Author Archives: Elaina Doré Smith

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Runaway June

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Runaway June

The ladies of Runaway June—Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne—are three of the smartest, kindest and most talented women I have ever met. This is a trio country music should be proud to have representing our genre. Hannah, Naomi and Jennifer have been fierce supporters of the WWTHW podcast since the beginning, and I’ve…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Abby Anderson

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Abby Anderson

Wow! I’m still recovering from last week’s interview with THE Carrie Underwood. If you didn’t get the chance to listen yet, please check it out right HERE. I’m thrilled Carrie was able to share her valuable insight and bring so much attention to the WWTHW platform. Let’s keep things going this week with superstar-in-the-making Abby…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Carrie Underwood

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Carrie Underwood

When I launched the Women Want to Hear Women podcast with Nash Country Daily on June 15, I had no idea how far this campaign would come in less than three months. After nine amazing episodes, I’m excited to tell you that we now have a platform on the Westwood One Podcast Network—and our first…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Rachel Reinert

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Rachel Reinert

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from Rachel Reinert, who was part of Gloriana from 2008 to 2016. Now, Rachel is doing her own thing as a solo artist—and she has a cool new single, “Cool.” Rachel stopped by the Nash campus earlier this month and chose Women Want to Hear Women…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Sarah Darling

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Sarah Darling

A popular local adage is that Nashville is a “10-year town,” suggesting it takes an artist a decade to finally make it “big.” Sarah Darling has been in Music City for almost a decade—singing, writing, releasing music and winning over new fans with each performance. Is it finally Sarah’s time? In this week’s WWTHW conversation,…MORE

“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

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).