Author Archives: Elaina Doré Smith

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Stephanie Quayle

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Stephanie Quayle

StephanieNot only is Stephanie Quayle one of my favorite human beings, but she is also an incredible—and underrated—artist. If you aren’t familiar with Stephanie’s music, be sure to check out our WWTHW Playlist, because Stephanie kicks some serious booty. I sincerely admire Stephanie’s art and the fact that she is a complete BOSS LADY! In…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Clare Dunn

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Clare Dunn

Clare Dunn has been one of my favorite artists since releasing singles “Move On” and “Tuxedo” a few years ago. If you’re not familiar with her name, I suggest you catch her live show. She is one of the most electric performers I’ve EVER seen. This week, I sat down with Clare to talk about…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Tegan Marie

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Tegan Marie

We’ve been getting some really unique perspectives from female artists since launching Women Want to Hear Women—and this week’s profile is extra special: 14-year-old Tegan Marie. Tegan is the youngest artist to be signed to a major country label since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Obviously, her experience as a woman in country music has been…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Carly Pearce

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Carly Pearce

Need a refresher on what #WomenWantToHearWomen is all about? Over the past year or so, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Carly Pearce. She is genuinely one of the kindest, smartest and most talented women in the game. She’s not afraid to let her voice be heard—and, oh what a voice it is.…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Dolly Parton

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Dolly Parton

Need a refresher on what #WomenWantToHearWomen is all about? Hey friends, after a one-week vacation at the beach, I’m baaaaaack. I’m so amped to keep this Women Want to Hear Women conversation going. As WHTHW gears up for a number of artist interviews in the coming weeks—including some fabulous up-and-comers—I wanted to feature a woman…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Kacey Musgraves

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith” Featuring Kacey Musgraves

Need a refresher on what #WomenWantToHearWomen is all about? I want to thank everyone for the amazing support and feedback since launching this concept on June 15 with Nash Country Daily, not only from the best fans in the world but also from some of the best female artists, including Cam, Runaway June, Stephanie Quayle,…MORE

Vol. 1: “Women Want to Hear Women” With Elaina Smith

Vol. 1: “Women Want to Hear Women” With Elaina Smith

Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith has teamed with Nash Country Daily for an ongoing conversation that we want you to be a part of. “Women don’t want to hear women.” It’s a phrase that you may be familiar with in 2018. It’s something that has been said in country music for years. I can’t…MORE

American Idol 2016: Carrie Underwood Inspires, Trent Harmon Wins

American Idol 2016: Carrie Underwood Inspires, Trent Harmon Wins

And just like that .  . . we now live in a world without American Idol! Or as Ryan Seacrest said, “For now.” Keith Urban stopped by Nash Nights Live several months ago and mentioned that the show would most likely be picked up by another network, maybe Hulu or something, so there’s that. Guys, help…MORE

American Idol 2016: One Last Episode Left

American Idol 2016: One Last Episode Left

Only one episode left! The tissues are on standby, and I’m actually getting really sad (yet again)! All the feels!! And tomorrow is going to be even more intense. The Final Top 2 – Here We Go! La’Porsha Renae Trent Harmon Ok, so judging by the vibe of the show and social media, I think…MORE

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon Pulls a Hat Trick, Scores a Spot in the Top 3

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon Pulls a Hat Trick, Scores a Spot in the Top 3

Holy cow was last week ever a busy week! The ACM Awards show was last night but I’ve been busy doing interviews in Las Vegas or being on a plane flying between Nashville and Vegas since Thursday! I finally got around to watching the March 31 episode of American Idol today and I was not disappointed. MacKenzie Bourg’s…MORE

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon’s “Chandelier” Shines Bright

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon’s “Chandelier” Shines Bright

Nostalgia Be Givin’ Us All the Feels Ahhh!! This farewell season is going by too fast!! I feel like we’re experiencing the end of a real relationship. You know? American Idol is like that boyfriend you’re totally over, but when the end actually starts coming, you get all nostalgic and remember the good times. Like…MORE

American Idol 2016: Tristan Goes Home, Trent Brings JLo to Tears, MacKenzie Owns

American Idol 2016: Tristan Goes Home, Trent Brings JLo to Tears, MacKenzie Owns

Tristan McIntosh Goes Out Singing Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” Aw man, there goes our last country artist! Unfortunately, Tristan McIntosh was voted off tonight. I gotta be honest, I totally agree with the judges. She just has some growing up to do, but no doubt, she can be a star! Farewell Tristan, we’ll miss you…MORE

American Idol 2016: La’Porsha Goes Total Diva, But Trent Harmon Captivates

American Idol 2016: La’Porsha Goes Total Diva, But Trent Harmon Captivates

First things first, can we just pretend those duets didn’t happen? Not great, not necessary . . . just fillers. As far as the solos go . . . this was the first time I had a really difficult time picking my favorite. It came down to La’Porsha Renae, MacKenzie Bourg and Trent Harmon. Ultimately, Trent gets my pick…MORE

American Idol 2016: Audience Votes for Tristan, JLo and I Vote for Trent

American Idol 2016: Audience Votes for Tristan, JLo and I Vote for Trent

Are the cuts this year more brutal than last, or is it just me? Two more had to go home this week to form the Top 8. Luckily, country is still represented! The Audience Loves Tristan McIntosh Tristan McIntosh made it through based on audience votes, so she didn’t even have to compete in the…MORE

American Idol 2016: Kelly Clarkson Made Me Cry, La’Porsha Owned the Stage

American Idol 2016: Kelly Clarkson Made Me Cry, La’Porsha Owned the Stage

THE QUEEN WAS BACK!! Y’all . . . I’m still trying to collect myself after that final performance from Kelly Clarkson. “Piece by Piece” was just . . . OMG. I’m speechless, and crying. It’s not a cute cry either, full on ugly cry. SO. MUCH. YES. It was an emotional night, nostalgia to the max, amazing performances and…MORE

American Idol 2016: Dalton and Daughtry Pop, Pickler Partners Plop

American Idol 2016: Dalton and Daughtry Pop, Pickler Partners Plop

I’m sorry, WHAT?! Did Kellie Pickler just say it’s been a full DECADE since she was on Idol?! Excuse me while I go cry in a corner and realize that my 10-year high school reunion is about to happen. Ok. I’m back . . . and at peace. The former Idols returned yet again, but a new batch! And—don’t…MORE

American Idol 2016: Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood Covers

American Idol 2016: Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood Covers

One thing I will NEVER understand about American Idol contestants . . . WHY DON’T YOU PICK POPULAR SONGS?! Seriously . . . stop with the album cuts and little-known songs! You’re entertaining the masses, and we want to have fun with the song you choose! Plus, it’s an easy way to get the audience on your side while…MORE

American Idol 2016: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Return for Special Duets

American Idol 2016: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Return for Special Duets

Was it just me, or was last night’s (Feb. 11) episode kind of depressing? Yeah, it was sad that five people were eliminated. But the real sadness came with the return of the Idols. Like, seriously . . . is this the first gig Fantasia has gotten since her Lifetime movie?! Just kidding (kind of). But not only…MORE

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Jam Session

Jam Session

Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels will air on AXS TV on Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. The broadcast features performances by Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Chris Janson, Skynyrd & more.