“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 321 Josh Gallagher
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 1, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Garth Brooks had said about him, “This kid, as soon as he opens his mouth — you believe him.” A Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and guitar player originally from Pennsylvania, he walked away from a college baseball scholarship to pursue music and ended up in the top four on […]

  • NHTE 320 Dauzat St Marie
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Singer songwriter duo who relocated from Louisiana to Los Angeles. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their second album which is due out later this year. Separately, they have played with Kelly Osbourne and Pat Benatar and this summer they are scheduled to tour with Rick […]

  • NHTE 319 Muriel Anderson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 18, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists. Her new project is an international cookbook with a CD containing a tune for each recipe. She has released more than a dozen instrumental CDs and eight instructional DVDs and has also published articles in numerous […]

  • NHTE 318 Kash'd Out
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 11, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    They have two singles on Spotify that have amassed more than a million listens and their YouTube videos have over a million views. A reggae band out of Orlando, Florida, that got signed by LAW Records and reached Number 2 on the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts, they released their second album […]

  • NHTE 317 Shaun Martin
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 4, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    A multiple Grammy-winning keyboardist from Texas, he works in a variety of styles from instrumental jazz to gospel to hip-hop and R&B. He emerged in the 1990s by building his reputation as a session player and his willingness and ability to be a subtle part of each band. He performs with the […]

  • NHTE 316 Alisan Porter
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 26, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    The winner of Season 10 of "The Voice," last year she released her third album. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress originally from Massachusetts, now living in Los Angeles. As a child, she was the title character in the movie, “Curly Sue,” and has also been in other […]

  • NHTE 315 Wordsmith
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    A musician, rapper, and entrepreneur who hails from Baltimore, Maryland. He makes clean, purposeful, hip-hop music with a strong motivational message and also has his own independent label. He is a voting member of the Grammys and has partnerships with Netflix, ESPN, NFL Network, and WWE, his […]

  • NHTE 314 Judd Hoos
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 12, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    An indie rock band that hails from Black Hills, South Dakota, they played 120 dates last year, including headlining at Sturgis. They’ve opened for the likes of Third Eye Blind, Uncle Cracker, and Puddle of Mud. They have amassed more than half a million streams on Spotify alone and had their […]

  • NHTE 313 Whitney Tai
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 5, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Singer and songwriter of emotive dream pop who is originally from New York but now lives in Los Angeles. She was named one of the top 100 unsigned artists by Music Connection Magazine. A clip from one of her videos has been heavily featured at Hard Rock Cafes all over the world. Her first album […]

  • NHTE 312 Brian Grilli
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 29, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player originally from Illinois, now living in Virginia. He is a Navy Veteran and Boot Campaign Veteran Ambassador who has written a song for the TV show, "Sons of Anarchy." He has opened for notable artists including Cheap Trick, 38 Special, and Florida Georgia Line. […]

  • NHTE 311 Analise Hoveyda
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    A singer, dancer, and actress who last year released two singles, one of which was released on All Star Music/Sony/Red and produced by PJ Bianco, who discovered and developed the Jonas Brothers. She is currently working on new music. And, she was also in the Disney movie, “A Wrinkle in […]

  • NHTE 310 Joey Stuckey
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 15, 2020 at 7:01 am

    An award-winning guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, and sound engineer who has been blind since a brain tumor as an infant. He also runs a studio and is a voting member of the GRAMMYs. He is very active as a touring musician, having started off 2020 with a show at the famed […]

  • NHTE 309 Sam Woolf
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    He gained national recognition in 2014 when he was in the top five on Season 13 of “American Idol.” That same year he released his debut EP, working with a Grammy Award winning producer. He has also worked with a Grammy nominated engineer and he has co-headlined an event with the […]

  • NHTE 308 Death Angel
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 1, 2020 at 6:01 am

    The band has a song that is up for a GRAMMY in the Best Metal Performance category. They are signed to Nuclear Blast Records and released an album in May 2019 and a music video in November, and next month they will do seven shows in nine days in Europe, performing in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, […]

  • NHTE 307 Mudbone
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 25, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Calling himself a music historian, he is a Nashville-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. He has had two Top 75 Americana Music Association charting records and is currently recording a blues album to be released in Spring of next year. He has toured for more than 15 years, including […]

  • NHTE 306 Christina Christian
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 18, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Based in the Florida panhandle, she's a singer, songwriter, and guitar player. Plus, she and her husband have a record label and produce music events. She is very active performing, doing shows in December alone in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. Earlier this year she traveled to New […]

  • NHTE 305 Sean Gasaway
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player, publisher, and producer who has had songs played on “The Today Show” on NBC as well as on FOX Sports. Based in Nashville, he holds major publishing deals in every country in the world, garnering over 120 songs cut, including four Number One songs on […]

  • NHTE 304 Colleen Lloy
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    She has opened for the likes of George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and more. Plus, she has performed with Mick Fleetwood. She also once had the opportunity to interview the legendary B.B. King. More recently she has been in the studio recording new music and is also a […]

  • NHTE 303 Angela Predhomme
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 27, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Based outside of Detroit, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who released a new album in September. Her music has been heard in major retail chains, in film, and on TV, such as the popular Hallmark movie, “Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane” and Lifetime’s hit […]

  • NHTE 302 Striking Matches
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 20, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Blues-pop duo based in Nashville who released an EP earlier this year, three singles since then, and have more new music coming out. They both write, sing, and play guitar, and they had NINE songs on the TV show “Nashville” and a song on "Gray's Anatomy." The last two weeks of October […]

  • NHTE 301 Best Of Volume 3
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    A look back at just some of the highlights from the show's third hundred episodes. Clips are played from an assortment of the guest interviews done between episodes 201 and 300 to celebrate the latest milestone as well as to give listeners a sampling of just some of what was aired over that span. […]

  • NHTE 300 Daxx Nielsen
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 6, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    The drummer for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cheap Trick, having performed more than one thousand shows with them and recorded three critically acclaimed albums. He also co-wrote and drummed on the score for the Oscar Award-winning documentary, “Undefeated.” He even performed with […]

  • NHTE 299 Mikel Paris
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Singer, songwriter, musician, and filmmaker who is making a long overdue return to this show, having been a guest way back on Episode 30 in August 2014. He is the creator of “Tune Trek,” a travel and music show that has aired on PBS. He also performs with the band O.A.R., although he […]

  • NHTE 298 Audra McLaughlin
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who is actively performing there in Music City and is writing music to prepare for her next release. She put out an EP earlier this year and is passionate about using her platform to inspire students to believe in themselves and be inspired by her […]

  • NHTE 297 Braiden Sunshine
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    He came into the public conscience four years ago as a semi-finalist on “The Voice.” A singer, songwriter, guitar player based in Connecticut, he has opened for the likes of Blues Traveler and Huey Lewis. He had a song on the iTunes Top 50 and is working on a new EP (possibly full […]

  • NHTE 296 Julia Lima
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 9, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Now based in L.A., she has also lived in Las Vegas and New York. She is a Russian-American singer, songwriter, and voice teacher who has been cited by the New York Times, been published in magazines, and has collaborated with various brands. Her music is a crossover that blends classical and […]

  • NHTE 295 Eileen Carey
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Singer who reached the top of the New Music Weekly radio charts this past Spring, and, she was their AC/Hot AC Breakthrough Artist of 2019. Based in California, last month she traveled to Music City to headline the Nashville Sync Summit. Her newest music video garnered over 49 thousand views in […]

  • NHTE 294 Chloe Collins
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 25, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    She has a new single out, the third single she has released this year. She had a song on the 100th episode of the TV show, “Nashville” and she was a finalist in New York for Nash Next 2018, which spans 61 radio stations across 28 states. She moved from New York to Nashville a year […]

  • NHTE 293 Don Miggs
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Bi-coastal singer, songwriter, and guitar player, who has a music publishing company, recording studios in Tampa and L.A., a weekly radio show, co-authored a book that was released this past February, and is even involved in film and fashion. Music-wise, he just completed a score for a new movie, […]

  • NHTE 292 Hannah Anders
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 11, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Singer, songwriter, and guitar player who lives in Nashville. She had a feature with Sirius XM and will be returning as the headliner at KIX Country Fest in Daytona Beach, Florida. She toured the UK and Ireland as the headliner of the Rednecks and Rhinestone Festival. She was chosen to perform […]

  • NHTE 291 Shannon Lauren Callihan
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 4, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has a single out that got more than 50,000 streams in the first two weeks. Another new song is on the way. She played a sold out show in New York at Rockwood Music Hall. Shannon mixes elements of neo-soul with the melodies of R&B into […]

  • NHTE 290 Grace Askew
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 28, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Rolling Stone magazine deemed her the number one most robbed contestant on season four of "The Voice." She is currently in the midst of a two-year songwriting challenge, which had started off as a song-a-day for one year. Based in Memphis, she is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. […]

  • NHTE 289 Emily Wolfe
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    In the last seven months this Austin, Texas-based singer, songwriter, guitar player shared the stage with Peter Frampton and Billy Gibbons at the Winter NAMM Show, released her first album, and had three performances at South by Southwest. She has two songs on Spotify with well over one million […]

  • NHTE 288 Carl Wockner
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Australian guitarist, songwriter, and acoustic live looping artist now living in Nashville. In 2015, he became the only Australian artist to ever win Top Honors at the International Acoustic Music Awards and the following year he and his family moved to Nashville. Between multiple headliner […]

  • NHTE 287 Justin Johnson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 7, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    A multi-instrumentalist, known best for his guitar skills. His original music has been licensed to Dodge Motor Co, Ken Burns, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, and more. Guitar World magazine says he is a “must-see act” and he has been praised by Bootsy Collins for his funk. […]

  • NHTE 286 Frontier
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 31, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    A four-piece rock band from Kentucky that includes two brothers and a cousin. Their latest album was produced by a multi-platinum producer who has also produced for the likes of Sheryl Crow and Tom Petty. Frontier has shared the stage with the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Restless Heart, and Kevin […]

  • NHTE 285 Ben Cesare
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Singer, songwriter, guitar player who relocated to Nashville from Boston. Last month he had five performances as part of CMA Fest and his debut EP has accumulated over 400,000 streams on Spotify. He gives us the exclusive with his new song that will be released at the end of next week (on August […]

  • NHTE 284 Cole Fredrick of Undecided Future
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 17, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The guitar player and a singer in the band Undecided Future. The band won the 2019 Young Entertainers Award. In 2017 they had won Best.Cover.Ever with mega-artist Jason Derulo and performed a song with him and exclusive video on YouTube. They are regulars on the Main Stage at Downtown Disney in […]

  • NHTE 283 Eva Gardner
    by, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

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