On episode #195 of his podcast, BobbyCast, Bobby Bones chatted with Nashville-based comedian, Dusty Slay. Dusty’s comedy is inspired by everything from his upbringing in a trailer park in Opelika, Alabama to his every day interactions with people. Dusty is also a country fan, and he told Bobby that if he had to choose one song to listen to before he died, it would be a Hank Williams Jr. tune.
“I might go a Hank Jr., ‘Country Boy Can Survive,’” Dusty says. “I always liked that song. I don’t listen to it much anymore because I burned it up, but I always loved it. And what a good way to go out.”
Dusty has played on many prized stages, including The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the Grand Ole Opry. Dusty says he ‘loves’ playing the Opry, and as a perk, he also got to meet some of his favorite country music stars.
Dusty has also had the chance to work with one of his comedic heroes, Jeff Foxworthy. But no matter who he’s worked with or which stages he’s played, Dusty knows he’s earned his way there.
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One time I got to hang with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Nate Bargatze at the Grand Ole @opry. Of course it looks like I just jumped up in the picture last minute. But we’re having a good time! New podcast out today! Link in my bio!
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“I feel that when you really work your way up, you feel like you belong,” Dusty says. “Even when you’re around these famous people, you’re like, ‘I worked for this. I earned this. I didn’t just get this happenstance.’”
To hear Dusty talk about his rise in comedy, how he crafts his jokes and more, listen to episode #195 of the BobbyCast.