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In an intimate one-on one setting, Lindsay Czarniak invites her guests, who also happen to be the biggest "players" in country music, to reflect on perhaps the only thing as important to them as music...sports! Join Lindsay as she leads her guests in conversation about the significance of sports in their lives and how that has impacted their personal journey, revealing more about the passions, motivations, and inspirations behind these artists.
Sara Evans - "I just wanted to move to Nashville and become Loretta lynn"
Sara Evans may have the best arm out of any female country artist. Just ask her husband and former Alabama football star Jay Barker. I’m this episode Sara sits down for a candid conversation about what it takes to make it to the top in country music. She talks sports and and family and also shares her thoughts on the sport of staying relevant and the frustrations facing many women in the country music industry.
|Dec 11, 2018|
Darius Rucker - "For the rest of my life, when you mention me in country music, you might mention Charlie Pride. That's pretty awesome."
Lindsay sits down and talks to Darius Rucker about his love of golf, his career in country music and of course the highly anticipated Hootie and the Blowfish tour.
|Dec 04, 2018|
Scotty McCreery - "You kinda have to go around things sometimes to get to the final destination"
Country artist and former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery still calls North Carolina home and he still has to constantly explain why he’s a New England sports fan. In this episode, McCreery shares his northeastern sports obsession and how just like a pro player, he had to battle unexpected challenges that he says have only made him stronger. That setback propelled him to take an unprecedented gamble in the industry that ended up changing the trajectory of his career.
|Nov 27, 2018|
Lee Brice - “I want the songs to wrap you up in a way that blows your mind.”
In this conversation, CMA award winning singer/songwriter Lee Brice opens up about his journey as walk on turned starter of one of the most prestigious college football programs in the country to one of the most respected talents in country music. He takes us behind the scenes of his daily life including the injury that ended his dreams on the field and the “backup” he brought in to help seal the deal the day he met his future wife.
|Nov 20, 2018|
Chris Young - "I could have run up and down the street without any clothes on”
“In this episode country star Chris Young opens up about his pre show superstition that he can’t do without and the one moment in his career he would have considered running down the streets without any clothes on. Oh yes and he dishes about his beloved Cowboys (even if Lindsay’s team is better)”
|Nov 13, 2018|
Cole Swindell - “If you’re gonna bet on somebody, you gotta bet on yourself”
In this episode, Cole Swindell talks about how his dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball player morphed into “playing” stadiums as a country music star. (Who knew it all started with karaoke!) Swindell shares his journey from athlete to artist and how the tragedy of unexpectedly losing his father along the way has shaped the career of one of country musics’ hottest young stars.
|Nov 06, 2018|
Introduction to Players with Lindsay Czarniak
In an intimate one-on one setting, Lindsay Czarniak invites her guests, who also happen to be the biggest "players" in country music, to reflect on perhaps the only thing as important to them as music...sports! Join Lindsay as she leads her guests in conversation about the significance of sports in their lives and how that has impacted their personal journey, revealing more about the passions, motivations, and inspirations behind these artists. Coming November 6th.
|Oct 26, 2018|