My Top 10 Favorite People I Have Interviewed – Brian’s Blog [AUDIO]
I have been blessed to get to speak to just about everyone in country music and many stars outside the country music industry. I have had my bad interviews but for the most part they are all awesome to talk to. It is one the coolest things I get to do. Over the past 25 years there are a few artists who stand out as great interviews every time. In this list are some stars I have only interviewed once but left a huge impression and some I have spoken to many times and consider friends, either way these are the ones I consider the best of my career.
- Clint Black has been on with us many times and is one of favorites. You can always count on a laugh with Clint. He has helped us for the 28 Hours of Hope many times.
- Chris Cagle is always a heartfelt, open, honest interview and I really appreciate that about him.
- Blake Shelton was in our studio when he found out his debut single "Austin" had gone number one. He was a blast then and continues to be one of the most entertaining people to talk to in the business.
- Wayne Newton called in one time and was just hilarious. He was the very concert I ever attended when I was just 7 or 8 in Las Vegas. He claimed to have remembered my mom and I.
- Reba is even sweeter and kinder than you would think. It is not an act. She is an incredible lady. I even did Jell-O shots in her dressing room once that we stole from Lee Ann Womack.
- I only got to interview Garth a couple of times but he still stands out as one of the most genuinely kind humans I have ever spoken to. I had the pleasure of meeting Garth in person once and he didn't become the huge star he is by accident. He treated everyone like gold.
- Chris LeDoux just oozed cool. He came by the studio once for an interview and gave me a quote I will always remember. I asked him about recording Bruce Springsteen's "Tougher Than The Rest". I thought it was a different kind of song for him. He told me "I don't a lot of love songs. I can't sing words that all covered in syrup and flowers. I need a little manlier of a love song." God bless you Chris
- Kenny Rogers has been nothing but wonderful to us through the years. He has participated in and donated to the 28 Hours of Hope many times. It is an honor to call Kenny one of our friends.
- Charlie Daniels is one of the coolest humans on the planet and the easiest man in the world to interview. All I have to so is say "Charlie, you're on the air" then just sit back and listen to the man speak.
- My all time favorite though is Bill Engvall. I just love Bill. He has been a good friend of Good Morning Guys for ages and is always so funny. This year during the 28 Hours of Hope he may have been at his all time best. I have included the audio from that below. Check out the genius and big heart of Bill. I love what I get to do and these 10 have been a few of the highlights.