Why country music ?
~ I was initially drawn to country music by the way the lyrics honestly portray real life and real feelings. It’s a goal of mine to create music that people can connect and relate to, and country is the perfect genre to do that! I also love the overall sound and feel of the music J
If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country duet?
~ I know it has already happened, but Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert sound pretty awesome together! They both are really amazing vocalists.
What song you ever recorded means the most to you and why?
~ Maybe More, because part of it was written sitting in my bedroom and it accurately reflects a very specific time in my life. With this song I was able to pull something really good out of a pretty rough situation, which was a really cool thing to be able to do. It’s like a little piece of my past.
Who would you like to write a song for you?
~ Taylor Swift! I think her writing is incredible and she really helped inspire me to take my writing seriously.
What is the one thing that readers/fans would be surprised to know about you?
~ It took me a long time to really discover country music! After I heard Taylor Swift, I started to listen to other artists and fell in love with country’s lyrics and sound, but before that point I hardly knew anything about it!
What is the question interviewers never seem to ask you and…you wish they would? (Please provide your answer as well.)
~ I’m never asked to describe the feeling I get when I sing and perform. That feeling is what initially drew me to music. It’s pretty hard to describe, but nothing else has ever given me the same experience. When I perform, I get filled with energy and become extremely happy. I know there is nothing else I’d rather be doing.
Give us one country song you never want to hear on radio anymore and tell us why.
~ I have a love/hate relationship with the song “God Made Girls.” While it’s a very good song and I understand that God made girls to fill a very specific spot in guys’ lives, I don’t like to think that God’s purpose for me is to wear pretty skirts and flirt with boys.
Describe the ultimate recording studio (not the technique but the facilities)
~ There are so many possibilities!!! In a perfect world, it would have to have a lot of color, probably a pink and teal color scheme because those colors make me happy. It would also need a cool mixture of modern and antique comfy furniture to use while working and writing. It’d be neat if all of the recording and editing equipment was chrome silver. Oh and there’d have to be a soda machine and maybe a pretty fountain or waterfall inside of the studio. I could probably go on for days listing random things…
Johnny or June ?
~ I’m going to say Johnny because I really like to sing “Ring of Fire.”
Are you still nervous before going on stage and if so, do you use any “rituals” to calm you nerves.
~ Sometimes I’m more nervous than others, it normally depends on the venue and whether or not I’ve played there before. I always pray before I perform which calms me down a lot! Sometimes I like to drink hot tea before I sing to soothe my throat. Overall, I don’t get nearly as nervous as I used to.
What was the most memorable day in your musical career and tell us why.
~ I’ve had a lot of really exciting moments in my career but the one that comes to mind is the day I interviewed to work with my current music consultant. It was that day I realized that a lot of my dreams were about to come true. It was a pretty awesome realization!