Small Town, Big Music book: Kent, Ohio, rocks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jason Prufer by clicking on the video player above!  Some ideas for history books are sitting right in front of our noses, waiting for a smart writer to recognize opportunity and put the puzzle pieces together. That’s kind of how I imagine Jason Prufer’s new book,... Continue Reading →

Madelyn Victoria is Right Here With You, Mister! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Madelyn Victoria by clicking on the video player above!  The first time that singer Madelyn Victoria and her brother, guitarist Albert Vallejo, were on Mr. Media, I was struck by their talent and charm. That was four years ago, so I imagine they’ve only gotten better... Continue Reading →

Richard Lynch sings his country prayers on the radio! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Richard Lynch by clicking on the video player above!  Richard Lynch is a country singer/songwriter who ended 2018 with a surprise honor – a place in the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame. His final concert of the year, on New Year’s Eve, was literally interrupted... Continue Reading →

Dan Washburn: Country sung from the Canadian countryside! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Dan Washburn, country singer, "Long Story Longer," "Someone Like You"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Dan Washburn by clicking on the video player above!  Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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