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NHTE 232 Gigi Rich

Now L.A.-based singer, songwriter, piano player who was on Team Gwen Stefani in season seven of "The Voice." Originally from New Jersey, she has performed everywhere from New York to Nashville to Dallas to Las Vegas and at notable venues including The Mint (L.A.), New York's Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End, plus even The Apollo Theater. Her debut EP was released last year and she has new music that will come out later this year.


NHTE 231 Amy Keys

She has sung with some of the biggest names in music, from Phil Collins to Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and many, many more. She has even sung for a Super Bowl commercial that won an Emmy. She is also a writer, producer, and actor, and served as a representative on the Governor’s Board of the National Recording Academy (Grammys) and is a member of its Advocacy Board. Along the way she has also made numerous television appearances.


NHTE 230 Beebs

Singer, songwriter, guitar player currently out on the Warped Tour. She recently hosted the livestream for the California Roots Festival. And she has also been in the studio these days and hopes to release a new single by this Fall. She had released her first solo EP in June 2016. Her other project, Beebs and Her Money Makers, has released five albums and spent the last seven years touring.


NHTE 229 Kris James

UK-based singer/songwriter currently rolling out a single that marks the debut of his solo career after having been a member of the pop trio The Scheme. He has gotten distribution for the song through Universal Music UK and worked with a very notable producer for the song. There are also remixes that have been done of the song. He will be doing a national radio tour in July. (He was on this show just over two years ago, in April of 2016 on Episode 116.)


NHTE 228 Nina Lee

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who last November put out a five-song EP. Also last year she was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Three months ago she did a soft launch via YouTube of a new single. She recently played the Montauk Music Festival and also a sold out show at Rockwood Music Hall and recently performed at iHeart Radio's Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge. Already in her young career she has performed at famed music venue The Bitter End...


NHTE 227 Steven Malcolm

A multiple Dove Awards nominee, just last week he released his second project in The Second City four-part series, "The Second City Part 2," with Part 1 having been released in late January. He has had a song receive national recognition from NBA on ESPN, plus another single was featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and VH1’s “Black Ink Crew.” He was a featured artist on two high-profile tours last year, “2017 Winter Jam Tour” and Sadie Robertson’s “Live Original Tour.” On his YouTube...


NHTE 226 Diamond Dixie

Sister duo currently working on new music that they hope to release next year. They continue performing all around Florida - including playing some very notable venues and events (performed at the House of Blues three times last year) - while also going back and forth to Nashville. The girls have been extremely successful building their following, to the tune of a combined 340 thousand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For the second straight week we have a sister duo that has been on...


NHTE 225 Rhythm Rampage

A sister duo who have a single being released to country radio. They have played over a thousand shows in 20 states. Already this year they have performed in Colorado, Arizona, and California, plus they will be doing an appearance in Nashville in about a week-and-a-half at CMA Fest. They also will be releasing a new EP soon. The girls each sing, play guitar, and write. They previously appeared on this show way back on Episode 25 when they were known as The Redheads.


NHTE 224 Reneda Cross

The founder of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, which will celebrate its tenth such event in October. The festival is five days long and features close to 100 songwriters who over the years have come from places like Nashville, as far away as L.A., and even some from right there in Pensacola, Florida. Writers of songs that have become Number One hits have participated in the annual event, which also features community outreach aspects that are talked about in this interview. She...


NHTE 223 Sass Jordan

She has sold over a million records worldwide and won various awards, including Billboard and Juno, and has been called “one of the pioneers of female fronted rock." A singer/songwriter, she has toured and/or worked with an impressive list that ranges from Aerosmith to Alice Cooper to Cheap Trick to Van Halen, Carlos Santana, and Joe Cocker. She was also a feature actor in the episodic TV show “Sisters” and from 2003-2008 starred as one of the four judges on the hugely popular television...


NHTE 222 Scott Page

A saxophonist/guitarist for the likes of Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and Toto, among others, he actually plays several other instruments and sings too. He is also the CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Ignited Network - his fourth startup company - and is an invited guest lecturer (having taught at USC) and panelist at numerous new media conferences and university symposium, and was named one of “The Top 100 Multimedia Producers” by Multimedia Magazine. Scott also produced the world's first...


NHTE 221 David Longoria

An award-winning singer, composer, trumpeter, and producer who won Best EDM Song at the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, although he performs what he considers a sub-genre called TDM – Trumpet Dance Music. He has a multi-decade résumé of work with artists from different eras and has created a movement called “We Are One.” He once played with Dizzy Gillespie and has performed at venues and events ranging from LA Fashion Week to Carnegie Hall to the White House to the Hollywood...


NHTE 220 Alex G

A singer/songwriter with 1.5 million YouTube subscribers, she released a 14-song album last year and then five months later put out the first in a four-part EP series. She talks about how headlining a tour was different – a learning experience – from being an opening act, and why she doesn’t have immediate plans to get back on the road. Originally from Colorado, she also discusses why she left L.A. to move to Nashville as well as why she could be considered an advocate.


NHTE 219 Chase Miller with Nicky Barot

A return appearance to the show for this California-based country singer, songwriter, guitar player, who this time was joined by his producer (and lead guitar player), who were on-location at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. At the time of the interview they were working toward the release of a single, expected to be followed by another, and targeting a likely full album release by the end of 2018, and the conversation continued to talk of a mini-tour to support the single(s). Miller...


NHTE 218 Justin Emord

The bass player from Love and a .38, who had a video for one of their songs featured by Universal Studios on a 40-foot screen at City Walk. The band has gone throughout the southwest and up and down the west coast of the U.S., plus they've performed at SXSW too. Working with the band towards a new EP at the time of this interview, Justin also talks about advocacy work that he has done through the NAMM Foundation both in Sacramento as well as at the federal level in Washington, D.C. He also...


NHTE 217 Preston Reed

A fingerstyle guitarist known for a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body. One of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the world, he has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades. To-date, he has recorded seventeen albums and is working on his next, which he hopes to release later this year or in early 2019. In 2000 he moved to Scotland, where he puts on his own week-long workshops,...


NHTE 216 Chandler Juliet

With a seven-song EP on target for release this summer, award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Chandler Juliet is on a path being paved by success stories. Her debut EP in 2015 was featured through a sold out CD release party at Boardner’s in Hollywood. She has also performed at noted Hollywood venues such as The Troubador, The Viper Room, and Whisky-A-Go-Go. More recently, working with producer/songwriter Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Mikal Blue (Colbie...


NHTE 215 Emily Faith

A singer, songwriter, guitar player who lives in Oklahoma but has also performed in places like Texas, California, and Nashville, she became a featured artist on Radio Disney. She recorded an EP under the direction of producer Ken Caillat, best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac. Emily was named the Oklahoma and North American Country Music Association's Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year for five consecutive years. She opened shows for Marty Stuart, Sawyer Brown, and Bryan White, and...


NHTE 214 Dixie Jade

A duo, both originally from California but reconnected in Nashville, they are working on a new EP hoped to be released in the Spring. They have written hundreds of songs together and toured across the nation and have opened for the likes of Thompson Square, Love and Theft, and Daryle Singeltary as well as performed at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and (twice) at the Key West Songwriters Festival. They talk about the successful (overfunded) Kickstarter that they'd done for their debut EP...


NHTE 213 Caroline Dare

Recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association International as "One to Watch" (for being a songwriter on the rise), already in her young career she has performed at the likes of Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA), and The Coca Cola 600 Speed Street Festival (Charlotte, NC). She has recorded two EPs working with Nashville producer, songwriter, recording artist Greg Bates, whose Music City debut landed him in the Billboard Top 5...