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 • 343 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).

    Song RX: Megan

    Song RX: Megan

    In this episode of Song: RX, Megan’s best friend, her beloved St. Bernard, crossed the rainbow bridge during quarantine. We suggest a few songs to help lighten her spirits and get through an especially tough time.

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    • 21 min
    Song RX: Charlie & Helen

    Song RX: Charlie & Helen

    Charlie & Helen (ages 9 & 7) —these adorable siblings are feeling cooped up and missing their buddies. We’ll help them embrace the great outdoors and introduce them to songs that feel like new friends on this week’s episode of Song RX!

    Song RX Submission: https://triple8.typeform.com/to/tObeVj

    • 33 min
    Song RX: Brenna

    Song RX: Brenna

    In this special short series of "This Nashville Life" called "Song RX", Kelleigh prescribes our "patients" a few songs as a musical cure to what is ailing them during these unprecedented times.

    • 17 min
    Backup My Backup Plan

    Backup My Backup Plan

    An interview with live broadcast mixer and engineer Chip Matthews. We talk about how Chip got started in the industry and how his job is unlike anything else.

    • 32 min
    I Guess I’m Going to JLo’s House

    I Guess I’m Going to JLo’s House

    From Miranda Lambert, to Shania Twain, to Sheryl Crow, she has done it all. We dive in with celebrity stylist and image consultant Tiffany Gifford as she recalls her journey working with some of the industry's best. As an expert of creating iconic looks that reflect the feeling of the artists’ music, Tiffany explains how style should really be all about the music. Music first, music last.

    • 40 min
    Start to Finish

    Start to Finish

    Executive Vice President of A&R at Warner Music, Cris Lacy, tell us what she likes about A&R, how she loves to feel closer to the end product, and her love for songwriting. She gives us the inside scoop of how she listens to music while on the job and how she chooses to experience the music as a fan would. "I just felt like I love music so much, I care about it, I’m a huge fan, so maybe my destiny is to help people whose destiny is to be the storyteller, to be the one that touches the world and makes change in that way.”

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

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!

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