Alexis Ebert began singing when she was only 6 years old and one year later she also learned to play the guitar, piano and drums.
Her song “The Real Me” from the Disney movie “Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen” became a big success. Recently, she signed with Wrensong Music publishing and Rezonant Music Publishing where she released some great singles like “Ride Or Die” and “Trailer Trashed”. Read more about Alexis Ebert below in this interview with The Country Startpage:
What is it about country music that draws you and why do you feel like it is a good fit for your creative songwriting and artistry?
~ Plain and simple, it’s the story in a country song that draws me. As a songwriter it’s important for me to be a storyteller; I love painting a picture and bringing the listener into my world and a world where they can slip away—just as if enthralled in a really good book or a movie scene.
What would be your profession if you could not be a singer or an actress and why?
~ There’s nothing I would rather do. Music is my lifeline; I truly enjoy the arts and being creative. I BREATHE music. If I were in a situation where it was necessary to change career directions, I might be in cosmetic sales or work at McDonalds! (I can eat some hamburgers and french fries now…)
Who would you like to write a song for you, why? and what would it be about? (Uptempo or ballad?)
~ That’s a really hard question; could I get Dolly Parton and Billy Corgan in a room? Pumpkins meeting pumpkins? (lol). In all seriousness, I think they are both gifted in different spectrums of music and to see them collide would be genius.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
~ Spare time???? I like to drive around and listen to music. I come up with more ideas when I’m driving. I just let my mind wander, without focus on anything in particular, and let the creative juices flow. It’s a freedom for me.
You sang for President Clinton. If you were allowed to invite one president to visit your show, who would it be and what would you say to him?
~ “No comment.” (lol) I might like to invite Abe Lincoln; President Lincoln appeared to have a gentlemanly and prideful, yet humble, demeanor, I think.
What is the one thing that readers/fans would be surprised to know about you?
~ I write poetry and play a variety of instruments; I play guitar, piano, bass, drums, and have begun to learn mandolin. The instruments help to make my poems dance!
Being a woman in country business, tell us about the environment for you, as a newcomer and the environment for women in country music overall.
~ I think it’s been a bit more difficult for woman to thrive in the country music sector; but, “right now” is an incredible time for women in the industry. The support that we, as women, lend to one other in the business is astounding and unlike anything I’ve ever seen or experienced. We champion one another and I’m a big cheerleader for “Women In Country Music!”
Johnny or June ?
~ I would say June; June was in a family band and she wrote “Ring Of Fire!” I applaud her!
Are you still nervous before going on stage and if so, do you use any “rituals” to calm you nerves.
~ I started performing when I was six, so I don’t really get nervous. I know it sounds weird, but I am more comfortable playing for a crowd of 50,000 people vs two!
What would you prefer: A day in the woods or a day at the sea?
~ There’s something incredibly peaceful about being in the middle of nowhere; so, I’d pick a “day in the woods!” …and there’s no sharks in the woods! (Chiggers and snakes, maybe…)