BRUNO MICHEL Country Music Journalist
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with Texas- and Country Music Celebrities

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older interviews are available in german language only. More recent interviews are available in both, english and german. See flags beside the interview where english version exists.

What to ask? - they've heard it all !!

Rhonda Vincent                                            Jolie Edwards

Many years ago, when I started doing interviews during the world's largest Country Music Festival (every February / March in Zurich, Switzerland), the question was what to ask.

Bellamy Brothers                                           Rick Trevino

Famous artists do so many interviews that they get bored answering the same questions over and over again. So the main goal right from the start was to ask what hardly anybody is asking.

Margo Rochelle                               K.C. Williams

This means a lot of preparation work and research in order to pull together the "right" set of questions.

Alecia Nugent                                                  Two Tons of Steel

Some one hundred interviews and many meetings with the stars later, I have developed a sense of "what to ask". My ultimate goal is to make the artists think before they answer. If they have to think, you can be sure that you've asked something they are not hearing every day.

Joe "King" Carrasco                                    Sarah Jory

Many of the questions have proven to be re-usable. However, I always try to bring in some new questions.

Ken Mellons                                                    BR549

See what the artists had to say on the occasion of talking to me.

                            Ricochet                                                       Tracy Lawrence



These interviews have been published in various magazines. Also, some of the acts have posten the entire version or excerpts on their website. Some others have been broadcasted on radio stations.

The names:

Is your favorite artist among those I have interviewed? Find out for yourself by scanning the names below.

Clicking the names gets you to the artists website where available. To read the interview, click on the alphabetic section above.

A to C

Albisgütli Festival (Promoter); Deborah Allen; Tom Astor;
Tommy Alverson; Amazing McNasty Brothers;
Stephanie Ann;
Lynn August; AVCC; Moe Bandy; Mandy Barnett; Baton Rouge;
Stephanie Bentley; Ray Benson; Blue Highway; Börse Restaurant (Owner);
John Brack; Broken Spoke; Roger Brown;
Buckaroos (Buck Owens' Band); Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke;
Burrito Deluxe; Joe "King" Carrasco; Adam Carroll; John Carter Cash;
Rosanne Cash; Cherryholmes;
Children of Grindelwald Choir (talks with Regina Amacker, Rattlesnake Annie, George Hug and Albi Matter);
Anita Cochran; Mark Collie; Giampiero Colombo; Colorado;
Cowboy Kurt; Cowboy Crush; Cowboy's Nightmare

D to F

Buddy Dee; Amber Digby & Justin Trevino; Slam Duncan (DJ); Jolie Edwards; Eleven Hundred Springs

G to I

Pam Gadd; Marco Gottardi; Tammy Graham;
Grindelwald Festival (Promoters); Eric Heatherly; Howdy;
Interlaken Trucker & Country Festival (Promoters);

J to L

Davin James; Shawn Jennings; Jesse & Noah; Flaco Jimenez;
Sarah Jory; Lace; Lady Dagmar;
Tracy Lawrence; Albert Lee;
Danni Leigh;
Tony Lewis; Lonesome River Band

M to O

Marc & The Boiled Crawfish; Mariotti Brothers; Del McCoury;
Neal McCoy; Ken Mellons; Augie Meyers;
Daniela Mühleis; Mustang Sally;
Nevada; Willie Nininger; John Nitzinger; Jody Nix; Alecia Nugent;
Rick Orozco

P to R

Tracy Pitcox; Rolf Raggenbass; Terry Rasor; Carl Ray; Pauline Reese;
Ronna Reeves; Ricochet; Margo Rochelle;
Rodeo Ranchers;
Peter Rolland; Russikon Country Weekend (Promoter);

S to U

Schupfart Festival (Promoter); Billy Joe Shaver; Victoria Shaw;
Silverwood; Jo-El Sonnier; Rebecca Stone (Nashville DJ);
Straight Ahead; Bonnie Jeanne Taylor; Larry Joe Taylor;
Owen Temple
; Larry Thomas; Pam Tillis; Rhonda Towns;
Justin Trevino & Amber Digby;
Rick Trevino;

Two Dollar Pistols
; Two Tons of Steel
; Undertakin' Daddies

V to W

Vicki Vann; Toni Vescoli; Rhonda Vincent;Django Walker;
Rachael Warwick; Pat Waters; Dale Watson; Jennifer Weatherly; Rusty Wier;
; K.C. Williams; Worb Festival (Promoter);

X to Z

currently no interviews




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