BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2021 — Outsider, a rapidly growing digital media and publishing company, today announced the release of an original video podcast series, The Road You Leave Behind with Marty Smith. (Update: Now named ‘The Marty Smith Podcast on Outsider”)
One of ESPN’s most recognized and popular reporters, Smith has a love for Country music, an authentic voice, and an ability to connect with people that was the driving force behind the project. The Road You Leave Behind provides a nostalgic account of Country music, its artists, writers, and culture.
“There are so many great untold stories from the icons and influencers in the Country music industry, but it takes a special talent to bring those stories forward,” said Founder and Executive Chairman Shannon Terry. “Marty is an authentic voice and has the trust and talent to share these stories that formed the foundation of the Country music we love today.”
“This video podcast project is such a special opportunity for me,” said Smith. “It allows me to have long-form conversations with artists and industry icons about their path – and how their path impacted me and millions of others who are a lot like me.”
Episode #1 of The Road You Leave Behind features Mark Miller, the brilliant front-man for Sawyer Brown, with a who’s who of iconic stars scheduled for future episodes.
About Marty Smith
Marty Smith is one of ESPN’s most popular and recognized reporters and hosts who currently covers a variety of sports including college football, basketball, both the NFL and NBA, NASCAR and others. Smith’s features and reporting are often seen on ESPN platforms including SportsCenter andESPN.com. Smith, who joined ESPN in 2006, launched his own show Marty Smith’s America in August 2017 on ESPN2. In addition to hosting Marty Smith’s America, Smith co-hosts the popular radio show Marty and McGee on SEC Network and ESPN Radio. Smith also guest-hosted SEC Network’s traveling college football show, SEC Nation, during Fall 2019.
Outsider is a media and lifestyle company that celebrates American culture through the entertainment, sports, and news we cover and the authentic goods we create.
Outsider reaches more than 22 million users and more than 7 million social followers. Along with former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, Outsider was created by the founders of On3.com, Rivals.com (acquired by Yahoo! In 2007), 247Sports (acquired by CBS Sports in 2015), and Pop Culture Media (acquired by CBS Interactive 2017).