Get Real with Caroline Hobby

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Caroline Hobby got her start in the Country Music scene as a member of the trio Stealing Angels. She then competed and was a finalist twice on CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” and now is an Entertainment Host and Correspondent.  Each week on the podcast, Caroline sits down and talks to the wives of your favorite country artists. In every episode, she gives you an inside look of what it’s like to be married to Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay and more!  Being married to front man Michael Hobby of chart topping band A Thousand Horses, she really is able to connect on a personal, soul level with the stories of her guests. She also sits down with female entrepreneurs, influencers and all sorts of fascinating ladies! It’s honest women... honest talk!

Episode Date
Sunny Shipley: Texas Country Music Darling
Sunny is so warm and bright. We both met in Nashville pursuing country music careers, but we really connected when I lived in Austin for a year bc she and her former pro-football player Hubby Jordan, live in the same neighborhood as my sister and her family. She shares about loss of her sister, a horrific car cash that left Sunny in a neck brace for her wedding, overcoming an autoimmune disorder naturally, being a mama to 2 under 2, and the secret to marriage with her hometown sweetheart turned football star.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 18, 2021
Lex Allen: This mama and Nurse tells how she and Jimmie Allen fell in love kissing at a stoplight.
This beauty just had a birthday and turned 25, so everybody send her a happy birthday message! Lex is young and wise. She follows her gut instinct and intuition. She isn’t scared to take big, scary leaps for life and love. Lex and Jimmie were set up to meet at his show from mutual friends. Lex is a nurse and came straight from work in her scrubs, naturally beautiful and confident without even trying. It was pretty immediate sparks for them. The first car trip they took, Jimmie leaned over and kissed her at a stoplight. Their instant chemistry gives Simon and Daphne from Bridgerton a run for their money. The next show he invited Lex to, he changed the words to his song to say “kissing at a stoplight,” then he walked through the crowd and laid one on Lex. I love their love story. It’s full of passion and willingness to dive all in. Lex shares with me what she’s learned from being a mama, how life has changed in so many ways the past year, the lessons learned from being a Nurse and handling life and death plus the rocket ship ride of Jimmie’s fame. Lex is so down to earth and relatable while being a total smoke-show sweet heart. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 11, 2021
Lauren Alaina: Rocketing to fame on American Idol, #1 Songs, and managing the pressure of stardom. Plus she shares breaking news with me!!
This is a spectacular conversation with Lauren. She starts by BREAKING BIG NEWS WITH ME (yes, she told me first, and it’s so exciting :), then we run through her life and journey... How she got to American Idol, which led her to her incredible Country Music Career with multiple number 1 songs, Dancing with the Stars, and tons of accolades.. Then we deep dive. She shares with me the struggles of fame, especially as a teen and the cruel attacks people made on her and her body. Those painful comments led her to intense body image struggles and bulimia. We connect over this bc I also struggled with bulimia and body image in my younger years. Lauren explains why she finally got honest about it, and how she decided to stop playing perfect and be true to herself and the freedom that has come with that. Lauren’s beauty and talent are breathtaking. But the way she shares her full heart and soul and story, the struggles and the glory, is the kind of role model that young girls all around the world are so desperately needing to see. Lauren is a light that I wish I had known when I was finding my way as a young girl. I have so much respect, admiration and love for Lauren. I can’t wait for you to hear this candid conversation with a true angel and blessing to this earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 04, 2021
Favorite Get Real Interview of 2020: Sara Evans: superstar singer gives me epic marriage and motherhood advice & talks about life on the road w kids plus her newest album “Copy That.”
Sara is the total package. Stunning, Unbelievably talented, Incredible mother and devoted wife, God fearing woman. Sara knows who she is and what matters to her. She doesn’t try to hide what’s important, where she stands, and she knows her priorities and is unapologetic about them. When we started talking, she was so down to earth and relatable that it felt like I was just talking to an old friend, not a top selling female country artist. We talked about how her game-changing debut album “Born to Fly” is celebrating 20 years. Her latest album “Copy That” is out now and it features her favorite classic songs, remade Sara Evans style. I think my favorite part of the interview was her talking about life on the road w babies and kids. She never asked permission to include her family in everything she has done. She just brought them along and made it work. I love that. So many times, especially as women, we feel like we can’t do it all at the same time, but Sara is a perfect example that you can have a happy marriage, beautiful children, and a thriving career all at once. This episode is packed with wisdom and truth bombs. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 28, 2020
Jenny Reimold: As the mother of seven children, high profile designer, parenting guru and former publicist, Jenny Reimold, designs functional spaces for the every day family.
Following a recent move to Nashville following her husband's MLB retirement, Jenny’s home was filmed as the “Dream Home” for Property Brothers. The publicity generated from that experience led to design projects with high profile celebrity clients, like country star, Chase Rice, a writing contract with HGTV and features in Parents Magazine, People, Southern Living, Forbes, House Beautiful and Good Morning America. With a Bachelors in Public Relations/ Journalism and a Masters in Education, Jenny shares her tips on everything from tablescapes to temper tantrums. She currently serves as HomeGood’s national “Style Expert" and formerly was the "Patenting Expert" for a local morning show in Florida. Jenny also utilizes her Instagram platform , @jennyreimold, to collectively serve the adoption and foster care communities with the help of her Instagram friends. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 21, 2020
Kelley Baker: the brow queen behind all “The Kardashian’s” signature eyebrows, shares behind the scenes of being up close and personal with today’s the biggest stars.
Kelley’s brow work is on the canvases of celebrity faces like Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, Zendaya, Cardi B, Shay Mitchell, and Sofia Richie, to name a few. Kelley shares her story with me on how she made her name and became the standout brow queen. She tells me what it’s like being in the homes and faces of The Kardashians, how they really are the hardest workers in the biz, what she’s learned from owning her own salon and product line, her life as a single mom and entrepreneur and how she balances both with love. Kelley has been flown all over the world to do brows. She shares an the intimate story of doing Cardi B’s brows for the Met Ball. Kelley also offers so much incredible life advice that every entrepreneur needs to hear. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 14, 2020
In Case You Missed It: Kailey Dickerson (Wife of Russell Dickerson)
Kailey is such a ray of light. She has faith that can move mountains. I love our conversations, and hearing how she talks to God and trusts in Him so completely. That goes for her husband too, Russell Dickerson. We talk about the long journey it has been for Russell to finally find the success in Country Music that they both knew he was destined for. What I love is they never doubted that God would open the doors. We talk about Russell's 100% optimistic attitude and constant amazement for life, like Buddy the Elf. Kailey shares how incredible it feels to be one of the few female video directors in Nashville (she has gotten two #1 videos on CMT for "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma"). And we talk about secrets to a happy marriage and happy life, including sex everyday, walks in the morning, and truly taking the time to SEE people and KNOW people! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 09, 2020
Emily Callahan. Chief marketing and Experience Officer for St Jude Children’s Hospital hits all the heart strings.
There’s no place on Earth like St. Jude Children’s Hospital. No family ever has to pay a cent for treatment. The hospital runs solely off of donations and fundraising which has been very affected by the Corona Virus shutdown. So much love lives in the halls and rooms of St. Jude with the children, staff and supporters. The Country Music community is deeply committed to St. Jude and it has been such an honor to get to experience some of the events benefiting the children. Life changing really. Emily shares stories of how she has been touched by the children in hospital and what she has learned working so closely with hope and sadness. Please please listen to this podcast and let yourself be moved by the power of St Jude. To support @stjude #countrycares, visit www.we won’t and become a Partner in Hope. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 30, 2020
Parker Welling: the “it” girl Nashville songwriter talks about how wild faith, intuition, and losing her voice have led to her success.
Parker just celebrated her 4th #1 song w Russell Dickerson. She met Russell in college, and they aligned immediately on values and writing their truth. Parker walks me through her winding journey to success. She talks about how losing her voice completely led her to trusting herself completely. We connect over the fact that we both are 4’s on the enneagram. This episode really lights me up. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 23, 2020
Marissa Martin: Top Hair stylist to celebs like Carrie Underwood shares what really goes on in her styling chair.
Marissa is a little earth angel. She is so beautiful to look at, but it’s her tender heart that just melts you. We talk about how being a hair stylist is next in line to be a therapist bc people sit in her chair and spill their guts. As one of the top stylists in her profession, she tells me how she manifested her dream career and started hustling for it in high school. She talks about navigating the pressure of working with celebrities and how she deals when a client leaves... it’s actually a pretty magical perspective. Marissa also talks about the art of conversation, and being a safe place for people to unload and share what’s on their minds and lives, bc after all, when people are going through a big life shift, the first thing anyone does is change their hair. “Don’t get bangs after a breakup,” she laughed! She tells me how dogs have changed her life and why she’s not stressing about dating, especially in the time of COVID. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 16, 2020
Laine Hardy: 2019 American Idol Winner tells all!
Laine is a sweetheart. Hearing his story of how he won American Idol was so refreshing. Growing up, he would ride his 4-wheeler into the woods and practice singing, where no one could hear him. When he finally sang for his mama, she encouraged him to try out for American Idol. So basically one of the first times he ever sang publicly was his try out. And the judges went wild over his voice. Luke Bryan picked him as the winner the first time he heard him sing. Laine is a country boy and sings about what he knows and from his heart. He is so unassuming about his success and fame. He shares with me how he overcomes fear, his secret weapon for winning American Idol, advice for anyone wanting to win American Idol and his new music that just dropped. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 09, 2020
The Globetrotters: Flight Time and Big Easy.
These guys are worldwide sensations. They have travelled to over 70 countries and shook hands with President Obama and the Pope. As a matter of fact, Flight Time wrote a best seller book called “Projects, Popes and Presidents,” where he chronicles his life growing up in the Projects, witnessing domestic violence, to chasing his dream of basketball which led him literally around the world. Big Easy also grew up witnessing violence and destruction (he lived through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and lost everything). I met these 2 guys when we raced on “The Amazing Race: All Stars.” They are the most positive, inspiring dudes you will ever meet. They met every challenge on “The Race” with the most optimistic attitude and the belief of success, as well as lending a helping hand to other teams along the way. They share so much insight for how they achieved their dreams, broke cycles, and are creating a new way of life for their families. They both shared how change starts in the family unit. They are shining examples of how anyone can live the life and future of their dreams, and as Flight Time says “Kindness is Free,” so spread it around like crazy! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 02, 2020
Ken Block: Lead singer from Sister Hazel talks rock star life and finding balance.
They say “don’t meet your hero’s” bc it could be a major letdown. Well, thank God that wasn’t true w Ken Block, the lead singer for Sister Hazel. Sister Hazel is the SOUNDTRACK to my high school and college days. I must have played “Your Winter” on repeat several thousand times. It’s my favorite song in the universe. So when I got the chance to interview Ken, I geeked out. It was such an awesome interview and cool moment for me personally. Ken is so down to earth and very open and honest about all things, including family life, the realness of being in a band, addiction and relapse and the fear of losing his voice, how he found balance, what brings him most joy, and music of course. Ken is such a badass human. This episode was everything my super fan 20ish year old self dreamed it would be. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 26, 2020
Kristen Brust: Since the moment we met on my hubby’s tour bus it was love at first friendship.
I met Kristen the day she moved to Nashville. She was working for my hubby’s record label and we met on Michael’s bus before a show... It was friendship love at first sight. Kristen is a force. She loves BIG and HARD. She wears her soul on her sleeve and she isn’t scared to be raw and real and really share and bare it. Connecting with others and realizing we are not alone in this life is her mission statement. On this episode we talk a longggg time about the power of manifesting and her tips for getting your mind right. We talk about marriage. She tells me about the dance parties she and Preston (LoCash) have every night with their kids and how they have had to learn the new normal of him being home all the time since touring shut down due to Corona. We talk about loss. She miscarried in between her 2 kids and the ache and love for that child is so strong. I also relate to that ache. We talk about her podcast “In Kristen We Brust,” and why she started it, and what it’s all about. This convo is truly two best girlfriends/wives/mothers living in the music industry, talking about everything in God’s green earth, and recognizing how precious it is to have friendships that fuel your soul, allow you to be vulnerable and seen, and hold your hand while we make our way through this wild, wonderful, crazy life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 19, 2020
Cord and Sara McCoy: From racing around the world on “The Amazing Race,” to running a ranch and raising a family, Cord and Sara are true examples of “The Cowboy Code.”
5 years ago, Jennifer Wayne and I got to race around the world w Cord and his brother Jet on “The Amazing Race.” Cord and Jet were “The Cowboys,” and they were the team EVERYONE feared. They were brilliant, efficient, incredible problem solvers, honorable, strong/courageous/fearless, no nonsense, lone rangers, focused, determined, and witty on top of it all. Neither one of our teams ended up winning, but we have a bond and stories for life (we share some great ones this episode). I’ve gotten to know his beautiful, precious wife Sara over these past 5 years and and have been so inspired by the way she shares her heart. Sara tells me the 7 year emotional journey and wait she and Cord had to endure to have their daughter Tulsa (Tulsa also makes some appearances this episode :), and how important it is to Sara to be a role model to Tulsa as a strong, capable, compassionate woman. She and Cord talk about what the Cowboy Code really means, and their secret to marriage. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 12, 2020
“Amen Sister Friend!” with Sarah Anne
This episode is kinda role reversal for me. My long time manifesting positive vibes friend, Sarah Anne, just launched a super uplifting podcast to give you your daily dose of positivity and helping everyone who listens see life through the lens of love. It’s called “Amen Sister Friend!” Make sure you go and give it a follow! She has me on as a guest and I LOVED our convo so much, to the point I am airing it on my podcast GET REAL today. We talk about inclusive spirituality, how to keep a positive mindset, growing through suffering and how I am trying to pave the way and cultivate space for my daughter Sunny. Sarah and I always have super deep, open minded convos and we really connect on a soul level. This episode covers some harder questions and may challenge you to examine your beliefs. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 05, 2020
April Tomlin: Interior Designer to Top Celebrities shares her formulas to success and it’s not what you think.
April is someone I greatly admire. Not only does she do incredible work and turn homes into masterpieces that create a feeling of comfort, peace and beauty, but she is WOKE as the young kids say. I have known April for quite some time now, she even helped me update/design my home when we first moved in 6 years ago. April has given me incredible advice as a new mother as well. We talk about that on this podcast. We talk about how balance, boundaries and self care are the cornerstones to her success. April has an all female staff. She is a trailblazer for women in the workplace by offering “personal hours” on top of vacation and sick days so the women and moms who work for her don’t have to feel guilty, explain, or lie about why they are leaving work early to go to their child’s game, function, etc... or why they need to have some self care hours to get their hair done. She’s all about keeping the full person of her employees and herself cared for and fueled. That’s what makes for her great and motivated staff. She’s also all about playing into and embracing your strengths while being grateful and supportive of others who thrive in your weak zones. April has built her business around healthy boundaries and respect and she does not budge when it comes to her daughters. Her time with them is sacred and she is so intentional to have worked turned off and blocked off so she can be the present mom that she desires to be. She also shares the DIY tips that everyone wants to know who can’t afford a top designer for their home. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 28, 2020
Shauna Galligan: stunt woman to the stars.
Shauna laughs when she tells me how surreal it was to be holding Robert Downing JR’s hand, while on set to one of the biggest Marvel movies. Shauna is a top stunt woman to movies like The Avengers and Thor. What’s so intriguing about Shauna beyond her success and talent is her belief and understanding of God and understanding her own manifesting and healing power. And she has the life story to prove it. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 21, 2020
Laney Crowder: Life in the Wheat Field. Sharing how to find abundance in every season of life.
Laney is someone I love and look up to tremendously. She is an incredible wife to hit songwriter and producer Corey Crowder, an inspiring mother, daughter, sister and friend. She works hard to find and bring God and love to all that she does. She recently launched “Life in the Wheat Field,” a weekly virtual Bible study on Instagram. This all started from a vision she had of herself in a wheat field (it’s an amazing story, tune into hear). After her vision, she said God truly chased her down with signs and nudges on her heart plus experiences that made it beyond clear she had to take action. A lot of Bible studies can turn people off for various reasons. What I love about Laney and “Life in the Wheat Field” is she’s not trying to preach or be perfect. Her only goal is to help as many people as she can live a life of true abundance and see the abundance they have in their life right in front of them. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 14, 2020
Alyssa Rosenheck: Architecture Photographer to the stars homes talks about her new book THE NEW SOUTHERN and how she protects her energy.
A picture is truly worth a thousand words. In Alyssa’s new book, THE NEW SOUTHERN, she shares photos of top celebrity/inspiring homes along with an interview of each featured person that gives you a peak into this persons soul, reflected though their style. Alyssa also explains what “the new southern” looks like in her chapters. This book is stunning. She captured magic in the pages. Alyssa is a light worker, cancer survivor and truth teller. She shares her soul through her photography, public speaking and social media. This conversation is so raw and real. She tells me techniques for how she keeps her energy protected and what she does to shed negativity, plus how to navigate the news and all the negative energy that is thrown at us daily as well as align with your purpose. I love Alyssa and you will too! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 08, 2020
Linda Scruggs: Fertility Nurse shares the inside journey of IVF and why she has chosen to consult with women virtually all over the world.
Linda and I had a fast connection. As many of you know, I struggled to get pregnant with Sunny, experiencing loss and about a year of waiting, wondering if a baby was in our future. That was one of the most depressing years of my life. I have so many friends who are on a very similar, emotional journey to motherhood. Some of my friends have had a lot of success with IVF, others have not. I have been wanting to have this conversation for some time now with a trained professional about the ins and out of fertility from an exert’s point of view. What I love about Linda is she is a judgment free zone. She knows motherhood looks different for every woman and it is her mission to walk along side each of her clients and find the best road for them. Often times when you are in a doctors office, it is hard to ask your burning, vulnerable questions... and with fertility, many times women have to make huge decisions about with to do w embryos with no time to think or process. Linda is that comfort every women needs in this situation. She is the safe place to get answers to the hard, emotional questions. This interview offers up SO MUCH wisdom to any woman who is looking for wisdom and guidance during one of the most challenging times. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 03, 2020
Cannon McClintock: my God- sister and world renowned jewelry designer.
Cannon and I have grown up and shared our whole life together. We reminisce about how our parents even let us move to Europe together for a summer to study abroad at Cambridge! We now understand as parents how hard it is to let your children fly without you, but what a blessing that is to give them wings, like our parents did for us. Cannon shares with me what she has learned from raising 3 daughters, how each one she has to parent differently. She also has suffered 2 miscarriages, one being very recent. Cannon expresses how she has found acceptance of the things she cannot understand with faith. She also shares with me how each one of her daughters handled the news and heartbreak completely differently. Cannon has been a high fashion jewelry designer for 20 years. She designed my one of a kind, super unique and stunning engagement ring and wedding bands. She has been featured in top magazine and sold in retail stores across the nation, as well as worn by many celebrities.. she tells me what she has learned from owning her own business, how she has evolved, learned to say NO, finds family-work balance and what she is going for when it comes to a happy life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 31, 2020
Meg Schwarzrock: this manifesting mama and I met over Instagram and became instant soul sisters + had a whirlwind spiritual convo where she answered all of my hard life questions
Meg really does rock. We met on Instagram and really connected just recently when I was posting about having a sty on my eye. So many people wrote in and told me remedies to try, but Meg told me how to look inward and heal from within myself. I know, a lot of people think that kind of talk is crazy, but I don’t. I believe that we all are a force field from God and have so much to offer this world, including the ability heal ourselves and others. We just have to uncover the truth. Meg dives in SO DEEP to questions that have been wrecking me like “why are we here, why do we suffer, understanding what our physical ailments mean, how she parents using this inner knowledge and soooo much more. This episode is AMAZING! Meg is a manifesting coach and has so much amazing wisdom to offer. Follow her on insta for daily inspiration @themegrock and check out her website at Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 27, 2020
Shaney Jo: Her friend died 3 weeks after giving birth. For the past 20 years, she has turned art into healing + purpose with her nonprofit organization KEEP A BREAST.
Shaney Jo goes around the country and globe casting women’s breast. Then renowned artists from all over paint them and turn them into masterpieces to be auctioned off for the charity. I was lucky enough to get to donate my boobies to this amazing cause. KEEP A BREAST is all about prevention and early detection. They have a KEEP A BREAST app and all sorts of information on their website  Shaney Jo talks to me about how she keeps her grounding while doing such important work, casting all types of women’s bodies in the most intimate form. She talks about what she has learned from these women being so vulnerable with her and shares her dreams for the future of women’s health and prevention. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 24, 2020
Caroline Neerman: my BFF since we were 2 years old.
I can’t wait for y’all to hear this episode. I talk to my very first and best friend since we were 2 years old. Our whole lives we were called “The Caroline’s.” We did EVERYTHING together... from dressing alike, cutting our own hair, prank calling boys, we have seen every season of life, side by side. Caroline and I are truly what childhood best friends are made of. I feel so lucky to have someone who knows me through it all, inside and out, and vise versa. We talk about so many funny childhood stories, college days, marriage, babies, careers and balance. Caroline knows me better than any friend in the world. Tune in now for a true peak into the world of “The Caroline’s.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 20, 2020
Lori Paranjape: Top interior designer walks me through her fantastical mind and explains how she turns her extraordinary visions into people’s homes.
Lori said something to me that I never would have known to think of when it comes to designing a house, and I’ll never forget it. She said “ I’m OBSESSED w the walk from the garage to the kitchen island, bc a woman does that countless times in a day. By the time she gets to the island I want her to be hands free.” Woah. Mind blown. How does one even know how to think that thought? But that’s Lori. Not only is her style and design classic yet bold, traditional yet wild and modern leaving you breathless, she is all about function and comfort first. Throughout the interview she said multiple times “if it’s not comfortable and functional then I’m not doing it.” I LOVE THAT. Lori tells me all about the responsibility of designing top of the line houses and how trust is the most important factor. She also breaks down her life principals and values. Lori is so advanced when it comes to how she thinks and acts in the world. She is level headed and a thought leader for sure. She also is insanely hilarious. I had more fun on this interview getting to know Lori. I know you will love this one. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 17, 2020
Emily Curl: iHeart Digital Host explains how she landed her dream job in NYC from small town roots and why the tiktok generation could save humanity.
Emily is a go-getter. She puts herself out there and isn’t afraid to jump for the stars. That’s exactly what she did when she applied to be a host in NYC while still living in her small town... but she put on the application that she already lived in NYC. When she got the job a couple weeks later, she made it happen and moved to New York in a whirlwind. We both share the beliefs that hustling, hard work, plus talent and a great attitude are essentials to success. I love Emily’s drive and journey. She also tells me why the tiktok generation may just save us all. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 13, 2020
Manon Mathews: Viral Vine sensation, Actress, comedian, writer, director, and author.
For this comedian and content creator, comedy is life. She has spent years of routinely embarrassing herself, improv classes, some stints as an amateur standup comic with unrelenting dedication. She just wrote a book Funny How it Works Out, sharing her life lessons and story, which recounts her wackiest moments, questionable decisions, lessons learned over the years, romantic tales, and the screenplay that is the story of her whirlwind marriage and divorce in hopes that she can help others find the lessons in their journeys so that they too can grow from their pasts and manifest their best lives. This interview is vulnerable, raw and so heartfelt. I left this interview feeling like had known Manon my whole life. We also talk about how she and Jen Aniston have become BFFs over Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 10, 2020
Damona Hoffman: Oprah approved dating expert shares tips for falling in love during the corona virus, navigating a biracial relationship and the absolute keys to a successful relationship.
Damona is THE dating coach you need to know. She is also TV personality who starred in the A+E Networks' series #BlackLove and A Question of Love. She’s a contributor for CNN Headline News (HLN),, The Washington Post, LA Times, Match dating app and more. Her advice has been featured in hundreds of publications, podcasts, and TV shows and she was the subject of an Oprah O Magazine cover story in 2019 just to name a fewwwwww of her accomplishments.  She also is happily married with children.  She spills all the tea w me and answers the tough questions about dating, sex and love that everyone is wanting to know! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 06, 2020
Rebecca Minkoff: global fashion mogul talks pivoting her business during COVID, the importance of work-family balance, being inclusive and always following her instincts.
It was a thrill to interview Rebecca. I have been a big fan of her massive brand for years. It was awesome to have the chance to get inside her brain and understand what inspired her to go big for her dream when the odds were against her. Plus learning how she has pivoted her brand to focusing sales online during COVID and ended up having one of the brands most successful years was so inspiring. Instead of feeling defeated with the global shutdown due to corona virus and the impact that had on her business, she charted a new course where she could thrive in this new normal. That’s what really stands out to me about Rebecca. She is a trailblazer. She doesn’t wait or want everything to be perfect, she makes good with all the resources she has and then works her ass off and hires an exceptional team to execute her vision. I love that she believes so much in the team mentality. She knows she can’t do it all; she shared with me about what she looks for when she hires an employee and then how she trusts them to do their job. We also talked about how motherhood has changed her outlook on work and what inspired her to launch her SUPERWOMAN podcast featuring some of the most inspiring women from Katie Couric to Maria Sharapova. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 03, 2020
Becca Stevens: Priest, Author, and Founder of Thistle Farms, an organization providing a sanctuary and healing for women survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction.
Becca Stevens is one of the women I look up to the most in this world. She is an Episcopalian Priest, she has written a dozen books, she is a mother of 3 grown outstanding young talented men, a wife to Marcus Hummon who is one of the most profound hit songwriters in town, she is a survivor of abuse and a safe haven for women who need healing and refuge. In this episode I broke down in tears several times bc I am so overwhelmed with all of the suffering in the world right now, especially children suffering. I think I broke down bc Becca is that holy, safe place that I knew would hold my sadness and fear, yet also guide me back to God. After the interview I couldn’t stop thinking about how much she serves those in need and suffering. I kept wondering “how does she hold all of this suffering for everyone and stay so light?” I am so burdened by sad news and it often time all-consumes me. Becca blesses all those she comes in contact with, speaks healing into their life, and turns something that feels destroyed into God’s glory. She has seen so much pain, yet she never loses faith and her love for God. Instead, she sees the beauty in life and freely expresses her sacred feelings. Lately she has been sharing her rants about life. They have deeply moved me and given me the confidence to share my own rants. This episode is a gift. Becca is a gift. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 30, 2020
Canaan and Christy Smith: How hit country artist/songwriter and his wife fell in love from a chance encounter at a concert, and how life has changed since parenthood.
Canaan broke onto the country music scene w a #1 hit “Love you Like That.” He has weathered the ups and downs of the music industry and now has a new label home and music out under Flodia Georgia Line’s label Round Here Records. A lot of our conversation was centered around trusting God’s plan and guidance and being grateful for the blessings we have and what we have learned from highs and lows and what faith means to us. We talked about Christy and Canaan’s love story. They met at a concert and felt sparks immediately. The timing was off in the beginning but eventually the stars aligned after a blind date weekend (their story is pretty epic). Christy is a nurse practitioner and she talks about being on the front lines of the heath service during the pandemic and how she deals with her fear and practices safety, especially since they have a 9 month old baby girl at home. This couple is a shining light of faith, love, talent, perseverance, commitment and rising to whatever occasion God calls them. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 27, 2020
Kady Decker: The Nashville “Purebarre” Queen and trainer to the stars talks about opening her studios before boutique fitness was all the rage 11 years ago, and how her gut instinct has always been her guiding light.
When Kady was only 22 years old she decided to bet on herself and open up a Purbarre franchise in Nashville (purebarre is a type of workout designed to give women their perfect body). She had just graduated college and didn’t have the money to do it so she borrowed it from her parents and her newly signed NFL friend. Kady and I laughed about how naivety is bliss sometimes bc at 22 she was fearless of failure, whereas the older and more jaded we get, it is sometimes hard to take big risks. But Kady went all in and it paid off big time. Her first studio had over 100 people emailing to sign up even before the doors were open. Over 10 years and 7 studios later, Kady tells me what she has learned about being a boss, what’s most important in hiring exceptional employees, how her gut insight is the voice she ALWAYS listens to, plus we talk about her new marriage, baby on the way, and balance. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 23, 2020
Caroline Hobby: this episode I take the time to introduce myself, tell you a little bit about my life and answer your burning questions for me!
I have never fully introduced myself and y’all have been asking me to do a podcast interviewing myself lol, so here it is! I talk about my childhood, my dreams, dealing with feeling lost and unworthy, changing careers, my journey on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” w Jennifer Wayne, how and why I started a podcast, my emotional journey to motherhood and my must have baby items plus my long love story w Michael Hobby! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 20, 2020
Curry McDaniel: Founder and Owner of Curry and Co Events talks about her spiritual awakening after her darkest days and how she jumped from from corporate America to owning her own flower and Event company.
Plus navigating racism with 4 boys and a bi-racial marriage.I met Curry when I was hosting a panel of women, for women, at Collective 615 (all women’s workspace. Curry came in and owned the place. She was funny, bright, so real and honest immediately, talented, and she spoke her vision, journey and faith to the all women audience with her whole heart. This conversation is straight up real talk. Besides talking about her passion for flowers, arrangements, decorating and design (which she is the bomb at all!!), Curry shares with me about her thoughts on divorce and moving into the next chapter of life as a single mother of 4 boys. We talk about how she’s learning to heal her soul and love herself inside and out. She walks me through real fears she faces for herself and her boys by being black. We talk about how she handles heartbreak, sadness, pain, injustice and why she is prioritizing her health and “me” time. We talk about how we have to keep coming back to love, and how God always makes a message from the mess. She shares with me her love of Disney, how she parents each boy differently due to each personality, black joy, and how she is finally realizing her true worth and talents. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 16, 2020
Drake and Alex White: Country Artist and his earth angel wife talk about Drake’s debilitating brain condition that almost left him dead after a stroke on stage and their intimate encounters with God.
Last year Drake was in the middle of a set, when he had a stroke and collapsed on stage. He was rushed to the nearest hospital where doctors frantically worked to stop his brain from bleeding. He has a condition called AVM.  The condition is caused when an abnormal web of arteries and veins in the brain prevent normal blood flow. He was in the middle of on-going treatments when his brain hemorrhaged. In this interview, Drake and Alex relive the night of his accident and all the miracles along the way that truly saved his life. They talk about his healing process and how God has been so present every step of the way. Drake and Alex are a couple that is changing the world with their faith. And they aren’t those kind of people that force God and their beliefs on you. They are the kind of people who rock the world by their actions. In the midst of the scariest, hardest time in their lives and marriage, they turned to God and let Him guide them fully. They are a testament to talking the talk and walking the walk. If you were ever doubting if there is a God, listen to this episode and know for sure God is real. That is the message Drake and Alex want to share with the world through their story. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 13, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: My Baylor Besties Beth and Kelly spill all the beans on our freshman year together.
It’s crazy how one year of your life can cement a friendship forever. My freshman year of college, I went to Baylor University and become soulmate sisters for life with Kelly Jackson (McShan) and Beth Harrison (Richards). We did everything together, including shower, eat late night Taco Bell, and slumber party every night. We were boy crazy together, like woah haha. We also have stayed best friends and all evolved together and now all have families and lives we love while still loving and cherishing each other even more. We talk about old funny stories (there are some ridiculous ones lol), what marriage and kids have taught us and our hope for the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 09, 2020
Lori McKenna: Hit songwriter discovered by Faith Hill shares the journey of her life through songs.
Lori McKenna has written some of the most important songs in country music like “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town, and “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw. She has won Song of the Year 2 times and Grammys. The thing that is most remarkable about Lori is her ability to see the story and song in everyday living. She sees the beauty in it all and writes it in such a way that makes us feel to our bones and know we are alive. She kept mentioning how lucky she was during this interview... but I think her success in her career and marriage and life is so much more than luck. It’s her perspective and willingness to go all in. Lori is a poet and a truth teller. She’s a mother of 5 kids and a wife to Gene, her sweetheart since they were just kids themselves. Lori has a new album out “Balladeer” and it is a masterpiece, just like all of her other albums. Anyone who knows of Lori and listens to her music and her sing knows she’s got a gift straight from heaven. She’s one of those people who you just know you are in the presence of greatness when you’re around her, yet she doesn’t even realize it. That’s what makes her magic. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 06, 2020
Kim Johnson: Talks about her beautiful childhood growing up on a military base with children of every race and color, and never experiencing racism in her youth.
Kim is one of the kindest, most empathetic people I have had the pleasure of being friends with now for almost a decade. She has deep faith. She is fiercely loved by her family and friends and she fiercely loves them back, HARD. Her mother and father taught her good values and had her and her 2 older brothers in church at least 3 times a week and shared family meals daily. And her mother is a prayer warrior who believes in glory. Kim is smart. She is a veterinarian. We met at Barry’s Boot camp almost a decade ago and bonded over our love of intense working out (a past life to me now haha). This convo is so inspiring. Kim shares how her childhood was truly the dream and goal for us all as humanity. All walks of life, every race and color, loving together with respect and harmony on a military base. What a world to live in! Kim tells me how she has recently felt fear just for being black. She is a traveling vet and is in Utah for an extended time working at a clinic. But bc of COVID, she has to walk to patients cars that don’t recognize her or know she’s their vet. She said it has been the most difficult thing she has ever experienced seeing people respond with fear to her just bc she is a black woman they don’t know approaching them. This episode offers so much love and insight and we share some fun laughs about our love of tequila and wine. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 02, 2020
Ashley Nell Tipton: Project Runway Season 14 Champ talks the ups and downs of being the first plus size designer to win the title.
Ashley has always loved fashion since she was a little girl, learning how to sew from her grandma who is one of her biggest inspirations. Growing up plus size, Ashley often felt very frustrated that there were no clothes out there to reflect her self expression of how she felt on the inside... she longed for clothes to wear that were fun, in fashion, and told the story she wanted to tell about her personality. So since they didn’t exist, she started making her own. That journey led her to Project Runway where she became the first person to win for designing plus size. After winning, she got her own line at JCPenny and was flooded with opportunities... at the same time she decided she wanted to get weight loss surgery to feel better and healthier. She said it was very difficult being criticized for this decision and losing deals on top of it bc people thought she was “selling out.” This led Ashley to a period of feeling lost and having to reevaluate. We talk about why she started teaching “self love” courses and how she has found her way in fashion making custom masks and offering sewing classes and flower crown courses to teach others how to design and create. Ashley’s story is one of determination, strength, beauty, inclusivity, creativity and paving her own way. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 29, 2020
Chef Lokelani Alabanza: telling black history and stories through homemade ice cream.
Lokelani, “Loke” for short, is a chef who has travelled the world learning about how food ties feelings and history together while triggering emotions. Over the past 4 years, she has created over 300 ice cream flavors and has her own brand, Saturated Ice Cream. She recently posted this: “I have a deep fondness for nostalgia, it’s been the most potent ingredient that I use. Nostalgia and ice cream are a stunning combination. Food connects all of us. Don’t ever underestimate its power. Through ice cream, I started a journey into its history. Stepping into a world that I didn’t even know existed.” Loke tells me how influential her grandmother was in teaching her how to cook. She talks about how she is obsessed with finding vintage cookbooks and recreating old recipes into her ice cream. She has a flavor called “Juneteenth” that is “for our past, present and future.” It’s raspberry, hibiscus and lime. The color is red to pay homage to lives lost and blood shed. Loke talks about how we all can positively impact the Black Lives Matter movement by taking inventory of our lives and seeing where we have an outlet to be the change. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 25, 2020
Gay Gaddis: Founder. Author. Artist. Trailblazer.
Gay Gaddis is a very close family friend. She has literally watched me grow up. Her son Ben introduced my sister to her husband. Now that I am a grown woman, I have had the chance to really understand what a badass Gay is. She started T3, the largest owned female owned digital marketing agency in the country, based out of Austin Texas. She is self made and overcame many obstacles in a man’s world, but always learned how to work smarter, more thoughtful and outside of the box. As an employer of many women, and a mother herself, she quickly realized being a parent should not stop you from being a successful working professional. So she created UNDER, a program that allowed parents to bring their kids to work. That’s the thing with Gay. She doesn’t view family and work as 2 separate entities. She wants her employees to be fulfilled and she takes the time to find their strengths. If she hires someone for one reason but realizes they work better on another team, she pays attention and moves them to where they thrive. She is also an artist, painting many Texas landscapes, an author of COWGIRL POWER, a book written to help women develop personal power and lead like fearless cowgirls, and a rancher. Gay offers so much wisdom to women especially about how to preserve, find your way and thrive in big industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 22, 2020
Toni Thomas: Growing up w a civil rights activist mother in the 60’s, Toni talks about why 50+ years later we are fighting the same fight and how it must change or we will implode.
“If we don’t solve this, we are going to implode. This is the last chance for the change... The mess is everything. This is physical disease, moral disease, spiritual disease.... social disease... environmental disease.. its all come to a full head at the same time, and guess what? We don’t have a choice.” These wise words came from my friend Toni. She is a black woman who grew up w a civil right activist mother who actually attended school with Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. Toni is smart. She is wise. She is successful. She is beautiful inside and out. She told me a story about how she thought she was getting pulled over recently while driving and the fear she had for “driving while black...” She ran me through the check list a black person must think about while being pulled over, even if they are completely innocent. She gives a detailed breakdown of where the systemic racism lives in America and why she has hope that the young people may actually be the change we need in this world. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 18, 2020
Amber Smith: Wife of Country Star Granger Smith shares her story of losing their 3 year old son River to a tragic downing accident.
This interview was emotional, inspiring, gut wrenching, raw and full of faith. No parent should ever have to bury their own child. The pain is too much to bare. Last week marked 1 year since River Kelly tragically died in Amber and Granger Smith’s pool. They had a fence and lock and all the precautions. It just happened so fast and silently. Amber tells me how adventurous River was, how sweet and kind he was; always picking her wild flowers and drying her eyes if she would pretend to be sad. Amber walks through the day the accident happened. She talks about her faith, and how she and Granger and their other 2 kids are still finding joy in life, even though Amber said “she may never be truly happy again.” The amount of strength and courage Amber has to talk about River’s death, to still find beauty in life, to be able to go on and want to help spread awareness to other parents about water safety with children, so no other parent has to experience this heartbreak, is just plain amazing. Amber is a shining light to this world of finding hope in the darkest places and never losing faith in God. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 15, 2020
Amara Hall joins me again, along with her beautiful mother Norma, talking about systemic racism and their hope for the future.
I am so lucky to be best friends with Amara. She is wise, calm, beautiful, thoughtful, talented, grounded in faith and purpose, open and giving, just like her mother. She teaches me so much on a daily basis. But especially during this time where the world is crying out “Black Lives Matter,” it has meant the world to me that she would come on my podcast, now for the 3rd time, and this time join me with her mother Norma, participating in these uncomfortable, heavy conversations about racism. I am NO EXPERT and am very naive in my ways on what the black culture has lived through and what they are currently going through. But I am learning and I can’t just sit on the sidelines. We talked about the movies “Just Mercy,” and “Thirteenth” and their powerful and painful messages. I encourage all my followers to watch those movies. I hope this episode moves you to do better, be better and learn. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 11, 2020
A candid conversation about racism with country music artist Mickey Guyton and vibe queen Amara Hall
Mickey and I grew up in the same hometown of Waco Texas. We actually played basketball against each other in grade school. It’s very nerve racking for me to have real conversations about race as a white woman with two of my black friends. To be honest, I have avoided topics of race my whole life bc I’m scared I will say something wrong. But the point is to start talking and to be a part of the change. Amara and Mickey talk about being black females in the country music industry, how much love they have for this community, and their dreams for genre. Mickey explains the story behind her powerful new single “Black Like Me.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 08, 2020
Amara Hall talks about racism in America and why education and active change must happen within white people.
I want my platform and podcast to be a place to get inspired, to learn, to better ourselves so we do better in the world. It has always been important to me that every story I share on my podcast is one of hope, overcoming, inspiration and leaves a messages that encourages us all to love more, hope more, believe that better days are ahead, and that we all have the ability to live a life of accomplishing our dreams. Right now in America, the conversation can no longer be ignored that black men and women are not given the same treatment as white men and women. I have always been non-racist, but that is not enough anymore. We have to lock hands and walk arm and arm in this conversation with our black brothers and sisters. We have to not stand for anything less than absolute equality. Black artists and voices need to be heard and seen more than ever right now. I hope this Thursday series I’m doing w one of my best friends Amara Hall (spoken word artist and poet) who is a black woman, will shed some light on how we all can be better and do better. It is our job to educate ourselves, so I pray this podcast can be a helpful tool in this very heartbreaking time. I have to admit, I have been uncomfortable talking about race bc I don’t want to say something wrong. But as Amara mentions in this episode “it’s time to get over it and start talking.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 04, 2020
Caitlyn Smith: Hit Songwriter, mother, wife and visionary talks about the power of visualization and going with the flow plus her deeply inspired new music.
Caitlyn is a musical, mystical being. Talking to her feels like a river; she flows; she moves with the current and waves of her life with ease and grace. She’s written for artists from Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers (“You Can’t Make Old Friends”) and Garth Brooks to Meghan Trainor & John Legend (“Like I’m Gonna Lose You”) and James Bay. She just released her sophomore album “Supernova.” The title track was inspired by life moving by so quickly and watching her two young sons grow up before her eyes, and it’s a reminder to all of us to fully live in each moment. She talks to me a lot about how she uses visualization to create a creative life she loves. Caitlyn is a such special soul.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 01, 2020
Kathy Thomas: Founder of first all women co-working space in Nashville, Collective 615.
Kathy grew up the baby of 6 kids to an abusive father who controlled her mother’s very move. It shaped her into knowing she would never let herself rely on a man and would always be able to stand on “her own two feet.” That led her to climbing the ladder in the corporate world where she became very successful. But when her father passed she realized she wanted more for her life than just career and financial success. She wanted love and a family and a career that fueled her passion. So she quit corporate and started her photography business. She met Rob soon after and they had precious Stella. When they moved to Nashville for Rob’s job, Kathy quickly realized there was no co-workspace for women. She leveraged everything they had and opened Collective 615. Kathy shares with me how she walks through fear, choosing to stay and love your marriage, the important lessons she’s learned from parenthood, and why she has been blessed by quarantine. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 29, 2020
Sara Evans: superstar singer gives me epic marriage and motherhood advice & talks about life on the road w kids plus her newest album “Copy That.”
Sara is the total package. Stunning, Unbelievably talented, Incredible mother and devoted wife, God fearing woman. Sara knows who she is and what matters to her. She doesn’t try to hide what’s important, where she stands, and she knows her priorities and is unapologetic about them. When we started talking, she was so down to earth and relatable that it felt like I was just talking to an old friend, not a top selling female country artist. We talked about how her game-changing debut album “Born to Fly” is celebrating 20 years. Her latest album “Copy That” is out now and it features her favorite classic songs, remade Sara Evans style. I think my favorite part of the interview was her talking about life on the road w babies and kids. She never asked permission to include her family in everything she has done. She just brought them along and made it work. I love that. So many times, especially as women, we feel like we can’t do it all at the same time, but Sara is a perfect example that you can have a happy marriage, beautiful children, and a thriving career all at once. This episode is packed with wisdom and truth bombs. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 25, 2020
Mid-Week Friend Chat: Jackie Tigue.
Jackie is one of my besties. We met at a Hot Yoga class and hit it off immediately a few years ago. We are both Texas girls, so there’s also that 🙌🏻👏🏼. I love Jackie for so many reasons. A big one being she trusts her intuition and isn’t scared to take huge leaps with her life. Like moving to NYC right after college to live w a family and be their personal assistant after only meeting them once. That takes major guts! We talk about her journey and how life so often takes you places you never can dream of if you just let it happen and don’t resist. Jackie now works at iHeart Artist Relations and told me how important it was to be passionate about the music and the artists, not just see it as a job. Then we reminisced about how the first time she went to the BlueBird cafe Garth Brooks made a surprise appearance. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 21, 2020
Dennis Quaid on starting a podcast, lessons from “Hollywood Jail,” and how we could be in a spiritual awakening right now.
Dennis Quaid does it all. First off he’s a Hollywood superstar. He’s a badass singer and musician. Also on his resume: he’s a jet pilot, has golfed with Presidents, and is a doting father. Dennis has so much wisdom from all of the incredible life that he has lived. He just launched a new podcast “The Dennissance” where he interviews all of his famous friends and has honest, real conversations talking about everything outside of what they are known for professionally. Dennis and I chatted about what he’s learned from being in “Hollywood jail,” who’s on his bucket list to interview, and why he thinks the world is in the middle of a spiritual awakening. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 18, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Wynne Elder
I have one of my best childhood/lifelong friends joining me on this episode. Wynne was the reason I started my podcast 4 years ago! I was having a breakdown about what to do in life, and Wynne was the most famous blogger that I knew (, so I called her and asked her for advice. She told me to start a podcast before podcasts were all the rage! So thank you Wynne! We talk about her journey to motherhood, infertility, miscarriage, how God put a burning fire in her heart to adopt.  We talk about how she and her hubs adopted 2 kids, Asher and Camp, at the same time from Africa when they were 8 months old. We then talk about in vitro and her finally getting pregnant and having her daughter Rivers. She is now pregnant w their last embryo and due in October. Rivers and this new baby girl were conceived together at the same time, frozen together for years, and now will be living together 3 years apart in age this fall. What an incredible journey she has been on! She is completely led by God and it is amazing to hear how her life has unfolded. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 14, 2020
Sarah Buxton: Hit songwriter talks about her artist journey, learning to love Taylor Swift, and what she’s learned from marriage and motherhood.
Sarah is a wild spirit. She feels like an Indian Paintbrush blowing in the wind. Beautiful. Colorful. Wild. Passionate. She moves from the soul. She can’t be tamed yet she’s super grounded. She’s one of the best vocalists and artists the town of Nashville has ever seen. She’s also written hits like “Stupid Boy” for Keith Urban and “Dayum Baby” for Florida Georgia Line. Sarah and I get so intimate on this episode. We talk about the bidding war that multiple labels had over her to sign her a decade ago, and how frustrating it was to never have one of her artist singles take off at radio when she knew that music was her destiny. But we also talk about the peace she feels in her life right now. She understands the magic and mystery of life and completely embraces it. She’s on the ride of life at full speed and she is in it to win it while enjoying the view. Tune in now to have your soul rocked. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 11, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Betsy Hobby (my sis-in-law).
I have always been in awe of Betsy. First off she’s a knockout. Then you learn she runs a nationwide glass company, United Glass Services. Then you learn she’s the mother of 5 kids. Then you find out she has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 17. Then you realize that she is 1 of 13 kids and was raised to grow and hunt her own food and be totally self sufficient, living off their land and animals for a large part of their food as a child. Then she tells you she was a single mom of 2 boys under 3 when she was in her early 20’s. Finally you show up at her house, where she lives with her husband Landon (my hubby’s brother) and it’s paradise. 5 acres, a pool, 4 wheelers, bikes, a pond, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and so much life and love happening around you that can’t help but feel so good and alive and just “in it.” She’s built an incredible life. Betsy is not a victim ever. She takes every experience and turns it into a launching pad. I love this conversation so much and I am so inspired by my sis-in law. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 07, 2020
Lauren Popoff: Wife of Jeremy Popoff from hit band LIT.
Lauren is one of the most fun, energetic, beautiful people I know. She never holds onto grudges. She always finds the light and the good time, no matter how dark a situation can be. If there’s a gathering of friends (pre-corona), Lauren will be the one to crank up the jams and start a dance party. I consider that one of her most spectacular gifts. Some people hold onto what’s wrong with the world and their lives, others hold onto what’s right with the world and their lives. Lauren holds onto what’s right. We talk about her amazing relationship with her stepson Jake and Jeremy’s ex-wife Michelle; they all love each other and respect each other so much, they share every holiday together. We talk about how she coped with losing her father, what she’s learned from growing her thriving business with MONET (amazing natural hair products), how Jeremy pulled off a surprise wedding for her and what road life is like with him, plus why fear doesn’t run her show. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 04, 2020
Mid-Week Mom & Dad Chat: By popular demand I have my hubby Michael Hobby back on!
The hubs and I get downnnnn and intimate on this podcast. We talk about the difference between sex and making love, each other’s hall passes, why you have to persevere and not take things personal, the importance of not burning bridges, what we both are learning from quarantine, why he knows crying is important to me and supports it, and how it is absolutely 100% necessary to be honest and communicate with your partner and not expect them to read your mind. This absolutely may be one of my favorite, most personal convos we have ever had. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 30, 2020
Cassie DiLaura: Entertainment Tonight Online Host talks perseverance, her faith in God (and her mama)and what it feels like to live your dream.
At 27 years old, Cassie has already established herself as a top entertainment host in the industry. It is no fluke that she is working for ET Online and interviewing all the A List stars from Garth Brooks to Billie Eilish. She went to college and studied journalism and immediately hit the pavement hustling and honing her craft as an entertainment reporter at several news outlets until landing her dream job at Entertainment Tonight Online recently. But it has not been an easy road. Cassie got choked up when she talked about the sacrifices she has made pursuing this dream, including rarely seeing her family and putting her love life on hold. But she has no complaints and is super grateful for all she has accomplished and the life she lives. She loves her mama more than anything, lets God guide her life, and wants to use her platform to change the world for the better. She’s not just completely stunning on the outside, but truly her heart is pure gold. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 27, 2020
Mid-Week Mom (Bestie) Chat: Bri Lundeen.
This week I zoom interview w my bestie Bri Lundeen. We are very close friends and have shared tons of memories together from her dressing as Dolly Parton on Halloween and getting kicked out of ACME downtown (it’s not what you think but it’s epic!) and now raising baby girls together. Bri and I both struggle w anxiety so we talk about tricks to help ease that. We talk about our experience as first time moms, why we need our friends, everything you must know but they don’t tell you about labor.... it’s so good. I love how Bri takes the time to figure out what she wants and connects with, then she commits full heartedly! Very inspiring! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 23, 2020
Ruthie Lindsey: Author and Motivational Speaker
At seventeen years old, Ruthie was hit by an ambulance outside of a gas station in rural Louisiana. She broke her neck, punctured her lungs, and ruptured her spleen. Doctors performed a spinal cord fusion using wire and miraculously, she walked out of the hospital within a month. I sat down and talked with Ruthie (before #quarantine) all about how her life unfolded after the accident. We talk about marriage and divorce, the passing of her father and living with unbearable chronic pain that left her depressed, addicted to painkillers, and bedridden. Ruthie just released her memoir “There I Am, from Hopeless to Healing,” empowering others to find purpose in their pain, to look for beauty in the midst of their brokenness. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 20, 2020
Mid-Week Kid Chat: Genevieve Powers (my 9 yr old niece).
This week’s episode is pretty cool. I sit down and chat it up w my 9 year old niece. We have been in quarantine together for the past month and it has been really special to live with her and see how her mind works. She is so thoughtful, kind, smart, talented, curious and a lover and adventure, her family and being a lil mama to baby Sunny. She talks about what love, being brave and success mean to her. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 16, 2020
Laura Lea: Holistic Chef share on overcoming anxiety and trusting the voice within.
Laura Lea makes cooking easy, healthy and family friendly. She has already published one cookbook “Laura Lea Balanced,” and has a brand new one out now called “Simply Laura Lea.” Laura shares with me her journey and how she found her love for cooking. After she graduated college she moved to NYC and found herself in a corporate job that was crushing her soul and leaving her feeling anxious. After listening to her heart, she took a leap of faith and got certified to become a holistic chef. In this interview Laura breaks down how her guy has always guided her and why it is so important to take a leap of faith and make a move towards happiness when you feel stuck. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 13, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Catherine Powers.
This week I curl up on the bed with my beautiful, smart, wise and steadfast sister. We have been quarantining in Texas together on our family farm, and it has truly been an amazing opportunity to share life together w our husbands and daughters these past couple weeks. Seeing Sunny look up to and love her older cousin Genevieve has been Precious. And G is a lil mama. Cat has always been my safe place. She is the person who always knows what is the right next thing to do. She is morally so good and pure. She wants her people to be happy. She wants to be happy. She is incredible at problem solving and making stuff happen, like super fast. She has done a lot of work on herself to become her best self so she can live her best life and bless all those around her. One of my favorite mottos that she lives by is “if it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no.” Cat is super intentional about putting family first and making life fun. She always is deeply rooted in her faith and that is her guiding light. She talks about why telling the truth to your children about everything is so important as well as how she keeps a happy home. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 09, 2020
RaeLynn: Standout Star from Season 2 “The Voice” shares her journey from overnight fame to navigating 3 record deals and why she’s happier than ever.
I video chat with RaeLynn and talk all about this crazy time we are in being quarantined due to the corona virus. RaeLynn is a sparkling unicorn of rainbow confetti that brightens every room she’s in. She is the life of every party. And she’s incredibly talented. After being on “Team Blake” and impacting America with her twang, charm and talent on “The Voice,” Raelynn’s music career exploded like a firework! She had a hit song immediately with “God Made Girls,” and was touring with every superstar from Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, to Rascal Flatts. We talk about her rise to fame and how she has navigated the highs and lows of the music industry at a very young age. She is now signed to Florida Georgia Line’s record label and feels more freedom than ever to create the music she feels like she was put on this earth to make. We chat about her husband and how they have been sweethearts for years. God is the guiding force in her life and how she shares with me how He leads the way in all that she does. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 06, 2020
Mid-Week Mom (& Dad) Chat: Willie Powers.
I interview my bro-in-law in this episode. He grew up 1 of 6 siblings and talks about his ranch-living mentality, why he chooses happiness everyday, and how marriage and fatherhood has changed him for the better. He and I have become true siblings and he’s watched me grow up the past 14 years through guy drama, breakdowns, and everything in between. We laugh HARD about funny stories and travels we have experienced together from Running with the Bulls in Spain, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, The Milford Track in New Zealand. Willie is such a happy guy with a great perspective on how to live a happy life. Tune in now! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 02, 2020
Liz Mace: What it’s like to have the #coronavirus.
Liz is a powerful social media influencer. She and her twin sister Megan (their channel is Megan & Liz), have over a million YouTube subscribers. Liz is the only personal friend I know that has tested positive for COVID19. Liz shares her journey with me. What her symptoms were, how she got tested, her recovery and her hope for us a nation once we come out of this unknown, confusing scary time. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 30, 2020
Mid Week Mom Chat: Joanne Jarrett.
Joanne is a family physician turned stay-at-home mom, writer, and cozy clothes designer. After she published a story about getting stuck in a dress at Dillard’s, thinking she was the first and only one this had ever happened to, and getting SO many responses that a similar thing had happened to so many other people, she decided that we NEED to be telling each other these stories! So she launched her podcast “FANCY FREE.” We laughed so hard during this episode. Joanne also gave great advice on navigating COVID19 with children and why faith is so important. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 26, 2020
Marley Sherwood: Gorgeous CMT host talks Corona virus and what she and her new hubby are doing during lockdown.
Marley is a knockout. She is a badass host on CMT, full of knowledge and charm. She has a great no drama-let-it-go mentality for life that truly makes her a joy and pleasure to be around. And she can drink beer like the boys. Basically she’s a perfect 10. We talk about how she and her new hubs have been adjusting to married life-living together after only doing long distance for years. She shares the marriage book their reading and tips for how they communicate effectively. They also have been on #corona #lockdown for 2 weeks already (she lives in Seattle), and she gives us a glimpse into what’s heading our way... We also talk #Royals and her take on Harry and Megan and William and Kate. It’s a GREAT interview. Tune in now. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 23, 2020
Mid-Week Mom (& Dad) Chat Podcast: WOOOHOOO I finally got Michael to come on my podcast!
The hubs and I talk all about it all! How we met, peet peeves, what we love the most about each other, how much sex makes a healthy marriage, his personal marriage advice, communication and grace with each other, navigating the #coronavirus and being quarantined, all his emotions as a new dad and advice for new dads. Plus how he is balancing touring and being home w a baby. This podcast is FUN, informative and gives you a peek into our reality together. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 19, 2020
Kelli Haywood : Boss lady and wife to Dave from Lady Antebellum talks about her journey of climbing the ladder in the Music Industry and finding balance in life.
Kelli Haywood, one of Nashville’s top women in the country music scene and wife to superstar Dave Haywood from Lady Antebellum, talks about how she climbed the ladder in the music industry going from an assistant to the vice president of marketing for Warner Brothers Records, all at the age of 25. She tells us all about the journey of how her and Dave became friends first and how their love story began. She lets us in on their extravagant winter wonderland themed proposal. Kelli walks us through her experience of going from full-time boss lady to a full time mom and finding balance. She is an inspiration to all those hardworking women in the world, who are striving to have it all. Kelli is one of those women, where the limit does not exist. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 16, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Talking with Oprah, John Wayne and Becca Stevens.
This week, I don’t have much to say. There is so much happening in the world, so much fear swirling that I decided to turn to 3 people who have always lead the way when it come to peace, communication, dealing with fear and the meaning of love. I read quotes and excepts from their books and discuss why it’s so important to find stillness and peace in the time of confusion and fear. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 12, 2020
Laney Crowder: wife to superstar producer talks “present parenting” and how to live abundantly when the world feels broken and full of hardship.
Laney Crowder is the wife to Corey Crowder, who is one of Country Music’s top Songwriters and producers (Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line), and super mom to two wonderful kids. While tackling all the things life has to offer, she shares her family’s journey in the music industry from being broker then broke, returning groceries for gas money, to #1 songs on the charts. She talks about the ups and downs and the struggles of being present in a fast moving world and how she tackles being a present parent. Laney is taking 2020 by storm with her passion project “The Wheatfield”. We talk about how she is spreading the word of God and that all seasons of our lives lead to abundance, even though that feels hard to believe. To get to the harvest we have to plow, wait, plant, wait, overcome nature’s obstacles, only to have to work harder once our harvest is here. I love her perspective so much. Especially in this time of confusion and tragedy in the world, Laney is shining a light on how to live abundantly. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 09, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Bestie Talk w Amanda Satcher.
This week Nashville was hit by a tornado. Michael and I were in the eye of the storm, but somehow thankfully spared. Since our power went out, our best friends Bill and Amanda Satcher took us in. I grew up w Amanda and Bill plays guitar in A Thousand Horses and grew up with Michael. Amanda is 7 months pregnant and an Occupation Therapist who deals with life and death and losing and recovering everyday. We talk about navigating the highs and lows of life, dealing with trauma, the heartbreak of not being able to get pregnant for over a year, then getting pregnant and the highs and lows of that. This is honest best friend talk to it’s finest. So pull up a chair, grab some coffee and join us. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 05, 2020
Live Podcast with Brittany Aldean and Katelyn Brown!
This week’s episode is straight from our LIVE show that happened last Monday. I interview the beautiful Brittany and Katelyn, the wives of country music superstars Jason Aldean and Kane Brown. They share stories from the road, including the craziest things fans have done to them from headlocks to dumping drinks on their head! They share the highs and lows of fame and what a day in the life really is like. Vibe Queen Amara Hall kicks the whole show off with some spoken word and we wrap up with some Q&A from the audience asking about how to keep sexy time spicy! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 02, 2020
Mide-Week Mom Chat: Riding the Wave.
I had the extreme honor to go lecture a Belmont class on Tuesday. The class is called “Women in Entertainment.” How cool is that there there is a class talking about this?! I basically told my story. How I have had extreme highs and lows in my career. I’ve had multiple record deals, been on lots of reality TV, been a TV host, Record label promoter, song plugger, music teacher to kids and now podcaster. It’s so easy to look at someone when they seem to be crushing it and compare yourself to their journey and think you’re not enough, a loser, never going to be successful, not talented enough, etc... NEWS FLASH: everyone feels super insecure at times and like they are a fraud. The secret is you have to keep moving forward and riding the wave. You have to trust the flow. When you feel resistance, pivot. Follow the easy feelings. That’s doesn’t mean it won’t be hard work, but if you are in true pursuit of your passion it will feel so good when you are “working.” A lot of times you have to have a side hustle to support yourself until that can become your main hustle. But follow the flow. It’s so important to jump at opportunities and be brave. Put yourself out there even when it’s uncomfortable. I just basically recap what I told these amazing students at the beginning of their journey. I really felt honored that I had the chance to instill hope in them and let them know they are not crazy to believe in their dreams. I made everyone go around the class and say what they felt called to do and why they would be great at that job. It was powerful. So here’s my recap. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 27, 2020
Mary Lawless Lee: How this Fashion Influencer is turning her brand “Happily Grey” into an empire.
When Mary joined Instagram several years ago, she didn’t even know how to correctly post a picture. Now with nearly 1 million followers, and a beautiful feed of high fashion, Mary has become one of the top fashion influencers in the game. We talk about her journey, beginning as an ICU nurse right out of college. She shares how that taught her how to communicate which has transferred to her now having 5 employees and running her new brand storefront “Happily Grey.” She also shares her secrets to success from acting fast to giving yourself grace and how motherhood has changed everything. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 24, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Romance post baby.
So this week I answer a lot of y’all burning questions haha. The one that popped up a lot was “how is romance after having a baby.” Yes, things completely change in every area of your life once your child enters the world, but I personally think it makes everything 100 times sweeter and more meaningful. I also talk about how crucial time management is and how I’m working fitness and health into my very busy days. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2020
Stevie Frasure: Talks about her journey with breast cancer, being a power-couple w her mega-hit songwriter hubby Jesse Frasure and the time she and Beyoncé became best friends.
Stevie is everybody’s best friend. Or at least everybody wants to be her best friend. Her smile and laugh are infectious. Then she drops her sense of humor and good time on you, and you can’t be anything short of glamoured by her spirit. Stevie talks to me openly about how life has been amazing and awful at the same time. While in the middle of battling breast cancer, her husband won songwriter of the year. While feeling her worst, she and her husband’s publishing company, Rhythm House (under Jay-Z’s Entertainment Company), started thriving and bringing in multiple #1 hits. Stevie also goes into vivid detail about the time she met Beyoncé at the company Christmas party and talked to her after multiple tequilas... they basically are best friends now lol! What I love about Stevie is her honesty and humor about life. She knows how to take things in stride. She’s not scared of dealing with the truth. She also knows how to really have fun and enjoy life no matter what season or struggle she may be facing, she finds the laughter and light! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 17, 2020
Let’s Be Real with Sammy Jaye Trailer
Sammy Jaye, at 17 years old, is the youngest person to have her own podcast on iHeartRadio. She brings a fresh and authentic voice to the podcast world, driving unfiltered, heartfelt and revealing conversations with celebrities, activists, athletes and influencers. With extensive experience as a correspondent and interviewer, Let’s Be Real with Sammy Jaye covers serious topics like mental health, politics and the pressures of social media, to lighter topics like friendships, dating and pop culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 14, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Feeling Alone.
We all deal with this: feeling totally alone and not understood on some level. Especially as moms it can feel like you are isolated and doing it all wrong when everyone else is doing it all right. I’m here to tell you, you’re crushing it. I dive into my cures for anxiety, social media resources, flowing, and why community, intentional thinking, and connection is the most important ways to cure feeling alone in my opinion. I also answer a lot of y’all’s very vulnerable questions from my most heart felt space. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 13, 2020
Laura Hutfless: Named one of Billboard’s “Power players” and “Country’s most powerful” multiple years in a row, Laura is using her influence to help survivors of mass shootings find healing.
Laura has a laundry list of accomplishments.  She is a top female power player in the Entertainment Industry. She launched FlyteVu (They Connect Brands To Consumers Through the Power Of Music, Pop Culture and Entertainment) in 2015 after 15+ years in the music industry brokering Artist & Brand partnerships at CAA, Ticketmaster, and WME where she grew sponsorship revenues to over $50M. But Laura is not one of those “bosses” who just orders people around . She is all about the creative experience and hiring people who think outside the box and can bring ideas to life that others would be too scared to even dream about. I love how she told me “no is just a suggestion.”  She won’t stop until her vision is executed no matter how much red tape she has to get through and how daunting the task may be. Giving back is where her heart lives. She wants people to be seen, ideas to come alive, people to feel fulfilled, and brands and entertainers to combine forces with a message that impacts the world for the better.  I have been lucky enough to work with her on several campaigns and it has been nothing short of inspiring to see the creativity, connectivity and fluidness of her team. You can tell everyone is full of passion at FlyteVu. Laura talks about why healing is so important to her. When she was young she almost died from anorexia.  Last year she lost her boyfriend. He was a survivor of Columbine. Laura has made it her life’s work to help heal those who have survived a mass shooting. Please check out if you or someone you know needs help. Laura is a light to this world and is using her own pain to help others find healing. This interview will motivate you to believe in hope, even in the darkest hours. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 10, 2020
MID-WEEK MOM CHAT: Flow Session.
This episode I’m just flowing. Truly letting the spirt move through me and just guide where this convo goes. My friend Laney Crowder started a Women’s Group and she talked about how to get to “the harvest” in life, we have to go through the rain, plowing, more rain, and finally the harvest... but sometimes the harvest is bad and we have to start over.... but ultimately it all leads to our abundance so don’t be discouraged.” I talk about that, and the different seasons I’ve gone though lately, and how I feel I’m stepping into my Harvest season.... I talk about bringing God into every aspect of my life and why serving others is important to happiness and where I can improve on that in my life.... Then I answer a lot of your questions! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 06, 2020
Landyn Hutchison! Local Nashville Celebrity and social media sensation @livingwithlandyn!
Landyn shares about her old fashioned values, how she prioritizes her family in the midst of her thriving career and brand new retail store, being married to NFL Star Steve Hutchinson plus their heart wrenching and romantic love story since grade school and why a healthy sex life is important to marriage. She also gets honest about how a happy mindset will bless your life and shares how she always lets what she loves guide her life and career. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 03, 2020
Mid-week Mom Chat: Resolution for No Resolutions.
This year I’m saying NO to making resolutions. In my mind, resolutions set you up for failure bc you havvvvvvveeeeee to keep it or reach it, or else you’ve “failed.” I’m not putting that kind of pressure on myself this year. Instead I’m choosing to have digestible goals that help move me towards my dream body, home, career, purpose, home life, lifestyle, spiritual well-being, outreach, etc. What I don’t want to do is put so much pressure on myself to “achieve,” that I miss the joy, blessings and wins that are already happening in my life. I don’t want to have anxiety. That’s a bold claim, but I’m claiming it and I’m going to do the work to live a life of PEACE and TRUST this year and throw in some JOY and FUN while you’re at it. Ohhh, and I’m claiming God’s blessing over my life this year in all that I do. I’m also claiming that for Michael and Sunny and my family and friends and I claim it for all of you too. No more agenda forcing. Handing the wheel to God this year. I can’t wait to see where He goes with our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 30, 2020
Tayla Lynn Finger: Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter talks sex, drugs and growth.
Tayla is my sister. We were in a band together, Stealing Angels, for about 7 years. We lived together, toured together, loved together, fought together, grew up together. Tayla has been such a great teacher in my life. She is the one who really showed me how to unapologetically be and love myself, because that’s what she does. She has recovered from drug addiction, abuse, trauma, divorce and so much more. We talk about it all openly here. We could feel the Holy Spirit in the room. Tayla also is the most ALIVE human I know. She feels and expresses life in every aspect of her being, she doesn’t hold back from singing, performing, speaking God’s word and being a ball of firecracker energy at all times. She’s one of a kind and I’m blessed to call her family. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 27, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Breast Feeding/ Pumping/ Formula.
When it comes to feeding your baby, there is no one way to skin a cat. It’s crazy how stressful and emotional it can be... “can I breast feed, do I make enough milk, my baby isn’t latching, breast feeding just isn’t working for me, how do I supplement formula, am I a failure if i can’t/don’t want to breast feed,” man.... the inner struggle we go through as moms can be rough! So in this episode I address what’s working for me, how it changes allllllll the time and why we have to give ourselves grace as mamas. I also answer some questions y’all have asked me. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 23, 2020
Allison Moorer: Grammy and Oscar nominated singer for “Soft Place to Fall” talks about her musical life and family, and why it was finally time for her to write the very personal book “Blood” and companion album about the murder/suicide of her parents.
Allison Moorer has a depth to her that feels like the ocean, and you feel it immediately when you’re in her presence. She’s feels classic like Nicole Kidman meets Kate Winslet and throw in a touch of Joni Mitchell. There’s a confident quietness to her until she is engaged in conversation... then she speaks and all you want to do is listen. I met her at an eclectic dinner party hosted by a fabulous interior Photographer, Alyssa Rosenheck. I was moved by everything Allison spoke about; from how she just published a book and album called “Blood” on the murder-suicide of her parents, and how she and her sister, Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, became each other’s rock and “nightlights,” as one of the tracks on her new album sings about. She also talked about the trials and triumphs of raising a non-verbal ten year old with autism. Allison says God gives us the child we need. She is so tuned into her spiritual being. We talk about what it felt like to be nominated for an Oscar and a Grammy and playing the Oscars. This interview hits every nerve. Allison is so transparent and honest. I love this conversation, and I feel honored to know Allison. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 20, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Grayson Woods and Julie Thomas founders of FYI.
FYI is a gathering place for women to have lively, authentic, interactive conversations with experts about your health and medical concerns. Basically they hold several meetings each week that last 1 hour and they bring in a TOP EXPERT to discuss openly topics that we all want to know about as women. Topics include food and nutrition, women’s health, emotional well-being, aging parents, skin care, disease prevention, fertility and pregnancy, exercise and fitness, relationships, sex, anxiety in ourselves and children, parenting and family health.... you name it, they cover it. FYI is a true service and asset to women, giving us easy access to experts that we would otherwise never know how to get in touch with, and then allowing us to ask our hard question. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 16, 2020
Nikki Burdine: Nashville Morning News Anchor at WKRN shares her journey to TV and motherhood with her precious daughter Andi who was born micro-premie at 28 weeks.
Nikki is a badass. She has spent her whole adult life pursuing her dream of being a news anchor. Not only did she make that happen, but she landed the coveted seat at Nashville’s top news outlet WKRN. We talk about the sacrifices and victories she has had along the way to that chair. Then we get to real heart-strings talk. Nikki and I were pregnant together, and she was due only 2 weeks before me. Then fate had another plan. Her precious, fighter of a daughter Andi, decided to make her debut into this world 12 weeks early, making her born at 28 weeks. Andi was 1.4 pounds and a micro-premie. After spending 71 scary, hard, emotional and blessed days in the NICU Andi got to come home! This episode is so inspiring as Nikki recalls all the God moments that happened while in the NICU and how she processed and handled her fear. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 13, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Vision Boards.
This week I dive into why I feel like it is so important to take the time to get clear and set your intentions, dreams and goals for the new year. Whether you write them down or make a picture board, I think it is essential to know what your heart is wanting, so then you can build a road map on how to get there. I tell you how I do it, what my goals are for the new year, and how to start visualizing your dream future when you feel lost and don’t know where to turn.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 09, 2020
Erin Oprea: Celebrity Trainer to the stars like Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and Maren Morris.
We talk about why “skinny” is not the goal, her new app PRETTY MUSCLES that spells out everything you need to know fitness/diet, plus she talks about what it was like serving our country for 9 years as the first female platoon leader. She also tells me why and how she’s fearless, how she absolutely DOES NOT CARE what anyone thinks about her which allows her to live authentically, annnnnd how dancing with her hubby every Saturday is essential to her well being. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 06, 2020
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Gratitude.
It’s easy to get lost in alllllll the daily tasks we have to do: pumping, feeding, burping, changing dirty diapers, bathing, bed times, not sleeping enough.... getting work done in between all of this whole trying to keep a house running and being a good wife, friend daughter etc.... sometimes it’s easy to complain and focus on what’s “hard” in our lives instead of focusing on all our blessings. This podcast is about reframing the way we view our daily lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 02, 2020
Maile Misajon: From pop sensation, songwriter, world traveller, to mother of 3. What Maile has learned about life during her many rebirths.
When Maile laughs, the joy that she exudes shakes any room she’s in. That’s the thing about Maile, she’s all soul. Everything she does in this life she means and feels. She has chased her dreams from being a waitress in LA serving superstars to landing a deal in pop group/reality show Eden’s Crush that sold 1 million units, to following love across the world, signing a record deal w a country label while simultaneously getting pregnant with her first child Kona Blue... Maile has done it all. And she shares her life and wisdom that she has collected with so much laughter, heart and depth. We cry, we laugh, and she shares what true happiness and fulfillment means to her. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 30, 2019
The Showroom Ladies: I talk to the owners of the premier evening gown dress rental shop in Nashville about how hard women are on themselves and how important it is to support each other bc we all have insecurities.
Kristen, Ariel and Danielle have heard more personal details about most women in Nashville than they would probably care to know. They own The Showroom, which is THE place to rent any kind of evening gown. When women are trying on a dress, all of their deepest insecurities and negative self talk come out. The Showroom ladies share with me how hard we are on ourselves as women, and how we pick ourselves apart in the attempt to be “perfect.” The Showroom is an amazing place bc Ariel, Kristen and Danielle’s only goal is to make every woman that comes in the store feel like a million bucks and comfortable in their skin. They talk about the importance of community and supporting each other and how the store has become an amazing so space for fun, encouragement and spreading love and confidence between women. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 23, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Traveling w a baby!
I cover everything I packed that had me fully prepared while traveling w Sunny on her first flight and trip away from home. I talk about how I adjusted her sleep schedule and made it work on the fly (literally in the air lol), tips for equalizing her ears during take off and landing, what I carried on and how I travelled w her stroller, how to carry on breast milk, plus answered a lot of questions from y’all about traveling with a baby. I also address a lot of my fears and anxieties I had about exposing her to germs and sick people and kids. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 19, 2019
Sharron Cutbirth (My Mom): my mom and I get real about her childhood, getting married at age 19, and what shaped her into the philosophical mind that she is today.
My mom is wise. She is beautiful. She is never quick to anger or assumptions. She gives people the benefit of the doubt and she ALWAYS assumes the best in people. She CHOOSES to see the good in the world. She CHOOSES to be open minded and non-judgmental. She loves to learn and expand her mind through art, travel, people, books, philosophy, nature, and the life experience in general. I look up to her so much. As a child she never yelled at us, she always would sit us down and have a conversation about right and wrong and she would let us use our own minds to figure out why we should or shouldn’t do something. The older I get the more I adore the woman my mom has chosen to be. I say “chosen” bc I realize that we get to choose how we respond to life’s circumstances that are put on our path. My mom has always chosen to embrace her journey, learn from the heartaches, and never play a victim. This conversation is full of wisdom and grace from my mother. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 16, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Sleep Deprivation.
This episode is coming to you from my bath tub after I had a breakdown and cried bc I only got 3-4 hours of sleep last night (do to Sunny escaping her swaddle 😵). I’m learning how to say no first instead of yes first (which is VERY hard for a recovering people pleaser and adventure lover). I’m learning how to let my old self die in order to become the best version of my new self and I’m identifying how I’m doing that as well as giving y’all tons of examples of how I have been a total exhausted mess lately and what I’m doing to change that so I can be the best version of myself for Sunny, me and Michael. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 12, 2019
Mary Reames Reinhart. How she and her college sweetheart Bear (front man of Need to Breathe and Wilder Woods) have journeyed through life, love, children, and the ups and downs of fame.
Mary is stunning. You see her and she takes your breath away, literally. Then you talk to her and you realize her heart is so pure and kind. I loved this conversation bc Mary Reames is so transparent about every different chapter of her life and evolution w Bear. They met and married in their early 20’s at college when they had no careers yet, and were living on young love and dreams. Now after being together over 15 years, with 2 precious young sons, she and Bear have grown up together, navigated fame, weathered storms, and grown stronger than ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 09, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Birth Control.
I talk about every birth control I have tried (which is quite a few), how I feel they work and their side effects in my opinion. I also get real about understanding when you ovulate and what birth control method I like the best and am currently using. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 05, 2019
Ashley Eicher: One of Nashville’s favorite hosts gets real with me about overcoming “the lies of shame and not enough.”
This episode is pure therapy. I went into this interview wanting to talk to Ashley all about how she is one of the most respected entertainment hosts in Nashville. She has worked with Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, GAC, CMT, covered every major county award show and host her own successful Nashville entertainment based podcast “All Our Favorite People.” But instead we had soul talk. Went went real deep. Like all the way back to the moment in Ashley’s childhood where she remembered being completely free before the world made her believe that she wasn’t enough. Then we have a BREAKTHROUGH moment where we realize she has found that girl again, after committing the last year to intensive therapy, and she is truly living free and worthy like how she remembered herself as a child. This episode is truly healing and inspiring to walk through the emotional journey of Ashley’s life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 02, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Mom Guilt.
Since becoming a new mom I have struggled with a lot of anxiety. Mom guilt is for real. I always thought moms just said it kinda like a cliche and joke, but now I realize how crippling it can be. In this episode I talk about my struggles and how I’m finding ways to cope with mom guilt. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 28, 2019
GiGi Butler: how she went from cleaning Taylor Swift’s toilet to owning a multi million dollar cupcake company, GiGi’s Cupcakes.
Being around GiGi truly feels as sweet, magical and light hearted as walking into her world famous cupcake store, GiGi’s. She is fearless. She does what it takes to move herself forward and she is not afraid of risking it all for a dream. Failure is not even something she worries about, because she always knows God is guiding her and something else will be around the corner if a door closes in her face. GiGi’s first business was a cleaning company that she took Nashville when she moved to pursue her dream of singing country music. She tells an amazing story of how she found herself in the house of young Taylor Swift, cleaning her toilet while she was singing “teardrops on my guitar,” before Taylor had become a star. At that moment GiGi decided her dream of being a country music star was over. I love that GiGi preaches a message we don’t hear too often “that there are times in life where you have to let your dreams die in order to realize what you’re really meant to create.” GiGi is an author, she has been on “Undercover Boss,” she has given a TED Talk, and speaks her story and inspires others all over the country. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 25, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: I interview my Night Nurse and baby guru Paula Power!
Paula is a registered nurse who basically coaches new parents and newborns on when to sleep, eat and play. Her business is called NASHVILLE BABY BOSS. She is a WEALTH of knowledge and has taught me everything about taking care of Sunny and informing me on what she needs from how much to feed her, guiding me through breast feeding, SIDS and how to set yourself up for the safest environment with your child, plus gently guiding Sunny into a consistent sleep schedule. Because of Paula I am greatly able to reduce my anxiety of being a new mother and know what Sunny needs. By 2 months old Sunny started sleeping through the night 7:30-7 and waking up happy and smiley because of Paula’s coaching. Sunny rarely cries and it’s only right when she’s ready for nap time or sleep bc her needs are always met and prepared for due to her schedule. Tune in now to hear Paula share her incredible knowledge of newborns! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 21, 2019
Slumber Party with my College Roommates and Besties.
Beth Potter, Emily Serdoz and Katie Arabie are my very best friends from Belmont University. We all got together at my house, piled in my bed like the old days, grabbed the wine, and went down memory lane for this podcast. We talk about the life we lived together in our 20’s... how we thought we were so cool smoking cigarettes (NOT COOL) and making out with boys. We laugh about all the lessons we learned together and how much we appreciate our 15 year friendship. We are moms now and Emily and I share our birthing stories and how they both weren’t what we planned, but isn’t that parenthood in general?! Beth and Katie share about life with little kids and how we all find balance within the beautiful chaos. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 18, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Why diets and eating disorders don’t work for me.
After struggling with body image and trying every different diet known to man from no carbs, juice cleanses, diet pills plus not eating, excessively exercising, bulimia... I have tried every unhealthy way to get “skinny.” And none of them worked long term for me, even though they did provide a “quick fix.” They all made me feel physically terrible and become obsessive about food and image plus miss the joy and appreciation of a meal and the nutrients it provided for my body. After getting pregnant and having Sunny I have never been more comfortable in my skin even though my body has changed more than ever. I break down why I think I’m happier than ever in my body and why diets and eating disorders don’t work for me. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 14, 2019
Round Table Talk with Tyler and Hayley Hubbard and my hubby Michael! We have honest/open couple talk about navigating marriage, parenting, careers, trusting God, perseverance and so much more.
We start this conversation with discussing the importance of learning each other’s love languages. Then Tyler tells his love story with Hayley and lets us know who initiated the first kiss ;). We talk secrets for making time for each other in the midst of busy music careers, Tyler being in Florida Georgia Line and Michael in A Thousand Horses. We also dive into parenting and how guys view it verses women, plus how we work together. Hayley and I share how essential our mama tribe is and what we share and learn from each other. We discuss why finding time for ourselves is as crucial as date nights with our spouse. We also talk about God and the importance of weaving him into every aspect of our lives and why we shouldn’t be scared of failing. This convo is as real as it gets! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 11, 2019
Mid-Week Mom Chat: Our Birthing Story
I go into detail about our birthing story and why I had a c-section, and how important it was for me to let go of control with my birthing plan... Plus must have baby essential items I can’t live without and I answer a lot of your questions about how I’m navigating new motherhood! Check out new Mid Week-Mom Chat episodes every Thursday! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 07, 2019
Carissa Culiner: Star of E! Daily Pop shares her perspective on what it’s like to sit and chat with some of the biggest stars everyday on Live TV plus why being vulnerable and willing to share truth and struggles is essential for her as a host.
Carissa is the girl that everyone wants for their best friend and I’m sure every guy tried to date before she got married. She’s beautiful but doesn’t lead with her beauty, she leads with her open heart, bright eyes, good humor, and honest conversation. She’s super chill and has a way of making anyone who’s talking to her feel at ease and safe. I guess that’s why she is one of the star hosts for E!. Everyday she goes live with “The Daily Pop,” where she has round table talk with some of the biggest celebrities. I love how Carissa told me that her being vulnerable and willing to share her life and struggles was crucial for a good interview... “why would they want to share something back with me if I’m just sitting there on my high horse not sharing anything about myself.” She tells me how she juggles work and motherhood, how there is no balance, and what kept her in tears in the beginning of being a new mom. She also walks me through some of her most memorable interviews with the world’s favorite superstars. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 04, 2019
Mama Karen Parker: How a positive attitude, romance, believing in yourself and good recipes make for a happy life
Mama Karen is mom to 3 beautiful kids, one of them being my good friend Jessie James Decker who makes an appearance on this podcast w her daughter Vivi... Jessie shares one of her favorite childhood stories about her mama. Karen is so wise and so kind. That’s something I really took away from this interview was her sincere heart. She loves so purely and believes that anything is possible if you can see it, you can achieve it. She became a QVC host after working her way up from the front desk bc she knew she could do it. That’s how she is with her kids too, I remember Jessie saying in my interview with her that Mama Karen never thought any of Jessie’s dreams to become a singer were out of reach and she would take her all over the place so she could perform at a young age. Karen also believes in romance and gives some excellent tips to keeping the spark alive in your marriage plus she talks about her cookbooks and novel that is in the works! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 28, 2019
Olivia Caridi: How being left in the rain on Ben Higgin’s season of The Bachelor, turned out to be a great blessing in disguise to self discovery.
Olivia is gorgeous. She is also quick and witty, making her a perfect 10 to be cast on the romantic roller coaster ride of a show THE BACHELOR. During her season she was framed as the “villain,” even though that’s as far from the truth as can be. Olivia talks about how she dealt with and overcame her bad press and the mean comments plus the insight she learned from the whole experience. We also talk about her life of travel and adventure and what speaks to her soul. Olivia is strong, bold and not afraid to take risks and put herself out there. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 21, 2019
Gabi McCreery: How Scotty has been her crush and true love through elementary/middle/high school
Gabi is a sweetheart with the purest heart. This interview is so touching bc Gabi shares with me how she has always  loved Scotty since they met in elementary school.  They are both each other’s first, big love. She talks about how life changed once Scotty came back to High School as a star after winning American Idol, his epic marriage proposal to her where he almost fell off the side of a cliff, how God is the center point of their marriage, plus we discuss what they’ve learned from the highs and lows of the music industry: from the American Idol rocket ship to stardom, to losing his record deal, watching his career as he knew it come crashing down and then rebuilding stronger than ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 14, 2019
Natalie Paslay: How being bold in a Parking Lot led to a job with John Rich and a career in Publishing.
We talk about why you can’t be scared to go after and ask for what you want in life. Natalie shares multiple examples of when she bravely put herself out there, from singing opera in college at Vanderbilt (with no previous experience), and the one time she ran up to John Rich in a parking lot and basically asked him for a job- and he hired her! We also talk about how she and her husband, Eric Paslay, worked together for years, she was his song publisher, and they were best friends before they fell in love... Plus the magical day she got his song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” recorded by Jake Owen. We also chat about new mom life and how life has changed since having a baby girl! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 07, 2019
Kelly Sutton: One of Nashville’s most beloved Entertainment Host talks about her winding road to success, taking risks, following her heart and intuition and some of her most memorable interviews with superstars.
Kelly Sutton is a Nashville treasure. She is the Host of the morning show “Today in Nashville,” and interviews the who’s who in Music City.  We talk about her journey to becoming a premier entertainment host, plus how she weathered the highs and lows of the ever changing Entertainment Business. She also spills on some of her favorite interviews with the biggest stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 30, 2019
Shawn Johnson: how visualization led her to a gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics, winning Dancing with the Stars, and being pregnant after miscarriage.
Shawn Johnson started pursing her dream of gymnastics at 12 years old. At the age of 16, she took home the gold medal at the Olympics.  She explains how mental training and visualization was just as important as physical training for her big win. We talk about how she was lost after winning the highest award in her sport plus how it felt to win Dancing with the Stars and why she decided to walk away from the Olympics for a second time just a week before tryouts.  We also talk about our pregnancy’s, fears of motherhood and heartbreak of miscarriage.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 23, 2019
Jennifer Wayne: John Wayne’s Granddaughter talks about lessons learned from being a professional tennis player, “The Amazing Race,” and her Top Ten song “Buy My Own Drinks” with her hit trio Runaway June, currently on tour with Carrie Underwood.
Jen has been one of my best friends for over ten years. We have gotten into all kind of adventures together including being partners on CBS’s the “The Amazing Race” twice (season 22 and 24 placing 4th and 2nd). We talk about her journey from professional tennis to following her heart and not being afraid to fail when it comes to chasing her dream of music for the past decade. Currently she is on tour with Carrie Underwood and has a top ten single, “Buy my own Drinks,” with her Trio Runaway June. She has the courageous spirit of her grandfather John Wayne and never backs down in the face of challenge. She also is more stunning than a supermodel and has the spirt of an angel. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 16, 2019
Brittainy Taylor: Star of “Very Cavallari” on E! gets intimate about sharing her life on camera.
We talk all things Reality TV, what it’s like exposing her personal life on camera, turning 30 and the wisdom and peace that comes with that, finding her girl tribe and why that is so important, beauty and brains (she codes computer programs!), plus surviving a breakup. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 09, 2019
Sunny and Fiona: Mother/Daughter Duo literally blowing up the Nashville Party scene one balloon creation at a time!
Sunny and Fiona have taken Nashville by storm. This mother/daughter pair are incredibly creative and work together so seamlessly it’s like they share a brain.  We walk through the early years where Sunny was a single mother to Fiona, but always an entrepreneur.  Sunny ran a daycare, hula hoop workout classes where Fiona created the routines, performed in a burlesque dancing show, to finally opening up VROOM VROOM BALLOON w Fiona after Fiona returned from art school and realized she had a knack for making creative statues and masterpieces, which quickly turned into their thriving balloon stylist company, Vroom Vroom Balloon, plus an adorable gift shop Harlan Ruby, where they sell and make perfect party spunky gifts.  Sunny and Fiona talk about the power of visualizing their destiny, covering celebrity events and why you have to JUMP w NO FEAR when it comes to making your dreams come true. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 02, 2019
Cody Alan: The Face of CMT talks about when he decided the time was right to come out as a gay man in country music.
I usually interview women for my podcast, but I had to make an exception when I got the opportunity to talk to Cody Alan. I have loved Cody for so long. He has always had the kindest heart, and most inviting spirit to be around. Watching him own his true identity as a gay man in country music, and taking that risk of wondering if he would be exiled from the community, where so few people have ever come out as LGBTQ was a huge moment of bravery for Cody, and powerful to observe. Cody is one of the trailblazers for equality and acceptance in country music.  He shares with me how incredible it felt to receive the overwhelming support from artists and the community, and how he uses his platform to help others embrace their individuality by living by the motto “make your mess your message.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 26, 2019
Tarryn Feldman: Inside the life of Nashville’s Top Celeb Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
What she’s learned from being a Top Celebrity Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist to the Stars, what she thinks about fame, why the “grind” is so important, the truth about ego, plus inside stories from behind the scenes with superstars.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 19, 2019
Jessie James Decker: what she learned from high school bullies, how she owes her confidence to her mama, charting her own course and building an empire, plus how she and Eric keep their marriage healthy, happy and spicy.
Jessie James Decker has never been one to quit because someone told her no, or didn’t believe in her. Instead she comes back stronger and better. After being rejected countless times from country music record labels then being signed and released from several major pop labels, Jessie has become a force all on her own, completely independent and doing it her way.  That’s Jessie. Fearless, talented, driven, and full of heart. She now has a booming clothing empire with her brand Kittenish, a best selling book with another on the way, she is selling out music venues with thousands of fans all by herself, and she still makes being a mama a wife her top priority.  Jessie is the example of what a modern day woman can be: a mogul, mother, wife and friend while looking like a million bucks. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 12, 2019
Deanna Daughtry: Life with Chris Daughtry since he was 20 years old and selling vacuums, raising 5 kids, navigating overnight stardom, overcoming people pleasing and finding her voice, plus owning her truth of bisexuality.
For so long, Deanna hid the full truth of who she was, and felt unworthy. But she is done living in the shadows.  Recently, Deanna has stepped out publicly as a bisexual woman, with the full support of Chris. We talk about why she decided to go public, and how she is taking brave ownership of every part of herself, despite how scary it feels. She co-wrote Chris’ newest song AS YOU ARE which is a declaration of being loved fully for who you are...  “You're feeling isolateAnd all kinds of frustrateBut I love you as you areLove you as you are, yeahAnd don't worry about the hateIt don't fit in those boxes they createAnd it's tearing you apartIt's tearing you apart, yeah” Deanna and Chris met 19 years ago when he was just 20 years old and selling vacuums. Deanna at the time was a single mother of 2 and 7 years older. Sparks flew between them immediately and they were married within months of meeting.  We talk about how they have navigated life as Chris became an overnight success and star from American Idol, dealing with infidelity from an empathic standpoint, the ups and down of fame, and raising 5 kids. Plus we talk about how Deanna and Chris agreed upon ethical non-monogamy at certain points in their relationship, and how important it is to love yourself and live authentically.  It is not easy to share your whole soul with the world and open yourself up to others opinions.  I admire and praise her for her strength, vulnerability and commitment to living honestly and open. I know you will feel the same.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 05, 2019
Caroline Bryan and Becky Sweet: LIVE GET REAL Podcast from CMA Fest 2019!
This is a special episode.  It’s a live interview w two of the most amazing wives in country music. Caroline Bryan, married to Luke Bryan and Becky Sweet, married to Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town.  We talk about everything: how they met on a red carpet in the early days of their husbands careers, both super nervous, and Becky whipped out a flask from her cleavage which started their best friendship of 15 years.  They tell me what it’s like to go from the bottom to the top of the music industry, and what they’ve learned along the way, plus parenting on the road and why it’s good to have your husbands be afraid of you a little bit!  We also take a couple questions from the live audience. This episode is SO MUCH FUN! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 29, 2019
Kaitlyn Bristowe: From Bachelor front runner to The Bachelorette: what Kaitlyn has learned about love, self confidence, and dealing with internet trolls plus what really happens in the Fantasy Suites!
Kaitlyn Bristowe was one of the Top 3 contestants on Chris Soules season 19 of The Bachelor. She then went on to be the Bachelorette on Season 11. She tells me all the inside scoop on the Bachelor men she has loved, including Ben Higgins, Shawn Booth, Nick Viall and her current cutie boyfriend Jason Tartick. We talk about how she survives the haters on the internet, and if she thinks you can have more than one soul mate. Plus she tells me what really goes down in the Fantasy Suites, and it’s not what you think! Kaitlyn has such a joyful, bubbly spirit. I loved hearing what she has learned about love,  her biggest fears about love, and the importance of having self confidence. Kaitlyn is also quite the entrepreneur and we dive into her businesses from her thriving podcast Off the Vine, scrunchie  business Dew Edit, and wine brand Spade and Sparrow. This little lady does it all! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 22, 2019
Cat Nail: How a fart on demand led to true love with David Nail. Plus their emotional journey to parenthood through in vitro.
Cat is a little firecracker. She is so spunky, beautiful and has a heart of gold. I love that she is fearless when it comes to being honest and sharing about life and her journey.  We talk about how she met David (after he and her friend had a brief make out session) how Cat farting on demand was the beginning of true love for her and David, secrets to a successful marriage while life on the road, their 4 year journey to parenthood through in vitro that led to precious twins, plus the very raw reality of dealing with loss after trying in vitro again for a third child.  Spoiler alert: Cat’s adorable son makes a cameo and sings several songs that will melt your heart. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 15, 2019
Summer Fawn Duncan: A blind date leading to love with Jon Pardi, plus how she let go of control and opened up to the adventure of the unknown.
Summer is stunning. She had a perfect life in California with her family (who raises all sorts of exotic animals) and running her hair salon which was thriving.  But then her client insisted she meet this Country Cowboy Jon Pardi (her client is best friends with Jon’s mom and they arranged the setup).  Their first date was Jon flying Summer to Colorado for a weekend of his shows. It could have ended in disaster but instead led to love. We talk about how Summer let go of control and learned to let her life flow which has led her to so much fun and fulfillment, the biggest fight she and Jon have ever had, over Christmas decorations, and the sentimental side of Jon. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 08, 2019
Carly Pearce: Singing professionally since 16, navigating the Music Industry through success and rejection, the power of females supporting each other, and falling head over heels in love with Michael Ray.
The beautiful Carly and I talk all about how she dropped out of High School at 16 to sing full time at Dollywood, getting a Record Deal w/ Sony at 19 & losing it at 21, going from industry darling to no one answering her calls but finding out who she was as an artist in the midst of the highs & lows, overcoming jealousy with Kelsea Ballerini to become great friends & realizing how powerful females are together & the importance of paying it forward, plus falling in love with Michael Ray. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 01, 2019
Chrissy Ballard: Falling in love with Frankie while starring in his music video “A Buncha Girls,” leaving LA and acting to become a Cowboy Boot Mogul, and the secrets to her strong, spiritual relationship with Frankie.
Chrissy grew up in her parents retail and shoe stores.  From an early age she knew she had a creative spark. She quickly landed the lead role in a Blake Shelton music video and knew she had to pursue acting. After moving to LA, she was cast in another Country Music Star’s Video, Frankie Ballard’s “A Buncha Girls.”  But this video was different. From the second Frankie and Chrissy met, sparks flew. 2 weeks later he flew her out for their first date to meet him on the road and watch him play shows. After that they were inseparable.  Chrissy realized that acting was no longer her dream, and she wanted to leave LA to be with Frankie in Nashville. But she didn’t want to lose her creative outlet, so she prayed to God for a new dream. And woah, did God answer. Chrissy went back to her family roots of loving shoes and retail and created a Boot Empire named OLD SMOKEYS BOOTS where she has celebrity clients from Lucy Hale to Miranda Lambert.  She gets old vintage boots and leather and makes super-funky-cool-one-of-a-kind cowboy boots, belts and purses.  Chrissy also talks the secrets to her fruitful/spiritual marriage with Frankie, dealing with the grief of suddenly losing her father, and what a successful life looks like to her. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 24, 2019
Katie Cook: How she become the Host and Face of CMT on a whim over 20 years ago, growing up in England in a punk rock/country band, plus stories and lessons from her interviews with Obama, Faith Hill, Dolly Parton
Katie Cook grew up in England in a very musical family. She got a record deal in Nashville with her punk rock/country band Reno, and started splitting time between America and the UK.  When her band broke up, she was sweeping hair at a salon in Nashville and heard that CMT was looking for a new host. On a whim, she auditioned and got the job with no previous hosting experience. Over 20 years later, she is still the Host and Face of CMT. Katie also shares about the passing of her sister JoJo, who lived her life with disabilities and the brightest spirit. Katie and her husband have a band called SunKat and they have an amazing tribute song to her called “Hey JoJo.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 17, 2019
Laney Hayes: How monster trucks, McDonalds, and breaking into a construction site led to love at age 17 with Walker, raising 6 kids, Walker’s obsession with bacon, and dealing with the grief of losing their 7th child in labor while Laney almost died.
This is a powerful episode. Laney and Walker Hayes are high school sweethearts. They fell in love at age 17 after breaking into a construction site and talking all night, then reciting lines from their school play to each other and Walker finally going in for the kiss. They are incredible parents to 6 kids, and make it a point to have open communication about everything. They also have a family tradition of eating pounds of bacon when Walker comes in off the road. Laney gets real with me about the grief and tragedy of losing their 7th child, Oakleigh, in labor while Laney almost died delivering her. She and Walker feel very passionately about using their journey of loss to help others. There are tears and very raw emotions in this episode. I thank Laney for her bravery and willingness to share about this incredibly sensitive, painful topic and use it for healing. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 10, 2019
Nicolle Galyon: 2 time ACM Song of the Year winner, how songwriting was Plan B, motherhood, marriage (to mega hit songwriter Rodney Clawson)and balance in the music industry while following her curiosity.
Nicolle is the unicorn of the music business, she has it all. She’s beautiful, oozing with passion and talent, fiercely committed to her family and friends, and oh yeah, happens to be one of the most successful songwriters in Country Music.  She’s won ACM Song of the Year twice w Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic” and Dan and Shay’s “Tequila,” plus written multiple other #1 hits.  She’s been on “The Voice,” and has an exhibit in The Country Music Hall of Fame.  But what I love most about Nicolle is her raw, honest heart. Yes her life appears perfect, but she’s not scared to fail, or talk about her insecurities, struggles and the ups and downs of daily life. I love how she views fear and failure, and why she’s not afraid to own her worth. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 03, 2019
Rebecca Sweet: Living life with Little Big Town, raising kids on the road, her epic red carpet fall, trick for overcoming comparison, and the awesome dynamic of her marriage and family.
Rebecca and Phillip Sweet truly into their last name. They are the sweetest people on earth. Rebecca tells me about how fun it is being married to Phillip, a constant dreamer and optimist, and part of the Little Big Town Family.  We talk life on the road raising babies (they had their newborn on the bus at 9 days old!), her epic fall on the red carpet, dealing with women flashing her hubs, plus a trick she made up to overcome the comparison game.  She also shares about the early struggle days of Little Big Town, and how they never lost hope or gave up even after 4 record deals, and why she loves that their daughter is a daddy’s girl. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 27, 2019
Lauren Akins: life + love with Thomas Rhett since first grade, secret to marriage & why their marriage isn’t perfect, balancing Africa & red carpets, embracing her platform to help children and families, navigating 2 kids under 3 yrs old!
Lauren and Thomas Rhett met when they were in first grade. They were great friends then tried dating around 15 years old. It didn’t work out then, but they stayed besties and after college TR confessed his love to Lauren and dared her to kiss him. The rest is history.  Lauren walks me through their whole love story, why their marriage isn’t perfect, their love of therapy, life on the road when they were newlyweds (it’s not always glamorous or fun FYI), becoming a huge celebrity in her own right and how she learned to process it. She then shares how she fell in love with the children and families of Haiti and Africa and knowing she was called to work with and change lives of children in need. She talks about finding balance between the poverty of 3rd world countries, where her heart lives, to walking red carpets.  Plus how she learned to embrace her platform to spread awareness of how her community can help those in need.  Also we talk about how TR knew they should instantly adopt Willa Gray and how they navigated being new parents to a 1.5 year old and newborn at the same time! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 20, 2019
Taylor Young: Meeting and falling in love with Brett Young through Facebook, breaking up after 6 years dating then getting married years later, having a baby girl + road life.
Taylor met Brett Young when she was in college. Her roommate was friends with him and he was coming to town to play a show. Brett heard about Taylor and sent her a Facebook message asking her on a date before they even met.  They ended up dating 6 years then broke up due to timing and schedules. Fast forward a few years, Brett had moved to Nashville and was one of country music’s newest, hottest stars, when he randomly reached out to Taylor after they hadn’t spoken in years. They reconnected and realized they were each other’s one true love and got married and pregnant with a baby girl all within about a year and a half.   Taylor tells me why she loves going on the road with Brett and learning his world of touring, how she and Brett plan to bring a baby on the road, plus how they learned to fight fair with a purpose and why they love pillow talk.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 13, 2019
Nicole Hocking: How friendship turned to love with Luke Combs, hunting, being cat people, and the importance of being thankful everyday.
I pulled up to interview Nicole Hocking, and see her fiancé Luke Combs outside changing their cats litter box. My heart exploded. Here is Luke, on fire, selling out arenas, yet he’s still as normal as the next person.  That’s why I loved this interview with Nicole. She is so down to earth. She loves to hunt and be active, loves her friends and family, loves to make tacos with Luke at home and binge Netflix.  It was so sweet hearing about how Nicole and Luke started off as close friends, then watched that friendship quickly turn to love.  Listening to Nicole talk about how teary she gets seeing Luke on stage and watching his music impact people was so inspiring. I love how she takes time to count her blessings everyday and never forgets to be thankful for the life she lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 06, 2019
Tatiana Houser: Love at first sight with Randy Houser plus overcoming body issues to Holistic Heath Coach and why she has to horseback ride.
I loved getting real with Tatiana Houser. We started the conversation off with her life in Australia where she played golf and rode horses competitively. She still rides horses and says that riding allows a part of her to come alive and be herself that nothing else does. We then get really personal and talk about a time when Tatiana felt out of control with her diet, body, self esteem, and past relationship. She opens up about how she moved through that painful period to become a holistic health coach where she really learned to love taking care of herself, physically and emotionally and spreading this knowledge to others. One of my favorite parts of the interview is where Tatiana tells her love story with Randy Houser. They met and fell in love instantly. Randy is best friends with Tatiana’s sisters husband, hit songwriter Dallas Davidson, so they met through them. Within weeks Tatiana was moving over to the United States from Australia and planning her life with Randy. They are now married with a baby boy on the way. Her story is nothing short of beautiful and inspiring! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 29, 2019
Kasi Williams: Growing up Jason Aldean’s little sister, all things motherhood, surviving divorce, plus falling in love with country star/radio personality Chuck Wicks!
Kasi Williams is a badass. We talk about everything from what it was like growing up w Jason Aldean as a big brother, how their whole family all sticks together and hangs out all the time, even used to lived next door to each other, plus how Jason’s wife Brittany is her bestie.  Kasi tells me how she navigated divorce and being a single mother, and what life has been like since falling in love with (and recently engaged!) Chuck Wicks.... hint hint, lots of laughter!  I also get all the secrets on how Kasi she keeps her perfect body and hair! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 22, 2019
Jana Kramer: Babies & Miscarriages, Plus Navigating Marriage and Career.
First off, Jana and I share some SUPER exciting news that my hubby Michael and I have been keeping a secret..... WE ARE HAVING A BABY! It was so fun to break this news on the podcast w Jana who is such an incredible mother to her 2 angels Jolie and Jace, and has been through such an emotional journey to parenthood, just like I have been. We talk about how devastating it is to miscarry and the fear of miscarriage again once you are holding a pregnancy. We dive into how she juggles her career, her family, and how she and Mike have worked so hard to rebuild and make their marriage strong and thriving. Jana is such a beautiful, open soul with so much talent and love bursting out of her. Plus she is so down to get real about the nitty gritty of life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 15, 2019
Get Real -w- Caroline Hobby Trailer
Each week on the podcast, Caroline Hobby sits down and talks to the wives of your favorite country artists. In every episode, she gives you an inside look of what it’s like to be married to Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney from Dan and Shay and more!  Being married to front man Michael Hobby of chart topping band A Thousand Horses, she really is able to connect on a soul level with the stories of her guests. She also sits down with female entrepreneurs, influencers and all sorts of fascinating ladies! It’s honest women…having honest talks! New Episodes every Monday starting April 15th! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 10, 2019
Kelly Lynn Janson (Wife of Chris Janson )
I have loved this little firecracker for over a decade.  I met Kelly when I was in college at Belmont, and we became fast friends.  At that time she was a single mom of 2 amazing kids, an A&R consultant, hosting a TV show, making furniture, and basically a powerhouse machine doing it all with THE MOST optimistic attitude.  That's Kelly.  Life never gets her down, and you won't find her whining that it's not fair.  She always sees the glass half full, and is not afraid to work hard and get her hands dirty.  She also is never afraid of being told NO.  She will always find a way, and I admire that so much about her.  She tells me her amazing love story with Chris Janson... How he knew he loved her instantly; how he was thrilled and honored to get to be a step dad to her kids, and even asked them for permission to marry Kelly.  Kelly now goes on the road pretty much full time with Chris, manages him, is a Publisher (has a co-venture with Warner-Chapel), is a songwriter and also has 2 more precious kids with Chris.  We talk about the moment Chris was inducted into The Grand Old Opry as the youngest living member and what a day in the life of the Janson household looks like.... Hint hint, it's NEVER boring! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 20, 2019
Kailey Dickerson (Wife of Russell Dickerson)
Kailey is such a ray of light.  She has faith that can move mountains.  I love our conversations, and hearing how she talks to God and trusts in Him so completely.  That goes for her husband too, Russell Dickerson.  We talk about the long journey it has been for Russell to finally find the success in Country Music that they both knew he was destined for.  What I love is they never doubted that God would open the doors.  We talk about Russell's 100% optimistic attitude and constant amazement for life, like Buddy the Elf.  Kailey shares how incredible it feels to be one of the few female video directors in Nashville (she has gotten two #1 videos on CMT for "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma").  And we talk about secrets to a happy marriage and happy life, including sex everyday, walks in the morning, and truly taking the time to SEE people and KNOW people! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 13, 2019
Cassie Kelley (Wife of Lady A's Charles Kelley)
Cassie Kelley.  What a woman.  I have known and admired this lady for over 10 years.  I was an intern for her husband Charles (of Lady Antebellum) co-producer, Victoria Shaw, when Cassie and Charles first met and fell in love; so I got a front row ticket to their blooming love story.  I remember thinking Cassie was the most stunning, fabulous human I had ever seen.  So graceful, so stylish and so kind.  I still feel that way about Cassie today.  I have loved getting to know Cassie more over the years and seeing how soulful, giving, real and honest she is as a wife, mother, friend and business woman.  Sitting down and talking with Cassie for this podcast was nothing short of inspiring.  We talk about how she and Charles fell in love at first sight, Cassie and Charles infertility struggles and journey to parenthood, life on the road pre and post babies, and her travel blog WOMANISTA that she grew, partnered, and eventually sold to CBS (can we say badass)!!!  We also get real about body image and how she found relief from the pressure to be perfect.  Cassie is such a woman of faith and uplifts anyone who is lucky enough to be in her presence. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 06, 2019
Caroline Bryan (Wife of Luke Bryan)
I discovered Caroline Bryan’s Instagram page last year and my life was changed forever. Not only is Caroline a total bombshell, she is the funniest prankster I have ever witnessed. Over Christmas, Caroline did “the 12 days of pranks” where she hid in a life size teddy bear and scared every family member and friend walking by, put fingernail polish on a bar of soap only to hear Luke wonder why it’s not lathering up lol, plus many more pranks involving snakes, fog horns and fart machines. She also has a sidekick, LeClaire, Luke’s mother-in-law. Luke definitely got his dance moves from his mother, bc she can cut a rug! The Bryan Family is so much fun and so inspiring. They know how to enjoy life and find joy in everyday. Caroline and I chat about her love story with Luke and how they met in college. We also talk about how she and Luke have survived tragedy. Luke lost both his siblings and brother-in-law, and took in their 3 children: a son who was in high school and 2 college age daughters to live with them and their 2 sons Bo and Tate. Caroline and Luke also started a charity, Brett’s Barn, with Caroline’s brother and sister-in-law, in honor of her brother’s daughter Brett who died at a very young age. Brett’s Barn opens its doors to sick and disabled children to come pet and love on the animals. It’s a true sanctuary. Caroline has a heart of gold and uses her life to spread love and healing and laughs. She is such an example of faith. It was amazing to hear her story with Luke and see how they have such an incredible marriage and life in the midst of the wild world of the music industry and personal heartbreak. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 30, 2019
Katelyn Brown (Wife of Kane Brown)
When you see Katelyn Brown, you can’t help but stare. She’s drop dead gorgeous. Then you get to know her, and realize she has the sweetest, most playful spirit. It was so fascinating to learn about her musical past. When she was 18, she linked up with Justin Timberlake’s manager and moved to his musical compound in Orlando FL that he created for all of his artists and boy bands to live and develop their talents. At the compound there were recording studios, rehearsal rooms and basically anything you need as an artist at your beck and call. Katelyn lived here for years. During this time she started working with a producer out of Atlanta that was also working with a new young artist, Kane Brown. Katelyn met Kane serendipitously when she was shooting a music video and did not feel chemistry with the actor cast for her love interest. Her manger quickly thought of Kane to take the role, and from that moment on, sparks were flying between the two. In this episode we talk all about their enchanting wedding, how she’s overcoming her fear of flying, instagram dance battles with Kane, and life at home and on the road. Tune in now to hear Katelyn’s incredible journey and exciting love story. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 22, 2019
Brittney Kelley (Wife of FGL's Brian Kelley)
Brittney Kelley is the definition of how love, light, dreams and positivity can can turn the darkest times into inspiration, drive and a thriving life and marriage.  At 17 years old, Brittney suffered great loss with the murder of her grandmother who raised her.  She was forced to grow up and learn how to be resilient and self motived at a very young age.  She surrounded herself with people who lifted and pushed her to never settle for less than she was worth.  In college she was on the fast track to becoming an accountant (she got all A's), when she felt a calling to switch to psychology and truly dive into understanding people and sharing her story.  Brittney has always had the confidence to follow where her heart guides her, even if it's scary.  That led to her opening an Etsy's jewelry store from her one bedroom apartment where she would take old, broken jewelry and twist it around into something new and spectacular.  Brittney met and married Brian from Florida Georgia Line when she was finishing up at the University of Georgia and went straight from college to the tour bus.  On the road, she and Brian combined their creative juices and launched a clothing/lifestyle brand, Tribe Kelley.  They now have two beautiful storefronts: one in Nashville and one in 30A FL.  Brittney and Brian are hands on every part of their company.  They take pride in the quality of their products and that they are American Made.  Brittney and Brian also take pride in their marriage and showing that marriage is sexy and cool.  FGL has never been shy to put their wives in the spotlight and show that you can be a rockstar and love your wife at the same time.  Get ready to be beyond inspired with this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 15, 2019
Hayley Hubbard (Wife of FGL's Tyler Hubbard)
I could not be more thrilled to kick of 2019 continuing my Music City Wives Series with this angel, Hayley Hubbard.  Hayley has the most gentle, giving spirit.  She is so inclusive and kind, and radiates so much love for humanity.  It was inspiring getting soulful with Hayley, to hear her talk so openly about how she is finding the courage to speak up and use her voice and platform, even though it had formerly terrified her.  She talks a lot about God and several moments in her life where God smacked her in the face with a message loud and clear.  One of those being when she was about to move to LA.  She had a roommate and life lined up, ready to sign a lease, when this cute boy she was just friends with, Tyler Hubbard, told her "No, I don't think you should go... Have you prayed about it yet?"  The next day, God gave her an answer loud and clear.  She is now married to Tyler (of Florida Georgia Line) and has the sweetest baby girl Liv.  Hayley and Tyler's love is more than inspirational.  FGL includes their wives in all that they do publicly, and have shown that marriage is a sexy and a beautiful thing in the Entertainment Industry, where so many people before have not wanted to promote marriage.  Hayley and Tyler are definitely couple goals and more than that, they are incredible people. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 07, 2019
Jenna Perdue (Wife of DeeJay Silver)
This beauty radiates positivity.  She should be a supermodel, for real.  I met Jenna when Michael was on tour w Jason Aldean in 2015, and Jenna's hubby, DeeJay Silver, was the rockstar DJ that played between all the sets.  During that time she had a perfect pregnancy with her now precious 2 year old son, Wake.  After Wake was born, Jenna went through a miscarriage.  It devastated her.  This episode is so personal because when we recorded it, I was going through a miscarriage and was heartbroken.  We have a very real, emotional conversation about how she handled her heartbreak of loss, and found her way back from fear and sadness to hope and redemption.  She is now 25 weeks pregnant and thriving.  I'm in awe of her openness to share her journey and bring awareness to painful topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 18, 2018
Hannah Mooney (Wife of Shay from Dan & Shay)
This little beauty is an angel.  She grew up on a farm raising cow-calf pairs to earn money for college.   She entered Miss Arkansas for the scholarship money, and ended up winning the whole thing!  She is married to Shay, from Dan and Shay and they have the most precious little boy, Asher.  I love Hannah because she is so connected to her faith.  Many times throughout this interview she talks about how she surrendered her life over to God when she felt lost or stuck, and let Him lead her... And he always did!  She also tells her love story with Shay, and I have to say, it will make you swoon! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 11, 2018
Abby Smyers (Wife of Dan from Dan & Shay)
Love Abby. She is going to save all the dogs. Her heart is so big. We talk about what it’s like being married to Dan Smyers of Dan and Shay, her enneagram number & what that means to her, why her friends bring happy tears to her eyes, and we have a fun encounter with FedEx. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 04, 2018
Kristen Brust (Wife of Preston from LoCash) & Laney Crowder (Wife of Hit songwriter/Producer Corey Crowder)
How could we make it in life without our girlfriends? I know I could not.  This is another episode of my GET REAL series Girlfriend Confidential.  Laney, Kristen and I talk all about marriage in the music industry (it's not all glamour, and can have some really trying seasons).  We chat babies, balance, learning to have patience and trust ourselves while giving ourselves grace for the mess and uncertainty. We 3 are already best friends, so this interview is raw and real.  Kristen shares about her miscarriage and Laney talks about learning how to embrace her creativity and instincts even when it feels overwhelming.  "Nobody is nailing it;"  that may be my favorite line of the whole podcast.  But we are all sure giving it are all, and that is more than enough! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 09, 2018
Maddie & Tae (Part 2)
AND WE ARE BACK w PART 2 of Maddie and Tae! I love everything these two beauties stand for. They are strong, perseverant, soulful, kind, insanely talented and the perfect “yin” to each other’s “yang.” They exploded on the #CountryMusic scene with their huge #1 smash “Girl in a Country Song,” and rocked everyone’s world. They have a new single, a new album and a #kickass mindset of always finding the positive perspective, even when times seem to suck, and connect connect connect with people soul to soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 25, 2018
Maddie & Tae (part 1)
MADDIE & TAE! I love everything these two beauties stand for. They are strong, perseverant, soulful, kind, insanely talented and the perfect “yin” to each other’s “yang.” They exploded on the #CountryMusic scene with their huge #1 smash “Girl in a Country Song,” and rocked everyone’s world. They have a new single, a new album and a #kickass mindset of always finding the positive perspective, even when times seem to suck, and connect connect connect with people soul to soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 18, 2018
Cassadee Pope
No better way to kick off Season 2 of GET REAL PODCAST and YOUTUBE than with Cassadee Pope! Cassadee has accomplished so much: She won The Voice Season 3 | #1 Duet w Chris Young "Think Of You," | Performed w Pitbull & Leona Lewis on the CMT Awards | And she just released a brand new single called TAKE YOU HOME that feels so good... This just scratches the surface of what she's accomplished and capable of. And she just getting started. I loved this interview because Cassadee gets real w me about the whirlwind. She talks about what she's learned from it all and why she's so excited about where she's headed. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 25, 2018
Tara Mackey (Best Selling Holistic Author)
Tara beat 14 illness with her WILD natural plan. She was born to a mother addicted to drugs and from an early age, Tara had to take care of herself. As a young person, Tara watched her mother overdose in front of her and struggle with addiction her entire life. Tara was put on prescription pills to help with the stress of her childhood, but that led to a snowball affect where she was prescribed 14 different medications that were slowly dimming Tara's light for life. But Tara said NO! She got off all medications and not lives natural and free of pain. She is a 2 time best selling author and just released her second book WILD HABITS that talks about how to live and heal yourself naturally. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 31, 2018
Julie Solomon (Influencer)
Julie Solomon is a seasoned, smart, driven, out of the box thinker.  She has created an empire for herself. She is a #1 Best Selling Publicist, has "The Influencer Podcast" where she shares priceless information about how to best make money and grow your brand... She is THE resource for BLOGGING/BRAND/GROWTH Strategy. Through trial and error, and her publicist background and brain, Julie has figured out how to best monetize with brand deals.  And she TEACHES YOU HOW! Her course "Pitch It Perfect" tells young Influencers how to best market themselves and make major cash, authentically. I love Julie. She has walked the walk to get to happiness in her career and her personal life. Julie has fought to find her bliss. And she shares it all on this episode and gives major insight into THE BEST BRAND GROWTH PLANS. This is the last episode in my "Influencer Series." Hope y'all loved it as much as I did! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 16, 2018
Nicole Digiacobbe (Influencer)
You may as well call her Supermom. Nicole is someone I have great admiration for. She is not only beautiful and smart, she's basically #ElleWoods. She competed as Miss Delaware at the Miss USA Pageant, and she went to Law School! She developed a big love for Photography when she was in School and really started pursuing it as a #sidehustle. Flash forward to now, she's married w 2 beautiful daughters and has totally put all of her skills from her past lives to create her own Niche Business.  She has mastered how to capture and edit beautiful photographs and videos using only her iPhone. And she offers a course on her website "" as well as so much other goodness.  There's no one I respect more than an innovative, creative, wise woman, and that Nicole. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 09, 2018
Jessica Payne "Southern" (Influencer)
This girl is everything. You see her, and your jaw hits the floor because she is just so damn beautiful.  Then you get to know her. You see that she has the worlds biggest, brightest heart.  She has been through so much hardship from an abusive relationship (which she openly, bravely shares about), infertility struggles, to overcoming it all with a fairly tale ending of finding her handsome prince and being pregnant with their first child, little angel girl. Jessica moved to NYC right out of High School to pursue becoming a Top Makeup Artist/Stylist.  She boldly went to a Model "Open Call" and introduced herself to the head booker, but not as a model, a makeup artist.   Her confidence and natural skill led him to let her shadow Pam Anderson's makeup artist, and then the rest is history. Jess does all the top celebrities hair/makeup/style.  She makes everyone look so naturally beautiful and sexy.  She is fearless, and she never lets one rejection or hard time set her back.  She gives great advice to young influencers about why being authentic and never doing anything just for a paycheck is crucial.  LOVE HER! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 02, 2018
Vanessa and Miles Adcox (Influencers)
This is a Power Couple. Both Vanessa and Miles are huge forces in their own right. Vanessa is an actress (she was "Brittany Hodges" on "The Young and the Restless," plus so many movies, and TV shows). She is is also an incredible jewelry designer. Vanessa comes from a large entertainment family: her dad starred in "My Two Dads," her mother was a Broadway Dancer and her Brother is a hit Songwriter and Producer. Vanessa has talent oozing through her veins. And she is even more beautiful on the inside than outside. Miles is a staple in Nashville for his Emotional Wellness Retreat Center "Onsite." At "Onsite," he leads people to personal healing. Miles says "Onsite to me more than a therapeutic retreat center, a personal growth center, therapy center, all these things that people can label us, but the truth is, we're a safe place where people can land, relax, take whatever armor they've had on for so long to make themselves feel safe from the world, and just lay it down. We're a place that helps people connect to WHO THEY ARE, so they can go back into the world and connect to other people." WOW. Miles also just launched "Unspoken Podcast" with the incredible Ruthie Lindsey, covering all of these real issues. Vanessa and Miles are also the parents to a precious child, Maverick, and they are so honest about parenting, marriage, and all the ups and downs that happened in their relationship. They share with me how they keep their marriage strong, and why they don't ever claim to be perfect. This interview is ESSENTIAL if you interested healing yourself, and having healthy relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 25, 2018
Alyssa Rosenheck & Sarah Davidson (Influencers)
These 2 ladies rock my soul. They are so talented. Alyssa is a Top Interior Architectural Photographer, her work graces every major magazine and media outlet. Sarah is an angelic Singer/Songwriter/Fashionista. Both of these ladies have been though major heartbreak and fear, from losing a record deal, getting divorced, surviving cancer and a breakup, plus childhood wounds and life pains in general... These ladies are shining examples of what it looks like when you do the work, commit to healing, dive into your pain and make peace with it, and then choose to live a life radiating love.  They use their lives and platforms to inspire others to heal themselves and live a purposeful life of love. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 18, 2018
Sarah Belle (Influencer)
Sarah Belle. This beauty is bold. She is unapologetically herself. She is kind and thoughtful and original and smart. I have loved getting to have a glimpse inside of her brain to see how someone so young, has discovered how to be such an entrepreneur on YOUTUBE, Instagram, Blogging, evvvverything! You won’t want to miss this episode, she dishes everything. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 04, 2018
Hunter Premo and Melissa Schleicher (Mother/Daughter Influencers)
This Mother/Daughter Duo is unstoppable! They look like twins and are just as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Melissa owns the premier hair/beauty salon in Nashville called Parlour 3\. All the stars go there. Hunter is a fashionista taking over the world with her amazing style and blog This interview is too much fun, the dynamic between these two is a blast, and hilarious!  We cover it all from how to get started in your dream career, to why being true to you is crucial. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 28, 2018
Mallory Ervin: Part 2 (Influencer)
Mallory Ervin Part 2! This girl is the QUEEN. Queen of positivity, queen of manifesting her life, and the queen of hard work and hustle. I am literally in awe of how she makes it all happen for herself! Mallory and I met several years ago when we both competed on “The Amazing Race.” We have both grown a lot and experienced some really cool moments together. What Mallory has accomplished as a YouTube, Instagram and Fashion/Lifestyle Influencer in only about 2 years truly blows me away. Once this lady sets her mind to something, there is NO stopping her (and her precious husband Kyle is the mastermind behind all of her editing of content and the co-star of most of her content ). Mallory talks all about how she has branded herself, why discovering “what your audience wants for you” is most important, and how being 100% authentic and honest is crucial, even if you have to walk away from high dollar deals. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 21, 2018
Brooke Webb (Influencer)
Brooke Webb! This chica is a powerhouse! Not only has she had a Vice President position for Human Resources at a Bank for many years, she’s also been running a thriving blog at the same time! And this fashionista is a wife and mother of 2- dang she gets it done! Brooke talks all about how she got started, why comparison is the devil, how we shouldn’t have “perfection” be the goal, and tips for building your brand. She also isn’t scared of hard work and late hours, often the only time she has for blogging is at night and she will stay up as late as it takes to get it all finished and posted- so to new bloggers out there, there’s no excuses for not doing it, you just have to prioritize and make the time. Tune in tomorrow to hear Brooke get real, honest and open about her journey. You won’t want to miss it! @kbstyled #getreal #getrealpodcast #podcast #podcasts #nashvillepodcast #nashville #nashvilleblogger #bloggers #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #mommyblogger #lifestyleblogger #musiccity #fashion #fashionblogger #style #nashvillescene #realtalk #honesty #influencer #influencers #fashionista #influencerseries Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 14, 2018
Megan and Liz: Part 2 (Twin Influencers)
Megan & Liz! These are my 2 fav twins in the whole world! They have 1 million YouTube Subscribers, had their own clothing line w Macy’s, Music for Daysssss, and they are the most positive, inspiring duo you’ll ever meet. They tell us what you absolutely should not do when trying to grow your brand, and why being authentic is crucial. Tune in to hear all the juicy goodness they share! Ohhhh and we talk Liz’s upcoming wedding! 🙌🏽 👰🏼 #getreal #getrealpodcast #podcast #podcasts #nashvillepodcast #nashville #nashvilleblogger #bloggers #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #mommyblogger #lifestyleblogger #musiccity #fashion #fashionblogger #style #nashvillescene #realtalk #honesty #frienshipgoals #influencer #influencers #twins #twinning #twinlife #youtube Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 07, 2018
Ashley Houston & Ashley Wilson (Influencers)
(Influencer Series Part 2): Ashley Houston and Ashley Wilson! These 2 HOT MAMAS are both mothers of 2 kids and full time lifestyle bloggers and influencers. Ashley Houston’s (@nashvillewifestyles) blog is “,” she covers it all from kids, clothes, cooking, products she loves, home life, and much more! She has also quickly become one of my favorite people, she is so real and just tells it all like it is. Ashley Wilson (@beauandarrownashville) has exciting news: SHE’S REBRANDING HER WEBSITE. In the next few days her website will be re-launching as “” How cute! Beaus for her 2 boys and hubs! I’ve been loving Ashley for years, she’s the sweetest, most thoughtful soul around, and our hubs are both in the music biz. These 2 Ashley’s are dynamite. They know so much when it comes to building a strong brand. They only blog about things they love and they have tons of tips for new bloggers/influencers just trying to get into the game. And my FAV part of the whole interview was how “real life” this was. Babies crying, doorbell ringing, people walking in and out... This is real life y’all! So get excited for a true behind the scenes of how these mommy-lifestyle bloggers make it all happen, while lookin’ like a million! #getreal #getrealpodcast #podcast #podcasts #nashvillepodcast #nashville #nashvilleblogger #bloggers #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #mommyblogger #lifestyleblogger #musiccity #fashion #fashionblogger #style #nashvillescene #realtalk #honesty #frienshipgoals Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 28, 2018
Shea Leigh Mills (Influencer)
Shea Leigh Mills! This is my first episode of my new “INFLUENCER SERIES!” I could not be more excited about this series! Shea Leigh is only 20 years and has over a Hundred Thousand Instagram followers (she grew this within 2 years!) She is a style QUEEN! She is a blogger and she also has the biggest, sweetest heart! She shares with me all her tips on building a brand, how she personally runs her accounts and what an “INFLUENCER” even is! This is a whole new job and world bc of Social Media and Shea Leigh dishes it all. Shea Leigh also talks about how important her faith is, her daily prayer and how she lets God guide her life. We chat about how High School can be so hard and mean, and how she got through tough times and wants to spread Love to everyone! #getreal #getrealpodcast #truth #honest #blogger #influencer #nashvilleblogger #nashvillebloggers #fashion #fashionblogger Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 21, 2018
Leah Turner (Country Singer)
Leah Turner! Y’all. This girl has a STORY! Like the most magical things have happened to her, from 1) a random encounter w a woman in an LA restaurant where Leah was serving, heard her SPEAKING VOICE, not even singing voice, then 5 days later Leah was at David Foster’s house recording her original songs w him (WHAT?! That only happens in the movies, right?!) 2) Got offered a record deal on the spot at Sony. We talk all about the magic that has happened in her life and career, and also what it feels like to have everything fall apart, find her wings while free falling, and learning to rest and take the time she needed to really find herself and how she wants her music to reflect her soul. She is SO ON FIRE RIGHT NOW! I left this interview feeling so excited for Leah’s future, bc this woman knows who she is, her God Given Talent, and what she wants to do with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 08, 2018
Russell Dickerson
Russell Dickerson joins me on the last Episode of GET REAL for 2017! Russell has had such an explosive year, his song "Yours" is now top 5 on the Country Music Charts. We talk all about his journey to success, trust in God and how important it is to just START! He is so positive and full of inspiration, get excited and ready to be moved! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 20, 2017
Jessi Alexander (Hit Songwriter)
Jessi Alexander is one of the greatest, most soulful songwriters of our generation. She wrote “The Climb” for Miley Cyrus that was over a 10 week #1 on multiple charts as well as the theme song to The Hannah Montana Movie, and she won CMA and ACM song of the year with Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck.” She also is a mother and wife and has so much insight into the human experience, making her one of the most incredible humans and songwriters. Get excited. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 13, 2017
Michael Chandler (2X MMA World Champ)
Michael Chandler is a 2 Time MMA World Champion. He is probably the most self motivated, positive thinker and inspirational person I know personally. We talk all about his journey to taking the World title twice, why positive self talk is CRUCIAL, and why we shouldn't be scared to be the best, after all he says, "someone's got to be the best, why not me?" Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 06, 2017
April Nemeth (Vibe Chefs)
This chick is inspired from above. She started a Personal Chef Company, Vibe Chefs, where she comes over to some of the hottest celebrities homes in country music and grocery shops for them, and then personal cooks in their kitchen based on their food preferences, food allergies, etc. She has several chefs that work for her and has a full thriving business. April is super connected to God, and she feels that this was handed to her straight from Him. The whole journey to Vibe Chefs is a super spiritual experience from April, you won't want to miss her explain the magic! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 29, 2017
Chuck Wicks
Chuck Wicks! This guy is multi-talented. You probably know him from Ty, Chuck and Kelly, a nationally syndicated Radio Show that keeps you in-the-know of all things Country Music, and they're hilarious. He is an incredible artist, his hit, Stealing Cinderella, is one of my absolute favorite songs (and my dads too!). He's been on Dancing with The Stars, he does Iron Mans (yes, that's right, IRON MANS) and he recently survived a horrible car crash with his co-hosts that has only deepened his incredible wisdom on life. This interview is such a blast, bc Chuck has to be one of the funniest guys I know. He definitely does not take himself too seriously. And he plays us his new single "Whole Damn Thing," and it's badass. #nashville #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby #podcast #countrymusic #chuckwicks #tychuckandkelly Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 23, 2017
Mallory Ervin: Part 1 (Influencer)
Mallory Ervin! This little lady is a bright light of overflowing energy! Seriously, Mal has more energy than ANYONE I have ever met. And she is the absolute sweetest, most joyful person around. It's essential she has tons of energy bc she does SO MUCH. She is the former Miss Kentucky and was RunnerUp to Miss America... she went on The Amazing Race 3 different seasons (she and her dad were fan favorites) and now she is a YouTube Star... she talks about everything on her YouTube page from makeup, to fitness/cooking/weight loss, and she takes you behind the scenes on her most adventurous life (including her stunning wedding and honeymoon) and she just too cute to handle. #Nashville #Podcast #carolinehobby #malloryervin #missamerica #kentucky #amazingrace #hypercarolinehobby #youtube Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 16, 2017
Megan & Liz: Part 1 (Twin Influencers)
Megan and Liz! These 2 beauties are as sweet as sugar, and as talented as they come. They are YOUTUBE Superstars. They sing, perform, host, have a new clothing line at Macy's(!!), share makeup tutorials, and just plain crush at life. Their YouTube page, Megan and Liz, has over 1 million subscribers- and they've built it all themselves from the ground up, no tv show, no record deal, nothing. Woah. These girls are so precious and will steal your heart once you meet them. #nashville #podcast #hypercarolinehobby #carolinehobby #youtube #meganandliz Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 09, 2017
April Tomlin (Interior Designer)
April Tomlin! This hot mama (literally, the hottest mom ever) is such a boss. She is the Interior Designer to the Stars. Her clientele are some of Country Music's biggest names. April and I talk all about what inspires her, balancing motherhood and her major career, how she got started, and how she creates the most beautiful spaces for people to live in. April has such an incredible work ethic and view on life. #nashville #podcast #carolinehobby #apriltomlin #celebrities #interiordesign #music #countrymusic Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 02, 2017
Autumn House (A&R UMG Records)
Autumn House! This chick is a major powerhouse. She is one of the most influential Women in A&R at UMG Records. So for those of you who don't know what A&R is, basically, Autumn discovers new talent for her label, listens to songs for artists on her label, and helps guide and develop artists as they grow and make music... to name a few things she does. She works closely w stars such as Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley to name a feeeeew. And she is just so talented. Autumn has an amazing ear for hit songs. That's why she's one of the best in the biz, and it was my privilege to interview her. Especially since i was so impacted by her when I first moved to town, and was in college at Belmont, and she spoke to us. She said "if you have a backup plan, do that, bc the music business is tough and you can't have a backup plan." Love this woman! Tune in tomorrow to hear us talk about all parts of her job and life, and artist stories that are so interesting! #nashville #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby #podcast #musicbusiness #ladyantebellum #keithurban #dierksbentley #lukebryan #belmontuniversity Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 26, 2017
Brandi Cyrus
Brandi Cyrus! This badass babe does it all: Model-DJ-World Traveller-Musician-Horse Lover- Fashion Editor & Star of Bravo's "Cyrus vs Cyrus: Design and Conquer." She has such an inspiring perspective on life, being from one of the most Famous Families in America. Tune in tomorrow to hear all about her incredible life and her new Hit TV Show! #nashville #brandicyrus #mileycyrus #billyraycyrus #podcast #hypercarolinehobby #carolinehobby Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 19, 2017
Jenny Gill (Vince Gill's Daughter)
Jenny Gill is in the house! And speaking of house, she just released a new EP called "The House Sessions." It's so real. My favorite song is "Your Shadow," where she addresses what it's like to be Vince Gill's daughter. Jenny is also Amy Grant's step-daughter and toured with her for many years. The life Jenny has lived is incredible. She also is a brand new mother and we talk all about how shaking her booty keeps her in balance... Yep, you'll have to tune in to watch/hear her secret to balance! #hypercarolinehobby #podcast #nashville #jennygill #vincegill Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 12, 2017
Jillian Jacqueline
Jillian Jacqueline! This babe is one of the hottest new females on the Country Music Scene! She got her start, at age 9, touring w Kenny Roger's Broadway Show (how amazing is that!?). Jillian then formed a band with her sisters called "The Little Women Band," that they pursued much of her childhood. Jillian has recorded with Vince Gill, Billy Dean and Suzy Bogguss (she was featured on their charting single "Please Keep Mom and Dad in Love" ironically while her parents were divorcing) ... Jillian has been poised and ready for her time to shine for almost 2 decades now- and NOW it is happening. With brand new music including her single "Hate Me" and songs "Reasons" and "Bleachers" gaining much attention, get excited for this new force and face in Country Music! #podcast #nashville #carolinehobby #jillianjacqueline #kennyrogers #vincegill Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 28, 2017
Noah Guthrie (GLEE Star)
Noah Guthrie! This guy is so inspiring. He got his start on YouTube when he posted his own version of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It." Well, it went viral, getting over 25 million views. A Producer from the hit TV show GLEE found him and thought he would be perfect to play the role of Roderick Meeks, starring opposite Lea Michele (he tells us what's she's like behind the scenes). He just recorded a new album, "The Valley," and it comes out June 23rd and it's just so good. Noah truly believes in the music he's making and does it all for the song, never worrying about the outcome. But it sure looks like the songs have places to go bc he's one of the most exciting new voices emerging. #nashville #podcast #carolinehobby #noahguthrie #lmfao #glee Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 22, 2017
Luke Pell (Bachelorette Finalist)
Luke Pell! You guys may recognize him from being a FrontRunner on JoJo Fletcher's season of "The Bachelorette." We talk alllll about what goes on behind the scenes, how it feels knowing other guys are kissing the girl you are pursuing, that hot tub scene (🔥), and how he really felt about falling in love on National TV.... Then we talk about his life prior to The Bachelorette, in the military... he served 9 years, 4 years in college at Westpoint, and 5 years as an officer, 1 year in Afghanistan. He said that experience "opened his eyes to the rest of the world." Luke is super wise about how he views life... he feels you should try and do something everyday to make someone else's life better.... He also had a life-threatening health scare that really put everything in perspective for him... This guy has lived a lot of life to be so young and his stories and journey are nothing short of inspiring. He also talks to us all about his Country Music career! #nashville #podcast #theBachelorette #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby #lukepell Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 14, 2017
Emily West
Emily West! This girl is a STAR! She has had an amazing journey. Moved to Nashville, got a record deal on Capitol Records (I interned at Capitol when she was signed there, and have been a huge fan of her for years!), sang a DUET w Keith Urban ("Blue Sky"- talk about powerful song and performance!), then moved to NYC on a whim- she went for a weekend trip then didn't come back for a year or so, entered "America's Got Talent," and got 2nd Place (what!), basically 1st place as far as singing, bc a magician beat her... So in my mind, she won for sure. Emily's voice is other worldly. She is in a league of her own. One of the best voices of our generation.... She belongs in the company of Barbara Streisand, Cher, Bette Midler and Judy Garland. #podcast #nashville #hypercarolinehobby #emilywest #carolinehobby Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 31, 2017
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood! I'm obsessed. I'm not sure how you get cooler, more talented or more beautiful than Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart. These 2 belong from another era, like the 70's with Stevie Nicks and Cher... But they bring a modern twist to their music and vibe. What they have is magic, and can't quite be defined. Both ladies grew up on the road with traveling musician parents. Ruby is from Rock N Roll Royalty; her dad is Rod Stewart. When they are together it feels like electricity is in the room, you just want to be around it. Hearing about their upbringing both living on the road, finding their own way musically and then joining together by a random stroke of luck in LA, confirms these 2 gals were always destined to be together, make music, and change the world. They even have opposite matching missing front teeth. #carolinehobby #thesisterhood #nashville #podcast #rodstewart #rubystewart #alyssabonagura Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 24, 2017
Lou Taylor (Business Mgmt CEO)
Lou Taylor! Where do I even start? This woman is a boss. She's a badass. She is driven by excellence and faith. She works harder than anyone I know and has a team that is just as dedicated and passionate. She is the Owner and CEO of TriStar Sports and Entertainment Group that is the business manager to Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, Meghan Trainor, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, A Thousand Horses to name a few! Lou gets it done with grace, class, style and no bullish!t. I am so honored to know her and work with her. #carolinehobby #podcast #nashville #loutaylor #tristar #jenniferlopez #gwenstefani #BritneySpears #FloridaGeorgiaLine #MeghanTrainor #StevenTyler #JenniferLopez #GwenStefani #AThousandHorses Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 17, 2017
Amara Hall (Spoken Word)
This is MY GIRL!! One of the greatest humans I have had the blessing to be friends with. Amara Hall is pure soul. She has been behind the scenes working in the music industry for years. Many people may not have even known she is a Spoken Word Artist. Oh, but she is. She understands people so well. She knows how to listen and how to heal. She has so much wisdom to share. I said it before and I'll say it again, she is a mix between Maya Angelou and Oprah and Alicia Keys. #amarahall #carolinehobby #podcast #nashville #spokenwordartist Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 10, 2017
Skip Bishop (Record Label Promotions)
Skip Bishop! This guy is magical. Like a magical musical wizard. He has been the VP of Sony Promotions as well as VP of Arista Promotions- working in the music business for over 40 years. We talk about everything. How he got into radio as a kid with a cardboard box where he would entertain the whole neighborhood, pretending to be on air. He talks about artist he has worked with such as Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Kellie Pickler to name a few. We cover how important radio is to an artist's career and all the ins and outs of the music biz. Skip is one of a kind. Once you meet him, you will NEVER forget. He's such an original in every way. He also was my boss when He hired me to work at his label Hit Shop Records in Promotions a few years ago. It was one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. #CarolineHobby #Nashville #Podcast #SkipBishop #CarrieUnderwood #AlanJackson Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 19, 2017
Jimmy Harnen (Big Machine Records)
Jimmy is a rockstar- I'm not kidding- he had a huge pop hit "Where Are You Now," before becoming EVP of the entire Big Machine Label Group as well as being President of BMLG Records (which is one of the 5 labels in the Big Machine Label Group). His story is amazing. He started as an artist, and over time switched to the business side of the music industry where he has broken acts like Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and most recently A Thousand Horses and Brett Young. We talk all about what goes into picking a single, signing an artist, and the power of radio. Jimmy also is just a great guy and family man to the core. #carolinehobby #bigmachine #lukebryan #ericchurch #dariusrucker #athousandhorses #brettyoung #podcast #nashville Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 22, 2017
Marcus Hummon (Hit Songwriter)
Marcus Hummon! This man is one of the most interesting guys I know. He's truly is a citizen of the world, growing up in Italy, Africa, and the Philippines to name a few. He got a record deal in 1986 and then shortly after started getting cuts with some of the biggest artists in Country Music at the time including Wynonna "Only Love," Alabama "Cheap Seats," and has only continued to have smash hits with Tim McGraw's "One of These Days," and Sara Evan's huge breakout hit "Born To Fly." He then linked up with the Dixie Chicks and cowrote my FAV song ever "Cowboy Take Me Away," and "Ready To Run." In 2005, Marcus won a Grammy for Best Country Song with his Rascal Flatts hit "God Bless The Broken Road." This man has TALENT FOR DAYS. He is also married to Becca Stevens, an Episcopal Priest, who launched the incredible Thistle Farms which is "a sanctuary for healing for women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution." Marcus and his wife truly are helping to heal the world. #nashville #podcast #carolinehobby #marcushummon #songwriter #hitsongwriter #thistlefarms Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 15, 2017
Brittany Aldean (Jason Aldean's Wife)
Brittany Williams! I love this girl. And yes, she is even more gorgeous on the inside than she is on the outside which is almost impossible to believe! I got to know Britt last year when A Thousand Horses toured with her hubby Jason Aldean, and it was instant love for me. She is a makeup guru, she has pop-up classes all over the country helping teach women beauty secrets to make them feel beautiful and empowered. Brittany loves helping women feel good about themselves. Her YouTube page is full of all sorts of makeup tutorials from everyday looks to super intense awesome Halloween looks. She also may as well be St. Francis because this gorgeous creature is going to save all the animals. #nashville #podcast #carolinehobby #jasonaldean #youtube Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 08, 2017
Ali Ryan (Dry House Hair Bar)
Ali Ryan! This chick styles/cuts/colors ALL the stars; I'm talking FGL and their wives, Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren, Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany, Dan and Shay and their fiancés, Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Jake Owen, just to name a few. She literally has her hands in everyone's hair! She also co-owns The Dry House with Dierks Bentley's wife Cassidy. Star power for days. Ali and her stylists don't just do celebrities though, they are the premier blow dry bar for anyone in Nashville who wants their hair to look fab. And this place is not just going to give you great hair, it's going to give you a great time while you're there. There's always music, champagne, and a fun crew every time you step into The Dry House. I am lucky enough to go every week with my #NashvilleInsider babe Lindsey Caldwell to get us camera ready, and it's always a high spot of my week. Ali also believes in the power of manifesting your dreams, hustling and living the life you imagine. #nashville #podcast #thedryhouse #carolinehobby #fashion #hair Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 01, 2017
Maggie Rose
MAGGIE ROSE! This chick is fire! Back when she was in High School the label executive legend Tommy Mottola realized her talent and helped her score a record deal. She has been making music and making waves ever since. She released a new EP "The Variety Show" last year and it showed us even more what she is capable of as an artist and how talented she is- "Same Sky" is my JAM off that EP. She also has been named one of CMT's Next Women of Country and just got a song cut by Lady Gaga! And to top it off, her heart is just as big as her talent. #podcast #nashville #CMT #maggierose #carolinehobby #ladygaga Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 22, 2017
Lucie Silvas
Lucie Silvas! This interview was a pure delight! And in the spirit of love (since it is Valentine's Day), how fitting that Lucie's husband John kicked off this interview, interviewing Lucie! He asked her a lot of personal questions, like how much she loved his big, sexy.... beard! Lucie and John then talked all about Lucie's incredible album they co-produced together, "Letters To Ghosts," and what the experience was like working together in the studio. Lucie is from Europe and has been writing songs, playing and singing since she was a wee little thing at the age of 10. At the age of 17 she hit the road touring as a background singer and then went on to score a record deal and sell A MILLION ALBUMS! I repeat, Lucie Silvas has sold A MILLION ALBUMS. Woah. She now is a Nashville Native and has toured with everyone from Little Big Town to Chris Stapleton. She is the tiniest, most stunning creature with the most enormous voice and soul. She has been named one of CMT's Next Women of Country, and Rolling Stone just debuted her trilogy of music videos she made for her album "Letters To Ghosts." Lucie is one of the purest spirits I know; her passion for sharing her gift of music is inspiring and the way she loves her husband, family and friends so fiercely is something nothing short of extraordinary. Oh, and John and his brother TJ, Brothers Osborne, just won CMA Duo Of the year! John tells us how that moment felt in detail! #Nashville #podcast #luciesilvas #carolinehobby #brothersosborne #cmt #womenofcountry Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 15, 2017
Jaren Johnston (Artist/Hit Songwriter)
Jaren Johnston This guy is a rock star. He's the lead singer of his badass band, The Cadillac Three as well as a big time hit songwriter. He's written #1's for Keith Urban "You Gonna Fly," and "Raise Em Up;" "Beachin" and "Days Of Gold" for Jake Owen; "Southern Girl" for Tim McGraw to name a few.... We talk music, Food Porn, Chuck Norris, his sold out shows in Europe, and how excited he is to become a dad with his beautiful wife Evyn Mustoe Johnston in April. Evyn pops in at the end of the interview and gives her thoughts on being the wife of a touring musician and why it is important to have your own thing. They also are just the cutest couple and have been together over 15 years. #nashville #podcast #jarenjohnston #thecadillacthree #jakeowen #timmcgraw #chucknorris Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 08, 2017
Wives of A Thousand Horses
The Jockeys, aka the wives of A Thousand Horses! We had the most amazing band family trip to Aspen earlier this month and while there, I sat my girls down and we talked all about what it's like to be married to a touring artist, and how to keep the balance of home life and road life. My sisters, Amanda, Andrea and Rhain, are all badasses in their own right and it was too much fun to get to hear about their love stories with their hubbys and how we all make this life work together. We also talk about how Graham proposed to Andrea on this trip- it was soooooo good! Annnnnd some pretty cute Horses stop in for a second. #HyperCarolineHobby #podcast #AThousandHorses #Family Learn more about your ad-choices at
Feb 01, 2017
Jamie O'Neal
Jamie O'Neal! I LOVE this lady. I have to admit it, I was kinda nervous when I first met Jamie because I am such a super fan of her music. When she came out in 2000 with her back to back #1 songs, "There is no Arizona," and "When I think about Angels," I was hooked. Not to forget, she sang "All By Myself" in the dramatic scene in Bridget Jones Diary (I'm still freaking out about this)! She is so interesting; grew up in a traveling family band, she and her father can both yodel, she's been nominated for 4 Grammys and won ACM best New Artist, and has her own record label called Momentum. #nashville #acm #grammys #carolinehobby #jamieoneal #podcast #itunes Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 18, 2017
Meghan Linsey (2nd Place The Voice)
Meghan Linsey! I've known this songbird for about a decade and have loved following her career. She had a big hit with her former duo, Steel Magnolia, "Keep on Lovin' You," then went on to win 2nd place on The Voice w her coach Blake Shelton (believe me her voice is out of this WORLD), and now she has a new song and new music video out "Exes and Friends" which is infectious, and there's even a celebrity costar in the music video that you won't wanna miss! #nashville #meghanlinsey #thevoice #carolinehobby #hyper #podcast Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jan 11, 2017
Eric Paslay
Eric Paslay is one of the most talented singer/songwriters I've ever known. Not only has he written #1 hits such as "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" for Jake Owen, Eli Young "Even If it Breaks Your Heart," and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," he was was nominated for song of the year with "She Don't Love You," a song he wrote and performed as an artist. He also had a huge #1 as an artist with "Friday Night." His talent just doesn't stop. Eric also is so connected to his faith and calling, it's beyond inspiring. #ericpaslay #carolinehobby #podcast #nashville Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 21, 2016
Ty Herndon
Ty and I talk all about his incredible career where he has sold over 5 million albums! He won song of the year with "What Mattered Most" in 1995. He's had a beautiful journey, and we talk all about the highs and lows. On November 20th, 2014, Ty made the decision to come out publicly as a gay man. He talks all about the freedom he has had since then; Ty is beyond inspiring. He also just released a new album, HOUSE ON FIRE, that he co-produced and wrote many of the songs. This is the most personal album he has ever recorded. I am grateful to call Ty a friend, his life and musical journey can't help but make you want to rise up to your best self. #podcast #nashville #tyherndon #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dec 07, 2016
Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond! I died! I love her so much, and she is absolutely the most down to earth, light hearted, fun, energized, humble person. It was a thrill of a lifetime to interview her. We talk about how she got her start at age 13 with her hit song, "Paper Roses," the Donny and Marie show, and now their Vegas show, the books she's written, how she remarried her first husband almost 30 years later and wore the SAME WEDDING DRESS! How badass is that?! And I'm so pumped to have co-written her current single on the radio, "Baby You're Crazy." #nashville #podcast #marieosmond #hyper #carolinehobby Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nov 30, 2016
Tayla Lynn (Loretta Lynn's Granddaughter)
Oh my gosh, we laughed so hard we cried. Then we cried because of all the beautiful life we have lived together in our band Stealing Angels... we talked about the heartbreak we felt when our band broke up, and now how we both have truly found our happiness doing what we love. Tayla is in a duo with a Grammy award winning guitar player, and they play shows all up and down the North West, selling them out! She is married to a man who is her rock and has 2 beautiful little boys. We talk about what it was like growing up as Loretta Lynn's Granddaughter, her love of singing and performing, alcohol-drugs-relapse-addiction and recovery, and how she has finally learned to live in the moment and enjoy the beautiful life she has created. I LOVED interviewing Tayla so much. She is my sister and truly the person who makes me laugh the hardest. #taylalynn #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby #nashville #lorettalynn #stealingangels #podcast Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 05, 2016
Kellie Pickler
KELLIE PICKLER! Kellie is everything you think she is and MORE... She's funny, charming, warm, HYSTERICAL, loving, talented and kind. I am so thrilled to be on the cast of her CMT hit reality show "I Love Kellie Pickler." We are already 3 episodes into Season 2 and this interview is going to recap the first episodes and tell you what to expect the rest of the season. Kellie breaks down the personality of each cast member and talks about why she loves this season so much (it's full of high energy and adrenaline!) She also talks about the important things in life to her: her husband Kyle Jacobs and her family and friends; as well as how she wants to use her life to spread light and happiness. She a true blue friend and honest to the core. #nashville #kelliepickler #ilovekelliepickler #podcast #carolinehobby #hypercarolinehobby #cmt Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 14, 2016
Storme Warren
STORME WARREN! This guy is a force! He has been in radio and TV hosting since his early teens, starting his career at LA's "Pirate Radio." He moved on to TNN and later became the face of GAC (Great American Country). He has his own Sirius XM show on The Highway called "The Storme Warren Morning Show," that interviews all the country stars. I also found out why Charlie Daniels is so influential in his life and story... It's amazing! #podcast #nashville #hypercarolinehobby #stormewarren #GAC #SiriusXM Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 07, 2016
Rebecca Sweet (Phillip of Little Big Town's Wife)
This lady truly lives up to her last name and is the sweeeeeeeetest! She launched a blog "Sweet Ladi Jane" that covers food, fashion, travel and art.... And it's amazing. By launching the blog she also overcame one of her greatest obstacles, dyslexia. And her biggest supporter and cheerleader is her amazing Hubby Phillip Sweet, who is 1/4 of Little Big Town. Rebecca is truly a ray of sunshine and is using her life and blog inspire the world with her passions and story. She also talks all about how cool life is on road w her daughter and all the kids of Little Big Town. #carolinehobby #podcast #littlebigtown #nashville #hyper Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 31, 2016
Victoria Shaw and Lacy Cavalier
I have 2 fantastic guests this episode. Victoria Shaw is a singer/songwriter/publisher/producer. She wrote the #1 hits "The River" and "She's Every Woman" for Garth Brooks. She also opened up for Garth at his legendary sold out Central Park concert in NYC. She co-produced Lady Antebellum's debut album that went platinum. Other hits she's written are "Nobody wants to be Lonely" for Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, and John Michael Montgomery's "I Love The Way You Love Me." Victoria has been working with the insanely talented and GORGEOUS Lacy Cavalier for several years now. Lacy began her career on BARNEY (Yes, the big purple dinosaur!) and then moved the Nashville at age 15. She has just released an EP called "Saving Pennies, Paying Dues," and is on tour with Chase Rice. She has had several music videos on CMT and her star is on the rise! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 24, 2016
Tony Brown (Legendary Producer)
This guy is a living legend. He played piano with Elvis and Emmy Lou Harris, has produced everyone from Vince Gill to George Strait to Brooks & Dunn to Reba to Lionel Richie to name a few... He's produced over 100 #1 songs, and had over 100 million album sales. He also ran MCA Records and has been called "the founding father of the alternative 'Americana' country movement" bc he signed acts like Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, The Mavericks and more... He's also won a Grammy! #nashville #carolinehobby #tonybrown #elvis #podcast #americana Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 17, 2016
Steve Cutbirth (My Dad: Shark Bite Survivor)
I had to interview my dad because, well, HE GOT BIT IN THE FACE BY A SHARK! He was spear fishing in the Bahamas while on our family vacation, and a shark went after his fish and bit him instead (on accident.) My dad tells the whole story, which is unbelievable. Along with being a shark bite survivor, he also is an incredible father, husband and dentist and has tons of wisdom he shares about his life journey. #nashville #carolinehobby #bahamas #sharkbite Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 10, 2016
Ashley Campbell (Glen Campbell's Daughter)
Ashley Campbell! This girl is a true beauty inside and out. She is the daughter of legendary Glen Campbell, and a badass in her own right. She plays the banjo better than any person on the planet, and is an incredible artist. She has a deal at Big Machine Records and her first single was a tribute to her father called "I'll Do the Remembering." She tells me how Alzheimer's has not just affected her dad, but her family, and she talks all about touring with him on his Goodbye Tour and the making of his documentary "I'll Be Me." She is so real, honest and a ray of light. And her talent is to the moon and back! Annnnd her beloved dog Frodo helps me do some of the interview :) Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 03, 2016
Gary Burr & Georgia Middleman (Hit Songwriters)
POWER COUPLE of songwriting. Gary has written 14 #1 songs, 24 top 10 hits, 32 top 40 hits for artists like Patty Loveless, Tim McGraw, Wynonna, Conway Twitty, Ty Herndon. He's also in the Country Music Hall of Fame and is in Ringo Star and Carole King's bands.. The stories he tells are UNREAL! Georgia wrote The smash "I'm In" for Keith Urban, and has had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Reba, Martina to name a few. Together, they are in the band Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins... This life they lead is pretty incredible! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 20, 2016
Rachel Reinert (Former member of Gloriana)
Rachel Reinert! This beautiful brunette (inside and out) was the main chick in Gloriana. This is the first interview she did after parting ways with the band, and she talks all about trusting her instincts, having patience, and being open to opportunities on this new road. We also share an obsession to vacuum (like it's a problem lol)! She talks about touring with Taylor Swift for 2 years and how it felt to win the breakthrough Artist Award at at the American Music Awards against Lady Gaga And Drake! This girl is a star! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 13, 2016
Cody Alan (CMT Host)
CODY ALAN! This guy is a main face of CMT. Cody and I talk about how he got his start from working at a radio station in Dallas, the power of visualizing what you want, his religious background, and we role play on hosting- he teaches me all his ways! He also tells tons of funny stories he has encountered with celebrities, including Brett Eldredge shooting him in the face with a tequila watergun... I also find out what it would take for him to host CMT's HOT 20 Countdown naked! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 06, 2016
Bob DiPiero (Hit Songwriter)
This guy is one the most successful songwriters in country music. He has written 15 #1 songs, more than 10 top 10 songs, and over 1000 songs recorded by artists including Reba, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. He has had such a colorful life filled with beginning in a rock-n-roll band from Youngston Ohio, moving to Nashville, becoming a session player, which lead him to writing songs, which lead him to a whirl-wind life of success, a marriage and divorce to Pam Tillis, partying and living the wild life, to sobering up and settling down with the love of his life Leslie Tomasina.  Bob does not hold a thing back, and is the most charismatic, kind soul. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Nashville Walk of Fame. I left this interview feeling completely inspired! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 29, 2016
Jamie Lynn Spears
In this episode, I have Jamie Lynn Spears! We talk all about what it was like growing up on the road with Britney; Jamie Lynn becoming a child star having a hit show {Zoey 101}, life as a mom to her adorable Maddie, how it felt to write the hit song "I Got The Boy" for Jana Kramer, and her return to the spotlight in country music with a brand new single "Sleepover" and a new TLC Special both coming out June 26th. She's so awesome and inspiring, I cannot wait for y'all to hear this interview! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 22, 2016
The Warren Brothers (Hit Songwriters)
The Warren Brothers! These guys are insane- like off their rocker, in the best way possible! They talked about their best friendship w Tim McGraw (they kick ass at all sports together, as well as just get into ruckus:), touring with Faith Hill as she was exploding, then touring with Tim for years and years... They tell crazy stories about getting wild with Dierks Bentley and on top of it all, they have written over 20 Tim McGraw songs, as well as hits for Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, and they had their own show on CMT "Barely Famous" where they just got into all sorts of shenanigans with famous artists. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 15, 2016
Rod Essig (Head of CAA)
The man, the myth, the legend Rod Essig! This guy is one of the biggest power players at CAA (Creative Artist Agency). And he has the most colorful and interesting life. He began his career singing with Cher, and then went on to represent some of the biggest artists from Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift. He shares so many stories about what happens behind the scenes in the music industry... You will not want to miss! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 08, 2016
Corey Crowder (Hit Songwriter/Producer)
Corey Crowder is a hit songwriter - he had a 3 week #1 song with Chris Young's "I'm Coming Over,' and another #1 with duet "Think of You" with Chris Young and Cassadee Pope. He also is a badass producer. He produced Chris Young's latest album and is producing Cassadee Pope. On top of it all, he's an incredible family man and just had a little girl Carolina Joy! We talk about how he got his musical start with MTV and all the twists and turns in this wild industry. He's hilarious, insightful and real. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 01, 2016
Kree Harrison (American Idol Runner Up)
Kree Harrison! In This interview Kree shares her life story and musical journey starting when she went on The Rosie O'Donnell show when she was just a kid all the way to getting runner-up on American Idol Season 12. She has the voice and soul of an angel and just released new music "This Old Thing," that is absolutely incredible, and recorded in ONE TAKE. You will not want to miss! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 25, 2016
LIT has had some of the biggest songs in history, including "My Own Worst Enemy" that was an 11 week #1! What?! Ajay and Jeremy Popoff, the 2 founding brothers of the band, talk about touring, success, evolving, being eaten by Pamela Anderson (yes, she ate them in a music video) Also they share where they are headed next musically! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 04, 2016
Tim Shaw (Titans Football Player fighting ALS)
Tim Shaw is a former professional football player, who played for the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans. He is a world traveller and co-owner in HOTBOX Fitness and Music City Lofts. He also has been battling ALS for the past 2 years, and his faith and attitude will leave you nothing short of inspired. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 20, 2016
Old Dominion and Drake White
Old Dominion is a band of guys who broke into the country music scene in 2015 with a bang. Their debut single, “Break Up With Him” went #1; they toured with Kenny Chesney in 2015 and are currently back on tour with him for 2016. They won their first ACM Award for Best New Group in 2016. Drake White is an artist that is on the rise. His live show is riveting and feels like a revival. He sings songs from the heart, with grit and soul that are true to his story. He toured with The Zac Brown Band in 2015, and is currently promoting his new single “Livin’ the Dream.” This is an artist you most definitely need to get to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 06, 2016
A Thousand Horses
A Thousand Horses are four guys who have been band-mates and best friends since childhood. They hit the country music scene full force in 2015 with their huge #1 song “Smoke.” They toured with Darius Rucker and are touring with Jason Aldean for all of 2016. Their live show is explosive and commanding. These guys are insanely talented, driven, down-to-earth, and love to horse around. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 30, 2016
Who is Fancy is the hottest new thing to hit the pop scene. His music is authentic and electric; he released a single on the radio called "Boys Like You" with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor that made waves on the music scene. He is full of heart and soul in his voice. This is an artist you will most definitely want to get to know! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 23, 2016
Darius Rucker
What better way to kick off Episode 1 than with the incredible Darius Rucker. Front man of Hootie & the Blowfish, and Country Superstar, Darius explains his musical journey. He conquered both Pop/Rock and Country radio, selling over 30 million albums. Darius couldn’t be more down-to-earth and hilarious as we talk, career, love, marriage, life, The Grand ole Opry, and everything in between. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mar 16, 2016