Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour, ACC receives some CMA love, and the hustle of being a songwriter… Kix, Suzanne, and Producer Lono discuss all that and more in this Kickin’ It with Kix Podcast.
First up, Lonnie surprises Kix and Suzanne with the news that he attended Taylor Swift’s Nashville stop on her Reputation Tour. He gives us his review of the show. Plus, Kix shares his take on the growth of Taylor’s career through the years – from cowboy boots to the moment he feels was transitional for her as an artist and performer.
Recently, the Country Music Association announced this year’s nominations for November 14th’s CMA Awards. And, ACC was thrilled to be among the radio nominees! Hear Kix, Lonnie and Suzanne’s reaction and their insights into our ACC family and putting the show together.
Kix breaks down the world of songwriting and music publishing. He talks about the hustle it takes to get your songs recorded. Plus, Kix shares why artists start their own publishing companies, like Florida Georgia Line’s Tree Vibez Music, and he discusses the importance of places like the Bluebird Cafe. He also talks about the writing career of Sonny Throckmorton, the man behind Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Middle Age Crazy,” Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am,” and The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Trying to Love Two Women.”
Plus, Suzanne asks about the influence of 90s country on today’s artists. Are we on the cusp of having more traditional country music on the radio?
Taylor Swift’s The Reputation Tour (The Tennessean)
Nominees For CMA Broadcast Awards Announced (Music Row Magazine)
Sonny Throckmorton (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)