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Caroline Hobby got her start in the Country Music scene as a member of the trio Stealing Angels. She then competed and was a finalist twice on CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” and now is an Entertainment Host and Correspondent.  Each week on the podcast, Caroline sits down and talks to the wives of your favorite country artists. In every episode, she gives you an inside look of what it’s like to be married to Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay and more!  Being married to front man Michael Hobby of chart topping band A Thousand Horses, she really is able to connect on a personal, soul level with the stories of her guests. She also sits down with female entrepreneurs, influencers and all sorts of fascinating ladies! It’s honest women... honest talk!

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    • 4.8, 955 Ratings

Caroline Hobby got her start in the Country Music scene as a member of the trio Stealing Angels. She then competed and was a finalist twice on CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” and now is an Entertainment Host and Correspondent.  Each week on the podcast, Caroline sits down and talks to the wives of your favorite country artists. In every episode, she gives you an inside look of what it’s like to be married to Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay and more!  Being married to front man Michael Hobby of chart topping band A Thousand Horses, she really is able to connect on a personal, soul level with the stories of her guests. She also sits down with female entrepreneurs, influencers and all sorts of fascinating ladies! It’s honest women... honest talk!

    Kim Johnson: Talks about her beautiful childhood growing up on a military base with children of every race and color, and never experiencing racism in her youth.

    Kim Johnson: Talks about her beautiful childhood growing up on a military base with children of every race and color, and never experiencing racism in her youth.

    Kim is one of the kindest, most empathetic people I have had the pleasure of being friends with now for almost a decade. She has deep faith. She is fiercely loved by her family and friends and she fiercely loves them back, HARD. Her mother and father taught her good values and had her and her 2 older brothers in church at least 3 times a week and shared family meals daily. And her mother is a prayer warrior who believes in glory. Kim is smart. She is a veterinarian. We met at Barry’s Boot camp almost a decade ago and bonded over our love of intense working out (a past life to me now haha). This convo is so inspiring. Kim shares how her childhood was truly the dream and goal for us all as humanity. All walks of life, every race and color, loving together with respect and harmony on a military base. What a world to live in! Kim tells me how she has recently felt fear just for being black. She is a traveling vet and is in Utah for an extended time working at a clinic. But bc of COVID, she has to walk to patients cars that don’t recognize her or know she’s their vet. She said it has been the most difficult thing she has ever experienced seeing people respond with fear to her just bc she is a black woman they don’t know approaching them. This episode offers so much love and insight and we share some fun laughs about our love of tequila and wine.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ashley Nell Tipton: Project Runway Season 14 Champ talks the ups and downs of being the first plus size designer to win the title.

    Ashley Nell Tipton: Project Runway Season 14 Champ talks the ups and downs of being the first plus size designer to win the title.

    Ashley has always loved fashion since she was a little girl, learning how to sew from her grandma who is one of her biggest inspirations. Growing up plus size, Ashley often felt very frustrated that there were no clothes out there to reflect her self expression of how she felt on the inside... she longed for clothes to wear that were fun, in fashion, and told the story she wanted to tell about her personality. So since they didn’t exist, she started making her own. That journey led her to Project Runway where she became the first person to win for designing plus size. After winning, she got her own line at JCPenny and was flooded with opportunities... at the same time she decided she wanted to get weight loss surgery to feel better and healthier. She said it was very difficult being criticized for this decision and losing deals on top of it bc people thought she was “selling out.” This led Ashley to a period of feeling lost and having to reevaluate. We talk about why she started teaching “self love” courses and how she has found her way in fashion making custom masks and offering sewing classes and flower crown courses to teach others how to design and create. Ashley’s story is one of determination, strength, beauty, inclusivity, creativity and paving her own way.
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    • 1 hr
    Chef Lokelani Alabanza: telling black history and stories through homemade ice cream.

    Chef Lokelani Alabanza: telling black history and stories through homemade ice cream.

    Lokelani, “Loke” for short, is a chef who has travelled the world learning about how food ties feelings and history together while triggering emotions. Over the past 4 years, she has created over 300 ice cream flavors and has her own brand, Saturated Ice Cream. She recently posted this: “I have a deep fondness for nostalgia, it’s been the most potent ingredient that I use. Nostalgia and ice cream are a stunning combination. Food connects all of us. Don’t ever underestimate its power. Through ice cream, I started a journey into its history. Stepping into a world that I didn’t even know existed.” Loke tells me how influential her grandmother was in teaching her how to cook. She talks about how she is obsessed with finding vintage cookbooks and recreating old recipes into her ice cream. She has a flavor called “Juneteenth” that is “for our past, present and future.” It’s raspberry, hibiscus and lime. The color is red to pay homage to lives lost and blood shed. Loke talks about how we all can positively impact the Black Lives Matter movement by taking inventory of our lives and seeing where we have an outlet to be the change.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Gay Gaddis: Founder. author. artist. Trailblazer.

    Gay Gaddis: Founder. author. artist. Trailblazer.

    Gay Gaddis is a very close family friend. She has literally watched me grow up. Her son Ben introduced my sister to her husband. Now that I am a grown woman, I have had the chance to really understand what a badass Gay is. She started T3, the largest owned female owned digital marketing agency in the country, based out of Austin Texas. She is self made and overcame many obstacles in a man’s world, but always learned how to work smarter, more thoughtful and outside of the box. As an employer of many women, and a mother herself, she quickly realized being a parent should not stop you from being a successful working professional. So she created UNDER, a program that allowed parents to bring their kids to work. That’s the thing with Gay. She doesn’t view family and work as 2 separate entities. She wants her employees to be fulfilled and she takes the time to find their strengths. If she hires someone for one reason but realizes they work better on another team, she pays attention and moves them to where they thrive. She is also an artist, painting many Texas landscapes, an author of COWGIRL POWER, a book written to help women develop personal power and lead like fearless cowgirls, and a rancher. Gay offers so much wisdom to women especially about how to preserve, find your way and thrive in big industry.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Toni Thomas: Growing up w a civil rights activist mother in the 60’s, Toni talks about why 50+ years later we are fighting the same fight and how it must change or we will implode.

    Toni Thomas: Growing up w a civil rights activist mother in the 60’s, Toni talks about why 50+ years later we are fighting the same fight and how it must change or we will implode.

    “If we don’t solve this, we are going to implode. This is the last chance for the change... The mess is everything. This is physical disease, moral disease, spiritual disease.... social disease... environmental disease.. its all come to a full head at the same time, and guess what? We don’t have a choice.” These wise words came from my friend Toni. She is a black woman who grew up w a civil right activist mother who actually attended school with Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. Toni is smart. She is wise. She is successful. She is beautiful inside and out. She told me a story about how she thought she was getting pulled over recently while driving and the fear she had for “driving while black...” She ran me through the check list a black person must think about while being pulled over, even if they are completely innocent. She gives a detailed breakdown of where the systemic racism lives in America and why she has hope that the young people may actually be the change we need in this world.
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    • 52 min
    Amber Smith: Wife of Country Star Granger Smith shares her story of losing their 3 year old son River to a tragic downing accident.

    Amber Smith: Wife of Country Star Granger Smith shares her story of losing their 3 year old son River to a tragic downing accident.

    This interview was emotional, inspiring, gut wrenching, raw and full of faith. No parent should ever have to bury their own child. The pain is too much to bare. Last week marked 1 year since River Kelly tragically died in Amber and Granger Smith’s pool. They had a fence and lock and all the precautions. It just happened so fast and silently. Amber tells me how adventurous River was, how sweet and kind he was; always picking her wild flowers and drying her eyes if she would pretend to be sad. Amber walks through the day the accident happened. She talks about her faith, and how she and Granger and their other 2 kids are still finding joy in life, even though Amber said “she may never be truly happy again.” The amount of strength and courage Amber has to talk about River’s death, to still find beauty in life, to be able to go on and want to help spread awareness to other parents about water safety with children, so no other parent has to experience this heartbreak, is just plain amazing. Amber is a shining light to this world of finding hope in the darkest places and never losing faith in God.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
955 Ratings

955 Ratings

Ashley Hays Ratliff ,

Love this podcast! Inspiring!

Caroline, you rock. I love how inspirational this podcast is. You have amazing guests and it’s so real. 💖

Raider Anne ,

Love Caroline

Really enjoy the podcast and she always has really interesting guests. Also seems really relatable and love that she doesn’t try to act and be perfect all the time

Naomi H. ,

Basic

Thoughts on coronavirus from her latest guest, someone like Marlow?:

“This is not a life or death situation.”

“My skin has never looked better because I don’t have to wear makeup every day.”

“I think it’s important to check different sources whenever you’re hearing information in the media. Like, if I hear Angelina and Brad adopted another kid, I’ll check E! and ET and Instagram...” (dead seriously)

However if you love Caroline Bryan and Brittney Kelly, those episodes are absolutely worth the listen.

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