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Adventures of a country singer




Season 2 Episode 9: Aren’t You From F-ing Arkansas?

Welcome to the last episode of Season 2! So many of you have asked us to cover artist management, and today we’re bringing you an interview with Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen. He manages acts like Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, and Little Big Town. Jason will share some great insight into the artists’ careers that he’s worked with and offer some practical inspiration for both artists, marketers, and managers. And a warning: he’s got a word or two for those millennials out...


Season 2 Episode 8: 32 #1s and counting...

From a kid in a so-called “no-where town” to one of the most prominent writers in country music. Ashley Gorely talks about DJing dances in middle school to moving to Nashville and falling in love with publishing. For the songwriters out there we’ve got a lot of process talk: what he does in the writing room…and how he likes to come into a room and “crash” it. He calls himself a chameleon, and really, he’d have to be to have hits on so many different artists. Come with us as we meet Ashley...


Season 2 Episode 7: Love It Or Hate It

10 time GRAMMY winning engineer F Reid Shippen has mixed records for people like Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Kenny Rogers. And the key to his success? Well, I’d say it’s passion…but he might say it’s risk. We sat down in Reid’s studio (Robot Lemon) and drank rye whiskey and talked about how a Tom Selleck movie changed his career path forever. Come with us as we try to figure out what it means to live This Nashville Life. Follow Reid @robotlemon.


Season 2 Episode 6: The Red Line

Season 2 Episode 6: The Red Line Meet Chip Petree. The un-lawyerly lawyer Wanna know what a first time publishing deal looks like in 2017? Wanna know the current status of “360 deals?” Wanna know what Chris Stapleton’s attorney drinks? Well, he drinks Four Roses even though we had to leave that part of the convo on the cutting room floor. Entertainment attorney Chip Petree has represented the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Brothers Osborne and he’s gonna give us some really great *free*...


Season 2 Episode 5: Weekly Walmart Trip

Meet Derek Wells. 2nd generation session musician. Former band leader for Josh Turner. Producer. Foodie. 2016 ACM Guitar Player of the Year. Teller of the best Dolly Parton impersonator story EVER. Find Derek Wells here: @d_weezee (insta) Hear Kelleigh's music here: Follow Kelleigh @kelleighbannen (Insta, FB, Twitter) Follow the show @thisnashvillelife (Insta, FB) and @thisnashlife (Twitter)


Season 2 Episode 3: Nashville Is Like The Hunger Games

Meet the women behind Marbaloo Marketing, a full service music marketing company that has worked with the likes of Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and Kelsea Ballerini. They’ll talk about driving cross country to Nashville from LA to start Marbaloo. The challenges and advantages of being a woman entrepreneur in the music business. How Nashville is like the Hunger Games. And some SUPER practical tips on how to better use social media to up your branding game….in other words Marbaloo’s take on...


Season 2 Episode 2: Perspiration Not Inspiration

Season 2 Episode 2: Perspiration Not Inspiration by Kelleigh Bannen


Season 2: Teaser & Announcement

We're baaaaaaaaack: 2/9/17, and we're moving to an every week format...get ready for This Nashville Life: Cocktail Hour. PLUS we wanna hear from you. Leave us a voicemail message at 629-777-6401 and we just might use your audio on the air. See ya 2/9! Hear Kelleigh's music here: Follow the show @thisnashvillelife (Insta, FB) and @thisnashlife (Twitter)


Episode 8: More Words Than Chords (Part 1)

In part 1 of our 2 part interview with Grammy nominated songwriter Nicolle Gaylon, we cover Nicolle’s journey and process. We’re talking about NBC’s The Voice, hometown inspirations, unfair advantages, and the journey of a lyricist. Listen to Nicolle’s “Worktapes” on @Spotify here: Follow her on Insta @nicatnitemusic Listen to Kelleigh’s music here:...


Episode 7: The "Jazz" Episode

Warning: this episode doesn't resolve, which is why we named it the Jazz Episode. With our co-producer out on his honeymoon, we hand the reigns over to Nada Taha of the Bobby Bones Show who turns the microphone on Kelleigh. It's a casual, unscripted conversation that touches on topics like road life, band dynamics, humility, and the importance of having champions. Follow Nada @nadameansnothin (Insta, FB, Twitter) Follow Kelleigh @kelleighbannen (Insta, FB, Twitter) Hear Kelleigh's music...


Episode 6: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superfan.

A look at fan culture through the eyes of a Taylor Swift fan turned influencer and social media guru.


Episode 5: Get Hot or Go Home

A vulnerable look at beauty and image as it relates to artists and entertainers, especially women. Guest: Joanna Carter, VP Creative Services/Video Production for UMG Nashville. Get the music and watch the videos referenced here: All Good Things: Long Trip Alone: Pontoon...


Episode 4: That’s Not Country

A look at why we love to hate. Why are we so defensive about what is and isn’t “country?” Guest: hit songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Brandy Clark, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert) Keep in touch with us at Purchase songs featured in this episode here: All Good Things by Kelleigh Bannen Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves...


Episode 3: How {Not} To Get A Record Deal

How does someone “get discovered?” A&R executive Autumn House Tallant sheds some light on the process of how to get signed to a record deal and how not to. She recalls some of the best, and the “best of the worst” artist pitches she’s witnessed while at a major label. Autumn also shares the signing stories of some her most famous artists: Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Eric Church. Keep in touch with us at Purchase songs featured in this episode here: All Good...


Episode 2: Co-work, co-llaborate, co-write

demystifying the Nashville phenomenon of “co-writing.” I.e. How songs get written on Music Row. Guest: hit songwriter Laura Veltz (songs by Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Eli Young Band, Chris Young.) Check out all the song references here: All Good things: Smoke When I Drink: House That Built Me:...


Episode 1 (Pilot): The Radio Game

how a song makes its way from one of a handful of streets on Music Row in Nashville to the top of the charts nationwide. Guest: JoJamie Hahr of Broken Bow Records.


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