Exclusive Interview with Bryan Cole
Why country music ?
~ Country music is real and from the heart. It's every day people talking about every day things. It's songs about life in general. Sometimes happy, angry or sad, we all can relate to the songs. Listen to a country song and take a walk through life!"
If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country duet?
~ I would start with Patsy Cline: The greatest female voice in Country music..ever! After that, it would be a tie between Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. They both put such passion into their music and I would be honored to share a song with them.
What song you ever recorded means the most to you and why?
~ I would have to say I'm Comin' Home. It marked the first time in many years that my writing partner/manager Michael Stover and I collaborated on a song from the ground up. Plus, the song gives a message of hope and security that no matter what you are going through, there's always a second chance at life!
What song or recording artists, as a teenager, do you hate to admit
(now) that you actually liked?
~ I've always liked songs with great singers, so I'm never ashamed to admit who I grew up listening to. They've all influenced me and helped to shape me into the Artist I am today! I grew up listening to Journey, Boston, AC/DC, George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Vince Gill, Sam Cooke, The Commodores, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, etc. My Grandfather was the one who turned me on to Country music. I guess you can say that I too was Country When Country Wasn't Cool! LOL
Whisky wine beer or water?
~ LOL! All three!! It depends on the setting of coarse.. A nice glass of whiskey goes so well with a good cigar, A good glass of red wine goes great with a good meal and a ice cold bottle of beer goes great ANYTIME! LOL!
If you could turn back time to make only one change, what would you
~ To be more compassionate and patient early on. As I've matured, I've learned to appreciate more and more. To be greatful of all the important gifts like family and friends. Don't ever miss the chance to tell someone how much you love them and appreciate them while they're still with you. Life's precious..Live life folks. Don't take it for granted.
What is the question interviewers never seem to ask you and...you wish they would? (Please provide your answer as well.)
~ Many people want to know what my normal day consists of and what I do. I'm a simple guy who loves his family and loves music. I spend my days with family and our cats and dog. I have my own recording studio, so I'm either working on my music or producing/mixing other independent artists. I still do work around the house and love shopping especially at Wal Mart! I'm just a normal guy who makes music for a living.
Are you still nervous before going on stage and if so, do you use any "rituals" to calm you nerves?
~ Yes! I"m always a complete basket case before a show! I'm fine once I hit the stage. As far as rituals..Well..I just pray!
Johnny or June ?
~ Johnny! He overcame so many odds and made music from his heart and soul no matter what the industry wanted him to do!
Give us your top 3 country songs ever.
~ WOW! Not fair! Only 3??? LOL! Well, I would say Crazy (Patsy Cline), Walkin' The Floor Over You and He Stopped Loving Her Today.
What was the most memorable day in your musical career and tell us why.
~ Recording my first album (Wide Open Road) in Nashville with Chuck Ainlay. Chuck has mixed and produced some of the greatest records and I am so honored to have worked with him. He taught me so much and I'll never forget that!
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Answers given on March 4, 2012