From a young age Chris Vetrano was raised as a connoisseur of music, incorporating every sound, note and beat deep into his life. It was clear to everyone that knew him that Chris' destiny was and would always be somewhere in the music industry. When Chris is not working with artists and lifestyle brands or planning high-profile events, he spends his time sharing his favorite new music, food and lifestyle discoveries on his successful blog and web series, Listen! It's Vetrano, which has been recognized by some of music's top performers, including Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Neon Trees and Cassadee Pope.

  • Geist Nashville
    Food & Drink

    Eat: Geist Joins Nashville’s Food Scene

    Geist Nashville recently opened its doors in Nashville’s popular Germantown neighborhood. When I heard, I could not wait to see how the historic location had been transformed. Since it’s recent opening, I’ve frequented the beautifully rustic brick restaurant several times. For drinks, for brunch, and for dinner. But before you go calling me an aficionado, find out why you should check it out below. Whether visiting Music City or have yet to try Nashville’s newest eatery, I’ve selected the top five reasons to visit Geist Nashville. 5 Reasons To Visit Geist Nashville The vibe: The spectacular restoration of the old blacksmith shop in Germantown’s thriving neighborhood is a must-see. The…

  • Engaged - Chris & Joe
    Lifestyle

    5 Things You Can Do When You’re Engaged

    Are you newly engaged? Well, welcome to the club and Mazel Tov! Being engaged is a special and unique time—and you and your future spouse deserve to celebrate! You don’t have to start planning your wedding right away. Joe and I are surpassing the two-year mark before we walk down the aisle in May. But for those who may want to start thinking about their future nuptials right away, here are a few things can (and should!) do after the proposal. 5 Things: You Can Do When You’re Engaged Call your partner your fiancé: Remember when you “made it official?” That feeling of saying “this is my boyfriend” or “this is…

  • Make Moments Last Longer
    Lifestyle

    Make Moments Last Longer

    As the wedding day approaches for Joe and me, we’ve had some of the most memorable moments of our relationship. And the old adage is true that “time flies when you’re having fun.” So, as we prepare for our big day and the memories that come with the planning, I’ve been trying to master some ways to make moments last longer. If you, too, want to keep the good times rolling, keep these things in mind. Make Moments Last Longer Start with a mindful breath. As you arrive, take a deep breath. In through your nose, gently pause for a few moments, and then slowly exhale through your mouth. This reduces…

  • Cody Alan CMT
    Entertainment,  People

    Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan

    ‘Take 5‘ is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in our favorite celebrity’s lives. And next up in the ‘Take 5′ hot seat, CMT’s Cody Alan. If you haven’t read my full interview with Cody, you can do that here. But first, throw your feet on your desk and Take 5 with CMT’s Cody Alan. Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan What is your go-to karaoke song? CMT’s Cody Alan: Ignition by R. Kelly Who would win in an epic battle of country music divas: Carrie, Faith or Reba? Cody: I’m going with Reba. Trust me, Carrie and Faith would both pick Reba…

  • Men's 2018 Fashion
    Fashion

    The Best of Men’s 2018 Fashion (…So Far)

    Though fall fashion is my favorite season to style, I’ve recently found myself enamored with the previews of trends for men’s 2018 fashion. Everything for the cooler spring temps to the warmer sunny days. It looks like 90’s grunge is making its way back to the forefront with an updated touch of class and 70’s inspired short shorts are setting the bar (or length, rather) for the warmer weather. As you start to pack away the cozy sweaters and prepare for the seasons ahead, here’s a list of my must-haves to keep you at the top of the best-dressed list for men’s 2018 fashion. Men’s 2018 Fashion Must-Haves Armie Hammer: Okay, so I suppose…

  • Doing taxes
    Business

    5 Things To Remember When Doing Taxes

    It’s that dreaded time of year again. Time to do your taxes. With the tax deadline (April 17th) approaching tomorrow, I thought I would share five things that I learned from doing my taxes, for those slackers who are racing to the finish line to meet the deadline. Use automatic import services  If you aren’t self-employed and get a W2, most tax software programs allow you to electronically import data from employers and financial institutions. This can be so helpful, especially if you’re like me, and usually misplace the important documents. ?‍♂️ Leave taxes to the semi-professionals If you don’t understand something when it comes to taxes, Googling the answer…

  • Chattanooga
    Featured,  Travel

    Explore: Chattanooga

    If you’ve been following me on social media, you likely saw hints of my surprise trip to Chattanooga for my birthday in November or Bachelors Party weekend last month. Who knew Chattanooga would play such a pivotal role in my social milestones? My love affair with the small(ish) Tennessee town began after a nonstop night of birthday fun with my #squad in Nashville. I woke up late in the morning the next day, trying to piece together a semblance of why I felt so “tired,” to packed bags and a smirk of Joe’s face that indicated he had a surprise in store. Once semi-hydrated, our quick road trip began. Once…

  • women of country - maren morris
    Entertainment

    Music Monday: Women of Country Edition

    THE WOMEN OF COUNTRY RELEASE TEASERS, VIDEOS, AND SINGLES TO KICK OFF COUNTRY MUSIC’S ACM WEEK. THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, HOSTED BY REBA McINTIRE, AIR SUNDAY, APRIL 15. Today the women of country music are making headlines with their jaw-dropping news, releases, and announcements. Early this morning, it was announced that Carrie Underwood will be debuting her new single at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM’s). The singer posted a cryptic Instagram post last night. The post seemed to tease potential artwork for a new single, which was confirmed this morning by the ACM announcement. This will be the singer’s first public appearance since an injury…

  • make 2018 count
    Lifestyle

    5 Things To Make 2018 Count

    At the start of every new year, we’re motivated, ready to take on our resolutions to make this year better than the last. “Make 2018 count!,” I can almost hear me telling myself. But, more often than not, at least for me, those goals don’t differ from year to year. If you’re one of those overachievers that nail your resolutions year after year, stop reading and continue doing exactly what you’re doing. It’s probably working. For the rest of us, we need help; we need focus. As we dip our toe into April, there’s a good chance those “resolutions” we made in January are likely already a thing of the…

  • Cassadee Pope Take You Home
    Entertainment

    Cassadee Pope Talks New Single “Take You Home”

    CASSADEE POPE TALKS TO LISTEN! IT’S VETRANO ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE “TAKE YOU HOME,” OUT NOW, RETURNING TO NBC’S ‘THE VOICE’, AND GETTING THROUGH ONE OF THE HARDEST YEARS OF HER CAREER. Those that are long-time readers, know that Cassadee Pope is a regular on Listen! It’s Vetrano. The singer, who started her rise to the top in the pop-punk band Hey Monday and later won the third season of NBC’s The Voice as a solo vocalist, also happens to be my best friend and the maid-of-honor in my upcoming wedding.  Cassadee Pope Take You Home  So when she dropped her new [sexy] single “Take You Home,” last Friday, I knew her loyal fans…

  • Cody Alan
    People

    Nashville Notables: CMT’s Cody Alan

    It wouldn’t be Music City without the city’s rich history in country music. And there’d be a lot less of it if not for CMT’s Cody Alan, delivering the week’s best country music and videos on his radio show, weekly video countdown series and other online platforms. A long time host on CMT and a staple in the country music genre for years, Alan shocked fans when he came out publicly early last year in People magazine. It was a monumental  step for a high profile face in country’s conservative music scene to talk about being openly gay. A step he doesn’t regret taking. I got a chance to chat…