Inspirational Interviews

FEM147 From Label Deal To Blazing Her Own Trail As An Indie With Sarah Darling

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Sarah Darling, an established country singer/songwriter from Nashville, talks about her life as a musician. Growing up in a little farm town in Iowa to Nashville at age 21, Sarah has been singing since she could talk and started playing shows at age 14. She got her first label deal in 2008 and in 2012…

FEM129 Creating A Deep Connection With Her Fans Through Live Performance with Rehya Stevens

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Growing up around the music industry, Rehya Stevens knew as a teenager that her passion for music would lead her to be a professional musician. Learn how she uses a live performance to connect with her audience. For the last 17 years, Rehya Stevens has been an independent artist, becoming a successful session and live…

FEM128 The Accidental Musician Turned Pro with Meghan Cary

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Accidental musician turned pro, Meghan Cary, didn’t set out to be a musician. A panic attack in college led to her changing her major from chemistry and math to drama, and ultimately, becoming a musician and performer. As a chemistry wiz and actress, it wasn’t until her fiancé tragically died that Meghan Cary picked up…

FEM126 Music Success Is A Series of Incremental “Wins” with Daphne Willis

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Triple threat artist, Daphne Willis, shares with us how she has found music success through celebrating many wins. Daphne Willis has found music success in many different ways including music placements, being performed by other artists and being signed by a well known publishing company. Not only is she a fabulous songwriter and performer, her…

FEM121 How A Community of Musicians Can Support & Elevate Your Career with Lindsay Katt

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Lindsay Katt is a spiritual and heart centered artist who wants to create art for the sake of art. She enjoys the process just as much as the finished product and is here to tell us how she has gotten to where she is today by keeping the joy in creating. It’s critical to be…

FEM118 How To Improve Your Singing And Survive The Music Industry with Judy Rodman

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Judy Rodman has worked with many well known artists as well as contestants on shows like The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Today, she is with us to share how she got started as a vocal coach and how she can help you improve your singing. Judy Rodman doesn’t only teach you how…

FEM113 From Disney Child Star To Finding Her True Voice at Age 40 with Jennifer McGill

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Former child star, Jennifer McGill, has always had a passion for music and entertaining. Unlike her Mickey Mouse Club co-stars who went on to have massive careers in the industry, Jennifer just released her debut full length album, “Unbreakable.” Out of all the interviews I have done over the last couple of years, this interview…

FEM104 Success as a Professional Musician Takes Patience & Consistency with Katherine Moller

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Professional musician and fiddler, Katherine Moller, joined me to talk about how she has turned her passion from hobby to full time career. Applying for grants, crowdfunding and just plain getting stuff done is what has catapulted Katherine Moller to the role of professional musician. As a student in my Female Musician Academy, Katherine is…

FEM103 When It Comes To Music Opportunities, Follow Your Intuition with Anni

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Here to talk with us about music opportunities is Anni, a Finnish singer and songwriter. She is a firm believer that staying true to herself and trusting her intuition was the way to her success. Anni believes music can make all of us better. She has been working on a project called Seize the Song where she writes…

FEM99 Daughter Carla Cooke Brings The Best Sam Cooke Songs To New Audiences

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Being the daughter of a legend, Carla Cooke always had a passion for music. At age 50, she began singing the best Sam Cooke songs, branched out into her own songs and started pursuing her music career. Starting her full fledged music career later in life is proof that it’s never too late to follow your passion.…

FEM93 Creating Music for Community & Empowerment with Naomi Wachira

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This week, Naomi Wachira joins me to discuss music for community and how growing up singing gospel music in a choir has driven her to create music that is hopeful and inspiring. Committed to making the world a better place, you can find Naomi in the Pacific Northwest pursuing her music career full time. Revenue…

FEM89 Behind The Scenes with Female Indie Artists Jiana Wessel & Beth Matthew

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Female Indie Artists Jiana Wessel and Beth Matthew shared their journeys as independent artists in their music career. An important part of an artist’s journey is to learn about that of other artist’s so you don’t feel like you are on your own. I was so happy to meet up with Beth and Jiana today. As members of…

FEM88: Climbing the iTunes Album Chart with the Help of Their Fans with Sherry-Lynn Lee of 23rd Hour

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Sherry-Lynn Lee knows a thing or two about the iTunes Album Chart. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, her album with her jazz pop duo, 23rd Hour, Perfect Strangers, debuted on the iTunes Bestsellers Chart at #22 for new jazz releases and peaked at #10 just a few days later. Hear how she was able to work her…

FEM85 Embracing The Nerd Music Niche with Meri Amber

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For Meri Amber, finding a music niche was natural. Growing up wanting to be in the girl band, Bewitched, she drew inspiration from the American Comic Con scene. Her music is a mix between bright pop with 90s punk rock and is inspired by Comic Con, Dr. Who, Lego and more. She writes, records, self publishes,…

FEM79 Self Expression Through Music with A Message with Andrea Hamilton

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I was so excited to meet with Andrea Hamilton this past week! Andrea is a pop singer/songwriter who’s dedicated to her church and healthy eating. Currently, music is her sole source of income, whether it is through music licensing, creating music for her church or live performances. Creating music with a message has always been a source of…

FEM69 Tips For Songwriting & Growing Your Fan Base with Stacie Rose

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 Today, Stacie Rose shares her tips for songwriting and growing her fanbase. Stacie Rose has taken a somewhat unique approach and always writes about her present life. Music from years ago may bring you back to what life was like when she married her high school sweetheart. Today, you might catch a glimpse into the…

FEM67 How Holiday Music & A Strong Work Ethic Changed The Game for Whitney Wolanin

Growing up in the music industry, Whitney Wolanin has navigated her way through holiday music, adult contemporary and top 40 hits. She is a shining example as to how staying true to yourself is the best way to nurture your music career. Since age 11, Whitney knew she wanted a music career. At just 13…

FEM65 How to Create A Fanbase by Being Authentic and Unique with Emii

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Emily Rose Morrison aka Emii in the music scene is one of the most talented people I’ve met. Can you believe that because of her passion for music, she left her hometown in Ohio for New York to strike out on her own at the young age of 18. What bravery! And she’s a shining example…

FEM57 How To Tour With A Band & Learn The Ropes In Nashville with Morgan Myles

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I talk with talented soulful Country artist Morgan Myles about her budding career, her decision to move to Nashville and how she cultivated her songwriting and performing as well as important musical relationships along the way. She also talked about how to tour with a and: the joys, the pitfalls, and the strength it takes to lead.

FEM55 Turning Down a Record Deal Contract & Thriving as An Indie with Jennie DeVoe

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I talk with Jennie DeVoe about why she turned down a record deal contract near the beginning of her career, deciding to remain fiercely independent. We discuss what makes an artist unique and how to always put forth your very best.  She touches on the importance of growing a fan base and what an honor…