44 episodes

What does it take to become a country music success story? In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to success in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.

Country Music Success Stories Candy O'Terry & Jacy Dawn Valeras

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

What does it take to become a country music success story? In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to success in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.

    Sylvia: Award-Winning Artist

    Sylvia: Award-Winning Artist

    The first time I sang was at Pilgrim Holiness Church.  I was 3 years old and there were only 20 people in the pews. I got a lot of pats on the head but the most memorable thing was I heard this voice inside of me say:  “this is what you do.”   – Sylvia    … Continue reading Sylvia: Award-Winning Artist →

    • 33 min
    Candy & Jacy: Looking Back on 2022

    Candy & Jacy: Looking Back on 2022

    Our goal has always been to take you with us as we go inside the homes and onto the back porches of country music icons as we discover what makes these talented people tick!  -Candy O’Terry & Jacy Dawn Valeras     Welcome to a recap of some of Candy and Jacy’s favorite 2022 interviews. … Continue reading Candy & Jacy: Looking Back on 2022 →

    • 39 min
    Pam Tillis - Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist PART 2

    Pam Tillis - Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist PART 2

    In the early days especially, I really did have a fire.  I was very self-motivated.  I wanted it so bad and I pushed that internal override button and just got on with it.  – Pam Tillis  Welcome to part two of our exclusive interview with multi-Grammy winner Pam Tillis. Recorded at the Glen Campbell Museum, … Continue reading Pam Tillis – Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist (PART TWO) →

    • 18 min
    Pam Tillis - Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist (PART ONE)

    Pam Tillis - Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist (PART ONE)

    You can’t record a good song. You have to record a great song. I don’t want a song, I want an event. I knew that’s what it would take to get me off the ground. – Pam Tillis  This week, we’re sitting down with Pam Tillis who is not only the daughter of country music … Continue reading Pam Tillis – Grammy & CMA Award-Winning Artist (PART ONE) →

    • 22 min
    Julie Roberts - Platinum Selling Singer & Songwriter

    Julie Roberts - Platinum Selling Singer & Songwriter

    If something fills your soul like music fills mine when I’m singing on stage, the feeling that I feel driving back home is I don’t wanna go back home, I wanna go to the next town and that’s how I’ve always been.  -Julie Roberts  Welcome to the story you probably never knew about platinum-selling singer/songwriter … Continue reading Julie Roberts – Platinum Selling Singer & Songwriter →

    • 38 min
    Brennley Brown: Emerging Artist & Team Gwen Stefani on The Voice

    Brennley Brown: Emerging Artist & Team Gwen Stefani on The Voice

    I believe that when you have a dream and a calling is put on your life, no matter what you have to endure to pursue it,  God will give you the strength to do it. – Brennley Brown  We’re back at the Glen Campbell Museum for CMA Fan Fest to interview emerging artists from the … Continue reading Brennley Brown: Emerging Artist & Team Gwen Stefani on The Voice →

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

John s wfd ,

Professional and Inspirational

Listening to Jacy and Candy is so informative, entertaining and incredibly enjoyable to listen to. It is a must for your podcast playlist. John Surabian

Mark Lawhorne ,

Inspiring and informative!

So happy to have stumbled across this podcast as I was researching to start our own… Musicians and Beyond. Candy and Jacy have designed a great format and and filled it with incredible guests and stories. As a mentor, Jacy offers such amazing and instructive information and as a host, Candy brings a wealth of storytelling and broadcast experience that surely will entertain you.

JennyPump143 ,

Wonderfully entertaining!

What a wonderful discovery this podcast is! Recommended by a friend, I’ve enjoyed every episode! It’s so refreshing to listen to success stories and hear the history of their hard work, dedication and commitment! Very inspirational! Keep the episodes coming!!

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