Movers & Thinkers: How Vanessa Carlton Finally Took Control Of Her Meteoric Music Career

Jun 23, 2017

The dilemma of choosing between commercial success and artistic independence is a familiar one for many musicians in Nashville, including Vanessa Carlton. After releasing hits like “A Thousand Miles,” she says she felt stifled by her major labels and decided to go independent, a shift that also changed the way she saw herself.

Carlton talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner in the live taping of our podcast Movers & Thinkers about starting over on her own.


This audio is an excerpt from the latest episode of our Movers & Thinkers podcast. Hear more of the conversation on our website, on iTunes, or on Google Play.