July 2, 2020
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
June 29, 2020
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
June 25, 2020
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
June 22, 2020
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
June 18, 2020
“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
June 15, 2020
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
June 11, 2020
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
June 8, 2020
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
June 4, 2020
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
June 1, 2020
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
May 29, 2020
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 27, 2020
Katie Lowes, famously known for her role as Quinn Perkins on Scandal, is back with a third season of Katie’s Crib! An array of knowledgeable experts and engaging guests offer experiences and perspective to help parents navigate taking care of their kids and themselves – even in the most trying times.  Katie's Crib is a partnership between iHeartRadio and Shondaland, and Season 3 is available now. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 25, 2020
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 21, 2020
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 18, 2020
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 14, 2020
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 11, 2020
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 7, 2020
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 4, 2020
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
April 30, 2020
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
April 27, 2020
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
April 23, 2020
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
April 20, 2020
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
April 16, 2020
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
April 15, 2020
We can’t gather. We can’t hold each other close. We can’t break bread. Whether we’re alone or with our families, our daily lives have been upended. On her new podcast The Way We Live Now, bestselling author and Family Secrets host Dani Shapiro has searching, intimate conversations with people from all walks of life about how they’re coping — and managing to stay connected. Mark your calendar: Follow and subscribe at or wherever you get your podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 13, 2020
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
April 9, 2020
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
April 6, 2020
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
April 2, 2020
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
March 30, 2020
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
March 26, 2020
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
March 23, 2020
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
March 19, 2020
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
March 16, 2020
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
March 12, 2020
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
March 12, 2020
Let me start by stating the obvious, I AM NOT A DOCTOR, NOR A POLITICAL FIGURE WITH INSIDER INFO. I am just a person, trying to navigate these all consuming and scary times of the corona virus. Fear has overwhelmed me for far too long, so I am trying to get positive, and find ways to stay mindful and as safe as possible, while not obsessing about the corona virus and letting it steal all my joy bc I’m living in fear and literally don’t want to walk outside or be around people. And don’t even think about sneezing around me!! So this podcast is about getting back to enjoying life and remembering to be grateful truly handing fear over to God. I tell you how I’m doing it and I share many ways you guys are finding ways to stay and positive in this crazy time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 9, 2020
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
March 5, 2020
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
March 2, 2020
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
February 27, 2020
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
February 24, 2020
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
February 20, 2020
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
February 17, 2020
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
February 14, 2020
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
February 13, 2020
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
February 10, 2020
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
February 6, 2020
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
February 3, 2020
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
January 30, 2020
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
January 27, 2020
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
January 23, 2020
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
January 20, 2020
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
January 16, 2020
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
January 13, 2020
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
January 9, 2020
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
January 6, 2020
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
January 2, 2020
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
December 30, 2019
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December 23, 2019
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
December 19, 2019
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
December 16, 2019
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
December 12, 2019
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
December 9, 2019
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
December 6, 2019
The oldest sibling in The Band Perry (the country superstars behind the hits “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two”), Kimberly Perry has always found solace in making music. As she tells Arianna Huffington, personal challenges over the last few years have led her to a new commitment to self-care, and a better appreciation for life’s unplanned moments. Tune in to hear what happened when she and the band were about to perform in front of Paul McCartney — and a massive live TV audience — and their gear isn’t working. Thrive Global is available wherever podcasts are available. Listen to the full season here. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White ( Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 5, 2019
The oldest sibling in The Band Perry (the country superstars behind the hits “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two”), Kimberly Perry has always found solace in making music. As she tells Arianna Huffington, personal challenges over the last few years have led her to a new commitment to self-care, and a better appreciation for life’s unplanned moments. Tune in to hear what happened when she and the band were about to perform in front of Paul McCartney — and a massive live TV audience — and their gear isn’t working. Thrive Global is available wherever podcasts are available. Listen to the full season here. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Crest 3D White ( Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 5, 2019
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
December 2, 2019
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
November 28, 2019
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
November 25, 2019
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
November 21, 2019
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
November 18, 2019
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
November 14, 2019
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
November 11, 2019
We start this conversation with discussing the importance of learning each other’s love languages. Then Tyler tells his love story with Hayley and let’s us know who kissed who during their first kiss ;). We talk secrets for making time for each other in the midst of busy careers, parenting and how Tyler and Michael see it as men versus how Hayley and I see it as 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
November 7, 2019
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
November 4, 2019
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
November 2, 2019
Old Dominion’s “One Fan to Interview the Band” gives a fan the opportunity in each episode to go backstage, hang with and interview the band. It follows the two-time CMA and ACM award-winning Country act, Old Dominion, across their worldwide Make It Sweet Arena Tour with fans hosting the exclusive inside look. Each episode is comprised of questions fans have always wanted to ask about touring on the road, home life, hobbies, traditions, the journey to fame and more.  One Fan to Interview the Band is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 28, 2019
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
October 21, 2019
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
October 14, 2019
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
October 7, 2019
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
September 30, 2019
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
September 23, 2019
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
September 16, 2019
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
September 9, 2019
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
September 2, 2019
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
September 1, 2019
Season 2 of the hit podcast Family Secrets is happening now! Family Secrets. We all have them. And while the discovery of family secrets can initially be terrifying or traumatic, often these discoveries have the power to liberate, heal, and even uplift us. Join Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of the memoir Inheritance, and her guests as they explore astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons the truth can teach us. Listen and follow on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 26, 2019
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
August 19, 2019
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
August 12, 2019
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
August 5, 2019
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
July 29, 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
July 22, 2019
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
July 15, 2019
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
July 8, 2019
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
July 1, 2019
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
June 24, 2019
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
June 17, 2019
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
June 10, 2019
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
June 3, 2019
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
May 27, 2019
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
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