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    Cassadee Pope Hits an All-Time High with ‘Thrive’

    Cassadee Pope is no stranger to breaking the rules and paving a path that’s uniquely her own. On her new album Thrive, Pope expertly combines musical genres of her past and present while firmly defining her future. The combination creates a new genre of music that Pope’s fans refer to as “y’allternative.” A combination of the pop-infused country formula introduced on her first two solo records and her punk-rock past fronting the band Hey Monday. Collaborating with seasoned and iconic talents from both of the genres that previously defined her, Thrive has something for everyone. The album includes features from Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Lindsay Ell, and Third Eye Blind’s…

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    11 Years Later

    As one chapter of life was coming to a close, I made a life-changing decision to pack up what I could and move from my hometown in Colorado to Nashville. I had no plan, no job, and no idea what I was doing. We had just wrapped the 10th Anniversary of The UMS, feeling both accomplished and exhausted. As we packed up what remained from that milestone, I packed up my car and what I could fit into my rented trailer and hit the road. 🛻 Little did I know then that I was embarking on an 11-year adventure that would change my life in so many meaningful ways. From…

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    21 Things I Want to Do in ’21

    It’s 2021 and with Covid-19 almost behind us, here are 21 things I want to do now that the pandemic is over. Listen, the pandemic was long! It’s not over, but we do finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as U.S. mask mandates are lifted and travel plans are a go. After more than a year in lockdown, I’m getting my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine shot today. I can’t wait! I was fearful of what the rushed-to-market vaccine would do long-term and originally thought I’d be late to the vaccine game. I’ve never had a flu shot after all. But after a year of…

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    5 Things: I’m Watching on TV Right Now

    Listen, quarantine has been rough. Every day feels like Groundhog Day. I go to my socially distant gym, work from my converted home office, cook dinner, watch some TV with my husband and pups, go to sleep, and then repeat… every single day. And while Hollywood has spent most of 2020 in shutdown mode, TV has managed to deliver some saving graces to this pandemic nightmare we’re living in. The Undoing This thrill-seeking who-done-it is easily the best thing on TV right now. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant deliver major Emmy’s vibes in this HBO Max drama that has more twists and turns than a winding mountain freeway. Every few…

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    So, You Want to Start a Small Business?

    Listen, starting your own small business is scary. Taking a giant leap into the unknown and putting everything you’ve got on the line with the hopes that you’ll find freedom. Financial, personal, and professional freedom. *insert fist raising emoji* So, you’ve got the idea, you’ve got a game plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. But before you start strutting around town calling yourself an entrepreneur, you need to define your brand. How you brand your business can say a lot about the type of company you are starting, and it often dictates who will want to work with you. Which means that you’ll want to go about this process…

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    Priority Is Not A Plural Noun

    Listen, I get it. At the end of the year, we get so caught up with “priorities” and responsibilities that the holiday season brings… on top of our regular day-to-day tasks. Our growing to-do lists make us feel certifiably insane. Amirite?  Our engines are revving so loudly that we just keep nodding and smiling through the deafening sound of our own busy-ness! Gross! So, turn down the volume and give yourself permission to read some encouragement here and just breathe. First, I want you to remember how incredible of a life you’ve had so far. I know its not perfect, and neither is mine! You’re here though, you’ve made it this far. That deserves…

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    Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid

    Music City is one of the most exciting new stops in travel and tourism, but don’t get caught up in Nashville travel sites that urge you to throw on your cowboy boots and prepare for some down-home country fun. Want to hang out like the locals? This handy list will keep you far from the crowds, lines and “wooo” girls of the NashVegas strip and put you right in the heart of the best Nashville travel has to offer. Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid CMA Fest I understand this typically is the reason for most travel to Nashville in the summer, but don’t expect to start hobnobbing with Music City’s…

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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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    Former Glee star Damian McGinty Talks New Single & Tour

    Listen, you may remember Damian McGinty from the hit Fox series Glee, where he impressed the cast with his version Michael Bublé‘s ‘Home’, but the singer was performing long before Ryan Murphy came calling. McGinty started performing when he was just 14 years young with the vocal group Celtic Thunder. It wasn’t until The Glee Project, a competition series for young vocalists and actors to get the chance to star in the breakout series, that McGinty catapulted into the homes of millions. Since the show, he has been touring and preparing for the release of his first full-length LP. Last month, he dropped the first single “Geronimo,” an inspiring track about taking…

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    Fashion Friday: Daniel Levy For Nordstrom

    It’s here — the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! To help launch the campaign, the premier retailer enlisted help from actor Daniel Levy to launch a new campaign celebrating its biggest event of the season. Starting July 20th and running until August 5, 2018, the Anniversary Sale will include the best brands in fashion at the lowest prices of the year. The hilarious [and cute] Schitt’s Creek actor is seen wearing the must-have menswear pieces included in the sale. In the campaign, Daniel wears brands Topman, Levi’s, and 1901. And yep, I need it all. If you’re not watching Schitt’s Creek, you should be. It has quickly become one of my favorite shows, depicting characters…