Festival Season Survival Guide

I’m headed to Chicago (just my favorite city ever) for LakeShake Festival this weekend. If you don’t already have passes you can get them HERE. We play Saturday at 3pm on the Next From Nashville Stage. I’ve spent a LOT of time at music festivals over the last several years…so I thought I’d put together […] Read more…

Aren’t you from F-ing Arkansas

Dear Listeners, We’ve made it to our final episode of the season. Today we’ll follow the journey of an Arkansas native from politics, to Hollywood, to country music: Jason Owen is in some ways a quintessential Nashville story. Through the interviews we’ve been sharing on “This Nashville Life” there’s an element of happenstance mixed with […] Read more…

Straight Talk

A little over a month ago the country world got kinda lit up when Maren Morris wrote about womanhood in country music for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. These are my kind of moments. I absolutely love when the issues of country music become national topics. Probably because I tweeted something out (however off-handed) about the Lenny Letter, a journalist […] Read more…

Ashley Gorley: 32 #1s and Counting

He’s a publisher, producer and the man behind 32 #1 hits. Meet Ashley Gorley:  writer on songs like Brad Paisley’s “Then,” Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night, ” and Carrie Underwood’s “Dirty Laundry.” He was the guy DJing his middle school dances. He was the guy making tracks in high school. His passion for […] Read more…

Love it or hate it

“I want people to either love a mix, or hate a mix. The last thing I want them to do is be like, ‘yeah, that’s fine.’ ” In today’s episode of This Nashville Life we’re speaking with 10 time GRAMMY winning mixing engineer F Reid Shippen. He’s worked with the likes of Eric Church, Dierks […] Read more…

S2 Ep6: The Red Line

He’s represented clients like Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, and The Brothers Osborne. And guess what? He doesn’t wear a suit. There isn’t anything overly “slick” about him.  Meet entertainment attorney Chip Petree of Ritholz Levy. I met Chip on John & TJ Osborne’s tour bus in the middle of North Carolina. He was so […] Read more…

SXSW Rewind

First official SXSW and we packed a  heck of a LOT into a couple days. Here’s a recap (sorry it’s gonna make you go to youtube to watch it) we’ll still be here and ready to hang when you get back. 😘 Austin, and SXSW in particular is a place where you can really play […] Read more…

COCKTAIL HOUR 4.13.17

A GIPHY RECAP OF THIS WEEK’S COCKTAIL HOUR! First of all raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a twitter war. [Just the thought of one gets my pits sweaty.] Kelleigh got to be on a super cool panel of Nashville podcasters. By super cool we mean “nerdy, but still verrrrrrry cool.” Here are […] Read more…

S2 Ep5: Weekly Walmart Trip

Today we’re visiting with second generation session musician and ACM Guitar Player of the Year Derek Wells. He didn’t even pick up a guitar until late in high school, but once his interest in guitar playing really ignited, he applied himself in a really diligent way. While he was still waiting tables and hustling to […] Read more…

Cocktail Hour 3.30.17

Cheersies! Kev joins us for this week’s “Cocktail Hour” Listen here: First of all mother-in-law meme: (even though I really do love my mother-in-law ❤️) Now…….Pappy Van Winkle:   Kenny Chesney: Me + Devin Dawson at the Spotify party: Grady Smith’s real time review of “Speak To A Girl” (@gradywsmith on twitter) To be honest, I […] Read more…

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