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Join The Music Universe Founder Buddy Iahn and Reporter Matt Bailey for uncensored music discussions. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/themusicuni/support

    Episode 158 with Barry Williams

    Episode 158 with Barry Williams

    Barry Williams is a singer, actor and performer who transformed television in the 1970s with his portrayal of Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch. Since the show ended in 1974, Williams has transcended into singing and performing in musical theater with over 85 productions to his name. He's headlined three Broadway shows and wrote and produced a live variety show that ran for six and a half years in Branson, MO.

    Music has always been an active part of Williams' career. Since his time as a Brady, he has recorded multiple albums and performed all over the world. He's starred and co-produced three USO Christmas shows, touring the world and brining USA entertainment to troops overseas.

    Williams has no plans to retire. He and his Brady brother Christopher Knight host the Real Brady Brothers Podcast. He also tours with his musical trio, Barry Williams and The Traveliers, who have some dates coming up. Williams was recently unmasked alongside Knight and his third Brady brother, Mike Lookinland, on Fox's The Masked Singer.

    We chat with Williams about his appearance on the popular all-star program, his career and forthcoming plans.


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    TMU Radio - Our visit to Universal Studios Hollywood & The Kelly Clarkson Show taping

    TMU Radio - Our visit to Universal Studios Hollywood & The Kelly Clarkson Show taping

    Last month, The Music Universe had the opportunity to spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood where we visited the park and attended a taping of The Kelly Clarkson Show. Airing today (Tues, Nov 8th) in 211 markets nationwide, the three-hour taping we saw included an extended interview with NFL legend Terry Bradshaw.

    Bradshaw opened up about his battle with cancer, why he kept it quiet and says he's cancer free. He also shared the secrets to his successful second act: as a singer who entertains in both Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri. Later on, Bradshaw and Clarkson made some burgers and shared some of the footballer’s whiskey.

    For "Kellyoke," Clarkson selected the sentimental Cody Johnson earworm, "'Til You Can’t." After a prolonged break where we could hear her last-minute rehearsals backstage, the incredibly versatile vocalist tore it up in one take, before promptly leaving the soundstage.

    If you’re planning a trip to Hollywood, make sure to catch a taping. The show has been renewed for two more seasons so there are plenty of chances to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action. Head over to 1iota to request free tickets.

    Before the taping, we explored the Universal Studios Hollywood, a leading global entertainment destination that includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour and adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment promenade.

    In this episode, we take you inside the park where we hopped on Jurassic World - The Ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride, and visited Springfield and The Studio Tour. While we couldn't film on the majority of the rides, we include footage from Secret Life of Pets and The Studio Tour that navigates the 415-acre movie studio complex where The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Voice, Ted and others film.

    The day was capped with an awesome experience at The Kelly Clarkson Show taping on the lower lot.

    Thank you to NBCUniversal and the Kelly Clarkson Show team for having us out.

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    Podcast Episode 157 with Artimus Pyle

    Podcast Episode 157 with Artimus Pyle

    Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is a true Street Survivor. He's been been through three airplane crashes, multiple car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, shot and stabbed, but is in overall pretty good health at 74 years old.

    In 2020, MVD Entertainment released Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, recreating the story about the ill-fated flight that crashed in the swamps of Gillsburg, MS on October 20, 1977. The film is told through the eyes of Pyle, who not only survived the plane crash that claimed the life of the band's founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant, amongst others, but who also physically pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help. Pyle narrates the film and also contributes original music to its soundtrack.

    The film was scripted and directed by Jared Cohn (Devil's Revenge, Devil's Domain), produced by Brian Perera and co-produced by Tim Yasui for Cleopatra Entertainment. Pyle talks to us about the inspiration behind the film and why it's being reissued two years after its initial release.

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    Episode 156 with John Morgan

    Episode 156 with John Morgan

    John Morgan is a sought-after songwriter who has written eight songs from Jason Aldean's recent double album, Macon, Georgia, including the multi-award winning and Grammy-nominated multi-week No. 1 hit, "If I Didn't Love You" that features Carrie Underwood and Aldean's most recent multi-week No. 1, "Trouble With A Heartbreak."
    Morgan is also pursuing a solo career, having written all of his own songs and recently signing with Aldean's Night Train Records imprint with BBR Music Group. With three of his own sad songs and two Aldean recorded, he clearly knows how to write about heartbreak. His latest gritty breakup tune, "Good With Goodbye," finds the protagonist turning to his vices to ease the sting but unfortunately finds “nothing goes good with goodbye.”

    Morgan represented his home state of North Carolina on NBC’s American Song Contest, making it to the semi-finals.

    Morgan talks to us about his journey and how an only-in-Nashville story involving Uber drivers and impressive demos led to John landing a writing session with Aldean's longtime band members Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy, who then shared their material with Aldean. Morgan, Aldean, Allison and Kennedy frequently write together with the the country superstar co-producing his music.

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    Episode 155 with Ronnie Platt of Kansas

    Episode 155 with Ronnie Platt of Kansas

    With a legendary career spanning five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.

    The group is best known for "Carry On Wayward Son," a song that continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and "Dust In The Wind," which has had more than three million spins on radio.

    The iconic band most recently released their 16th studio record, The Absence of Presence, in July 2020 which debuted at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart and other charts around the world. Last year, Kansas released Point of Know Return Live & Beyond which features 22 songs from 12 shows recorded in 2019 and 2020 on the progressive rockers' Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour.

    Ronnie Platt talks to us about his journey from being a huge fan to becoming the Kansas frontman for nearly a decade. He also discusses their most recent studio and live records, as well as what's ahead for the band.


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    Episode 154 with Michael Ray

    Episode 154 with Michael Ray

    Michael Ray is a multi-Platinum country star who has four No. 1 singles under his belt, has garnered over one billion streams globally, and grew up playing traditional country music in a family band. The country star's most recent project, The Warehouse Sessions, features live performances of songs from his most recent studio project, Higher Education.

    Earlier this year, Ray released a cinematic video for his latest single, "Holy Water." Filmed near the Florida-native’s hometown of Eustis, “Holy Water” follows a Florida preacher and his lucrative midnight side hustle.

    As a fan of 90s country, Ray has released covers of Tracy Lawrence's "Time Marches On," Trisha Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe" and George Strait's "The Chair" from his upcoming The Bootlegger Sessions EP.

    Ray recently chatted with us from Las Vegas where he was on sight for the kick off to the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions LPGA Tour. We chat about his involvement with Hilton Grand Vacations, new music, and his career, and how his new "golf" career is going.


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