This Nashville Life

This Nashville Life

The story of how Music City makes its biggest export. The who, the how, the why, and the why not of country music. Part love letter, part hate mail, part how to guide. Come with us as we try to figure out what it means to live This Nashville Life. Your tour guides on this journey are two Nashville insiders themselves: Kelleigh Bannen (a touring country music artist named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country) and Kevin Sokolnicki (a Nashville based engineer and producer).... Show More

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June 15, 2020 21 min
In this episode of Song: RX, Megan’s best friend, her beloved St. Bernard, crossed the rainbow bridge during quarantine. We suggest a few songs to help lighten her spirits and get through an especially tough time. Song RX Submission: https://triple8.typeform.com/to/tObeVj
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May 18, 2020 33 min
Charlie & Helen (ages 9 & 7) —these adorable siblings are feeling cooped up and missing their buddies. We’ll help them embrace the great outdoors and introduce them to songs that feel like new friends on this week’s episode of Song RX! Song RX Submission: https://triple8.typeform.com/to/tObeVj
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May 4, 2020 17 min
In this special short series of "This Nashville Life" called "Song RX", Kelleigh prescribes our "patients" a few songs as a musical cure to what is ailing them during these unprecedented times.
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March 3, 2020 32 min
An interview with live broadcast mixer and engineer Chip Matthews. We talk about how Chip got started in the industry and how his job is unlike anything else.
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February 18, 2020 40 min
From Miranda Lambert, to Shania Twain, to Sheryl Crow, she has done it all. We dive in with celebrity stylist and image consultant Tiffany Gifford as she recalls her journey working with some of the industry's best. As an expert of creating iconic looks that reflect the feeling of the artists’ music, Tiffany explains how style should really be all about the music. Music first, music last.
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February 4, 2020 30 min
Executive Vice President of A&R at Warner Music, Cris Lacy, tell us what she likes about A&R, how she loves to feel closer to the end product, and her love for songwriting. She gives us the inside scoop of how she listens to music while on the job and how she chooses to experience the music as a fan would. "I just felt like I love music so much, I care about it, I’m a huge fan, so maybe my destiny is to help people whos...
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Lou Taylor gives us the inside scoop on how she became President of an extremely successful business management firm. She provides us with her journey into her position and the tactics she uses on the job. “Our job really is to figure out how the client consumes information and take that complicated data and present it simply.”
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January 7, 2020 42 min
Chris Farren, president of Combustion Music, gives us his insight on his career and his journey through the music business. Chris talks about his experiences as a producer, a songwriter and how he became president of a well known publishing and production company.
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December 23, 2019 28 min
A repurposed episode of our pilot episode, The Radio Game. About 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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December 10, 2019 57 min
Leslie Fram gives us the run down on her transition from radio queen to Senior Vice President at CMT. Leslie discusses CMT’s ‘Next Women of Country’ campaign and expresses the importance of supporting women in the country music space. Join us as we learn from one of the most inspiring leaders in Nashville.
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November 26, 2019 33 min
Music and makeup may not be all that different when it comes to making it in the creative industry. Celebrity hair and makeup artist Tarryn Feldman looks back at the unexpected beginnings of her career and how she had to break down doors to get into the glam industry upon moving to Nashville. Kelleigh discusses the pressure put on females in the music industry to look like an artist, which led to her own identity struggle. Join us ...
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Jason Owen, owner of Sandbox Entertainment, talks artist management and why women in the country music industry break through boundaries. Jason discusses his work with Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, and Little Big Town. And last but not least, this Arkansas-boy gone big-time has some advice for millennials.
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October 29, 2019 45 min
A conversation with writer/producer Ross Copperman. 
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October 15, 2019 37 min



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October 13, 2019 59 sec
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November 6, 2018 38 min
The song's peak, and interviewees describe their country "crowning achievements."
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October 29, 2018 44 min
The songs are released into the world.
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October 22, 2018 31 min
The songs get recorded.
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October 15, 2018 33 min
How the songs get from the writers to the artists.
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October 9, 2018 41 min
The Writing of 'The House That Built Me'
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