The Great Song Podcast

Country/Folk/Americana Episodes

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Mr. Bojangles/Fishin' in the Dark/Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (w John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Sept. 21, 2022

It's time for an XL episode, because we couldn't choose just one song to help us chronicle the 50+ year career of the band that created the Americana genre. Founding Dirt Band member John McEuen joins us as we talk about a h…

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Kate Taylor Did it First - Episode 916

May 18, 2022

You surely know big brother James, but have ya met Sister Kate? As unpredictable a career as you could imagine, and as sweet a soul as you could meet, Kate Taylor reunited with an amazing who's who crew in 2021 to release he…

Guest: Kate Taylor
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Opening Day Double Header (feat. Aaron Chewning and Matthew Kaminski) - Episode 909

March 30, 2022

YES, it's baseball season once again, and we're celebrating in style with not one, but TWO of our favorite baseball-related creators, social media legend Aaron Chewning and Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski ! We're fu…

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Feb. 9, 2022

Valentine's Day calls for a great love song, and they don't come much better than Lanco's #1 smash "Greatest Love Story." Frontman and eponym Brandon Lancaster joins us, and the conversation starts off with some fascinating …

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Family (w Drew Holcomb) - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

Aug. 18, 2021

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" -- You gotta love em, right? "Family" is the song and topic this week, and one of the the top dogs of the Americana scene, Drew Holcomb, stop…

'00S '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

"Need You Now" (w Dave Haywood of Lady A) - Episode 801

Aug. 11, 2021

Season 8 begins with a BIG BANG --Lady A's Dave Haywood joins us to talk about all things Lady A, and we go in-depth (maybe a little too in-depth) on their absolute SMASH hit "Need You Now." Also: The Ruth's Chris and White …

'60S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview Movie And TV Songs

Wild Thing [from "Major League"] (The Troggs) w/Chip Taylor

May 19, 2021

One of the all-time great rock songs PERIOD is one of the great movie songs PERIOD. Movie Month continues with our favorite jam from Major League, and an interview with the man behind the song, writer and Americana artist Ch…

'00S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

"One More Day" (Diamond Rio) w/Bobby Tomberlin

Nov. 18, 2020

Get yer tissues ready. This week we feature a modern country classic that is indelibly linked to a couple of tragic events, and has been part of many people's stories of love, heartache, and healing. But of course we keep it…

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American Pie (w/Don McLean) - Episode 613

Nov. 11, 2020

An absolutely iconic piece of art, "American Pie" is one of the greatest single songs in pop music history. And we've got the man behind it, the brilliant Don McLean, to chat with us on the show! In this episode: - “It’s as …

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Hooked on a Feeling (w/BJ Thomas) - Episode 611

Oct. 28, 2020

BJ Thomas is a big deal. Multiple Grammys, Oscar winner, you name it he's done it. Plus he's like super handsome. In this episode we break down one of his many signature hits, plus: - Sweetest candies by volume - Turns out i…

'80S '90S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

I'll Still Be Loving You (w Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) - Episode 603

Sept. 2, 2020

Restless Heart was a country music sensation, but they weren't always beloved by the powers-that-be. We'll talk about it with frontman Larry Stewart in a very fun interview episode centered around their beautiful, classic lo…

'90S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Show the Way (w/ David Wilcox Interview) - Episode 519

June 10, 2020

The penultimate episode of Season Five hits us right in the middle of the feels with one of our all-time favorite songs, and one that couldn't be more relevant for the moment in which we find ourselves. "Show the Way" by Dav…

Pop '70S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview

Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin) - Episode 515

May 13, 2020

The storyteller's storyteller give us the ultimate song about fathers and sons. Grab your tissues for Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle." In this episode: - One of the most charitable artist-activists of all time - The tra…

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A Special 100th Episode with Dave Barnes (Valentine's Day 2020)

Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! We’re celebrating 100 episodes with a very special in-studio guest: artist and songwriter extraordinaire Dave Barnes! We had the privilege to pick the brain of one of modern Country and Christian music…

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Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) - Episode 501

Feb. 7, 2020

Season 5 kicks off with a true American icon: the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and his signature song. We'll walk you through Johnny's story, including the writing of the song by June Carter Cash (well, probably) and Merle Kil…