FALLNG INTO A NEW SEASON

Why is Fall my favorite time of year? Two words: Pumpkin Spice. The end.

Okay, that's only one reason! Doesn't everyone love Fall? If you haven't been to Nashville in the Fall, I highly recommend visiting during the autumn months. Nashville is BEAUTIFUL in the Fall and one of my favorite things to do is drive through the Belle Meade neighborhood when the leaves are changing. I love seeing everyone's pumpkins on their porches and kids playing outside.

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FIVE PRO TIPS

Now, I'm not claiming to know it all... but I have been touring full-time as a singer with my band for seven years, so I'm confident in saying that I am no longer "green" in this game. I've learned the in's & outs and the do's and don'ts when it comes to taking care of my voice, establishing my brand and sound, and earning respect in this business - so, I'm sharing FIVE tips for being a successful musician.

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NASHVILLE DATE NIGHTS

Nashville is the HOTTEST place to visit/live right now and we (John and I) count ourselves lucky to live in a booming city. One would think we'd be out and about nearly every night with all the fun that is constantly happening around town - however, our typical date night usually consists of a Friday night dinner at our favorite family-run pizza place in jeans and t-shirts. But, occasionally when something really cool is happening like a concert, sporting event, or show - we hit the town!

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MEAL PREP MADE EASY

Meal prep. It's all the rage and yet some of you are asking yourself now, "What is it?" Meal prepping is basically the process of planning and preparing meals for the week. Sometimes meals are planned and prepared around a specific diet (hello low carb, paleo, whole 30). Some people buy fancy, reusable containers to make meal prepping easier. Either way, it can be time consuming and sometimes overwhelming, until now. 

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COUNTRY MUSIC IS ALIVE & WELL

It's the big discussion right now in Nashville... well, and everywhere country music fans reside frankly. What happened to good country music? Is today's country music really country? Is there enough room for today's more progressive expression and the classic sound of the past? Do you HAVE to have steel guitar on your record to be considered "country" or are drum loops perfectly acceptable as well?

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10 ALBUMS THAT INFLUENCED ME AS A KID

As a kid, I thought living in a two story house meant you were rich. So, I'd tell my friends that I lived in one... only, I didn't. But, we did have a 50-Disc CD changer as part of the stereo system and I also thought that meant we were rich... Again, I was GREATLY mistaken. Every summer, I'd wake up and load that sucker up with all of my favorite CDs. I'd stand on the fireplace hearth and sing song after song until I could barely whisper...

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WHY I DON'T HAVE A RECORD DEAL

Ahhh, the question that I get asked the most...

"Why don't you have a record deal?"

There is NO way to simply answer. So, I'm tackling this tough question + I'm breaking down THREE Music Industry "Truths"... that actually, aren't even remotely true. 

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