Kendal Conrad

The Leader of the Pack

Kendal Conrad

Show Notes and Talking Points


Taylor Swift

Favorite books and author Nicolas Sparks

Cowboy boots the call

future husband

Kendal Conrad Links –

Kendal  Conrad Official Website


When It Comes to Boys Kendal live with Phil Vassar

Leader of the Pack – Official Video

Although Kendal appeared on MTV and sang a duet onstage with Keith Urban “We Were Us”

and featured on Keith Urban’s website as one of his favorite “Raise ‘Em Up” Tour moments, I didn’t bring it up in the conversation. But I included links to other resources where she talked at length about it. This conversation has stuff you won’t find anywhere  but in Tales of the Road Warriors!

Kendal has shared the stage with quite a who’s who of country artists including: Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Lane, Trace Adkins, Adam Doleac (D’LeyAk), Devin Dawson, Drew Baldridge, Alabama, Walker Hayes, Hunter Hayes, Brandon Lay, Carter Winter, Sara Evans, Tucker Beathard, Jerrod Niemann, Michael Ray, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Dylan Schneider, Diamond Rio, Kane Brown, Granger Smith, (and) Phil Vassar, Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Easton Corbin, Trailer Choir, Maggie Rose, Craig Campbell, Mo Pitney, Striking Matches, Old Dominion, Outshyne, Chris Cagle, and The Cadillac Three

Author Nicholas Sparks.

Venues: Wells Fargo Center, Sands Casino, Six Flags, Hershey park, the Bitter End, and Musikfest, as well as the Susquehanna Bank Center for 92.5 XTU’s anniversary party

Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Citadel Country Spirit USA, the Foundry at the Fillmore, iPlay America, Jenks Club, Prospector’s Saloon, One Centre Square, Sherman Theater, Sellersville Theatre, Provident Bank Park, PPL Center, Wayne County Fair, PGA Concert at the Bogey, and The Santander Arena.

Places Kendal has sung the National Anthem: MLB, NBA, MMA, NASCAR, and NBC’s National Dog Show


Links to other things we talked about:

For more about the time Kendal sang with Keith Urban:

Missy Wolf Interview in Center Stage Magazine 

Kacey Jones – Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, Or Dead

Martin, Epiphone and Ovation guitars

Bradley Cooper

Matt McVaney

Kandal Conrad Virtual Tips: and

Show Intro

Kendal: Hey y’all this is Kendal Conrad. I’m talking to Hal in Philly and you’re listening to Tales of the Road Warriors

Hal: Yo, What’ up? What freakin’ day is this? How are you holding up?

Okay today, I have to get real. I usually say, this is Hal in Philly and welcome to my podcast, Tales of the Road Warriors, for a minute, no nickname. This is your old friend, Hal Cohen and you’re still welcome to my podcast, Tales of the Road Warriors.

BTW – that was today’s guest, Kendal Conrad with the introduction. Thanks you Kendal! We had a great talk, a really great conversation, so stick around. She’s a really fun, down home girl from just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

First – today, I have to talk briefly about this quarantine.  I never thought for a second that this self-isolation was just a 14-day, one and done kind of situation. Fourteen days is the amount of time they recommend you stay quarantined after testing positive. Well, a lot people haven’t even gotten the test in the first place. If you factor in the very large segment of the population that either believed it was just a hoax or just never took it very seriously to begin with, and still don’t, then this is going to last  a lot longer than you may have anticipated.

I, along with a lot of my musical brothers and sisters – and cousins – you know who you are… are going online and trying to keep up moral by streaming online performances from their living rooms and home studios. Tips are never mandatory, but highly appreciated. Now, some may think that it seems a bit tacky to have a virtual tip jar, but consider this:

A lot of us  have  had to cancel many shows.  Depending how long this COVID-19 threat lasts, this can amount to thousands of dollars. In fact, for many of us, the money we earned during the summer months has  to carry us through the winter when our gigs are limited  due to ice and snow cancellations, or put on hold due to sports, especially the World Series, NFL and NHL playoffs, the Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl. You see, this quarantine has really put a damper on things.

So, I’m appealing to you now… This is seriously affecting me and my fellow musicians and other members of the gig economy. If you have a favorite entertainer doing a concert from home and they have a PayPal or Venmo account, please help out with a few bucks if you can.

For my virtual tip jar, go to Just type in any amount you would like to contribute and like the button that says NEXT.

In the meantime, I’m working part time for Shipt, delivering groceries from Target, the local supermarkets and prescriptions drugs from CVS. Everytime I go out to pick up an order, despite my wearing a mask and gloves and social distancing myself as best I can from shoppers, many choose to not wear any type of protective  gear whatsoever, and frankly I’m  just a little bit terrified. I saw one guy, who not only had on a surgical mask and latex gloves, but he was also wearing a black t-shirt. On the back in big white letters it read: BACK UP! (exclamation point)

If you’re able  to contribute to my virtual  tip jar, whether it’s for my music or in support of the Tales of the Road Warriors Podcast, that may very well keep me from having to go out on a delivery that may very well be my last.

Of course, a lot  of you are in the same boat trying to stay afloat. Yours may even be taking on more water than mine. To you I say, just tune in for the entertainment and enjoy the variety of music and comedy we are streaming your way.

Now back to our regular scheduled program being Hal  in Philly

Halinphilly share some thoughts about the state of the gigging musician during the Covid-19 quarantine and upcoming episodes.

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