By Chris Lindsey
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Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey ("Every Time I Hear That Song" / Blake Shelton, "Poison and Wine" / The Civil Wars) has set out to discover what makes creative people tick. Starting with what he knows - writing - and branching out to various aspects of the music industry, Pitch List explores what it means to be a songwriter, and ultimately, a person. Join us as we talk with some of music's hit writers at the top of our Pitch List.
||CleanEp. 28: Trent Dabbs||This week, Chris talks with writer/artist Trent Dabbs. Trent has been releasing music since 2004 and has had song placements in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and more. In addition, his songwriting credits include cuts with...||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27: Liz Rose||This episode, Chris sits down with Music Row legend, Liz Rose. Whether her songs transport you back to 2008, blasting Taylor Swift on your iPod, or have you bopping to Girl Crush on your favorite radio station today, chances are you know and love her...||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26: Shy Carter||This week, Chris talks with one of the most versatile and creative artist/writers in Nashville, Shy Carter. Shy flawlessly transitions from genre to genre and has the track record to show for it; from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, to Tim and Faith...||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Jillian Jacqueline||This episode, Chris gets deep with Jillian Jacqueline, pop/country artist who’s been in the music industry since she was just 7 years old. Listen on to hear their conversation about vocal stylings and genre bending, Jillian’s long journey towards...||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24: Craig Campbell||To start off the New Year, Chris talks with longtime country performer Craig Campbell. Having started out as a professional instrumentalist and demo singer before moving into the songwriting and artist world, Craig offers his unique perspective of and..||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: Lucie Silvas||In our last episode before the holiday break, songwriter and artist Lucie Silvas gives amazing insight on her creative process and journey through the music industry. She and Chris discuss fame vs. success, self-discovery, and how to truly let...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 22: Hunter Hayes||This episode, Chris talks with country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes. Exploding onto the scene when he was just 19 years old, the five-time Grammy nominee is now working on his newest project, headed by the single...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: Catie Turner||This week, Chris sits down with bright young talent Catie Turner. As one of the Top 7 on American Idol this past season, Catie is ready to take the world by storm with her wise-beyond-her-years songs. She and Chris talk songwriting influences, tour...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Seaforth||This week, Chris and Aimee sit down to talk with the new pop-country duo you’ve been waiting for. Named after their hometown in Australia, Seaforth, Mitch and Tom talk about getting signed almost immediately here in Nashville and their journey as...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.19: Pilgrimage Festival||For this episode, Chris sent out our producer Dana out to Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN to catch the vibe and interview some up-and-coming talent. Listen on to hear her talk to four artists; Wild Rivers, Hannah Dasher, Bishop Gunn and Josh...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: Levi and Marcus Hummon||Welcome to Season 2 of Pitch List! To celebrate the start of the season, Chris sits down this week with father and son Marcus and Levi Hummon. Both songwriters and recording artists, and each from a different era of music, Levi and Marcus talk about...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Lori McKenna / Greatest Job In The World||For the season 1 finale of Pitch List, Chris sits down at the Noelle Hotel downtown to talk with the one and only Lori McKenna. Lori is a back-to-back Grammy Award winning songwriter and has written hits for giant artists such as Faith and Tim,...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Let's Make A Record / The March Project||This week, Chris shares the incredible story of how four friends (Marv Green, Bill Luther, Aimee Mayo and himself) turned just making some records they loved, into a whole lot of hit songs. From that record came hits like "Let's Make Love" (Tim and...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Invisible Magic / Steve Moakler||Now that the craziness of CMA Fest is over, Chris sits down with up-and-coming artist Steve Moakler for a chat down by Music Row. But although Steve is a relatively new artist, don't let that fool you - he's also a veteran songwriter, having penned...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: What Happens Next / Deric Ruttan||This week, Chris sits down at the studio with Grammy-nominated songwriter and country artist Deric Ruttan. He has not only written hits for artists such as Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and more, but also regularly tours in Canada to...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Sing-Along Song / Missi Gallimore||She may not be a songwriter, but Missi Gallimore is the woman behind so many of your favorite country songs. She not only discovered hits such as "Blue Ain't Your Color", "Humble and Kind" and "Breathe", but also owns her own publishing company, and a..||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: Love What You Love / Aimee Mayo||What's better than a husband and wife songwriting team? This week, Chris interviews his wife Aimee Mayo, Grammy-nominated and #1 hit writer. They dive into Aimee's past and her father's songwriting influence, and talk about one of her most...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Fire / Drake White||We welcome another writer/artist back on Pitch List! This week, Drake White talks with Chris about his connection to fire and the art of conversation, his Alabama/blues roots, and his upcoming record. Listen to the end to hear how getting fired from a..||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Make A Noise / Barry Dean||This week, the great Barry Dean joins Chris in the studio for the first episode of the year! He reminisces on first coming to Nashville (including flying in for the sole purpose of having coffee with Tom Douglas), and gives us an inside look on how...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Holidays from Pitch List!||Capping off this year with a little holiday message from Chris. We'll be back in January with brand new episodes and all your favorite writers and artists. Don't forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review here in iTunes and tweet us a screenshot...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Chase It Like Mad / Brett Beavers||“Sometimes magic does happen. That’s what keeps us coming back,” this week’s guest, Brett Beavers, tells us. After moving to town years ago in lieu of a professional bass fishing career, Brett now has Nashville wrapped around his finger. He...||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Always Sunny In California / Colbie Caillat||This week, Chris welcomes a very special guest into Aimeeland Studios. Malibu girl Colbie Caillat rose to success in her hometown on MySpace over ten years ago; now, she’s officially living here in town and ready to take the Nashville world by...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Let's Get Drunk And Write / Troy Verges||Writer/producer Troy Verges has been in the game for a long time, starting with his rare straight-out-of-college publishing deal years ago. Fast-forward to the present, Troy sits down with Chris in the studio to talk all things songwriting. They...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Long And Winding Road / Caitlyn Smith||This week, as Chris comes down with a cold, wife Aimee Mayo guest hosts and sits down with the amazing Caitlyn Smith. These old friends get together and talk about everything from the magic of writing songs at night, to Caitlyn’s first band as a...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Three Chords and The Truth / Bob Dipiero||Bob Dipiero has written countless hits for the likes of Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys, George Strait and more. Today, Chris visits Bob’s studio to talk about anything and everything from a probable “Track Guy Hall of Fame”, to the heart...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Two Is Better Than One / The Warren Brothers||This week, Chris invites the Warren Brothers over to his studio to talk all things songwriting and crack a few jokes. They discuss their unique situation of writing as a duo, how it feels to have the great Craig Wiseman as their boss, and confirm that..||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Home Is Where The Song Is / Tom Douglas||This week, Chris talks with Tom Douglas (“The House That Built Me”, “Raise ‘Em Up”) about his inspiring journey towards becoming a professional songwriter, the mysterious nature of spirituality and shared experiences, and how to write a...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Goals and Obstacles / Craig Wiseman||Today, Chris sits down with Craig Wiseman at his publishing company, Big Loud Shirt, and digs deep. They talk about uptempos vs. ballads, writing with Roy Orbison's kid brother, and how publishers are the best cheerleaders. But most...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Magic Song / Brett James||In the first episode of Pitch List, Chris visits Brett’s publishing company, CornMan Music, to talk about the therapeutic powers of co-writing, Brett’s journey towards becoming a songwriter, and how getting to rock bottom can often lead to writing..||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To Pitch List!||Welcome to Pitch List! Join songwriter Chris Lindsey on his journey to find truth with his fellow writers and music professionals. We'll laugh, we'll cry, and even share some wisdom from some of the greatest creatives around.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Would love it if guests did more of the talking
Sometimes I think Chris is too forceful in pushing out his point of view on his guests. I keep listening because I am interested in the different guests he has on it, but I feel like I’m only hearing Chris’s point of view as the dominant point of view.
Would love to see it be more about the guests he brings on, where Chris is pulling as much information out of them as he can and letting them do the majority of the talking and storytelling.
I think Chris is great and he is an idol of mine, and I will definitely update my review if I see the podcast move in that direction. Thanks for having this podcast to let us younger writers hear some insider information!
Great songwriting info and positivity. Love it.
I started this podcast not knowing much about Chris or the songwriters he interviews but decided to give it a try. I was hooked from the first episode and look forward to each new one. Chris is an extremely positive person and shares his wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics. The information on songwriting and the music industry is very interesting but I also enjoy Chris’ positivity and outlook on life (it has cheered me up more than once). There are so many good bits of information and quotes that I often pause the podcast to write them down. Thanks for doing this podcast Chris. The songwriting information is great but I bet there are many others out there like me who appreciate you being such a positive force as well.
Love hearing stories from inside the music. Very well done and fun.