Steven Phillips with The Morning Dish

Steven Phillips

Steven Phillips has hosted "The Morning Dish", a live radio show, on Lake 97.7 WJUL for the past 9 years. He has won the 2017 and 2020 Gabby Award for Best On Air Personality of the Year in Georgia. "The Morning Dish" is a lighthearted, mixed up combination of, as Steven says it best, "Unfair and Unbalanced" sideways views of current events and news stories with a long list of great interviews from all walks of life.

J Edwards Blue-collar Country Rock 'n' Roller - From Outlaw Country to Southern Soul.
Jul 20 2022
J Edwards Blue-collar Country Rock 'n' Roller - From Outlaw Country to Southern Soul.
What would the Grizzly Bear sound like if it could sing? It would sound like it had taken lessons from J Edwards. It's that voice that rocks the streets of downtown Nashville, but it's his original songs that bring the city alive again with the spirit of long gone story-tellers. It's the voice that draws you in and the power in those words that nail you to the chair until the last strum of that old acoustic guitar. Folks have missed their planes back to California and New York while under the spell of those smoke-like songs. J Edwards has had some kind of instrument in his hand since birth. While other babies were grasping at rattles, he was playing Black Gospel tambourine from under the front pew of the "Holy Roller" church. A little up high and double time. Writing his first official song at 9 years old he quickly found an outlet for his writings with his already husky vocal sound and soon became the voice of the "hollaring" songs sure to turn the worship into a hand clapping, foot stomping good time. It wasn't long before Edwards was the fill in person on whatever instrument was unoccupied during each church service. So many different notes to express so many different of moments.Being raised Pentecostal brought it's share of ridicule and some lack of connection with his friends at school, so in his teens J Edwards turned to the gut-wrenching sounds of Blues, R&B and the lonely stories told in the 70's and 80's country songs coming out of that beat up clock radio. A little misguided teasing by counterparts and being a little disregarded by female friends due to their lack of understanding and his "different" appearance was the nail through the soul that scratched out onto paper some of the most heart aching lyrics we've ever felt in a song. It could have been that wrasslin' with religion and the knowledge of it that mashed the spiritual and the longing for a specific woman together and brought us songs of a soft healing touch that still couldn't save him....  or maybe it was just an old  T.G. Sheppard song.  "She said, Do you wanna go to heaven and I said yes, just lead me on...". But, that voice will shake the rafters. It's kind of like somebody mixed the attributes of Joe Cocker, Bob Seger, Merle Haggard, Rev. Al Green, Bonnie Raitt and all of your favorite singers that poured it out from the heart and came up with something not like any of them, but still had the sound to take you to forgotten places where you were scared and comforted all at the same time. Somebody said "That voice has purpose. It comes out of his mouth with a job to do and does it. It gets it done" Those smoky tendrils of J Edwards' songs are creeping across the room at you right now. It's gonna put a spell on you.The 2019 album, Cold is now available on all major forms of streaming media including Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Spotify. For the latest on J Edwards music sign-up for his email newsletter.You can also follow along on social media: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter
Corey Layne Releasing his new song Paul Overstreet wrote Between George Strait and George Jones!
Jul 14 2022
Corey Layne Releasing his new song Paul Overstreet wrote Between George Strait and George Jones!
Corey Layne's East Tennessee roots have greatly influenced his music as a country singer-songwriter. Inspired by his grandfather who had played the Grand Ole Opry, Corey’s music is heartfelt and emotional. His work covers the gamut of personal struggle and loss – to finding happiness and love. His original music inspires the listener with the resounding sincerity of his genuine vocals and searing lyrics. #countrymusic #georgejones #georgestrait  Corey first began singing at around age five and writing music as a pre-teen. He has focused on honing his music skills as a writer, singer, and musician for most of his life. By 2003, he won an international singing competition, Teen Talent, which was held at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. In 2010, he began traveling to sing background vocals with several prominent gospel artists, including Eddie James, among others. In 2004, he signed his first record deal with an independent label. While traveling to promote his first album, he hit rock bottom after a near-death experience. He says, “This was the lowest point of my life up until that time.” Corey became singularly focused on his talent as a singer and songwriter - putting to words and music to his real-life experiences.  You can hear some of that story in his single entitled, “Let’s Take Tonight.” Corey recently contracted COVID 19, was hospitalized, and was told that he would not survive it. “Though I had a strong faith, it made me question everything. What gave me solace was believing there had to be a purpose in life for God to have given me this talent and the belief that I had something to offer country music fans. As it turns out, it was music that proved to be the most healing medicine of all.” Corey has just released his latest single, “Searchlight,” and his new album, ‘Bend-or-Break ‘ He recently made his national television debut on the popular RFD Network show, ‘Larry’s Country Diner.’LISTEN ON SPOTIFY“Corey’s vocals and songwriting are authentic and pure, a singers singer. He’s a fresh sound that country listeners will be hearing for years to come.”— Buddy Owens, Award-winning American country music singer & songwriter
Eduardo’s wistful brand of acoustic pop is finding listeners all over the world.
Jul 14 2022
Eduardo’s wistful brand of acoustic pop is finding listeners all over the world.
Born in Lima, Peru, and currently based in the United States, Eduardo’s wistful brand of acoustic pop is finding listeners all over the world. Influenced by everything from classic rock to the masterpieces he studied while earning his master’s degree in Literature, his songs are a combination of pensive humor, peaceful feelings, and thought-provoking lyrics. Eduardo’s songs have a little something for everybody, and with his latest release, he is poised to reach his largest audience yet.Eduardo honed his craft traveling and performing across America. Collaborating with a diverse range of artists, he steadily built up his repertoire, leading to the release of two well received albums and a live in-studio performance. His first major artistic breakthrough came with his 2018 EP ‘Rusty Strings.’ The six-track compilation was widely played on college and commercial radio and earned Eduardo a nomination from Toronto’s Independent Music Awards. One of the album’s stand out tracks, ‘La Farra’ was a winner of RadioAirplay's summer contest, while singles ‘Hole In The Wall’ and ‘Complacency’ were praised by the music press for their sunny vibes and engaging melodies.In the Summer of 2020, he released a new single called 'Sunrise' and he is also preparing the release of his first live album. This live album, called 'En Vivo', is made up of performances from his 2018 and 2019 tours. The album captures the singer/songwriter in his natural element as he brings his energetic music to his ever-growing fan base.Eduardo has already carved out a unique niche in the music world and proven to be as compelling a performer and writer as anyone in his genre. His songs inspire hope for a better tomorrow while reminding listeners to appreciate the present moment. Eduardo’s story is just beginning, and there is no telling how far his music will take him.
Diana Goodman McDaniel. Former girlfriend of Elvis, Hee Haw Honey & MORE!
Jul 13 2022
Diana Goodman McDaniel. Former girlfriend of Elvis, Hee Haw Honey & MORE!
“There is no one on this green earth who could better tell the tales of Hollywood Lights, Nashville Nights than Victoria Hallman and Diana Goodman. And, oh, the tales they can tell! There they were, right in the middle of it all, falling in and out of love with the biggest names in show business. They were given a front row seat to the greatest show on earth, Hollywood, Vegas and Nashville, and were surrounded by some of the most brilliant talent we have ever known. Fasten your seat belts – Hollywood Lights, Nashville Nights will be a bumpy, fun-time ride for all.” – Robert Hicks New York Times best-selling author of The Widow of the South Editor of A Guitar and a Pen “Hee Haw was all about friends and family having a great time and laughing together – both on the set and with everyone watching at home. One big family! Some of the relationships formed while making that show will last forever. Victoria Hallman is one of those people – my forever friend. I think so much of her because she cares about people. I know she cares about my family and me. I know that she would be there for me if I needed her. As special as she makes me feel, I know she does this for everyone, because she’s just that kind of person.” – Irlene Mandrell Co-star of Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Hee Haw Star “My first crushes were the Hee Haw Girls.” – Robert Reynolds, the Mavericks Grammy Winner Country Music Association Award Winner Academy of Country Music Award Winner #elvispresley #heehaw #burtreynolds #buckowens
Kelly (formally Carvin) & Troy Walls are a powerhouse duo that could only be created in Music City!
Jun 30 2022
Kelly (formally Carvin) & Troy Walls are a powerhouse duo that could only be created in Music City!
Carvin Walls is a married country duo based out of Nashville, TN!  Kelly (formally Carvin) Walls and Troy Walls are a powerhouse duo that could only be created in the heart of Music City! Kelly, a sassy, fun Jersey girl who played professionally in the NJ tri-state area as a pop/rock, hippie singer/songwriter, and Troy Walls, a down to earth country boy from West Virginia who was playing the Ohio river valley while making regular trips to Nashville for songwriting, both officially made the move to Nashville, TN in 2012. Shortly after, they met at a songwriters round and started writing together! The magic between them happened instantly! They began to play songwriter rounds together, and soon officially became the duo everyone was talking about!         What is so special about this country duo? They are vastly different from each other and somehow, some way, it works! Kelly, raised in NJ on rock n’ roll and pop while Troy was raised in WV on traditional country; both loving motown and r&b, combine their styles into an oddly perfect combination! When the two come together as writers, it mixes pop rock and country in a very organic way with a splash of soul, reminiscent of Mo-Town! Their debut album “Between Us” has been reaching fans across the country, with tons of requests on radio and a huge outpour of love and support! It has just the right mix of fresh, fun and real that fans are organically latching onto! Their album debuted at #59 on Itunes Country Album charts, and they were nominated for the 2019 NIMA Awards for “Duo of the Year” and “Performers of the year”! Their single “Sometimes I Lie” reached top 100 and “Hippie” top 80 for 6 weeks on Music Row Charts.
Tommy Emmanuel Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists.
Jun 23 2022
Tommy Emmanuel Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists.
The inspiration for Tommy’s transformation? That would be guitar legend Chet Atkins, who represented to Tommy the pinnacle of guitar playing. One man, one guitar, and unlimited, passionate song. Like Dylan, who made a pilgrimage from the Midwest to New York to meet his idol, Woody Guthrie, Tommy always knew he had to get to Chet. To let Chet hear his music, which had been so shaped by his years listening, and absorbing, Chet’s genius.When he finally made that trek around the globe to meet the man himself, in Nashville, their bond was immediate, and like their music, existed beyond words. Chet picked up his guitar, and the two men jammed joyously for hours. It started a lifelong friendship which shaped Tommy’s music forever. Chet welcomed Tommy into guitarist knighthood by bestowing upon him the coveted title of CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an honor awarded only to four other humans ever. Though already devoted to the life of a solo player, receiving the love and esteem of Chet lifted Tommy into a different realm. Because, as Chet recognized instantly and told the world, musicians like this don’t come along that often; pay attention to this man. Of course, Chet knew of what he spoke. Tommy’s triumph on his singular solo path has been extraordinary. From the Midget Surfaries he’s become beloved and revered around the planet for the music. And, for the joy.“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now, I just want to be in the happiness business. I make music, and you get happy. That’s a good job.”– Tommy Emmanuel
Deana Carter who is known for debut album Did I Shave My Legs For This and Strawberry Wine.
Jun 17 2022
Deana Carter who is known for debut album Did I Shave My Legs For This and Strawberry Wine.
DID I SHAVE MY LEGS FOR THIS (1996)Album Information: Did I Shave My Legs for This is the debut studio album of American country artist Deana Carter, released via Patriot Records in the UK in 1995. In 1996, Capitol Records had Carter record new material for the North American release of the album, which included three songs from the original release.[8] This version features her breakthrough debut single "Strawberry Wine", a number-one hit on the Billboard [[Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at the end of that year. "We Danced Anyway", "Count Me In", and the title track were also released as a singles. Of these, "We Danced Anyway" and the promotional single "How Do I Get There" also reached number one. (Wikipedia)Album InfoEverything's Gonna Be Alright (1998)Everything's Gonna Be Alright is the second studio album by American country music artist Deana Carter. Released in 1998 as her second and final studio album for Capitol Records Nashville, it features the single "Absence of the Heart", a number 16 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in late 1998. "You Still Shake Me" and "Angels Working Overtime" were released as the second and third singles, and peaked at numbers 36 and 35, respectively. "Ruby Brown" failed to chart in the U.S., but managed to reach number 74 on the country charts in Canada.Album InfoFather Christmas (2001)This holiday album manages to be great despite itself -- one of Deana Carter's strengths is her songwriting; this is a collection largely of standards. Even though it adds a kind of fireside charm, the guitar accompaniment, provided by her father, Fred Carter, Jr., seems ham-handed and often off-tempo. The only thing about the album that isn't flawed is her voice. Subtle and sweet, she charms throughout and sets a gentle, soothing tone that is perfect for a wintry evening. Carter has also managed to present a holiday album that manages to exude a down-home country style without resorting to stereotypical twanginess and fiddles. Father Christmas may not go too far to try to be original or different, but it is pretty memorable just the way it is.Album InfoI'm Just A Girl (2003)I'm Just a Girl is the fourth studio album released by American country singer/songwriter Deana Carter. The album peaked at #6 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and #58 on the Billboard 200, and produced two singles. "There's No Limit" was released in late 2002 as the lead single. The song was Carter's first Top 20 hit since "Absence of the Heart" in 1998, when it peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks  #interview #countrymusic #deanacarter  chart in early 2003. The title track was released as the album's second single, which was a minor Top 40 hit. This was Carter's only release on Arista Nashville; she then switched to Vanguard for her next albums. The cover resembles a magazine cover.Album InfoThe Story of My Life (2005)The Story of My Life is the fifth studio album released by American country singer/songwriter Deana Carter. The album peaked at #26 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and #150 on the Billboard 200. "One Day at a Time" was released in March 2005 as the lead-off single, and entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 9, 2005 at #57. It reached a peak of #55 after three weeks, although the song later reappeared on the chart for two additional weeks in late June-early July. The follow-up singles, "The Girl You Left Me For", "Sunny Day", and "In a Heartbeat", failed to enter the chart altogether.Album InfoThe Chain (2007)The Chain is the sixth studio album of American country singer/songwriter Deana Carter, first released in 2007. Since, the album has peaked at #60 on the US Country chart. The first and only single off the album, "On the Road Again," was released in 2007, failing to land on the
Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew. Talking about The Boxmasters tour.
Jun 15 2022
Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew. Talking about The Boxmasters tour.
Who are The Boxmasters?Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters have recorded an impressive and diverse catalogue of music that touches on their love of a wide array of influences, but most importantly, the rock and roll of the 1960’s. Listening to The Boxmasters, one can hear obvious odes to the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, but also important to The Boxmasters are The Mothers of Invention, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Big Star.Since forming The Boxmasters, several long-time friends have contributed to the sound of the band, but the core of The Boxmasters has always been Andrew and Thornton. As primary songwriters, the sound of the Boxmasters has been an evolution as the duo constantly strive to find new inspiration, new sounds and new ways of expressing what is in their hearts and on their minds. But at the core, there is a backbeat, a lyric with meaning and music played with emotion.  As a touring band, The Boxmasters have cultivated a rabid cult fanbase across the United States and Canada. Opening for the likes of ZZ Top, Steve Miller, George Thorogood and Kid Rock The Boxmasters have proven to win over large audiences. As a headliner, frequent stops in Kansas City at “Knuckleheads”, Springfield, Illinois at “Boondocks” and “Merrimack Hall” in Huntsville, Alabama have shown dedicated yet still growing audiences. Two appearances at Levon Helm’s “Midnight Ramble” in Woodstock, New York were highlight performances for the band, as well as the “Ramble at The Ryman” that Levon hosted in 2008. The Boxmasters performed on “The Grand Ole Opry” in 2015, another in a growing resume of must-play venues.