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Inside Nashville pulls the curtain back, giving people an honest look at the country music and radio businesses.

Inside Nashville pulls the curtain back, giving people an honest look at the country music and radio businesses.
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Inside Nashville pulls the curtain back, giving people an honest look at the country music and radio businesses.








Episode 69: A Conversation With One of the Finest Voices In All of Music...Shelly Fairchild

This week Tom treats us to a conversation with his good friend with an incredible voice....Shelly Fairchild. While Shelly has veered off of a country path, her virtuosity is so special that she fits comfortably in any conversation about music. She talks about her childhood and how she got to Nashville. Tom and Shelly than share the story of working together at Sony music how what it was like for Shelly being a gay woman navigating the Nashville waters. But mostly they talk about music and...

Duration: 01:17:07

Episode 68: Spotify's IPO. Radio and Music Stocks. Sexual Harassment. Carrie Underwood. New Releases. Jamey Johnson

This week Tom looks at Spotify's IPO filing and music labels' stake in it. He reviews radio and music stocks' 2017 performance and talks about Carrie Underwood's accident. He asks...why is sexual harassment in country music and radio NOT in the news? He gives us the good and bad of new releases and talks about some highly anticipated 2018 albums. He gives us his dumbass of the year nominee and finishes with a plea to Jamey Johnson to make a new record and one of the best country songs ever...

Duration: 00:40:32

Episode 67: A Conversation With Nashville's #1 Talent Agent...Tony Conway!

This week Tom sits with the #1 talent agent in Nashville history....Tony Conway. Tony's incredible career has helped shape the history of country music. He talks about his beginnings in the business and how he ascended to the Presidency of the industry dominant Buddy Lee Attractions, how he and Willie Nelson started the annual Farm Aid festival, managing Alabama and Randy Travis, putting the Highwaymen together...and much more. Tony is a legend and this is a not-to-be-missed episode if you...

Duration: 01:14:36

Episode 66: Suggested New Years Resolutions for Nashville, Country Radio, Radio Corporations, Streaming Companies, Satellite Radio, and country music consumers. The Best 6 Country Albums of 2017.

This week Tom generously and respectively offers some New Year Resolution suggestions to Nashville, radio corporations, local country radio programmers, streaming companies, satellite radio, and country music consumers. He is clearly a very giving man. He finishes with a list of the best country albums of 2017. This is a perfect way to end the don't miss it! Subscribe at and never miss an episode

Duration: 00:31:31

Episode 65: Brilliant New UK Artist...Lisa Wright

This week Tom sits with a brilliant young artist from the UK...Lisa Wright. Lisa talks about experiencing Nashville, songwriting, her idols, the country music scene in the UK, family, and much more. Lisa is a delightful, talented young artist that will surely win you over. Discovering new music and new artists is one of the joys of being a music are welcome!

Duration: 00:56:43

Episode 63: Grammy's Big Mistake. StubHub Busted. Radio In Trouble. Streaming Losing $. Garth.

This week Tom calls out the Grammys on their big mistake, talks about StubHub getting busted for scalping, and explains radio's problems...and offers them some free advice. He then tells us about the streaming services losing money, Garth's #1, and some new releases. He answers more mail about the sexual harassment and goes out with a COUNTRY song. This is one of his very best solo episodes! Subscribe at and never miss an episode.

Duration: 00:47:59

Episode 63: A Conversation With One of Nashville's Very Best Promotion Executives...Bob Reeves.

This week Tom talks with one of Nashville's very best promotion executives....Bob Reeves. Bob talks about how he got started, what the promotion job is all about, and how to get along with a consultant (or not). Bob played a key role in breaking The Dixie Chicks and tells us about it. He talks about Blake Shelton, LoCash, and other artists he's worked with and calls out earlier Inside Nashville guest Jeff Solima (episodes 49 & 50) on his recollection of Emerson Drive's "Moments" journey to...

Duration: 01:14:29

An Important Thanksgiving Message

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!...and be sure to listen to this message!

Duration: 00:07:17

Episode 62: The Good, Bad, and "Meh" of the CMA Awards. Bro-Country, Garth, Blake, Sturgill. Harsh Mail. More Blake

This week Tom gives us the good, the bad, and the "meh" of the CMA Awards and he doesn't hold back. He asks if the show signaled the death of bro-country, calls Garth out for lip-synching, applauds Sturgill's Facebook live broadcast, and asks...where was Blake? He then answers some harsh mail about sexual harassment and pay-for-play at radio...and finishes with more Blake. It's another good one that you need to hear. Subscribe at and never miss an episode.

Duration: 00:48:38

Episode 61: A Conversation With Music Publishing Power Player...Creative Nation CEO Beth Laird

This week Tom sits with one of the most successful music publishers in Nashville...Creative Nation co-founder and CEO, Beth Laird. Beth tells us how she went about building her company, how she works with her songwriters, how Performing Rights Organizations work, how she has adjusted to the world of streaming and technology, and much more. It is instantly obvious that Beth knows what she's talking about and is a great conversationalist as well. This is an episode that we learn...

Duration: 01:01:23

Episode 60: Singer Katie Armiger Accuses Radio Programmers of Sexual Harassment and Her Label of Complicity. How Many Country Songs In The Top 20? New Releases.

This week Tom examines singer Katie Armiger's allegations that she was sexually harassed and assaulted by radio programmers...and her label of complicity. He addresses the larger issue of sexual harassment in our society and the need for it to end now. He then picks apart the top 20 on the chart looking for country songs and tells us about some new single releases that we should listen to. Tom closes with a song from one of his favorite singer / songwriters....Cody Jinks.

Duration: 00:44:55

Episode 59: A Conversation With Legendary Nashville Producer, MARK WRIGHT

This week Tom visits with legendary Nashville producer and songwriter Mark Wright. Mark's career is the type they write books about. He's responsible for over 40 #1 records and sold millions of albums. He has produced the likes of Brooks & Dunn, Gary Allan, Reba, Trisha, Lee Ann Womack, Gretchen Wilson, and many, many (many) more, and shares some inside stories on many of them along great insight into the music business. Mark rarely does interviews so be sure to check this episode out and...

Duration: 01:04:28

Episode 58: How Do Songs Get Played On Country Radio?

This week Tom tells us about how songs from new artists find their way to the airwaves of country radio. He gives us a look behind the curtain of the all important relationship between Nashville and country radio...and what it takes to get that all important airplay. He closes with an emotional powerhouse of a song from the great Vince Gill. If there was ever a DO NOT MISS episode...this is the one!

Duration: 00:35:53

Episode 57: The Las Vegas Massacre...Heartbreak and Outrage.

As we mourn the loss of life and feeling of safety on the streets of America coming out of the Las Vegas massacre we MUST answer the question...When are we going to begin the process of protecting ourselves from the insanity of rampant gun violence?

Duration: 00:16:22

Episode 56: A Conversation With Nashville Entrepreneur and Digital Marketing Pioneer...Hi-Fi Fusion's TODD CASSETTY

In this episode Tom sits with the highly successful entrepreneur and digital marketing pioneer, Todd Cassetty. Todd started his company, Hi-Fi Fusion, in 2001 and had instant success. The company and it's subsequent branches have become synonymous with high quality digital marketing and video and TV production. Todd has seen the business from every angle and shares his vast knowledge in a compelling hour long conversation. It's one that we will all learn something from. Tom closes with his...

Duration: 01:14:18

Episode 55: ACM Honors. False Social Media Stars. Stagecoach Festival. New Releases. Harsh Mail. Leave Miranda Alone! A Bright Young UK talent

This week Tom weighs in on the good and bad of the recent ACM Honors telecast and then warns Nashville against following pop and Hip Hop's lead into the world of false social media stars. He runs down the lineup for the next Stagecoach Festival and sets us straight on some new releases and addresses some harsh mail while telling fans to leave Miranda Lambert alone! He closes with music from a bright new UK talent.

Duration: 00:36:30

Episode 54: Legendary Studio Musician Bobby Wood...From Elvis to Garth And A Lot In Between

This week Tom visits with legendary studio musician Bobby Wood. Bobby was one of the famous Memphis Boys that, during his Memphis years, played on iconic records from the likes of Carl Perkins, Joe Tex, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wilson Pickett, Neil Diamond, Elvis, and many more. His relationship with Elvis wend far beyond piano player and he has stories to tell about it. After his migration to Nashville where he played with the likes of Haggard, Cash, Jones, Willie, Waylon, The Highwaymen and so...

Duration: 01:12:31

Episode 53: Taylor's Money Grab. Garth Is The Smartest Guy In The Room Again. YouTube's Thievery. All Eyes Are On The Courts In LA. Where Are Our Flag Waving Stars On Nazis

Taylor Swift is extorting money from her fans. Garth is the smartest guy in the room. A rock band in CA seeking a release from their Warner Bros. contract based on a never before litigated law could have significant ramifications within the music business. More on the music industry's war with YouTube. Houston needs our help!....and where are the flag waving country stars on the Charlottesville Nazi nightmare?

Duration: 00:35:27

Episode 52: A Conversation With One Of Music's Most Gifted Singers...MAGGIE ROSE!

This week Tom talks with one of Nashville's...and music in general's moat gifted vocalists....Maggie Rose. Maggie talks about her early life and how it led her to Nashville. They share some stories about their time working together and how she has evolved as an artist and a business woman. It's clear that Tom is a big fan of Maggies and, if you're not already, you will be. You'll be glad listened to this one!

Duration: 01:06:30

Episode 51: How Many Of The Top 20 Songs Are Country? Swindell vs. Miranda. Taylor Swift Trial. Willie!

This week Tom revisits the country chart to see how many of the top 20 songs are actually country. You will be shocked. He expands on that theme in addressing the pop vs country influence argument and asks for a truce...with a condition. He checks on the Cole Swindell / Miranda Lambert chart comparison before moving on to the Taylor Swift trial and finishes with some thoughts on Willie Nelson. Tom's top 20 check has always been a listener favorite and this week will not disappoint! Enjoy,...

Duration: 00:39:00

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