One More Sleep gets singer Amy Rose to Christmas! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Amy Rose, country singer, "One More Sleep," with guitarist Marty Beecroft     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Amy Rose and Marty Beecroft by clicking on the video player above!  Amy Rose may be the greatest country music singer on the planet. I can’t prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, but... Continue Reading →

Charley Pride and the country music color line! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Charley Pride, country music singer, "Just Between You and Me"   (I reviewed and interviewed country singer Charley Pride for this newspaper story published on July 15, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) While much of the world sat glued before television sets Saturday to watch rock ‘n’ roll music from the Live Aid concert,... Continue Reading →

1349 Country singer Juice Newton would rather not! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Juice Newton, country singer, "Angel of the Morning"   By Bob Andelman Originally published December 8, 1983 Country-pop songstress Juice Newton has had uncanny success in the last three years picking material that cut perfectly across many lines of musical styles and formats, placing no less than six songs in upper chart berths.... Continue Reading →

1345 Lari White’s big break was singing with Robin Gibb in 1984! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Lari White, country singer (NOTE -- I received the sad news tonight that country singer Lari White died today -- January 23, 2018 -- of a rare form of advanced peritoneal cancer. I had the good fortune to meet Lari way back in July 1984, when I was a correspondent in the Clearwater... Continue Reading →

1339 Cristy Lane sings One Day at a Time! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Cristy Lane, inspirational singer, One DAy At A Time (NOTE: This interview with singer Cristy Lane was originally published on June 29, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) It sounds like perfect fodder for a TV movie of the week. A moderately successful country singer from East Peoria, Ill., is dissatisfied with the way the... Continue Reading →

Charlie Daniels knows Devil, Mr. Media! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Charlie Daniels, country singer, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," "Still in Saigon"   (NOTE -- This interview with Charlie Daniels was originally published on November 11, 1984. As you'll read, I always enjoyed talking to Charlie! -- Bob Andelman) Big, burly and wholly countrified, Charlie Daniels is one of the friendliest, most... Continue Reading →

1317 Louise Mandrell puts in her hours on the concert trail! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Louise Mandrell, country singer   (This interview with country singer Louise Mandrell was originally published in the St. Petersburg Times on November 16, 1984. -- Bob Andelman) Louise Mandrell bubbles as she talks. It comes across in her stage and television appearances, and it was even apparent in a long distance interview with... Continue Reading →

1307 Dusting off history with Carl Perkins! 1986 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Carl Perkins, Rock 'n' Roll Hame of Fame member, "Blue Suede Shoes"   (EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview with legendary rocker Carl Perkins, conducted by Bob Andelman, was originally published in the now-defunct Tampa Tribune on October 10, 1986. We're republishing the interview to celebrate his birthday, April 9, 1930. -- Mr. Media) Carl Perkins... Continue Reading →

1290 Stomp along with Swedish country singer Hicks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Hicks, country music singer, guitarist, performing two songs live: "99 Guns" and "Kiss You Like I Mean It"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Hicks by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Nashville country music experts who want to... Continue Reading →

Put A Lime In It? That’s all country singer Amy Rose asks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Amy Rose, country singer, "Put A Lime In It," "Show Up Naked and Bring Beer," "Party Like A Redneck (Redneck Reunion)"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with AMY ROSE by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Grand Ol’ Opry... Continue Reading →

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