"This world has become so digitized. We’re all craving that human experience of creativity and the intimacy and the spontaneity that comes from space and slowness; what a neat thing to realize that now we’ve gotten so digital as a community of creatives in many different avenues that everyone’s sort of going, ‘Oh right, community is analog.' You can meet on the internet, but you have be what you say you are on the internet to sustain relationships in person.” -Sophia BushRead More
The 2017 Country Music Television Awards did not disappoint with the live performances, there was so much talent within those Music City Center walls. Here are the top 4 performances from one of country music's biggest nights.Read More
Alaina admitted, "I don't know what to do," as she clutched her shiny new CMT award. "Reba McEntire just gave me an award!" The excitement and emotions that bubbled through Alaina's voice touched Reba who shed a few tears of her own as she watched Alaina addressing the audience. The camera caught one quick glimpse, however being in the audience, I was able to see just how touched Reba was by the moment, and the tears that followed.Read More
"When I wrote this one, I thought this one feels different. I don't know what it is about it, but this one feels special. Fast forward years later, and it's our first single that went to country radio, and it ends up being the song that changed my life."
The night was a sweet one, thanks George Dickel for the hospitality, and Dustin Lynch for the tunes, proving no matter what stage you play there's just something about returning to your roots. An attribute that George Dickel and Dustin Lynch both know well.
"If you're following your shadow, you're going the wrong way. Follow the light." -John GoodwinRead More
You probably already know her name, because of the amazing LifePlanner™s her brand creates among hundreds of other beautiful products! Like any great entrepreneur Condren started small. She went from printing things at her home to selling over a million LifePlanner™s! In a world that's gone digital, and has lost touch with the sentiment of hand written notes and writing things down, Condren has found her niche! For those that doubted along the way, Condren's numbers alone prove the critics wrong. Just last year, Business Insider noted that it's a $40 MILLION dollar brand! Not only is Condren a successful entrepreneur, she's also a wife, and a mom, balancing it all. We dive into those first steps creating her business, the challenges along the way, how she balances everything, and gives some of the BEST advice I have heard for dreamers out there.Read More
Todd O’Neill recently won the Nash Next competition, which delivers an impressive prize package. O’Neill won a record deal with Big Machine Label group (the same label who has Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, and Reba on their roster), radio air play from Cumulus, and his single was produced by Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus. Learn how he snagged his single from Brett Young, how his dad inspired him to go after his dreams, and how his life has changed since winning Nash Next!Read More
"The ugliest experiences can form the most beautiful things about us as human beings."Read More
Nikki Yanofsky is a rising star who's worked with everyone from Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder. She's been featured in She's been featured in the NY Times, Billboard, People, CNN, InStyle, Yahoo Music, Huffington Post.
Yanofsky encourages young artists, "It's always darkest before the dawn, and if you can overcome that, and let the passion for music drive you, you're going to break it."Read More
Life isn’t the images we’re selling as the narrative to our lives.Read More
"So, I just jumped into the rollercoaster, and realized this was a journey. It definitely beat me up at times, but I knew it was what I wanted to do. I just knew it."Read More
Duckworth explains, "Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."Read More
“Time is something that cannot be bought, it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply,” Sager remarked. "Time is simply how you live your life."Read More
The cost of burnout?
Losing ourselves in the midst of chaos. Losing what we value in a desperate attempt to keep up.
”...Sure my work was demanding (like yours is too), but what was much more demanding was the expectations I had set for myself to meet.”Read More
"I just want people to know it’s okay to go for your dreams, and it’s okay to feel the way that you feel, and that you’re not alone. We’re all human, we’re all here to relate."Read More
Best advice for following your dreams?
"...don't let anyone else try to define that or to do it differently, just trust yourself and trust your heart."Read More
This past week the art of balance very much came into play, and in that art I realized you know it's really just a dance, sometimes you mess up, sometimes you learn you want to go about things a different way, you have to make choices, and in the end we're simply not perfect.Read More
"You’ve got to know who you are, you’ve got to appreciate who you are, you’ve got to know your limitations if there are any, or to know that there are none, you have to really know who you are, what you’re willing to sacrifice, how hard you’re willing to work. So, if you can know you, and you can really connect with who you are, and be comfortable with that, then you usually can connect to other people."Read More
That's why I love this campaign, I love this message. Be more human. In conversation with friends, be more vulnerable, more real, more courageous, I've find such strength when I can peel back a bit, and be able to have a "me too," moment with a new friend.Read More
If we don't dare to dream, and take a chance on our dreams, we merely remain a small piece encapsulating the potential of what we could be.Read More