Soundboard: Music & Mental Fitness Across Generations with Auti

Although she was just 14 years old when she became a viral singing sensation, this singer-songwriter has always been an old soul. Auti has gone on to win awards and use her platform to advocate for suicide and bullying prevention.

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These two Pivotal Records Artists and Pivotal Moments Media Ambassadors open up about losing someone to suicide, the uphill battles they’ve had to overcome on their healing journeys and show us how mental health crises can arise in anyone- in any stage of life. The pair may seem very different on the outside, but their passions for mental fitness and music bring them together, and much more.

Be sure to listen to Auti’s new song, “4 years”, written in memory of her friend.

 

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

1:00 Ty asks Auti who she is

1:46 Auti talks about her love for music, how she started writing music, and why she advocates for mental health awareness

4:00 Ty and Auti touch on both losing someone to suicide and Auti explains how writing has helped her

6:30 The two artists talk about family, friends, and support

8:45 Auti shares her perspective and how she stays positive

12:00 Ty asks Auti about the pivotal moments of her life

14:00 The two talk about creating “music that matters”

16:20 Ty asks Auti what brings her joy

18:00 Episode close


Soundboard: Country Artist Michael Ray

Country music singer-songwriter Michael Ray recently had his single “Whiskey And Rain” soar to the No. 1 spot on country radio. While his hard work and determination through the infamous covid quarantine gained him success, Ty Herndon sits down with him to get a look at the mental fitness practices that went on behind the scenes.

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Get ready for an honest episode about breaking patterns, holding onto hope, and cold showers. Learn how Michael Ray strengthens his mental fitness and rides the wave of pivotal moments. 

Michael Ray’s Higher Education EP is available now to listen & download!

 

Show Notes

00:00 Intro 

1:11 Michael expresses how he practices mental fitness while having his song “Whiskey and Rain” reach #1 on the charts.

4:24 Ty asks Michael what he does to help promote positivity and gratitude to his team.

7:07 Michael details his experience making his album and music video during Covid 

10:45 Ty mentions how artists sometimes doubt themselves and asks Michael what the pivotal moment was that kept him moving forward. 

15:16 Michael explains lessons learned in his mental health journey 

18:02 The artists discuss breaking generational patterns about mental health education, how we’re raised by “broken people”, and that we’re all healing.

20:17 Ty asks Michael what he would tell his younger self, Michael reflects on growing up in a broken home.

22:18 Michael talks about what he does to stay positive and how a quote from Tyler Perry’s latest “Madea” movie keeps him going. 

24:30 Close


Soundboard: Grammy Award Winner LeAnn Rimes

Growing up in the music industry is sure to come with many twists and turns. And spoiler alert- there’s no guide on how to navigate your mental health that comes with the fame. So how do these stars do it and what do they wish they could tell their younger selves?

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In the premiere of Soundboard, we’re getting to know international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter  LeAnn Rimes like never before. She joins Soundboard host and fellow Grammy-nominated artist Ty Herndon for a conversation as these two longtime friends recall their first times performing together, complications in LeAnn’s career as a young star, details about their personal mental fitness journeys reflected in their new music, and more.

 

 

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

3:45 Ty asks “Who is LeAnn Rimes?”

6:00 Ty talks about when he first met LeAnn and the first times they performed together

10:00 LeAnn and Ty discuss what it means to be an artist 

12:20 Ty asks LeAnn what she would tell the younger version of herself

14:25 Ty asks LeAnn what the pivotal moments of her life were

14:55 LeAnn talks about the situation and challenges she experienced as a young artist

19:00 Ty talks about the opportunity of being able to help people

21:00 LeAnn discusses her perspective and how she takes care of herself

22:20 Ty asks LeAnn what brings her joy

24:30 LeAnn discusses her new album, God’s Work

27:00 Close