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“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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  • NHTE 283 Eva Gardner
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 10, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The bass player on tour with P!NK, Eva just released an EP of her own last month. Eva is also the first female artist to have a signature bass with Fender. She has also toured with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Cher, Moby, and Veruca Salt. She did this interview from Germany, where the tour […]

  • NHTE 282 Veronica Fusaro
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 3, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Switzerland-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has recently released a new video and has an EP coming out in September. Last year she played 136 shows and 2019 is very active touring-wise as well. Her current schedule of live shows has her performing everywhere from there in Switzerland […]

  • NHTE 281 Chris Richardson
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 26, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Appeared on “American Idol” and finished in the top five (2007), which resulted in him participating in the “American Idols” tour. A singer/songwriter, in 2010 he was signed to Cash Money Records, whose current artist roster includes the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj, […]

  • NHTE 280 Grace Pettis
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Austin, Texas-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who earlier this year signed a multi-year co-publishing deal with BMG Music. Last September she released an acoustic EP of original songs but she is also part of a trio whose debut EP was reviewed by Rolling Stone. Both she, as a solo artist, […]

  • NHTE 279 Frankie Raye
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player whose new album was recently released. She has been on TV, radio, and podcasts talking about it and her new songs have been getting aired in the U.S. and Canada. She is extremely active performing live shows. This month alone she has 31 bookings (keeping in mind […]

  • NHTE 278 Chris Mitchell
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Jazz musician based in Texas, currently on a year-long world tour that started in the Netherlands in January and in the second half of 2019 – amidst various U.S. dates – goes to Japan, Finland, Thailand, Australia, Canada, the UK, France, and Germany. Although he occasionally plays […]

  • NHTE 277 Hannah Wicklund
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    She fronts a rock band that has performed more than 2,500 shows. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, she has more than 100 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. She has just released a new video and to say she is on tour is putting it mildly, with 17 shows in the 30 days of June alone, plus […]

  • NHTE 276 Nelson Montana
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Multi-instrumentalist and an arranger, composer, vocalist, and music producer, in addition to being an author/journalist. Based in New York City, he has also done some acting. His newest projects include having re-done an album from the 1960s by The Shaggs, plus he also wrote and edited a chapter […]

  • NHTE 275 Peyton Gilliland
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Northern Alabama-based singer/songwriter whose latest single was just released two months ago, following two others that she’d put out last November and last August. The latter of those was a finalist in the John Lennon International Songwriters Competition. She has an EP in the coming […]

  • NHTE 274 Aubryn
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Having just sang at the Grand Ole Opry, this Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitar player makes a return to the show after having been a guest on NHTE Episode 58. She has been hosting a weekly online web concert for more than six years and has recently started doing other livestreaming on […]

  • NHTE 273 Holly Tucker
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Based in Waco, a singer, songwriter, guitar player whose current single was released in mid-February and is placing on all of the charts in Texas. She has more new music planned in the form of another single and then an EP. She also talks about a crowdfunding campaign she'll be launching. She is […]

  • NHTE 272 Whitney Doucet
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Singer/songwriter who has just released a new single and has two more new songs in the pipeline for release real soon. She has been very active performing live, in different configurations – all the way up to a six-piece band – and continues to perform the national anthem at very high […]

  • NHTE 271 Chelsea Jyles
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Australian singer, songwriter, guitar player who has a new single out. She released an EP at the beginning of this year after having put one out last year as well. She toured Europe this past December and has even performed U.S. at the famed Hotel Café in Los Angeles. She has found […]

  • NHTE 270 Recording Academy - MusiCares and Advocacy
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    A special episode highlighting two significant initiatives under the Recording Academy umbrella, speaking to anyone who's involved with some facet of the music business, which is very wide ranging, as the first guest details. Debbie Carroll checks in from Nashville to speak on behalf of MusiCares, […]

  • NHTE 269 Alan Gogoll
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Australian solo acoustic guitarist and composer most known for his two-handed “bell harmonics” techniques. He is in the tens of millions in terms of streams on various music platforms and hundreds of millions in video views, with the latter featuring a camera rig inside his guitar. He […]

  • NHTE 268 Arbour Season
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 27, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Their having recently released a four-song EP isn't all that's new with this duo since they were last on the show (Episode 140). They have since changed their group name, become parents, and one of them has taken on a role booking for college gigs. And they're still doing it all while living and […]

  • NHTE 267 Paralandra
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 20, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Paralandra has opened for Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and Dokken. The band's Paul and Cassandra Carson talk in this live, on-location interview about having performed at South By Southwest and signing last year with Legend Recordings, subsequently releasing the EP “Ascension.” Their […]

  • NHTE 266 PhonyPPL
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The New York Times called them “forward-thinking.” NPR called them “brilliant,” and Rolling Stone placed their first album among the year’s 15 greatest. They have received praise from Childish Gambino, among others, and they’ve appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and have […]

  • NHTE 265 Derek Anthony
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 6, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Texas-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has gotten radio airplay and has performed over 120 shows a year for the last eight years, including some very notable locations. He has opened for the likes of Clint Black, JoDee Messina, Kansas, and many others. Hear him talk about […]

  • NHTE 264 Andrew Cassara
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 27, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Canadian singer, songwriter, guitar player (Ottawa, Ontario) who has performed internationally – and that doesn’t just mean Canada. When he was 16 years old he became a social media sensation and eventually amassed over 250 thousand followers on Twitter, plus he was ranked Number 1 on […]

  • NHTE 263 Jessica Meuse
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 20, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, who was on “The Voice” AND “American Idol.” Her album released last August has gained over three million streams, and she has also had success with honors on the video side. She will be performing in no fewer than nine different […]

  • NHTE 262 Natalie Gelman
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    She opened for Bon Jovi and played in the UK since her last appearance on NHTE. A California-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who performed at the Winter 2019 NAMM Show and has a new full-length album on the way, likely this year, with the project mastered by Bernie Grundman ("Thriller," […]

  • NHTE 261 Brennley Brown
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Recording in Nashville the week that this episode is being released, she's a singer, songwriter, guitar player who performed at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show in late January. She was in the Top 20 of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” AND she finished in sixth place on Season 12 of […]

  • NHTE 260 Kerry Marshall
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Guitarist and producer who has been featured in Guitar Player magazine and has appeared on "Good Morning America." He is a voting member of the Recording Academy. Nicknamed "2Smooth," he has played at very notable venues around the U.S. and has toured internationally. He also is an Army veteran, […]

  • NHTE 259 Aaron Haugland
    by info@now-hear-this.net, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 23, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Fort Lauderdale-based singer, songwriter, guitar player whose new album is expected to be released in March. He is the creator of what he calls beach-infused country music. Recently he became the Artist Relations Chair Holder on the Board of Directors for the Trop Rock Music Association and is […]

  • NHTE 258 Hope Cassity
    by info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 info@now-hear-this.net, 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 UltimateGuitar.com ("the next big thing"). His second album debuted […]

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