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Concert Blast Video Webisode 15 – Mike Wolfe of American Pickers Interview

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    Posted on 7/6/2014

    Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) and Mike Wolfe (American Pickers)

    Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) and Mike Wolfe (American Pickers)

    One of the thrills of the CMA Music Festival are the various non-music events that take place during the festival.  The daytime festivities not only allow you to get up close and personal with the country music stars, but with all types of celebrities.  This video webisode is a short fun interview with Mike Wolfe of American Pickers from the History Channel. Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson led a light-hearted discussion with Mike Wolfe on barbecue, the upcoming season six of American Pickers, and how Mike met his co-stars Frank Fritz and Danielle Colby-Cushman. Special thanks to our video camera man, Will Perry.  Enjoy our 15th video webisode.

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      George Thorogood Video Interview – Nashville, TN

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        Posted On 3/26/2014 

        Mike Arnold with George Thorogood

        Mike Arnold with George Thorogood

        George Thorogood and his Destroyers returned to Nashville, TN once again to thrill classic rock and rollers with another performance at the Wildhorse Saloon. Concert Blast was invited to cover the show, but before he took the stage, he spent some time with Mike Arnold discussing his career in the backstage Green Room.  Listen to the audio podcast or view the video of Mike and George discussing George Thorogood and the Destoyers.  Special Thanks to Allen Atkinson for the camera work.

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          Concert Blast Webisode 10 – 2014 Musicians Hall Of Fame Ceremony Interviews – Nashville, TN

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            Posted on 2/23/2014

            Tom Thompson, Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix bassist), and Mike Arnold

            Tom Thompson, Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix bassist), and Mike Arnold

            Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson covered the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN for another Concert Blast Webisode.  In this Webisode Mike and Tom conduct short interviews with Jimi Hendix‘s bassist Billy Cox, Aerosmith‘s guitarist Brad Whitford, and David Letterman‘s CBS Orchestra bassist Will Lee.  Lots of fun… Enjoy our 10th video webisode!  Special Thanks to Allen Atkinson for the video work!

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              Brian Milson Interview – Anti Bullying Campaign “Nothing Grows in Shadows” – Podcast 256

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                Posted on 10/7/2013

                Brian Milson Interview with Concert Blast - Nothing Grows In Shadows

                Brian Milson Interview with Concert Blast's Mike Arnold

                Country singer/songwriter Brian Milson from Odessa, TX was in Nashville recently and stopped by to see Concert Blast while on his media circuit of his anti-bullying campaign while promoting his song, “Nothing Grows In Shadows”.  This song not only touches hearts, but the lyrics and melody reaches into a person’s chest and rips out the entire heart!  Not only is the song very touching, but the video of this emotional tune puts the song over the top.  Mike Arnold of Concert Blast  sits with the singer of this future hit, Brian Milson, to discuss the song, the video, and his career.  This is a special audio and video interview podcast… ENJOY!

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                  Vintage Trouble Interview – Podcast 255

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                    Posted on 8/22/2013

                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                    During the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, Concert Blast had the opportunity to interview one of their favorite new bands, Vintage Trouble. Mike received a text and a phone call from the VP over the Memphis in May media to tell us we were approved for an interview with the guys after their performance. Which was a good thing since we were up against the stage barrier ready to enjoy their show. We accepted the invitation and met three of the four guys from Vintage Trouble in their back stage trailer to discuss several topics. During the festival our audio recorder went out so we had to rely on our video. We videoed the interview and used the audio for the podcast, but also have the video here through our Concert Blast You Tube Channel.  Here’s the interview with Mike and Tom leading the discussion with Ty Taylor (lead singer), Richard Danielson (drums), and Nalle Colt (guitar) joins the conversation later. Bassist Rick Barrio Dill had to leave to catch a flight at the airport as soon as they left the stage. ENJOY!
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                      Laura Wilde Interview 7/28/2013 – Podcast 254

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                        Posted on 8/19/2013

                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                        It was time for Concert Blast to visit the Ryman Auditorium again in Nashville, TN.  This time it was a pre-sound check interview with the twenty-three year old blonde beauty guitar slinger from Australia, Laura Wilde.  Laura was in Nashville as the opening act on the Ted Nugent tour.  Although Laura is only twenty-three, her rock and roll musical tastes and knowledge goes way back.  Laura can carry on a conversation as if she grew up in the 1970s like the hosts of Concert Blast did.  Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold arrived early to the concert to head backstage to Laura’s band dressing room to conduct this fun interview.  Enjoy this conversation along with a few song clips from Laura Wilde’s current CD, “Sold My Soul”.

                         

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                          CMA Music Festival 2013 – The Interviews – Podcast 249

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                            Posted on 6/28/2013

                            Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Music Fest 2013

                            Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Music Fest 2013

                            Throughout the week of the CMA Music Festival, there are many publicists who contact the attending media to have interviews or attend the events for the artists they represent.  Each year we receive more and more requests (and we like it!).  Sometimes we get excited about meeting someone new and then the performance schedule changes so we have to constantly balance how we work and who we will cover.  Here’s our interviews from this year’s CMA Fest in the order on the podcast… Bo Bice – Hollywood Yates – Lucas Hoge – Jenny Casey – Maggie Rose – Rachel Williams – Mustang Sally – The Band Perry – Julie Roberts – Lady Antebellum.   Special Thanks to The Old Spaghetti Factory for sponsoring Concert Blast during the CMA Music Fest 2013… Enjoy the audio interviews!

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                              K-Love Music Fan Awards Red Carpet Interviews – Nashville, TN – 6/1/2013 – Podcast 246

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                                Posted on 6/7/2013

                                Mike and Sandra interviews Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

                                Mike and Sandra interviews Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

                                On Saturday June 1st Contemporary Christian Radio Station K-Love presented its first Fan Awards.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this event and they all had a great time.  Mike Arnold and his wife, Sandra, covered the Red Carpet event by talking to almost all the artists that walked down the carpet. Those on our Red-Carpet podcast coverage included the hosts of the K-Love Awards, the Duck Dynasty cast of Jase and Missy Robertson, along with Phil and Ms. Kay Robertson.  Contemporary Christian artists included are; Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Sidewalk Prophets, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Building 429, and many others, also from the film industry, Alex Kendrick (“Facing The Giants” and “Courageous“) and David Evans (Producer of the movie “The Grace Card“)… Enjoy the Podcast!

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                                  Jewel Interview – Nashville, TN

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                                    Posted on 1/24/2013 

                                    31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown National Final / 2013

                                    Written by Guest Blogger Samantha Shrader
                                    Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jewel hosted the 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown Finalist competition at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN last week.  In addition to taking photographs of their amazing event, I was given the opportunity to chat with Jewel prior to the show.

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                                      Dolly Parton Celebrates Going Gold – Press Conference – Nashville, TN – 8/10/2012 (Podcast 238)

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                                        Posted on 8/13/2012

                                        Dolly Parton

                                        Dolly Parton

                                         
                                         
                                        On Friday morning, August 10th, 2012, Concert Blast was invited to a press conference with Dolly Parton as she was presented the Gold award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the two disc set, “An Evening With… Dolly“, available at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.  Special Thanks to the public relations and marketing company, Webster and Associates LLC, for the invitation and to Michelle Arnold for stepping in to help our team cover this event.  Although there was a Question and Answer section of the press conference, the media’s questions were not recorded loud enough, therefore they were edited out and you will only hear Dolly Parton talking.  Enjoy listening to the Press Conference and reading the following Press Release!

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