Award-winning broadcaster and podcaster, Candy O’Terry and Music City Mentor, Jacy Dawn Valeras have released another episode in their joint podcast project, Country Music Success Stories with Candy O’Terry. The new podcast is an intimate Music Row conversation with multi-award winner and Country Music icon, Crystal Gayle as she discusses her career and shares stories about her infamous long hair and one of her most recognized songs, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” Subscribe to the podcast here and listen on all podcast platforms here.
“I really enjoyed visiting with Candy O’Terry and Jacy Dawn Valeras at my Music Row studio to record our chat for Candy’s podcast. We hit it off right away and had fun talking about my career and personal life and my adventures navigating through the music business” shared Crystal Gayle “I love Candy’s approach and personality and especially her friendship.”
“If I had a dime for every time I played “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” on Magic 106.7/WMJX Boston I’d be a rich woman! There’s magic in that song because it wears so well and never gets old,” expressed Candy O’Terry. “Yes, Crystal’s hair is so long it touches the floor, and we did talk about how long it takes to wash it. What you will learn in this interview is that Crystal Gayle is truly grateful for her success, and she doesn’t take a minute of her career for granted. This is a story for everyone to hear.”
“I have known Crystal Gayle for more than half of my life. I met her when I was only 14” stated Jacy Dawn Valeras. “Her story has always inspired me and this interview is a wonderful look into the life of a woman who has paved the way and opened doors for so many women, in both country & pop music.”
Future guests will include Karen Staley and Lori McKenna along with many others, including surprise guests along the way.
The popular podcast made its debut on in the top #25 on Apple Podcasts USA Music Interviews Chart and has been picked up by iHeartMedia, the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally and RADIO.COM which is powered by Entercom, the 2nd largest radio group in the country and the top podcast producer which includes 800+ streaming stations across the US.
In this Nashville based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to succeed in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor and Founder of Platinum Circle Media, Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.
After spending a week together in Nashville with the idea of doing a 4-part series for O’Terry’s award-winning podcast and radio program The Story Behind Her Success, the two realized that the city was rich with stories to tell and that a platform for music industry stories, combined with the rich content Valeras had accumulated through her YouTube series, might be a hit.
As life-long singers and country music fans, Candy & Jacy have a clear vision of the guests they seek.
“We’re on the lookout for women and men who aren’t afraid to tell the world how they got to where they are today in the music business….including the good times when they were riding high, and the bad times when they were on the verge of giving up. These stories are meant to teach and inspire others to take a chance on living their dreams.”