About the Event: Jammin’ In Jammies is a writers night and interacting event hosted by Mary Kutter and Megan Barker. This event is held every Wednesday at The South right off Music Row. The event showcases performances by up-and-coming artists and award-winning songwriter.
Mary Kutter: Kutter is from the state of Kentucky. She enjoys singing and writing her own songs. Kutter hosted her own TV/Radio show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” for three years. While having her own show, she has interview songwriters like Tony Arata, Kent Blazy, and Kim William. This fun blonde loves also rap music and eating Oreos cookies and Taco Bell daily.
Megan Barker: Barker was born in Nashville and into a music industry family. As a child she grew up in Las Vegas and started performing on the strip as a teen and opened up for singers like Lee Brice and Montgomery Gentry. If you follow Barker on her social media, you will see how she cannot stop saving cats and enjoys sharing videos of herself being goofy.
When: Every Wednesday Night (Wear Your Favorite Jammies)
Where: The South (Nashville)
- Hello Megan and Mary, can you tell me a little bit about yourselves before you guys started “Jammin in Jammies?”
Mary: I was born and raised in Kentucky and have only been living in Nashville around 6 months. Before I moved to town, along with performing, I hosted my own music variety TV/Radio show right outside of Louisville called, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” where I was able to interview and showcase some amazing hit writers and emerging artists.
Megan: I was born in Nashville! My dad was a writer who penned song for Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and more. My mom was always on the road or in the studio as well. I moved to Las Vegas around age 9 and lived there up until a year ago when I moved back to Nashville. As a teenager, I started performing live music (covers and originals) on the strip and coming back and forth to Nashville. Cutting my teeth as a performer in Las Vegas was quite an experience to say the least!
2. How did you come up with the name “Jammin in Jammies” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead?
Mary: Folks on my instagram kept asking for me to share some covers on my page, so I started posting a cover every week where I’d literally sit on my bed in my pajamas with my guitar and play a song. The videos got such a good response that when we got the opprtunity to host a show off Music Row, we knew it’d be neat to use that idea of pajamas in a live show concept.
Megan: I knew Mary’s video series on Instagram was a huge success. So when she called me with this idea on turning into a live show, my brain exploded with ideas and possibilities on what this live show could be. The sky was the limit!
3. How did you guys come up with this concept?
Mary: We basically took the idea of my weekly cover video series and made it a live show but with some of our favorite hit writers in town and emerging artist friends 🙂 We wanted to mix in music with light hearted fun, so we bring our Jammie Game every week and we also do a lot of funny parody videos to promote the event.
Megan: From the start, I saw Jammie’s color being purple. To me, that says FUN. We wanted it to be lighthearted so we have candy on all the tables, a signature drink, and we are always full of surprises. The show has taken off so quickly that we have to stay on our toes. We have some exciting ideas up our sleeves so you don’t ever wanna miss a show. 🙂
4. Where do you see “Jammin in Jammies,” in the next 5 to 10 years?
Mary: Who knows! To be honest, I am totally overwhelemed by the love and support the show has gotten — we’ve been doing it only a little over a month and every week, the venue is packed. My inbox is full with folks wanting to play the show, and I think Megan and I have stumbled onto a really cool thing. And the coolest thing is, Megan and I are best friends, so it’s like hanging out with your BFF while we work to make Jammin in Jammies the best show possible. In a couple years, I think Megan and I will both be touring as artists and have our music on the radio, and I feel like Jammin in Jammies will somehow fit into what we’ve got going then 🙂 Who knows! The sky is the limit!!
Megan: I agree with Mary. I think as artists we both have some exciting things coming up this year. So I definitely see us spending a lot of time on the road in the future but I just know somehow that Jammin In Jammies is in it for the long haul. From opening night just over a month ago, we knew this thing had legs.There’s enough hit songwriters in this town to keep up the show forever! The idea is very unique honestly. Hit songwriters with emerging artists in the pjs. What a fun concept.
5. Is there anything new coming up for “Jammin in Jammies,” for the rest of 2018?
Mary: SO MUCH. Can’t tell details yet. But believe me. It’s about to get even bigger and even cooler and even crazier. Hang on!!
Megan: We have so many HUGE surprises coming up yall. We’re not allowed to say exactly what is coming down the pipeline, but what we can say is MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
6. Who are some of your guys’ musical icons?
Mary: My all-time favorite singer is Elvis, but I listen excessively to rap/hip hop, so Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Macklemore are always on repeat. I think Walker Hayes is doing something revolutionary that Sam Hunt tapped into with the country music market and I’m such a fan of both of those guys.
Megan: My musical heroes are John Mayer & Keith Urban. I’ve always been a fan of great performers that can move people with just a great song and a guitar.
7. What are a few of your guys’ favorite quotes?
Mary: My mom has always told me that if you work hard, do the right thing, and are kind, things will turn out right. And my dad tells me CONSTANTLY it’s the little details that make the big differences in life.
Megan: “To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holes, Sr.
8. Is there anything else you guys would like to share?
Mary: The show is every single Wednesday at 7 pm CST at South in Nashville. Pajamas are encouraged but not required. 🙂
Megan: What Mary said! Come check out Nashville’s biggest pajama party. And also come check out what Mary and I have going on individually as artists. 🙂 Meganbarker.com Marykutter.com