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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

May 20, 2020

Kendal Conrad has an impressive singing and songwriting resume for someone so young. Based in Nashville, Kendal has actively pursued gigs including singing the national anthem for MLB, NBA, MMA, NASCAR events and more. She’s had the opportunity to perform at the White House, opened for artists like Blake Shelton and Walker Hayes, and she may have sang a little duet with some guy named Keith Urban.

Kendal shares how she’s approaching the release of her music, particularly during these challenging times, and the difference between the number of songs she creates versus the ones that are distributed. We also talk about her love for a good romantic song, how a touch of pop can carry her through multiple genres, and our shared enjoyment of horror movies.

Episode Highlights

We start by talking about the music scene in her hometown vs. Nashville (06:26) and go on to discuss:

  • (11:20) The nostalgia of romance
  • (19:15) Singing a duet with Keith Urban
  • (25:50) Experimenting on Instagram
  • (34:45) Her release strategy for singles
  • (42:00) Distributing music
  • (44:15) Our shared love of horror movies
  • (48:00) Adapting to the current challenges

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