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Cillea Houghton

About Cillea Houghton

A proud native of Cape Cod, MA, Cillea is currently a freelance writer based in Nashville. In between covering all aspects of country music and the Nashville community, she tries to find time to pursue her many passions.

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Zac Brown Guests on Latest Episode of “Bear and a Banjo” Podcast

Zac Brown has found himself in the company of a cast of unique characters. The country star and frontman of the Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band is set to be the next guest on the innovative new podcast, Bear and a Banjo. Launched in October through iHeart Radio, Bear and a Banjo was created [...]

By |2019-11-07T13:06:47-05:00November 7th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Nashville|

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Nashville Vinyl Gets to ‘Spin On’ at Showfields in NYC

Nashville and New York City have established a deeper connection by honoring the history of vinyl with a new pop-up store, Spin On: Nashville’s Vinyl Collection. Spin On finds Nashville’s beloved independent record shop Grimey’s New and Preloved Music partnering with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Crop and Showfields to bring vinyl records made by [...]

By |2019-10-31T02:03:52-05:00October 31st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Nashville|

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Sinclair Premieres “Drop Dead Knockout” Video

Sinclair reaches through the screen with confidence and positive energy in the music video for her song, “Drop Dead Knockout,” premiering exclusively with Audiofemme. Co-written by Sinclair, Nikolai Potthoff and Julia Hugel in 2018 in Berlin, Germany, the unapologetic bop embraces themes of individuality and self-acceptance. The free-spirited video features LA-based choreographer and actress Courtni [...]

By |2019-10-24T01:53:52-05:00October 24th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Nashville, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Juliette Goglia Gets Honest About Growing Older on “Time”

Juliette Goglia photo by Geffen Shichor. Juliette Goglia is steeped in vulnerability on her new single, “Time.” The actress, known for her childhood roles on That’s So Raven and Hannah Montana to modern day appearances on shows including Mike and Molly and The Neighborhood, has proven to be a multi-talented artist with her [...]

By |2019-10-15T18:49:01-05:00October 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Louis York Carry the Tradition of “American Griots” on Debut LP

A “griot” is defined as an oral storyteller in West Africa, the roots of the tradition tracing back centuries. Nashville-based duo Louis York not only bring this tradition into the modern era with their debut album, American Griots, but prove they’ve long been griots themselves. The journey begins with Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, Grammy [...]

By |2019-10-19T15:07:03-05:00October 17th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Nashville|

PREMIERE: Erin Bowman Lays it All Out on the Table in ‘Spilled Milk’

Erin Bowman follows the singer-songwriter playbook for conveying vulnerability in her new song, “Spilled Milk,” premiering on Audiofemme. The rising star made a name for herself when her irresistibly catchy hit “Good Time Good Life” was featured in an episode of season 1 of This is Us and promotional ads for the 2017 Academy Awards. [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:35:51-05:00September 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: The Shindellas Reveal Their Truest Selves With “Costume”

When pressing play on “Costume,” the new single from up-and-coming trio The Shindellas, it’s as much a journey as it is a song. The genre-blending act of Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson and Tamara Chauniece begin by transporting us back in time to the 1960s with a spirited introduction that offers glimmers into each woman’s personality: [...]

By |2019-08-30T12:56:54-05:00August 30th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

ONLY NOISE: Kacey Musgraves Still Speaks to Me with Golden Hour, a Year After its Release

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Cillea Houghton delves into her personal connection with Kacey Musgraves' ground-breaking Golden Hour, a year after its release (and several Grammys later). Watching Kacey Musgraves take home the Album of the Year Grammy for [...]

By |2019-03-18T16:33:28-05:00March 28th, 2019|COLUMNS, Only Noise|

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