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Breaking Thru with Elaina Smith

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Join Elaina Smith from Nashville as she opens the door to female artists and proves radio listeners want to hear more than male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on talented female artists and interviews legends, up-and-comers, and everyone in between.

Join Elaina Smith from Nashville as she opens the door to female artists and proves radio listeners want to hear more than male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on talented female artists and interviews legends, up-and-comers, and everyone in between.
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Join Elaina Smith from Nashville as she opens the door to female artists and proves radio listeners want to hear more than male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on talented female artists and interviews legends, up-and-comers, and everyone in between.

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English


Episodes

Lauren Jenkins

8/18/2019
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Rising new country music star, Lauren Jenkins stops by to chat and play her songs for Elaina! Visit Lauren's Webpage and social: https://www.laurenjenkins.com Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://bit.ly/2YhLaXK https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith Elaina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:37:36

Ingrid Andress

8/11/2019
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Singer-songwriter, Ingrid Andress joins Elaina to talk music and life! Listen to Emily Ann Roberts cover Ingrid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SRC8VZ4_cM Visit Ingrid's Official Webpage: https://www.ingridandress.com Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://bit.ly/2YhLaXK https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith Elaina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:36:08

Emily Ann Roberts

8/4/2019
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Country singer and Voice contestant, Emily Ann Roberts joins Elaina on Breaking Thru! "When I was in the 6th grade, I made my first public performance at my church singing “Blessings” by Laura Story. Later that year, my friend and I auditioned for our middle school talent show and though we tried our best, we didn’t make it in the competition. I decided to ask the teacher what I could improve on so I could have a better chance of making it the next year. My teacher said, “Maybe if you...

Duration:00:37:23

S2 Ep 8 - Jessie Ritter

7/28/2019
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Jessie Ritter is our guest for episode 8! Ritter’s voice has taken her around the world—from Australia, to Europe, to New York City. During this time, she spent thousands of hours on stage performing on passenger cruise ships. Now based in Northwest Florida, the budding artist plays music all along the coast, including the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. After winning NashFM 105.5’s regional Nash Next competition, she represented the panhandle in the national finals, held at Wildhorse...

Duration:00:46:35

S2 Ep 7 - Mickey Guyton

7/21/2019
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Mickey Guyton stops by to talk with Elaina about her life and music. Visit Mickey here: https://www.mickeyguyton.com Watch a "live" performance with Mickey Guyton here: https://bit.ly/2YhLaXK Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith Elaina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:43:58

S2 Ep 6 - Honey County

7/14/2019
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Elaina talks with country music recording artists, Honey County... about how they became a band, what it's like to be women in country music, making videos, and performing "live". Here's a link to the band: http://www.honeycounty.com Watch a "live" performance with Honey County here: http://www.nashcountrydaily.com Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Eliana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith Elaina...

Duration:00:22:21

S2 Ep 5 - Bailey Bryan

7/7/2019
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Elaina sits down with rising country music star, Bailey Bryan... for an in-depth conversation on her rise to stardom. https://www.baileybryan.com Watch a "live" performance with Bailey here: http://www.nashcountrydaily.com Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Eliana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:39:17

S2 Ep 4 - Maddie and Tae

6/30/2019
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Elaina has a heart to heart with country music stars, Maddie and Tae! https://www.maddieandtae.com Follow Elaina on IG: https://www.instagram.com/elainadsmith/ Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:16:34

S2 Ep 3 - Farewell Angelina

6/23/2019
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Elaina sits down to chat with her friends and rising country music stars, Farewell Angelina! http://www.farewellangelinamusic.com Watch a "live" performance with Farewell Angelina here: http://www.nashcountrydaily.com Check out "live" music performances on Nash Country Daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWeekly/videos Follow Eliana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:32:25

S2 Ep 2 - Trisha Yearwood

6/16/2019
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Elaina's bucket list guest, Trisha Yearwood stops by to talk about women in country music, radio, standing up for herself, image, marriage, Garth Brooks, and her new music. Follow Trisha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trishayearwood Follow Elaina on IG: https://www.instagram.com/elainadsmith/ Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:21:25

S2 Ep 1 - Maren Morris

6/9/2019
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We kickoff season two with a new show title and great friend of the podcast! Maren Morris stops by to chat with Elaina about charting on the radio, an all-girls tour, and her most recent album, Girl. Listen to Elaina's interview with Maren Morris from Season One! Follow Elaina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elainadsmith

Duration:00:14:13

Trailer: Breaking Thru with Elaina Smith

5/28/2019
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The podcast is coming back for Season 2. Hear about some of the changes we've made and get a taste of what's coming up. New episodes of Breaking Thru with Elaina Smith start on June 9.

Duration:00:04:52

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Cam

12/18/2018
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I can't believe we've come to the finale episode of Season 1. I'm so excited about what we've accomplished since launching this podcast in June—and that includes YOU listening, watching and reading this. We will definitely keep things going in 2019, but we have the perfect way to wrap things up in 2018. Our guest this week is Cam, a woman who has been at the top of my guest list since starting the show. Cam has been a huge inspiration to me, and a wonderful friend and supporter of the show....

Duration:00:40:12

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Season 1 Review

12/11/2018
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I can't believe Season 1 of Women Want to Hear Women is winding down. Since launching in June, we have completed 23 amazing episodes featuring some of the genre's biggest names, rising stars and up-and-comers. Before we close Season 1 next week with a sit-down interview with Cam—I'm so excited—I thought it would be fun to reflect on some of this season's episodes, so I brought in my partner in crime, Jim Casey, editor in chief of Nash Country Daily, who helped me launch the podcast six...

Duration:00:27:24

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Danielle Bradbery

12/5/2018
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Danielle Bradbery has been in the public eye since winning The Voice as a 16-year-old in 2013. But winning a reality talent competition doesn't immediately translate to superstardom. Like most reality show winners, Danielle has had to work tirelessly to prove herself—and find herself as an artist. In our sit-down interview this week, Danielle talks about her time on The Voice, growing up in the public eye, finding her confidence, releasing her recent album, I Don't Believe We've Met, and so...

Duration:00:25:15

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Leah Turner

11/27/2018
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Leah Turner has had such an interesting career since moving from California to Nashville in 2012. She is a true example of how finicky the country music industry can be—but her hard work and talent have not gone unnoticed. While Leah has had many challenges, she's also had many victories, including releasing her self-titled EP and charting two singles. Leah is one of the hardest working women in Nashville, and I'm thrilled we were able to sit down and chat. You'll also find out how Leah...

Duration:00:27:13

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Heather Morgan

11/19/2018
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Heather Morgan has been a songwriting staple in Nashville for the better part of this decade, having penned songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, Cole Swindell and Brett Eldredge, including two of his No. 1 hits, "Beat of the Music" and "Lose My Mind." Now Heather is stepping out from behind the scenes to record and release her own music—and I'm SO excited for her. My interview with Heather feels like a full-circle moment, because something funny happened between us two years...

Duration:00:44:42

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring RaeLynn

11/12/2018
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​Since launching Women Want to Hear Women in June, RaeLynn has been one of the show's biggest supporters. Every time I've bumped into her around town, we've talked about finding enough time for her to stop by the podcast to share her story and insight. Thankfully, we were finally able to make it happen—she's a busy and successful woman! Texas native RaeLynn caught our ear as a 17-year-old when she was on The Voice in 2012. Since then, she has moved to Nashville, released her debut album,...

Duration:00:26:02

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Maren Morris

11/5/2018
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As of today, there is only one woman in the Top 30 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart: Maren Morris, whose single “Rich” is currently No. 5. Maren stopped by Women Want to Hear Women this week and delivered an open and honest dialogue about the current state of women in the country industry, differences in the pop world, how to correct some of the problems and much more. “I feel conflicted, because I worked so hard to put this album [Hero] out with songs that I dearly care about, and...

Duration:00:17:39

"Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Logan Brill

10/29/2018
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​On this week's podcast, we're featuring a young woman you are going to fall in love with: Logan Brill. One of the great byproducts of this podcast is that it has allowed me to discover even more women in country music—Logan is a perfect example. She makes me so excited about the future of the genre and the work ethic of women in this industry. Logan has worked hard to get to where she is today, drawing inspiration from strong women like her mom and sister. And her hard work has been...

Duration:00:23:30