Currently on a three-and-a-half month tour and having released a new album last year, the Texas-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist originally from Canada has now put out eleven CDs and has recently written his second and third books, which are ready for publishing. In-studio this time, he previously appeared on Episode 19 of our show, telling of his amazing recovery from a long battle with drugs and alcohol.
Having gotten listeners from over 125 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.
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A participant on “America’s Got Talent” season 10, she’s projecting to release her debut EP next month and has been working on it with Americo Barbosa, who has been out with Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. Samantha is also an actress and toured ten countries as a member of the cast of “Thriller Live” and will be performing in the role of Rizzo in “Grease” this summer in Massachusetts. Plus, she will appear in an independent film this year, also singing the theme song to the movie.
The drummer for Crowded House, he has been active in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, and producer for more than 20 years, having collaborated with artists such as Beck and Macy Gray, among others. He has appeared on shows ranging from “Saturday Night Live,” to “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan O’Brien,” and “Jimmy Kimmel” and has performed at festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Glastonbury. Last year he opened Bone Yard Recordings, a studio in the hills northwest of downtown Nashville. Among other topics, he comments during this interview on the recent passing of David Bowie and Glenn Frey.
A composer and orchestrator who has worked with some of the biggest names in show business including Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters, plus Warner Bros. films, ABC-TV, The Disney Channel, and The Academy Awards Show, among numerous others. He developed a lecture that has been delivered in major cities and also talks in this interview about musicals he’s currently writing.
He has written over 3,000 songs and had just performed – again – at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville a couple nights prior to this interview. He has worked with and performed with some big names in country music, including Frankie Ballard and 2015 runner-up on “The Voice,” Meghan Linsey. His previous appearance on our show (Episode 12) is one of – if not THE – most popular episodes of NHTE.
Clips from some of the show’s first 100 episodes are replayed, highlighting fun stories, special moments, emotional memories, anecdotes… A good sampling of the NHTE interviews, this episode is also a great introduction to those who are just hearing the show for the first time. Episode 101 reflects the diversity of the guests too.
National touring and recording artist, Christian singer/songwriter who plays guitar and has toured with some of the biggest names in Christian music. The interview was done just after she had made a big personal announcement, which she talks about during this episode, along with music plans for 2016 and a look back at a significant business lesson from 2015. Chosen specifically for this milestone episode for the show, Lindsay had previously been interviewed on Episode 11, which had on numerous other episodes been referred to as “my favorite episode” by NHTE host Bruce Wawrzyniak.
Singer/songwriter turned entertainment business owner in the Washington, DC, area but with an international footprint. Previously working a day job in the corporate world and being pitched by one of the most successful and highly respected publishing companies in Nashville at the time, he now has an entertainment design company that has been featured in the likes of the Washington Post and whose top act is internationally known, having played the opening of a stadium in Mexico, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and very recently in Singapore. He talks about walking away from the Nashville opportunity as well as the ins and outs of his current endeavors.
UK-based singer/songwriter who plays guitar. He has gotten radio airplay on both coasts here in the United States, with video rotation at Hard Rock Cafes around the world. He has performed in the U.S., notably at the House of Blues in Orlando. He released a single approximately two months ago after having released another in June of this year and has another coming out in January. He has been writing in London and Sweden. He released a four-song EP two years ago and a full-length album late last year.
Singer/songwriter whose new album just came out two months ago. Her previous release had a single that spent more than 30 weeks on the charts. In 2012 she was chosen as one of Billboard Magazine’s “Best Bets.” She recently wrapped up the filming of her first movie, which is set for release in 2016. One year ago this month she made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium. She also added her vocals to the newly released Third Day album, singing a duet with Mac Powell.