Ashok Rajamani talks to Bob about his memoir The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story.
Next, Ronnie Dunn spent 20 years as “The Voice” behind the hit superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn. Now, a year after the two amicably split to pursue solo careers, Dunn is touring behind his solo album, Ronnie Dunn. He speaks with Bob about what’s driving him to start over as a “new artist” after being part of one of popular music’s most successful acts. His song “Cost of Livin” is nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Finally, Bob speaks with musician Bonnie Raitt. In 1970, Raitt took a leave of absence from Radcliffe College to embark on her first tour — with The Rolling Stones. Needless to say, she did not return to school. Raitt’s soulful vocals and scathing slide guitar work have been praised by roots music aficionados for years. Raitt has won 9 Grammy Awards and her newest album Slipstream has just been nominated for Best Americana Album. [Broadcast Date: February 6, 2013]