Make It Up As We Go

Make It Up As We Go

Following the death of her beloved father, Charlotte returns to her home state of Texas. Stricken with grief, and pulled in countless directions, Charlotte decides to attend legendary country songwriter, Liz Rose’s, writing retreat in Hill Country. Her experience writing at the Wayside Ranch pushes Charlotte to reach a turning point in her career. She pursues a deal with a big publishing company, and fights to balance work with her relationship with Marshall, seeking harmony between emotional stability and professional independence. Right when everything seems to be looking up, Charlotte is tested again, as the reverberations of “cancel culture” behind the scenes in the Nashville songwriting world are exposed, bringing to light the complexities of fame and fortune in Music City. Season 2 of Make It Up As We Go releases May 3rd from Audio Up and SiriusXM

Episodes

September 28, 2020 2 mins

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Nashville producer Elliot Lieberman discovers Charlotte and her boyfriend, guitar player Davis Gabbert, at The Golden Light in Amarillo, TX and invites them to Nashville to test out their songwriting legs. After a cross-country drive and a night of no sleep in their new dump of a duplex, Charlotte and Davis land a writing session with well-known Nashville songwriter Marshall Tracy. 

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Bobby Bones, As ...

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October 8, 2020 37 mins

After a disastrous first writing room session, the duo must confront the odds of their music dreams becoming a reality. Charlotte's talent begins to outshine Davis. She's given a choice to write without him or go back to Amarillo. Jealousy and doubt plague the couple. 

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
Jacob (assistant), Jameson Moss
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Joe Say...

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October 15, 2020 39 mins

Davis has been sidelined and feels betrayed by Charlotte's welcome into the most exclusive writers' room in Nashville.

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
Davis Gabbert, Rob Mayes
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Joe Sayles, Dennis Quaid
Madison White Bluegrass Trio, The Salty Suites 
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October 22, 2020 35 mins

For the first time in years, Charlotte is on her own, navigating a new city and the high-stakes of songwriting in Music City. She draws strength from her faith and takes a big chance partnering with Marshall.

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Davis Gabbert, Rob Mayes
Jacob (assistant), Jameson Moss
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Joe Sayles, Dennis Quaid
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
Marshall Tracy, Michael Ra...

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October 29, 2020 38 mins

Charlotte and Emily reconcile after they realize their shared experiences as female songwriters in Nashville. Marshall and Charlotte bond over their songs.

Miranda Lambert, As Herself
Van Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton
Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Dan Barnes, Lee Dawson
Bobby Bones, As Himself
Kendall, Natalie Gelman
Missy Goodson, Shelly Si...

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November 5, 2020 41 mins

Charlotte is confronted by Davis, eager to reconcile. A meeting with agent Dan Barnes leads to Charlotte reeling an inappropriate advance.

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Joe Sayles, Dennis Quaid
Lindsay Ell, as herself
Liz Berry, Kristen Ariza
Jacob (assistant), Jameson Moss
Davis Gabbert, Rob Mayes
Dan Barnes, Lee Dawson
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November 12, 2020 42 mins

Charlotte and Emily score a coveted spot at Whiskey Jam. Charlotte's impromptu performance of "Back Alley Boo" - which was clearly inspired by Marshall - leads to a romantic encounter.

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Miranda Lambert, As Herself 
Van Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton
Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
Emily Turner, Bre Blair
Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
Ward Guenther, As Himself
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November 19, 2020 49 mins

Marshall and Charlotte are closer than ever. Rising country star Lindsay Ell records one of Charlotte and Emily's tracks. They gain momentum as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Charlotte is in complete shock when a country superstar wants to record one of her songs. A radio interview with Bobby Bones is the culmination of all her hard work and dreams.

Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
Miranda Lambert, As Herself 
Van Tyler, ...

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December 11, 2020 86 mins

Star and co-creator of Make It Up As We Go Scarlett Burke joins her star-studded collaborators to recount the making of this one-of-a-kind country musical podcast, exclusively presented by Unilever's Knorr and Magnum brands, and in support of She Is The Music.
Tune in for interviews with cast members Dennis Quaid and Bobby Bones as well as an exclusive look into how the cast, which includes Billy Bob Thornton, Craig Robinson, and M...

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Hey Make It Up As We Go fans! If you love the music-based storytelling in this podcast, take a listen to the trailer for the second installment in Audio Up’s “In Hell” series. Valentine's Day In Hell is a horror comedy musical podcast that twists the knife on love; satirizing social media influencers, hype houses, and classic teen horror flicks.. Take a journey to Hell and back with Oliver Tree, iann dior, jxdn, phem, Carlie Hanson...

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April 26, 2022 1 min
Following the death of her beloved father, Charlotte returns to her home state of Texas. Stricken with grief, and pulled in countless directions, Charlotte decides to attend legendary country songwriter, Liz Rose’s, writing retreat in Hill Country. Her experience writing at the Wayside Ranch pushes Charlotte to reach a turning point in her career. She pursues a deal with a big publishing company, and fights to balance work with her...
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May 3, 2022 33 mins
Charlotte heads to Wayside Ranch in Hill Country and Marshall arrives at his childhood home, while Elliot and Apollo hatch a plan to turn Charlotte into a star. Charlotte meets Lawford Keane, the humble heartthrob and caretaker of Wayside ranch, and they hit it off immediately. Marshall’s hometown was hit hard, and although his house has barely evaded destruction, the old family demons are still on full display. At an unsightly reu...
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May 3, 2022 43 mins
After Charlotte’s father dies suddenly of a heart attack, Apollo, Emily, and Elliot come to Canyon to attend the funeral and rally around Charlotte. Marshall shows up and surprises everyone, clean and recovered, ready to get back to work. Emily recognizes the weight of Charlotte losing another parent, and implores her to unpack her grief by doing what she does best: writing songs. So, she offers them a space at a writing retreat in...
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May 10, 2022 37 mins
As the writing retreat comes to a close, Charlotte and Co. prepare for a showcase at an upstart venue outside of Austin. Apollo and Elliot carpool down for the show, and Apollo delivers the news that he’s been tapped as a vocal coach on American Idol with their old pal Bobby Bones. Marshall makes things right with his brother, vows not to turn out like his fading father, and high tails it back to Texas just in time for the show. Em...
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May 17, 2022 33 mins
Charlotte and Marshall return to Nashville, where Charlotte’s name is quickly gaining traction as an emerging act. The Carmelina boardrooms echo with differing opinions on the best way forward. Elliot digs in when they tell him he’s in over his head, and claims he can handle every aspect of her career, but Marshall and Charlotte take meetings with other publishing companies and major label A&R’s anyway. One of the songs Charlotte ...
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May 24, 2022 29 mins
Charlotte goes to Miranda’s show and sees her perform “Champion” live in front of the bright lights and screaming crowd. Looking at the adoring fans belting out the words to her song, she realizes she’s reached the pinnacle of a songwriter, and wants more. While Marshall works on producing the new album with Van, Charlotte negotiates with an increasingly distracted and overwhelmed Elliot. She thinks he’s got too much on his plate, ...
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May 31, 2022 27 mins
Charlotte gets gussied up for her first charity event performance, where she mingles with some of Nashville's top talent- Kat & Alex, Liz Rose, Tyler Rich, Abby Anderson, just to name a few. After a night of performing and navigating the ins and outs of various relationships, Charlotte and her crew hit the town for some good old-fashioned boot-scooting!
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June 7, 2022 27 mins
Charlotte endures a writing session with one of Nashville's top recording artists, whose toxic personality and inappropriate behavior drives her out of the room. Charlotte overcomes the shock of it all by writing with Liz Rose and Lawford Keane and receives some news from Big Knox Publishing.
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June 14, 2022 30 mins
Charlotte decides to speak out against Hunter Owen, a move that could squander all the inroads she's made in the Nashville music scene. Alone in her emotions, struggling to come to terms with her new reality, she finds comfort in her ride-or-die crew, and trusts that the universe with make things right.
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