A forthcoming podcast series “Country Mile,” being produced by The Tennessean (part of the USA TODAY NETWORK) and Belmont University, will tape a one-of-a-kind discussion about the craft of songwriting with country icon Garth Brooks and rising star Ashley McBryde live on Belmont’s campus August 21 at 5 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.
Garth Brooks is the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history thanks to the songs he sings – many of which he wrote. Ashley McBryde, the Academy of Country Music’s reigning New Female Vocalist, is one of the hottest voices in country music and one of the genre’s most compelling storytellers.
The multi-part “Country Mile” podcast series, recorded at some of Nashville’s most iconic venues, will also feature Marty Stuart, Chris Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, High Valley, Vince Gill, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Tenille Townes and more participating in conversations about the genre. “Country Mile” is scheduled to be released in the weeks leading up to the debut of the long-awaited Ken Burns’s documentary, “Country Music,” on September 15 of which Belmont is a sponsor. The podcast will be available on iTunes, Spotify and online throughout the USA TODAY Network.
The evening conversation with Brooks and McBryde is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, which are available now while supplies last, visit www.belmont.edu/countrymile.