The Marty Ray Project: Chats

Entertainers chatting with other entertainers about whats its like being an entertainer and entertaining in the entertainment industry like : Musicians, Actors, Wrestlers, Songwriters, UFC Fighters, Boxers, Managers, and more.

JESSLEE - What’s Blake Shelton Like, Singing For The Voice, Letting Your Voice Be Heard, & What It Takes to Be A Country Rock n Roll Angel

August 4th, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats Podcast, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the Country Rock n' Roll Angel herself, JessLee. They discuss: being a contestant on The Voice, being on Blake Sheltons team, why she didn't go with Kelly Clarkson, what the host of The Voice are like, speaking your mind, even when it's not popular, what its really like on The Voice, where her music is now and where its headed in the near future, and everything else under the sun! You'll love it I guarantee ya! If not the money that you didn't spend you'll get back! 

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UNCLE KRACKER - Touring With Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock, Becoming a DJ before Knowing How To DJ, Trucker Hat King, NEW MUSIC

July 22nd, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the amazing, Uncle Kracker. They discuss: his brother battling Kid Rock in a DJ competition, him becoming Kid Rocks actual DJ, recording a song with the legend, Dobie Grey, where the name Uncle Kracker came from, when his new music is releasing, when he tours again, and other completely random things. Tune in, I bet you will have fun. 

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BENEIL DARIUSH - Defeating Tony Ferguson, Being A Heavy Underdog, Tony’s Trash Talk, Elon Musk Delivering His Tesla, & Being An Iranian Christian

July 14th, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the rising star in the MMA world, UFC fighter, Beneil Dariush. They discuss: his nerves leading up to the biggest fight of his career, Tony Ferguson trash talk, will his next fight be for the championship, being the underdog, criticism after the fight, moving from Iran to USA as a boy, being a Christian in Iran, and calling Elon Musk out live on TV and then him delivering his Tesla. There's a lot in this one and it was a blast! If you like what we do on this show, help us grow it by Sharing everywhere, Subscribing, & Rate & Reviewing! 

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MATT ISEMAN - American Ninja Warrior’s Greatest Host, ANW’s Worst injury, Abandoning Being A Dr. To Be A Stand-up Comedian

June 30th, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the best host in the business of hosting, Matt Iseman. They chat about: what it's like hosting American Ninja Warrior, American Ninja Warriors worst injury, what compelled Matt to go through Med school just to give it all up to be a stand-up comedian, him winning the last Celebrity Apprentice, and much more. Listen and learn that its never too late to go after your dreams, even if you have become a Medical Doctor. 

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JOE TAFOYA - Playing In The NFL In A Fixed SUPER BOWL, Breaking A Guinness World Record, STABBING A Wild Boar For TV, & Ranch Living

June 16th, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview, NFL Linebacker and Entrepreneur, Joe Tafoya. We discuss some wild stuff in this one like: the conspiracy of playing in the fixed Super Bowl 40 in 2005, breaking the Guinness World Record for crowd sound, stabbing a wild boar, with a pocket knife, and shooting alligators, for a new TV show and killing it with his bare hands, living on his ranch, playing music with animal genitals, and being a serial entrepreneur. You're gonna have fun in this one! 

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BUDDY CANNON - Producing Kenny Chesney & Willie Nelson, Winning Awards, Writing Hit Songs, & Tying Himself Up To A Tree To Fight A Bull

June 2nd, 2021

On this 50th EPISODE of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the absolute country music legend, Buddy Cannon. Buddy is a multi-platinum selling, multi-award winning, producer. He wrote songs for artists like: George Straight, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Mel Tillis, just to name a few. He's produced nearly all of Kenny Chesneys albums and also for artists: Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. He's a living legend no doubt and we get into what got him started, what he loves the most, what it means to be a producer, and even some crazy life stories that you'd never know outside this show. Hint: There's bulls involved. Thanks for listening and sharing! We love ya! 

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DEVON HARRIS - Capt. Of The COOL RUNNINGS Bob Sled Team, 1st Jamaican Bob Sled Team In Olympics, How Accurate Was The Disney Movie, & Was Olympic Village Really Naughty

May 26th, 2021

On this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin & Marty Ray interview the Olympic legend Devon Harris. We discuss: The Disney film about his life, Cool Runnings, what it was like learning to bob sled in Jamaica, what it was like being the first Jamaican bob sled team, life for him growing up in Jamaica, whether Olympic Village was actually as naughty as they say it is, being a lifetime Olympian, what he's doing now, & much more. Email Devon for speaking engagements at #KeepOnPushing

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SUGARLAND - Kristain Bush: How The Duo Came To Be, Mafia Involvement In The BUSH BAKED BEANS Family, His New Band & Their Album, & Being A Character In A Video Game

May 20th, 2021

On this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the amazing musician and singer/ songwriter from Sugarland, Kristian Bush. We discuss: Bush's early bands, how the Sugarland duo with Jennifer Nettles came to be, his life growing up in the Bush Baked Beans family, possible mafia involvement in his grandfather's sell of the company, his new band Dark Water and the music they have releasing soon, being a character in a game his child loves, and much more, Dont miss it! 

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THE VERVE PIPE - Brian Vander Ark Tells Us The Real Meaning Behind THE FRESHMEN, What It’s Like Opening For KISS, Where The Green M&Ms Only Came From

May 12th, 2021

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the legendary, Brian Vander Ark, lead singer of The Verve Pipe. They chat about: how Brian got started in the music business, where he got his band names from, where his inspiration came from, acting with Jennifer Anniston and Mark Wahlberg, the real meaning of his massive hit song, The Freshmen, opening for KISS, and much more. Come be a fly on the wall for a bit, I bet you enjoy yourself. 

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DOUG ELLIN - Creating HBOs ENTOURAGE, Stint As A Stand-up Comedian, Michael Scotts Favorite Show, & Sparking The Creation Of The Aquaman Film

April 28th, 2021

On this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Chris Wallin and Marty Ray interview the great screenplay writer, Doug Ellin. We chat about: how he got into writing, what sparked the creation of HBO's hit show, Entourage, why the show ended, his relationship with HBO now, what he's working on now, why he thinks hollywood chose to make so many films and TV shows after he faked them for Entourage, and his new podcast,  Victory The Podcast. PLease follow Doug on IG @MrDougEllin & @VictoryThePodcast & Subscribe to his podcast wherever podcast are heard. 

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