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Take a peek behind the curtain and see why your favorite musicians and artists got to where they are today.

My Top Five Records Gunter Woodson

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Take a peek behind the curtain and see why your favorite musicians and artists got to where they are today.

    PAULA NELSON TOP FIVE RECORDS

    PAULA NELSON TOP FIVE RECORDS

    As season two continues, I am stoked to have Paula Nelson on the show today. She was born in Houston with a mom pop combo of Connie and Willie Nelson. She used to have a show on Sun Radio but now spends her days on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country and Willie’s Roadhouse channels. I’m not sure when but she’s got a new EP coming out sometime in the near future.

    We talk about how she picked her records because they are all theatrical and happy. The Willie record that she picked has been chosen by more of the My Top Five Record podcastees than any other. Stay tuned to find out which one it is.

    Late in season one, I implemented quizzes into the mix and this will continue on future podcasts and this will continue for the foreseeable future. Don’t matter what I’m going to ask. It’s all fun and smiles.

    If you're digging on what we're laying down, please give us a review on iTunes. You can find My Top Five Records pretty much anywhere you listen to podcasts but if you were to give a star for each one of your top five records on the Apple/iTunes platform (that's five stars!) would be super appreciated! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573

    • 55 min
    KELLEY MICKWEE TOP FIVE RECORDS

    KELLEY MICKWEE TOP FIVE RECORDS

    As season two continues, I am thrilled to have Kelley Mickwee on the show today.  Kelley is a fellow Cherokee who moved to Austin from Memphis and joined up with a killer four piece called the Trishas.  She’s a Shiny Soul Sister in Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs.  She’s a founding member of Red River Songwriters along with Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson and Brandy Zdan.  But what I admire most about Kelley is her show on Sun Radio called River Girl Radio. 


     


    We talked about her love of said show and how the theme of the often has her diving into deep artist listening.  Much like my passion for doing this podcast.   Cleaning also comes into our conversation about her records. 


     


    If you don’t mind heading over to Apple podcasts and giving us a review, we’d sure appreciate it awful good!


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    Cheers!


     


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    www.shinyribs.org


     


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    JOHN SPONG WILLIE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA

    JOHN SPONG WILLIE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA

    As season two continues, I am stoked to have John Spong on the show today.  He was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2009 and twice won the Texas Institute of Letters’ O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism. He is the author of A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove and his stories have been collected in Best Food Writing and The Best American Sports Writing.  He’s got two boys named Willie Mo and Leon.


     


    Spong is a native Austinite and in my opinion, a walking Willie Nelson encyclopedia.  I say this not only because he pretty much invented the Texas Monthly issue on Willie but also I have listened to every episode of his podcast called One By Willie where he has a notable Willie fan talk about their favorite Willie song.  Check it out, it is WILLIE cool.  My favorite episode is season two’s podcast with Don Was.  Another one of my heroes.


     


    And because he knows so much about Willie, today’s podcast we each picked our favorite three Willie records and discussed them.


     


    If you don’t mind heading over to Apple podcasts and giving us a review, we’d sure appreciate it awful good!


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573


     


    Cheers!


     


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    MITCH BALLARD TOP FIVE RECORDS

    MITCH BALLARD TOP FIVE RECORDS

    Season two of the My Top Records podcast starts today.  We've got Mitch Ballard for your listening pleasure.  Mitch moved from Nashville to Austin a couple few years ago to start the BMI office.  This office reminds me why Austin is Austin.  Organization like HAAM and SIMS.  No other city has such a focus on their artistic integrity.  Makes me proud to be a 7th generation Texan. 


     


    Before Mitch opened the BMI office here in Austin, he’d been called the Swiss Army Knife of the country music business.  He started off by turning down a music scholarship to North Texas because he didn’t really want to play the trumpet anymore.  He was a tour manager for BJ Thomas for 8 years.  He owned a website building company for musicians and then an LED concert company.  Yeah, he knows the music biz.  I love podcasts like this on because I don’t really have to talk.  I threatened to trash my Encyclopedia of Country music.  What would I need that for when I can just call Mitch?


     


    If you don’t mind heading over to Apple podcasts and giving us a review, we’d sure appreciate it awful good!


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573


     


    Cheers!


     


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    WELDON HENSON TOP FIVE RECORDS

    WELDON HENSON TOP FIVE RECORDS

    Today’s guest is Weldon Henson.  He might have the best honky tonk voice that Austin can call it’s own.  I’d describe it as a mix between Merle Haggard and Ray Benson  He plays the honky tonks in and around Austin.  In particular, a weekly gig at the Broken Spoke and monthly at Ginny’s.  When you hear him talk about his top five records, I believe that it is clear where his influences lie.    


     


    Moving forward all podcastees of the My Top Five Records podcast will have to now deal with quizzes. They won’t know what I am going to ask them but I assure you that they will have a good time.  Weldon did pretty dern good.


     


    If you're digging on what we're laying down, please give us a review on iTunes.  You can find My Top Five Records pretty much anywhere you listen to podcasts but a star for each one of your top five records on iTunes (that's five stars!) would be super appreciated!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573


     


    Let’s get to the conversation.  But first…


     


    Close your eyes.  You’re at the furtherest place out there.  What 5 records do you have?


     


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    HARMONI KELLEY TOP FIVE RECORDS

    HARMONI KELLEY TOP FIVE RECORDS

    If you're digging on what we're laying down, please give us a review on iTunes.  You can find My Top Five Records pretty much anywhere you listen to podcasts but a star for each one of your top five records on iTunes (that's five stars!) would be super appreciated!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573


     


    Today’s guest is Harmoni Kelley.  She spells her name H A R M O N I and we had a full on blast talking about her top five records.  Much like many of my other podcastees, Harmoni had a terrible time choosing what records we were going to talk about but we had a killer time. 


     


    Harmoni has only played bass and she has played with the likes of Bob Schneider, Fastball and now tours stadiums with Kenny Chesney.  In our talk, she mentions how she ended up picking her top five like the way that she approaches music.  It’s so awesome when a podcastee comes to some sort of revelation.  Truly awesome. 


     


    Also, I have a new update to the My Top Five Records podcast.  Moving forward all podcastees will have to now deal with quizzes. They won’t know what I am going to ask them but I assure you that they will have a good time.


     


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    • 1 hr 6 min

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