Aaron Watson Talks First Top 10 Hit, New 20-Song Album, Inspirational Dad, Upcoming Tour & More

Aaron Watson Talks First Top 10 Hit, New 20-Song Album, Inspirational Dad, Upcoming Tour & More

Jim Casey talks with Aaron Watson about:

  • scoring his first Top 10 hit with “Outta Style” in 2017
  • releasing his new 20-song album, Red Bandana, on June 21
  • writing all 20 songs on the new album by himself
  • the “purposeful” nature of the new project
  • preparing to make the new album by listening to records by Pink Floyd, the Beatles and the Beach Boys
  • kicking off the album with “The Ghost of Guy Clark”
  • the notion of “selling out” by trying to get played on country radio
  • titling the new album and writing the title track, “Red Bandana,” as an ode to his father, who was a disabled Vietnam veteran
  • choosing “Kiss That Girl Goodbye” as the album’s lead single
  • the depth of new song, “Trying Like the Devil”
  • what fans can expect on his Red Bandana Tour, which launches on June 28

Podcast Participants:

  • Aaron Watson
  • Jim Casey, editor in chief of Nash Country Daily

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs