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Marty Smith of Outsider interviews some of the biggest personalities in 90's Country, sharing their stories, music history, and current projects. An independent media and lifestyle company, Outsider aims to be the heartbeat of America, capturing the pulse of what matters most to our readers. We focus our content initiatives on two distinct channels, News and Outdoors. Outsider News covers Country Music, from the mainstream to the more traditional, lending an expert voice to America’s most popular musical genre. Outsider also delivers entertainment news on the hottest shows, celebrities, and the latest in sports entertainment. Outsider Outdoors gathers a community of experts and enthusiasts passionate about being outside, adventure, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. With in-depth story-telling, profiles, videos, and authoritative product reviews, and how-tos, Outsider is dedicated to educating and inspiring the outdoors lifestyle. Outsider reaches more than 10 million users (10.04 million unique visitors in Nov 2020 according to Google Analytics) and more than 7 million social followers making it one of the largest audiences in the outdoor lifestyle space. The social audience is highlighted by the hyper-engaged social sites Outdoors (2 million followers), Camping Page (1 M), Love to Hunt (700k), and the flagship brand Outsider (700k).

Episode Date
Go Dawgs & Hardy

Marty and Wes chat with college football hall of famer Matt Stinchcomb about Georgia winning the National Championship Monday night against Alabama and what the meant. Plus, Wes now has to get a tattoo. And, Marty talks with country singer/songwriter Hardy about his career path, FGL, Morgan Wallen and much more.

Jan 12, 2022
Dawgs vs Tide & Willie Robertson

Marty, Travis and Wes break down Georgia's big win against Michigan and preview the National Championship rematch between Georgia and Alabama. And, Marty got a surprise Christmas gift from a friend. Plus, Marty chats with Willie Robertson about Duck Dynasty, a prank gone wrong, Brian Kelly's accent, and a whole lot more.

Jan 04, 2022
Is ”Harkening” A Word?

Marty, Travis and Wes discuss the greatness that is the Krispy Kreme donut, the different Reese Cups, Broadway plays and more. Then, Ryan McGee joins the guys to discuss calling the Myrtle Beach Bowl with Marty. Plus, senior superlatives, Friday Night Lights, meteorologist and more.

Dec 21, 2021

Marty chats with country singer/songwriter Elvie Shane about his path to Nashville, his new record, the highs and lows in his life and a whole lot more.

Dec 14, 2021
Christmas Tree Allergy

Marty, Travis and Wes discuss fake and real Christmas trees. Can you be allergic to Christmas trees? Marty thinks he has the greatest ornament ever. His wife doesn't think so. Plus, how Coffeetown was created and the power of high school football

Dec 07, 2021
College Football is Drunk

Marty, Wes and Travis discuss the wild weekend that was in college football. Lincoln Riley headed to USC, Michigan upsetting Ohio State and can Georgia finally knock off Alabama. Plus, Marty chats with Washington Post writer about his book "Across the River". In 2019, Babb followed a high school football team from New Orleans for the entire season and he talks about the team on the field but also the things going on off the field.

Nov 30, 2021
Thaw The Bird

Marty, Travis and Wes discuss Georgia and can Stetson Bennett lead them to a national championship. Does Marty look like Lyle Lovett? What it was like when your hometown got their first Wal-Mart. Favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Drinking Pappy Van Winkle and more. Plus, part 2 of Marty's interview with Toby Keith

Nov 23, 2021
Milking the Teat

Marty, Travis and Wes discuss voting for the CMA's and Luke Combs' new song. Should Georgia's Jordan Davis get an invite to the Heisman Ceremony and who else is in the running? OU and Texas had a rough weekend. Travis defends Boomer Sooner against Marty and Wes. Marty shaved his beard. The guys have a complaint about grocery stores which leads into a discussion on milking cows. Plus, part 1 of Marty's conversation with Toby Keith, talking about Willie, Merle, his mullett and more.

Nov 16, 2021
Fellowshipping with Idiots

Marty along with Travis and Wes Blankenship discuss the Braves winning the World Series and what that means for the state of Georgia. What it's like going to an American Girl store, playing with G.I Joes and collecting Starting Lineups. Plus, when should you go to the grocery store to avoid crowds and who will win CMA Entertainer of the Year. Lastly, part two of Marty's conversation with Breland

Nov 09, 2021
In Service To The Song

Marty and Travis discuss the showdown between Denny Hamlin and Alex Bowman at Martinsville and why this is the best thing to happen for NASCAR heading into the final race of the season. Plus, was it ok for Ohio State to storm the field after beating Penn State, is Alabama like Mike Tyson and Georgia's Jordan Davis for Heisman. Lastly, singer/songwriter Breland discusses writing for others, being a Philly sports fan and more. 

Nov 03, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #18 - Casey Beathard

Marty sits down with songwriter Casey Beathard to chat about some of his unforgettable tunes, his relationships with legendary artists, and his journey through heartbreaking loss.

Oct 05, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #17 - Chase Rice

Marty sits down with Chase Rice in the Outsider Studios in Nashville. Chase describes how his early success caused him to lose himself and become someone he didn't necessarily want to be, how living a "normal life" during COVID affected him, and about difficulties living a life as a public figure. Chase also talks about life during the pandemic and his recent trip to Montana to write his new record. Marty and Chase may even have the next big country hit on their hands!

Sep 23, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #16 - Lee Brice

Marty sits down at Outsider Studios to chat with Lee Brice about his football days, what made him put the ball down and head for Nashville and his amazing path to becoming one of the greats in country music.

Sep 13, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #15 - Rhett Akins

Marty sits down with legend Rhett Akins to talk about transitioning from one of the biggest country music artists to one of the biggest country music writers, his relationship with the wildly famous Thomas Rhett (his son, by the way) and his hangout moments with Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. It got real hazy on Willie's bus, folks. 

Sep 01, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #14 - John Crist

Comedian John Crist joins Marty in a very special episode. We laugh. We cry. We get real. John talks about his experience growing up in a family of 8 children, his first time on stage, and how Marty's intuition helped him get through some hard times.

Aug 20, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #13 - Luke Combs

Marty welcomes country superstar Luke Combs in Outsider Studios to talk about his journey to success, spending years playing in bars before his big break, his thoughts on not being a “hot” musician, meeting his wife Nicole, and his goal of being the GOAT of country music.

Aug 10, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #12 - Tracy Lawrence

Marty welcomes country legend Tracy Lawrence into the Outsider Studios to discuss life on the road with George Jones, growing up in Arkansas and how to survive in the country music industry. In April, Tracy released "Volume 1: Stairway To Heaven Highway To Hell", the first in a trilogy of "Hindsight 2020" albums.

Aug 02, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #11 - Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins drops by the Outsider Studios with a brand 25th Anniversary album, “The Way I Wanna Go”. Marty and Trace discuss Trace's path to his 25th year in the business, and Trace looks back in the rear view mirror on lessons learned and blessings received. Trace discusses his life as a roughneck on an oil rig, his voice talent, and other fun stories.

Jul 21, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #10 - Cole Swindell

In this episode of the Marty Smith Podcast, the first interview recorded at the brand new Outsider Studios, Marty Smith sits down with Cole Swindell for a lengthy conversation about a very unique path to country music stardom. How does a guy go from meeting a country music star at his frat house, to selling t-shirts for that superstar (Luke Bryan), to writing #1 songs not only for other artists in Nashville, but for himself? And what's it like to stick to your guns when one of those superstars (Jason Aldean) desperately begs you for a song that you wrote, but you know that you're the one that should cut it? Enjoy this and much more on this episode of the Marty Smith Podcast from the Outsider Studios. 

Jul 15, 2021
The Marty Smith Podcast #9 - Dustin Lynch

Marty talks with Dustin Lynch about his path to success, his current single “Thinking ‘Bout You” with MacKenzie Porter, the artists that affected his life, his sports career, and more.

Jul 07, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #8 - Craig Morgan

On the eighth installment of "The Road You Leave Behind," Outsider's Marty Smith sits down to speak with Craig Morgan in an exclusive interview. Like many country music stars, Morgan's path to fame started from humble beginnings. He joined the United States Army as a young man where he served for 16 years. Upon his return home to Tennessee, Morgan worked multiple jobs to support his family, including as a construction worker and an employee at Wal-Mart. The "Redneck Yacht Club" singer is the definition of a blue collar worker, and Craig's blue collar attitude didn't change once he found musical success. Feel Craig's honest and heartfelt emotion discussing "The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost", which he wrote after the tragic loss of his son, Jerry. An inspiring interview with an inspiring singer and songwriter.

Jun 01, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #7 - Travis Tritt

Marty visits with country music icon Travis Tritt, who has a brand new album coming out May 7, “Set In Stone”. Marty visits with Travis at his ranch in Georgia and talks about his path to Nashville. Tritt talks about obstacles he faced and what it was like when he faced criticism and the individuals (speaking of icons) who helped him through that uncertain time, when he felt like he was doing the right thing because it was true to him and who he wanted to be, but it wasn’t especially well received in Nashville.

May 07, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #6 - John Rich

John Rich of Big & Rich talks to Marty about what it was like growing up the son of a preacher in Texas and Tennessee, family relationships, details on his career in Lonestar, Big & Rich and in between, the personal challenges of the excesses of success, his reality TV career, including raising $1.4 million for St. Jude on The Celebrity Apprentice, and more.

Apr 29, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #5 - Luke Laird

Luke Laird has written over 20 number one Billboard singles, including hits for Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and many more. Marty and Luke discuss Luke's songwriting career, his new album "Music Row" and the meaning of some of it's songs, how growing up in small town Pennsylvania influenced his life and music, and much more.

Apr 05, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #4 - Clay Walker

Clay Walker knows exactly what kind of grit it takes to travel the road of a small town country singer dreaming of becoming a chart-topping superstar. Marty Smith sits down with the “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” crooner to take country fans along for his journey from playing bars in his hometown to playing over 200 massive concerts across the country. Walker relives moments such as listening to a candid conversation between George Jones and Merle Haggard at a bar to the moment he learned of his MS diagnosis. Listen to Outsider’s exclusive conversation between Marty Smith and Clay Walker here.

Mar 01, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #3 - Kip Moore

Before Kip Moore became the award-winning artist he is today, he had to maintain his passion - or as he puts it, “a little bit of crazy” - for 8 years. Marty Smith sits down with the “Beer Money” singer to talk about his fierce dedication to country music, sports’ influence on his music career, and his love for all things surfing. He released his double album this spring and opens up about how factors like the pandemic and “the awakening of a country” adjusted the album’s success. Listen to ‘The Road You Leave Behind’ as Kip Moore talks regrets, motivations, and faith.

Feb 18, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #2 - Kix Brooks

Marty Smith of Outsider interviews Kix Brooks, known for his 90s country legendary band Brooks & Dunn. Brooks talks everything from the band’s breakup in 2009 to duck hunting with Ronnie Dunn and even his conversations he had with Merle Haggard. Listen to Outsider’s exclusive conversation between Marty Smith and Kix Brooks.

Jan 22, 2021
Marty Smith - The Road You Leave Behind #1 - Mark Miller

Marty Smith interviews Mark Miller, lead singer for Sawyer Brown.

Jan 10, 2021