A Belmont Alum and Georgia native, Libby Oellerich is a storyteller with a passion for promoting music creators and entrepreneurial leaders. She is the Creative Content Manager for Nashville Songwriters Association International where she produces educational content for the organization and hosts her own video and podcast series, NSAI Coffee Break. She enjoys developing content that encourages her listeners to think critically, explore outside the box, and dig deeper into the stories right in front of us.
Who made you fall in love with music?
My parents – music was always on in our home! Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Michael McDonald, Carole King and Elton John were household names for our family.
Best concert you have ever been to?
Martina McBride at The Ryman in 2012. Long story short, I had a front row seat and she gave me her harmonica after performing “Love’s The Only House” (favorite Martina song). A fellow audience member tried to buy the harmonica from me to sell on Ebay and I guarded that sucker with my LIFE.
What genre of music do you listen to the most?
Mostly indie and rock, pop, country.
Who’s your favorite artist/band?
I have too many to name just one – One Republic, Sara Bareilles, Elton John, HAIM, Third Eye Blind, Mat Kearney, Sia, John Mayer, etc…
What drew you to NSAI?
The future NSAI has paved for songwriters is incredible. I’m very blessed to be a part of a community where we have the opportunity learn from legends about the craft of music and watch up and comers find their stride in the industry and grow as creatives.
Favorite Nashville restaurant?
Nashville's food scene is awesome.
Butcher & Bee, Otaku Ramen, Smiling Elephant, Taqueria Del Sol, … oh and Tánsuŏ (fried icecream. Need I say more?)