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Children of Song is a unique podcast that explores what it must have been like to grow up surrounded by music.

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Children of Song is a unique podcast that explores what it must have been like to grow up surrounded by music.

    Ben Danaher: Still Feeling Lucky

    Ben Danaher: Still Feeling Lucky

    Singer/Songwriter Ben Danaher is a survivor. A big talent with a soulful voice, he's endured unimaginable tragedy and somehow, he's found a way with his music to the other side; a little bit stronger, more resilient and still feeling lucky.

    In this episode, Ben opens up and shares the heart-wrenching story of when his brother was shot and killed at his own three-year-old's birthday party. The senseless act of violence grabbed the attention of major news outlets who covered the tragedy for a stunned national audience.



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    Ben sings some of the very best songs from his first album "Still Feel Lucky," including My Father's Blood, Over That Mountain, Jesus Can See You and the title track of this exciting first effort.

    Producer Brad Newman hosts this interesting look at an up-and-coming artist, who's collaborated with some of the best in his field, including Maren Morris and Jason Isbell.

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    • 45 min
    Amy Stroup: The Voice Behind Your Favorite Show

    Amy Stroup: The Voice Behind Your Favorite Show

    You might not know Amy Stroup by name, but you've probably heard her voice on one of your favorite shows or movies. The singer/songwriter has been featured in over 400 top tv shows and movies, including Grey's Anatomy, Parenthood, Private Practice and many more.



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    In this episode, we'll hear about Amy's journey which included hanging out with legendary songwriters Walt Aldridge and Brad Crisler as an eager 10-year-old with a trusty notebook in hand. With its many twists and turns, Amy has taken the path that's made the most sense for her. In return, we see an artist with a varied repertoire who's open to opportunity and a sound that's constantly evolving.

    Amy shares stories and sings some her best singles including Just You, Stare, Hope onto Hope Love and Magic.

    The series producer, Brad Newman hosts this interesting look at an artist who likes to keep her fans guessing and wondering what she'll come up with next.

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    • 42 min
    Margie Singleton: Trailblazing Legend Still Waltzing with Angels

    Margie Singleton: Trailblazing Legend Still Waltzing with Angels

    Before Tammy Wynette sang with George Jones, Margie Singleton cut a whole 14 song album and sang powerful harmonies with the country music superstar. A prolific songwriter, Margie perfected her craft on the Louisiana Hayride and even performed there one night with Elvis. As we'll hear, these are just two highlights of a legendary career that has spanned over seven decades.

    In this episode, Margie takes us through her remarkable journey, where we'll learn the inspiration behind some of her biggest hits and find out why she continues to write songs and delight crowds to this day.



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    Margie sings some of her top hits including, Lie To Me, which she wrote for Brook Benton, Keeping Up with the Joneses, which she sang with Faron Young and the more recent, Jesus Is My Pusher. We'll also hear a bit of her latest single, Heaven or Hell, which has audiences buzzing and standing on their feet wanting more.

    Robert K. Oermann hosts this entertaining episode with the series producer Brad Newman by his side.

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    • 39 min
    Krystal Keith: Sweet & Tart

    Krystal Keith: Sweet & Tart

    In this episode of Children of Song, we find out what it was like growing up with country superstar Toby Keith. According to Krystal, he was just one heck of a Dad. A chip off the old block, Krystal brings plenty of personality and a ton of talent as she tries to burst onto the country music scene.



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    In this segment, we find out Toby Keith gave the music industry the "middle finger" after he visited Nashville as a young singer and music executives told him he wasn't good enough. Krystal clears up that 5 of those 10 songs that he played back then for Nashville insiders went on to become big, big hits.

    As a result, Krystal has grown up knowing she'll have to earn everything that comes her way in the music business. Krystal talks about other early influences including Patsy Cline and even sings a little of her legendary Crazy. She also sings excerpts of her Daddy's Should Have Been a Cowboy as well as her own Daddy Dance with Me.

    Robert K. Oermann hosts this entertaining episode with the series producer Brad Newman by his side.

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    • 39 min
    Joel Grey: The Master of Ceremonies Plays On

    Joel Grey: The Master of Ceremonies Plays On

    The Emmy, Tony and Oscar award winner Joel Grey looks back at a sensational career that has spanned seven decades. It all started back at the Cleveland Playhouse when he was just 9 years old and still flourishes on Broadway and in Hollywood to this day.



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    In this episode, Mr. Grey talks about how he overcame antisemitism, hid from his sexuality, and made his way from the nightclub circuit to the bright lights of Broadway where he originated his famous role as the M.C. in Cabaret, a role that brought him a Tony and an Oscar.

    Wonderful stories throughout this episode including gems about Cabaret and the movie's director Bob Fosse, his co-star Liza Minnelli and many more.

    As part of our Broadway series, the former NY Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood hosts this entertaining episode with the series producer Brad Newman.

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    • 43 min
    Thompson Square: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Country Music

    Thompson Square: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Country Music

    This week Children of Song welcomes Keifer Thompson and Shawna McIlwain to the podcast. The married duo known as Thompson Square delight fans with their upbeat love songs containing strong melodies and beautiful harmonies.

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    In this episode we learn that Keifer and Shawna moved to Nashville from different parts of the country on the same week almost 18 years ago. The budding soloists met at a singer/songwriter competition where it was love at first sight. They soon realized while they were talented on their own, together they were unstoppable.

    This episode is filled with music including the duo's top hits Are You Going to Kiss Me or Not, Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About, and the latest single from their new album Masterpiece.

    Robert K. Oermann hosts this entertaining episode with the series producer Brad Newman along for the ride.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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What Inspiring & Interesting Stories

This is certainly a unique podcast. Stories of how music influenced singers/songwriters growing up. Bonus is that it isn’t just talking. Guests sing the songs too! If you are a country music fan, this podcast is a must-listen. I wish there were more episodes!!!

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Chlo rows

This is awesome because I’ve only played one episode and my inspire bucket is overflowing my body

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Children of song

I can never find anything interesting but when my dad told me about this I was abscessed

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