Category Archives: Breaking Thru With Elaina

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Emily Ann Roberts

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Emily Ann Roberts

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 9 features Elaina talking with Emily Ann Roberts. Elaina chats with Emily Ann about picking up the guitar for the first time, performing on The Voice in 2015 as a…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Ritter

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Ritter

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 8 features Elaina talking with Jessie Ritter Elaina chats with Jessie about growing up in Missouri, performing on Carnival Cruise Line after high school, winning Nash Next, making new music…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Mickey Guyton

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Mickey Guyton

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 7 features Elaina talking with Mickey Guyton. Elaina chats with Mickey about making new music, speaking up for herself as a female artist, being a part of the ACM diversity…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Honey County

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Honey County

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 6 features Elaina talking with Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump of the trio Honey County. Elaina chats with the ladies about forming their trio, what their journey in…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Bailey Bryan

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Bailey Bryan

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 5 features Elaina talking with Bailey Bryan, who chats about growing up in Sequim, Wash., her country music roots, moving to Nashville four years ago, learning about the industry, struggling…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maddie & Tae

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maddie & Tae

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 4 features Elaina chatting with Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye. The duo chats with Elaina about their six-year journey in country music, switching record labels, dealing with…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Farewell Angelina [Watch Them Cover Maren Morris’ “My Church”]

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Farewell Angelina [Watch Them Cover Maren Morris’ “My Church”]

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 3 features Elaina chatting with Farewell Angelina, the female quartet comprised of Ashley Gearing, Lisa Torres, Nicole Witt and Andrea Young. With margaritas in hand, the dynamic foursome chats with…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Trisha Yearwood

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Trisha Yearwood

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 2 features Elaina’s bucket-list guest, Trisha Yearwood, who will release her upcoming album, Every Girl, this fall. Trisha stopped by the show to talk about women in country music, standing…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

I can’t believe we’ve come to the finale episode of Season 1. I’m so excited about what we’ve accomplished since launching this podcast in June—and that includes YOU listening, watching and reading this. We will definitely keep things going in 2019, but we have the perfect way to wrap things up in 2018. Our guest…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Season 1 Review

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Season 1 Review

I can’t believe Season 1 of Women Want to Hear Women is winding down. Since launching in June, we have completed 23 amazing episodes featuring some of the genre’s biggest names, rising stars and up-and-comers. Before we close Season 1 next week with a sit-down interview with Cam—I’m so excited—I thought it would be fun…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Danielle Bradbery

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery has been in the public eye since winning The Voice as a 16-year-old in 2013. But winning a reality talent competition doesn’t immediately translate to superstardom. Like most reality show winners, Danielle has had to work tirelessly to prove herself—and find herself as an artist. In our sit-down interview this week, Danielle talks…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Leah Turner

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Leah Turner

Leah Turner has had such an interesting career since moving from California to Nashville in 2012. She is a true example of how finicky the country music industry can be—but her hard work and talent have not gone unnoticed. While Leah has had many challenges, she’s also had many victories, including releasing her self-titled EP…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Heather Morgan

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan has been a songwriting staple in Nashville for the better part of this decade, having penned songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, Cole Swindell and Brett Eldredge, including two of his No. 1 hits, “Beat of the Music” and “Lose My Mind.” Now Heather is stepping out from behind the…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring RaeLynn

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring RaeLynn

Since launching Women Want to Hear Women in June, RaeLynn has been one of the show’s biggest supporters. Every time I’ve bumped into her around town, we’ve talked about finding enough time for her to stop by the podcast to share her story and insight. Thankfully, we were finally able to make it happen—she’s a…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

As of today, there is only one woman in the Top 30 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart: Maren Morris, whose single “Rich” is currently No. 5. Maren stopped by Women Want to Hear Women this week and delivered an open and honest dialogue about the current state of women in the country industry, differences…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Logan Brill

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Logan Brill

​On this week’s podcast, we’re featuring a young woman you are going to fall in love with: Logan Brill. One of the great byproducts of this podcast is that it has allowed me to discover even more women in country music—Logan is a perfect example. She makes me so excited about the future of the…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Delta Rae

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Delta Rae

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I really wanted to start involving more men into the Women Want to Hear Women conversation, because the only way to change the conversation is by working together. I thought the perfect guests would be the men and women of Delta Rae. The group, composed of two women…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Tenille Townes

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Tenille Townes

You know you’re doing something right when Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town handpick you as the opener for their Bandwagon Tour, right? Well, that is exactly what happened to Tenille Townes this summer. When it comes to Tenille’s talents, I was actually a little slow to the party. Not anymore, thanks in part to…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Chris

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Chris

There are many different paths to success in the ever-changing country music industry—and Jessie Chris is forging her own. Jessie is making moves WITHOUT a traditional record contract, and it has been really impressive to watch the 21-year-old release new music, headline her own tour and acquire sponsorship deals with brands like Durango Boots. It’s…MORE

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Final nominees for the 53rd CMA Awards will be announced on Aug. 28 during ABC’s Good Morning America and via stream following the broadcast.