Brett Kissel joins our very own Shannon Ella to talk about how he came to collaborate with 98 Degrees! He talks paparazzi in Los Angeles, buying a new pony for his kids and how inspired he was by his family over the last two years to make the best music possible!
Shawn Austin has been out on the road with Dallas Smith on the ’Some Things Never Change Tour’ and tells us what tour life has been like and how it’s been playing his song “Tailgates to Heaven” with Dallas Smith! He joins Shannon Ella to talk about his new EP ‘Planes Don’t Wait’ and they discuss whether or not he was a rebellious teen as they dive into one of the songs on the EP!
His name is Jelly Roll, his voice is incredible and is story is even better. Pure Country’s Shannon Ella caught up with Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) and found how he and Brantley Gilbert became friends ahead of their new collaboration “Son of the Dirty South” and their upcoming Summer Tour. He tells us about a man he met in prison who really changed his way of thinking and how music has helped him heal and why he hopes his music can heal others!
Tim Hicks sat down to talk to Pure Country’s Shannon Ella about his upcoming ‘ZERO TO SIXTY’ tour and how the title reflects what it was like getting back to work after being a stay-at-home dad for the past two years. He gives us some inside scoop on new songs that will be on his album ’Talk to Time’ out September 2nd and how excited he is to play at Budweiser Stage on September 18th!
Life is pretty crazy right now for country star Chris Lane, between dad life, he and his Lauren announcing their second child is on the way and new music coming in hot! He just dropped a duet with powerhouse vocalist Lauren Alaina and this song is a country re-write of a 1970 classic by King Harvest “Dancin’ In The Moonlight.” Chris joins our very own Shannon Ella to discuss the adjustment to parenting and music, his golf game and how the band King Harvest gave he and Lauren the stamp of approval on the new song!
Lead singer Matt Thomas of Parmalee joins our very own Shannon Ella to talk about why the band decided to go for it with “Take My Name” their chart climbing, viral hit. They also discuss wedding crashing and releasing a special wedding version of the song for fans. Also find out if Matt would flip a coin at the altar for a last name!
Walker Hayes talks about his family “adopting” Mackenzie Porter and her band after the Fancy Like Tour and how he knows every song of hers! Plus he tells us what it has been like finally having his family out on the road and the experience of releasing a book!
This month’s iHeartRadio Future Star Don Amero joins Shannon Ella, along with his duet partner Raquel Cole to talk about their new song “Let You!” We talk about how Raquel came to be featured on this song, and who is someone that encouraged their start in music. Stay tuned for a fun game with Don & Raquel, coming soon!
Jason McCoy had a chance to chat with Tyler Rich about his love for Canada and how excited he is to be back for Boots & Hearts…one of his FAVOURITE festivals to play! And find out what newcomer Callista Clark loves about the 90s…who inspires her and what song she plans to cover at Boots & Hearts!
Brad Rempel of High Valley joins Pure Country’s Shannon Ella to discuss the release of the new album ‘Way Back’ and how nostalgia seems to be the main theme behind this new music. Brad reveals that a very “country” music video is on the way for his new single “Country Music, Girls and Trucks” with Granger Smith and how he got educated in how country he isn’t while shooting it in Texas at Granger Smith’s farm. Plus find out how Brad and his family almost got lost in Mexico on a family trip when they tried to disconnect from cell phones for a minute!
Gearing up for the ’Somethings Never Change Tour’ Dallas Smith joins Pure Country’s Shannon Ella to talk about what fans can expect for this jam packed line-up! He also talks about his recent show in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium and what show made him the most nervous in his music career AND he teases us with some details about a new song!
Lindsay Ell opens up about what inspired her new song “Right On Time” with Pure Country’s Shannon Ella as they talk relationships, careers and more! Lindsay talks about opening for Shania Twain at the Boots & Hearts Music Festival this year and what her younger self would think of that milestone.