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50 minutes | a day ago
NHTE 376 Alannah McCready
A singer/songwriter whose latest single came out at the end of February. She has been releasing music since 2014 and is releasing a five-song EP later this year. After growing up in Minnesota she moved to New York before relocating to Music City, although she has performed elsewhere too, including South By Southwest, CMA Fest, and the famed Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. All this comes after having quite a career as a student-athlete and then working in sports!
65 minutes | 8 days ago
NHTE 375 Fiona Silver and Brian Duke
She is a singer, songwriter, producer, and guitar player who has toured with four-time GRAMMY winner Gary Clark, Jr. She has gotten airplay on SiriusXM, performed with Carlos Santana, and accompanied Gwen Stefani for NBC’s New Year’s Eve special and “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special. She also counts Ronnie Spector among her personal mentors. He is a drummer who has toured nationwide and internationally. Since the pandemic he has been the in-house drum tech AND has been playing on sessions at a studio in Connecticut. He also operates a home studio, is an educator, and last fall started his own shop, called Music Box Vintage.
48 minutes | 16 days ago
NHTE 374 Megan Morrison
Named “Best Solo Musician of 2019” by the Miami New Times, she is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, actor, and model who will be releasing a new album soon. Her background includes studying classical voice performance and pursuing a Broadway musical theater career before turning her focus to original rock and electronic music. In addition to her talents as a musician, she has honed her skills as a professional fire dancer and has even made appearances fire dancing in music videos for some notable names, including Pitbull.
56 minutes | 22 days ago
NHTE 373 Gedina
A singer/songwriter who has just put out a new two-track release after having released two singles in the second half of last year, plus she is releasing a new album real soon. Based in the Los Angeles area, she has also launched her own record label. Soon after moving to L.A. after college she landed a blind audition on season three of NBC’s “The Voice.” She is also fierce advocate for female empowerment and is both a martial arts instructor and a surfer. In the case of the latter, it’s fitting to mention that she calls her genre of music Mermaid Pop.
60 minutes | a month ago
NHTE 372 Peter Link
A composer, producer, stage director, and performer with over 150 albums to his credit, spanning a 40-year career. He has a million-selling record to his credit, was nominated twice for a Tony Award on Broadway, and is a winner of the New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award. He has had great success in film scoring, Broadway musicals, pop music, gospel, television, and he has even written ballets for the Joffrey Ballet. He even had a regular role on television on a daytime drama. Late last year he also launched a podcast, plus he is CEO and Co-Owner of Watchfire Music.
53 minutes | a month ago
NHTE 371 Shane Martin
Minnesota-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist whose latest release was a seven-song album last September. Despite the pandemic, he has still been very active playing live shows, in 2021 alone including multiple dates in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and there in Minnesota, plus many more upcoming, including a booking as far out as early August already. Whether as a solo artist or with his band, he has routinely performed over 200 shows per year, including some of the top country music festivals in the U.S. Along the way they’ve performed at events that have also included the likes of Lee Brice, Ronnie Milsap, Jerrod Niemann, Easton Corbin, and more. Last year he and his band even started a tribute featuring the music of the legendary band Alabama.
50 minutes | a month ago
NHTE 370 Manny Blu
A hockey player turned MMA fighter turned music performer. Relocated from Montreal to Nashville, he's a recording artist and guitar player who released a bunch of music in 2020 and has this year launched a bi-weekly live performance YouTube series that is getting a lot of attention, plus there's more new music on the way this year. In 2020, as an artist, he surpassed a combined one million streams across all streaming platforms. He has coined the term ‘country punk,’ for the sub-genre that he considers his music to fall in. He put out his sophomore EP this past November, with some notable Music Row songwriters working on that project.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
NHTE 369 Tiffany Ashton
A voting member of the Recording Academy, she is a is a singer, songwriter, guitar player who has performed at CMA Fest and is a Hollywood Music in Media award winner. She also was the Nashville Universe Awards 2018 “Rising Star” and, more recently, put out a brand new single at the end of January that got featured on both CMT and Spotify upon its release. Plus, she has more new music coming this year. Three music videos that she released from five to twelve months ago have each gotten from 4800 to 8800 views on her official YouTube channel. She has even performed at the Viper Room in Hollywood and at Opryland Resort in Nashville.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
NHTE 368 Songsbury
Toronto-based singer, songwriter, guitar & piano player, and producer who just received his first gold record. He has had many notable collaborations in addition to his own catalogue of music. He has also composed music for film projects and at one point in his career even was the front man for a rock band. He is currently recording new music, which will be released during 2021, and is also opening a new recording studio this year. He also spent four years living in Los Angeles.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
NHTE 367 Mauve
Toronto-based singer/songwriter who has just released a new single and wants to work towards making a new EP or album this summer (2021). Her music has gotten more than 700 thousand streams on Spotify. In addition, the videos on her official YouTube channel have gotten a combined total of more than 1.4 million views. One of her songs won the InterContinental Music Award for “Best of North America Pop,” and, she was nominated for Best New Artist at the Niagara Music Awards. Some of her live appearances include a performance at Youth Day Global, a headlined performance at the 2020 Toronto Music Expo, and a featured panelist at the 2020 Canadian Music Expo.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
NHTE 366 Paul Loeb
He has been a musician his whole life and has DJ’ed professionally for 13 years. He currently runs No Ego Records, a label that helps musicians and content makers through cheaper licensing of their songs. Plus, he is the CEO of DropTrack, a platform that helps record labels, independent artists, and producers organize and promote their music.
5 minutes | 3 months ago
NHTE 365 Medical Interruption
The podcast takes an unplanned turn this week, as the host describes first-hand the experience that has taken place over the last six days. The show must go on, however this episode is not, unfortunately, what we're used to. Give it a listen nonetheless to see where things went and will go next, as well as some suggested related activity during this time, plus a very notable stat you might have missed if you didn't hear last week's episode.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
NHTE 364 Jason Davis
An entertainment industry executive with a broad range of titles including award-winning songwriter, award-winning author, independent record label president, executive TV producer, entertainment consultant, former Senior VP of A&R for Dolly Parton's management company, and a serial entrepreneur. He has also secured record deal offers with CEOs from the largest music companies in the world, including Capitol Records, Sony, Interscope, Island / Def Jam, Epic, Atlantic, and RCA. He wrote a #1 Billboard hit and was even nominated for a Latin music award.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
NHTE 363 Tim Zach
Singer, songwriter, guitar player who fronts a band called Whiskey Bent, which will celebrate its eleven-year anniversary in March. He was previously a guest on this show way back on Episode 118 in May 2016. Since that time, he and his band have opened for several national acts, including Jake Owen, Sawyer Brown, and Jimmie Allen. This spring and summer they are already booked for fairs and festivals that will see them on the bill with the likes of Luke Combs, Toby Keith, Diamond Rio, Trent Tomlinson, and more.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
NHTE 362 Andrea
Based in Macedonia, a singer, songwriter, guitar, and piano player who three weeks ago released a music video that already has 664 THOUSAND views on YouTube. Her debut release was the feature of a premier in a prestigious UK music blog AND has been played on over 100 radio stations around the world. She has been recording new music with an eye toward releasing this year. Her music has been streamed nearly four million times on TikTok and the videos on her YouTube channel have gotten a combined total of more than one million views.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
NHTE 361 Dilan Jay
A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who is also an actor, producer, entrepreneur, and author. He has written and published one book, three scripts, seven albums, and more than a thousand songs. He has had a hit on the U.S. Billboard charts and a #1 on MTV’s Most Popular Music Videos. One of his songs is approaching a quarter of a million streams on Spotify. He has traveled to 40 countries and performed for thousands, and the videos on his official YouTube channel have gotten a combined total of well over two-and-a-half million views. He recently formed a new band and they have five new songs coming out in 2021.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
NHTE 360 Dom Morley
A GRAMMY Award-winning producer and mixer, he engineered on Amy Winehouse’s number one “Back to Black” album and singles for Adele and Morrissey, among others. He also mixed Sting’s “Live at Durham Cathedral” and worked with The Police on the pre-production for their world tour. Based in the UK, he is also the founder of The Mix Consultancy, which is talked about during this interview.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
NHTE 359 Jen Lilley
An actress, singer, producer, and advocate who even has her own podcast. Late last month she released a holiday song, just two months after having put out a new album. She is extremely active with different humanitarian projects, as talked about here, including an initiative for the holidays. She even talks about giving 100 percent of her music profit to charity but also a unique way that she got her music out in conjunction with a sweepstakes. She has been on two daytime dramas as well as in movies seen on The Hallmark Channel.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
NHTE 358 Shelby Lee Lowe
Singer, songwriter, guitar player who just put out new music two months ago. He has also been working on more new music to be released next year. Despite the pandemic he has still been and is performing, including dates in Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, and Alabama. He had started off 2020 with shows in Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Indiana. He has approximately 13 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify and previously appeared on this show in the summer of 2017, on Episode 183.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
NHTE 357 Maxine Linehan
Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and actress who just last month released a holiday album that features a list of renowned collaborators with GRAMMY credentials. She has performed worldwide, from the Lincoln Center in New York all the way to Paris. Born and raised in Ireland, she has drawn praise from the New York Times, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and Billboard, among others. She also talks here about the destination recording studio she is a part of, plus, her interpretation of songbooks of varied artists ranging from Petula Clark to Barbra Streisand to U2.
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