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The Listening Room Cafe became a little more outdoorsy on Tuesday night when Country Outdoors debuted their new monthly writers round concert series. Knocking it out of the park for the opening night with Drake White, Meghan Patrick, Dillon Carmichael and Faren Rachels the room was filled with good vibes, some tears and a whole lot of inspiration. The stage was even decorated to feel like you were in the wilderness sitting ‘round a campfire with your friends.
“This has been a dream of mine, to put on a show like this, since I moved to Nashville. Funny enough, Drake White actually encouraged me to make the move here and chase my hosting dreams when I met him in Australia five years ago. It’s all come full circle. I’m excited and honored to be working with some fantastic artists to provide them with a platform to share their music and stories from their outdoor experiences. Whether you surf, fish, hunt or garden, we are all connected through the outdoors and music and I want this show to celebrate that!” said host Mary O’Neill Phillips.
For those that were unable to attend, a portion of the event was recorded and will be available on countryoutdoors.com.
It wasn’t just a great night for music, the audience were treated to several prizes from sponsors Twisted X Boots and Wilson’s Taxidermy! Other sponsors for the night included Camping World, Mossy Oak and Nomad Outdoor.
The Country Outdoors Writers Round will be held once a month throughout 2020 with special precautions being made to ensure proper social distancing for artists and guests as well as complying with all state and local requirements for events during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
About Country Outdoors Country Outdoors authentically explores the outdoors and the stories of the biggest artists in Country Music. The hosts, Mary O’Neill Phillips and Mitch Petrie have quickly caught the attention of notable country artists, their fans and outdoor enthusiasts. Mary O’Neill is originally from New 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 countryoutdoors.com.
About Mary O’Neill Phillips Mary O’Neill Phillips is an Australian entertainer and Outdoorswoman who has worked across a range of dramatic, radio and lifestyle programs. Splitting her time between Nashville, Springfield, Missouri and Australia, Mary has built a strong reputation in the world of country music through her digital platform, Honey On The Railroad. She has worked many of the industry’s biggest events as a blogger, red-carpet host and on-air personality on several major television networks. Her faith, good humor and work ethic have been crucial to her perseverance in the entertainment industry for the better part of 12 years in Australia and the United States. Hailing from Bronte NSW Australia, Mary’s Australian accent and indomitable spirit are her trademarks.http://www.countryschatter.com/2020/08/country-outdoors-launches-live-series-with-dillon-carmichael-meghan-patrick-drake-white-and-faren-rachels/Concert InfoPress Releasecamping world,Country Outdoors,Dillon Carmichael,Drake White,Faren Rachels,Meghan Patrick,Mossy Oak,Nomad Outdoor,The Listening Room Cafe,Twixted X Boots,Wilsonn's Taxidermy