Songwriter, musician and label executive Bart Allmand will give music fans a look inside the lives of songwriters and musicians as part of his upcoming new podcast, Thinkin’ & Drinkin’. The podcast, which launches Dec. 3, takes listeners into the studio to hear guests including Jeffrey Steele, Jessi Alexander, and Bob DiPiero, as well as Dave Rude (singer/guitarist for rock supergroup Tesla), offer insight into navigating the slippery world of the music industry.
“This podcast is basically the result of my wife, Amy, wanting me to write a book about my 30 years of being in the music biz doing everything from unclogging a toilet in a hotel room to accepting music an award from BMI for one of the songs I wrote,” said Allmand. “Well, I didn’t want to write a book, so she thought a podcast might be the way to go, that way my friends can tell their own stories and not blame me. I hope listening to these podcasts might shed a little new light on someone familiar or shine a new light on a brand new name. Sometimes the names have been changed to protect the innocent…but MOST of the truth is here.”
As a promotions executive, Allmand has held positions at labels including 16th Avenue Records, RCA, and Monument, where he was instrumental in launching the career of the Dixie Chicks. He was also pivotal in the careers of Martina McBride, Clint Black, Alabama, The Judds, and more. Allmand’s songwriting catalog boasts over 50 cuts, including chart-topping hits for Brooks & Dunn and Steve Holy. His career also includes time at Blaster Records and Big Loud Mountain.
The first season of Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ will be available on iTunes on Dec. 3.
Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ Season One Line-up:
Ep. 1: Jeffrey Steele – singer, songwriter
Ep. 2: Gordon Kennedy – musician, producer, songwriter
Ep. 3: Bob DiPiero – songwriter
Ep. 4: Kyle Cook – vocalist, guitarist for Matchbox 20
Ep. 5: Jessi Alexander – singer, songwriter
Ep. 6: Dave Rude – singer, songwriter, guitarist for Tesla
Ep. 7: Jason Charles Miller – singer, guitarist for Godhead
Ep. 8: Charlie Crowe – guitarist for Brooks & Dunn
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