Archive of ‘nashville’ category

Episode 5: Get Hot Or Go Home

OK. You know that thing where you’re so close to something that it makes it hard to truly speak clearly about it….well that happened on this episode. This one is about imaging (all of the pieces that make up an artist’s public image, but it’s also about image itself. We speak with a woman I love […] Read more…

Saved you for a reason…

We’re packing up our house…. Those of you who follow me on social media may know that we had a major plumbing issue in our house earlier this summer and we’ve been dealing with our insurance company since the end of June trying to get them to cover the repairs for all the damage. Well, […] 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 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…

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…

“Nashville” Recap Catch-up! S4 Ep 13-18

Y’all. This is the spring of biting off more than I can chew. So with that, please accept my humble apologizes for sucking at doing my “insider recaps” in a timely fashion. Finally,  I have all of them to date (Season 4, 13-18) here: EPISODE 13: Vita playing half-finished “This Old Guitar” in A&R meeting with […] Read more…

“Nashville” Recap: Season 4, Ep 12

INSIDER’S TAKE: WHAT THEY GOT RIGHT VS. WELL…KINDA. What They Got Right: 1) Vita talks her way into an open mic. I love this “talk your way into a gig” scene with newcomer Vita Martin. Yes, it’s kind of cliche, but there are so many stories in this town of gumption, and people talking their way […] Read more…

Small Victories

There’s so much news that I want to share with all of you, but today…I’m going to take a moment to be thankful for the small wins. Oftentimes we think in terms of large scale accomplishments. We look for the big “notch in our belt” moments. Number one singles, GRAMMY nominations, sold out tour dates,  […] Read more…

Artist feature: The quotable Emily West.

This interview took place in early February, and it had snowed over the weekend. There was still ice on the sidewalk leading up to my house. I heard a knock on the door and there was Emily West—glowing, holding a pair of  sexy high heeled boots…she was barefoot. It was love at first sight. I […] Read more…

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