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NHTE 249 Michael Pressman

Two-time Emmy Award-winning director and producer who was also nominated for a third. He has produced and directed numerous network series, including multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Law and Order SVU as well as Blue Bloods. He distinguished himself early in his career with the popular classic series Picket Fences and Chicago Hope. Most recently, he directed the final two hours of the Emmy-nominated TV mini-series Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, starring...


NHTE 248 Chris Donohue

Bassist, producer, music supervisor, and platinum-selling songwriter who has recorded and/or performed with a most impressive list of top name artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Ben Folds to Robert Plant, Maren Morris, Tom Jones, the Indigo Girls, and many (many) more. The night of this interview he was playing with Emmylou Harris, who he'd performed with one night earlier in a different city. His performances and original music have been heard on various film and television projects for...


NHTE 247 Kensie Coppin

She has had two Top 40 songs on the Texas charts and multiple “Female Vocalist of the Year” nominations, and been a finalist in many songwriting competitions. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, she has performed in the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Nashville, West Virginia, and, Florida. Her six-song self-titled debut EP was released two years ago. She has a publishing deal and is recording a new EP.


NHTE 246 Wilson Brothers Band

Brothers who live in Nashville and perform in a country band, although they each did have their own solo careers. They have written songs that have been cut by twelve other artists. Their debut single debuted at #1 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown and their music has been streamed by the millions. They were also named one of five “Rising Acts” by CMT. They released an album early this year.


NHTE 245 Michael Peterson

A million-selling, Grammy-nominated country music artist whose songs have hit #1 on the charts five times. Amazingly, he has had his songs recorded by Hall of Famers and Grammy winners in five different genres, including Travis Tritt, Timothy Schmitt of The Eagles, and more. He has also been a contributing author for eight books. And, he received the prestigious Bob Hope “Spirit of Hope” medal from the USO following his eleven tours and over 150 performances for Service men and women...


NHTE 244 Ashley Taylor

Her debut EP is scheduled for release January 18th, yet she already has a combined social media following of approximately 55 thousand. Three singles from her EP have already been released, and this year alone she has done lots of performing in lots of locations – not only in Nashville, but, California, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, she has also appeared in several episodes of the hit TV show, “Nashville.” And she has garnered a lot of honors, plus, she has an...


NHTE 243 Dave Jenkins

An original member of the popular band Pablo Cruise, which sold several million albums and still continues touring today. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, Dave Jenkins has also performed with Southern Pacific and, more recently, with the American Classic Hit Makers. He has recorded with many music industry greats, such as Jefferson Starship, Huey Lewis, and The Doobie Brothers, to name just a few.


NHTE 242 Jaime Kyle

Having written or co-written hit songs for the likes of Faith Hill and Heart, among others, she's a singer, songwriter, guitar player whose songs and/or recorded performances represent an accumulated sales of an amazing 19 million CDs. She was the first female rock singer/songwriter to be signed to a major record deal that came out of Nashville and over the years has performed and recorded with the likes of Richard Marx, Amy Grant, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. She is sometimes seen performing...


NHTE 241 Jeff Strametz

A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, plus he is the president and CEO of Boulder Creek Musical Instruments. The company does guitars, basses, and ukuleles and has a very impressive artist roster. He performs regularly and this year earned Best Band honors in the Gilroy Dispatch’s 2018 Best Of. They also had the distinction of being called by Ingrid Croce to play a Jim Croce Celebration of Life for a dear friend of hers and Jim’s that had passed away. He has years of experience...


NHTE 240 Taylor X

A singer, songwriter, recording artist in the electro pop genre, she also has an extensive background in dance, and, her music videos play in fitness gyms around the country. Plus she has also gotten radio airplay. She was the Pop/Contemporary Entertainer of the Year at last year’s Josie Awards, which is the largest independent artist award show globally. She released a full album two years ago followed by three singles last year and three more earlier this year. She is also a voting member...


NHTE 239 Shelly Liebowitz

Record executive, producer, promoter, and manager who is currently the CEO of SRI Label Group. He has worked with artists ranging from Sammy Davis Jr. to John Lennon. And, he has licensed recordings worldwide, and works as a consultant to several major music labels. Last year he put out a hardcover book called, “Doing it on the Downbeat.”


NHTE 238 Mark Schulman

Drummer touring with P!NK (currently in Australia), he has also performed over the years with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Foreigner, Destiny’s Child, and many others. He is the recipient of numerous gold and platinum discs and has appeared on shows ranging from The Grammys to The Late Show to The Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, American Idol, The X Factor, and more. He is also a music producer, audio engineer, and studio co-owner. He is one of the world’s most...


NHTE 237 Rick and Nancy Monsipapa

It's called the music BUSINESS, which means that if you are a singer, songwriter, recording artist, musician, entertainer of any kind, there IS an element of sales involved in what you're doing. On this episode, sales trainers Rick and Nancy Monsipapa give tips for selling your music, getting bookings, finding sponsors or endorsement deals, branding yourself -- essentially, better positioning yourself to get more opportunities. The two of them have a combined 40-plus years of sales...


NHTE 236 Carly Jo Jackson

A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele, she has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” gotten gear endorsements, and even had one of her original songs used in a TV commercial. She has performed everywhere from the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim this past January to the prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival in the Florida panhandle, to a San Francisco 49ers game, and even in our nation’s capital. More recently she performed at Summerfest in Milwaukee. She has performed well over 800 shows...


NHTE 235 Magnolia Wind

A duo act who prides themselves on playing every instrument you hear - no loops or tracks - they have a unique story about essentially living on the road in their RV. Chris plays guitar and drums and has performed with and for a list of artists that includes Lee Brice, while Kristen (bass and lead vocals) had a solo career that included performing at the Bluebird Cafe, among other venues. They've had 80 thousand-plus streams on Spotify and a video that got more than 100 thousand plays on...


NHTE 234 Chase Walker

Currently working on an EP for release before the end of 2018 with an album release likely for 2019, this singer, songwriter, guitarist has been highlighted in Guitar World Magazine ("next blues hero"), Guitar Player Magazine, and ("the next big thing"). His second album debuted at number 16 on the iTunes Blues music chart and received two International Independent Music Awards nominations. It produced a Number 1 single and three top ten singles on the Roots Music Radio...


NHTE 233 Megan Davies

Although based in Nashville, this singer, songwriter, guitar player has become internationally known thanks to her huge success on YouTube. She has also gotten a tremendous following on Spotify while playing all around the country, including multiple House of Blues locations, The Mint (Los Angeles), Rockwood Music Hall (New York), The Fillmore (San Francisco), plus SXSW in Austin earlier this year. She has also gotten airplay on SiriusXM. She released an EP last year and is releasing singles...


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.