While many of you were enjoying the great music and good vibes of Countryfest 2017 this past Saturday, Chrissy and I had a chance to sit down with a few of country music's biggest stars to talk about some of the things that define their character and help make their music so relatable.  Rodney Atkins spoke nothing but absolute truths about meeting his mom for the first time and founding out that he had a brother who was doing "life" in prison.  Check out the exclusive audio here.

One of the things I appreciate more than anything else is an artist or performer who's real and authentic.  You can't fake passion, struggle, or humility.  Country music is filled with incredible stories much like the one that Rodney Atkins shared with us at Countryfest.  These honest and real moments (shared willingly) give us a little more insight into what make makes them tick, and yet another reason why we connect so much with their music.