Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Legendary Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter Kent Blazy, co-wrote If Tomorrow Never Comes, Ain’t Going Down, Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song), That’s What I Get For Lovin’ You and many more. Hear about the songwriting and recording process of this legend. And listen to the inside story on his first meeting with Garth Brooks as well as the development of his latest album For the Byrds. You are going to love Kent Blazy…humble, talented, smart and easy to know.

Few World War II veterans remain. 75 years after the end of the conflict, the ranks of the so-called Greatest Generation are dwindling. Among those still able to tell their stories, is Lieutenant Colonel Harry Stewart Jr.

Turning 96 on the Fourth of July, Stewart was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and is featured in National Geographic’s coverage of the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II in 2020. Enjoy this interview with Success’ Tim Moore and with this living legend.

Stewart: “I And of course, the news was on at the time then that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. I immediately felt that it wouldn’t be long before I would be called into the service because the draft had started. Even though I was only 16 or 17. At the time, it wouldn’t be long before the draft would call me up.”

To teach the next generation to honor soldiers, gather them around this podcast and listen to this hero of 43 missions. Enjoy this: https://www.spreaker.com/user/4383588/smtl-harrystewart_1

Enjoy this exclusive interview with legendary songwriter Archie Jordan who penned Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World, What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life and so many other hits. Learn about the art of collaborating from this award winning musician. Archie is a very humble, creative dynamo.

Jane Fricke is one of the great solo and duo singers of our generation. Her collaborations with Johnny Duncan, Merle Haggard and Charlie Rich are legendary. The defining song of Janie’s career is her smash hit It Ain’t Easy Being Easy. You can now purchase her complete hits available where ever music is sold.
Hear about Janie’s musical influences from Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge and Dusty Springfield. And enjoy learning about her early career doing jingles for brands such as Red Lobster.

Renee Marino

Renee Marino is our special guest on this Legends program. Renee played Mary Delgado in the film Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood. Her Broadway credits include West Side Story, Pretty Woman, Chaplin, Wonderland, Cats, Disney’s High School Musical and Jersey Boys. She debuts her first book- Becoming a Master Communicator. Hear Renee’s personal story and listen carefully to this genuine conversation with this tour de force named Renee Marino. 

Matieu St. Arnaud is our special guest on Legends today. His Montreal based team is behind some of the most imaginative expressions of storytelling in the world. Fusing creativity and technology, Normal Studios is anything but normal. We think they have permanently disrupted how stories are delivered for public consumption.
It all starts with a simple idea. Next, the collaboration of artists, designers, sound engineers and projectionist combine their creative brains to produce an end product that is STAGGERING, immersive, inspiring….and often life changing.
Hear this exclusive, inside story…only on Legends.


Shellye Archambeau has achieved amazing success through a clear strategy of setting goals, making plans, and intelligent risk-taking. In this book, she’s now sharing these strategies with us: why to set an ambitious plan and how to achieve it. Highly recommended.“
―Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Start-Up of You. Hear Shellye talk about leading companies, and her book Unapologetically Ambitious..


Jim Reekes is the audio branding, sonic identity pioneer from Apple. He created the sound of your Mac when it opens and used his Canon AE 1 for the sound of the camera on the iPhone.   Jim challenges all brand managers to understand the importance of audio branding. 


Bruce Poon Tip is our guest on Legends. We are honoring Bruce and his incredible company G Adventures. His company has moved from success to significance by helping third world countries eradicating poverty. Hear the origin story on this travel company that is going beyond its limits to make a difference in this world. audio


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Success Made to Last Legends honors one of favorite authors of all time…Thomas Moore. With warmth, intimacy, and rare depth of wisdom, Thomas guides you through each of aging stages. Grounded in years of psychological research and spiritual reflection on the human enterprise, Thomas will help you focus on the deepest joy. Graze on the memories of the biggest milestones, like the birth of your children. It’s time for personal renewal. Pursue revitalization NOW. Visit www.thomasmooresoul.com

Dr. Ken Blanchard

Dr. Ken Blanchard, Author of The One Minute Manager and many other titles, has been our special guests on seven episodes of Success. Here’s one of YOUR favorites.


Berenstain Bears with Mike BerenstainMike Berenstain of The Berenstain Bears pays tribute to his Papa and Mama Bears Stan and Jan.


John TeshJohn Tesh plays the piano like a drum, broadcasts with vigor and keeps his faith with wife Connie Selleca. It’s all about Intelligence for Life.


Roma DowneyRoma Downey, best known for her role as Monica the angel on Touched by an Angel, shares “best version” examples especially with her collaboration with husband Mark Burnett (Survivor). Today, she uses her celebrity to work on projects of the heart.

Jack CanfieldJack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, is one of most popular shows for 2020. Jack riffs on life lessons, past experiences and shares war stories with Stewart Emery and Tim Moore. Listen for leadership tips and gain insight from a true master of his craft.


Ramon Hervey II, legendary entertainment manager, shares insight from his book- The Fame Game- An Insider’s Playbook for Earning Your 15 Minutes. He has worked with iconic talent like Vanessa Williams, The Jacksons, The Commodores, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and many others. Fame is simply an accolade. Get the inside story on the Beatles reunion that was orchestrated with Richard Pryor. Hear the many life lessons from Ramon including his Daddy advice to his children..”concentrate and focus.” You will be struck with the smart collaboration skills of Ramon Hervey II highlighted by Quincy Jones, George Benson, Bette Midler, Andre Crouch, and Rick James. Enjoy.

Legends welcomes David Sanger, six time Grammy winning drummer, songwriter, engineer, and record producer. Hear the inside story of his 35 year journey with Asleep at the Wheel. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, Willie Nelson’s CBS Special and a television movie starring Dollie Parton. Today, he is focused on being a Dad, husband, with ultimate focus on his family. Enjoy listening to David’s new life of significance…learning how to cook, speak Italian, and playing piano. It’s an inspiring story of a renaissance man.




Legends Honors Ray Lane of HP and Oracle fame Legends honors Ray Lane, former Chairman of HP, Oracle and Carnegie Mellon University, his Dad’s alma mater.

Raymond J. Lane (born December 26, 1946) is an American business executive and strategist specializing in technology and finance. Lane is best known for assisting corporations with technology strategy, organizational developmentteam building, and sales and growth management.Lane led a “go to market” overhaul of Oracle Corporation, which led to an increase in sales and stock price in the 1990s. He is cited as being the catalyst for “Oracle’s success, ‘past, present and future.’”Lane is a partner emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.

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One of our true heroes in journalism, Bob Philipps, graces our studio for our 3300th show. Bob celebrates his 50th year on television as Texas Country Reporter. He recalls some of the golden moments with special memories of his best guests and funniest moments. And Bob reminisces about Waxahachie with our mutual friend, Larry Telford, Austin music producer.
Enjoy Bob as we put him through the paces of a Texas Reporter “Lightning Round.”

Legends honors the community involvement of The UPS Store, a global corporation with the heart for local neighbors and small businesses. Our special guest is Michelle Van Slyke, SVP of Marketing and Sales who talks about the many ways that The UPS Store is helping businesses Be the Unstoppable. Hear the stories of how The UPS Store and their 5000 member franchises have moved from success to significance with a community outreach that truly matters.

Enjoy this conversation with legendary tennis champion, artist, mentor and modern day polymath Sally Huss. Hear about the influence of her Dad that guided her “champions heart” in life, work and at play. Sally has mastered so many domains in life and continues to coach others at the young age of 82. So much wisdom, experience, and grace are on “center court” with this Legend. This program is presented by Heather Barnes Media, leading product photographer. Visit www.heatherbarnes.com today.

Success Legends welcomes Emily Shah, debuting Jungle Cry. This movie debuts Summer of 2022 in theaters with streaming this summer. Jungle Cry is based on a true AND SIGNIFICANT story that follows the journey of 12 underprivileged children, playing sports barefoot, who went on to win the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England. The team came from the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Orissa, India, which has over 30,000 children from orphaned backgrounds. Emily Shah is an Indian American actress and daughter of famed Bollywood producer Prashant Shah. Hear the backstory on the making of this movie and the casting process of the young rugby players. This is moving podcast that points to “finding a place in your heart to do something of significance.”

Diane Paddison on Success Made to Last Diane Paddison, Founder of 4wordwomen.org, gives her annual vision scape for America’s perennial mentoring organization for professional women. Hear the story of Liz Bohannan and how her organization pivoted during the pandemic. Adaptability is the key to future success.


Success welcomes Elysia Trevino Gonzales, President of Twang, a San Antonio-based, Latino owned beer salt company that pioneered beer salt’s acceptance for people in the US, making “dressing your beer” a fun, tasty practice. As a mother of four, Elysia “does it all, and does it well.” Beer salt enhancing eating and drinking experiences. From rimming glasses on margaritas to creating different flavors for Michelada cocktail mixes, Twang has it covered for fun and flavors. Visit www.twang.com to learn more today. This show is presented by Heather Barnes Media. www.heatherbarnes.com.

NASA Astronaut and Missionary Physician David Hilmers returns to Success to talk about travel, mission trips to help others and stories from his life as an astronaut. David has been on four NASA missions including the Atlantis. Originally from Iowa, he never flew on a commercial airplane until he was twenty leaving for the Marines boot camp. Graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he flew on the first flight after the Challenger tragedy. After NASA, he was called to the mission field. and to go to medical school…at 42 years old. Now board certified in Family and Pediatrics. Today, he works around the world helping the “least of them.” Today, we honor David for the choices he makes in life, moving from success to significance.







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David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues in his popular blog “Writing Boots.” He authored the most recent book Effort to Understand, but is also the author of Raised by Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents. Enjoy this conversation that features a fun riff on Studs Terkel, who wrote “Working.” We also talk about “imaginative listening” where deep, constant, careful, repeated listening is required. Listen to hear words and the emotional source.









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