Michael J.

Michael J.

Michael J is keeping you in touch everywhere you find Country music: on the air, on-line and with the iHeartRadio app! If it's happening in...Full Bio

Lukas Nelson from working with Bradley Cooper to the new tour to being Willie Nelson's Kid on the Michael J Pod

My Favorite Michael J Pod-cast in YEARS! Meet Country Star Corey Kent! You will never forget this.

Corey Kent has one of the most fascinating stories in Country music these days. A very bright and super talented young guy who grew up in Oklahoma with a very early LOVE for music and specifically Western Swing. It seems more than a coincidence that his deference for the genre ended up being his open window not only into creating a band but to ending up on stage performing with Willie Nelson and later on The Voice when he made it all the way into the TOP EIGHT in 2015 on the NBC tv show. Funny thing is these days, Corey's debut single at Country radio has just jumped OVER Blake Shelton on the charts as he climbs even closer to #1!. Go Corey!

Hope you enjoy this visit with a Country artist, destined for as much success as all of his fellow Okies! - Michael J

Brett Eldredge IS Mr. Christmas and he's coming your way on the GLOW TOUR

Brett Eldredge IS Mr. Christmas. Literally no one in Country music is more synonymous with with the season than Brett. FRom his Favorite Christmas song to tv special to best Christmas gift ever, Brett covers all of them here!

Jackson Dean talking about my campaign to get him to #1

I've been telling Jackson Dean from the moment his first radio single dropped, that he'll remember these moments climbing the Country chart for the first time for the rest of his life! Having seen how hard Jackson and his family have worked to get this far, I'm happy to do everything I can to help. Garth Brooks peaked at #8 with his first hit "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)". George Strait got to #6 with his first hit , "Unwound". That's some great company for a hard working, focused and determined young rising star. I say let's help him make history. What do you say?

JACKSON DEAN on the Michael J POD It's the Campaign to his first #1 (Full Interview with Jackson)

Jackson Dean is on his way to the TOP of the Country chart. Can he go ALL THE WAY? He will if I can have anything to say about it. Join my movement! Our campaign to take "Don't Come Lookin'" to #1. Who's with me? Where would Jackson like to go to celebrate IF and WHEN this happens? That and much more this time on the Michael J Pod.

Billy Dean topped the Country Charts in the 90's and STILL has lots to sing about today!

I'll be hosting Billy dean in concert to benefit Talisman Therapeutic Riding this weekend. Great to catch up with Billy to hear how things are going in his world. From dealing with hurricanes at his home in Florida to talking about his musical inspiration with a dad who served in WWII, Billy covers a wide variety of topics in this podcast. One of the most respected singer, songwriters in 90's Nashville Country, Billy took Music Row by storm forty years ago and is just as passionate about story telling to this day. Great conversation with a super nice guy! - MIchael J Find out more about the charity his show is benefitting here https://www.talismantherapeuticriding.org/

What you need to know to PICK THE WINNINNG Powerball Numbers from a LOTTERY Staffer!

The Powerball jackpot is one of the biggest ever now at 800 MILLION dollars. What is the BEST way of picking the winning numbers? AND....What do you nned to know about this life changing jackpot? I've got the answers for you from Seth Elkin, The Assistant Director of Communications at the Maryland Lottery!

How Long did it take Lainey Wilson's producer to BEEP ME on the Michael J Podcast

Lainey Wilson is EVERYWHERE. SIX count them SIX (more than anyone ) CMA nominations, a new album out on the 10/28/22 called Bell Bottom Country and now she's starring in season five of 'Yellowstone' too! Dang. Now I actually find out I get extra time with Lainey on the radio phoner too! It was only supposed to be 6 minutes on conversation but they agreed to let me talk with her until they couldn't take anymore. LOL. How long did I last? Let's see.

Chris Young Has BIG NEWS to Share for the 5.5 Million people who are taking care of our Veterans

In a moment of serendipidty, just moments after learning of the passing of a true Country Music Legend, Ms. Loretta Lynn, Country Star Chris Young who was scheduled to check in with me, shared his thoughts about this sad news. Chris also shared his mission of supporting the 5.5 MILLION Americans who have found themselves becoming caregivers for our nation's veterans along with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. All the info on how you can see a show Chris has planned to help this organization whether or not you can make it to Washington, DC on October 19th. Go to Hidden-Heroes-dot-org and click on the registration link at the top to get tickets or register for the FREE virtual show (direct link here to Copy and paste https://web.cvent.com/event/3bc39fd8-851f-4206-a15c-77466cca9ad6/summary?locale=en-US&tm=XnvafmARDWgYucufYrbgf2qqqexVlmDQ65Me_W47mo4)

JOE NICHOLS checks in on the Michael J POD

Joe Nichols, one of my favorite country stars, because of his honesty and willingness to talk about whatever reveals his wife is jealous of him because he manages to get out of speeding tickets time and time again! She on the other hand never gets a break! Joe shares the story and updates us on his latest Country and his courrent tour!