The Country Music Made Me podcast grew to new heights in 2021 as they welcomed some of the biggest names in Country Music with guests Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Scotty McCreery, Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, LANCO, Parmalee, Lindsay Ell, Rascal Flatts frontman Gary LeVox and many others. Showing no signs of slowing in 2022 and continuing to add big names to their resume, producer and host Brendan Osborne is excited to welcome music industry veteran Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band for the podcasts’ 100th episode. “During a time when artists have been unable to tour and share their music, we’re so excited to offer a one of a kind platform for them to share stories about not only their music but their musical journey,” says Osborne.
Through in-depth conversations, listeners are taken on unique journeys focused on the emotions that have fueled the artist’s passion, the people and places who have inspired them, and the moments that have defined their lives. “I want to learn about where their journey began, which is often as early as 4 or 5 years old when they began performing for family in the living room,” explains Osborne, “I love to explore the endless drive and passion music creates within Country artists and how it sparks a willingness to chase a career that can make you famous one minute or crush your dreams the next.”
As Country Music Made Me heads into the New Year they’re also excited to announce the launch of their brand new website, countrymusicmademe.com. It offers listeners an all access pass in discovering everything the podcast has to offer. There’s also the opportunity to join the exclusive CMMM community to stay up to date on future episodes, which are released every Monday and Thursday. “We’re really excited to build a community of dedicated music lovers through our exclusive newsletter and share the inspirational stories of our guests with as many fans as we can, each and every week.” says Osborne.
Along with welcoming some of the biggest names in Country Music, the podcast has also shared the stories of the best up-and-comers in the industry like Kameron Marlowe, Ashland Craft, Hailey Whitters, Tyler Braden, Chase Bryant, Morgan Wade and others. “When an artist becomes popular it almost always feels like an overnight success story, but as we discover on the podcast, many of the artists have been working at this for close to a decade or more” explains Osborne, “I really feel it’s important to recognize the passion these artists have and the work they’ve put in to building a career, because it likely didn’t happen overnight.”
Like the artists he interviews, Brendan’s journey also has an entertaining backstory, including a 14 year career as a TV/Entertainment Reporter. It’s a career path that began when he was only 5 years old, proclaiming to his kindergarten teacher he was going to be a “broadcast journalist” when he grew up. Armed with the same passion he held at age 5, Brendan creates entertaining and one-of-a-kind conversations that are fun, inspiring, and above all original. Singer/songwriter John King, who scored a #1 hit as a songwriter in 2016 with Randy Houser’s “We Went” and recently released his debut album says, “It was hands down one of the favorite podcasts I’ve ever been a part of. The conversation was so unique and took me back to some turning points in my career I’d never even really thought about.”
To help welcome the biggest names, hottest trendsetters and brightest rising stars Brendan works with industry leading PR agencies like Essential Broadcast Media (Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, Eric Church), Sweet Talk Publicity (Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, Jake Owen, HARDY), and penelopePR (The Reklaws, Dean Brody, Lindsay Ell, MacKenzie Porter, Jade Eagleson).
Along with being available on their website, fans can also listen and follow along on any of their favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.