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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.

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.

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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.

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English

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732-742-6451


Episodes

Ep 52: Adam Sanders

10/8/2020
This week on Pitch List, Chris chats with writer/artist Adam Sanders. No stranger to the music business, Adam moved to Nashville in 2009; within a few years, he’d gone from working construction to penning two #1 songs (“Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”, “Hell of a Night”). Adam has truly been a student of the music industry, and it shows - from his wiser-than-his-years work mentality to an undeniable track record of hit songs. Take a listen to hear about Adam’s passion for co-writing, how a routine...

Duration:00:54:39

Ep 51: Jessie Jo Dillon

9/24/2020
Pitch List returns this week for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon! Signed with Big Machine, Jessie has penned numerous hits - including the Dan and Shay / Justin Bieber smash “10,000 Hours”, “Break Up In The End” (Cole Swindell), and “Rich” (Maren Morris), just to name a few. Listen on to hear she and Chris chat about the intricacies of having both a parent and significant other in the music industry, turning your FOMO into a work ethic, and shamelessly...

Duration:00:51:18

Ep 50: Annie Roboff

9/10/2020
For our 50th episode, Pitch List welcomes Grammy-nominated hitmaker Annie Roboff! With a wide range of cuts by artists like Faith Hill, the Indigo Girls, Whitney Houston, The Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and many more, Annie is no newcomer to the music business. Listen on as she and Chris chat about the intricacies of the “Murder on Music Row” accusations of the 90s, her strong tendencies towards writing melodies over lyrics, and more. Plus: Annie lets us in on the story behind originally writing...

Duration:00:45:26

Ep 49: Ben Vaughn

8/27/2020
Pitch List gets a new perspective this week with a very special guest: President and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music Nashville, Ben Vaughn! This publishing powerhouse chats with Chris about getting his start on Music Row while still in college at Belmont University, the top qualities he looks for in a new writer, and even answers some of YOUR burning questions about the music business. Plus: a few vintage Chris Lindsey stories from “back in the day” (as Ben puts it), from being on national...

Duration:00:50:03

Ep 48: Gretchen Peters

8/13/2020
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 Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill + many more. Her new album, “The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury”, a loving tribute to fellow Hall of Fame songwriter Mickey Newbury, is out now! Join us for a conversation...

Duration:00:57:19

Ep 47: Devon Gilfillian

7/2/2020
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 story. He has since shared the stage with Mavis Staples, Keith Urban, Brothers Osborne, and many more musical icons, and released his first full length record, “Black Hole Rainbow”, earlier this year. Listen on to hear he and Chris discuss the...

Duration:00:44:02

Ep 46: Josie Dunne

6/18/2020
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 Warner/Chappell coffee machine, how working with country writers laid a foundation for strong lyrics and storytelling as a pop artist, recording a music video fully in quarantine, and more. Plus: don’t forget to visit our social media pages to watch...

Duration:00:46:23

Ep 45: Kree Harrison

5/28/2020
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 collaborations with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Wynonna Judd), Kree has overcome hardship over the years and come up stronger against all odds. Listen on to get the inside scoop on her upcoming debut album, “Chosen Family Tree”, and...

Duration:00:42:25

Ep 44: Louise Goffin

5/14/2020
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 newcomer to the music business, Louise played her first gig ever at the age of 17 opening for Jackson Browne and has been recording, writing and producing for most of her life. She even recently completed a 6 month audio engineering course at the...

Duration:01:11:36

Ep 43: Tom Bukovac

4/29/2020
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 Gill, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and many more. Listen on for some laughs, priceless wisdom, and insight into the working world of the session player. Plus: the time Tom hid in his van at a toga party. More exclusive content:...

Duration:01:20:39

Ep 42: Gordie Sampson

4/16/2020
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”, “Storm Warning” and many others, Gordie spills his story and knowledge for us. Listen on for our deep dive into staying raw and emotional as you grow, the magic in a day-of demo, and more. Thanks for listening, and stay...

Duration:01:04:48

Ep 41: Jessi Alexander

4/2/2020
No matter what age you are or where you’re from, chances are, you’ve heard a Jessi Alexander song. From smash hits like “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus) and tearjerkers like “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton), this week’s guest has quite the catalogue - not to mention being a CMA and ACM Song of the Year recipient. But what you might not know is Jessi’s story of perseverance, how she played the Grand Ole Opry on Day 3 of living in Nashville, and how redefining what success meant to her led her...

Duration:00:56:43

Ep 40: Josh Kerr

3/19/2020
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 chart-topper with Keith (among many other top hits with Kelsea Ballerini, Camila Cabello, and more). Chris sits down with Josh this week to chat about the story behind writing tracks like “Never Comin’ Down”, how his dad forcing him to keep playing...

Duration:00:53:21

Ep 39: Jörgen Elofsson

3/5/2020
This week, Chris calls up hit writer Jörgen Elofsson all the way from Sweden to chat about our favorite things - songwriting, bands our guests were in when they were teenagers, and more songwriting. This mega-hit maker has penned tracks like “Stronger” (Kelly Clarkson), early hits for Britney Spears and many more international chart-toppers. Listen on for chats about the mystical side of creating art (including a psychic Reiki healer that tapped into Jorgen’s creative energy), why so much...

Duration:01:02:57

Ep. 38: Dave Barnes

2/20/2020
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 mode” to “personal artistry” and back again, plus you’ll hear their hot takes on celebrating the album “deep cut”. Listen on to hear Chris and Dave drop some truth bombs, while also managing to sneak in your daily dose of inspiration and...

Duration:01:14:08

Ep. 37: Pilgrimage Festival 2019 (Feat. The Wild Reeds, Bre Kennedy, Lucie Silvas, Anna Shoemaker, Anna Rose & Stephen Kellogg)

2/6/2020
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 stories of artistry from some of the best performers of the weekend. Listen on to hear our chats with The Wild Reeds, Bre Kennedy, Anna Shoemaker, Anna Rose and Stephen Kellogg (plus - we catch up with podcast alumnus Lucie Silvas). Thank you,...

Duration:01:06:35

Ep. 36: Josh Kear

1/23/2020
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 - but his insightful notions about the songwriting business and heart of his craft speak even louder. Listen to hear him open up about his journey to finding himself, and finding a team of people who believed in who that came to...

Duration:01:07:16

Happy New Year + S3 Is Coming!

1/13/2020
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 January 23rd. See y'all soon! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/

Duration:00:00:38

"Talking To The Sky" with Aimee Mayo (Minisode)

12/11/2019
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 she thinks songwriting is similar to writing. Check out her Kickstarter campaign, closing THIS FRIDAY the 13th, to help support her lifelong dream, and to learn how she went from small town Alabama gal to Nashville-based hit songwriter (and all the crazy in...

Duration:00:49:36

Ep. 35: Phil Barton

7/26/2019
In the finale of Pitch List Season 2, Chris sits down on a Wednesday morning 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, and right here in Nashville (launching with the #1 single “Woman Like You – Lee Brice). Listen on to hear, in classic Pitch List style, a discussion of magic co-writers, live band demo sessions, and how INXS showed a...

Duration:00:55:34