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Podcast logoHaving gotten listeners from 130-plus countries around the world and extensive media coverage ranging from iHeartRadio to the CBS-TV affiliate in Tampa, major daily newspapers, and more, "Now Hear This Entertainment" features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc.  The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

There is also a segment called "Bruce's Bonus" in the middle of each episode, where Wawrzyniak "takes off (his) hat as podcast host and puts on (his) hat as president of Now Hear This, Inc., giving a helpful tip for the listeners that are musicians, singers, songwriters - entertainers who are out there, trying hard to make a go of it."

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He plays over 250 shows a year, produces, writes, has released two CDs, and does music full-time between Tampa and Nashville. As he was leaving college he played guitar for Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. Daniel started playing in clubs when he was 16 and talks about a moment he shared with Celine Dion, taking care of your body and voice too, and his opinion of social media and approach to Twitter.

A 2014 participant on “The Voice” who also got to sing with Keith Urban during one of his concerts, this singer/songwriter just released an EP last month and splits her time between the San Francisco area and Nashville. She also talks about being interviewed by MLB.com and plans she’s laying out for 2015, plus, of course, working with both Shakira and Miranda Lambert, and more.

He served in Iraq doing counter-IED missions (Improvised Explosive Device), losing three team members in six months and an entire EOD team (Explosive Ordinance Disposal). Now Mark Goujon is a songwriter who released two songs last year, both of which had unique stories around them. He also talks about media coverage he has gotten, adapting poetry into songs, how he got connected to Nashville, and more.

Founder of the global event, Universal Music Day, and author of “ABZs of Musical Instruments.” She also discusses how she claimed her singing voice (after thinking she was tone deaf) and how people can get involved with Universal Music Day, plus she talks about an Oprah Winfrey event she was invited to and a podcast of her own that she hopes to start.

Gasparilla Music Festival Executive Director Ty Rodriguez talks about the two-day annual event, including how bands are chosen for it (plus dos and don’ts), lessons learned, being a fan, and a number of artists he has seen in concert more than 50 times each, including one who was his escape from New York following the 9/11 attacks.

The “Most Promising Female Songwriter 2013” as awarded by Tennessee Songwriters Association International talks about performing online, using crowdfunding, embracing marketing and social media, giving away songs for free, her two songs played during this episode, leaving Pennsylvania for Nashville, and more.

A 21-year old Canadian singer/songwriter who had a song placed on the TV show "Army Wives." Another of her songs won at the 8th annual International Acoustic Music Awards in the Country category, and she was the youngest ever artist/songwriter to win the overall grand prize at the IAMA. She has a new EP coming out in February.

Opening for Miranda Lambert in 2015 on select dates during the Certified Platinum Tour, Sunny Sweeney released her third album in August. One of the songs has already had major success on SiriusXM. A singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas, she was nominated for Best New Female Vocalist at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry more than 40 times. Two videos on her YouTube channel have combined for almost four million views. Among other topics, she talks about the music scene not only in Austin, but in Europe, where she has played multiple times.

With a new EP slated for release early next year, this singer/songwriter plays guitar and piano and has opened for the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Patty Loveless. Lara previously released two albums and, although based in Nashville, has played in locations ranging from there in Tennessee, of course, to Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, and Colorado. Hear why she says, “For women in country music it’s a tough, tough, tough business.”

This Nashville-based singer/songwriter has made two appearances on Bravo TV, played at the NFL Experience at the Super Bowl in early 2013, released four albums, performed internationally, makes an exclusive announcement about a new item she will be releasing, and talks about her new single, whose music video premiered on CMT.com.

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