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Pitch List

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Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey (“Every Time I Hear That Song” / Blake Shelton, “Poison and Wine” / The Civil Wars) has set out to discover what makes creative people tick. Starting with what he knows - writing - and branching out to various aspects of the music industry, Pitch List explores what it means to be a songwriter, and ultimately, a person. Join us as we talk with some of music’s hit writers at the top of our Pitch List.


Ep 48: Gretchen Peters
Aug 13 • 55 min
This week, Pitch List returns for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Gretchen Peters. Along with having released nine studio albums of her own, Gretchen has written hits such as “Independence Day” and “On A Bus to St. Cloud” for icons like…
Ep 47: Devon Gilfillian
Jul 2 • 44 min
From his Music City newbie days of Reggae cover bands and working as a City Winery employee, to Capitol Records recording artist breaking musical and lyrical boundaries, this week’s guest Devon Gilfillian is a perfect example of the Nashville success…
Ep 46: Josie Dunne
Jun 18 • 46 min
This week, Chris hops on Zoom to chat with rising pop songstress Josie Dunne! Josie has amassed millions of streams on her music, and recently released a brand new EP, “Late Teens / Early Twenties”. Listen on to hear our chat about the legendary…
Ep 45: Kree Harrison
May 28 • 42 min
This episode, Chris sits down with singer/songwriter Kree Harrison. A seasoned writer and performer since a very young age (accolades include repeat performances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show as a child, a runner-up ranking on American Idol Season 12, and…
Ep 44: Louise Goffin
May 14 • 71 min
This week, Chris sits down with writer/artist/producer Louise Goffin. Her familiar voice is heard all the way from the theme song of popular TV show ‘Gilmore Girls’, to one of her TEN studio albums, to her own podcast called Song Chronicles. Not a…
Ep 43: Tom Bukovac
Apr 29 • 80 min
This week’s episode is for all you guitar-nerds and session players, featuring none other than local legend (and old friend of Chris’), Tom Bukovac! Tom has played on over 500 albums, including projects with icons such as Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Vince…
Ep 42: Gordie Sampson
Apr 16 • 64 min
This week, Chris sits down with #1 writer, artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gordie Sampson to talk all things songwriting. From recording as a session player to writing powerhouse cuts like “Jesus Take The Wheel”, “This Town Is Killing Me”,…
Ep 41: Jessi Alexander
Apr 2 • 56 min
From smash hits like “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus) and tearjerkers like “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton), Jessi Alexander has quite the catalogue - not to mention being a CMA and ACM Song of the Year recipient. But what you might not know about this week’s…
Ep 40: Josh Kerr
Mar 19 • 53 min
When Josh Kerr first moved to Nashville, he had a list of 3 people he wanted to write with: Dave Barnes, Sean McConnell, and Keith Urban. Today, he has a song on his new record written with Sean, an ongoing writing relationship with Dave, and a #1…
Ep 39: Jörgen Elofsson
Mar 5 • 62 min
This week, Chris calls up Jorgen Elofsson all the way from Sweden to talk about our favorite things - songwriting, bands our guests were in when they were 17, and more songwriting. This mega-hit maker has penned tracks like “Stronger” (Kelly Clarkson),…
Ep. 38: Dave Barnes
Feb 20 • 74 min
This week, Chris chats with killer writer/artist Dave Barnes (he’s had some serious cuts with artists like Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Ingrid Michaelson and more). In this episode, learn how to shift your spider senses from “professional songwriter…
Ep. 37: Pilgrimage Festival 2019 (Feat. The Wild Reeds, Bre Kennedy, Lucie Silvas, Anna Shoemaker, Anna Rose & Stephen Kellogg)
Feb 6 • 66 min
Earlier this fall, Chris sent our producer Daena out to Franklin, TN to talk to some of the artists of Pilgrimage Festival 2019. With this special episode of Pitch List, we look back on that hot early autumn day with nuggets of songwriting wisdom and…
Ep. 36: Josh Kear
Jan 23 • 67 min
Welcome to Pitch List Season 3! In the season premiere episode, Chris sits down with his old friend and Music Row legend Josh Kear. As the only songwriter to ever win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year three times, Josh’s track record speaks for itself…
Happy New Year + S3 Is Coming!
Jan 13 • 0 min
Happy New Year, Pitch Listers! We want to thank everyone who listened to the show in 2019, whether you’ve been with us since day 1, or just joined the Pitch List family today. We are so excited to announce that we’ll be back with Season 3 of the show on…
“Talking To The Sky” with Aimee Mayo (Minisode)
Dec 11, 2019 • 49 min
Aimee Mayo has been writing her memoir, “Talking To The Sky”, for the past 13 years. Finally, she is ready to tell her stories through chapters, and not just songs. In this special mini episode, learn about Aimee’s book, life, and how it relates back to…
Ep. 35: Phil Barton
Jul 26, 2019 • 55 min
In the finale of Pitch List Season 2, Chris sits down to talk with the one and only Phil Barton. Originally from Australia, but living in Nashville for the past 12 years, Phil has had continual country music success over the years in Canada, Australia,…
Ep. 34: CMA Fest 2019 (Feat. Walker Hayes, Adam Hambrick, Kelleigh Bannen, Gone West w/Colbie Caillat, Anna Vaus, Seaforth & Shy Carter)
Jun 21, 2019 • 67 min
It’s a CMA Fest special episode here at Pitch List! This week, Chris sent our producer Daena downtown for the festivities to talk with some of our favorite country artists. Listen to hear how Adam Hambrick’s newborn daughter inspired his new single, why…
Ep. 33: Stereosaga!!! (Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell, Jordan Rigby)
Jun 5, 2019 • 46 min
This week, Chris sits down with new hitmaker supergroup Stereosaga!!!, made up of Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell and Jordan Rigby. Listen on to hear how Ryan got a job at the YMCA after signing his first deal, just to stay grounded, what it’s like to have…
Ep. 32: John Paul White
May 10, 2019 • 55 min
This week, Chris talks backstage at the Charleston Music Hall with Muscle Shoals singer/songwriter John Paul White. Since returning to his solo career after his work with The Civil Wars, John talks about the process of writing his new record, “The Hurting…
Episode 31: Charleston Songwriters’ Festival (Feat. Cliff Cody, Arlis Albritton and Andy Albert)
Apr 26, 2019 • 71 min
This week, enjoy our first ever live episode of Pitch List, recorded last weekend at the Charleston Songwriters’ Festival in South Carolina. Hear from festival creator Arlis Albritton and his crazy past life on the road, how Cliff Cody went from West…
Ep. 30: Mike Cronin
Apr 12, 2019 • 55 min
This week, Chris explores a different side of the music industry with recording studio designer and builder Mike Cronin. Mike has worked on countless famous studios around the world, including Oceanway and Blackbird Studios, as well as various projects…
Ep. 29: Connie Harrington
Mar 29, 2019 • 69 min
This week, Chris sits down with songwriter and publisher Connie Harrington. From art director to songwriter to publisher, Connie lets us in on her creative journey and process, including the importance of having a “song champion”, and the emotional…
Ep. 28: Trent Dabbs
Mar 15, 2019 • 53 min
This week, Chris talks with writer/artist Trent Dabbs. Trent has been releasing music since 2004 and has had song placements in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and more. In addition, his songwriting credits include cuts with Kacey…
Ep. 27: Liz Rose
Mar 1, 2019 • 41 min
This episode, Chris sits down with Music Row legend, Liz Rose. Whether her songs transport you back to 2008, blasting Taylor Swift on your iPod, or have you bopping to Girl Crush on your favorite radio station today, chances are you know and love her…
Ep. 26: Shy Carter
Feb 1, 2019 • 40 min
This week, Chris talks with one of the most versatile and creative artist/writers in Nashville, Shy Carter. Shy flawlessly transitions from genre to genre and has the track record to show for it; from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, to Tim and Faith and…
Ep. 25: Jillian Jacqueline
Jan 18, 2019 • 27 min
This episode, Chris gets deep with Jillian Jacqueline, pop/country artist who’s been in the music industry since she was just 7 years old. Listen on to hear their conversation about vocal stylings and genre bending, Jillian’s long journey towards her…
Ep. 24: Craig Campbell
Jan 4, 2019 • 37 min
To start off the New Year, Chris talks with longtime country performer Craig Campbell. Having started out as a professional instrumentalist and demo singer before moving into the songwriting and artist world, Craig offers his unique perspective of and…
Ep. 23: Lucie Silvas
Dec 14, 2018 • 50 min
In our last episode before the holiday break, songwriter and artist Lucie Silvas gives amazing insight on her creative process and journey through the music industry. She and Chris discuss fame vs. success, self-discovery, and how to truly let yourself be…
Ep. 22: Hunter Hayes
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
This episode, Chris talks with country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes. Exploding onto the scene when he was just 19 years old, the five-time Grammy nominee is now working on his newest project, headed by the single “Dear…
Ep. 21: Catie Turner
Nov 9, 2018 • 42 min
This week, Chris sits down with bright young talent Catie Turner. As one of the Top 7 on American Idol this past season, Catie is ready to take the world by storm with her wise-beyond-her-years songs. She and Chris talk songwriting influences, tour life,…
Ep. 20: Seaforth
Oct 26, 2018 • 55 min
This week, Chris and Aimee sit down to talk with the new pop-country duo you’ve been waiting for. Named after their hometown in Australia, Seaforth, Mitch and Tom talk about getting signed almost immediately here in Nashville and their journey as they…
Ep. 18: Levi and Marcus Hummon
Oct 15, 2018 • 41 min
Welcome to Season 2 of Pitch List! To celebrate, Chris sits down this week with father and son Marcus and Levi Hummon. Both songwriters and recording artists, and each from a different era of music, Levi and Marcus talk about staying true to yourself in…
Ep.19: Pilgrimage Festival
Oct 15, 2018 • 28 min
For this episode, Chris sent out our producer Dana out to Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN to catch the vibe and interview some up-and-coming talent. Listen on to hear her talk to four artists; Wild Rivers, Hannah Dasher, Bishop Gunn and Josh Martin;…
Ep. 17: Lori McKenna / Greatest Job In The World
Jul 13, 2018 • 39 min
For the season 1 finale of Pitch List, Chris sits down at the Noelle Hotel downtown to talk with the one and only Lori McKenna. Lori is a back-to-back Grammy Award winning songwriter and has written hits for giant artists such as Faith and Tim, Little Big…
Ep. 16: Let’s Make A Record / The March Project
Jun 29, 2018 • 39 min
This week, Chris shares the incredible story of how four friends (Marv Green, Bill Luther, Aimee Mayo and himself) turned just making some records they loved, into a whole lot of hit songs. From that record came hits like “Let’s Make Love” (Tim and…
Ep. 15: Invisible Magic / Steve Moakler
Jun 11, 2018 • 38 min
Now that the craziness of CMA Fest is over, Chris sits down with up-and-coming artist Steve Moakler for a chat down by Music Row. But although Steve is a relatively new artist, don’t let that fool you - he’s also a veteran songwriter, having penned hits…
Ep. 14: What Happens Next / Deric Ruttan
May 18, 2018 • 59 min
This week, Chris sits down at the studio with Grammy-nominated songwriter and country artist Deric Ruttan. He has not only written hits for artists such as Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and more, but also regularly tours in Canada to support…
Ep. 13: Sing-Along Song / Missi Gallimore
May 3, 2018 • 39 min
She may not be a songwriter, but Missi Gallimore is the woman behind so many of your favorite country songs. She not only discovered hits such as “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, “Humble and Kind” and “Breathe”, but also owns her own publishing company, and a…
Ep. 12: Love What You Love / Aimee Mayo
Mar 2, 2018 • 46 min
What’s better than a husband and wife songwriting team? This week, Chris interviews his wife Aimee Mayo, Grammy-nominated and #1 hit writer. They dive into Aimee’s past and her father’s songwriting influence, and talk about one of her most recent cuts on…
Episode 11: Fire / Drake White
Jan 26, 2018 • 47 min
We welcome another writer/artist back on Pitch List! This week, Drake White talks with Chris about his connection to fire and the art of conversation, his Alabama/blues roots, and his upcoming record. Listen to the end to hear how getting fired from a…
Episode 10: Make A Noise / Barry Dean
Jan 5, 2018 • 72 min
This week, the great Barry Dean joins Chris in the studio for the first episode of the year! He reminisces on first coming to Nashville (including flying in for the sole purpose of having coffee with Tom Douglas), and gives us an inside look on how two of…
Happy Holidays from Pitch List!
Dec 20, 2017 • 1 min
Capping off this year with a little holiday message from Chris. We’ll be back in January with brand new episodes and all your favorite writers and artists. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review here in iTunes and tweet us a screenshot for…
Episode 9: Chase It Like Mad / Brett Beavers
Dec 9, 2017 • 54 min
“Sometimes magic does happen. That’s what keeps us coming back,” this week’s guest, Brett Beavers, tells us. After moving to town years ago in lieu of a professional bass fishing career, Brett now has Nashville wrapped around his finger. He has not only…
Episode 8: Always Sunny In California / Colbie Caillat
Dec 1, 2017 • 41 min
This week, Chris welcomes a very special guest into Aimeeland Studios. Malibu girl Colbie Caillat rose to success in her hometown on MySpace over ten years ago; now, she’s officially living here in town and ready to take the Nashville world by storm.…
Episode 7: Let’s Get Drunk And Write / Troy Verges
Nov 24, 2017 • 51 min
Writer/producer Troy Verges has been in the game for a long time, starting with his rare straight-out-of-college publishing deal years ago. Fast-forward to the present, Troy sits down with Chris in the studio to talk all things songwriting. They reminisce…
Episode 6: The Long And Winding Road / Caitlyn Smith
Nov 9, 2017 • 59 min
This week, as Chris comes down with a cold, wife Aimee Mayo guest hosts and sits down with the amazing Caitlyn Smith. These old friends get together and talk about everything from the magic of writing songs at night, to Caitlyn’s first band as a teenager,…
Episode 5: Three Chords and The Truth / Bob Dipiero
Oct 18, 2017 • 49 min
Bob Dipiero has written countless hits for the likes of Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys, George Strait and more. Today, Chris visits Bob’s studio to talk about anything and everything from a probable “Track Guy Hall of Fame”, to the heart of country music…
Episode 4: Two Is Better Than One / The Warren Brothers
Oct 18, 2017 • 47 min
This week, Chris invites the Warren Brothers over to his studio to talk all things songwriting and crack a few jokes. They discuss their unique situation of writing as a duo, how it feels to have the great Craig Wiseman as their boss, and confirm that…
Episode 3: Home Is Where The Song Is / Tom Douglas
Oct 18, 2017 • 41 min
This week, Chris talks with Tom Douglas (“The House That Built Me”, “Raise ‘Em Up”) about his inspiring journey towards becoming a professional songwriter, the mysterious nature of spirituality and shared experiences, and how to write a truly meaningful…
Episode 2: Goals and Obstacles / Craig Wiseman
Oct 18, 2017 • 73 min
Today, Chris sits down with Craig Wiseman at his publishing company, Big Loud Shirt, and digs deep. They talk about uptempos vs. ballads, writing with Roy Orbison’s kid brother, and how publishers are the best cheerleaders. But most importantly, Craig…
Episode 1: Magic Song / Brett James
Oct 18, 2017 • 36 min
In the first episode of Pitch List, Chris visits Brett’s publishing company, CornMan Music, to talk about the therapeutic powers of co-writing, Brett’s journey towards becoming a songwriter, and how getting to rock bottom can often lead to writing some of…
Welcome To Pitch List!
Oct 18, 2017 • 2 min
Welcome to Pitch List! Join songwriter Chris Lindsey on his journey to find truth with his fellow writers and music professionals. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and even share some wisdom from some of the greatest creatives around.…