Ken’s Country: New podcast originating from the Outer Banks features stars of country music

Published 6:10 pm Sunday, February 19, 2023

There’s a new podcast originating from the Outer Banks: the “Ken’s Country” Podcast.

Ken Mann, host of the Carolina Morning radio show in the 1990s, now host the new podcast. The Carolina Morning show, which broadcast from Nags Head to the Outer Banks and Northeast North Carolina, featured the latest country music hits and all-time country classics. Each year the broadcast team would travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the week preceding the Country Music Awards. There, they would broadcast interviews with the stars who gave us a decade of great music. The interviews were taped live at Emerald Studios, backstage at the Grand Old Opry and other CMA week events, such as the ASCAP awards, the Nashville Songwriter’s awards and the Country Music Radio Awards.

Most all of the interviews were digitally recorded, so now you can enjoy them again on the “Ken’s Country” Podcast. Each show begins with a description of what was taking place, at the time of the interview and includes an update as to what the artists have been doing and where they are today. Some have continued to record and tour, while others have retired and settled down and some others have passed on.

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Interviews with North Carolina’s Randy Travis, Faith Hill, The King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, The Kinleys and Marty Stuart are already published. Randy Travis talks of his time growing up in the Tar Heel State and Marty Stuart recalls a time on Hatteras when the northeast wind kicked up and the Kinley twins remember fondly filming their first music video in Corolla. Podcast host Ken Mann said “We have over 100 interviews and plan on adding one or more to the podcast each week.

The country stars talk about their songs, their family, and their connections to the Outer Banks and North Carolina. The show can be heard on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeart, Google and more. Enter “Ken’s Country” Podcast, in the search window and take a step back into country music history.