Welcome to the backroads of the country music industry. Featuring long-form interviews with country music artists, song writers and influencers in the industry. Come closer to the musicians you love as they share their interests, creative process, and advice.
#44 Chris Stills - International Genre Rebel
Chris Stills has been in music his entire life. He still tours the world playing! In fact, he'll be playing in West Hollywood, CA on June 15th and then he will be playing in La Rochelle, France on July 11th. Chris has performed with Leanne Rimes, Ryan Adams, and Smashing Pumpkins. One of my favorite tracks on his new album, called "DONT BE AFRAID," is criminal mind, and was written by Chris and Ryan.
Here's a fun fact, Chris wrote and performs the song "Live to Live" on one of my all time favorite movies, American Hustle, starring my girl, Jennifer Lawrence.
#43 Justin Fabus - Being Real, Right from the Start
Justin Fabus, 2018 CMA Fest performer and CMA "Emerging Artist" is this week's singer - songwriter guest on the podcast. His new album, "Remedy," is coming out June 22nd, and you can listen to the title track of the record now (link below.)
When you sit down to do collaborative work with someone you've never met, whether that be recording a podcast or writing a new song, you never know how it's going to go. Are you going to get along, will you be able to get some good content? We talk all about this struggle of connection, maintaining authenticity and building a business you can be proud of in this episode of the podcast.
#42 Honey County: Dani Rose, Devon Jane & Katie Stump
Honey County, powerful girl-band made up of Dani Rose, Devon Jane & Katie Stump, have a huge announcement in this week's podcast! Their song, "Love Someone" will be in the hit tv show, Nashville in the Season and Show finale, airing June 14th! I'd been looking forward to having these ladies on the show for a long time, so it was amazing to finally sit down and talk outfits, travel and the power of teamwork.
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Love Someone Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7rgaKKmsCY
#41 Valerie Morehouse
Valerie Morehouse is a vocal expert and coach to artists and actors including Hunter Hayes, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly of Florida Georgia Line, Michael Ray, Sia, Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Avril Lavigne, Noah Cyrus, Rachel Platten, Ruby Rose, Jeff Bridges, and cast members of the Nashville TV series including Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Hayden Panettiere, and Claire Bowen In this podcast she talks about the importance of sleep, nutrition, moderation of drinking and having balance in life.
#40 James McCoy Taylor
James McCoy Taylor is a Texas grown artist and a former cast member on ABC's The Bachelor. This interview happened at the strangest show I've ever experienced. James was so sweet to take some time, literally last minute, to talk to me this night. Every artist has their story about a difficult show and this was definitely that night for James.
Clay Walker: Dream and then Dream Again
Clay Walker, the artist behind legendary songs like "I Could Make a Living" and "This Woman and This Man" talks fishing, hunting, and the love of family. In the 15 minutes I had to talk with Clay, I felt like I got to know him in a really personal way. So glad you get to enjoy this too!
jana is a great interviewer! she starts with interesting questions that are tailored to each artist. she is a great conversationalist and asks relevant follow up questions vs just reading them off a list. she shows genuine interest in the artists responses. love it!
Fun and interesting!
Jana podcasts are a blast!
Love this girls podcasts!! Keep them coming!!