Brothers Osborne – 01.10.19
Brothers Osborne kick off their 2019 tour tonight at The Riv in Chicago, so it was fun to chat with TJ beforehand and catch up on life, the holidays, “The Christmas Miracle of East Nashville,” what he really thinks about #DryJanuary & much more >>>>>
Cody Whitehair of the Chicago Bears – 11.07.18
Cody Whitehair from the Bears called me today to chat all about his favorite country star Luke Combs, the Bears’ #SaluteToService week, their efforts towards recognizing all the great work our veterans have done for our country, why the 30th annual Bears Coat Drive is so important at this time of year + much more >>>>
Sam Hunt – 08.29.18
Before his name dominates the Wrigley Field marquee on Saturday, Sam Hunt called me today during #DrewsHOTLunch to chat about his favorite summer memory this year, what his fans are obsessing about right now, baseball food, vacations & much more >>>>>>
Kane Brown – 07.15.18
Kane Brown does what when he walks into a bar and sees the jukebox? What’s the ONE thing his fiance is letting him plan for their wedding? This and so much more in our backstage conversation from #US99WindyCitySmokeout Sunday afternoon >>>>
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line – 04.10.18
Tyler from Florida Georgia Line called Drew from his back porch in Nashville to catch up on all things Chicago, ACMs. Old Camp Whiskey, LakeShake, fatherhood, the collaboration they’re still aiming for (WOW!) and so much more >>>>
Welz Kauffman from Ravinia Festival – 03.14.18
Personal butler service? A new helipad? Dining on stage with the performers? Just some of the FUN action we chatted about this morning … it’s #RaviniaDay and the lineup is spectacular.
We talk about Sugarland, 80s night, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy & so much more >>>
Craig Morgan – 03.09.18
We’ve been fans of Craig Morgan for years … he called me this morning to talk about his new TV show starring his entire family, how the healing process continues following the accidental death of his son in 2016, new music for us this year & even his secret passion … beekeeping! >>>>>
Midland – 02.16.18
I love Friday surprises like this … found out Midland was coming in at 11:30a at about 9:45a!
Mark, Jess & Cam are opening for Little Big Town tonight – we talked about that, oysters for Valentine’s Day, how Garth Brooks’ words for them meant so much last year, what they want to try overseas next month at the #C2C Festival & so much more >>>>>
Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry – 02.08.18
I’ve been a fan of Montgomery Gentry for years … from the racetrack years ago to Joe’s Live in 2016!
With a new album and the band back on tour after the tragic accident that took Troy from us last September, Eddie had a lot to talk about >>>>>
Cody Whitehair from the Chicago Bears – 11.10.17
Ahead of the Bears/Packers game this Sunday, Cody called me this morning to chat about this weekend’s “Salute to Service” theme & why it’s so important to the Bears to recognize our veterans + how Cody spent his bye weekend off & much more >>>>>
Blake Shelton – 11.03.17
The new album “Texoma Shore” is out today, so Blake dialed me up to chat. We only had 3 minutes (!) so I called an audible and the result? Blake & Drew’s Epic 3-Minute Playlist >>>>
Toby Keith – 09.12.17
I’ve been a fan of Toby Keith for years and his latest project, is, well, 100% authentic Toby Keith!
His new album “The Bus Songs” [available everywhere now] is a collection of songs Toby wrote backstage, on tour, on the bus with all the guys after the concerts were over.
Listen as we chat about why his new “Golfer” song is long overdue, his greatest concert moment EVER, how a Willie Nelson cameo in the “Wacky Tobacky” happened & much more >>>>>
Kip Moore – 09.06.17
From the “Sunny and 105” shores of Jamaica, Kip Moore called Drew this morning to chat about his new album “Slowheart” which is out FRIDAY!
Listen as they talk about his life-changing vacation earlier this year, why his fans know him so well, how he landed TWO shows for US*99 in the same night next week (!), why he can’t walk past Foot Locker any more plus the band he thinks YOU should start listening to …
Cody Whitehair of the Chicago Bears – 09.05.17
Are you ready for Bears vs Falcons this Sunday? The Miller Lite Chicago Bears Block Party on Saturday afternoon too?
I am, and so is Cody Whitehair, our star offensive line rookie who’s back in 2017!
Listen as Cody shares with us their philosophy this season, why his jersey is on Page 2 (not 1!?!?!) of NFLShop.com, which country stars blew him away this summer when he took his wife on an anniversary #RoadTrip & much more …
Pat O’Donnell of the Chicago Bears – 06.08.17
The PNC Chicago Bears 5K is coming up Saturday, June 24th and you can still register HERE (click)!
Punter Pat O’Donnell called Drew this afternoon to chat about his favorite country stars, the song he sings on the field every day (and how the guys keep telling him to can it!), which backstage atmosphere was incredible last month, how he’s going to take on my son Roy in the Bears’ Kids Dash & much more >>>>>>>
Lee Brice – 04.27.17
Lee Brice called Drew this afternoon to chat about the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (an organization supporting the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans) … right now, you have a chance to see him in an intimate backyard BBQ setting by entering to win at GoSeeLee.com (click ) !
We also chatted about his granddaddy’s recipes for his July Sunday night headliner slot at our US*99 #WindyCitySmokeOut ::: lots of laughs here >>>>>>>
Jason Aldean – 03.10.17
Jason Aldean’s May 13th concert is on sale now, so he called Drew to chat about that, his new puppy “Boss,” why he felt he needed some extra time off this winter, exactly what percentage Irish he is for St. Patrick’s Day partying & much more ——–>
Garth Brooks – 03.10.17
When Garth Brooks comes back to Champaign for the first time in 20 years, a few folks want to go. Turns out they crashed the ENTIRE Ticketmaster system (and the whole internet too!).
At least he gave me his personal cell phone number to order tickets for now …
Tyler Farr – 02.17.17
Tyler Farr is headlining our US*99 Keith Relief next weekend at Joe’s Bar & he called me this morning (from bed!) to chat about it …
What did he call Jonathan Toews the first time they met? Where was he when the Stanley Cup made a visit to his concert? What does he have planned for 2017?
Get the full scoop in our conversation here ———>
Martina McBride – 02.03.17
ICYMI, we had a fun conversation with Martina McBride on Friday before her CMT Next Women Of Country concert with Lauren Alaina & Maggie Rose at Chicago Theatre!
Listen below as we chat about holiday vacation, 2017 goals, why her Christmas lights are still up (!) and much more ——–>
RaeLynn – 01.25.17
RaeLynn was just named one of 2017’s Billboard Magazine’s Ones To Watch … and we are thrilled for her, because that many more people are going to know how fabulous we already know she is!
Listen below as she calls Drew to talk about the upcoming Blake Shelton show at Allstate Arena on 3/17, how we’re supposed to coordinate our outfits that day, the complexities of Green Beer & so much more ——>
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