Broadway grew up in Marne, Michigan, a small town surrounded by farms. Perhaps it was the smell of cow manure that made him the eccentric character he is today.
Broadway’s introduction to Country music came through the 90’s hit, Boot Scootin' Boogie. He says, "I played the Boot Scootin' Boogie cassette single so many times that mom threw it away and said it was an accident."
He is a huge advocate for the American Cancer Society. His mother passed away from Lung cancer in 2008, and father has battled three different types of cancer.
When not in the studio, Broadway enjoys cartoons, Squidbillies on Adult Swim is his favorite. He also enjoys Stephen King books and spending time with his family consisting of his wife, two kids and dog.
"I draw inspiration from everywhere. So a lot of what I write is what's happened to me, but I get ideas from observing others, too. Lately, it's funny because I almost need to be depressed sometimes to get good material. So I'm like, 'Goddamn it, I'm in love right now.' It's hard to write when you're really happy, so I'll ask a co-writer, 'Please tell me about the terrible parts of your relationship.'"