SPECIAL EDITION – Former WWE Diva (“Maxine”), actress, and model Karlee Perez talks about the acting work she’s now getting, lessons learned from her time spent in the WWE, who there helped and continues to support her, and leaving WWE to start a new career. She also covers her charity work, a nutrition-based business endeavor, her thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams, and much more.
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This Alabama-based singer/songwriter had shows five days in a row and will have played 22 shows in the month of August alone. She was ranked #1 on ReverbNation for her genre in her area, and hosted and helped create the largest songwriting competition in the Gulf Coast at the famed FloraBama. She will be recording later this month and also talks about having first started out in opera, although she quickly built up a big following in more mainstream genres.
Singer/songwriter Chrissy Chase has had approximately 30 songs placed on Nickelodeon, including a season finale of iCarly. She talks about getting and keeping that deal, forming her own publishing company, her songwriting process, experiences in New York and Nashville, the new projects she’s working toward releasing, and more.
Back in Nashville after recording her new single out in L.A., singer/songwriter Rachel Pearl talks about playing recently at the NAMM show with the bassist for Paul Simon, her take on entering contests, ukulele in her family, and, her connection to the first Woodstock.
Called “a country version of the rock duo Heart” by the keyboard player for Shenandoah, sisters Britta and Brooke Dodgen came to the studio for this episode after having just returned from playing the Americana Music Fest in the Florida Keys. In their ten years as The Redheads they’ve played in countless locations ranging from Six Flags in Chicago to the Roxy Theatre in Denver. Currently based in Orlando, they have also lived in Nashville, Denver, Georgia, and South Carolina, and talk here about having to learn a new music market every time they move. Brooke also talks about the healing power of music after having been trampled by her horse and Britta talks about the conversion from having been an opera singer.
The guitar player for Garth Brooks since 2000 and for Trisha Yearwood since 1991, he owns two publishing companies on Music Row, is also a songwriter, and has a long list of production credits. This episode is a MUST LISTEN, as he covers everything from touring to publishing to songwriting, studio sessions, trying to get songs cut, and breaking into the business.
The Detroit-based singer/songwriter talks about the blog she wrote having gone viral, her soon-to-be-released fourth CD, performing at Carnegie Hall, getting her music into an award-winning documentary, and more.
Christian recording artist and songwriter Julianna Zobrist discusses the new music she’s working on, the book she co-wrote with her husband, and managing time between L.A., Nashville, and Tampa, where her two children and Major League Baseball playing husband is.
Having already opened for national Christian recording artist Kutless, this young band based on the Kansas-Missouri border is now taking on country music and playing shows in cities all the way up as far as into Washington State. Twin brothers Mason and Micah Marrs discuss highlights, lessons they’ve already learned, and the new release they’re working towards.
An adoptee who grew up in a family of eleven in Florida, this singer/songwriter was a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq and has gone on to a career in country music in Nashville highlighted by playing at the recent CMA Fest and opening for the likes of George Jones, Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, and Trace Adkins.