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Red Dirt America with Chuck Taylor

Red Dirt America with Chuck Taylor

By Chuck Taylor

Discover real country music on the "Red Dirt America" podcast with Chuck Taylor. Explore the sounds of the Texas music movement, Red Dirt and Americana music scenes. Ditch the mainstream and tune in for a journey through the heart of "Our Kind of Music" (OKOM). Support the show at anchor.fm/chuck-taylor/support
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Red Dirt America ep 19 - Adam Hood

Red Dirt America with Chuck TaylorSep 23, 2022

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Red Dirt America ep 19 - Adam Hood

Red Dirt America ep 19 - Adam Hood

Adam Hood takes us inside the making of his latest album Bad Days Better. Hear Hood speak candidly about his journey to sobriety, what it was like to work with music industry greats, and the wit and charm that have made him a fan favorite. Join Hood as he takes us on a musical journey and reflects on what it takes to make it in the music industry.
Sep 23, 202231:10
Red Dirt America ep 18 - Drake Milligan

Red Dirt America ep 18 - Drake Milligan

Back on Dec 13th of 2021, I interviewed Drake Milligan on my All Star Morning Show on KHYI in Dallas, Tx. Recently, Drake appeared on AGT and my YouTube livestream from that interview suddenly shot up in views. For this episode of Red Dirt America, I decided to release that interview on the podcast.  It features two live performances from Drake, I hope you enjoy it.

Jun 14, 202216:30
Red Dirt America ep17 - Seth Walker

Red Dirt America ep17 - Seth Walker

Seth Walker is an American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who's getting set to drop his 11th studio album I Hope I Know.  I had a conversation with Seth about that album, his musical career, and a moment that would change his life.

May 17, 202226:34
Red Dirt America ep16 - John Sebastian

Red Dirt America ep16 - John Sebastian

Season 2 of Red Dirt America kicks off with Music Icon John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful. Legendary musician John Sebastian takes listeners back to the golden days of rock and roll, recalling his time at Woodstock and his inspiring collaboration with Arlen Roth. He also reminisces about playing alongside Yank Rachel in the early 90s and shares his thoughts on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His newest album, Explore Spoonful Songbook, is a true testament to his musical talent. Join John and host Chuck Taylor for a lighthearted and captivating conversation about music and its timeless impact on the world.

May 10, 202220:20
Red Dirt America ep15 - Joshua Ray Walker

Red Dirt America ep15 - Joshua Ray Walker

On this episode of Red Dirt America, I talk to Joshua Ray Walker who released his third album in three years! That's quite an accomplishment considering 2 of the albums were put out during a pandemic!

Nov 10, 202122:57
Red Dirt America ep14 - Jason Boland

Red Dirt America ep14 - Jason Boland

Jason Boland and the Stragglers have been in the forefront of Texas and Red Dirt music for over 20 years! They're dropping a brand new album on Dec 3rd produced by Shooter Jennings called "The Light Saw Me." It's a concept album telling the tale of a "Time-Travelling, Alien-Abducted Cowboy!" In this episode, I talk about the album with Jason and "probe" to find out what that really means!

Nov 01, 202128:42
Red Dirt America ep13 - Hayes Carll

Red Dirt America ep13 - Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll's 8th album drops on Oct 29th, I talked with Hayes extensively about that album, life during the pandemic as a musician, and the healing power of music, which led to him telling me about a true Christmas miracle that he experienced when he was just 25!

Oct 28, 202122:00
Red Dirt America ep12 - Randall King

Red Dirt America ep12 - Randall King

Randall King is a rising country star who's put in the work and has been compared to the likes of George Strait and Alan Jackson. He has a major label deal with Warner Bros and has earned their respect with his hard work and diligence. He's an artist whose music you'll fall in love with. 

Oct 13, 202128:55
Red Dirt America ep11 - Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel

Red Dirt America ep11 - Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel

In this special episode of Red Dirt America, I talk with my longtime friend Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. The band is celebrating, to quote Ray, "Half A Hundred Years!" The new album drops tomorrow, then they play ACL Fest and embark on a tour.  We look back at the band over the years and even talk about the one thing he won't do again!

Sep 30, 202119:47
Red Dirt America ep10 - Bart Crow

Red Dirt America ep10 - Bart Crow

In this episode, I catch up with Bart Crow who's getting set to release his new album "Pretty Good Heart" on Oct 30th! He and his family are living on the road in an RV, we talk about why the chose to do that, the new album, and who's living in his house! Plus he's teaching his boys some important life skills! (*marked explicit for a few colorful pieces of language from Bart)

Sep 30, 202137:23
Red Dirt America ep9 - Josh Abbott

Red Dirt America ep9 - Josh Abbott

Josh Abbott is a road warrior, touring the Texas/Red Dirt scene for over a decade. I have a one on one with Josh about his new album, the pandemic, family, his career, and he even drops an exclusive on us! Check out this episode of Red Dirt America and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes! (btw - I state that this episode has explicit language because Josh says the S-bomb twice towards the end of the episode.)

Sep 13, 202149:15
Red Dirt America ep8 - The Flatlanders

Red Dirt America ep8 - The Flatlanders

Texas Legends Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, & Jimmie Dale Gilmore first got together as the Flatlanders in 1972, they were together for a year, put out one album and then...their individual careers took off and it was 20 years before there was another Flatlanders album! Fast Forward to 2021 and they've just released their first album in 12 years, Treasure of Love. I talk with all three about the new album, their storied careers and the surprising influence they all have in common.

Sep 02, 202131:11
Red Dirt America ep7 - The Wild Feathers

Red Dirt America ep7 - The Wild Feathers

This episode was recorded on Aug 5, 2021 as the Wild Feathers were playing a show in the Dallas market with Blackberry Smoke and the Allman Betts Band. The Wild Feathers formed in 2010 and put out their debut album in 2013. They were taking off right before the pandemic shut everything down.

Aug 25, 202122:52
Red Dirt America ep6 - Curtis Grimes

Red Dirt America ep6 - Curtis Grimes

You may remember Curtis Grimes from The Voice (he was on Cee Lo Green's team and made it to the quarter finals) or you may know him from his 12 number 1's on the Texas Country Charts. This week I talk with my old friend about his faith, family, and music, and why he waited so long to put out a self-titled album!

Aug 10, 202122:30
Red Dirt America ep5 - Jesse Dayton

Red Dirt America ep5 - Jesse Dayton

Jesse Dayton is a Killer guitarist and artist in his own right! Originally from Beaumont, TX, Jesse has played with Waylon, Johnny Cash, Ryan Bingham and many others. He's worked with Rob Zombie, played and inaugural ball for a President and has written his first book. I talk with Jesse as he gets set to play the historic listening room, The Kessler, in Dallas.

Aug 04, 202123:39
Red Dirt America ep4-George Thorogood

Red Dirt America ep4-George Thorogood

On this episode I talk with Rock & Roll legend George Thorogood. The episode was recorded on the eve before his Grand Ole Opry debut. We talk about his career and music and his love for Marty Robbins.
Jul 28, 202121:22
Red Dirt America ep3 - Rodney Crowell

Red Dirt America ep3 - Rodney Crowell

This episode was recorded as Rodney was getting ready to drop a new album on July 23, entitled "Triage". Rodney and Chuck talk about the album, the pandemic, the song that changed his life and more. Plus a performance of a song from the new album.
Jul 22, 202129:54
Red Dirt America ep2 - Darryl Worley

Red Dirt America ep2 - Darryl Worley

Darryl Worley burst onto the country music scene in 1999 with his debut album on Dreamworks. He had a successful career with three number ones and 18 chart topping singles, now, he's getting set to play a show in Sherman, TX at Old Quail Run Farm. We talk about his career, his show, and the state of country music on this episode of Red Dirt America!

May 11, 202112:21
Red Dirt America: Steve Earle

Red Dirt America: Steve Earle

Call it Texas music, call it Americana, call it Red Dirt...We call it Our Kind Of Music... and it's a growing response to the trend of "pop" country music. This is REAL Country music by Real Country artists. In this first episode of the Red Dirt America podcast I talk with Steve Earle about his latest album, "The Ghosts of West Virginia" out now on New West Records!
Jul 02, 202014:31