Archive of ‘music’ category

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…

Introducing the This Nashville Life PODCAST

WHY A PODCAST? Because I believe in the sound of the human voice, and its ability to convey a story. Because I’m passionate about connecting with others. Because I believe when you share your story, it gives other people permission to share theirs. Because Nashville is absolutely exploding right now….as someone who grew up here […] Read more…

Interview: JoJamie Hahr on radio promotion.

JoJamie Hahr of Broken Bow Records is as vibrant as she is personable. In spending just a little time with her it’s not hard to understand how she has made her way to a such place of influence in Nashville. She’s smart, has paid her dues, and bottom line: she’s super hardworking. I chatted with JoJamie about […] Read more…

CMAfest: festival makeovers

One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my summer was getting to do some mini make-overs on 4 country music fans during CMAfest. Boot Barn (which has a really cool storefront along an historic stretch of Broadway in downtown Nashville) and I dreamed up the idea of doing festival fashion makeovers with two fans (and their guests)–and we turned it […] Read more…

Faster Horses Festival Style

It’s HERE. One of the first festivals I ever played was Faster Horses, and I’m thrilled to be back this year playing on Saturday on the Next From Nashville Stage (3:15 PM). So I thought I’d bring you a spin on one of the biggest trends of the year…rompers. Part 2 in my series of […] Read more…

You say goodbye, I say hello

The people in my life have been talking a lot about “going all in” lately. I don’t know that I’m that good at “going all in,” but right now I’m pretty sure I’m there. I’ve had a couple moments in my life where I know I’m choosing. I’m choosing something. And it’s scary when you’re […] Read more…

Real Festival Fashion

Just in time for Windy City Lake Shake and Country Jam: here are some festival fashion ideas for performers and festival goers alike from my collaboration with Boot Barn. If you’re following me on insta, you know that I am obsessed with this bolo tie. Obsessed. For details on all the items featured here go to […] Read more…

Hear This! June Playlist

Hey CMAfesters! We warmly welcome you and your fanny packs to downtown Nashville. And just in time for pre-Nissan Stadium nightly hotel room jam out…I’ve got all my favorite new music in one place. Ok, I’m *almost* entirely responsible for this list, but there’s SO MUCH new music this month: Little Big Town’s project with Pharrell […] Read more…

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