Josh Connor interviews Nashville recording artist Bernie Nelson about new album “Blue”. Filmed during the CD release party October 6th at The Blue Bar in Nashville.
Josh Connor interviews Casey and Tucker Beathard about current projects, influences, and more. Filmed at the Opry Backstage Grill Summer 2014. (c)2014.
This week my seventh Nashville anniversary quietly slipped past (save a silly picture on the web with a six foot tall rhinestone encrusted guitar). It’s hard for me to believe we’ve now been here as long as we were in Iowa. What has this year held professionally? A promotion at the radio group, continued work and international interest with “In the Songwriters Circle”, a few seconds of screen time on Nashville, a blurb in an Italian documentary on songwriting called Songbirth, and a cool ”full circle” performance at Third and Lindsley – the first venue I visited after moving here. Oh yeah , and some kick-butt co-writes. Actually it’s been an incredibly busy “type a” year….as you might expect from me.
All in all, I think this has been a year about perspective. I’ve been here long enough to see the broad and the narrow, the rise and fall (as in trends and careers), and to watch places I once knew be transformed into open lots or high rises. One cannot deny the steady drum of progress that beats on in Nashville-Davidson. It moves with or without us.
All signs point to the coming year to be one of change. I welcome the new possibilities, the voids/refills, and the growth that will inevitably reveal itself – if not at once, eventually . Somewhere I heard it said we get a new life every seven years. I don’t know about that – but I do know the Greyhound bus depot where I landed in the summer of 2007 got a new life as the (colossal) Music City Center. Here’s to hoping for an expansive next year.
Josh Connor talks new country music, hit song “One in Every Crowd,” recorded by Montgomery Gentry, and More with Ira Dean. Filmed at the Opry Backstage Grill Summer 2014. (c)2014.
Josh Connor interviews hit songwriter Jon Nite about new Country music, “Cheap Shades” recorded by Brassfield Aly, recent number one party for “We Were Us,” recorded by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, and more. Filmed at the Opry Backstage Grill August 2014. (c) 2014.
Josh Connor interviews hit songwriter Joel Shewmake about new country music, hit song “Family Man” – recorded by Craig Campbell – and more. Filmed at the Opry Backstage Grill, August 2014. (c) 2014.
Clip from rehearsal before 95.5 FM WSM Young Guns of Country show 7/23/14 at Third and Lindsley in Nashville. With Reuben Brock, Frankie Diana, and Philip Anthony.(c) 2014
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Gonna be a GREAT show with Austin Webb and American Young. Doors at 5:30 I’ll kick off at 6:30. 21 and up show, and seating is limited so grab your ticket NOW!
Josh Connor talks songwriting, new country music, and more with Will Rambeaux and Nancy Faber. Filmed at the Opry Backstage Grill July 2014. (c)2014.