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 →

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 →

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 →

Singer Marshall Dane’s Alcohol Abuse Needs a Beer Sponsor! INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Marshall Dane, country singer, "Alcohol Abuse"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with country singer Marshall Dane, whose latest single is "Alcohol Abuse.," by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of people who drink too much to be invited back a second... Continue Reading →

Teen singer Josey Milner wonders ‘Am I Not Pretty Enough?’ VIDEO INTERVIEW, PERFORMANCE

Today's Guest: Josey Milner, country singer, "Am I Not Pretty Enough"     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Kansas City bar-b-q queens who know exactly what ‘good’ tastes like… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! No matter what you look like, it’s not out... Continue Reading →

November rocks every month in Nashville — and on Mr. Media TV! VIDEO

Locating a hard rockin’ band in the middle of country music lovin’ Nashville, Tennessee, was either really dumb or really smart. I guess I’m going with pretty smart, because if you’re good at being different, you can really stand out in a scene where everyone else sounds similar. And make no doubt about it, the... Continue Reading →

386 Crazy Heart puts film director Scott Cooper on Academy map! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Scott Cooper, director, Crazy Heart When a movie director surrounds himself with talent, it makes the first day of shooting a lot more pleasant. So imagine being director Scott Cooper when principal photography began on his new film, Crazy Heart. His top line featured not one but three stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and... Continue Reading →

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