43 episodes

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).

This Nashville Life Kelleigh Bannen

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    • 4.7 • 345 Ratings

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).

    Teaser & Announcement

    Teaser & Announcement

    • 4 min
    The Radio Game

    The Radio Game

    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. 

    • 27 min
    Co-work, co-llaborate, co-write

    Co-work, co-llaborate, co-write

    Demystifying the Nashville phenomenon of “co-writing” (i.e. how songs get written on Music Row. 
    Guest: hit songwriter Laura Veltz (songs by Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Eli Young Band, Chris Young.) 

    • 22 min
    How {Not} To Get A Record Deal

    How {Not} To Get A Record Deal

    How does someone “get discovered?” A&R executive Autumn House Tallant sheds some light on the process of how to get signed to a record deal and how not to. She recalls some of the best, and the “best of the worst” artist pitches she’s witnessed while at a major label. Autumn also shares the signing stories of some her most famous artists: Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Eric Church. 

    • 24 min
    That’s Not Country

    That’s Not Country

    A look at why we love to hate. Why are we so defensive about what is and isn’t “country?” Guest: hit songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Brandy Clark, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert) Keep in touch with us at ThisNashvilleLife.com Purchase songs featured in this episode here: All Good Things by Kelleigh Bannen https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-good-things/id1121802677?i=1121802812 Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/follow-your-arrow/id604129427?i=604129902 Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-me-home-country-roads/id216424764?i=216424915 Break Up In A Small Town by Sam Hunt https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/break-up-in-a-small-town/id923457599?i=923457608 Once Upon A by Kelleigh Bannen https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/once-upon-a/id1121802677?i=1121802808

    • 23 min
    Get Hot or Go Home

    Get Hot or Go Home

    A vulnerable look at beauty and image as it relates to artists and entertainers, especially women. Guest: Joanna Carter, VP Creative Services/Video Production for UMG Nashville. Get the music and watch the videos referenced here: All Good Things: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-good-things/id1121802677?i=1121802812 Long Trip Alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUrtrJdTOTM&list=RDqUrtrJdTOTM https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-trip-alone/id1117051725?i=1117052072 Pontoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0O0nzkESTI https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pontoon/id721216949?i=721216982

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

SWIFTIE18💛 ,

I LOVE this podcast

And the Kelliegh Bannen show! i love all things Nashville. i also loved the writing of “house that built me”. i love favorite colors!
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Cowboy California ,

Love this podcast! Super informative and inspiring!

Love this podcast! As an avid country music fan, visitor to Nashville, and someone who may want to get in the industry, this podcast is an excellent resource for learning how the music business works. I love the interviews with various executives and other successful people in all aspects of the industry, and Kelleigh and Kevin are excellent hosts, making the podcast very entertaining, as well as informative and inspiring.

danielgraves.24 ,

Inspiring

As an aspiring artist manager/music marketer, this podcast has given me insight and motivation. It’s educational, funny and all-around the best podcast you could ever listen to. Whether you want to work in the music business like me or you just love music, CHECK THIS OUT!