Sound Matters with Tom Leu
About This Show
SOUND MATTERS is a weekly talk radio show and podcast delivering cutting edge and classic news, interviews, commentary, and music. The show's key themes entertain matters in music, communication, and motivation. The show also features in-depth conversations with movers and shakers in the music and entertainment industries (including, but not limited to musicians, journalists, authors, filmmakers, photographers, and broadcasters, etc.). Guests share insights and backstories about their work, their world-views, and how they see its affect on the music and entertainment businesses, communications, and the culture at large.
Hosted by a music and media veteran, professional motivational speaker, and photographer, SOUND MATTERS airs weekly on 1440 WROK, and brings together the best of music, motivation, and intelligent talk radio that rocks. Stay tuned-in...
Visit us online at www.SoundMatters.tv.
Most Recent Episode
045: Legendary Singer/Songwriter, Billy Don Burns
Sound Matters show #045 features Tom's intriguing and revealing conversation with the original "outlaw," legendary Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns. Billy Don's songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Sammy Kershaw, and Mel Tillis, and he's known and worked with the likes of Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, Waylon and Shooter Jennings and Johnny Cash among many others. Both older and newer Country artists consider Billy Don as one of the greats as evidenced by his numerous songs appearing on multiple albums spanning nearly 50 years.
Inside the Interview:
03:31 What keeps Bill Don Burns going after nearly 50 years in the music business?
05:03 On Billy's reactions to the universal praise he gets from other musicians...
06:42 On knocking Johnny Cash out of the #1 chart position...
08:10 Has Billy Don's humilty hurt his career?
08:35 On playing the Grand Ole Opry...
09:35 On Billy Don's recent back catalog...
11:30 Where does Billy's inspiration for songs come from...?
12:08 Billy's take on today's current Country music, and meeting Kenny Chesney...
13:19 Billy Don's view of success today vs. when he was starting out...
14:35 On younger artists cutting Billy's songs currently...
15:25 Updates on a documentary and new music in the works...
16:53 Advice Billy gives to up-and-coming artists...
17:24 On what sets Billy and his music apart?
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"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 045 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-045