“Now Hear This Entertainment” features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

As of August 1, 2017, “Now Hear This Entertainment” has gotten listeners from 128 countries, spanning all five regions of the world (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania). Guests have ranged from the keyboard player for Aerosmith to the lead guitar player for Garth Brooks to the drummer for Joe Walsh to the trumpet player for Billy Joel, plus, a Grammy Award winner, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Las Vegas headliner, two Emmy Award winners, and even participants from “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor,” among many others. Guests have been from nine different countries and various genres.

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Check out a few episodes below!

  • NHTE 258 Hope Cassity
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who was on this show way back on Episode 13, which was recorded in 2014, when we talked about the publishing deal she had just signed, the new album she was releasing, and the tour of Alaska she was about to go on, plus it was mentioned then that […]

  • NHTE 257 Mick Mahan
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Best known for being the bass player for Pat Benatar well over 20 years, including touring and recording. He also worked as an arranger on Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon” and served in the same capacity with Bobby Caldwell. His touring/recording credits are a virtual […]

  • NHTE 256 Jessica Lynn
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player who just announced her third TV special that she will be filming next month. Just in the last two years alone she has not only released more new music but had significant success at radio, including charting a couple of her songs. She also toured Europe, […]

  • NHTE 255 Heather Russell
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Canadian singer, songwriter, piano player who is signed to Gladiator Records. She released a full album in August featuring 13 songs, in the R&B genre. Early on she had been discovered by Simon Cowell and moved with her family to Los Angeles under a major record deal, although she has since […]

  • NHTE 254 The Hots - Foxie Kelly and Ronnie Simmons
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Formed in Australia, now based in Los Angeles, and just released a new EP last month. They have had three radio Number 1s within three weeks here in the U.S. since releasing the single as well as been added to rotation across more than 50 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada. Their music […]

  • NHTE 253 Michael Sticka
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 12, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, which has just a few days ago (December 8) celebrated its tenth anniversary. They are a nonprofit and the official foundation for the Recording Academy. The Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative […]

  • NHTE 252 Jeff Dane
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The lead singer of Billboard Top 20 and three-time ACM-nominated country act The Lost Trailers. The band was founded in 2000 and just released a six-song EP in September, entitled, “Between Stages,” which was done by an award-winning producer in Nashville. The band is on the Grade One […]

  • NHTE 251 Lana Love
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Singer, songwriter, piano player, and dancer who has worked with the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel, Nickelodeon, HBO, Discovery Channel, and many more. She has performed in Times Square and Las Vegas, and has performed/dance captained several national and international tours in over 20 […]

  • NHTE 250 Robert Eibach
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Billboard-charting record producer, EDM Remixer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked on Grammy-winning and nominated albums. This year alone he has had four Number 1 songs. He also hosts celebrity TV shows for the 24K Music Network. His success has come while working across various […]

  • NHTE 249 Michael Pressman
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Two-time Emmy Award-winning director and producer who was also nominated for a third. He has produced and directed numerous network series, including multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Law and Order SVU as well as Blue Bloods. He distinguished himself early in his career with the […]

  • NHTE 248 Chris Donohue
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 7, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Bassist, producer, music supervisor, and platinum-selling songwriter who has recorded and/or performed with a most impressive list of top name artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Ben Folds to Robert Plant, Maren Morris, Tom Jones, the Indigo Girls, and many (many) more. The night of this […]

  • NHTE 247 Kensie Coppin
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 31, 2018 at 7:10 am

    She has had two Top 40 songs on the Texas charts and multiple “Female Vocalist of the Year” nominations, and been a finalist in many songwriting competitions. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, she has performed in the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Nashville, West Virginia, […]

  • NHTE 246 Wilson Brothers Band
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 24, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Brothers who live in Nashville and perform in a country band, although they each did have their own solo careers. They have written songs that have been cut by twelve other artists. Their debut single debuted at #1 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown and their music has been streamed by the millions. […]

  • NHTE 245 Michael Peterson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    A million-selling, Grammy-nominated country music artist whose songs have hit #1 on the charts five times. Amazingly, he has had his songs recorded by Hall of Famers and Grammy winners in five different genres, including Travis Tritt, Timothy Schmitt of The Eagles, and more. He has also been a […]

  • NHTE 244 Ashley Taylor
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 10, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Her debut EP is scheduled for release January 18th, yet she already has a combined social media following of approximately 55 thousand. Three singles from her EP have already been released, and this year alone she has done lots of performing in lots of locations – not only in Nashville, but, […]

  • NHTE 243 Dave Jenkins
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    An original member of the popular band Pablo Cruise, which sold several million albums and still continues touring today. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, Dave Jenkins has also performed with Southern Pacific and, more recently, with the American Classic Hit Makers. He has recorded with many […]

  • NHTE 242 Jaime Kyle
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Having written or co-written hit songs for the likes of Faith Hill and Heart, among others, she's a singer, songwriter, guitar player whose songs and/or recorded performances represent an accumulated sales of an amazing 19 million CDs. She was the first female rock singer/songwriter to be signed […]

  • NHTE 241 Jeff Strametz
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, plus he is the president and CEO of Boulder Creek Musical Instruments. The company does guitars, basses, and ukuleles and has a very impressive artist roster. He performs regularly and this year earned Best Band honors in the Gilroy Dispatch’s […]

  • NHTE 240 Taylor X
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    A singer, songwriter, recording artist in the electro pop genre, she also has an extensive background in dance, and, her music videos play in fitness gyms around the country. Plus she has also gotten radio airplay. She was the Pop/Contemporary Entertainer of the Year at last year’s Josie […]

  • NHTE 239 Shelly Liebowitz
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Record executive, producer, promoter, and manager who is currently the CEO of SRI Label Group. He has worked with artists ranging from Sammy Davis Jr. to John Lennon. And, he has licensed recordings worldwide, and works as a consultant to several major music labels. Last year he put out a […]

  • NHTE 238 Mark Schulman
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Drummer touring with P!NK (currently in Australia), he has also performed over the years with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Foreigner, Destiny’s Child, and many others. He is the recipient of numerous gold and platinum discs and has appeared on shows ranging from The Grammys […]

  • NHTE 237 Rick and Nancy Monsipapa
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    It's called the music BUSINESS, which means that if you are a singer, songwriter, recording artist, musician, entertainer of any kind, there IS an element of sales involved in what you're doing. On this episode, sales trainers Rick and Nancy Monsipapa give tips for selling your music, getting […]

  • NHTE 236 Carly Jo Jackson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele, she has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” gotten gear endorsements, and even had one of her original songs used in a TV commercial. She has performed everywhere from the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim this past January to the […]

  • NHTE 235 Magnolia Wind
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    A duo act who prides themselves on playing every instrument you hear - no loops or tracks - they have a unique story about essentially living on the road in their RV. Chris plays guitar and drums and has performed with and for a list of artists that includes Lee Brice, while Kristen (bass and lead […]

  • NHTE 234 Chase Walker
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 1, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Currently working on an EP for release before the end of 2018 with an album release likely for 2019, this singer, songwriter, guitarist has been highlighted in Guitar World Magazine ("next blues hero"), Guitar Player Magazine, and ("the next big thing"). His second album debuted […]

  • NHTE 233 Megan Davies
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Although based in Nashville, this singer, songwriter, guitar player has become internationally known thanks to her huge success on YouTube. She has also gotten a tremendous following on Spotify while playing all around the country, including multiple House of Blues locations, The Mint (Los […]

  • NHTE 232 Gigi Rich
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 18, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Now L.A.-based singer, songwriter, piano player who was on Team Gwen Stefani in season seven of "The Voice." Originally from New Jersey, she has performed everywhere from New York to Nashville to Dallas to Las Vegas and at notable venues including The Mint (L.A.), New York's Rockwood Music Hall […]

  • NHTE 231 Amy Keys
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    She has sung with some of the biggest names in music, from Phil Collins to Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and many, many more. She has even sung for a Super Bowl commercial that won an Emmy. She is also a writer, producer, and actor, and served as a representative on the […]

  • NHTE 230 Beebs
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player currently out on the Warped Tour. She recently hosted the livestream for the California Roots Festival. And she has also been in the studio these days and hopes to release a new single by this Fall. She had released her first solo EP in June 2016. Her other […]

  • NHTE 229 Kris James
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Singer/songwriter currently rolling out a single that marks the debut of his solo career after having been a member of the pop trio The Scheme. He has gotten distribution for the song through Universal Music UK and worked with a very notable producer for the song. There are already remixes of the […]

  • NHTE 228 Nina Lee
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who last November put out a five-song EP. Also last year she was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Three months ago she did a soft launch via YouTube of a new single. She recently played the Montauk Music Festival and also […]

  • NHTE 227 Steven Malcolm
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    A multiple Dove Awards nominee, just last week he released his second project in The Second City four-part series, "The Second City Part 2," with Part 1 having been released in late January. He has had a song receive national recognition from NBA on ESPN, plus another single was featured on […]

  • NHTE 226 Diamond Dixie
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 6, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Sister duo currently working on new music that they hope to release next year. They continue performing all around Florida - including playing some very notable venues and events (performed at the House of Blues three times last year) - while also going back and forth to Nashville. The girls have […]

  • NHTE 225 Rhythm Rampage
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    A sister duo who have a single being released to country radio. They have played over a thousand shows in 20 states. Already this year they have performed in Colorado, Arizona, and California, plus they will be doing an appearance in Nashville in about a week-and-a-half at CMA Fest. They also […]

  • NHTE 224 Reneda Cross
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The founder of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, which will celebrate its tenth such event in October. The festival is five days long and features close to 100 songwriters who over the years have come from places like Nashville, as far away as L.A., and even some from right there in […]

  • NHTE 223 Sass Jordan
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    She has sold over a million records worldwide and won various awards, including Billboard and Juno, and has been called “one of the pioneers of female fronted rock." A singer/songwriter, she has toured and/or worked with an impressive list that ranges from Aerosmith to Alice Cooper to Cheap […]

  • NHTE 222 Scott Page
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    A saxophonist/guitarist for the likes of Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and Toto, among others, he actually plays several other instruments and sings too. He is also the CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Ignited Network - his fourth startup company - and is an invited guest lecturer (having taught at […]

  • NHTE 221 David Longoria
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 2, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    An award-winning singer, composer, trumpeter, and producer who won Best EDM Song at the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, although he performs what he considers a sub-genre called TDM – Trumpet Dance Music. He has a multi-decade résumé of work with artists from different […]

  • NHTE 220 Alex G
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A singer/songwriter with 1.5 million YouTube subscribers, she released a 14-song album last year and then five months later put out the first in a four-part EP series. She talks about how headlining a tour was different – a learning experience – from being an opening act, and why she […]

  • NHTE 219 Chase Miller with Nicky Barot
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 18, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A return appearance to the show for this California-based country singer, songwriter, guitar player, who this time was joined by his producer (and lead guitar player), who were on-location at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. At the time of the interview they were working toward the release of […]

  • NHTE 218 Justin Emord
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

    The bass player from Love and a .38, who had a video for one of their songs featured by Universal Studios on a 40-foot screen at City Walk. The band has gone throughout the southwest and up and down the west coast of the U.S., plus they've performed at SXSW too. Working with the band towards a new […]

  • NHTE 217 Preston Reed
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A fingerstyle guitarist known for a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body. One of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the world, he has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades. To-date, he has […]

  • NHTE 216 Chandler Juliet
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    With a seven-song EP on target for release this summer, award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Chandler Juliet is on a path being paved by success stories. Her debut EP in 2015 was featured through a sold out CD release party at Boardner’s in Hollywood. She has also […]

  • NHTE 215 Emily Faith
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    A singer, songwriter, guitar player who lives in Oklahoma but has also performed in places like Texas, California, and Nashville, she became a featured artist on Radio Disney. She recorded an EP under the direction of producer Ken Caillat, best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac. Emily was […]

  • NHTE 214 Dixie Jade
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    A duo, both originally from California but reconnected in Nashville, they are working on a new EP hoped to be released in the Spring. They have written hundreds of songs together and toured across the nation and have opened for the likes of Thompson Square, Love and Theft, and Daryle Singeltary as […]

  • NHTE 213 Caroline Dare
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association International as "One to Watch" (for being a songwriter on the rise), already in her young career she has performed at the likes of Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA), and The Coca Cola 600 […]

  • NHTE 212 Mean Mary
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    She plays eleven different instruments and is a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts. She tells an amazing tale about being in a car accident such that she hit the windshield and the visor hit her throat and one of her vocal chords was paralyzed and they weren't […]

  • NHTE 211 Muriel Anderson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    The first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, she is a guitarist and harp guitarist who has performed with the likes of Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Earl Klugh, and more. She has released more than a dozen solo albums, instructional CDs, and DVDs. Her music can be heard in […]

  • NHTE 210 Joey DeFrancesco
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    2018 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album (his fourth Grammy nomination). He has recorded and/or toured with Ray Charles, Better Midler, Diana Krall, George Benson, David Sanborn, and many others. He played 200-plus nights a year throughout the course of his career. He was inducted in […]

  • NHTE 209 James Kennedy
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Songwriter, producer, and performer based in Wales (UK) who has been referred to by BBC Radio 1 as “Warped Genius.” He is also the owner of Konic Records and is in the band Kyshera. He has written and produced three Kyshera albums and three solo albums. He has performed hundreds of […]

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