Bar Conversations

Payton Howie on her debut EP, giving up softball and being on stage at age 5

Country artist Payton Howie joins us to talk about her debut EP Young Blood, how meeting Carrie Underwood at 5 impacted her career, growing up in California, her song Country Before Me, the fun behind Never Go Home, what folks can expect from her in 2022 and more. Plus, Kevin Patterson joins us for Tasting Notes to talk about the spring beers and what will actually be on tap.


  • Introduction to show
  • On this week’s “Tasting Notes”, Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and National Beer Judge, talks about spring beers, how the styles change and what folks can expect on tap (starts around the 1-minute mark)

Payton Howie, country artist whose debut EP Young Blood is out now, joins us at the 8-minute mark.

  • What’s your favorite guilty pleasure non-alcoholic drink?
  • So did this love of music start with a Carrie Underwood concert when you were 5?
  • When did you know this is something that you saw as a career? 
  • You were pretty good at softball even earning a D2 scholarship, ever miss it? 
  • You grew up in California/Texas, how did that impact or influence you? 
  • How would you describe your music style? 
  • Who/what type of music did you grow up with or influenced you? 
  • The single Country before Me and what that song means to you? 
  • You released your debut EP Youngblood in February, what was that like?
  • What’s the story behind the name for the EP? 
  • What’s it like for you writing or co-writing songs? Where does the inspiration come from? 
  • Never Go Home, how did that come about and what was it like shooting that video?
  • Being younger, what’s it like to find your voice/ find who you are in this industry?  
  • Your songs have been featured on several of Spotify’s country lists, what’s that like for you? 
  • Are you working toward a full-length album or more singles coming in the future? 
  • Anything else folks can expect from you in 2022?

For more on Payton, check out or find him on social media.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s