Episode 1: Rob Baird

Welcome to the brand, spankin’ new Wide Open Country Podcast. I’m very excited to add this to our content mix. Each week you’ll hear acoustic performances and conversations with a wide range of guests, from rising artists and music legends to songwriters and producers.

I’ll also share some of my personal experiences working in country music. Before we launched Wide Open Country, I spent some years as a working country guitarist, on the road and in the studio. When you crawl through the weeds of the music business, you come out with a few good stories.

My guest this week is Rob Baird, one of our Artists to Watch. Originally from Memphis, Rob has been working the Nashville and Texas music scenes for several years. His new record, Wrong Side of the River, is one of the strongest Americana albums of the year, so do yourself a favor and check it out if you haven’t already. At the end of the interview, Rob treats us to a couple songs off the album, “Aint Nobody Got a  Hold on Me,” and “Run of Good Luck.”

Make sure to check the site every Tuesday morning for a new episode of the Wide Open Country Podcast. We also want to hear from you! Drop me a line with your comments and suggestions for the show, whether it’s something we could do be doing better or a guest you want us to have on the podcast. Hope you enjoy!

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Episode 1: Rob Baird