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Ep. 11: Love What You Love / Aimee Mayo
What's better than a husband and wife songwriting team? This week, Chris interviews his wife Aimee Mayo, Grammy-nominated and #1 hit writer. They dive into Aimee's past and her father's songwriting influence, and talk about one of her most recent cuts on Caitlyn Smith's new album. Bonus: have a laugh hearing about the time they wrote with Aimee's childhood crush Rick Springfield!
Episode 11: Fire / Drake White
We welcome another writer/artist back on Pitch List! This week, Drake White talks with Chris about his connection to fire and the art of conversation, his Alabama/blues roots, and his upcoming record. Listen to the end to hear how getting fired from a construction working job led him to his commitment of music.
Episode 10: Make A Noise / Barry Dean
This week, the great Barry Dean joins Chris in the studio for the first episode of the year! He reminisces on first coming to Nashville (including flying in for the sole purpose of having coffee with Tom Douglas), and gives us an inside look on how two of his biggest hits, "Day Drinking" and "Girls Chase Boys" were shaped in the writer's room. Plus: learn how Barry almost learned Portuguese to become a Brazilian pop musician.
Happy Holidays from Pitch List!
Capping off this year with a little holiday message from Chris. We'll be back in January with brand new episodes and all your favorite writers and artists. Don't forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review here in iTunes and tweet us a screenshot for your chance to win some awesome Bose wireless headphones! Thanks so much for listening, and see you in the new year! -Chris Lindsey and all of us at Pitch List
Episode 9: Chase It Like Mad / Brett Beavers
“Sometimes magic does happen. That’s what keeps us coming back,” this week’s guest, Brett Beavers, tells us. After moving to town years ago in lieu of a professional bass fishing career, Brett now has Nashville wrapped around his finger. He has not only toured with Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack, but has also written and produced several hits for Dierks Bentley along the way. Take a listen as Chris and Brett talk about what it really takes to write one of those coveted magic songs.
Episode 8: Always Sunny In California / Colbie Caillat
This week, Chris welcomes a very special guest into Aimeeland Studios. Malibu girl Colbie Caillat rose to success in her hometown on MySpace over ten years ago; now, she’s officially living here in town and ready to take the Nashville world by storm. Colbie shows Pitch List a fresh perspective as an artist/writer and the struggle to stay true to yourself in the music business.
Episode 7: Let's Get Drunk And Write / Troy Verges
Writer/producer Troy Verges has been in the game for a long time, starting with his rare straight-out-of-college publishing deal years ago. Fast-forward to the present, Troy sits down with Chris in the studio to talk all things songwriting. They reminisce on old times and the old-school magic of recording demos live, and talk about how consistent and grounded songwriting has proven to be Troy’s key to success.
Episode 6: The Long And Winding Road / Caitlyn Smith
This week, as Chris comes down with a cold, wife Aimee Mayo guest hosts and sits down with the amazing Caitlyn Smith. These old friends get together and talk about everything from the magic of writing songs at night, to Caitlyn’s first band as a teenager, “U-Turn” (pink electric guitar included). Don’t forget to check out Caitlyn’s brand new record, available this fall.
Episode 5: Three Chords and The Truth / Bob Dipiero
Bob Dipiero has written countless hits for the likes of Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys, George Strait and more. Today, Chris visits Bob’s studio to talk about anything and everything from a probable “Track Guy Hall of Fame”, to the heart of country music and staying true to yourself.
Episode 4: Two Is Better Than One / The Warren Brothers
This week, Chris invites the Warren Brothers over to his studio to talk all things songwriting and crack a few jokes. They discuss their unique situation of writing as a duo, how it feels to have the great Craig Wiseman as their boss, and confirm that Waylon Jennings actually hates country music. Plus: what it means to know “the real Chris Lindsey”.
Episode 3: Home Is Where The Song Is / Tom Douglas
This week, Chris talks with Tom Douglas (“The House That Built Me”, “Raise ‘Em Up”) about his inspiring journey towards becoming a professional songwriter, the mysterious nature of spirituality and shared experiences, and how to write a truly meaningful song.
Episode 2: Goals and Obstacles / Craig Wiseman
Today, Chris sits down with Craig Wiseman at his publishing company, Big Loud Shirt, and digs deep. They talk about uptempos vs. ballads, writing with Roy Orbison's kid brother, and how publishers are the best cheerleaders. But most importantly, Craig shows true character as he and Chris find that the most important thing is giving back.
Episode 1: Magic Song / Brett James
In the first episode of Pitch List, Chris visits Brett’s publishing company, CornMan Music, to talk about the therapeutic powers of co-writing, Brett’s journey towards becoming a songwriter, and how getting to rock bottom can often lead to writing some of your best, and most honest, songs.
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