Surviving the Music Industry

Surviving the Music Industry

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Nobody said it was easy.


Cahalen Morrison of Western Centuries
Apr 2 • 35 min
Quarantined in Seattle, Cahalan Morrison of Western Centuries is still pretty positive considering that their tour dates are canceled or rescheduled, and they have their new record Call The Captain releasing on April 3rd. We take a look at what it’s like…
Jill Andrews
Mar 31 • 68 min
Just before the world hit the fan Jill Andrews and I sat down face-to-face to talk about her latest record and everything leading up to that point. From criminal psychology studies and her day job, surviving abusive relationships, life in The…
Maggie Miles
Mar 24 • 70 min
Pop-alt artist, Maggie Miles is new on the scene and already starting to make a name for herself. Only just signed to a deal as of September 2019, Maggie is turning the ears of fans to her style of songwriting and producing. During this quarantined time,…
Rachel Reinert
Mar 17 • 79 min
Rachel Reinert just released Into The Blue and you can listen on all music platforms. Most might remember Rachel from her years as an original member of Gloriana. Now out in the world as a solo artist, Reinert shares the inside deal of forming the band…
Drew Baldridge and SixForty1
Nov 26, 2019 • 93 min
Closing 2019’s new episodes with country music artists Drew Baldridge and SixForty1. I’m introduced to Austin and Brooks, and their new music. Then Drew shares a look at his newest music as well as a couple of life updates.
Tebey
Nov 19, 2019 • 71 min
Talking with one of the good ones, Tebey. Country music artist-songwriter behind songs from One Direction, Cher, FLORIDA, and others. Tebey shares his new music (“The Good Ones” w/ Marie Mai) and his up and down journey to a healthy life.
Judy Blank and Producer, Songwriter, Publisher Jeremy Stover
Nov 12, 2019 • 92 min
The Wal-Mart Illuminati, Nash-vibes, the music, and careers of artist Judy Blank and Jeremy Stover. Judy just released, Morning After and shares what has led up to new music. Then Jeremy shares his career and journey as a writer, producer, and now turned…
Greg Morrow and Tim Buell
Nov 5, 2019 • 96 min
Drums, ice cream trucks, and looking at the lives of session elitist Greg Morrow and social media drummer, educator, Tim Buell. Tim steps in to talk about how he went from touring drummer to social media educator/influencer in the world of drums. You’ve…
Jessie Jo Dillon and Martin Earley of The Ballroom Thieves
Oct 29, 2019 • 106 min
Vapes, teeth falling out, and music with songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon and The Ballroom Thieves’ Martin Earley. Martin shares some political views and new music, “Love Is Easy”. Jessie is the writer behind Dan+Shay’s, “10,000 Hours”, Cole Swindell’s, “Break…
Seth Mosley and The Commonheart’s Clinton Clegg
Oct 22, 2019 • 87 min
Van living, relationships, podcasting, and the lives of producer/songwriter Seth Mosley and frontman Clinton Clegg. Clinton talks The Commonheart’s songs and sound. Then Seth, host of Made It In Music Podcast and owner of Full Circle Music, shares his…
Kendell Marvel
Oct 15, 2019 • 64 min
Songwriter for Gary Allen, Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton; Kendell Marvel releases his second studio album Solid Gold Sounds. Produced by David Ferguson and The Black Keys’ own Dan Auerbach. We talk about “Shameless” moments and ageism is becoming all too…
Ian Fitchuk
Oct 8, 2019 • 67 min
Producing and writing some of the biggest tracks and records of 2018-19, listening to the universe, and breaking down the music of Ian Fitchuk. Starting in Illinois, we work on the life and ideas of Ian all the way up to Kacey Musgraves’, Golden Hour’s…
Jedd Hughes
Oct 1, 2019 • 69 min
ACM Guitarist of the Year and Americana Musician of the Year, a new album called West, and becoming an American citizen with Jedd Hughes. We finally meet up with Jedd after a reschedule because he had to take his Citizenship Test. We sit down to talk…
Billy Strings
Sep 24, 2019 • 70 min
Billy Strings shares his idea of home and journey so far in our conversation. All before the launch of his latest album, Home. Pre-order and stream the record on September 27th.
Shannon Houchins
Sep 17, 2019 • 47 min
A look at Country-Rap in the early days, scaling a record company when the industry was heading toward a tailspin, and forward-thinking with Average Joes Entertainment and Hideout Pictures CEO, Shannon Houchins.
Jade Driver
Sep 10, 2019 • 58 min
Making it happen when an entire world is telling you it’s not going to happen with Crowd Surf co-founder and co-host of the podcast “How I Got Backstage”, Jade Driver. We talk about digital strategy and what’s really popping in 2019. Social media…
Chris Gantry
Sep 3, 2019 • 68 min
Outlaws, renegades, peyote trips, and new music with one of the fathers of Outlaw Country, Chris Gantry. Chris takes us through his life with Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, hit songs, and peyote trips. Chris’ latest project, Nashlantis is out now…
Chip Taylor and Belle Mt.
Aug 27, 2019 • 97 min
Car crashes, talking hits, and learning life lessons with the songwriter of “Wild Thing”, “Angel of the Morning”, Chip Taylor and London based artist Belle Mt.. Chip is the creator of timeless hits spanning 5 decades and Belle Mt. shares the origin or his…
Sam Bush
Aug 20, 2019 • 60 min
Sam Bush takes us deeper into his side of the history of bluegrass, the state of the genre, and as we reflect on past projects. Sam came in to promote his latest music, “Stop The Violence”, as well as setting the record straight on some of the details of…
Griffin House and SmithField
Aug 13, 2019 • 94 min
Life in a box, sobriety, and reflecting on being famous and if that is success with Smithfield and Griffin House. Jenn and Trey of Smithfield come to talk about their newest EP, We Make Our Own and the past year of their radio tour life. The Griffin talks…
Jordan Davis and Tyler Dial
Aug 6, 2019 • 80 min
Sliding in DM’s, the fast track to becoming an artist, and new music with Jordan Davis and Tyler Dial. Jordan Davis takes us back to his home state of Louisiana and reflects on the past year on the release of his highly acclaimed breakout record, Home…
Clare Bowen and Caroline Spence
Jul 30, 2019 • 98 min
The creative headspace, bro’s ruining dates, and new music with Clare Bowen (ABC’s and CMT’s Nashville) and Caroline Spence. Caroline and I tap into her latest release, Mint Condition. Then Clare shares thoughts on cancer, living in Australia, the LGBTQ…
Ivory Layne and The Suitcase Junket
Jul 23, 2019 • 97 min
Birds, mustaches, loneliness, and vulnerability versus ambiguity in songs with Ivory Layne and Matt Lorenz of The Suitcase Junket. Matt was rounding up his promotional tour for his latest record Mean Dog, Trampoline and we talked exhaustion and avoiding…
Justin Osborne of Susto and Casey Brown
Jul 16, 2019 • 97 min
Weird highway moments, rescheduling, and producing with Justin Osborne of Susto and writer/producer Casey Brown. Justin popped in after releasing Ever Since I Lost My Mind to talk about the record and current life. Then writer/producer Casey Brown talks…
Michael Cleveland and Gabe Lee
Jul 9, 2019 • 83 min
Humanity and America, new music, and a movie with multi-award winning fiddle player Michael Cleveland and folk artist Gabe Lee. Gabe shares some insight into his latest release, Farmland. Then Michael shares his thoughts on music, his life, and bluegrass…
Kassi Ashton and Ivory Layne
Jul 2, 2019 • 110 min
New music, a preview, and getting to know Ivory Layne and Kassi Ashton. Ivory Layne, one of Justin Timberlake’s artist’s under Villa 40 just released “Cookie Cutter” and Kassi Ashton takes us back to California…Missouri. Look out for the full episode of…
Bryan Wayne
Jun 25, 2019 • 65 min
A life beyond just music, an ALS warrior, father, and husband Bryan Wayne shares some of his biggest cuts and biggest moments from his life. Recorded from Big Kenny’s (Big & Rich) private studio, Bryan also shares the story behind his latest record While…
Natalie Hemby and Hailey Whitters
Jun 18, 2019 • 107 min
Breaking down the hits, talking about home, and holding hands on the struggle bus with Natalie Hemby and Hailey Whitters. Both songwriters, but one is a member of the Highway Women and the other talks 10 Year Town and The Dream.
Joe Galante and Ida Mae
Jun 11, 2019 • 100 min
One is credited with developing the careers of Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, and The Judds. The other is developing their own sound and adding art to rock. Joe Galante, former RCA Chairman and President, and British Blues/Rock artists…
Jeff Hanna of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Austin Plaine
Jun 4, 2019 • 108 min
Music documentaries, new music, and reflecting on a 54-year career with Jeff Hanna and Austin Plaine. Austin and I talk the inevitable dad talk and how music doc’s are ruining our lives. We eventually get to his latest release and style. Jeff Hanna, front…
Stella Parton and Bennet Cerven of The Trouble Notes
May 28, 2019 • 101 min
Reflecting, motivating, and defending the voiceless with country icon Stella Parton and Bennet Cerven of The Trouble Notes. The Trouble Notes are a power trio that plays instrumental music with an international diplomatic message. Then celebrating the…
Mindy Smith and Stephen Glicken of Project Admission
May 21, 2019 • 86 min
The problem of ticketing and celebrating with songwriter/artist Mindy Smith (@mindysmithmusic) and Stephen Glicken, CEO of Project Admission. Stephen’s latest venture is building an improved experience for the buying, selling, and distribution of digital…
Cris Jacobs and Granville Automatic
May 14, 2019 • 90 min
Love and murder, The Grateful Dead, and politics with Cris Jacobs and history minstrels Granville Automatic. Some might remember Cris from The Bridge or from collaborations with Ivan Neville, and we do tackle that. But we jump into his most recent records…
Cassadee Pope and Hailey Knox
May 7, 2019 • 101 min
Cassadee Pope shares life after The Voice, heartache, and life’s multiple stages in our conversation. Hailey Knox first jumps in to talk about her album Hardwired Mixtape.
Pretty Shiny Things with Kassi Ashton
Apr 9, 2019 • 29 min
Kassi Ashton is one of those musicians that when she enters a room, you know there’s something. Pretty Shiny Things, her latest release, gives you a depth of her that you may not have even noticed when this California, Missouri native first busted on the…
Survivor, Stella Parton
Mar 27, 2019 • 19 min
Stella Parton has survived abuse, abusive relationships caused by alcohol, a kidnapping, and the music industry. Hence, the release of her 40th studio album Survivor on March 29th. Stella shares in this clip this phase in her life that she’d, “Rather…
The Flamekeeper, Michael Cleveland
Mar 5, 2019 • 15 min
Michael Cleveland is the 11-time IBMA Fiddle Player Of The Year, most sought after bluegrass fiddlers of his generation, and now the focus of a movie documenting his life. Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story was recently released on digital platforms…
A Star Is Born with Natalie Hemby
Feb 26, 2019 • 14 min
A Star Is Born didn’t walk away with the big win at the 2019 Oscars but that’s ok. Because for Natalie Hemby, she’s already winning life. In this preview of my 2019 season, Natalie shares little nuggets of the process of writing with Lady Gaga and Bradley…
Granville Automatic’s Love, Death, and The Barber’s Wife
Feb 14, 2019 • 13 min
Granville Automatic merges history with songs so enjoy our sneak peek of our 2019 season. Imagine if John Prine was Indiana Jones. These songs do belong in a museum but we’re lucky to hear creative takes on some of histories darkest moments. It’s no…
Stages with Cassadee Pope
Feb 4, 2019 • 25 min
We’re recording all-new episodes and you should hear what we’ve been up to. Cassadee Pope, the most downloaded female country artist of 2018 just released her first full-length record. It marks a time for her in independence, changes, and discovery. In…
Jonathan Singleton
Nov 20, 2018 • 75 min
The last fresh episode of 2018 is hit country music songwriter, Jonathan Singleton. He is known for co-writing the songs “Don’t” by Billy Currington, “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” by Tyler Farr, “Red Light” and “Let It Rain”…
Luke Dick of Republican Hair, Tatum Allsep of Music Health Alliance, and Castlecomer
Nov 13, 2018 • 87 min
A taste of home, overhauling healthcare, and dropping verbal bombs with Castlecomer, Tatum Allsep of Music Health Alliance, and Luke Dick of Republican Hair.
The Conversation
Nov 6, 2018 • 51 min
Presented by Belmont’s Curb College of Music, Cassadee Pope, Tracy Gershon, and Leslie Fram come together to talk about where we are as a community in accepting women as equals in business and creativity within music. A recording artist, a music…
Alex Hall & Tim Hunze
Oct 30, 2018 • 81 min
Building a career, managing your career, and all things songs with artist Alex Hall and veteran music publisher Tim Hunze. Alex and I dive into his newest song “Homesick” and what makes his writing style different than others. Then TIm, host of the AIMP…
Matt Urmy and John Craigie
Oct 23, 2018 • 77 min
Songwriting, stolen weed, and growing your career with John Craigie and Matt Urmy. John is “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” and Matt his shaking the industry up with his app and platform Artist Growth.
Dustin Burnett/Zayde Wolf and Parish f/t
Oct 16, 2018 • 82 min
Producing, discoverability in 2018, and new music with Dustin Burnett (aka Zayde Wolf) and Lincoln Parish (aka Parish f/t). Dustin discusses his journey, producing, That Sound, and everything about Zayde Wolf including sync and licensing. But first,…
John Oates
Oct 9, 2018 • 70 min
John Oates talks Hall & Oates, songwriting, and his latest record Arkansas. With the help of John’s memoir Change of Seasons, we chat about the early days of Hall & Oates, working with Arif Mardin, and the music of Philadelphia. We also dive into the 80’s…
Donovan Woods
Oct 2, 2018 • 75 min
Behind the music, songwriting, and willing to fail with Canadian songwriter Donovan Woods. Since flying to Nashville for songwriting sessions, he soon had Tim McGraw cutting “Portland, Maine”, Charles Kelley “Leaving Nashville”, Billy Currington “Sweet…
Barry Dean
Sep 25, 2018 • 79 min
Barry is the writer behind the Grammy-nominated and NSAI “Songs I Wish I’d Written” award for Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,”; he has co-penned two No. 1 singles for Little Big Town, “Pontoon” and “Day Drinkin’”; “Think a Little Less,”…
Relationship Goals, SMI LIVE
Sep 18, 2018 • 67 min
Presented by Young Entertainment Professionals (www.yepnashville.com) and recorded at The Tracking Room (www.thetrackingroomstudio.com) in Nashville, TN. We have our first live show with an inside look at Creative Nation with the founders and early…
David Nail & Digital Brains
Sep 11, 2018 • 86 min
Side hustle, rock music, and moving on with David Nail and Digital Brains. Adam Shoenfeld, lead guitarist for Tim McGraw, revisits to talk about his bands newest release 3. Then David Nail, country chart-topping artist, comes in to talk about new…
Drew Holcomb & Samira Gibson
Sep 4, 2018 • 79 min
Ups and downs, motivation, and songwriting with soul artist Samira Gibson and Drew Holcomb of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Samira is a three-time Apollo Theater winner and has worked with amazing soul and R&B artists. Now stepping into her own solo…
Reeve Powers and Josh Rouse
Aug 28, 2018 • 75 min
New music, a long career, and following the muse with Reeve Powers, formerly of Beach Weather, and Josh Rouse. Reeve Powers first talks moving on and juggling. Then Josh talks songwriting, following his muse and not the dollar, and being not afraid to…
Jennie Smythe
Aug 21, 2018 • 62 min
Marketing in today’s entertainment industry, representing the internets most hated and loved band, and how to make money in today’s music scene.
Mike Molinar
Aug 14, 2018 • 64 min
Mike Molinar talks publishing, advocating for the songwriter, and the future of publishing for Big Machine. Should be easy with hit writers and artists like Brett Young, Luke Combs, Justin Moore, Trent Harmon, Maddie & Tae, Tyler Rich, Joe Don Rooney of…
Greyhounds and Mando Saenz
Aug 7, 2018 • 72 min
Ancient drugs, songwriting and Texas music with Greyhounds and Mando Saenz. Greyhounds own Andrew and Anthony, pop in to talk about their newest record Cheyenne Valley Drive. Then Mando Saenz, Nashville based/Texas influenced songwriter, comes in to talk…
Skating Polly & Daniel Ellsworth (of Daniel Ellsworth + The Great Lakes)
Jul 31, 2018 • 80 min
First we have two-thirds of Skating Polly, Kelli and Peyton. This Riot Grrrl influenced punk band takes us behind their newest record, The Make It All Show and some of their songs. We also dive into punk music and if the lyrics really come from an…
Drew Kennedy
Jul 24, 2018 • 71 min
8 albums to his name, a novel, and I’m sure binders of poetry. Frequent trips from Texas to Nashville, and co-writes with other celebrated song-writers like Lori McKenna, Drew made an album that is for his generation. At Home In The Big Lonesome was…
Jeff Hyde & Josh Jenkins
Jul 17, 2018 • 86 min
Longtime Eric Church collaborator and band member Jeff Hyde, and up and coming songwriter/front man for Green River Ordinance Josh Jenkins talk all things songwriting. We take a look at the mind of a songwriter, the instincts, longevity, and look behind…
Chris Hennessee & Paul Bogart
Jul 10, 2018 • 71 min
Chris is a songwriter, musician that plays in Jamey Johnson’s band, and now stepping into the spotlight. Paul is a cowboy that rides the rodeo, plays country music, and is a Grammy nominated artist. Both share their stories, music, and insight into their…
Kelleigh Bannen & Andrea Zonn
Jul 3, 2018 • 90 min
Kelleigh is a songwriter/artist from Nashville, TN and the story teller behind the podcast ,This Nashville Life. We chat about discovering music, what led her to an artist career, and life after disappointments. Andrea Zonn is the voice and fiddle in many…
Gaelynn Lea
Jun 26, 2018 • 59 min
Winner of NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Series, Gaelynn Lea, talks discovering her voice and instrument, the people that crash into your life that leaves a positive impact, and maneuvering the landscape of her new found career. Gaelynn also gives some…
Taylor Phelan & Exile
Jun 19, 2018 • 72 min
It hasn’t been that long ago since The Voice, Season 7 aired with Taylor Phelan. Since then Taylor has been on the road, writing new material, and releasing his EP, 1 Of 2 in 2017. Now he’s celebrating the release of 2 Of 2. Visit www.taylorphelan.com for…
Steve Moakler
Jun 12, 2018 • 65 min
Steve Moakler represents the future of American songwriting. Other veterans like Luke Laird, Travis Meadows, and Barry Dean all hail him as a co-writer and an equal in the songwriting room. Besides his own music he’s also penned songs for many artists…
Femke Weidema & Paul McDonald
Jun 5, 2018 • 81 min
Producer, songwriter, label owner, and artist is only the short list of how to describe Femke Weidema. Femke embodies everything about what a dreamer is. Visit www.thisislv.com and follow her @femkesongs. Paul McDonald is no slacker either. After taking a…
Brandy Clark
May 29, 2018 • 67 min
Country music artist and songwriter, Brandy Clark, has a natural ability to tell the truth. Whether it be a song that portrays her dark comedic sensibilities, or in conversation. We discuss life before music and finding her tribe, telling the truth in…
Company of Thieves and Daniel Ellsworth + The Great Lakes
May 22, 2018 • 62 min
Genevieve and Marc from Company of Thieves let me invade their green room to talk about their newest projects, and what happened in their 5 year hiatus when things seemed to be going good for the band. Visit www.companyofthievesmusic.com for all things of…
Tyminski
May 15, 2018 • 71 min
Tyminski is a member of Union Station, a world renowned bluegrass artist and musician, and has lent his voice on major tracks including “The Man of Constant Sorrow” from the Coen brothers’ film “O Brother, Where Art Thou…”, and Avicii’s “Hey Brother”. We…
Phil Madeira and Sam Lewis
May 8, 2018 • 79 min
Phil Madeira is a member of Emmylou Harris’ Red Dirt Boys, and the brains behind an Americana classic Mercyland. We chat producing, cult living, and his new record Providence. Also, Sam Lewis’ record, Loversity was recently released. We revisit the…
Walker Hayes and Jeff Hyde
May 1, 2018 • 75 min
Walker Hayes is smashing the charts with songs like, “You Broke Up With Me” and “Craig”, but things always haven’t been as easy as it sounds. Second chances aren’t just for sports movies. I’m also sharing a little tease of Eric Church’s co-writer and…
Brent Mason
Apr 30, 2018 • 65 min
The legend, the player, the master…Brent Mason. Brent was our most downloaded episode from 2017! We hear his complete journey and his thoughts of the session industry in it’s current climate. Warning: it’s chilly. Next time you see us will be with all new…
Josh Osborne
Apr 24, 2018 • 61 min
Our second most downloaded episode is none other than hit maker Josh Osborne! Josh drops so many wisdom nuggets through out the conversation it’s insane. From humble Kentucky beginnings to several and almost countless hits. What we try to do is fill in…
Travis Meadows
Apr 17, 2018 • 75 min
Three more weeks until the premiere of all new episodes. Until then Travis Meadows, the hit making song-writer, and master of life poetism was our third most downloaded episode from 2017. From where all his firsts in Mississippi to recovery in Nashville,…
Dave Cohen
Apr 10, 2018 • 63 min
One of my favorite players and conversations breaks the 4th spot in our most downloaded episodes of 2017. Dave Cohen is the man behind the keys on some of the biggest songs to come out of Nashville in the past 5 years. Can Nashville really accept a…
Is it me you’re looking for?
Apr 3, 2018 • 1 min
Michael Rhodes
Apr 3, 2018 • 60 min
We are getting closer to the premier of season 3 and that just means a conversation from one of “The Players”, Michael Rhodes. We really dive in pretty hard in what’s in the mind of one of the most successful, still working, bass players in the music…
Luke Dick
Mar 27, 2018 • 57 min
One of my favorite front men from the band Republican Hair, killer songwriter, and documentarian, Luke Dick takes our 6th most downloaded episode from 2017. We chat philosophy in his songwriting behind the cuts “Kill A Word” and “Pink Sunglasses”. His…
Ryan Beaver
Mar 20, 2018 • 59 min
Our 7th most downloaded episode features songwriter and artist, Ryan Beaver. Nothing but smooth, hustle from this guy. With the philosophical mind of Socrates and the heart of a Texan, Ryan continues to impress Nashville and his fans with his songwriting.…
Pat McMakin
Mar 13, 2018 • 58 min
Eight more weeks from season 3 just means we get to showcase our eighth most downloaded episode from 2017. Pat McMakin’s career expands 40+ years in the business as an engineer and currently the head hancho at Ocean Way Studios here in Nashville. Pat…
Allison Jones
Mar 6, 2018 • 54 min
Taking the 9th spot in our countdown to Season 3 is Big Machine SVP of A&R is Allison Jones. We get a look into her journey and even her day to day job of developing all the acts that come through Big Machine. What makes an artist get picked by a label,…
Ward Guenther
Feb 27, 2018 • 56 min
Of course the top 10th most downloaded episode of 2017 would be Ward Guenther of Whiskey Jam. I think it had everything to do with the whiskey drinking from the top. We also tackle how a clever name for a bar gig became one of the most happening events in…
Lori McKenna & Lauren Duski :: 11 of 17
Feb 22, 2018 • 73 min
Taking our 11th most downloaded episode of 2017 is The Voice alum Lauren Duski and award winning songwriter Lori McKenna.
Faithe Dillman :: 12 of 17
Feb 20, 2018 • 53 min
Few people rarely understand what it takes to work in marketing music. Here enters Faithe Dillman, owner of Marbaloo Marketing, that takes our 12th position as we countdown to Season 3.
Eddie Bayers :: 13 of 17
Feb 13, 2018 • 55 min
No surprise that Eddie Bayers would pop up in our countdown. One of the baddest drummers in history graced us with his story back in 2017. We tackle his journey from working in the mob, homelessness, and his legendary recordings with legendary artists of…
Scott Mulvahill :: 14 of 17
Feb 6, 2018 • 51 min
Our 14th most downloaded episode from 2017 is artist and player, Scott Mulvahill. This former member of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder band is stepping out from the sidelines to the spotlight.
David Macias :: 15 of 17
Jan 30, 2018 • 61 min
Number 15 of our most popular episodes of 2017 is none other than David Macias. David is the president of Thirty Tigers, an all encompassing music label, management company that has been a trend setter and music industry disrupter since 2002. This was…
Mr. Talkbox :: 16 of 17
Jan 23, 2018 • 52 min
Mr. Talkbox takes the 16th spot for counting down all the way to season 3 in our 17 most downloaded episodes from 2017. We talk about him as musician with bands like the Backstreet Boys, Brittany Spears, and Tobymac. To his current solo career. Of course…
Caitlyn Smith :: 17 of 17
Jan 16, 2018 • 49 min
Helping us countdown to season 3 with our 17 most downloaded episodes of 2017 is Caitlyn Smith. We revisit the making of her newest release ‘Starfire’ and what has made her a force to deal with in 2018.
2 for 1::Lauren Duski & Lori McKenna
Dec 26, 2017 • 76 min
Lauren Duski popped in to update us on life after The Voice Season 12. Then Lori McKenna lets us in on her writing style, songs she’s wished she wrote, and everything leading up to her recent hit, “Humble and Kind”.
Spolier Alert::Jillian Jacqueline-Artist & Songwriter
Dec 19, 2017 • 63 min
Jillian Jacqueline stopped by and didn’t want to talk about her life. So we chat about females in country music and their identity in music, songwriting, and breaking down her newest record Side A.
Keep Steeling::Lloyd Green-Pedal Steel Innovator, Session Legend, Artist
Dec 12, 2017 • 47 min
A continued conversation with master steeler Lloyd Green can only get better from here. From the previous episode we discovered some of Lloyd’s history with Chet Atkins, Johnny Paycheck, Faron Young, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.Everybody knows Lloyd’s…
The A-Team Is A Show:: Lloyd Green - Pedal Steel Innovator, Session Legend, Artist
Dec 5, 2017 • 59 min
In the first part of a two part conversation, I c…
Producer, The New Composer::Jordan Critz - Composer & Producer
Nov 28, 2017 • 55 min
My ultimate dream job, a composer…Jordan Critz …
Loversity::Sam Lewis - Singer Songwriter
Nov 21, 2017 • 74 min
“A modern Townes Van Zandt…”, is what Chris Sta…
Bronzed For Life::Tim Nichols- 2017 Songwriter Hall Of Fame Inductee
Nov 14, 2017 • 76 min
Behind a hit song is a hit songwriter. Tim Nicho…
Digital Brains::Adam Shoenfeld - Guitartist, Songwriter, Producer
Nov 7, 2017 • 72 min
Adam Shoenfeld supports Tim McGraw, plays in his …
Americana Music Pt. 2::Radney Foster - Artist, Songwriter, & Author
Oct 31, 2017 • 81 min
Radney Foster stopped by the Attic to chat about …
No Payne, No Gain::Hubert Payne - Drummer & Session Player
Oct 24, 2017 • 62 min
Little Big Town is good, but their band is even k…
Trapped With Guthrie::Guthrie Trapp - Session Guitarist & Instrumentalist
Oct 17, 2017 • 72 min
Guthrie Trapp comes up to the attic to share some…
Feel More Pop::Filmore - Artist & Songwriter
Oct 10, 2017 • 62 min
I had a chance to catch up with Filmore between h…
Good Vibes::Coast Modern - Artists
Oct 3, 2017 • 56 min
What we need right now are more good vibes. I ha…
Americana Music Pt. 1 ::David Ramirez - Songwriter & Artist
Sep 26, 2017 • 74 min
In this week’s episode, is the first part of a se…
Bass, The New Guitar::Scott Mulvahill - Artist & Songwriter
Sep 19, 2017 • 58 min
Picture a songwriter. Now what are they playing.…
Whiskey Jammin::Ward Guenther - Founder Of Whiskey Jam & Influencer
Sep 12, 2017 • 62 min
Some people call it a secret, others just call it…
Beautiful::Mike Bosner - Theatrical Producer
Sep 5, 2017 • 62 min
During part of Mike Bosner’s mini vacation to CMA…
Starfire::Caitlyn Smith - Artist & Songwriter
Aug 29, 2017 • 58 min
Not to many people in today’s world are able to c…
Hot Wired::Brent Mason - Session Guitarist & Songwriter
Aug 22, 2017 • 77 min
One Grammy, major Guitarist of the Year Awards, N…
There’s No Crying In Mixing::Justin Niebank - Producer, Engineer, & Mixer
Aug 15, 2017 • 60 min
I met up with Justin Niebank, off campus at Star …
Marge On A Bender::Allison Jones - SVP Of A&R At Big Machine Lable Group
Aug 8, 2017 • 64 min
After working in A&R for over 25 years one might …
Rx::Ryan Beaver- Artist & Songwriter
Aug 1, 2017 • 64 min
Rewind the clock back to CMA Fest 2017 and Ryan B…
Marbaloo::Faithe Dillman - Owner Of Marbaloo Marketing
Jul 25, 2017 • 63 min
Marketing is a tricky job. Everybody thinks they…
What’s In The Box!?::Mr. Talkbox - Artist & Musician
Jul 18, 2017 • 62 min
When I think of the talkbox, I think of three peo…
Whirly Girl Music:Frankie Pine+Mandi Collier-Music Supervisors for Film & TV
Jul 11, 2017 • 58 min
During one of their frequent visits to Nashville,…
Surviving Immigration :: Dave Cohen - 2017 ACM Keyboardist Of The Year & Session Musician
Jul 3, 2017 • 70 min
It’s a good thing that 2017 ACM Keyboardist of th…
Cakes :: Eddie Bayers - Session Drummer & Keyboardist, Industry Pro, & Innovator
Jun 27, 2017 • 61 min
Many industry pro’s and fans alike know Eddie Bay…
In Rainbows :: David Macias - Co Founder & President Of Thirty Tigers
Jun 20, 2017 • 68 min
If you’re in the know, you know who David Macias …
Stop Making Sense :: Luke Dick - Songwriter, Documentarian, & Philosopher
Jun 13, 2017 • 64 min
Behind a quaint house in East Nashville is a priv…
Drop T::P Tracy - Creative Director & Brand Manager
Jun 6, 2017 • 56 min
Crashing on fan’s couches, touring when you’re no…
Sports::Josh Osborne - Multi Award, Mega Hit Songwriter
May 30, 2017 • 71 min
For some, Country Music Highway is just a highway…
Funny Business::JP Williams - CEO Of Parallel Entertainment & Artist Manger
May 23, 2017 • 71 min
We’ve never had a comedian on the show…we still…
Riser::Travis Meadows - Artist & Songwriter
May 16, 2017 • 84 min
For years I’ve wondered, where are the Kris Krist…
McMakin’ Hits::Pat McMakin-Engineer Producer & Director Of Operations At OceanWay
May 9, 2017 • 62 min
Pat has been a Nashville engineer, producer, and …
Bass, Bass, Or Base::Michael Rhodes - Legendary Session Bassist
May 2, 2017 • 66 min
We got Michael in-between Joe Bonamassa tour date…
Change The Conversation // Tracy Gershon // A&R and Artist Manager
Apr 25, 2017 • 77 min
Ever been so starstruck in a conversation that yo…
We’re Back…
Apr 18, 2017 • 2 min
Coming back to smack you in the face with all new…
Letting You In // Kris Allen, Singer-Songwriter and American Idol Season 8 Winner
Dec 6, 2016 • 119 min
Closing out this season with a real winner…Kris A…
Podern Fam // About Nashville’s Mike Rodgers + Nashville Hits Collecting Dust’s Donald Jenkins
Nov 29, 2016 • 100 min
Changing up the format a little bit to introduce …
Smacked // Michael McAnally Baum, CFO of SmackSongs and Music Industry Exec
Nov 22, 2016 • 94 min
What do Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Old Domin…
Church Tech // William Coats, Drum Tech for Eric Church’s Craig Wright
Nov 22, 2016 • 70 min
SMI has come a long way. Not just moving out of …
Akill’n It // Akil Thompson, Multi-Instrumentalist Session Player
Nov 8, 2016 • 138 min
Akil Thompson is a nasty multi-instrumentalist th…
I Can’t Even // Olivia Lane, Country Music Artist
Nov 2, 2016 • 94 min
Olivia Lane is one of the kindest, hardest workin…
The Beasto Blanco // Chuck Garric, Longtime Alice Cooper Bassist & Front Man for Beasto Blanco
Oct 27, 2016 • 61 min
Happy Halloween…if you’ve survived the industry. …
Sounds Like Passion // Daniel Tashian, Hit Songwriter
Oct 18, 2016 • 88 min
Brandon and Jason revisit The Big Yellow Dog offi…
Bunn’s In The Bedroom // Brian “Honey” Bunn, Guitarist for Thomas Rhett and Songwriter
Oct 12, 2016 • 80 min
Brian “Honey” Bunn is a unique case for a player.…
Vote For Derek // Derek Wells, 2016 ACM Session Guitarist of the Year
Oct 4, 2016 • 115 min
Just eight hours after Labor Day Jason and Brando…
Moose // Jim “Moose” Brown, Session Musician, Producer, & Songwriter
Sep 27, 2016 • 148 min
Brushing off the confetti, Jim “Moose” Brown grac…
School Shouse Rocks // Phil Shouse, Guitarist & Entrepreneur
Sep 20, 2016 • 119 min
One look and you would never think that Phil woul…
Keep It Cooley // Jim Cooley, Mix Engineer
Sep 13, 2016 • 135 min
Your guides catch up with one of the most sought …
Hip To Be Teddy // Teddy Boldt, Family Force 5 Drummer
Sep 6, 2016 • 122 min
Sitting in on this conversation was like listenin…
Supposed To Sound Like That? // Thomas Dulin, Engineer, Producer, & Road Manager
Aug 30, 2016 • 105 min
Nestled in the Crieve Hall community is a home st…
The Legend // Tom Hemby, Legendary Session Guitarist, Producer, & Songwriter
Aug 23, 2016 • 100 min
Few people in the entertainment industry can can …
A Saudi Arabian Tall Tale // Dusty Barker EXTRA CONTENT
Aug 23, 2016 • 16 min
Listen to this extra nugget of Dusty’s experience…
What Apps Do You Use? // Dusty Barker, Photographer, Artist Manager, & Brand Consultant
Aug 16, 2016 • 100 min
When Brandon and Jason said they wanted to talk t…
Be Aggressive // Shawn Pennington EXTRA CONTENT
Aug 16, 2016 • 13 min
Shawn talks to the guys about being aggressive an…
How Can I Meet Sara? // Shawn Pennington, Veteran Music Industry Executive
Aug 9, 2016 • 153 min
Barely escaping from ACM week 2016 in Las Vegas, …
Bloomin’ Drummer // Jared Kneale, Session Musician & Former Kacey Musgraves Drummer
Aug 2, 2016 • 96 min
No babies were harmed by dingos in this episode, …
Armon Hammer // Armon Jay, Lead Guitarist for Dashboard Confessionals & Recording Artist
Jul 26, 2016 • 119 min
Armon Jay is an incredible dude from Chattanooga,…
Never Have I Ever Tour Edition // Court Clement, EXTRA CONTENT
Jul 26, 2016 • 42 min
The guides and Court play “Never Have I Ever,” wi…
Court’s In Session // Court Clement, Guitarist for Johnny Lang
Jul 19, 2016 • 139 min
Court is a Nashville native guitarist that is a s…
Day In The Life // Driver Williams, EXTRA CONTENT
Jul 18, 2016 • 14 min
What is Driver’s typical day like?
Driver Wanted // Driver Williams, Guitarist for Eric Church & Songwriter
Jul 12, 2016 • 110 min
This week, the guides sat down with the guitarist…
Mixing It Up // Pat Hundley, EXTRA CONTENT
Jul 12, 2016 • 4 min
The guides talk in this extra content piece about…
Whhaaaatt!?! // Pat Hundley, Hip Hop Producer/Engineer
Jul 12, 2016 • 108 min
The guides are still stuck in Las Vegas but they …
Future of Music Discovery // Jim Dorman, EXTRA CONTENT
Jul 5, 2016 • 17 min
In this extra content blast, Jim talks to the gui…
Pucker Up // Jim Dorman, National Radio Promotion Guru
Jun 28, 2016 • 133 min
Our interview with Jim Dorman is for the die hard…
Nice Guys And Ghosts // Brandon Bell, EXTRA CONTENT
Jun 28, 2016 • 6 min
In this extra follow-up blip from SMI, your guide…
Southern Bell // Brandon Bell, Chief Engineer at Southern Ground Nashville
Jun 20, 2016 • 82 min
This week, the SMI guides head over to Southern G…
Setting The Barre // Nick Barre, Partner & Artist Manager at Proper Management
Jun 14, 2016 • 127 min
In Episode 5, we visit with Nick Barre, Partner a…
Back In Black // Jason Mowery, EXTRA CONTENT
Jun 9, 2016 • 15 min
Brandon and (the less cool) Jason catch up with J…
Fiddle Me This // Jason Mowery, Multi-Instrumentalist for Clint Black, Shania Twain, & More
Jun 6, 2016 • 144 min
In Episode 4, SMI sits down in “the bedroom” with…
Model Me // Cherylann Stephens, CEO & Owner of AMAX Talent
May 29, 2016 • 111 min
In Episode 3, SMI interviews the owner and CEO of…
Nashwood // Rich Redmond, Entrepreneur, Actor, Producer, & Drummer for Jason Aldean
May 29, 2016 • 101 min
In Episode 2, SMI interviews entrepreneur, actor,…
Not Just A Redneck // Adam Sanders, Artist & Songwriter
May 29, 2016 • 102 min
In Episode 1, SMI interviews country artist and s…