Michael had a blast up at Chicago's Country Lake Shake Festival, based solely on his stack of interviews he came back with. He had so many, in fact, he forgot to record all of them! I really wish we still had that Adam Doleac interview. Anyway, it was a great time for Michael up in Chicago, and he got to chat with several one-time Breakthrough Artists, including KICK It or Keep It winner Charlie Worsham. Take a listen to his interviews below.

Charlie Worsham

We featured Charlie Worsham as a Breakthrough Artist of the Week way back in April of 2017, he went on to win KICK It or Keep it back in December as a year-end second chance competitor. Michael chats with Charlie about his writing process, and some upcoming new music.

Mitchell Tenpenny

Mitchell Tenpenny was a Breakthrough Artist in March of this year. Mitchell talks to Michael about it being his first time in Chicago (Michael's a Chicago native), and his philanthropic work.

Delta Rae

Delta Rae was the final Breakthrough Artist of 2017. Vocalists Brittany Hölljes and Elizabeth Hopkins chat with Michael about the history of the band, and their approach to country music.