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The latest podcast of the Country Music Success Stories hosted by Candy O’Terry with Jacy Dawn Valeras is out now. The podcast is with country music star Sara Evans as the current guest. Country Music Success Stories is fast becoming a popular podcast. Subscribe to the podcast here and listen on all podcast platforms here.
Candy O’Terry said her interview with Sara Evans was possibly her favorite. When O’Terry and Valeras pulled up to Sara Evans’ home they were greeted at the door by the star with a warm hug and welcoming smile. They knew from the start the time with Sara Evans would be special. The pair were not disappointed. Both women stated that Sara is one of their idols and it was truly a career highlight for the podcasters. They both had only positive things to say about Evans. “Having the opportunity to sit down and talk with Sara, an artist I have personally admired for so long, was truly a career highlight for me.” shared Jacy Dawn Valeras. “The wisdom and advice she graciously and honestly gave me to pass along to our listeners have been one of my favorite moments of the podcast thus far.” “This might be my favorite interview so far,” stated Candy O’Terry.
Sara Evans is a success story. Her personal story blew the podcast duo away. Evans is a multiplatinum entertainer. She has acquired many accolades and awards during the past two decades. Among the many awards bestowed on Sara Evans including the Top Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. Sara has also received many nominations for Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and CMTs. The CMAs awarded her Video of the Year for “Born to Fly.” Her latest release Copy That was released by her own Born To Fly Records. The 13-song collection spans six decades and highlights some iconic songs in country and pop music. These songs have inspired Sara in her life and career. In 2020, Sara Evans collaborated with her children, Avery and Olivia Barker, for The Barker Family Band. Sara also released her memoir, Born to Fly, in September 2020 through Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Born to Fly has Sara Evans opening up and sharing stories not only about her career and what it is like living in the spotlight, but about what inspires her and how her faith keeps her strong.
The idea for the podcast, Country Music Success Stories, originated from a four-part series for O’Terry’s award-winning podcast and radio program, The Story Behind Her Success. The two women realized while spending two weeks together in Nashville that the city was full of stories from around the industry just waiting to be told. As life-long artists themselves as well as country music fans, Candy and Jacy have a clear vision of the guests they interview. “We’re on the lookout for women and men who aren’t afraid to tell the world how they got to where they are today in the music business.” These stories can include times when the individuals were experiencing success, to the times they were ready to give up. “These stories are meant to teach and inspire others to take a chance on living their dreams.” Future guests of the Country Music Success Stories podcasts will include Jim Messina, Bill Anderson, John Schneider, Jim Vest, Chris Lindsey, Pam Lewis, and many others. Past guests have included Collin Raye, Aimee Mayo, John and Robin Berry, Steve Dorff, Naomi Judd, Jeannie Seely, Crystal Gayle, Lori McKenna, Karen Staley, Kent Blazy, Larry Strickland, T.G. Sheppard, and Kelly Lang. In 2021, Valeras and O’Terry formed Two Dreams Entertainment, LLC with a vision to expand their brand through the creation of a robust website: countrymusicsuccessstories.com, YouTube channel, vlog, and educational summits for the next generation of country music stars.
Candy O’Terry was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. Candy goes straight to the top in the music industry for each interview for every episode. She can dive into what it takes to succeed in the industry. O’Terry is known as Boston’s Beloved Radio Voice, she spent 25 years on the air at Magic 106.7/WMJX. Candy O’Terry is a focused storyteller. She is known for her unique ability to turn an interview into an easy conversation.
Candy is no stranger to acting in addition to singing. Always a performer she is a highly sought-after public speaker communications coach, emcee, voice-over talent, influencer, and endorser.
Jacy Dawn Valeras has spent her entire career focused on both the performance and the business side of country music. Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to how to build a network in the music business. Jacy was born and raised in Boston. She has performed since her early teens, opening for country music legends like Reba and Willie at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden, the Bluebird Café, and the Texas Troubadour Theatre. Voice issues caused Jacy to switch gears and focus on content creation along with social media marketing as well as graphic design. In 2012, Valeras launched her Nashville-based company, Platinum Circle Media. She also created and hosts a popular YouTube series, Music City Mentor. Jacy Dawn shares her wisdom with rising artists and has developed a unique platform devoted to mentorship with over 250 thousand views and counting. In 2021, Valeras and O’Terry formed Two Dreams Entertainment, LLC with a vision to expand their brand through the creation of a robust website: countrymusicsuccessstories.com, YouTube channel, vlog, and educational summits for the next generation of country music stars.
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