Nights With Elaina features California native Elaina D. Smith chatting with the biggest stars in Country Music about life, pop culture, nostalgia and so much more. She also highlights her own life and gives real perspective on whatever is happening in the world. Her celebrity co-hosts have included Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban.
Elaina launched the two-hour syndicated weekend show via Westwood One in 2019, while also co-hosting NASH Nights – a gig she held since 2014.
In 2018, Elaina launched her award-winning podcast “Breaking Thru with Elaina” (formerly “Women Want to Hear Women”) to celebrate emerging women artists and inspire those chasing their dreams. “BTWE” gives female artists a place to share their experiences and have honest conversations about the female airplay imbalance on Country Radio, as well as industry areas where women have a tougher hill to climb. The podcast has featured in-depth conversations with artists like Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and Maren Morris.
While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion through an opportunity to work with wildly–popular The Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Show.
She has since become one of the strongest female presences on Country Radio. Elaina has hosted carpet coverage of major award shows, welcomed stadium crowds at Country Music Festival and participated on key industry panels. She is a two-time Gracie Award winner, a CMA- and ACM-nominated broadcaster and was named to RadioInk’s 30 and Under Superstars.
When she’s not working, you’ll probably find Elaina with her rescue dog Zoey, or watching The Office on Netflix for the 278954234th time. If not, she’s likely at the gym, discovering new music around Nashville, volunteering at her local animal shelter, visiting a Disney park or covering a song on YouTube. Find/Follow her @ElainaDSmith across social media!