability to interpret a song has made her one of Nashville's favorite vocalists.

Linda Davis has played to sold-out crowds with the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers just to name a few. In 2016, Linda and her family, including husband Lang Scott, and daughters Hillary Scott (of Lady A) and Rylee Scott, released the critically acclaimed, 2-time GRAMMY-winning album, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Love Remains, which topped the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Album's chart.

Linda’s husband, Lang Scott, a talented songwriter & musician who was the guitarist and background vocalist in Reba McEntire’s band for seven years. Lang was the first National Champion of The Nashville Network's You Can Be A Star. 

Lang Scott has had songs recorded by LeeAnn Rimes, JoDee Messina & his wife, Linda Davis.
 
Both are some of the most talented singer/songwriters in Nashville. 

EP 38 - Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World with Randall Bell

February 2, 2022

Occasionally, the world produces one of those rare thinkers that alter the course of history.

Disney reinvented entertainment, Edison lit up our lives with the light bulb, … and Leo Fender revolutionized the sound of music.

If you think about it, Leo Fender has influenced every person on earth today – at least everyone who has ever heard a song.

Guitar Player Magazine declared that Clarence Leo Fender is the father of the solid body guitar. Not only did he invent it, but Leo’s guitars were used by everyone from Elvis Presley to Eric Clapton and from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Hendrix. 

Indeed, Rolling Stone Magazine published a list of the world's top 100 guitarists, and 90 of them used one of Leo's guitars on stage, and the others used guitars that copied Leo's inventions and concepts.

The highest price ever spent for music memorabilia was not for Michael Jackson’s glove or Elvis’ jumpsuit. It was for a Fender Stratocaster, which sold for over $4 million.

Our guest today is Dr. Randall Bell, we’re going to get a rare look into the world of Leo Fender, The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World.

EP 37 - Makenzie Phipps

December 10, 2021

Musical talent has long run in the veins of viral sensation Makenzie Phipps. Following in the footsteps of her uncle - country music songwriter Ron Simons - Phipps has long been known as the little girl with the big voice in her home state of Virginia. But it is that talented little girl that has grown into a young woman whose talents shine brighter with each and every song she puts out. From her viral covers of “Amazing Grace” and ““Travelin’ Soldier” to her absolutely beautiful single “Maybe,” there is no doubt that this is just the beginning for Makenzie Phipps within a music genre custom made for her voice, her sound and her sweet sentiment.

EP 36 - Mary Sarah

December 8, 2021

With more than 10 years of performing, you could say this young woman has been given a “coat of many colors”. The fabric of her life brings forth a vast array of opportunities and experience. Mary Sarah was raised in the Texas Opry circuit where she first began defining and honoring her traditional country roots. She then went on to land a major touring role with Kidz Bop at the age of 12. 

In 2016, America embraced her on the #1 rated TV show in the country, The Voice. Her blind audition garnered her a 4-chair turn singing country’s iconic “Where The Boys Are” by Connie Francis - a tune that continues to garner standing ovations and whispers of the greatness of her mentors; Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and the likes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. She quickly advanced onto Team Blake.

She has graced the iconic stage of the Opry a total of 5 times.

EP 35 - Paige King Johnson

December 8, 2021

Country music singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson oozes confidence with the release of her latest single, “Baby Don’t." 

Johnson’s strong vocals soar on this lively tune, as the lyrics are both charming and assertive. She sings of a feeling some of us are all too familiar with, knowing we are on the brink of falling in love quickly with every little thing they do drawing us closer. 

Johnson brings the energy and attitude to the release of this relatable song that will have listeners singing along to every word. “Baby Don’t” is now included in TIDAL’s Rising: Country playlist and was premiered by Wide Open Country and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms!

EP 34 - Natasha Owens: Overcoming Tragedy Through Faith

December 6, 2021

One of Christian Music’s most beloved voices, Natasha Owens’ path to a successful music career is unique, rooted in agonizing heartache and unbelievable tragedy. The themes of grief, heartbreak, and redemption spread throughout her music, which served as therapy for her along the way.

She is here to share her courageous story as a means to inspire others, while always making sure to meet listeners exactly where they’re at.

She has toured with some of Christian Music’s bestselling artists, including Michael W. Smith, Jason Crabb, Matthew West, Audio Adrenaline, and many more.

EP 33 - John Berry: Faith, Family & Friends

December 3, 2021

Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry is gearing up for the release of a new album in 2021 and the Silver Anniversary of his Songs and Stories Christmas Concert Tour. He took advantage of being off the road for the bigger part of 2020 and created new opportunities to continue his reach to his fan base as well as new ones, which we will talk about today and John released a new video and re-recorded a new single for "The Graduation Song," started a new podcast, Faith Family & Friends with John & Robin Berry.

In 2019, Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer, requiring 35 treatments combined of radiation and chemotherapy. In 2018 charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the movie of the same name. John Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records.

EP 32 - John Schneider: My Life My Way and More!

December 3, 2021

It would be impressive enough for an actor to star in a single show that changed the course of television history with iconic characters and cross-generational appeal, but the fact that John Schneider’s done exactly that on a regular basis for at least four decades makes him nothing short of legendary. 

Whether it’s currently playing Jim Cryer on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”, previously immortalizing Jonathan Kent on Smallville and Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, or showing off his own fancy footwork on Dancing with the Stars, and one of most recognizable faces in all of pop culture.

Add in a music career as a four-time chart-topping country artist with over 20 albums to his credit and it turns out his heart is just as huge as the fame that follows, thanks to his co-founding of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Marie Osmond that has raised over $7 billion dollars.

With two new movies coming soon, Poker Run and Christmas In Tune, let’s welcome one of the most iconic television stars of the 20th and 21st century, actor and singer John Schneider.

EP 31 - NEDY

November 29, 2021

There have always been those whose hearts dance to the beat of a different drum, those who see the world in a different way, and those who find our differences far more beautiful and intriguing than our similarities.

NEDY is one of those people.

But what truly sets her apart from the crowd is the fact that she is now gathering all of her differences and infusing them into the creation of music specifically meant for a new generation of outcasts. Armed with an enchanting spirit and a strong faith and an impressive musical talent that is nothing short of stunning, NEDY is an inspirational pop artist poised to lead her loyal fandom into a brighter future.

EP 30 - Kelly Lang - I‘m Not Going Anywhere

November 15, 2021

Kelly Lang has had a stellar career with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, and TG Sheppard, to name a few.

She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood. 

Kelly has new autobiography, 'I’m Not Going Anywhere,’ an inspiring journey of being a 17-year breast cancer survivor, shares her journey of healing that brought her through the ups and downs of life which includes the unfolding of her love story with country music legend T.G. Sheppard. 

With the foreword being written by friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Dame Olivia Newton-John, the book provides life lessons and showcases Lang’s positive attitude during some of the most trying times.

EP 29 - Larnelle Harris

November 8, 2021

Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle Harris as become the symbol of talent and integrity in a career that spans over five decades.  

He is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct hall of fame organizations-- Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  He was twice inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as part of the Gaither Vocal Band. 

From the White House to the danger zone of the 38th Parallel, Larnelle has impacted audiences across the globe with his music.  He was the first Christian artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union.  He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council's Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song "Mighty Spirit" as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history.  

Larnelle Harris is here to discuss his autobiography entitled “Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced my Life and Career”.

EP 28 - JD Reynolds

November 1, 2021

Australian singing sensation JD Reynolds is a true singer, a real songwriter, a neoteric producer, an incredible dancer, and striking performer, all wrapped up in a stunning package that could grace the cover of any magazine in the world, and yet, her down to earth country girl charm is what makes this extraordinary artist so real. JD’s sound is fresh originality for country music. Her new girl-power anthem will make you go Coyote Ugly at the next bar or honky tonk.

EP 27 - Shane Owens - Music Man

October 4, 2021

Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Shane Owens has been building a strong following for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and fellow artists alike. Shane Owens is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “Music Man.”

EP 26 - Brei Carter

October 4, 2021

Emerging crossover country and southern pop recording artist Brei Carter is proof that sometimes faith, patience and time pays off. Growing up in Monroe, Louisiana with a solid, southern upbringing, Brei’s family raised her on several authentic southern staples: the Bible, Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church’s choir, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Aretha Franklin, and no shortage of family love and devotion. 

However, before she became the dynamic and vivacious country singer she is today, Brei was busy earning a Bachelor’s in Business, a Master's in International Relations, and a Doctorate in Theology. She is also a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, where she served as an enlisted soldier and as an officer. 

Her first single at country radio “Gave Him A Girl” was immediately recognized as “cute and catchy” by country music journalist and historian Robert K. Oermann in his weekly DISClaimer review column for Music Row Magazine. 

This young singer-songwriter is the emerging new styles of country music we’ve been waiting for.

EP 25 - The Goldens

October 1, 2021

Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member William Lee Golden is releasing three new albums with his sons, “The Goldens.” The collection of albums titled Old Country Church Gospel, Country Roads: Vintage Country Classics, and Southern Accents: Pop & Country Rock contain over 30 songs that spread over several genres, all having an impact on the lives and careers of William Lee Golden and The Goldens.

With emphasis on family, friends, and faith, Golden and his sons showcase their God-given talent through classic country sounds and evident passion for music. Messages of positivity beam within the lyrics of each tune. The first single, “Come And Dine” will be released on Friday, Sept. 24 to all digital platforms.

EP 24 - Sammy Sadler

September 20, 2021

In 1989, Sammy Sadler was a critically-acclaimed newcomer to the country music fold, Sammy Sadler, had already charted several successful singles and was ready to release his first album on Evergreen Records when he was caught up in the assassination of then Cash Box chart-manager, Kevin Hughes, and a payola scandal that would bring down the magazine and rock the music industry. 

Despite suffering a near-fatal gunshot wound that would require multiple surgeries to repair, Sadler remained under suspicion until the murder was solved thirteen long years later. 

With the 2021 releases of singles 'The Church On Cumberland Road' featuring Marty Raybon and 'She's Crazy For Leaving', Sammy Sadler released his latest full-length album, '1989', available now.

EP 23 - The Oak Ridge Boys

September 14, 2021

The Oak Ridge Boys. They have sold over 41 million units worldwide and are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country music field, the Oaks have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards, nine GMA DOVE Awards, and two American Music Awards. 

The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban, are members of the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. 

The Oaks are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, and we are here to talk about their new album Front Porch Singin’ and the 40th Anniversary of the monster hit Elvira.

EP 22 - Lee Greenwood

September 10, 2021

Lee Greenwood, who has recorded 22 studio albums, has had 7 number 1 hits and 38 singles. Just the sound of his name takes us immediately to one of the most heard, most sung songs by all of us, “God Bless the USA.” Written and recorded by Lee Greenwood, the song is become known as “America’s Second National Anthem.” 

The song brought America together after that fateful day on September 11th, 2001. 

Which brings us to the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11.

EP 21 - Dr. Mona Jhaveri

September 7, 2021

Dr. Mona Jhaveri, the Founder and Executive director at Music Beats Cancer. She launched Music Beats Cancer to address the “Valley of Death,” the growing gap in funding that constrains the translation of cancer research discoveries into clinical applications. As cancer affects millions around the globe each year, efforts to cure this disease have largely focused on cancer research rather than cancer product development. Dr. Jhaveri believes that the key to bridging the Valley of Death is to: Raise public awareness about the Valley of Death and its impact on our progress on the war against cancer; Create a funding platform that empowers the public to directly and transparently support the development of cancer-fighting solutions.

Dr. Jhaveri holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Jhaveri was granted the SPORE Fellowship Award for Breast Cancer Research at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown University.