Thursday, April 16, 2015

Behind the Scenes #NashCountry Weekly


Hey Friends!!! 

I have been all over the place with recent TV interviews and press with NASH CountryWeekly so I wanted to share some of the behind the scenes moments of the last few weeks! 

It is so much fun to live in Nashville - it truly is "MUSIC CITY" - there is always something going on around town. I had a chance to celebrate some Number 1 Parties and a really amazing songwriter's festival!  

Hanging out with Chuck Wicks, Thomas Rhett, & Frankie Ballard isn't too hard of a job either! Hope you enjoy and maybe you'll learn something new about one of your favorite artists! 

~ EGP



Chuck Wicks Participates in 2015 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

CHUCK WAS JOINED BY THREE FELLOW SONGWRITERS FOR A CASUAL WRITERS’ ROUND.

America’s Morning Show’s very own co-host Chuck Wicksparticipated in the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival showcase held at B.B. King’s Blues Club in downtown Music City on Friday night (March 27).
Chuck was joined by fellow songwriters Ben Cooper, Matt Jenkins and Gordon Kennedy for the NASH FM 103.3-sponsored writers’ round.
Ben has written songs for Ricky Skaggs and Olivia Newton-John, and Matt is best known for co-writing hits like Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” and Dustin Lynch's “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep).”
Gordon, a multi-Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, is perhaps most recognized for co-writing Eric Clapton’s chart-topper “Change the World.”
NASH’s Erika Grace Powell, on behalf of Country Weekly, set out to bring you a video blog covering the behind-the-scenes action of the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.
You never know what song you might hear for the first time at a bar in Nashville that might soon come streaming over the radio.

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Thomas Rhett Talks “Make Me Wanna,” Pop Inspirations Behind “Crash and Burn”

ERIKA GRACE POWELL CAUGHT UP WITH THOMAS RHETT AS HE CELEBRATED HIS RECENT NO. 1 SONG, “MAKE ME WANNA.”

Thomas Rhett returned to the same spot where he filmed the “Make Me Wanna” video—Nashville’s Peter Nappi studio—on Thursday, April 9, to celebrate its No. 1 success. The milestone actually made Thomas Rhett the first solo male artist to chart three consecutive Billboard No. 1 hits from a debut album in more than 20 years, a stat he couldn’t believe.
Nash’s entertainment correspondent, Erika Grace Powell, caught up with Thomas Rhett at the party to talk about the song’s success and how he returned to some of his favorite childhood music for his new single, “Crash and Burn.” In addition to his current influences of Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Aloe Blacc and Ed Sheeran, Thomas Rhett says he dug back through his favorite tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s to help drive the sound of the new single.
Thomas Rhett is currently nominated alongside Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell for New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual ACM Awards, airing live on Sunday, April 19, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” Toasted at Nashville’s City Winery

There may not have been any whiskey barrels being tapped, but there was plenty of wine flowing at a party toasting Frankie Ballard’s recent No. 1 single “Sunshine & Whiskey.”
Frankie and the song’s co-writers, Jaren Johnston and Luke Laird, mingled with a music industry VIP crowd at Nashville’s hip City Winery before being presented with plaques and medallions honoring their achievement. The accomplishment marks the second No. 1 single from Frankie’s sophomore album, Sunshine & Whiskey, but it was the first No. 1 party for Frankie’s parents, who were unable to make the celebration for “Helluva Life” because his sister was preparing for the birth of her first child.
Congratulations to Frankie, Jaren, Luke and the Warner Bros. team.



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