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Women Want to Hear Women with Elaina Smith Podcast

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Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith is reclaiming the flawed narrative that suggests female artist don’t deserve airtime on country radio because listeners only want to hear male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on some of country music’s most talented female artists as she interviews legends, up-and-comers and everyone in between.

Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith is reclaiming the flawed narrative that suggests female artist don’t deserve airtime on country radio because listeners only want to hear male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on some of country music’s most talented female artists as she interviews legends, up-and-comers and everyone in between.
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Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith is reclaiming the flawed narrative that suggests female artist don’t deserve airtime on country radio because listeners only want to hear male artists. Elaina shines her spotlight on some of country music’s most talented female artists as she interviews legends, up-and-comers and everyone in between.

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Episodes

"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

17: “Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Delta Rae

10/22/2018
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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I really wanted to start involving more men into the Women Want to Hear Women conversation, because the only way to change the conversation is by working together. I thought the perfect guests would be the men and women of Delta Rae. The group, composed of two women and four men, released a female empowerment anthem on Oct. 19 called "Hands Dirty." In a bit of a plot twist, band member Ian Hölljes was the initial writer of the song before his sister Brittany...

Duration:00:31:04

16: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Tenille Townes

10/16/2018
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You know you're doing something right when Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town handpick you as the opener for their Bandwagon Tour, right? Well, that is exactly what happened to Tenille Townes this summer. When it comes to Tenille's talents, I was actually a little slow to the party. Not anymore, thanks in part to everyone who saw her on tour and tweeted us to feature her! Tenille is talented, intelligent and thoughtful beyond her years. I really think you're going to love this one....

Duration:00:26:19

15: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Jessie Chris

10/10/2018
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There are many different paths to success in the ever-changing country music industry—and Jessie Chris is forging her own. Jessie is making moves WITHOUT a traditional record contract, and it has been really impressive to watch the 21-year-old release new music, headline her own tour and acquire sponsorship deals with brands like Durango Boots. It's hard not to fall in love with her tremendous talents, sweet personality and kind heart. In this week's episode, Jessie shares some great...

Duration:00:19:29

14: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Rachel Wammack

10/3/2018
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Rachel Wammack was the first new artist I was introduced to this year—and she's a big reason I launched the Women Want to Hear Women podcast. After a random "Asian-fusion" dinner with her at the ACM Awards in April, I fell in love with her personality before I heard her sing. I was hoping she was as talented in the music arena as she was fun . . . and I was NOT disappointed when I heard her debut single, “Damage.” Rachel's career is just getting started, but I can already tell she has star...

Duration:00:25:09

13: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Kalie Shorr

9/24/2018
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Kalie Shorr has been carving out a name for herself since moving to Music City five years ago . . . and she hasn't let a little thing like the lack of a record deal stand in her way. Since 2016, Kalie has released three EPs, and as one of the co-founders of the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes, the talented 24-year-old has been an incredible champion for women, not only in country music, but in all genres. The group's 2018 song, "Times Up," which Kalie co-wrote,...

Duration:00:21:49

12: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Runaway June

9/17/2018
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The ladies of Runaway June—Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne—are three of the smartest, kindest and most talented women I have ever met. This is a trio country music should be proud to have representing our genre. Hannah, Naomi and Jennifer have been fierce supporters of the WWTHW podcast since the beginning, and I've been dying to get them on! The time has finally come, and the ladies do not hold back. Enjoy their wisdom and wit, and when you're finished listening to the...

Duration:00:29:45

11: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Abby Anderson

9/10/2018
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Wow! I'm still recovering from last week's interview with THE Carrie Underwood. If you didn't get the chance to listen yet, please check it out right HERE. I'm thrilled Carrie was able to share her valuable insight and bring so much attention to the WWTHW platform. Let's keep things going this week with superstar-in-the-making Abby Anderson. If you don't recognize Abby's name, you will soon. This vibrant 21-year-old is going places. Abby and I covered a lot of ground in this interview,...

Duration:00:19:20

10: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Carrie Underwood

9/3/2018
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When I launched the Women Want to Hear Women podcast with Nash Country Daily on June 15, I had no idea how far this campaign would come in less than three months. After nine amazing episodes, I'm excited to tell you that we now have a platform on the Westwood One Podcast Network—and our first episode on the network features none other than Carrie Underwood, one of the most popular and powerful artists in country music. Carrie has always championed women. She is one of the people who...

Duration:00:17:00

9: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Rachel Reinert

8/27/2018
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It's been a couple of years since we've heard from Rachel Reinert, who was part of Gloriana from 2008 to 2016. Now, Rachel is doing her own thing as a solo artist—and she has a cool new single, "Cool." Rachel stopped by the Nash campus earlier this month and chose Women Want to Hear Women for her FIRST sit-down interview since leaving the trio and reemerging as a solo artist. We get into why she left the trio, what she's been doing and how she found herself and her sound. Rachel also...

Duration:00:25:09

8: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Sarah Darling

8/20/2018
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A popular local adage is that Nashville is a "10-year town," suggesting it takes an artist a decade to finally make it "big." Sarah Darling has been in Music City for almost a decade—singing, writing, releasing music and winning over new fans with each performance. Is it finally Sarah's time? In this week's WWTHW conversation, I talk with Sarah about her patience, journey, obstacles and successes, including building a fan base in Europe. This was my first time meeting Sarah, and if it is...

Duration:00:21:09

7: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina" Featuring Stephanie Quayle

8/10/2018
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Not only is Stephanie Quayle one of my favorite human beings, but she is also an incredible—and underrated—artist. If you aren't familiar with Stephanie's music, be sure to check out our WWTHW Playlist, because Stephanie kicks some serious booty. I sincerely admire Stephanie's art and the fact that she is a complete BOSS LADY! In this week's sit-down, we have a lot of fun in the studio as Stephanie offers some astute advice and provides keen insight for females in the industry. Hope you...

Duration:00:23:27

6: "Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith" Featuring Clare Dunn

8/3/2018
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Clare Dunn has been one of my favorite artists since releasing singles "Move On" and "Tuxedo" a few years ago. If you're not familiar with her name, I suggest you catch her live show. She is one of the most electric performers I've EVER seen. This week, I sat down with Clare to talk about what it's like being a woman in the male-dominated country genre, patience, dogs, dancing, alter egos and more. Clare also shared some great advice for aspiring artists entering the country music...

Duration:00:24:28