008 – Songs of Escape

Today, I’m sitting down with a true Nashville native and chatting about her memories of our city and its music from the 80s to today.

006 – Song of Surrender

An artist, a speaker, a writer, and Founder of the Nashville Creative Group – Beth Inglish is all that and so much more. I was really excited to sit down with her to talk about her love of music but also how that transitioned into finding community and learning the art of surrender. Here’s my conversation with my talented friend, Beth Inglish.

Loving Better

What. A. Week. For the Nashvillians who were here during the flood of 2010, our community response to this natural disaster is no surprise. There’s a good reason they call Tennessee the Volunteer State. After an F3 tornado ripped through Germantown, North Nashville, East Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, and Mt. Juliet, the devastation surrounding our neighborhoods…

005 – Song of Homecoming

Chris Lee and I met as young professionals, both very early on in our careers. You may wonder what a CPA has to do with music, but he’s here to change your mind. We dive into band instruments, competitive dancing, Beck, and a defining moment that turned into a Homecoming.

004 – Song in the Darkness

You know that moment when you meet someone and you just click? I met Sarah Robinson in early 2019 and I was instantly drawn to her big heart and her compassion for people who are struggling. She has a way with words — both spoken and written — that lead you to truths of how seen and loved you truly are.

003 – Song of Community

Since it’s the week before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to sit down with a favorite couple of mine. I attended Belmont University with Jeff & Kristin in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until recently that our friendship grew roots. These two combine their generous hearts with an open door that has made a huge impact on my life as well as many others.

002 – Song of Joy

I’m really excited to introduce you to two people who have known me my entire life… literally. My parents are a constant source of inspiration for me and, in fact, their story – something they’re going through this very moment – was a source of inspiration for this podcast.

001 – Song of Remembering

The Starting with a Song Podcast launches TODAY! Everyone has a story worth sharing. It’s in those stories where we discover songs — everything from the rallying cries we sing to pump us up to the celebratory music that makes us dance after a win. But what about the in-between of liminal space?

Timelapse

The New Year came and went without any year-in-review social updates on my end. I thought about it as I scrolled through the feed of my friends’ memories, but opted to sit in the silence. When I opened my journal this morning and wrote 2020 for the first time, I noticed a sizable gap from…

Starting with a Song

I stopped scrolling when I saw this post. My friend re-posted this and suggested we think about where we started 10 years ago. Sure, the decade realization is enough to make my head spin, but I love how she used the word started. A decade ago, 28-year old Amanda was living in a very different…