A cold-open featuring Chris Black behind the kit—on his throne—leads to our hosts discussing Oasis as “the Lynyrd Skynyrd of Britain”, a proposal for upping Nashville’s edge, and thoughts on carpetbagging transplants. The second episode of the Public Announcement Nashville series, Chris and James visit musician Vanessa Carlton’s East Nashville home to learn about NYC Professional Children’s School, pop stardom formative years, developing a second act as an artist, touring with a toddler, and life in the Athens of the South.

Discussed on the show: Vanessa’s latest full-length, Liberman; the just-out Liberman Live; US Men’s Basketball on the team plane.