Behind the Podcast

In 2023, Jason Aldean's groundbreaking song and video "Try That In A Small Town" resonated with a resurgence of conservative values in America. The creators of the song, Kurt, Neil, Tully, and Kelley, took the opportunity to launch the Try That In A Small Town Podcast.

This platform allows them to reveal the true inspiration behind the song and discuss the importance of common-sense values. By self-funding the project and allocating a portion of profits to charitable causes, the four writers are backing up their words with action.

With a lineup of influential guests, the hosts will entertain you with the stories behind their music, while also addressing challenging topics affecting our communities and country.

Kurt Allison

Kurt Allison was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He has collaborated on 48 No. 1 songs as a producer, songwriter and guitarist. While being the guitar sound behind Jason Aldean for the last 25 years, he has also played with music icons such as Bryan Adams, Garth Brooks, Ludacris, and Bob Seger.

Neil Thrasher

Neil Thrasher is from Birmingham, Alabama. His songs have sold more than 50 million records and have spent 25 weeks at No. 1. Neil has received some of Country Music's most prestigious awards, including 20 ASCAP Music Awards. When not writing, producing or singing, you can find Neil on the golf course, in the woods or spending time with his wife & two daughters.

Tully Kennedy

Tully Kennedy is a Grammy nominated writer, producer and bassist who has played music all over the country alongside Jason Aldean for over 25 years. Tully grew up in Redford, NY (population 600) and has written 5 No. 1 hits, produced 7 No. 1 hits, and played bass guitar on over 35 No. 1 songs.  

Kelley Lovelace

Kelley Lovelace is an Army veteran, cum laude graduate of Belmont University, accomplished author and Grammy nominated songwriter. Kelley has 18 No. 1 hits and over 100 songs recorded by country music artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts. Kelley is a Christian, a philanthropist and is devoted to charity and family.