Shawn Parr has been the voice of Country Music for almost 30 years. Born and raised in Southern California he now resides in Nashville Tennessee and is currently hosting “Nash Nights Live”.
Shawn is the voice for The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, Miss America, The Chase for GSN and has also been featured on numerous nationwide specials. For 8 years Shawn was the voice for California Speedway and has hosted many projects for ESPN.
Shawn has not only succeeded in the world of hosting, voice-over, and radio, he has also made the transition into acting on television and in movies. Shawn has recently had TV roles on ABC’s Nashville and played a detective on NBC’s Heist. Shawn’s movie roles include Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You starring Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall & Eric Bana, Waist Deep starring Tyrese Gibson. Drone Virus with Billy Wirth, and Death and Texas starring Steve Harris, Andy Richter, & Charles Durning.
As a scratch golfer, Shawn has hosted his own charity golf tournament for the John Tracy Clinic for hearing-impaired children and in the last 20+ years he has helped raise over 1 million dollars for the clinic. Shawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for over 20 years and hosts 5-10 charity fundraisers each year coast to coast. Living in Tennessee Shawn now serves on the Board of Directors for Nashville’s T.J. Martell Foundation. Shawn has also donated time, money, and effort to numerous charities throughout Southern California and the country. Some of these organizations include the Boys and Girls Clubs, MDA, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Firefighters Association and the LAPD have had Shawn host numerous benefits. On Nash Nights Live, Shawn’s continues to “#GiveBack”.
A California native, Elaina Doré Smith graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. After working with Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in Los Angeles, Elaina found her true passion in radio when she got an audition and was invited to join the wildly popular San Diego morning show “Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw” on 100.7 JACK FM. She became known for her singing as well as her humorous ad-lib ability.
Elaina created a close relationship with the listeners.
Soon, she was discovered by Cumulus Media in Melbourne, Florida. She made the cross country trek and became part of the number one morning show in Florida’s Space Coast, co-hosting with market legend Timmy Vee as they launched “Timmy & Elaina in the Morning”.
It wasn’t long before Elaina got a call from Cumulus SVP of Programming Mike McVay asking her to join Shawn Parr for a new National show, Nash Nights Live, for the wildly popular NASH brand. She picked up her life again and moved to Nashville, TN!
Though her radio career has been relatively short, she has already interviewed more artists and performers than most broadcasters do in their entire career. Elaina has also become a go-to person in the industry when it comes to social media, speaking at numerous events, including the Country Music Seminar.
In 2016 Elaina’s hard work was recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media with a prestigious National “Gracie Award”.
Elaina is known for her bubbly personality, social networking, singing, her love of Cardio Barre, dog Zoey, and all things Disney.