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Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey ("Every Time I Hear That Song" / Blake Shelton, "Poison and Wine" / The Civil Wars) has set out to discover what makes creative people tick. Starting with what he knows - writing - and branching out to various aspects of the music industry, Pitch List explores what it means to be a songwriter, and ultimately, a person. Join us as we talk with some of music's hit writers at the top of our Pitch List.
 
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An examination of the musical icon, with guest and biographer Karen Bartlett ("Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend") helping to guide listeners through the extraordinary and, at times, complex journey. Fans and newcomers alike are taken through Dusty's time with The Springfields, her support of African-American artists in the British mu…
 
This week, Chris sits down with #1 writer, artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gordie Sampson to talk all things songwriting. From recording as a session player to writing powerhouse cuts like “Jesus Take The Wheel”, “This Town Is Killing Me”, “Storm Warning” and many others, Gordie spills his story and knowledge for us. Listen on for our de…
 
Following female homosexuality and bisexuality throughout popular music, Women of Atlantic host Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy builds to singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko as one of the next to carry on this critical viewpoint. Kiyoko talks growing up as a gay woman, presenting previously unseen stories in her music videos, and reveals how she was finally abl…
 
No matter what age you are or where you’re from, chances are, you’ve heard a Jessi Alexander song. From smash hits like “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus) and tearjerkers like “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton), this week’s guest has quite the catalogue - not to mention being a CMA and ACM Song of the Year recipient. But what you might not know is Jessi’s …
 
For a while, ABIR’s songwriting didn’t quite match her reality. Not having been in one, she was "writing these heartbreaking songs as if I'd been in a 10-year relationship.” But as she rose through the NYC pop scene, and upon discovery by Atlantic Records in an opening show slot, it’s been an authentic adjustment. Hearing her story will illustrate …
 
This week, Chris chats with killer writer/artist Dave Barnes (he’s had some serious cuts with artists like Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Ingrid Michaelson and more). In this episode, learn how to shift your spider senses from “professional songwriter mode” to “personal artistry” and back again, plus you’ll hear their hot takes on celebrating the …
 
Earlier this fall, Chris sent our producer Daena out to Franklin, TN to talk to some of the artists of Pilgrimage Festival 2019. With this special episode of Pitch List, we look back on that hot early autumn day with nuggets of songwriting wisdom and stories of artistry from some of the best performers of the weekend. Listen on to hear our chats wi…
 
A childhood fandom (and eventual tattoo) of Elvis. A deep love of My Chemical Romance and concept records. A range of influences stretching from Taylor Swift to Danzig. With such diverse touchstones, you wouldn’t expect Atlantic Records artist Goody Grace to be so polished, to have such a focused sound, to establish an aesthetic all his own. But th…
 
Welcome to Pitch List Season 3! In the season premiere episode, Chris sits down with his old friend and Music Row legend Josh Kear. As the only songwriter to ever win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year three times, Josh’s track record speaks for itself - but his insightful notions about the songwriting business and heart of his craft speak even …
 
Aimee Mayo has been writing her memoir, "Talking To The Sky", for the past 13 years. Finally, she is ready to tell her stories through chapters, and not just songs. In this special mini episode, learn about Aimee's book, life, and how she thinks songwriting is similar to writing. Check out her Kickstarter campaign, closing THIS FRIDAY the 13th, to …
 
Katie Horwitch is a writer, a fitness trainer, a motivational speaker, and so much more. Today, we are going to talk about an organization she started that I believe is very important for our society – it’s called Women Against Negative Talk, or WANT for short. It’s all about learning the art of positive self talk, as well as shifting the negative …
 
Josie Dunne is a mega-talented singer-songwriter from La Grange, Illinois. She’s blossomed out of the Chicago burbs in a big way, and she’s toured with names like Ben Rector, Julia Michaels, and Andy Grammer. Her music? It speaks for itself. The first time I heard her, I was an instant fan. There’s just something AUTHENTIC about Josie that is both …
 
It's a CMA Fest special episode here at Pitch List! This week, Chris sent our producer Daena downtown for the festivities to talk with some of your favorite (and soon-to-be new favorite) country artists. Take a listen to hear how Adam Hambrick's newborn daughter inspired his biggest single, why Walker Hayes thinks vulnerability is the key to connec…
 
This week, Chris sits down with new hitmaker supergroup Stereosaga!!!, made up of Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell and Jordan Rigby. Listen on to hear how Ryan got a job at the YMCA after signing his first deal, just to stay grounded, what it's like to have the freedom for a passion project like their own, and to be reminded how having a creative outlet…
 
This week, enjoy our first ever live episode of Pitch List, recorded last weekend at the Charleston Songwriters’ Festival in South Carolina. Hear from festival creator Arlis Albritton on his crazy past life on the road, how Cliff Cody went from West Texas bar bouncer to karaoke star to full time musician, and listen to where Andy Albert thinks coun…
 
I discovered John “JJ” Thornhill through Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app. As I took John’s classes, followed him on social media, and started interacting with him, I realized that John was more than just a super fun and motivating trainer. We had a lot of things in common..mainly, a love for art (and MANY arts at that.) Not only is John a killer…
 
This week, Chris sits down with songwriter and publisher Connie Harrington. From art director to songwriter to publisher, Connie lets us in on her creative journey and process, including the importance of having a “song champion”, and the emotional experience behind one of her biggest cuts. Listen on to hear how being honest and vulnerable in your …
 
Remember how I am always encouraging you guys to look for art in the world around you? Well, I do that, too. Alyssa Wees just published her first novel, “The Waking Forest.” She is also one of my very dearest friends from back in high school. I wanted to feature her on the podcast because she did the most incredible thing by actually publishing a b…
 
It’s that time again… with podcasts continuing to boom the way they are, I wanted to check back in and see what YOUR favorites are! (This one included, of course!) Then, I sat down and spoke with fellow podcast maker and enthusiast, Chad Ellis. His podcast, Station Blue, is a fiction show that he describes as an “Antarctic isolation horror.” Delve …
 
For anyone who follows me on social media (or knows me at all,) you know how much I love working out. From dancing, to yoga, to hitting the gym, I am always trying to find new ways to move. It’s helped me on my best days and my worst. That is why I have decided to dedicate the next few episodes of Artistic License in some way to the art of fitness.…
 
Once in awhile, I like to scan the world around me and do a check-in on what kind of art is nearby. I always SAY it is everywhere, but sometimes, it can slip by unnoticed. I interviewed several individuals who surround me in my life and asked what they’ve been up to. By listening, I opened my eyes to some pretty awesome stuff. Hopefully, you’ll be …
 
Joe Diamond has been called many things: a mind reader, an illusionist, a psychic, and a magician. The coolest thing about him is that he combines all of these into his art. Rachel Woodall sat down with Chicagoland magician, Joe Diamond, to talk about the art of magic: how he chose this as a profession, the nuances of the art, and why he thinks eve…
 
Prior to landing at Neon Gold and Atlantic Records, Matt Maeson honed his skills on some daunting stages. As part of his family’s ministry, he played “songs about salvation” at prisons, and “in front of strippers and Hell's Angels at Sturgis, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world.” There was plenty in between, but eventually, his first…
 
For their new album, “One Shot,” the world-renowned a cappella group wanted tracks relating to their collective journey. First, find out how they put together a Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan medley (“Motownphilly” and “This Is How We Do It”). Then, get the inside scoop on their new original song, along with how it helped complete the vision of the…
 
For their new album, “One Shot,” the world-renowned a cappella group wanted tracks relating to their collective journey. First, find out how their rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound” came together, along with how it relates to one member’s time in Germany. Then, you’ll hear the story of taking on an Imagine Dragons hit, along with h…
 
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