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Opening for Sawyer Brown!

In November I was incredibly honored to open for Sawyer Brown in my home state of Utah! It was an amazing night and so many friends and family members where there to support me as well as hear a…

Featured in "Write Away" Magazine in the UK

 

A Tale of Two Lyrics 

Songwriting is a choose your own adventure process that exposes how we feel and what we think about the world. Even though there are millions of songs, there are only two primary types…

Michael Noble: Hard Work Never Goes Out of Style

Michael Noble Backstage at the Opry

 

Michael Noble is a hit songwriter, session guitar player and member of the Grand Ole Opry band. His story is a fascinating and weaves in names like Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers…

The Other Side of #TimesUp

Today women are marching and shouting it from the rooftops: Times Up.

First of all, I want to be clear that I fully support and cheer for women like Katie Arminger and the Song Suffragettes (who released a…

Style Matters: Elevate Your Look

 Amanda Sears Putting Together Looks for a Photo Shoot

 

In 2014, I played my first ever CMA fest as an artist in Nashville on the same stages as artists like American Young and Nelson (yes, the band…

Dear Mary, I Heard You...

It's always refreshing to hear the truth about the music business from someone you admire as an artist. And Mary Gauthier is one of those rare artists who is as honest about her career as she is in her songwriting…

Radio Promotion for Indie Artists: Be Uncommon

Radio and Audience Growth Farmer D. Grant Smith
Recently I had the opportunity to discuss radio promotions with D. Grant Smith. He's a radio host, promotions expert and he specializes in helping musicians and creative businesses build audience tribes he…

AmericanaFest Round-Up for Artists

Berklee Americana Showcase at The Family Wash with my Band
Michael Boris, Me, Bill D, and Nick Arbuckle

Nashville is now officially in recovery mode from the 17th Annual AmericanaFest extravaganza. The event brings thousands of fans and artists to…

VIP Album Preview Hosted by WSM's Charlie Mattos

Shantell Ogden with Charlie Mattos, WSM at VIP Album Preview Event
Nashville-based artist Shantell Ogden held a VIP Album Preview event to celebrate her fifth studio album The Road That Drives Me at 3rd and Lindsley this week. Attendees…