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Country Heat Weekly

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The Country Heat Weekly podcast, hosted by Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson, brings Amazon Music's Country Heat playlist to life. Every week Kelly and Amber deliver the vibrant world of country from Nashville to Austin and beyond – entertaining listeners with today's top tracks, sharing country music news, sitting down with beloved artists, celebrating country music history, and highlighting future stars.

119 Episodes
Eavesdrop on old friends as Carly Pearce steps into the Center Stage Spotlight with a live audience. Fresh off the release of her stellar new album "Hummingbird" Carly reveals the back stories on song creation and the behind the scenes magic on the cover art. Plus she shares what Tim McGraw is REALLY like on tour and a special moment with Faith Hill. Kelly and Amber get the best stories about Carly's dogs Johnny and June - much to Carly's embarrassment!Stream Carly Pearce's Album Hummingbird here: Sutton on IG: @theKellySuttonAmber Anderson on IG: @heyitsAmberASee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
In the first of four live tapings from CMA Fest, Thomas Rhett spills the tea on his upcoming new album "For A Woman." From the writing to the recording to when he lets his wife hear the music, Kelly and Amber get all the scoop - including why TR can't coach his daughters' sports teams and why Lauren is a super hero.Pre-Save "For A Woman" on Amazon Music now. Release date: August 23, 2024.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Ready or not, CMA Fest 2024 is here! Kelly and Amber have some inside scoop on Nissan Stadium performances, and how you can join our LIVE podcast tapings! Plus go behind the scenes of a very special night with Kelsea Ballerini and Trisha Yearwood, and check out new releases from Kameron Marlowe, Terri Clark and Chris Housman.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
It's almost time for Country Music's Biggest Party - CMA Fest! To get you ready for our live series from Fan Fair X, we're bringing you an encore of last year's live episode with Brothers Osborne! You'll laugh a LOT, we promise.If you are in town for CMA Fest 2024 don't miss Country Heat Weekly LIVE Tapings with Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Carly Pearce and Nate Smith. Friday-Sunday in Fan Fair X.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
We're back in Nashville and brought SO many exclusive interviews from backstage at the ACM Awards with us! We got to hug Lainey Wilson moments after her historic win for Entertainer of the Year, talk to Chris and Morgane Stapleton about their partnership, and check in with Dan + Shay about reclaiming their Duo of the Year title. That just scratches the surface of all the scop Kelly and Amber brought back from Texas so check out the full episode!The 59th ACM Awards are available to stream on demand on Amazon Prime Video or Amazon Freevie.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Everything you need to know about Country Music's Party of the Year! Kelly and Amber are podcasting deep in the heart of Texas for the 59th ACM Awards - hosted by Reba McEntire. Listen as they chat with nominees, performers and early winners ahead of Thursday night's Awards! Plus get a sneak peek at performances from Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett and more.The ACM Awards are free to stream all around the world on Prime Video or Twitch - visit for more info.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
With just a week to go until the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, Kelly and Amber are gearing up for the big event the best way they know how - by chatting with this year's host, Reba McEntire! What kind of "Fancy" outfits will this country queen bring to the stage this year? What will her performance look like? Are the nerves kicking in yet? We answer all these burning questions and more!Country Music's Party of the Year takes place Thursday May 16 and airs live from Texas on Prime Video. Tune in starting at 7pm ET to catch Amber and Kelly hosting the Red Carpet Show!More info: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Kelly and Amber are back from Stagecoach and brought a wagon load of exclusive interviews with them! When will we get new music from Hardy? What's Miranda Lambert's take on the Music Industry? What does Wiz Khalfia think about country music? They'll answer all of those questions and more as they recap California's Country Music Festival.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The list of things we have to talk about with Jelly Roll is LONG: His first trip to Stagecoach. Collaborating with T-Pain for Amazon Music. Honoring a country music legend. The four ACM Awards Nominations he forgets he has. Rodeos. Tattoos. Headlining Madison Square Garden.Pull up a chair and put on your comfy slippers (like Jelly!) to listen in as Kelly and Amber catch up on everything that's cooking in Jelly's world, including the latest on new music.Tune in this weekend (April 26-28) as Kelly and Amber host the exclusive Stagecoach live stream available on both Prime Video and See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Season 5 Premiere!

Season 5 Premiere!


Did you miss us? Because we missed you! Kelly and Amber are BACK in the Country Heat house in Nashville for Season 5! We dig into Beyoncé's just-released "Cowboy Carter" album and the impact it's making for Black country artists. We also explore Amazon Music's new "Bonfire" playlist and hear Darius Rucker's response to some of our burning questions. Plus Amber shares BTS scoop from her road trip to see tour stops for Jordan Davis, Luke Combs, Kane Brown & Tyler Hubbard.NEXT WEEK: Jelly Roll will be making a return to the podcast to talk about his 4 ACM Nominations, playing Stagecoach, and his upcoming tour. You won't want to miss it!Kelly and Amber will be anchoring the exclusive Livestream for Stagecoach Music Festival 2024 - April 26-28 on Prime Video or the Amazon Music channel on Twitch. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
We catch up with Jon Pardi in a festive conversation where he shares the inspiration behind new holiday album, "Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi." We find out what he's gifting his baby girl Presley for her first Christmas, why he didn't record an Elvis song, and who his secret Christmas helper is! Along with all the holiday talk, we explored some of the changes Jon is making in his life in 2024, including sobriety, a new skin care regimen and taking a different approach to making his next album. Be the first to hear who his new producer is! Plus, with this is our last episode of 2023, it only felt right that Kelly & Amber take some time to look back on the year with our Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist to Watch family. Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Maddie & Tae bring their Christmas spirit into the studio for the first episode of December! This year they dropped the extended version of their holiday EP, "We Need Christmas," so we had to explore their Christmas traditions while also getting an inside look into how they are celebrating this season as first-time parents. Plus, we hear all about their recent experience at the White House, from meeting the President to getting advice from founding member of the Eagles, Joe Walsh. Kelly & Amber also share what some of your favorite country stars have on their dream boards for 2024 and celebrate Scotty McCreery's Christmas gift from Garth!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
ENCORE: Megan Moroney

ENCORE: Megan Moroney


What a year it's been for Breakthrough Artist to Watch Megan Moroney! We recap it all and rewind to January when we first got to know the Georgia girl who was wearing Tennessee Orange!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Back-to-Back Garth Brooks? YES! Garth is back to share even more about his Exclusive Amazon Music Live concert from his new bar, Friends in Low Places. Plus just in time for Thanksgiving, we get some of Trisha Yearwood’s turkey cooking tips and dig into all the country music/football related news.Don't miss Kelly and Amber hosting the Black Friday AML pre-show at 6pm ET / 5pm CT at See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
There's only ONE place to stream Garth's new single with Ronnie Dunn, and that's Amazon Music! Get the back story on how these two Okies got together - and how far back their history goes! Plus all the inside scoop about Garth's Exclusive Amazon Music Live concert from his new bar, Friends in Low Places, Kelly & Amber also dig into the latest Nashville happenings like Dolly and Lainey Wilson working on a secret project and Bailey Zimmerman collaborating with the Jonas Brothers. And we get you backstage at the CMA Awards with Producer J. We're here to fill you in on it all! Come back next week for Part 2 with Garth!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
We snagged time with CMA Nominee Cody Johnson to discuss his new album "Leather," his 2024 headlining tour and plenty more. We also got the scoop on Cody's upcoming deluxe album and when we will finally get our hands on his duet with Carrie Underwood. First though, Kelly & Amber take you behind the scenes of this year's CMA Awards to chat with co-hosts Luke Bryan & Peyton Manning as well as Lainey Wilson, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Megan Moroney!Plus we celebrate Veterans Day with Craig Morgan and Michael Trotter (The War & Treaty) who are part of a special Virtual Concert for Veterans that Kelly and Amber are hosting. Check out the Stars & Stripes companion playlist on Amazon Music: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
With less than a week to go until the CMA Awards, Kelly and Amber bring you up to speed on the latest news from Country Music's Biggest night - including exclusive chats with the nominees! Plus we celebrate the arrival of Russell Dickerson's Deluxe album by encoring his interview from when the original was released. We'll be back next week with an all new episode from the CMA Awards.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Ingrid Andress shares an inside look at the songwriting process through Amazon Exclusive Demo versions of her music. Listeners will learn exactly what a demo is and how the songs we hear on an album evolve from them. She also shares some hilarious stories from her time traveling and performing abroad! Plus Kelly and Amber take us inside the hottest news of the week, including Jon Pardi's Opry Induction and the Country Music Hall of Fame Induction ceremony! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Restless Road's Zach Beeken, Garrett Nichols and Colton Pack reveal the true meaning behind their band name - or do they? Then, we get to all the juicy details surrounding their debut project, “Last Rodeo," including the heartbreak that inspired the potentially controversial "Roll Tide Roll." And not to brag, but we may have inspired their future deluxe album. (You're welcome.) Amber also fills us in on her trip to Memphis to see Brothers Osborne honored by St. Jude, plus she and Kelly plot a trip to London for C2C.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Coming fresh off his opening gig on Luke Comb's stadium tour, Riley Green is here to tell us all about his new album, "Ain’t My Last Rodeo," which drops TOMORROW. Riley dishes on all the ins and outs of this project, from writing his own songs to collaborating with Jelly Roll and Luke Combs and covering Tim McGraw's "Damn Country Music." Plus, we even got him to showcase his best Tracy Lawrence impression in honor of hitting the road with the musical icon next year. Kelly and Amber also take us inside a recent party honoring Lainey Wilson, share some inside scoop on Jon Pardi's upcoming Christmas album and more. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at