Singer-songwriter and Nashville native Kelleigh Bannen knew music was her calling at an early age. While the Apple Music Country host spent years writing, performing and touring as an artist, she also found herself interested in exploring musical conversations with other artists, creatives and executives. In 2019 her self created podcast “This Nashville Life,’ caught the attention of Apple Music who asked Bannen to join the music service as the host of banner playlist show Today’s Country Radio and the first anchor host at “Apple Music Country”. Bannen’s compelling interview style and natural artistry help her to connect with artists in a meaningful and intimate way, allowing listeners around the globe a front row seat to these conversations.
Bannen has conducted noteworthy interviews with some of country’s biggest names including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan. She is equally passionate about her role in providing a platform for new artists, songwriters and creators. Bannen’s in-depth interviews demonstrate the extensive time and attention she pours into album projects; analyzing the music, lyrics and collaborators.
Kelleigh continues to write and record music on her own in between her work for Apple Music on her self-titled daily radio show, The Kelleigh Bannen Show, and her weekly radio show Today’s Country Radio. “I am continually inspired by this music community,” she says. “Nashville is bursting with talented vocalists, storytellers, and dreamers.”