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Tiera Kennedy

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Tiera Kennedy tells us about her beginnings. The beginning of her career, life, and relationship with her husband. She tells us the story of writing 2 of her best songs and how she made connections early on in her country music journey. Most importantly, we hear about how love and support got her where she is and keeps her going daily.

In this episode:

  • How she found her producer
  • The Writing of Alabama Nights
  • About Tiera, her parents, and living in Alabama
  • Discussing stage presence
  • The humble beginnings of Tiera’s music career
  • Why Tiera chose country music (or rather, how it chose her)
  • The great artists who influenced her music
  • Meeting Scott Borschetta
  • Tiera’s husband and creative director and how they started

Watch the video version here:

Quotations:

“I wrote it (Alabama Nights) at a writer’s retreat, and writer’s retreats are my favorite way to write because you just kind of get to, you know, chill with your friends, drink some alcohol and just like, have fun and write songs.” – Tiera Kennedy

“So I used to play at our local Buffalo Wild Wings, and I did three-hour shows, and I would sit out on the patio and just play cover songs, and sometimes I would mix in my original songs, but I was just playing to whoever listened. And sometimes it was just my family sitting on that patio listening to me.” – Tiera Kennedy

“He [Garth Brooks] made the point that playing in the room of four people who had no interest in him or what he was doing prepared him to play stadiums. Because if you can win over four people, stadiums are easy.” – Gary Scott Thomas

“His level of passion after that first meeting was really impressive for me because I wanted to be somewhere where they were really as excited about the music as I was. And that’s exactly what I felt from that team, and I wanted it to feel like a family, and it does, and I don’t know that I could have gotten that anywhere else.” – Tiera Kennedy

“I don’t know that I would be where I am without him [husband Cameron]. And every accomplishment that comes my way, his way, like we get to celebrate that together cause we did it together.” – Tiera Kennedy

“I love, love, I, I do. I love seeing kids in love. I still love seeing people in love. I love seeing people who just build each other up and hold each other up.” – Gary Scott Thomas

“There are more disappointments than there are achievements in this industry. I mean, that’s just the way it is, and having people around me who love me and support me, whether I’m doing great or not doing so great, means the world.” – Tiera Kennedy

Guest’s Bio:

Rising artist Tiera Kennedy is emerging as one of the most exciting voices in the format – injecting Country music with a breath of vitality. The flagship artist on Nicolle Galyon’s groundbreaking Songs & Daughters Publishing finds herself as a voice for young women everywhere. Lighting a fire last year with her independently released self-titled EP, Nashville Scene cited the Alabama native as “the total package” and “a writer who has learned how to write for their own voice at a young age,” while American Songwriter concurs, hailing her as “one of Nashville’s most promising young singer/songwriters” and TEEN VOGUE raved about her “pure, catchy upbeat country story-telling.” Giving fans a taste of where her music was headed with an initial demo of “Found It In You” – inspired by her relationship with her husband and creative director Kamren Kennedy – Tiera Kennedy and her co-writer/producer Cameron Bedell had Dann Huff join them for the final take of the song, available now. With the initial 16 million+ on-demand streams laying the foundation for “Found It In You,” the updated take on this beautiful love story is set to deliver an even bigger connection on Country radio. For the latest information and more, visit TieraMusic.com and follow along on Instagram.

Website:

https://solo.to/tiera

Elle King

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This week’s guest is the music superstar Elle King! She has a new album coming out called Come Get Your Wife.  While it’s a shorter conversation, it’s packed with several topics I know her fans are going to love hearing, such as how the name of the album even came about and how much her tongue gets her in trouble. 

In this episode:

  • Her new album, Come Get Your Wife
  • The attitude in the album
  • Being yourself
  • Working with Charlie Worsham
  • Ironically incredible things that came from her concussion
  • What made her forget to play some of her songs
  • Slowing down and taking care of herself
  • Touring with Chris Stapleton

Quotations:

“I’m a maximalist, so I’m either like 110 or asleep.” ~ Elle King

“I love working with people that lift you up, and you can learn something from.” ~ Elle King

“I just try to find the beauty and everything.” ~ Elle King

“I can be very insulting when I drink.” ~ Elle King

“This tongue of mine has gotten me more trouble in the last four or five months. That’s my New Year’s resolution – quit sticking my tongue out.” ~ Elle King

About Elle:

Her site: https://www.elleking.com

(From Wikipedia)
Tanner Elle Schneider (born July 3, 1989), known professionally as Elle King, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Her musical style is influenced by countryrock and blues.[1]

In 2012, King released her debut EPThe Elle King EP, on RCA; one track from that EP, “Playing for Keeps”, is the theme song for VH1’s Mob Wives Chicago series.[2]

She released her debut album, Love Stuff, in 2015. It produced the US top ten single “Ex’s & Oh’s“, which earned her two Grammy Award nominations. King has also toured with acts such as Of Monsters and MenTrainJames BayThe ChicksHeartJoan JettMichael Kiwanuka, and Miranda Lambert. She is the daughter of actor and comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King. King uses her mother’s surname to distinguish her career and identity from her father’s. “People know who my dad is,” she told ABC News, “but I think that my voice and my music speaks for itself: that I am my own person.”[3]

King is a four-time Grammy Award nominee, two each in the rock and country categories, and received honors from the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Whitney Miller

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In this vulnerable and enlightening conversation, Whitney Miller reveals that she’s just as scared as the rest of us – but she doesn’t let that stop her. From being crowned Miss United States to a country music career, Whitney Miller shares her secrets on never letting fear get in the way of your dreams.

In this episode:

  • From evening gloves to boxing gloves – next steps after passing on the crown
  • Whitney Miller’s biggest fear
  • The surprising way Whitney started singing (that’s different from most artists!)
  • What is a walking coach?
  • A behind-the-scenes look at Whitney Miller’s singer/songwriter career
  • Turning emotions into art
  • Miss United State’s best advice on how to face your fears

Watch the video version here:

Quotations:

“I just realized you have this one life to live, and you have to go for it. I’m not about to live another day keeping myself living in this fear.” – Whitney Miller

“I was scared to get in the ring with somebody for sure. I was scared to get on stage, you know, in my bikini or my evening gown, or answer some random question in front of a crowd of thousands, you know? All of these things really put me in a place to push myself outside of my comfort zone, but I always knew deep down that there was one fear and one thing that I always wanted to do, and that was sing.” – Whitney Miller

“I wasn’t fully living. I wasn’t doing me, Whitney, myself. I’m not doing that anymore. Absolutely not. I’m not going back to that little girl who believed that she shouldn’t be up there, that her voice wasn’t good enough, or that she didn’t have the, whatever it was to get up there anymore.” – Whitney Miller

“When it was the final shot, and he said, ‘All right, cut.’ It just hit me that I’m here doing it. I’m living the dream that I prevented myself from doing my entire life, and it’s all coming together in this one moment.” – Whitney Miller

“People are thinking this. People go through that. Why do we shy away from so many of these emotions or thoughts and feelings? We shy away and say, ‘Oh no, we can’t think about that, or that’s not good.’ Maybe acting out on it isn’t good, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t put it into art.” – Whitney Miller

“So this is going to be a very big peek into who I am and into my heart. Hopefully, it gives other people permission to feel okay when they feel something similar.” – Whitney Miller

“I try to really anchor into how it makes me feel. Are the lyrics authentic to who I am? Would I really say that? Would I really want to sing that way? Would I really feel that way? If not, I’m not putting the lyric in there…I just want it to really encompass who I am. And so when I say, ‘You get a sense of my heart in this,’ you really do, because I’m stripping it away to make sure it feels authentic.” – Whitney Miller

Guest’s Bio:

Former professional athlete, Miss United States 2012, kickboxing commentator, and podcaster Whitney is a Texas-born country rock pop singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Whitney’s roots and deep love to write and perform original country music dates back to being a little girl in South Texas, growing up listening to acts like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bonnie Rhiatt, and Johnny Cash from her parents’ record collection. Today, her sound is influenced by those early days and early Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson. 

Whitney strongly encourages self-empowerment and a fearless take on life. Hearing no is only an opportunity to find a yes. Her overall mission in life is to inspire others to live life out loud! Before her move into her passion for creating music, Whitney specialized in unique relationship and life design. She knows how freeing it is to live life on your own terms, with less fear, and she directly supported hundreds of people, from professional and Olympic athletes and CEOs to stay-at-home parents, as they step into their truth and unleash the life they truly desire.   

She joined forces with some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field and co-hosted an extremely popular podcast that debuted at #50 on the overall iTunes charts and now has over 1.5 million downloads. 

In true “go for it” Whitney fashion, she has decided to take her biggest leap of faith yet and left her home state of Texas for Nashville, Tennessee, to chase her lifelong dream as a singer-songwriter. Her vast life experience and comfort in the spotlight allow her to not only create feeling through her lyrics and voice but also to inspire her audience. Whitney is currently finishing her debut album, recorded at Orb Recording studios with an all-star cast of guest musicians to be released in 2022. Expect a fun, country rock album filled with vulnerable, real-life stories and lots of attitude!

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://www.whitneymillermusic.com/