Cole Swindell’s 2014 is one that dreams are made of, thanks to back-to-back No. 1 singles as well as additional songs of his cut by Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan. As he tells Radio.com, a big smile across his face, “It’s been a heck of a year.”
Interview: Dierks Bentley on Watching Audiences React to His Emotional Songs: ‘I Have to Close My Eyes’
In a concert setting, Bentley admits he occasionally gets choked up by the deeper tracks. “I have to zone away or close my eyes so I can finish the song without going there as well.”
Here are 14 favorite interviews that Radio.com had on camera in 2014, from Kenny Chesney speaking candidly about women in country and Jason Aldean talking about haters, to RiFF RAFF’s invention of the Versace Libra Scale.
Aldean tells Radio.com that he seriously considered titling his new album after the song “Just Gettin’ Started.”
Evans speaks with Radio.com about her new album of Christmas songs, as well as what the holidays are like with her family at their home in Birmingham, Ala.
Listen to my interview with Carrie Underwood.
The country quartet said they named their new album ‘Pain Killer’ because they want to help listeners cope with the highs and lows of everyday life. “It has a bit of a vintage throwback to it,” Karen Fairchild told Radio.com, “but it’s strong.”
Aldean’s as passionate about his new album as he is about his home state of Georgia. It’s been 16 years since he packed up and left for Nashville, but those roots are anything but forgotten.
In honor of their new album ‘Anything Goes,’ which drops Tuesday, Florida Georgia Line is our Impact artist this week.
“This time, I really wanted to push myself as a writer, an entertainer, an artist, a musician and not just rest on what we’ve accomplished and the success that we’ve had,” Chesney told Radio.com.