THIS might be my favorite mic! WARM AUDIO’s WA-8000 in ACTION This really might be my new favorite mic! It handles everything I throw at it very well. Here’s a link to Warm Audio’s Website in case you haven’t seen it just yet! Enjoy! Other cool posts Subscribe to our newsletter Don’t miss new updates on your email

2022 Best Country Album Grammy Nomination

a grammy nominated songwriter

The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, is just around the corner. Today, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for each of the 86 categories. Forest was nominated for Mickey Guyton’s album “Remember Her Name” as the Best Country Album as producer, musician and engineer. This is Forest’s third Grammy nomination since […]

Interview with Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini talks with Forest Whitehead over quarantine for Music City Playbook. This one is one of my favorites. We love Kelsea. Here we talk about her latest album and finding her own voice and so much more! Enjoy!

Interview With Rob McNelley – Nashville Session Guitarist

Rob McNelley is one of the most hired guitarist in Nashville. Listen to our hour long deep dive zoom conversation about getting started in the music business and finding a sound of his own to break into the Nashville session scene. As a producer, I’m always taken to school seeing how quickly Rob can come […]

Interview With Pro Nashville Drummer Evan Hutchings

Evan Hutchings is one of the most hired session drummers in Nashville. He gives great advice for young creatives starting out and points out the important tools you need to help make it in the session game. This is the first of many in person interviews I plan to do for the playbook and I […]

Interview with Derek Wells

Derek is one of Nashville’s most hired session guitar players. We talk about Derek’s come up, how he broke into the Nashville session world and how that led to the producer’s chair. So many great recording tips in here and an interesting perspective from a creative who grew up seeing the proof that following your […]

Interview with Reid Shippen

I had the opportunity to sit down with one of Nashville’s top mixers for a zoom interview. Reid Shippen talks about great work ethic and some of his favorite plugins! Enjoy!