1) How would you describe your music?
My music has a different sound than a lot of country music that is on the radio today. Many people have described my music as having “depth and versatility”. My voice is very versatile. Having this ability, I can sing many other genres than just country. I’ve been told that my song “Diamonds” was a song that many people can relate to. I find that having your listeners relate to a song is one of the most important aspects of performing and writing.
2) What is your favorite song off your EP “Rooftop Nights”? Why?
My favorite song off of my new EP “Rooftop Nights” is my latest single, “Pushing Up Daisies”. I knew this immediately when I was in the studio recording the EP. Personally, I am a big fan of performing songs that have attitude and a strong melody, and “Pushing Up Daisies” is just that. Every time I perform this song, I can see a difference in the audience and even the band. It has a unique beat that gets people going, and wanting to have a good time. When I finish a show, I always have at least one person come up to me and say, “That song Pushing Up Daisies is my favorite out of your originals,” and I totally agree!
3) What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
When people listen to my music, I want them to feel like they are listening to true country music. I especially want them to relate to the song. When there is a song I hear that I relate to, it automatically makes me feel more connected to the artist, and that we may live a similar life. A song is always written about the way something makes you feel, a past experience, or something important to you. When people listen to my music, I want them to feel those things.
4) Has COVID-19 changed your process for making music in any way?
COVID - 19 has 100% changed my process for writing music. For starters, it’s hard to have co-writes with other people because I can’t go see them face to face, I have to do a zoom call. Personally, I feel it’s easy to get disconnected with the other writer or even with the song via computer. Even if I had a song that I wanted to record and release as a single during this time, I couldn’t do it because everything has shut down. Although having many cons, COVID has been beneficial in the fact that it gives smaller artists a chance to make an appearance on social media, or in small venues with larger crowds. It has taken away the large concerts in the arenas (which isn’t good), but it gives the smaller artists a chance to be heard and I think that is something that has needed to happen for a while now.
5) Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
My biggest musical inspiration has been Carrie Underwood ever since I was 5 years old. She worked her butt off to get where she is now and she still does every single day. She came from a small town in Oklahoma, with a dream of making it big in country music and I relate to all of it. Not only is she an amazing artist, but she is also an amazing role model. I’ve never seen her be anything but kind to anyone. She shares her faith through her music and even speaks about it in her concerts. She is always thanking her team, family, friends and God for where she is today and I look up to her so much for it.
6) What is the meaning behind your single “Diamonds”?
Diamonds is a heart-felt song about growing up. Through each part of the song, it shows a girl going through different stages of life. At the beginning, the song talks about a mom giving her daughter a ring. Through the chorus, the mom is telling her about finding the perfect man, which is referenced as a “diamond”. Many people can relate to this in the fact that they were probably once taught to take time and find the right person, because it really is important.
7) If you could collaborate with any other musician who would it be and why?
I would collaborate with Carrie Underwood because she’s my inspiration for my music and our voices have similar qualities.
8) Where do you see yourself and your music in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to see myself selling out Bridgestone Arena and performing on the main stage at the Houston Rodeo show. Those venues have been my top two to perform for a long time
9) If you could tell your younger self something about music what would it be?
If I could give my younger self any advice, I would tell myself to always be myself and work super hard. I already do both of those things, and they have really paid off for me so far. I would also tell myself that this is much more of a competitive business than most people perceive. But through all of that, it never isn’t fun.
10) How has making music changed your life?
Making music has given me an outlet to express my feelings, opinions, and myself. I love using my music to inspire people, and the opportunity to have a platform to meet new people is awesome to me.
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