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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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    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…

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    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…

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    Woman Crush Wednesday: Camila Giorgi

    As the 32nd best player on the WTA circuit, the Italian sensation continues to serve up the right moves both on and off the court! It’s a second Camila in our regular feature, as Camila Giorgi follows Camila Cabello as my Wednesday Crush Wednesday. In truth, I couldn’t look anywhere else. Camila Giorgi broke onto the tennis scene as a fresh-faced 21-year-old at the 2013 US Open. Five years later, she’s being tipped for a terrific 2019. This is after rediscovering her form over recent months to match her career-best WTA ranking at #30 in the world in September.  Her accomplishments on the court include:  Reaching her first Grand Slam…

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    Q&A: Jocelyn Alice

    A few weeks ago, LIV Artist To Watch Jocelyn Alice shared her go-to music picks in a special Music Monday playlist. The singer, who’s debut single “Jackpot,” is already certified Gold in Canada, and has more than 1.3 million Spotify streams, stopped by to talk about her upcoming music, her inspiration and what she’d be doing if music wasn’t in her life. Read my full interview with her below and then listen to “Jackpot,” out now! Q&A: Jocelyn Alice Chris Vetrano: Tell us about you. Your music, the inspiration you pull from when performing. Who is Jocelyn Alice? Jocelyn Alice: Such a good question!! I hope that Jocelyn Alice is always here to help people. I…

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    Nashville Notables: Stephanie Waring, Juice Nashville

    Having just coming off my fourth 3-day juice cleanse from Juice Nashville, feeling better than ever, it’s only fitting to feature Music City’s healthiest hot spot. Stephanie Waring and her plethora of cold pressed juice blends are taking the Tennessee community by storm. As the first local juicery in town, Juice Nashville is more than just a place to grab the healthiest, most delicious cold-pressed goodness. Waring and her team of friendly faces are creating more. They’ve created a juice community that is growing by droves. Most of my trips to Juice Nashville’s location in The Gulch consist of grabbing one of my favorite cold beverage blends (Sing, Hot Stuff and Snap are…

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    Take 5: V for Vetrano

    We all love to know what inspires our favorite stars or personalities and we want to know what – or who– is behind our favorite lyrics. But why is every interview so serious all the damn time? Take 5 is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in your favorites lives. And now Take 5 is a regular feature on the LIV YouTube channel every week. Learn more about your favorite celebrities, LIV contributors, artists and entrepreneurs, plus get ready to laugh when Chris Vetrano hits the streets of Nashville to Take 5 with Music City locals and visitors. Subscribe now, so you don’t miss one minute [click here to subscribe…

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    Take 5: Z Berg of Phases

    We all love to know what inspires our favorite stars and we want to know what – or who– is behind our favorite lyrics. But why is every interview so serious all the damn time? ‘Take 5′ is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in your favorite stars’ lives. And next up in the ‘Take 5′ hot seat, Z Berg from Phases. If you haven’t read my interview with the whole band, you can do that here. And be sure to check out Phases’ debut single “I’m In Love With My Life” from their new record, out now. But first, throw your feet on your desk…

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    Cassadee Pope Is An Alien?!?

    Cassadee Pope returns for another installment of Cassadee Q&A on Listen! It’s Vetrano’s YouTube channel. Watch as the singer talks about her new single “I Am Invincible,” plans for touring and takes YOUR questions.  You submitted the questions you’ve been dying to ask the “invincible” singer on Twitter using the hashtag #ListenItsVetrano.  Then, our team –which consists of me and Bugsy, the long-haired Chihuahua– compiled them to get to the bottom of the things that you were dying to know. Watch the video above and don’t forget to subscribe to Listen! It’s Vetrano here and please give the video a BIG thumbs up so she will come back to do more soon. Subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/LIVsubscribe Last Cassadee…

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    Alexis Reads: Fifty Shades Darker

    Last month, you were introduced to my friend Alexis Ryan when she joined my Listen! It’s Vetrano YouTube channel for the new feature “Alexis Reads.” Every month, Ryan will get into character to present a fun take on your favorite stories, articles, poetry and more. This month, Alexis takes you inside the mind of Anastasia Steele when she breaks out everyone’s current bedside obsession Fifty Shades Darker. Ever imagine Christian Grey with a heavy southern drawl? Well, wonder no more when Alexis puts on her interpretive thinking cap and delivers the character’s cheese-ball romance in a way that Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan could never accomplish in the trilogy’s movie adaptations. Watch “Alexis Reads… Fifty Shades…

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    Songwriter Spotlight: Nicolle Galyon

    In 2012, Nicolle Galyon was one of the fresh faces (and voices) on NBC’s mega-series The Voice, where she honed her performance chops on Team Adam [Levine]. Just three years later –after her marriage to songwriter Rodney Clawson and the birth of their two children– Nicolle is one of Nashville’s most sought after new talents. The talented songbird has already earned two number one singles with Keith Urban‘s “We Were Us” and Miranda Lambert‘s “Automatic,” which also scored the songwriter her first Grammy Award nomination and a win for Song of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Awards (CMA’s). With a catalog packed full of current and future hits, Galyon is one of the unstoppable forces in…