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Surviving the Music Industry


Oct 29, 2019

Vapes, teeth falling out, and music with songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon and The Ballroom Thieves' Martin Earley. Martin shares some political views and new music, "Love Is Easy". Jessie is the writer behind Dan+Shay's, "10,000 Hours", Cole Swindell's, "Break Up In The End", and Maren Morris', "Rich".

 

The Ballroom Thieves are Callie Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals). Mixed with lush reverbs, strings and melodic harmonies you can easily go down the rabbit hole and forget that there are bigger themes in their music. In our conversation, we tap into the transition from Paper Crown to their latest music, "Tenebrist" and "Love Is Easy". But tap most importantly why it's important to point out the obvious and some times the not so obvious light vs. the dark of humanity. For tour dates and updates visit www.ballroomthieves.com and follow them @ballroomthieves. 

 

Jessie Jo Dillon is a songwriter from Nashville that writes exclusively with Big Machine Publishing. Dillon earned a Grammy nomination in 2011 in the Best Song Category for her first-ever cut, George Strait’s “The Breath You Take,” a song she co-wrote with Casey Beathard and her father, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Dean Dillon. Jessie co-wrote “Girl Next Door,” “Daughter” and “You Can Come Over” with Brandy Clark for her latest album as well as “Rich” with Maren Morris for her album Hero. She also has broken records with penning Cole Swindell's "Break Up In The End" and the Dan+Shay, Justin Bieber, Poo Bear hit, "10,000 Hours". George Strait, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Nettles and more.

In our talk, we cover growing up in a family with a legendary songwriting father and feeling that looming shadow of a career. How when to and not to be so hard on yourself when comparing yourself. Choosing your path and taking the leap, changing life up, discovering yourself are a couple of other themes. We also tap into her writing style and how much she loves words. Even her discovery process to some of your favorite songs as a life exercise. To follow Jessie give her a follow @jessiejodillon.