On this episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall, Paul speaks with Jim Brickman, the Grammy-nominated contemporary pianist and songwriter about the evolving nature of the music industry, how to gain momentum as an independent artist, and the importance of dedication in building a career. Discussing the past and present, the pair breaks down the power of streaming, sales, and promotion to explore how the life of a working, independent musician has changed over the years. Jim shares insight from his decades of experience as a live performer, as well as what it takes to make a name for yourself and connect with others in the digital age.
Tyler Glenn, the lead singer and songwriter of Neon Trees, sat down with me to discuss the progression of his professional and personal life. Tyler opens up about coming out and how his faith has evolved as a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Together they talk about everything from Provo and Utah’s music scene, to the creation of the LOVELOUD Festival with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and Tyler’s time in Kinky Boots on Broadway. We get to the heart of what it’s like to live an honest and faithful life in the spotlight.
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Neon Trees’ Elaine Bradley, songwriter and drummer for the award-winning rock band, joins Paul to discuss how she built a career in rock music while remaining a committed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Diving deep into her time at Brigham Young University and in Provo, Utah, Elaine discusses how she became a member of Neon Trees and how she incorporates her faith into her work.
On this episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall, Paul speaks with Symphonic Distribution’s Vice President of Business Development, Randall Foster. Listeners will receive an inside look at the multifaceted world of music distribution and how it can impact an independent artist’s career. Randall shares his experience in the music industry, and how his work has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul sits down with Wisconsin-native Tony Memmel, who while only born with one hand, overcame obstacles to become a talented guitarist who shares his faith through music. A fellow Nashville musician, Tony shares how faith inspires him, how he mastered guitar with one hand, and how his music has taken him around the world. Together, Tony and Paul explore how adversity and obstacles can be tools to share your story and inspire others.They spread the message that each of us has a purpose and each of us is perfectly and wonderfully made.
In the second episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall, Paul continues his conversation with Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the country music couple behind Thompson Square. Along with sharing the advice they received from the legendary Merle Haggard, they talk about their writing process, trying to recreate a bygone era in country music, the difficulties that come with working together creatively as a couple, and more. Together, Paul, Keifer, and Shawna discuss Nashville’s music industry to offer insight and share their honest personal experiences with listeners.
On the first episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall, Paul is joined by powerhouse country music couple, Thompson Square. With 5 Billboard Top 20 hits, nearly 1 billion digital streams, multiple Grammy Award nominations, and AMA and CMA awards under their belt, Keifer and Shawna Thompson dive deep into how they got where they are today. Together with Paul, they discuss breaking into the Nashville music community, how technology is changing the music industry, and how they met.
Hear from award-winning pianist, songwriter, and heart transplant recipient, Paul Cardall, as he shares his story and what led him to create his new podcast on the American Songwriter podcast network. Paul seeks to shine a light on creative and game-changing individuals who know what it means to be all heart, exploring what keeps them carrying on in the face of adversity and how they use their gifts and talent to make the world a better place.
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Paul Cardall, Like His Podcast Name States, is “All Heart”
From the beautiful music he composes, performs, and produces, to his philanthropic efforts, resilient spirit, and aptly named podcast, Paul Cardall is “All Heart.” Connecting with listeners around the world, the Dove-Award winner’s solely improvised album Peaceful Piano has fans in 160 countries. Paul is celebrating the launch of his new podcast All Heart with Paul Cardall, as part of the American Songwriter Podcast Network. Each episode features a deep-dive interview with an interesting artist, actor, director or personality about their passion and drive. Upcoming guests include Thompson Square, Tony Memmel, and Randall Foster.