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This Nashville Life

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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).

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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).

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Great insight

By not a power hungry fb admin - Jun 03 2019
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As a country music stan, this is great behind the scenes info. Hoping for a season 4!

Inside Knowledge on the Music City

By bounceruby2013 - May 28 2019
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Learning about the good and bad about Nashville.

iTunes Ratings

236 Ratings
Average Ratings
222
10
1
1
2

Great insight

By not a power hungry fb admin - Jun 03 2019
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As a country music stan, this is great behind the scenes info. Hoping for a season 4!

Inside Knowledge on the Music City

By bounceruby2013 - May 28 2019
Read more
Learning about the good and bad about Nashville.
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This Nashville Life

Updated 6 days ago

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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).

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Aren’t You From F-ing Arkansas?

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Welcome to the last episode of Season 2! So many of you have asked us to cover artist management, and today we’re bringing you an interview with Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen. He manages acts like Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, and Little Big Town. Jason will share some great insight into the artists’ careers that he’s worked with and offer some practical inspiration for both artists, marketers, and managers. And a warning: he’s got a word or two for those millennials out there. Come with us as we try to figure out what it means to live This Nashville Life. Follow Sandbox Entertainment @sandboxent (www.sandboxmgmt.com)
Jun 01 2017
31 mins
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Rank #2: Nashville Is Like The Hunger Games

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Meet the women behind Marbaloo Marketing, a full service music marketing company that has worked with the likes of Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and Kelsea Ballerini. They’ll talk about driving cross country to Nashville from LA to start Marbaloo. The challenges and advantages of being a woman entrepreneur in the music business. How Nashville is like the Hunger Games. And some SUPER practical tips on how to better use social media to up your branding game….in other words Marbaloo’s take on what it means to live “this Nashville life.” Find Marbaloo www.marbaloo.com @marbaloomktg (insta) Call me maybe?! Tell us your favorite country song of the last 5 years: 629-777-6401. See ya 3/16 for “Cocktail Hour" Hear Kelleigh's music here: open.spotify.com/artist/6C7VkLRszFSbRkKNhEvBST Follow Kelleigh @kelleighbannen (Insta, FB, Twitter) Follow the show @thisnashvillelife (Insta, FB) and @thisnashlife (Twitter) www.thisnashvillelife.com
Mar 09 2017
31 mins
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Rank #3: 32 #1s and counting...

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From a kid in a so-called “no-where town” to one of the most prominent writers in country music. Ashley Gorely talks about DJing dances in middle school to moving to Nashville and falling in love with publishing. For the songwriters out there we’ve got a lot of process talk: what he does in the writing room…and how he likes to come into a room and “crash” it. He calls himself a chameleon, and really, he’d have to be to have hits on so many different artists. Come with us as we meet Ashley Gorely…
May 18 2017
28 mins
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Rank #4: More Words Than Chords (Part 2)

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In part 2 of our interview with GRAMMY nominated songwriter Nicolle Gaylon, we cover the songs, and the stories of how they got written. We’’ll talk about Raelynn’s "Love Triangle,” Miranda Lambert’s Automatic, and a song I will be releasing soon, “Church Clothes.” Get “Love Triangle” here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-triangle/id1150666300?i=1150666450 Get “Automatic” here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/automatic/id849069497?i=849069517 Listen to Nicolle’s “Worktapes” on @Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4a4ETcRtvnEvypmzT4CfFd Follow her on Insta @nicatnitemusic Listen to Kelleigh’s music here: https://play.spotify.com/album/0ejrbW77E0BqTKrZPe9fAF?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open @KelleighBannen on Insta, FB, and Twitter ThisNashvilleLife.com
Dec 15 2016
28 mins
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Rank #5: Money Honey

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Welcome to Season 2 of This Nashville Life featuring Jody Williams of BMI. (www.bmi.com) Ever wonder how songwriters get paid? Ever wonder how much money is made from a #1 song? Ever wonder what it would be like to meet 14 yr old Taylor Swift? Well, we've got all the answers for you in this week’s episode. PLUS we wanna hear from you. Leave us a voicemail message at 629-777-6401 and we just might use your audio on the air. And we’re excited to bring you our new weekly format with “Cocktail Hour” starting 2/16. Hear Kelleigh's music here: open.spotify.com/artist/6C7VkLRszFSbRkKNhEvBST Follow the show @thisnashvillelife (Insta, FB) and @thisnashlife (Twitter) www.thisnashvillelife.com
Feb 09 2017
29 mins
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Rank #6: Perspiration Not Inspiration

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Season 2 Episode 2: Perspiration Not Inspiration by Kelleigh Bannen
Feb 23 2017
32 mins
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Rank #7: Love It Or Hate It

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10 time GRAMMY winning engineer F Reid Shippen has mixed records for people like Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Kenny Rogers. And the key to his success? Well, I’d say it’s passion…but he might say it’s risk. We sat down in Reid’s studio (Robot Lemon) and drank rye whiskey and talked about how a Tom Selleck movie changed his career path forever. Come with us as we try to figure out what it means to live This Nashville Life. Follow Reid @robotlemon.
May 04 2017
28 mins
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Rank #8: Live Like the Girl Crush That Built Me (Intro to Season and Songs)

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How does a song go from a spark of an idea to a massive worldwide hit? We’ll uncover just how serendipitous, arduous, and downright accidental the life of a song really is. Specifically, this season looks at the stories behind three massive country hits: "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw, "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert and "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town. We’ll hear from the writers, publishers, producers, managers, record label execs, and artists behind these songs.
Oct 02 2018
24 mins
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Rank #9: Live @ SXSW

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Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode coming at ya from SXSW featuring Meryl Johnson the Director of Digital Strategy for the CMA (Country Music Association.) Topics covered: Awards Show. (Check.) CMAfest. (Check.) ABC TV Special. (Check.) Snapchat filter….err lens. (Check. check.) Follow the CMA @CMA on Insta. @countrymusic on Twitter. See ya next week for “Cocktail Hour.” Hear Kelleigh's music here: open.spotify.com/artist/6C7VkLRszFSbRkKNhEvBST Follow the show @thisnashvillelife (Insta, FB) and @thisnashlife (Twitter) www.thisnashvillelife.com
Mar 23 2017
45 mins
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Rank #10: Go Where the Tigers Are

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The GRAMMY-winning writers of Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman, share the hilarious and inspiring stories of their journeys to Nashville. 
Tim and Craig also describe how an utterly ordinary writing day yielded one of the most acclaimed songs in country music history: "Live Like You Were Dying."

We’re also introducing “Listener Challenges” in this episode so you can join us in the creative journey. Tune in so we can explore how to “take the scenic route” in your own creative life.
Oct 02 2018
30 mins
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Rank #11: Make This Town Change For You

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Songwriters Lori McKenna and Liz Rose describe how they wrote Little Big Town’s GRAMMY winning “Girl Crush.” Lori McKenna didn’t co-write a song until she was 34 years old, and Liz Rose was told she shouldn’t write with 14-year-old Taylor Swift. These incredible women share their unlikely journeys to being hit songwriters and inspire us with their practical approach to creativity.
Oct 02 2018
32 mins
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Rank #12: Outliers

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How the songs get from the writers to the artists.
Oct 16 2018
33 mins
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Rank #13: A Circuitous Route

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The Writing of 'The House That Built Me'
Oct 09 2018
41 mins
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Rank #14: Listener Challenge

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Oct 02 2018
1 min
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Rank #15: Listener Challenge

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Oct 16 2018
1 min
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