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Amy Grant has us over to her house for tea and an intimate conversation covering everything from faith and mentorship to cooking and skincare tips. What a gift! It was an opportunity for us to share which of Amy’s songs and stories have impacted us the most and also soak up the wisdom that just seems to spill out of Amy every time she speaks. She shares (sometimes hilarious) stories from her friendships with heroes Minnie Pearl and Carole King as well as encouragement to light the creative spark in all of us. Oh, and we have a good cry over Amy’s Christmas classic, “Breath of Heaven,” as well.
Author Claire Gibson is here to talk about her debut novel, Beyond the Point. The book tells the story of three women, Dani, Hannah and Avery, who meet and form a deep bond while attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. The story follows them as they work to maintain those friendships while facing the demands of relationships, careers and an earth-shattering tragedy.
Claire grew up at West Point, where her father was a professor, so the novel is based on her recollections as well as more than 20 interviews Claire conducted with female graduates at West Point. She hopes Beyond the Point will give readers a three-dimensional view of women in the military beyond the stereotypes we see in pop culture and the media at large.
Claire also poured her own experience of dealing with infertility and ultimately deciding to adopt a child with her husband, Patrick, into Beyond the Point, which is a big reason why the passages on grief and faith ring so true. Claire previously wrote about her adoption experience in a piece for Marie Claire. Find more of her work here.
Claire also shares some advice for writers and explains how she learned to quiet the inner critic in her head while writing.
Miles Adcox is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an emotional wellness organization offering a range of personal growth workshops and counseling to help people become the best version of themselves. A frequent guest on "Dr. Phil", Miles is also the co-host of the "Unspoken" podcast with Ruthie Lindsey, where they speak with guests about things in life that are hard to say. In this episode, Ashley shares about her recent experience at Onsite, which she calls "the hardest and best thing I have ever done.” Miles shares his story and talks about giving ourselves permission to take care of ourselves. Hunter also gets some insight on how people who’ve experienced trauma can cope with news stories that trigger past pain.
Jake Owen joins us to talk about love and life as he and his girlfriend, Erica, prepare to welcome a new baby in just a few weeks! Jake also dishes out some love advice for Ashley and tells us why he’s leaning into the country sound quite a bit on his latest hit, “Down to the Honky Tonk” and his upcoming album, “Greetings From…Jake.” Also, Jake reveals new details on what it’s like to film his role in the upcoming movie, “The Best Friend,” starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel. A great time catching up with a long-time friend!
Lauren Alaina is finally here!!! We talk all about Lauren's current spot on Blake Shelton's tour as well as her response to the lack of women on country radio with her new single, "Ladies in the ‘90s." Also, Lauren and Ashley spent a week together at Onsite in January doing some intense therapy work. Lauren opens up about that experience and moving forward following the loss of her stepfather and the end of her recent engagement. We also laugh about the challenges of flirting with intention now that Lauren’s re-entering the dating world.
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Kassi Ashton had us laughing hard with her tales of working as a karaoke DJ in Nashville before signing her record deal. Now, she’s shaking things up in country music by marching to the beat of her own drum in her new video for “Violins.” She tells us about co-writing the song and coming up with the singular look and concept for the clip, which features some jaw-dropping choreography. On top of her recent collaboration with Keith Urban, Kassi has also started sharing the secrets behind her unique fashion sense, which has landed her a new partnership with Forever 21 for International Women's Day. Don’t miss the hilarious beauty pageant talk at the end!
Kane Brown’s career is on fire with recent collaborations with Khalid, Camila Cabello and Brooks & Dunn on top of his own bestselling album, “Experiment.” We caught up with Kane just before his bowling party in Nashville to celebrate his latest No. 1 hit. The wide-ranging conversation reveals a different side of the rising superstar as he opens up about headlining a sold-out arena tour, marriage with longtime love, Katelyn Jae, and the surprising perks of good karma.
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