52 episodes

Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey ("Every Time I Hear That Song" / Blake Shelton, "Poison and Wine" / The Civil Wars) has set out to discover what makes creative people tick. Starting with what he knows - writing - and branching out to various aspects of the music industry, Pitch List explores what it means to be a songwriter, and ultimately, a person.

Join us as we talk with some of music's hit writers at the top of our Pitch List.

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    • Music Interviews
    • 4.7, 77 Ratings

Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey ("Every Time I Hear That Song" / Blake Shelton, "Poison and Wine" / The Civil Wars) has set out to discover what makes creative people tick. Starting with what he knows - writing - and branching out to various aspects of the music industry, Pitch List explores what it means to be a songwriter, and ultimately, a person.

Join us as we talk with some of music's hit writers at the top of our Pitch List.

    Ep 48: Gretchen Peters

    Ep 48: Gretchen Peters

    This week, Pitch List returns for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Gretchen Peters. Along with having released nine studio albums of her own, Gretchen has written hits such as “Independence Day” and “On A Bus to St. Cloud” for icons like Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill + many more. Her new album, “The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury”, a loving tribute to fellow Hall of Fame songwriter Mickey Newbury, is out now! Join us for a conversation about listening to the wisdom of a song, how writing that song can be an act of true self-discovery, and more.

    • 55 min
    Ep 47: Devon Gilfillian

    Ep 47: Devon Gilfillian

    From his Music City newbie days of Reggae cover bands and working as a City Winery employee, to Capitol Records recording artist breaking musical and lyrical boundaries, this week’s guest Devon Gilfillian is a perfect example of the Nashville success story. He has since shared the stage with Mavis Staples, Keith Urban, Brothers Osborne, and many more musical icons, and released his first full length record, “Black Hole Rainbow”, earlier this year. Listen on to hear he and Chris discuss the relevance of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", bond over their love of a good PB&J mid-write, and how Devon ultimately strives to use his art to enact real change in the world.

    • 44 min
    Ep 46: Josie Dunne

    Ep 46: Josie Dunne

    This week, Chris hops on Zoom to chat with rising pop songstress Josie Dunne! Josie has amassed millions of streams on her music, and recently released a brand new EP, “Late Teens / Early Twenties”. Listen on to hear our chat about the legendary Warner/Chappell coffee machine, how working with country writers laid a foundation for strong lyrics and storytelling as a pop artist, recording a music video fully in quarantine, and more. Plus: don’t forget to visit our social media pages to watch Josie’s exclusive performance of her song “Sunday Morning”.

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    • 46 min
    Ep 45: Kree Harrison

    Ep 45: Kree Harrison

    This episode, Chris sits down with singer/songwriter Kree Harrison. A seasoned writer and performer since a very young age (accolades include repeat performances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show as a child, a runner-up ranking on American Idol Season 12, and collaborations with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Wynonna Judd), Kree has overcome hardship over the years and come up stronger against all odds. Listen on to get the inside scoop on her upcoming debut album, “Chosen Family Tree”, and learn how her art and the Nashville community proved to be truly healing time and time again.

    https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/pitch-list-podcast/

    • 42 min
    Ep 44: Louise Goffin

    Ep 44: Louise Goffin

    This week, Chris sits down with writer/artist/producer Louise Goffin. Her familiar voice is heard all the way from the theme song of popular TV show ‘Gilmore Girls’, to one of her TEN studio albums, to her own podcast called Song Chronicles. Not a newcomer to the music business, Louise Goffin played her first gig ever at the age of 17 opening for Jackson Browne and has been recording, writing and producing for most of her life. She even recently completed a 6 month audio engineering course at the legendary Blackbird Studio and plans to release yet another new album this year called “Two Different Movies”. Music is absolutely in her blood. Thanks for listening, and don't forget to visit our social media pages to watch the video performance of "Made To Be Good."

    https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/pitch-list-podcast/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 43: Tom Bukovac

    Ep 43: Tom Bukovac

    This week’s episode is for all you guitar-nerds and session players, featuring none other than local legend (and old friend of Chris’), Tom Bukovac! Tom has played on over 500 albums, including projects with icons such as Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and many more. Listen on for some laughs, priceless wisdom, and insight into the working world of the session player. Plus: the time Tom hid in his van at a toga party.

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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The Truth.

A breathe of
Fresh air.

Stillwater_Mike ,

Stick with the Music- steer clear of the politics

One of my favorite podcasts up until the latest episode with Devon. Stick to the music and steer clear of the politics!!! Nonsense for a songwriting podcast to be picking sides or stating “help the other side deal with their fear”. Fear mongering goes both ways in today’s political climate. A shame we can’t enjoy podcasts about songwriting, sports or anything entertainment oriented without it being thrown in our face.

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Interesting, Insightful Interviews About Songwriting

Chris’s podcast is well designed with interviews of accomplished songwriters. He asks good questions that yield insights on how songs are born and ultimately heard by music listeners. I really appreciate his efforts in the podcast.
Here are suggestions to make it even better:

• Please let the guests answer the questions asked before interjecting. In some episodes, the host does more than 50 percent of the talking. At times I found myself saying, “Chris, I like the podcast, but PLEASE let the guest answer!” We often hear much more about Chris’s career and songwriting methods than we do that of the guests. The interview should be about the guests, not the host.

• It would be nice to hear two or three clips from the songs you’re discussing.

• It would be nice to hear the guests play a verse or two from one of their favorite songs.

• To address the first bullet above, listen to Terri Gross of NPR do an interview on “Fresh Air.” She sets the standard.

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