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Every Tuesday, London's Baylen Leonard and Nashville's Kelly Sutton discuss the week in Country, Americana and Roots, from both sides of the pond. By digging into the exclusive and exciting features covered by Holler, they share inside stories and opinions on the influential artists making an impact in the world of Country. Baylen and Kelly offer their insight and views on the week's news - while also answering your questions from our mailbag.

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Every Tuesday, London's Baylen Leonard and Nashville's Kelly Sutton discuss the week in Country, Americana and Roots, from both sides of the pond. By digging into the exclusive and exciting features covered by Holler, they share inside stories and opinions on the influential artists making an impact in the world of Country. Baylen and Kelly offer their insight and views on the week's news - while also answering your questions from our mailbag.

    Holler Weekly: The Best of Season 1

    Holler Weekly: The Best of Season 1

    Well here we are, Season 1 is all wrapped up and what a joy it's been. We thought, while you all wait excitedly for season 2, we'd treat you to a compilation of our favourite bits from the first season of the podcast.

    From the lengthy debacle that was Sandalgate, the whole host of star-studded guests that have joined us, to Jof Owen's months-long investigation into what really is Americana, it's been quite the ride these past 15 weeks, and what better way to compile it all than in one big, 40-minute special episode.

    We hope you all have enjoyed Season 1 - make sure you're subscribed to the newsletter to be the first to hear about all the exciting things we have planned for Season 2, and if you've missed any previous episodes you can listen to them on your favourite streaming platform or right here on Holler.

    Holler at you soon!

    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 40 min
    Ep.15: With Special Guest Tenille Townes!

    Ep.15: With Special Guest Tenille Townes!

    Tenille Townes is this week's special guest! She talks to Baylen and Kelly about her stunning new single 'Girl Who Didn't Care', wanting to be a rockstar from the age of seven while watching Sheryl Crow and her amazing fundraiser 'Big Hearts for Big Kids', which raises money for young people seeking safe shelter.

    While also deciding what her favourite Girl Scout Cookie is, Tenille challenges for the One Hot Minute championship belt! Can she topple the current champion, Callista Clark? You better tune in to find out!

    Baylen and Kelly also take a deep dive into the career of the one and only Bonnie Raitt! As Holler leafs through Bonnie's back catalogue, the pair decide what their favourite songs of hers really are, and Baylen tells the story of the time he met the lady herself.

    Meanwhile, Baylen talks about serving Bruce Springsteen some hot tea in New York City, how they both feel about this new Trace Adkins and Pitbull song and how Soccer is almost unquestionably coming home.

    It's another jam-packed episode, right here on Holler Weekly.

    Check out the full features on Holler now:

    A Guide To: Bonnie Raitt: https://holler.country/lists/guide/a-guide-to-bonnie-raitt

    One Hot Minute: Tenille Townes: https://holler.country/feature/interview/one-hot-minute-tenille-townes

    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 46 min
    Ep.14: With Special Guest Ty Herndon!

    Ep.14: With Special Guest Ty Herndon!

    We're back with episode 14 of the Holler Weekly podcast! This week, Baylen and Kelly are joined by Ty Herndon ahead of his Concert for Love and Acceptance, an annual celebration that uses the power of music and media to support the country music community and raise vital funds for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

    Now in its sixth year, Herndon created the first Concert for Love and Acceptance in 2015 shortly after he became the first male country artist to come out as gay.

    This year's star studded event will include appearances and performances by Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Clark, Brooke Eden, Harper Grae, Chris Housman, Kathy Mattea, Rissi Palmer, Gretchen Peters, Tenille Townes, Walker County and Chase Wright.

    To close the episode, Baylen and Kelly discuss their favourite Blake Shelton (aka Kelly's BFF) songs, discussing their fond memories of one of country's biggest stars in celebration of his birthday.



    Check out the full features on Holler now:

    List: The Best Blake Shelton Songs - https://holler.country/spotlight/blake-shelton-songs

    To watch the Concert of Love and Acceptance, you can tune into live streams that will be broadcasted across all CMT channels, artists' websites and socials, and on Youtube.



    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 41 min
    Ep.13: With Special Guest Brittney Spencer!

    Ep.13: With Special Guest Brittney Spencer!

    Brittney Spencer joins Baylen and Kelly this week! She talks about her brand new single 'Sober & Skinny', busking to pay her cell phone bills, how everything she works on is rooted in country music, singing her tail off at church and loving Hoobastank and Avril Lavigne.

    Alongside this, she challenges Callista Clark for the One Hot Minute Title Belt! HOW CAN KELLY ASK HER WHAT HER FAVOURITE ALBUM IS... You can't miss it.

    To close it out, the pair delve into some of the best country albums made by Popstars - for a new feature we're calling Gone Country. From The Kinks to Elton John, Tina Turner to Kylie Minogue, everyone and their dog has pulled on their boots, tipped their stetson and rode off into the country sunset.

    If that wasn't enough, you've all thrown your ten cents into the summer country jukebox, decided which country star needs their own theme park and producer Ross quickly teaches himself Quickbooks... You're all welcome.

    Check out the full features on Holler now:

    Cuts The Deepest: Brittney Spencer - https://holler.country/feature/cuts-the-deepest-brittney-spencer

    Guide To: Gone Country - https://holler.country/feature/gone-country

    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 44 min
    Ep.12: With Special Guest Callista Clark!

    Ep.12: With Special Guest Callista Clark!

    Summer is on its way! What's your favourite summer country song? Do you dream of being on a boat listening to Jake Owen's 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night', or maybe chillin' with a beer and a bucket of fried chicken while blasting Zac Brown band? Ahead of Jof Owen's definitive list, Kelly and Baylen select their 3 favourite summer country songs - there are some real heaters in here.

    Our very special guest this week is the amazing Callista Clark! Big Machine's next breakout star has been blowing everyone away with her EP Real To Me, and she joins Baylen and Kelly to discuss driving all night to get from homecoming to a show in Indianapolis, her broad influences and how she started her career aged 13!

    Callista also takes part in the One Hot Minute Challenge! Will she defeat the current OHM champion Jordan Davis for the title belt? 15 is a tough score to beat - but can she do it? (Editor's Note - Baylen Leonard can't count).

    If all that wasn't enough, the duo argue over who's the laid back one, discuss how Ernie the cat is undeniably British and realise Dierk's Dude Ranch is the mountain theme park we didn't know we needed.

    It's another jam-packed episode of your favourite Transatlantic country podcast.

    Check out the full features on Holler now:

    Cuts The Deepest: Callista Clark - Coming soon!

    Top 10 Summer Country Songs - Coming soon!

    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 43 min
    Ep.11: With Special Guest Jordan Davis!

    Ep.11: With Special Guest Jordan Davis!

    Louisiana boy Jordan Davis once caught a 3500-pound, 60ft great white. That's it - you're invested now, right?

    This week, the Buy Dirt singer joins us to discuss his brand new EP and also to take part in the most intense round of One Hot Minute yet! Will he topple the co-OHM champions Cassadee Pope and Priscilla Block? Prepare yourselves, it's a real good one.

    Baylen and Kelly also discuss country music's relationship with comedy. From Minnie Pearl to Brad Paisley, they discuss the root of laughter in country's soul, their favourite funny song and just what it is that makes the genre so funny.

    If that wasn't enough, the duo chat about the fallout from 'flip-flop / sandal gate', how far Kelly's obsession with Dierks Bentley and the Hot Country Knights really goes and what their ultimate ice cream flavours are. It's another packed-in episode, right here at Holler Weekly.

    Check out the full features on Holler now:

    A Guide To: Comedy In Country - Coming soon!

    Cuts The Deepest: Jordan Davis - Coming soon!

    If you want to get in touch with Holler, here's how:

    EMAIL: howdy@holler.country

    TWITTER: @hollercountry

    INSTAGRAM: @hollercountry

    FACEBOOK: @HollerCountry

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: heythere@holler.country

    • 46 min

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