Academy of Country Music Awards: Interview with Gwen Sebastian (The Voice

Three weeks ago, I received a phone call: How would I feel about covering the Red Carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards on behalf of Con Agra Foods and their Child Hunger Ends Here program?

A song, “Here’s Hope”, written just for the campaign was going to be performed at the ACMs, spreading the message: Child Hunger is an epidemic, but there is Hope.

I might have said ‘YES!” before the question was done being asked.

This opportunity was extraordinary for a few reasons:

  • Covering a Red Carpet event has been a dream of mine for years (since I was in traditional TV)
  • I would be covering it on behalf of Child Hunger Ends Here – a cause I care deeply about
  • I LOVE Country Music.

So, for me?  A perfect fit.  I have the opportunity to do something I have always dreamed about and for a good cause.

On the Red Carpet, I interviewed more than a dozen Country Artists….one of them was Gwen Sebastian, who recently left The Voice, but has some BIG news to share:

Isn’t she phenomenal? There is so much more video to come…. interviews with Hunter Hays, Coy Bowles from the Zac Brown Band…. and SO MUCH Red Carpet Coverage.  I cannot wait to share.


  • shelia

    Loved Gwen on the voice and so happy for her.  I didn’t know about her big break – thank you for sharing.  Great interview.

  • Danielle Smith

    Sheila – Thank you so much.  She was truly delightful – so grateful for every moment of the experience.  I was lucky to have teh chance to chat with her. 

  • Happy Dance, my Danielle. 

  • Danielle Smith

    Well now, my friend…. don’t you just know how to make a girl’s day?  Thank you for that.  I’m still dancing myself.

  • Wow, Danielle. You were fantastic!

  • Danielle Smith

    Oh Britt – thank you. THANK YOU.  So grateful.  Had the time of my life.  

  • Wonderful job, Danielle! So proud of you! You look BEAUTIFUL! :-)