Working in radio, a countless number of up and coming acts come by to play their music in hopes you’ll like and play it. 90% of them… you’ll never see them again. Some you spot the talent and they blow up. Then there will be an act that blows you away and nothing happens to them. Over the years, the major country music stars that first played our conference room will blow you away.
This was another one of those “Storytime with Steve” podcasts I had to do. Steve Austin has been with WQYK for years and has so many great stories. I’m hoping he jumps on this podcast bandwagon. I never thought I’d be a podast guy, but now I’m lovin’ it and I think Steve will too.
I had Steve prepare a list of country music’s icons that have performed for us in our conference room over the years. NOW we have a beautiful performance studio, complete with a stage, lighting and great acoustics. But until a year or so ago, artists who came by played under the awful flourescent office lights in a boring conference room probalby not much different than one where you work.
This list as you’ll hear blew me away… especially the first one. A country LEGEND came by and spent time just chatting with Steve’s mom on the phone about gardening. And then there’s one performer that Steve tells me about that gets me irate because I’m an enormous fan of him. Steve was supposed to go home for the day but had to stick around to introduce 3 songs by some new guy named Eric Church.
I don’t wanna spoil this list… you’ve just gotta hear it. Hopefully you’ll enjoy hearing Steve’s QYK conference room performance stories as much as I did.