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    Throwback Thursday: Summer Playlist

    As the storms that rocked our nation in the final stretch of summer begin to clear and the healing begins, cooler temps arrive to remind us that the season is officially coming to an end. If you’re like me, you’re eagerly anticipating the colder, sweater weather. But more than just the PSLs and crisper fall air, the season delivers fresh new albums from many anchoring artists in music. The ladies are set to rule the fall season this year with releases from Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, P!nk, Shania Twain and more set to drop before the holiday season arrives. But before we usher in…

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    Sunday Funday Playlist: Catching “Feels”

    When Sunday morning rolls around, there’s usually only one thing that gets me out of bed. Brunch! And if you’re anything like me, you need the perfect brunch atmosphere to kick off your last day of the weekend. Typically a patio (weather dependent), a refreshing morning cocktail and the right music to fit the mood. Luckily, I have you covered on that last one. I have compiled a Sunday Funday playlist that will be the perfect companion as you sip mimosas, chat about the weekend’s gossip and pretend Monday isn’t right around the corner. No Sunday Funday would be complete without cameos from your favorite pop divas and pounding dance floor…

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    Music Monday Playlist: Madi Wolf

    Listen! It’s Vetrano artist-to-watch, Madi Wolf, takes over my Spotify account this week to curate a list of her favorite songs that help to get her ready for a night out. The Los Angeles-based pop starlet is feeling pretty “lucky” these days after her new single, “Lucky,” was featured in the premiere season of the FOX series Coupled. Wolf’s debut track is produced by Isaac Hasson (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and was co-written by Madi, Isaac and musicians Ryan Cabrera and Nash Overstreet. “‘Lucky’ is about loving someone through the good times and bad,” Madi explains. “It’s about bad luck in one’s life and through it all they still see how lucky they are because they have that special…

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    Music Monday Playlist: The Magnettes

    Listen! It’s Vetrano artist-to-watch, The Magnettes take over my Spotify account to curate a list of songs that inspire and move them (and me, too!). The girls, who have set out to “reclaim the word ugly” with their fresh Icona Pop-meets-Sleigh Bells sound, are currently promoting their latest single “Killers In A Ghost Town.” “Why does beautiful have to be the standard?,” they said, “we think speaking your mind and being weak, weird, sad, anything but perfect, and ultimately real is cool. We have no regrets.” The video for The Magnettes new single, which debuted last month on FM.tv, is “about being an outcast and an underdog,” the pair explains. [It’s] “about claiming your space and identity. About growing up as…

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    Music Monday Playlist: KYTES

    Listen! It’s Vetrano artist-to-watch, KYTES takes over my Spotify account to curate a list of songs that you can find playing on repeat this summer while traveling and touring their new music. After a successful run at SXSW, KYTES delivers their new single “I Got Something,” which features a remix by Berlin’s hotly tipped producer, Robot Koch. Stream their top picks in the playlist below and find out why they chose them. Then hit that repeat button on their latest single “I Got Something,” out now! LIV PRESENTS… KYTES’ PLAYLIST 1. NVDES – Unforgettable: We were working together with Filous in the studio a few weeks ago and he showed us this song, since then it’s on repeat! 2. Mura Masa – Lovesick: This is one of the grooviest…

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    Music Monday: Jocelyn Alice’s Playlist

    Listen! It’s Vetrano artist-to-watch, Jocelyn Alice takes over my Spotify account to curate a list of songs that make this singer groove and move while she prepares the release of her debut EP. Stream her playlist below and read a bit about why she chose them. And then, when you’ve gotten through them all, hit that repeat button on her single “Jackpot,” which is out now! LIV Presents… Jocelyn Alice’s Playlist Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out: This beat is so sick! I love how clever the lyrics are. It’s nice to see a song that really says something hitting so hard. Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good: Amy is the reason I began…

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    Music Monday: Chris’ Pop Christmas Playlist

    It’s that time of year — Christmas is here! All week long, we’ll be spreading our fa-la-la-la-la’s and decking the halls to celebrate the nation’s biggest holiday of the year. Growing up, Christmas was less about the shiny packages and gifts under the tree. Instead, it’s always been about the music. The spirited, joyful, and often cheesy, music. As a child, I couldn’t wait (and often didn’t) for an appropriate time of year that I could pull out my Christmas albums and get into the holiday spirit. I was fascinated by the songs that every pop star wanted to sing — each, of course, with their own musical spin. Pop stars,…

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    Trick-Or-Treat: Spotify’s Halloween Playlist

    Hey my lovelies! It’s that time of year when the ghosts and goblins take to the streets and people have a real excuse to look horrifying. That’s right, it’s Halloween! Whether you’re in for the night (dodging trick-or-treaters) or preparing for a big night out on the town, you can’t avoid this in-your-face holiday. So as the old saying goes, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” To help you get in the spirit of things, Spotify has compiled this playlist of tasty Halloween styled treats for your musical tastebuds. Featuring some of your favorite Halloween-inspired tunes — yes, they exist — this playlist is the perfect Halloween party soundtrack, or…

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    Cheers to You, 2018!

    Listen, I don’t mean to brag, but 2018 was a record year for me.  I settled into my new East Nashville home, traveled more than I have in the last five years combined, saw almost ALL of my family (that never happens), and was promoted to manage the customer experience for Lyft’s bikes and scooters. Oh, and just one more small thing. I got freakin’ married!!  While 2018 has been a whirlwind year, I am so grateful for what’s coming next. The unknown.  This time last year, I knew 2018 had a lot of excitement to come. I mean with a wedding and all, you can pretty much predict good…

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    Top Songs of 2018

    Listen, you know I love music of all genres. But 2018 delivered some of the most delicious ear candy I’ve heard in a long time.  Dance floor inspired bops like “The Middle” and “Havana” were my go-to Friday night songs. While country’s spillover into the pop genre continued with hits from my friends Cassadee Pope and Dan + Shay, proving that they can redefine the genre.  Newcomers MØ, joan, and The Aces were my favorite ‘artists to watch,’ while veteran Ariana Grande bounced back from Sweetener with her biggest track to date.  All 15 of these jams are 2018’s Top Songs of the Year, so slip on your favorite headphones, and reminisce on…

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    5 Things Couples Must Discuss Before Marriage

    It’s almost here! Discuss Before Marriage My wedding day is just three days from today and it got me thinking, “have Joe and I had all the discussions we need to before we make the biggest decision of our lives?” It’s easy to get caught up dreaming about dancefloor playlists, tasting cakes, and the food. Food is important. But there are important –not necessarily as fun– things to discuss before marriage. So, if you too are about to take the exciting walk down the aisle, I’ve compiled a list of some topics that you should grab a bottle of wine, two glasses and cover before you say “I do.” 5 Things…