Available Episodes Feature Tyler Farr, Dylan Scott, Jon Langston and Rhett Akins, More Top Stars to Come
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 7, 2019) – The Outdoor Sportsman Group, consisting of the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, recently announced the Country Outdoors Podcast featuring fan-favorite country stars discussing their outdoor passions. Hosted by outdoor enthusiasts and country music fans themselves, Mary O’Neill and Mitch Petrie, the podcast promises to give listeners a unique opportunity to hear an often unheard side of well-known artists. With a different featured artist each episode, season one has featured Tyler Farr, Jon Langston, Dylan Scott and, today, ACM Songwriter of the Decade Rhett Akins. Future guests are listed below and the podcast can be listened to on listeners’ favorite platform by going to Country-Outdoors.com.
“It’s no secret that the biggest stars in country music live an active outdoor lifestyle; our new podcast is a platform for artists to share their stories, influences and passion for the outdoors with like-minded fans,” said co-host Mitch Petrie, adding “our goal with the podcast is to bring fans of country music and the outdoors together, and to inspire listeners to get outside, educate themselves and participate in hunting, shooting and fishing.”
“We are honored that so many artists have embraced our podcast and can’t wait to share their stories with a broader global audience,” expressed co-host Mary O’Neill.
Each episode features insightful interviews with top artists who will share their accounts of the outdoors that have inspired their music and lives. Mary O’Neill is known for her work with the Outdoors Channel on various shows including hosting “For Love or Likes.” Mitch Petrie serves as the VP of Programming for Outdoor Sportsman Group and has developed and shepherded shows like “Wicked Tuna,” “Deer Week” and “Wild Boar Fever,” just to name a few.
Early sponsors of the podcast include MyOutdoorTV.com, the global leader in streaming of outdoor-television programming, and Twisted X, a creator of comfortable, hand-crafted footwear for men, women, children and infants. For More information visit www.motv.com and www.twistedx.com.
Country Outdoors Available Episodes:
Ep. 0 – Sneak Peek, introducing Mary and Mitch
Ep. 1 – Tyler Farr – “I am a hunter!”
Ep. 2 – Jon Langston – Deer Week Special
Ep. 3 – Dylan Scott – Bayou Stock Edition
Ep. 4 – Rhett Akins – Songwriter of the Decade
*New Episodes Available Every Monday*
About Country Outdoors
Country Outdoors authentically explores the outdoors and the stories of the biggest artists in Country Music. The hosts, Mary O’Neill and Mitch Petrie have quickly caught the attention of notable country artists, their fans and outdoor enthusiasts. Mary O’Neill is originally from South Wales, Australia, and grew up spending much of her weekends at her parents cattle farm venturing around and riding dirtbikes. Along with her passion for the outdoors, Mary has always had an affinity for the entertainment industry and country music. Mary has been trailblazing her own path in entertainment for 11 years, including working with a variety of Film, TV, reality and radio projects. She has since made amazing headway in growing strong relationships with country artists through one of her main expeditions in launching her own digital platform in 2015, “Honey on the Railroad,” which included her hosting filmed interviews of country musicians. Mitch Petrie grew up in Mankato, Minn. and as a child spent his summers on the lake, cultivating his passion for fishing which later grew further into a love for hunting and the outdoors overall. Not only does Mitch have skills in whipping up a fresh rabbit stew, he also has experience working in the outdoor entertainment industry. He was first connected to the production field through a buddy that he met when he was working for a manufacturing company for shooting range products, Steve Puppe. They then became partners with Steve in producing a show called “Wardens” on the Outdoor Channel. Most of his work was behind the scenes in handling the camera or managing the business aspects of the program. Petrie has always been energized both by the outdoors and by the people who write, play and enjoy country music. With his well-rounded interests, experiences, and network he has helped cultivate this engaging podcast that creates a unique avenue for artists to engage their outdoorsmen fan bases, while listeners can encounter their favorite country singers in a more personal, unique way. Artists featured in the first season include Tyler Farr, Jon Langston, Dylan Scott, Craig Campbell, Jordan Davis, Craig Morgan and LOCASH, amongst others. For more information go to country-outdoors.com.
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