Salute the Songbird with Maggie Rose

Maggie hosts candid conversations with her female musical heroes about their lives in and out of music, and a lot more. Premieres January 2021, subscribe now!

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  • Melissa Etheridge

    Legendary Melissa Etheridge joins Maggie on this episode and things get deep very quickly. Maggie and Melissa talk about loss, navigating through illness, and how critical it is to talk openly about difficult things. Melissa discusses the work she’s doing through her foundation, along with the many other organizations she supports. She revisits her early…

  • Bonus Episode: Gibson Presents Maggie Rose and Lzzy Hale

    In this special episode, Maggie and Lzzy talk about Lzzy’s new signature guitar, the Explorerbird by Gibson. Lzzy tells Maggie about dreaming up the concept for the guitar and what went into making it. Maggie asks Lzzy to explain how she continues to evolve as a guitar player, her approach to practicing, and the two…

  • Lzzy Hale

    Lzzy Hale, front woman and guitarist for the band Halestorm, joins Maggie on the heels of releasing her band’s new album, Back From The Dead. Lzzy tells about confronting the anxiety she felt during the pandemic, a theme that threads through the songs on the new record which she describes as her most personal yet.…

  • Marissa Moss

    Award-winning journalist Marissa Moss joins Maggie on this week’s episode to talk about her new book, Her Country, a “full and unbridled inside story of the last twenty years of country music through the lens of Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, and Kacey Musgraves”. Maggie and Marissa discuss country music’s complex history and finding hope, despite…

  • Adia Victoria

    Maggie welcomes singer-songwriter Adia Victoria to the show this week to talk about her new album, A Southern Gothic, which she wrote during the pandemic lockdown. Adia and Maggie discuss their complicated relationships with the South, why women should be able to claim their anger and their power, and Adia explains why she wants people…

  • Karina Rykman

    Bassist Karina Rykman joined Marco Benevento’s band as a replacement to Dave Dreiwitz (Ween /Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) in 2016 and since then, has developed a permanent and powerful presence in the band, playing headlining shows, festival sets, and opening for bands such as Vulfpeck, Dispatch, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Guster, and more. Karina is…

  • Jackson+Sellers

    Jade Jackson and Aubrie Sellers make up the duo Jackson+Sellers, and they are Maggie’s guests on this episode. Jade and Aubrie share stories about the making of their debut album, Breaking Point, and how they found their unexpected musical kinship after back-to-back sets at Americanafest. The duo discusses balancing their creative work with the pressures…

  • Allison Russell

    GRAMMY-nominated Allison Russell joins Maggie on this first episode of season 3 to talk about the making of her album, “Outside Child”, experiencing a ‘creative rebirth’ during the pandemic, and why the work of an artist is empathy work. Allison discusses her difficult upbringing and why writing helps her navigate trauma, and shares some important…

  • A Collection of Songbirds: Compilation Episode

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Maggie showcases some of the best moments from Seasons 1 and 2 of Salute the Songbird in this very special compilation episode. She discusses some of the themes that run through the episodes and the common threads that exist between her guests, who include Martina McBride, Nancy Wilson, Kathy…

  • The Maggie Rose Interview

    This week, we turn the tables – Maggie is interviewed by journalist Marissa Moss (Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Billboard) about creating Salute The Songbird. The two discuss navigating the world of music and why Maggie decided to share her story, and the stories of other women in music, on her podcast. Marissa is the author…

  • Rebroadcast of Episode 1: Ruby Amanfu

    A rebroadcast of the very first episode of Salute The Songbird, with Grammy-nominated songwriter Ruby Amanfu. Ruby joins Maggie on the first episode of Salute the Songbird to talk about her career, the wide spectrum of musical influences that thread through her work, writing through the difficulty of the pandemic and the issues that arose…

  • Natalie Hemby

    Singer and songwriter Natalie Hemby joins Maggie to talk about her journey from songwriter to band member to solo artist; finding her voice, and the stories behind some of her lyrics. Natalie explains her approach to writing with other musicians, and why she thinks it’s an amazing time to be an artist.2x GRAMMY Award-winner Natalie…

  • Amanda Shires

    Amanda Shires is a creative force of the highest nature. She’s a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and violinist; and after already accomplishing so much in her career, her love of words and poetry compelled her to pursue an MFA in creative writing, which she got from Sewanee University of the South. She’s also a painter.In this…

  • Rachael Price and Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive)

    In this episode of Salute the Songbird, Maggie is joined by Lake Street Dive artists Rachael Price and Bridget Kearney. The pair share the story of how they met and formed the band, the things that make them work so well together, and what they love about being women in the music industry.As a band,…

  • Brittney Spencer

    This week, singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer joins Maggie to talk about pursuing a career in country music, her approach to songwriting, and what it’s like to live a creative life in public. The two discuss the experience of moving into the Nashville scene from Maryland, and Brittney explains what she wants her audience to get from…

  • Yola

    GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Yola joins Maggie to talk about defining herself on her own terms, the diverse influences that can be found in her music, and her dedication to advocating for others. Yola shares the story of the song she wrote the night of her mother’s funeral and why Womanhood is the best squad to…

  • Nicole Barsalona

    This week, Maggie welcomes Nicole Barsalona, artist manager, entertainment consultant, and President of the non-profit organization Women In Music. Maggie and Nicole discuss balancing a career in the music industry with having a family, the importance of having a mentor, and the work that Women In Music is doing to level the playing field for…

  • Lucius

    In this episode, Maggie is joined by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who together make up the duo Lucius. Jess and Holly tell Maggie about the early days of their collaboration, how their unique sound and bold visual presence came together, and how they’ve navigated relationships in and out of the band over the years.…

  • Jade Bird

    Singer-songwriter Jade Bird joins Maggie to talk about her approach to songwriting, where she draws her inspiration from, and why social media can adversely affect creativity. Jade explains how she developed her sound, and why she often prefers to write without a collaborator.Jade’s powerful voice offers a winsome mix of folk, pop, and rustic Americana.…

  • Jeannie Seely

    Jeannie Seely is one of the most accomplished, influential women in music. She’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Grammy winning artist and an incredible, prolific songwriter. In this episode, Maggie and Jeannie talk about being a woman in the music industry and whether things have changed since the 60’s, when she got…

  • Hannah Hooper

    Maggie Rose is joined by artist and musician Hannah Hooper, who is the frontwoman of Grouplove. Hannah tells Maggie about the life stories behind Grouplove’s albums, why they work so well together as a band, and finding her voice and passion through performing.Hannah Hooper is an American artist and musician based out of Atlanta. Her…

  • Shannon McNally

    Grammy-nominated Shannon McNally is a prolific, wide ranging singer-songwriter whose recent album, The Waylon Sessions, revisits the songs of Waylon Jennings. Shannon tells Maggie about putting the album together with some of Waylon’s former bandmates and the many musicians who were influenced by his music. The two discuss the early days of her career, the…

  • Special Episode: Harmonics with Brandi Carlile and Beth Behrs

    This special episode is a conversation with Brandi Carlile, produced in partnership with Harmonics with Beth Behrs. Harmonics is a podcast that explores the unexpected ways that music can lead to wellness and healing.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Valerie June

    Maggie sits down with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June in this episode of Salute the Songbird. Valerie talks about how growing up in Memphis in Church of Christ communities shaped her music, shares her thoughts and process on songwriting, and what it means to be a dreamer.Beginning with her 2013 breakout album Pushin’ Against A…

  • Kelly McCartney

    In this episode of Salute the Songbird, Maggie sits down with journalist and broadcaster Kelly McCartney. Kelly tells Maggie about growing up in rural Louisiana and why she finally committed herself to journalism after years of moving around inside the music industry. She discusses her unique approach to interviewing, the activism that’s an important part…

  • Noelle Scaggs

    Joining Maggie this week is musician and singer-songwriter Noelle Scaggs, co-front person for Fitz and the Tantrums. Noelle talks to Maggie about her organization Diversify the Stage and its mission to actively build a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the concert, event, and touring industries. The two discuss Noelle’s exceptional career, navigating the music…

  • Amythyst Kiah

    In this episode, Maggie is joined by singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah to talk about her new album and the experiences that led to her success. Amythyst shares stories from growing up in Tennessee, how support and encouragement from her parents helped her overcome issues with identity and anxiety, and the impact that music and writing has…

  • Sierra Hull

    Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull joins Maggie for this first episode of Season 2.Sierra tells Maggie about her first Grand Ole Opry experience, how she discovered her sound as an artist, and what she learned by working with her longtime idols, like Alison Krauss. In her first 25 years alone, Sierra Hull hit more milestones than…

  • Salute the Songbirds: Live in Nashville

    This episode was recorded live at City Winery in Nashville with guests from season one of Salute the Songbird. Maggie welcomes Jillette Johnson, Kalie Shorr, and Nicole Atkins to the stage for live conversation and performance.Salute the Songbird is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted by Maggie Rose. Produced by Austin Marshall, Maggie Rose,…

  • Elizabeth Cook

    In this special episode of Salute the Songbird singer, songwriter and radio host Elizabeth Cook joins Maggie for a live episode. Elizabeth and Maggie discuss Elizabeth’s journey as a country singer in Nashville, how she turned adversity into songwriting inspiration, and what it’s like to perform at The Grand Ole Opry over 400 times.Elizabeth Cook…

  • Special Episode: Dolly Parton’s Christmas Wish

    This week, we’re sharing an episode from another podcast we think you’ll enjoy, Biscuits & Jam from Southern Living. In this episode, host Sid Evans talks to the legendary Dolly Parton about her latest holiday album, her mama’s cooking and the gift giving tradition she and her husband continue that started with her parents. Subscribe to…

  • Kathy Valentine

    In this final episode of Season One, musician, songwriter and author Kathy Valentine joins Maggie to talk about growing up in Austin as the only child of a single mom, becoming the bassist for The Go-Go’s, and the process of writing her memoir, ‘All I Ever Wanted.’ Kathy shares some of her earliest musical influences…

  • Leslie Fram

    This week, Maggie is joined by CMT SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram to talk about what’s changing in the music industry, women in country music, and life in Nashville. Leslie walks Maggie through her expansive career, from her early days in radio to becoming a successful music media executive. At the end of the…

  • Jillette Johnson

    Singer-songwriter Jillette Johnson joins Maggie on this week’s episode to talk about her life in and out of music, navigating the challenges of the music industry, and the making of her latest record, It’s A Beautiful Day And I Love You. At the end of the episode, you’ll hear “Many Moons” from the album.Pianist and singer/songwriter…

  • Kalie Shorr

    In this episode, singer-songwriter Kalie Shorr joins Maggie to talk about her path as an independent artist, how she’s approaching the next phase of her career, and why she’s never had a Plan B. Kalie Shorr’s debut album Open Book, was the #7 Best Album of 2019 alongside Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray and Ariana Grande.…

  • Nicole Atkins

    In this episode, singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins joins Maggie to talk about how she put together the band and the music for her latest record, Italian Ice, and the creative projects she’s been working on during the pandemic. Nicole tells Maggie about the early days of her career and the major life transitions behind songs like…

  • Nicki Bluhm

    Singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm joins Maggie from her home in Nashville to talk about leaving California and the intense personal changes that influenced the music on her latest record, To Rise You Gotta Fall.Nicki talks about making the shift from being a teacher into a full time musician, why she decided to release a visual album…

  • Nancy Wilson

    Heart’s Nancy Wilson joins Maggie for this episode of Salute the Songbird to talk about carving out a place for women in rock music, how dramatic changes in the music industry affected her career over the years, and how she worked through the challenges of life on the road. Nancy tells Maggie about taking time…

  • Chrissy Metz

    Emmy-nominated actress and singer Chrissy Metz joins Maggie on this week’s episode to talk about her work on the acclaimed series This Is Us, recording her first album, and her book, “This Is Me”. Chrissy tells Maggie about growing up in Japan, her journey as an actress and the road to self-acceptance, and the time…

  • Larkin Poe

    Megan and Rebecca Lovell, the talented sisters behind the roots rock band Larkin Poe, join Maggie on this episode of Salute the Songbird. They tell Maggie about the making of their latest record, Kindred Spirits, the origin of the name Larkin Poe, and making the decision to self-produce their music. The trio discuss the power…

  • Mickey Guyton

    In this episode, Maggie welcomes Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton. The two discuss how she got her start and the epiphany moment she had watching LeAnn Rimes perform the National Anthem that led her on the path to country music. Mickey discusses growing up in an era when women reigned supreme on country radio, the pivotal…

  • Martina McBride

    In this episode, multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride joins Maggie to talk about the early days of her career, the positive impact she has on the women in her audience, and what she’s doing to change the ratio in the music industry. The two discuss the story behind her song “Independence Day” and get real…

  • Jennifer Hartswick

    Trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick joins Maggie to talk about her extraordinary career, which began when she was in high school and was hand-picked to record, then perform, with Trey Anastasio. Jenn tells Maggie about growing up in a musical family, who gave her the confidence to follow her path; what she’s learned during her…

  • Ruby Amanfu

    Grammy-nominated songwriter Ruby Amanfu joins Maggie on the first episode of Salute the Songbird to talk about her career, the wide spectrum of musical influences that thread through her work, writing through the difficulty of the pandemic and the issues that arose in 2020. Ruby tells Maggie about allowing herself to take a creative break,…

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    Launching in January 2021, Maggie Rose hosts “Salute the Songbird,” candid conversations with her female musical heroes about their lives in and out of music, challenging the status quo, and changing the game for those coming up behind them. Guests include songwriters like Ruby Amanfu and Jennifer Hartswick, independent artists like Nicki Bluhm, and legendary…

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