11 episodes

Country Mile, the USA TODAY NETWORK’s new podcast series, explores the evolution of one of America’s truest art forms through the stories told by the stars who lived them.

The format is simple: Two artists, two stools and an unscripted evening of memories taped before a live audience. Guests include Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Tenille Townes, Marty Stuart and more.

Country Mile USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.8, 39 Ratings

Country Mile, the USA TODAY NETWORK’s new podcast series, explores the evolution of one of America’s truest art forms through the stories told by the stars who lived them.

The format is simple: Two artists, two stools and an unscripted evening of memories taped before a live audience. Guests include Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Tenille Townes, Marty Stuart and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

snmthecloser ,

Wonderful Concept...less new pop country nonsense though

Love this concept. However, it’s integral for the preservation of the true history of the fabric of country music, to hear from the names that lifted the genre into prominence, and propelled it through the decades. Real fans of the genre don’t want to hear from whatever pop nonsense pre-packaged Walmart artists pass for country music today, rather we want to hear from the names that lit the winding road of country music. Would also love to hear stories from the Austin and Bakersfield boys, not just a Nashville row of who’s who. Stories of Blaze Foley, Guy Clark, and Gary P. Nunn are just as integral to the story of country music as those of Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. Country music is so wonderful because, in the end, the talent and the music has always fought the good fight over the high tower suits and slickly produced Nashville sound. If this is to be a true representation of the genre, then we must hear from ALL THINGS country music, not just the bread and butter. Let this prove to be a time capsule of stories that our children’s children can one day listen to, and learn what country music was truly all about way back yonder.

Nash Reviewer ,

Poor Sound Quality Drove Me Away

I love Travis Tritt, and I’m especially proud of the work he does with veterans. So when I found your podcast interview with him, imagine how disappointed I was to discover the sound quality made it impossible to listen to. It is literally impossible to listen to anything anyone is saying because it sounds like y’all are recording inside a tin can. And I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what it was. I heard the disclaimer about the sound quality in the beginning, but to put out a podcast quality as poor as this one is simply unprofessional and does a real disservice to Travis and Tracy. Please re-record them again so their fans can enjoy hearing their story. Thanks!

pam123445 ,

Garth and Ashley

Was there when they taped the episode with Garth & Ashley. My favorite part was when Garth sang with that guy from the audience. Was really hoping to hear that again on this podcast.

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