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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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Ep 48: Gretchen Peters

Ep 48: Gretchen Peters

2020-08-1355:11

This week, Pitch List returns for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Gretchen Peters. Along with having released nine studio albums of her own, Gretchen has written hits such as “Independence Day” and “On A Bus to St. Cloud” for icons like Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill + many more. Her new album, “The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury”, a loving tribute to fellow Hall of Fame songwriter Mickey Newbury, is out now! Join us for a conversation about listening to the wisdom of a song, how writing that song can be an act of true self-discovery, and more. Plus: don’t forget to follow us on social media for Gretchen’s exclusive at-home performance video.More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4w For more on the American Songwriter Podcast Network: https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
From his Music City newbie days of Reggae cover bands and working as a City Winery employee, to Capitol Records recording artist breaking musical and lyrical boundaries, this week’s guest Devon Gilfillian is a perfect example of the Nashville success story. He has since shared the stage with Mavis Staples, Keith Urban, Brothers Osborne, and many more musical icons, and released his first full length record, “Black Hole Rainbow”, earlier this year. Listen on to hear he and Chris discuss the relevance of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", bond over their love of a good PB&J mid-write, and how Devon ultimately strives to use his art to enact real change in the world.More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4w For more on the American Songwriter Podcast Network: https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 46: Josie Dunne

Ep 46: Josie Dunne

2020-06-1846:23

This week, Chris hops on Zoom to chat with rising pop songstress Josie Dunne! Josie has amassed millions of streams on her music, and recently released a brand new EP, “Late Teens / Early Twenties”. Listen on to hear our chat about the legendary Warner/Chappell coffee machine, how working with country writers laid a foundation for strong lyrics and storytelling as a pop artist, recording a music video fully in quarantine, and more. Plus: don’t forget to visit our social media pages to watch Josie’s exclusive performance of her song “Sunday Morning”.More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4w For more on the American Songwriter Podcast Network: https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 45: Kree Harrison

Ep 45: Kree Harrison

2020-05-2842:26

This episode, Chris sits down with singer/songwriter Kree Harrison. A seasoned writer and performer since a very young age (accolades include repeat performances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show as a child, a runner-up ranking on American Idol Season 12, and collaborations with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Wynonna Judd), Kree has overcome hardship over the years and come up stronger against all odds. Listen on to get the inside scoop on her upcoming debut album, “Chosen Family Tree”, and learn how her art and the Nashville community proved to be truly healing time and time again. More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4w For more on the American Songwriter Podcast Network: https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 44: Louise Goffin

Ep 44: Louise Goffin

2020-05-1401:11:37

This week, Chris sits down with writer/artist/producer Louise Goffin. Her familiar voice is heard all the way from the theme song of popular TV show ‘Gilmore Girls’, to one of her TEN studio albums, to her own podcast called Song Chronicles. Not a newcomer to the music business, Louise played her first gig ever at the age of 17 opening for Jackson Browne and has been recording, writing and producing for most of her life. She even recently completed a 6 month audio engineering course at the legendary Blackbird Studio and plans to release yet another new album this year called  “Two Different Movies”. Music is absolutely in her blood. Thanks for listening,  and don't forget to visit our social media pages to watch the video performance of "Made To Be Good".More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4whttps://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 43: Tom Bukovac

Ep 43: Tom Bukovac

2020-04-3001:20:40

This week’s episode is for all you guitar-nerds and session players, featuring none other than local legend (and old friend of Chris’), Tom Bukovac! Tom has played on over 500 albums, including projects with icons such as Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and many more. Listen on for some laughs, priceless wisdom, and insight into the working world of the session player. Plus: the time Tom hid in his van at a toga party.More exclusive content: https://www.pitchlistpodcast.com/Follow us:https://www.facebook.com/pitchlistpodcasthttps://twitter.com/pitchlistpodhttps://www.instagram.com/pitchlistpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwtG60ltMoaebE6HnP3B4whttps://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/ 
Ep 42: Gordie Sampson

Ep 42: Gordie Sampson

2020-04-1601:04:49

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 deep dive into staying raw and emotional as you grow, the magic in a day-of demo, and more. Thanks for listening, and stay safe! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 41: Jessi Alexander

Ep 41: Jessi Alexander

2020-04-0256:44

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 story of perseverance, how she played the Grand Ole Opry on Day 3 of living in Nashville, and how redefining what success meant to her led her from lost artist to hit songwriter over 10 years ago. Listen on for her chat with Chris - plus, don’t forget to check our socials for the video of Jessi’s exclusive performance of her song “Damn Country Music” (written by Carly Barlowe, Josh Thompson and Jessi) off her brand new record. Stay safe, y’all! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 40: Josh Kerr

Ep 40: Josh Kerr

2020-03-1953:22

When Josh Kerr first moved to Nashville, he had a list of 3 people he wanted to write with: Dave Barnes, Sean McConnell, and Keith Urban. Today, he has a song on his new record written with Sean, an ongoing writing relationship with Dave, and a #1 chart-topper with Keith (among many other top hits with Kelsea Ballerini, Camila Cabello, and more). Chris sits down with Josh this week to chat about the story behind writing tracks like “Never Comin’ Down”, how his dad forcing him to keep playing trumpet brought music back into his life, and more. Don’t forget to check out the live in-studio video performance of Josh’s song “The World Didn’t Stop Spinning” on our social media pages, and thanks for listening! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep 39: Jörgen Elofsson

Ep 39: Jörgen Elofsson

2020-03-0501:02:58

This week, Chris calls up hit writer Jörgen Elofsson all the way from Sweden to chat about our favorite things - songwriting, bands our guests were in when they were teenagers, and more songwriting. This mega-hit maker has penned tracks like “Stronger” (Kelly Clarkson), early hits for Britney Spears and many more international chart-toppers. Listen on for chats about the mystical side of creating art (including a psychic Reiki healer that tapped into Jorgen’s creative energy), why so much pop music comes out of Sweden, and lots more. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep. 38: Dave Barnes

Ep. 38: Dave Barnes

2020-02-2001:14:09

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 album “deep cut”. Listen on to hear Chris and Dave drop some truth bombs, while also managing to sneak in your daily dose of inspiration and gratitude too. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
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 with The Wild Reeds, Bre Kennedy, Anna Shoemaker, Anna Rose and Stephen Kellogg (plus - we catch up with podcast alumnus Lucie Silvas). Thank you, Pilgrimage 2019! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep. 36: Josh Kear

Ep. 36: Josh Kear

2020-01-2301:07:17

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 louder. Listen to hear him open up about his journey to finding himself, and finding a team of people who believed in who that came to be. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Happy New Year, Pitch Listers! We want to thank everyone who listened to the show in 2019, whether you’ve been with us since day 1, or just joined the Pitch List family today. We are so excited to announce that we’ll be back with Season 3 of the show on January 23rd. See y'all soon! https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
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 help support her lifelong dream, and to learn how she went from small town Alabama gal to Nashville-based hit songwriter (and all the crazy in between). https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
Ep. 35: Phil Barton

Ep. 35: Phil Barton

2019-07-2655:34

In the finale of Pitch List Season 2, Chris sits down on a Wednesday morning to talk with the one and only Phil Barton. Originally from Australia, but living in Nashville for the past 12 years, Phil has had continual country music success over the years in Canada, Australia, and right here in Nashville (launching with the #1 single “Woman Like You – Lee Brice). Listen on to hear, in classic Pitch List style, a discussion of magic co-writers, live band demo sessions, and how INXS showed a young Phil that an Australian band having a hit in the States was so very attainable. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
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 connection, and how new artist Anna Vaus got signed while still in college. Plus: interviews with Kelleigh Bannen and Gone West (w/Colbie Caillat), and we even caught up with podcast alumni Shy Carter and Seaforth! Don't forget to visit us at pitchlistpodcast.com for the video interviews and more exclusive CMA content. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
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 to express ourselves can be the best job in the world. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
This week, Chris talks backstage at the Charleston Music Hall with Muscle Shoals singer/songwriter John Paul White. Since returning to his solo career after his work with The Civil Wars, John talks about the process of writing his new record, “The Hurting Kind”, as well as the unique experience he had in the past of being an outsider on Music Row. Listen on to hear their conversation about the changing industry and what it means for writer/artists, the rich history of the Muscle Shoals music community, and more. And don’t forget to visit us on YouTube to watch an exclusive backstage performance from this episode. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network
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 country music is going next. Now kick back, relax and hit play (bonus: cue up some ocean sounds to pretend you’re on the beach with us). And don’t forget to visit us at pitchlistpodcast.com for more content. https://americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/
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Lee Matthew

love it!

May 10th
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Jason Ferguson

This is the simply the best podcast on songwriting and the business! Thank you!!

Jan 29th
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