It’s hard to believe 2022 is almost over.
As we approach the new year, you know we love to bring you tons of great lists and end-of-year content, and our Top 40 Country Albums of 2022 list will be here very soon.
But in addition to tons of great music coming out this year, we had a lot of our favorite artists on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast to talk about it, as well as giving some great insight into their lives and what inspires them.
And while of course, I would tell you to go back and listen to all of the ones you might’ve missed, I decided to narrow down my top 10 favorite episodes from this year.
Make sure you give ’em a download for your flight home, that three-hour drive to grandma’s house for Christmas dinner, or whatever holiday travel and plans you have this year.
Let’s get into it:
10. Justin Moore
Justin talked parenting, living in his hometown in Arkansas, writing “Bait a Hook” about Ben Roethlisberger and much more. Listen HERE.
9. Hailey Whitters
Hailey talked growing up in Iowa, her grandfather the “Grassman,” touring with Jon Pardi and much more. Listen HERE.
8. Ronnie Dunn
The great Ronnie Dunn talked music videos with Dale Earnhardt, the only time he fought with Kix Brooks, hog hunting from a helicopter and much more. Listen HERE.
7. Randall King
Randall talked small town West Texas and keeping his Texas license, transitioning to Nashville, the wild high speed chase that ended at his show and much more. Listen HERE.
6. American Aquarium
Frontman BJ Barham talked about the current state of mainstream country music, his relationship with the guys of Turnpike Troubadours, his new studio album Chicamacomico and much more. Listen HERE.
5. Kolby Cooper
Kolby talked about the great Waylon Jennings, being a dad and raising toddlers, smoking a joint ahead of his Grand Ole Opry debut and much more. Listen HERE.
4. Riley Green
Riley talked about his most memorable hunts, his go-to drink on stage, opening for Luke Combs on his world tour next year and much more. Listen HERE.
3. Jon Pardi
Kicking off my top three favorite’s, the always-funny Jon Pardi got into the upside to a hangover and how he cures one, his new Pardi Batch 112 Bourbon, hanging out with Kid Rock and much more.
If you want some great laughs, listen HERE.
2. Ben Burgess
Our most recent episode, Ben stopped by the podcast for the first time to talk about his debut studio album Tears the Size of Texas, getting out of a bad recording contract and moving to Nashville to pursue country music, writing for people like Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers and Morgan Wallen and much more.
Ben is a great storyteller and is so candid and funny, so definitely make sure you check that one out HERE.
1. Koe Wetzel
And for my favorite podcast episode of the year, Koe Wetzel stopped by not long before the release of Hell Paso to talk about his version of the wild strip club story with Parker McCollum, getting arrested in New Braunfels, Texas, his vision for the country album he’s working on now and much more.
Koe is of course very entertaining and always has some great and wild stories for us, so if you somehow missed it back in August, make sure you give it a listen HERE.
You certainly won’t regret it…
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