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Weekly Podcast from Dana Williams about Country, Bluegrass and Diamond Rio Music.

 

  William Lee Golden! WOW what a honor it was to be able to go to his home and talk. William is so gracious and made me feel like I was welcome there anytime. This is a guy that has had a career many dream of. A Oak Ridge Boy since 1965 and you won’t believe all the different people he has sang with and for. He is a awesome painter and lots of his art is around the house and really good stuff. We talk about everything in music, the plantation that he calls his home, I even ask him about his beard and if he IS a mountain man. You are NOT gonna want to miss this show friends. I have been saving it for after the holidays and such cause I did not want you to miss it.  So here is to a wonderful Man, a wonderful Family and a wonderful career!
Enjoy,Dana

This is their newest CD and it is GREAT!The Oaks Ridge Boys: “It’s Only Natural”

It's Only Natural

It’s Only Natural

 

Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)  Wow what has this guy not done is the question. I have known Marty for a lot of years and to get the chance to sit down with him and just be one on one is truly a honor. He has accomplished so much in his life. Singer, Songwriter, Photographer, Producer, Collector, has his own TV show and to top it all, married Connie Smith! What a career,what a story and What a Guy.  Marty may be able to dig into the music business deeper than anyone I know and on this show that is exactly what he does and you and me get to hear all about it.  His passion for the history of Country Music and the memorabilia is unreal.  He has sang #1 records, written #1 records, had gold records, won MANY Grammy awards, #1 TV show on RFD and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this show to share with you.  This was a cold day in February of 2011 sitting in his office in Hendersonville Tn.  I truly know you are going to enjoy part 2 of 2. I know I’ll be listening again cause this is some GOOD STUFF!
Enjoy, Dana

Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)
Marty Stuart, Wow what has this guy not done is the question. I have known Marty for a lot of years and to get the chance to sit down with him and just be one on one is truly a honor. He has accomplished so much in his life. Singer,Songwriter,Photographer,Producer,Collector,has his own TV show and to top it all, married Connie Smith! What a career,what a story and What a Guy. Marty may be able to dig into the music business deeper than anyone I know and on this show that is exactly what he does and you and me get to hear all about it. His passion for the history of Country Music and the memorabilia is unreal. He has sang #1 records, written #1 records, had gold records, won MANY Grammy awards, #1 TV show on RFD and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this show to share with you. This was a cold day in February of 2011 sitting in his office in Hendersonville Tn. I truly know you are going to enjoy part 1 of 2. I know I’ll be listening again cause this is some GOOD STUFF!
Enjoy, Dana

Well yes I am having a wonderful summer and real busy but I have a great treat for you. Back when it was cold everywhere, I had Miss Suzanne Alexander over to the house and we talk about it all. As host of many shows on GAC (Great American Country) you can only imagine the stories and music she has to share. Suzanne has worked on both sides of the music industry and has been our girl that we all want to see and hear on GAC for several years now. We have done many shows and interviews with her over the years and in this show I get my chance to hear all about her career and boy has it been a whirl wind. I want you all to grab that volume control, yes you know what do! TURN IT UP! and the next time you see Suzanne on TV you will know a little more about her. Do you have that Diet Coke?  Ready,GO……
Enjoy, Dana

Well friends this show is one you will not forget. None other than Mr. Neal McCoy is my guest and what a guest he is. We have been friends for a good while and he has got to be one of the best people you could ever meet. One of or the best Entertainer out there on the road. We have had the pleasure of doing many shows with him and he is one guy another act does NOT want to follow. Neal was here in Nashville to do the   Grand Ole Opry and I went over to his bus early that day and we had a big time. I just happen to bring my recorder and you guys get to hear the whole thing, Go Figure! Hear what he has been doing and what he is about to do and let me tell you it is all good news for us Neal McCoy (Country Music) lovers. Go get a Diet Coke, turn it up and relax. You are going to like this one.
Enjoy, Dana

WOW guys! This show is really special to me with my guest RONNIE RENO. Here is a guy that has had a great career full of really cool stuff. He is the son of the Bluegrass great “Don Reno” of “Reno and Smiley” a very musical family and started playing very young. Played with The Osborne Brothers and Merle Haggard when both we’re in their prime. Lots of song writing. Plays about anything he wants to and sings great. Has a legendary name and has carried on the tradition of great music his whole life. Now days he has his own television show on RFD TV “Reno’s Old Time Music Festival” and his own channel, “BlueHighways TV”. I just wish we had the time to tell all of his stories. I have known Ronnie along time and I hope you all can get to know him just a little better in this show. As you can tell I could sit and talk with him for hours so……. Let’s get to it!
Enjoy, Dana

Bobby Osborne, Bill Monroe, John Duffy and Ronnie Reno

 

 

Do you remember songs like “Kiss you all Over”, “Woke up in Love”, “Super  Love”, “I don’t want to be a Memory” and songs like “When She Cries”, “Fall”, and “Beautiful Mess”? Well today is the day for Sonny Lemaire.
Here is a guy that has had a lot of success in many ways. He has been in the great band “Exile” since Hitler was a corporal, and all along the way writing and co-writing most of their biggest hits. Then after that, he was in the band “Burnin Daylight” and continued writing songs and having hits on folks like Clay Walker, Restless Heart, and Diamond Rio. He is one of those guys that you like the minute you meet him and this show is going to prove it. We talk about everything from “Kiss you all Over” to what is going on right now in his career. You DO NOT want to miss this one. Turn the volume up and let’s get to it!
Enjoy, Dana

 

 

Taken
Oh yes friends. This show is a good one. We recorded this at the end of last year and I know you are going to enjoy it. Rhonda Vincent makes another visit to the Dana Williams Show and she brought along her brand new record “Taken”. She had just been to New York City playing some bluegrass on top of the empire state building and all around the city. I so wished I could have been up there with her and took you guys with me but maybe next time. As many of you know Rhonda is one of those people that you have known all your life the instant you meet her. Just good people I tell ya. In this show we play about half of her new CD “Taken”, Really good stuff here folks. I love this girl and I love her music and you will too if you already don’t, so sit back and enjoy this episode of “The Dana Williams Show”.                          Rhonda Vincent truly makes it special.
Enjoy, Dana

 

The Star Still Shines: A Diamond Rio Christmas

Well well well, Christmas time is here and what fun! Shopping, traffic, long lines, cooking, lots of family and JOY! That’s right much JOY to all and I hope that this show can bring some into your life in such a busy time of year. Last year I had Miss Shannon McCombs over for a Christmas show and this year I thought I would do a total Diamond Rio Christmas Show. We are out on the road this week and next doing Christmas shows and I hope everyone can come out and see us and to keep the spirit rockin’ the fun continues right here on the web site. I truly wish the best for you and your family and hope you will take some time to reflect on what the true meaning of Christmas is. A savior is born in a manger and his name is Jesus. REJOICE! REJOICE!
Merry Christmas Everyone, Dana