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 56: Bill Anderson
To kick off Season 4 of Pitch List, we are absolutely honored to have songwriting and country music legend Bill Anderson on the show! Considered one of country music’s most significant songwriters, “Whisperin’ Bill” has released an impressive 45 studio albums and is an esteemed member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He’s not only written award winning songs like “Whiskey Lullaby” (Brad Paisley, Allison Kraus) and “Give It Away” (George Strait), but has recorded seven #1 hits himself and juggled a successful television career to boot. Join us as Bill tells some hilarious and humbling “before-they-were-famous” stories about him and his friend Roger Miller, talks about how writing songs he loves has carried his career through over 8 decades of a changing genre (including through the country disco trend), and more. Plus, don’t forget to listen to Bill’s newest single, “It’s a Good Day to Have a Good Day”.
Ep 55: Luke Dick
The Pitch List Season 3 Finale, featuring the iconic Luke Dick, is here! From writing hit country songs like “Velvet Elvis” (Kacey Musgraves) to creating quirky, edgy indie rock tracks for his band Hey Steve, to the new soundtrack from his documentary “Red Dog” (chronicling his unique upbringing in a strip club), Luke is genuinely one of a kind. In this episode, Luke and Chris talk about his background in philosophy, chasing down what you’re passionate about, bringing authenticity to your work, + more. Thanks for listening this season, and don’t forget to visit us on social media to enter our holiday giveaway! See you in 2021.
Ep 54: Dann Huff
From dreaming of being a session guitar player (and achieving that goal), to being glam metal band Giant’s frontman, to finally transitioning to award-winning producer (including credits on Taylor Swift’s Red, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Bon Jovi, + many, many more), this week’s guest Dann Huff has had quite the iconic career. He sits down for a virtual chat with Chris to talk about his journey through the music industry, his personal production approach and style, and how “Amazed” broke his production career (along with Chris’ writing career). Dann’s credits speak for themselves (three-time winner of the Musician of the Year award at the CMA’s, and two-time winner of the Producer of the Year award at the ACM’s), but his genuine passion for music cuts even deeper. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to visit us at pitchlistpodcast.com for more exclusive content.
Ep 53: Waylon Payne
If Waylon Payne’s voice and music don’t pull you in, his incredible story of resilience will. From pulling himself up from rock bottom, to the country music in his blood and in his bones, Waylon is absolutely a force to be reckoned with. In addition to his own music, he’s also penned hits for Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Ashley Monroe + more. Listen on as Chris takes to Zoom again this week to chat with Waylon about his new record “Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me”, and his incredible journey as a country music singer/songwriter.
Ep 52: Adam Sanders
This week on Pitch List, Chris chats with writer/artist Adam Sanders. No stranger to the music business, Adam moved to Nashville in 2009; within a few years, he’d gone from working construction to penning two #1 songs (“Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”, “Hell of a Night”). Adam has truly been a student of the music industry, and it shows - from his wiser-than-his-years work mentality to an undeniable track record of hit songs. Take a listen to hear about Adam’s passion for co-writing, how a routine Tin Roof writer’s round led him to a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog, and more. Plus: don’t forget to visit our website or social media pages to watch the video version of Adam’s exclusive at-home performance of his new single, “Drink Drank Drunk”!
Ep 51: Jessie Jo Dillon
Pitch List returns this week for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon! Signed with Big Machine, Jessie has penned numerous hits - including the Dan and Shay / Justin Bieber smash “10,000 Hours”, “Break Up In The End” (Cole Swindell), and “Rich” (Maren Morris), just to name a few. Listen on to hear she and Chris chat about the intricacies of having both a parent and significant other in the music industry, turning your FOMO into a work ethic, and shamelessly feeding off your co-writers’ pain for the sake of great art! (Plus: Jessie’s boyfriend Ben Burgess makes a guest appearance).
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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.