Episode 26 | Allison DeMarcus

In episode 26 you will meet the beautiful, talented & bright Allison DeMarcus. Allison, who lives in Nashville TN, wears a lot of hats or perhaps we should say crowns. She is the executive Director of the new Miss Tennessee Volunteer pageant. Allison is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Monroe Carell Children’s hospital at Vanderbilt. Those two high powered positions can’t touch her most prized role of all, the CEO of the DeMarcus household. Allison, along with her husband Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, are busy with their two children running from dance classes to the baseball field. Allison gives us a peek into their life. She explains why she felt so passionate about standing up the the Miss America Organization and continuing the scholarship pageant on her own terms. And she beams with pride as she talks about her work at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Join us as we Say It Southern with Allison DeMarcus!

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Episode 25 | Susan Gordon

Meet Susan Gordon of Susan Gordon pottery. The handcrafted pottery and jewelry are created in Birmingham, Alabama and recognized all over the country. Susan creates collections of dinnerware, serving pieces, decorative accents, and handmade jewelry. Listen as we learn how Susan fell in love clay and then decided to follow her passion to create treasured pieces. This southern lady has grown a business that makes her a top 1% Etsy seller and puts her in the press. Susan Gordon pottery has been seen in Southern Living, HGTV magazine & even Martha Stewart Weddings. Join us as we Say It Southern with Susan Gordon.

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Episode 24 | Nicole Hughes

Listen as we hear from Nicole Hughes and the tragic drowning of her three year old little boy Levi on a family vacation in Alabama last year. She recounts those final moments and how the family has been coping since, and the new mission that has been created honoring his sweet life and the importance of water safety, Levi’s Legacy.

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Episode 22 | Amy Rainer

For Episode 22 of the Say It Southern podcast we are happy to have Amy Rainer from Birmingham, Alabama as our guest. Amy is an etiquette instructor who teaches children kindness, compassion and which fork to use during the salad course! Amy gives listeners some etiquette reminders plus tips for teaching children & adults too. You might have seen Amy on ABC’s The Bachelor when Hannah G took Bachelor Colton Underwood on her hometown date! Hannah G. asked Amy to step in and teach Colton how to become a Southern Gentleman on their date. Amy talks about her experience as a guest on a hit reality show and so much more. Join us as we Say it Southern with Etiquette expert, Amy Rainer.

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Episode 20 | Julie Couch

In this Episode we are talking with Julie Couch of Julie Couch Interiors based out of Nashville, Tennessee. This beauty is not only designing interiors and exteriors of homes all over Tennessee and the surrounding areas, she is running the g.grace art gallery, being published in various magazines and publications, did a little stint on television and all while being mom and wife! Julie discusses doing it all, and when personal tragedy strikes she finds the strength to keep going. You will leave encouraged and inspired by this beautiful (inside and out!) soul. Join us as we Say it Southern with Julie Couch.

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Episode 19 | Amanda Wilbanks

Listen in as this southern belle went from selling pie by the slice on the weekend at a local expo to being a boss babe entrepreneur opening the Southern Baked Pie company known all across the South with 3 locations in Georgia! Trust us, you will LOVE this episode.

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Episode 18 | Caramelized

In this episode of Say It Southern we are talking with Cara Greenstein of the Caramelized blog. Cara is a young business woman with a special eye for making your everyday elevated. Her award winning blog, Caramelized, gives readers the tools needed to take their home, lifestyle and food to the “next” level. We enjoyed getting to know Cara on a personal level and hope you enjoy listening to this episode of Say It Southern.

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Episode 17 | Magnolia Mamas

The Magnolia Mamas is a collaborative blog between two moms that happen to be best friends, Jen and Carrie Beth. These friends had a vision and turned it into a business. They are now a resource for women all over the South. Jen and Carrie Beth give tips and advice on everything from fashion to potty training. Join us as we Say It Southern with the savvy business women of The Magnolia Mamas!

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Episode 16 | NaSHEville

NaSHEville is a community founded by Brooke Tometich and Mattie Selecman. It is a brand, a body and a movement celebrating fierce, grace-filled women of Nashville. Within NaSHEville these ladies share stories and finances with three groups, orphans, widows and trafficked women. Each of these groups play an intimate role in both Mattie’s and Brooke’s personal stories. Listen to hear how this brand and company was born and what the future holds for them.

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Episode 15 | Isse Waddey

Isse Waddey was our guest on episode 4 of the Say It Southern podcast. Isse is a mother to three, a friend, wife and fighter. In the episode she told her story about being diagnosed with colon cancer. How she lives her live differently, her struggle, the importance of listening to your body and how you must be an advocate for yourself. Her story touched so many of our listeners and we are frequently asked for an update on her health. We wanted you to hear directly from her as she needs our prayers and support more than ever. Please join us in the crusade to share her story and support this courageous woman.

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