40 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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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. 36: Josh Kear

    Ep. 36: Josh Kear

    Welcome to Pitch List Season 3! In the season premiere episode, Chris sits down with his old friend and Music Row legend Josh Kear. As the only songwriter to ever win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year three times, Josh’s track record speaks for itself - but his insightful notions about the songwriting business and heart of his craft speak even louder. Listen to hear him open up about his journey to finding himself, and finding a team of people who believed in who that came to be.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Happy New Year + S3 Is Coming!

    Happy New Year + S3 Is Coming!

    Happy New Year, Pitch Listers! We want to thank everyone who listened to the show in 2019, whether you’ve been with us since day 1, or just joined the Pitch List family today. We are so excited to announce that we’ll be back with Season 3 of the show on January 23rd. See y'all soon!

    • 39 sec
    "Talking To The Sky" with Aimee Mayo (Minisode)

    "Talking To The Sky" with Aimee Mayo (Minisode)

    Aimee Mayo has been writing her memoir, "Talking To The Sky", for the past 13 years. Finally, she is ready to tell her stories through chapters, and not just songs. In this special mini episode, learn about Aimee's book, life, and how it relates back to music. Check out her Kickstarter campaign, closing THIS FRIDAY the 13th, to help support her lifelong dream, and to learn how she went from small town Alabama gal to Nashville-based hit songwriter (and all the crazy in between): https://bit.ly/2PK9Mq7

    • 49 min
    Ep. 35: Phil Barton

    Ep. 35: Phil Barton

    In the finale of Pitch List Season 2, Chris sits down to talk with the one and only Phil Barton. Originally from Australia, but living in Nashville for the past 12 years, Phil has had continual country music success over the years in Canada, Australia, and here in town (launching with the #1 single “Woman Like You"). Listen on to hear, in classic Pitch List style, a discussion of magic co-writers, live band demo sessions, and how INXS inspired a young Aussie Phil to aim for a hit song in the States.

    • 55 min
    Ep. 34: CMA Fest 2019 (Feat. Walker Hayes, Adam Hambrick, Kelleigh Bannen, Gone West w/Colbie Caillat, Anna Vaus, Seaforth & Shy Carter)

    Ep. 34: CMA Fest 2019 (Feat. Walker Hayes, Adam Hambrick, Kelleigh Bannen, Gone West w/Colbie Caillat, Anna Vaus, Seaforth & Shy Carter)

    It's a CMA Fest special episode here at Pitch List! This week, Chris sent our producer Daena downtown for the festivities to talk with some of our favorite country artists. Listen to hear how Adam Hambrick's newborn daughter inspired his new single, why Walker Hayes thinks vulnerability is the key to connection, how Anna Vaus got signed while in college, and MORE! Plus: we catch up with alumni Shy Carter and Seaforth. Don't forget to visit us at pitchlistpodcast.com for more exclusive CMA content.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 33: Stereosaga!!! (Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell, Jordan Rigby)

    Ep. 33: Stereosaga!!! (Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell, Jordan Rigby)

    This week, Chris sits down with new hitmaker supergroup Stereosaga!!!, made up of Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell and Jordan Rigby. Listen on to hear how Ryan got a job at the YMCA after signing his first deal, just to stay grounded, what it's like to have the freedom for a passion project like their own, and to be reminded how having a creative outlet to express ourselves can be the best job in the world.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

notthatjeter ,

Great insights into the heart of the creative soul!

This is exactly the podcast I have been waiting to find! This is fantastic insight into the heart and soul of the creative writers. Thank you for putting out such great contact!

Consoiracy Jim ,

The Host Won’t Stop Talking

This is the first review I have ever written for a podcast. I have listened to a lot of bad podcasts, but I’ve never felt the need to leave a review until now.

Today, I listened to this podcast for the first time (the Colbie Caillat episode). The host repeatedly interrupted his guest. He would ask his guest to elaborate on some story, and within five or ten seconds, he would interrupt the guest, and then proceed to finish the story he had asked the guest to tell. How rude.

He started the episode saying that it would be about songwriting, and then spent most of the episode talking about other things.

His voice is heard throughout almost all of the episode to which I listened. Imagine being invited to the home of someone you just met, an acquaintance of sorts, for dinner, and then the host spends most of the time talking about himself, or telling you what your life is like? Wouldn’t you wonder why you were invited?

The host repeatedly asked the guest what something was like, and then interrupted in order to explain to the guest what the guest was going through. What a joke. That’s insulting. At least the guest was kind enough to not get up and leave, although if it were me, I would have ended the conversation and told the host how I feel— like I wasn’t even there.

Jake Durkin ,

Best Podcast for Aspiring Songwriters

As a new-ish songwriter to the Nashville scene, Chris’s podcast has been a huge help in gaining an inside look at the songwriting and publishing world from the perspective of hit-makers and industry people. It can be incredibly confusing trying to figure out how this town works and, having written songs for 15 years, even more frustrating being viewed as a “new writer.” This podcast has had an enormous impact on my day-to-day perspective and grind and in immeasurably grateful. I’ve enjoyed every episode and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about songwriting, the music industry, art, and good people doing big things.

Keep em coming man! Hopefully someday you’ll be asking me to come by and chat Hahahah
Jake Durkin

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