Cory Iffert

Editor-in-Chief

I grew up in a small town in upstate New York, always listening to music and coordinating a party for every occasion. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology for Entertainment and Event Management and graduated in 2015. My passion is and always will be live music. You’ll always see me at concerts, writers rounds, or Broadway after working a long day.

I created Nash In Tune in the early months of 2017 to give a voice and recognition to all Country music artists in Nashville. It is also meant to be a trusting resource for original live music in Music City.

My Top 5: Michael Ray, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood

Carissa Poindexter

Social Media Manager

Nashville has been a city I have been drawn to for many years due to its music scene, and I jumped on the chance to move here in July 2016 as soon as it was an option in my life.  With my love of live music and finding new artists, writing and sharing it seemed like a perfect opportunity, leading me to start working with Nash In Tune.

I studied Animal Science in Wyoming for 4 years, but moving to Nashville, I saw music playing a part in my future and career.  I am currently a student at MTSU in Murfreesboro studying Music Business.  My plan is to explore many different parts of the music industry and find what fits.  Ultimately, I would love the chance to go to law school and work in entertainment law.

My first concert was Phil Vassar and Montgomery Gentry at the Virginia State Fair in 2003.  Country music has always been a huge influence in my life.  Since I am always looking for new music and artists to listen to, it can be a little difficult to narrow down who are my favorites.

My Top 5: Jon Langston, Canaan Smith, Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, and Darryl Worley

Beth Neil

PR Manager | Social Media Coordinator

Music has always been my guiding light. From sitting cross-legged as a child on the floor to watch Reba McEntire perform on the CMAs, to grabbing my guitar for a writing session in a park during college, country music always kept me on my path. In 2015 I made the move to Nashville. I always tell people, I don’t know everything, but the one thing I’m sure of, is this where I’m meant to be. I studied communications at the University of Minnesota. During that time, I dabbled as a singer/ songwriter, playing at county fairs and finding any opportunity to play my music and sing for people. Following college, I spent four years at one of the best PR firms in the country where I honed my communication skills before taking a job as a communications specialist at a Nashville-based global non-profit. These opportunities led me to my work with Nash-In-Tune where I support the digital communications and social media efforts, as I continue to share my music as an artist.

My Top 5: Sugarland, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Little Big Town

Patrick Johannes

Staff Writer

I spent the first 27 years of my life in my hometown just outside of Boston. Don’t get me wrong Boston is a great city (with the best sports teams!), but something has always been missing in my life that wasn’t there in Boston. So in September of 2017, after the lease on my apartment ended, I packed up my life and drove 1,000+ miles to Nashville. I came here because I’ve wanted to live in the epicenter of my favorite genre of music. Writing for Nash In Tune gives me a chance to learn more about the music I love and strengthen my appreciation for the artists, songwriters, musicians, and anyone in-between. And since I’m not musically inclined, writing will help me achieve this.

I work as a histotechnician for a dermatology lab. My hobbies include tailgating games, trivia, sports, Corgis, Game of Thrones, Westworld, and world travel.

My Top 5: John Denver, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Brad Paisley

Jay Glover

Contributing Writer | Album Reviewer

I grew up on a horse farm just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. I studied Finance at
the University of Kentucky before moving to Nashville. Any given night I can be found at a
show around town, and am a massive fan of live music.

My Top 5: Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Kip Moore, Jameson Rodgers

Perry Dunkling

Contributing Writer

Growing up in Montevallo, AL, I always had a passion for music. My dad and my grandad played guitar, and I just fell in love with the way it sounded, and the ability to make music come from an instrument like that. At 15 years old, I started playing around on it, not really knowing what I was doing…but over the years as I practiced on my own and watched my dad, I learned to play guitar very well. I started writing my own songs off of the bat. I’ve always been passionate about writing in general, so when I learned to play guitar, I combined my passion for writing and music to become a singer/songwriter. That’s why I love music. Because it’s something I can grow and develop with and never stop learning. It has the ability to bring out so many emotions and pour them onto others as well.

I would love to be a songwriter in the music industry, but I have a Marketing Communications degree, so any kind of business relation I can have within the music industry, whether it be Marketing, writing, or anything business-like, I want to be as involved and well-rounded with it as I can.

My Top 5: Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, Maggie Rose, Josh Turner, Holly Williams

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