“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 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 […]

  • NHTE 271 Chelsea Jyles
    by, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

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