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AUTHOR/ATTORNEY/BOXING JUDGE David Hudson talks about how he became a boxing judge, writing 40 published books, being an attorney in Nashville, and how they met almost 20 years ago.
COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER & SEASON ONE NASHVILLE STAR WINNER Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win a televised singing competition and become a 20 year overnight success in country music? Mike and Jeff talk to country music singer Buddy Jewell about growing up in Arkansas, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Miranda Lambert, and Nashville Star. Buddy Jewell won the first season of the singing competition television show Nashville Star which earned him the record deal that promoted his radio hit songs “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" and “Sweet Southern Comfort”.
2X AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST Emily Brooke is a young up-and-coming country music star that has been a finalist on American Idol twice now. Mike and Emily talk about songwriting, American Idol, CMA Fest, and a mystery boy.
SINGER/SONGWRITER/TOOTSIE’S AMBASSADOR John Stones talks about how he got into country music, being an ambassador for Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, advice he would give singers and songwriters coming to Nashville, how much lower Broadway has changed in the last few years, and tells several stories about celebrities that have come through the doors of Tootsie’s over the years.  
THE ACTING CAREER OF SCOTT REEVES Mike talks with Scott Reeves in part 1 of a 2 part series. Scott Reeves is a successful Actor, Singer and Songwriter. You may know Scott from the TV series Nashville or one of three soap operas he has been on like General Hospital, The Young & the Restless, and Days of Our Lives’\. He was also in the popular country music duo called Blue County. Mike talks to Scott about breaking into the acting business, competing for roles against Brad Pitt, Jason Priestly, and Luke Perry, and how he asked his wife of 26 years, Melissa Reeves, to marry him.  
The top 18 country music acts in 2018 you need to hear if you haven't already who are not mainstream. 
CMA AWARDS/MOVIE REMAKES/THE WALKING DEAD Mike and Holly talk about the CMA awards, current movie remakes, the results of the presidential election, and then Mike makes another bold prediction about what's about to happen in 'The Walking Dead' television series.
COMEDIAN/ACTOR/PODCAST HOST Bubba Bradley talks about launching his new podcast next week called 'All Things Country', his new movie 'Shark Exorcist', and his recent comedy tour. They also discuss 'The Walking Dead', 'The Howling', dating apps, and how little they really know about topics like politics and religion.
COMEDIAN & PODCAST HOST Jesse Case is a popular comedian from the Nashville area who was featured on the television show The last Comic Standing. Jesse is also one of the hosts for the popular podcast Probably Science and hosts his own podcast Jesse vs. Cancer. A show that documented his winning battle with Stage 4 cancer and return to the comedy stage. Jesse and Mike talk about cancer, comedy and incompetence. They worked through a few technical difficulties, but not before some monkeys were humped.      
TOURING COMEDIAN FROM THE LAST COMIC STANDING Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a touring stand-up comedian? Mike talks to comedian Bubba Bradley about his family, traditional country music, Aziz Ansari, Netflix, Zanie's, the Nashville comedy scene, and how he became a stand up comic. Bubba Bradley is a touring comedian best known for appearing on the television shows "Master of None" and  "The Last Comic Standing", while also featuring in the Tara Thompson country music video, "Someone to Take Your Place".
TIM MCGRAW'S FORMER DRUMMER FOR THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play in a band with country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill? Billy "Thunder" Mason was a member of Tim McGraw's touring band The Dancehall Doctors. He has toured or recorded with artists such as Tobin Sprout, Faith Hill, Bill Anderson, Paulette Carlson, among others. The Former Dancehall Doctor's drummer, Billy 'Thunder" Mason, talks with Mike about how he became a member of the Dancehall Doctors for over 18 years, life on the road with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and how he let the band go.
BIG SCREEN ACTOR IN MONEYBALL & I SAW THE LIGHT Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do scenes in a movie with Brad Pitt and Tom Hiddleston? Mike talks with film actor Casey Bond who is also a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants about working in the movies 'Moneyball' and 'I saw the Light', his transition from sports to acting, the Oscars, his family, and doing scenes with Tom Hiddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, and Brad Pitt. Casey Bond played Chad Bradford in the movie "Moneyball" and fiddle player Jerry Rivers in the new Hank Williams' movie, "I Saw the Light" that opened on April 1st in theaters everywhere.
HostSesh How do you take your podcast to the next level? You get a producer! We've brought on audio engineer WhiteCastle as our producer to improve the sound quality of the show. In the very first HostSesh for About Nashville, Mike & Holly talk about what the show has already accomplished in its first 6 months, where its headed now they have a producer and, oh yeah - big dicks. Please welcome WhiteCastle to the About Nashville family.
CHAD RIDEN INTRODUCED MARC MARON TO PRINCE’S HOT CHICKEN Have you ever wondered who held the title of ambassador to comedy for the up and coming comedian in Nashville? It would be comedian Chad Riden. Chad Riden has appeared on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, the Late Show with David Letterman’s “Tony Mendez Show”, ABC’s “Nashville,” and is featured on an episode of CMT-Canada’s “Mississippi Snake Grabbers.” Riden’s comedy is about his chaotic reality. Chad has weathered bankruptcy, divorce and foreclosure, launched a poultry farm, co-produced and headlined the Guinness World Records breaking #BrokenRecordShow, and made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Nashville. Riden tells self-incriminating stories that embarrass his daughter and make everybody else think he’s a weirdo. He lives in East Nashville with two flying squirrels and a turtle. From April 12-20, 2015, Riden co-produced and headlined the world record setting #BrokenRecordShow at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee – a non-stop 184 hour, 16 minute long standup comedy show that more than doubled the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of “Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians.” The show featured about 100 comedians, including surprise celebrity guest sets from Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Rory Scovel, Nate Bargatze, Keith Alberstadt, Jon Reep, Ahmed Ahmed and Killer Beaz. Chad slept only 20 hours total over the course of 10 days, and only had to yell at two people who absolutely deserved it. He is not sorry at all. “Chad’s a good guy. He’s been through a rough divorce and his heart is heavy; he’s got a burden. That burden makes him funny.” – Marc Maron, WTF Episode 209 (September, 2011) & in Marc’s book “Attempting Normal,” on page 175. Mike & Chad Riden talk about David Letterman, Marc Maron, Comedy, & breaking the longest comedy show record again
Tyler Mahan Coe is the son of country music legend David Allan Coe.  Tyler hosts an incredibly entertaining and addictive podcast that's shaking up Music Row called, “Cocaine & Rhinestones".  We talked about him playing guitar in his father’s band, country music history, and his new podcast. The conversation heartfelt, candid, and raw in places; especially when we discussed his father. He tells a story involving Johnny Cash and his father that's almost too painful to hear.   
POPULAR COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER & OPENING ACT Have you ever wondered what it would be like to open the show for country music stars Eric Church and Lee Brice? Country music singer, Rick Monroe, is a road warrior who has released several independent country music records to garner a very large fan base. In episode 7 of About Nashville, Rick Monroe provides a deeper look about himself as a man and a country music artist.
DON KING BUSINESS PARTNER/FORMER BOXING MANAGER Episode 32 of About Nashville with Mike Rodgers Today is part 2 of 2 with our guest, Jimmy Adams who is a business partner of Don King and former boxing manager of Ernie Shavers, Bert Cooper, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, Riddick Bowe, Tony Tucker, and many, many others. This was a completely exclusive interview for any fans of boxing who may wonder what goes on behind the scenes of big time boxing. He shared details that have never before been disclosed before to the press about the great careers of the boxers I’ve mentioned. They say you play football, you play baseball, and you can even play hockey, but you can never play boxing or you will get hurt. This interview reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly with the sport of boxing.   Question of the Week – What do you love the most about Nashville?  -About Nashville Feedback Phone Line- (615) 852-5552.   Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook @AboutNashville Email the show at AboutNashville@gmail.com Call the -About Nashville Feedback Phone Line- (615) 852-5552 to ask questions or provide feedback that will be played and responded to on the show.   Nashville News Fall Tennessee Craft Fair @ Centennial Park - September 23-25 - Handmade craft art of so many mediums are offered for sale Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 10am-5pm Admission is free and open to the public!   Nashville Chalkfest @ Fannie Mae Dees Park - September 24-25 Nashville Chalk Fest is a free, 2-day street painting festival with entertainment, food, and family fun; featuring sidewalk chalk art by professional artists. Location: Belcourt Avenue and 24th Avenue next to Fannie Mae Dees Park Times: Saturday, September 24 from 9am-7pm Sunday, September 25 from 11am-6pm
COMEDIAN/RECORD PROMOTER/TV HOST Wix Wichmann is a comedian, former country music record promoter, Nashville Star, He’s now at Average Joe’s, and he’s the host of a videocast on youtube called “Wix in the Mix”. He actually interviewed me for his show as I was interviewing him so you can hear that process as it happened on their end too. We talked about his years as a touring comedian, his stint as a country music promoter, Colt Ford & Average Joes Entertainment, Larry the Cable Guy, Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, and I think I geeked all over the walls because the interview was in their Star Wars room with a bunch of cool Star Wars memorabilia. They had comic books made of their artists. I literally stole them all. They even had this old KISS pinball machine that was actually signed by all of the band members. I would have stolen it too if I could have got it in my bag.
GENERAL HOSPITAL CAST Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the cast of General Hospital? This week’s episode is with several cast members of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. Tyler Christopher, Laura Wright, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford and Ryan Paevey talk with Mike about comedy, podcasts, southern roots, bad auditions, hidden talents, and their Native American Heritage.
COMEDIAN/STUNTMAN/JACKASS STAR Steve-O:(a.k.a. Stephen Glover)is a household name and it all started when he began producing homemade videos of dangerous stunts mixed with comical behavior. Steve-O graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997, and had a career as a circus clown before achieving fame on Jackass and Wildboyz. Since then, he has become a New York Times bestselling author, standup comedian, and actor. His first hour-long comedy special recently premiered on Showtime and performed in the top one percent of all Showtime comedy specials. 
Previously, on About Nashville with Chris Hardwick, Tom Segura, Steve-O, Ray Scott, Jesse Case and Tommy Emmanuel.
BOXING MANAGER/PROMOTER/DON KING BUSINESS PARTNER Today’s guest is Jimmy Adams who is a Don King business partner and former boxing manager. Jimmy managed the boxing careers of Ernie Shavers, Bert Cooper, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, Riddick Bowe, Tony Tucker, and many, many others. Jimmy actually promoted several of my own pro bouts in the beginning of my boxing career with his “Mix Factory Boxing Series” in Nashville. The interview with Jimmy Adams was so good that I’m making it a two part series. This was a completely exclusive interview because he rarely speaks to the press, and when he does it’s to promote something and not discuss it. If you’re a fan of boxing and have wondered what happens behind the scenes of the fight game then this episode may very well blow your mind.  Specific details that have never before been revealed to the press or to the fans of Boxing about the great careers of the many boxers I’ve mentioned and what eventually happened to all of them might leave you speechless or possibly bring you to tears. I was also able to debunk several myths regarding Don King and his operations in our conversation with another side of the story that sets the record straight for the listeners.  Mike and Holly talk about a couple of special events going on in Nashville this week, the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health, and what the Football protests mean to Holly being a woman of color. They also provide the listeners with their new About Nashville Feedback Phone Line to interact with them on the show.     Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook @AboutNashville Email the show at AboutNashville@gmail.com Call the About Nashville Feedback Phone Line (615) 852-5552 to ask questions or provide feedback that will be played and responded to on the show.   QUESTION OF THE WEEK Are Hillary’s health problems worse than reported or politically exaggerated? Let’s hear what you have to say about it. Call the About Nashville Feedback Phone Line at (615) 852-5522 and leave us a message. State your name, where you’re from, and your answer to this week’s question. 
COMEDIAN/ACTOR/PODCAST HOST Tom Segura talks bout comedy, his podcast Your Mom’s House, Mike Tyson, who wins between Floyd Mayweather Jr.  and Connor McGregor, Professional Boxing, UFC, and who would win a fight between Mike and Joe Rogan.
SINGER/SONGWRITER/ACTOR/PRODUCER/DOG WHISPERER - In this episode Mike talks to Dean Miller about persevering for the love of the art, his High school prom date that went from good to breaking bad, acting with James Gandolfini & Robert Redford, the crimes of Michael Vick, and producing legends like Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard.
TAYLOR SWIFT PRODUCER & HIT SONGWRITER Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a #1 hit song or produce a multi-platinum selling record for international superstar Taylor Swift? Mike sits down with acclaimed record producer and hit songwriter Robert Ellis Orrall at the 'infinity Cat' house where they discuss painting, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift. Robert Ellis Orrall is an accomplished painter, singer/songwriter, producer, and still somehow finds the times to manage the operations of the punk rock record label infinity Cat; one of the top 50 independent record labels in the world.
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Feb 16th, 2016
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Jan 25th, 2018
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