Archive of ‘music’ category

Live at SXSW

Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode coming at ya from SXSW featuring Meryl Johnson of the CMA (Country Music Association.) Meryl gives us a little background on the CMA and how it started, and then we’ll dive right into topics likeTHE AWARDS.  Specifically we’ll talk about “Forever Country” and how the song and video came together– […] Read more…

This Nashville Life: Cocktail Hour 3.2.17

Welcome to the second edition of Cocktail Hour! This week we’re hanging out with the guys from Whiskey Riff. (Yes, I did put heart eyes on my face….because I was looked like a hot mess that day and I’m trying to cover up for it, and because I {heart} these guys.) First things first. We’re drinking whiskey (duh…WHISKEY […] Read more…

[S2 Ep2] Perspiration, not inspiration

Something about my conversation with ThiS Music’s Rusty Gaston makes me think about this clip from Pretty Woman. Not because this guy reminds me of Rusty, but because this guy is asking THE question. And even at a pretty young age, Rusty knew the answer. THiS Music is the publishing home of Ben Hayslip, Connie Harrington, […] Read more…

Crash My Playa

What’s better than Mexico in January? Mexico in January with Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton (and ahem Gwen Stefani–who is even lovelier in person than she is from afar….how is that even possible?!) I got a LOT of comments on my stage attire from these shows, so I thought I’d bring you some […] Read more…

Ep 8: Nicolle Galyon Part 1

This week on This Nashville Life: Nicolle Galyon. The badddddest instagram comment writer you’ve ever met, and yeah…..grammy nominated songwriter. We’re breaking Nicolle’s interview into two parts. The first (up now) is about the PROCESS. How Nicolle really came into her own as a writer. Her time on NBC’s The Voice. Her unfair advantage. And […] Read more…

The “Jazz” Episode

This week is a little departure for This Nashville Life. Since our co-producer Kevin is on his honeymoon (congratulations, Kev!) we decided to shake it up a bit. My close friend Nada Taha of the Bobby Bones Show actually turns the microphone on me! It’s a casual, candid and certainly unscripted conversation. We touch on […] Read more…

That’s Not Country

In today’s episode, featuring hit songwriter/producer Shane McAnally, we look at why people love to say “that’s not country!” Especially on the internet. Why, exactly, do we get so defensive about what country music is, and isn’t? It’s like a “meet tweets” version of a podcast. And this week, for the very first time, we’ll be debuting […] Read more…

Podcast Episode 3 with Autumn House

We called this episode “How {Not} To Get A Record Deal” because I thought this was a fun way to come at the question of how exactly does someone get signed to a record deal? Autumn House Tallant, VP of A&R at UMG, is one of the wittiest people I know, and I just knew she […] Read more…

Podcast Episode 2 with Laura Veltz

In the second episode of the This Nashville Life podcast we sit down with powerhouse Laura Veltz to demystify the Nashville phenomenon of “co-writing” from the inside out. As I say in this episode’s intro, I wanted to sit down with Laura because she’s had hit songs (Drunk Last Night, Lonely Eyes…) but also because she writes […] Read more…

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