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Southern Ground Nashville Presents: Breaking Ground

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On the surface, hearing a song is one thing. But to truly understand what the song is, takes a kindred spirit to crack the topsoil. Recorded in Zac Brown's infamous studio, Southern Ground Nashville Presents: Breaking Ground. An artist to artist conversation on each others song that was just performed, recorded and listened to in one take, for the first time, so that each guest and artist really dig deeper than ever before into each others' songs. Listen as your favorite artist converses with your favorite songwriter (and vice versa) and perhaps they change your perception on a song and even songwriting. Weekly you'll discover deeper meanings behind your new favorite songs, have an appreciation for the craft of songwriting, and realize that a community that is as diverse as music, is brought together by one thing. The music.

On the surface, hearing a song is one thing. But to truly understand what the song is, takes a kindred spirit to crack the topsoil. Recorded in Zac Brown's infamous studio, Southern Ground Nashville Presents: Breaking Ground. An artist to artist conversation on each others song that was just performed, recorded and listened to in one take, for the first time, so that each guest and artist really dig deeper than ever before into each others' songs. Listen as your favorite artist converses with your favorite songwriter (and vice versa) and perhaps they change your perception on a song and even songwriting. Weekly you'll discover deeper meanings behind your new favorite songs, have an appreciation for the craft of songwriting, and realize that a community that is as diverse as music, is brought together by one thing. The music.
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United States

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On the surface, hearing a song is one thing. But to truly understand what the song is, takes a kindred spirit to crack the topsoil. Recorded in Zac Brown's infamous studio, Southern Ground Nashville Presents: Breaking Ground. An artist to artist conversation on each others song that was just performed, recorded and listened to in one take, for the first time, so that each guest and artist really dig deeper than ever before into each others' songs. Listen as your favorite artist converses with your favorite songwriter (and vice versa) and perhaps they change your perception on a song and even songwriting. Weekly you'll discover deeper meanings behind your new favorite songs, have an appreciation for the craft of songwriting, and realize that a community that is as diverse as music, is brought together by one thing. The music.

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English


Episodes

"Except You" with Dustin Ransom and Guest Host Molly Martin

6/25/2019
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Never have met before, instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Dustin Ransom (@dustinransommusic) and singer/songwriter Molly Martin (@mollymartinsongs) found a quick love for ice breakers. Dustin's "Except You" comes from a heavy place being disguised as a light, piano ballad. Molly was able to discover themes of sobriety, cathartics, letting go, and living in the now. With such heavy topics do you write from a fictional place with specifics, or do you tell all to your audience with...

Duration:00:22:17

"California Coldwinds" with Ben Jarrell with Guest Host Mando Saenz

6/18/2019
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Ben Jarrell (@benjarrellbama) brought his unreleased song "California Coldwinds" to the studio to have a conversation with seasoned songwriter, Mando Saenz (mandosaenz). Mando jumps in to discover many things about this song that few would pick up like the hook itself, the character, and even the deeper emotional feelings of the character. Perspective is something that every songwriter looks for, but to step into someone else's shoes to understand their perspective is a challenge. While the...

Duration:00:19:22

"Something More" with Austin Plaine and Guest Host Szlachetka

6/11/2019
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Intense emotions from the subtlest moments describe Austin Plaine's (@austinplaine) writing style, but we found a kindred spirit with Szlachetka (@szlachetkamusic) when we put these two in a room. Austin describes that simple is good when writing songs, but Szlachetka was quick to point out that the idea of "something more" does bring out a lot of nostalgic emotions to allow a song to breathe. "Something More" is full of windows and opportunities for Austin's guitar playing and unique sense...

Duration:00:16:39

"Cattle In The Cain" with Sam Bush and Guest Host Michael Cleveland

6/4/2019
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Sam Bush (@sambushband), notable bluegrass legend, plays the traditional fiddle tune on the mandolin "The Cattle In The Cain" for fiddle champion, Michael Cleveland (@mcflamekeeper). Michael and Sam, being the instrumentalists that they are, discuss the regional differences in the tune but never forget to give homage to the original sense of the song. Sam has a unique style that Michael made sure to bring up in conversation, that brings up stories of Bill Monroe and Sam's education...

Duration:00:13:09

"Deep Water" with Charlotte Leigh and Guest Host Robby Hecht

5/28/2019
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Ballads, anxieties, and even quicksand are uncovered in Charlotte Leigh's (@icharlotteleigh) "Deep Water". Robby Hecht (@robbyhecht), a seasoned songwriter, was pretty quick to realize the metaphors and analogies in Charlotte's personal ballad, but he also realizes that a song so personal can be a challenge to write. Charlotte shares her experiences in writing the song, coping with the issues discovered, and realizing to embrace the issue. "Sometimes it takes strength to get through what...

Duration:00:18:46

"To Rise You Gotta Fall" with Nicki Bluhm and Guest Host The Sweetheart Deal

5/21/2019
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Paul McDonald and Emily Kinney of The Sweetheart Deal (@thesweetheartdeal) sit down with Nicki Bluhm (@nickibluhm) after hearing "To Rise You Gotta Fall" live in the studio. Nicki takes us through her journey to this song as Paul and Emily share commonalities in conquering fear, change, and even the lessons of life. You also get to hear the inner workings of Nicki's latest record, To Rise You Gotta Fall. Nicki Bluhm spent six years as lead singer and front person of Nicki Bluhm and the...

Duration:00:22:11

“Give Me Back My Love" with Rob Baird and Guest Host Edan Archer

5/14/2019
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Running to or running from something, heartache, and how the instrument can make the difference in a song. Edan Archer (@edanarcher) sits down with Rob Baird (@robbairdmusic) to discover more about Rob's Breaking Ground song "Give Me Back My Love" from his latest album release, After All. Kindred spirits in the art of crafting a song, Edan heard "Give Me Back My Love" for the first time as we recorded this episode and quickly understood that there was more to the song than what meets the...

Duration:00:15:35

"Dancing Away With My Heart" with Dillon Carmichael and Guest Host Jenny Tolman

5/8/2019
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In our inaugural episode, guest host Jenny Tolman (@jennytolman) sits down with Dillon Carmichael (@dilloncmusic) to not only share a love for classic country and it's sounds, but also to dig into Dillon's song "Dancing Away With My Heart" from Carmichael's debut album Hell On an Angel. Discover how quick an idea can change for a song when you're nudged by Nashville staple producer, Dave Cobb. Jenny also leads the conversation uniquely in the direction of how hard is it to write a love song...

Duration:00:18:26

Pilot-"Never Again" with Sam Lewis and Phil Madeira

4/26/2019
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Who would've known that the catalyst of Sam Lewis', "Never Again", stems from a trip down from a psychedelic place? In this pilot episode, Phil Madeira (creator of Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Crickets, and a member of Emmylou Harris' Red Dirt Boys plays host to dig into Sam's poetic, illustration of an event in Sam's life.

Duration:00:11:30

"Crescent Park" with Phil Madeira and Sam Lewis

4/25/2019
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One day we had this crazy idea to bring like-minded and sometimes not so like-minded artists together to talk music. Specifically their own music. This is our pilot episode of that first meeting. Phil Madeira, creator of Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Crickets (his latest release), and member of Emmylou Harris' Red Dirt Boys, sits down with Loversity creator Sam Lewis. Sam dives into Phil's song, "Crescent Park" and we get a picture of what real community can look like. Even if it is...

Duration:00:14:53