Song: “Whiskey Business” (Q & A)
Performers: John Miller & Hannah May Allison
- Hi John & Hannah, how did guys grow since last year as being musicians and songwriters?
We both made the leap to writing full time. By having at least one, most often two and sometimes 3 writing sessions a day, we got a lot better at what we do.
- How did you guys decide on the name of your song?
Sean Swenson is a huge part of our writers crew, SMASH:30. He came up with the title. If I remember correctly, Sean and former lady friend used to go out separately on the weekends, but after both consuming adult beverages, would always wind up participating in late shenanigans. Somehow he started calling it Whiskey Business, brought the idea to the writing room and the rest is history.
- What is the background story behind this tune?
If I remember correctly, Sean and former lady friend used to go out separately on the weekends, but after both consuming adult beverages, would always wind up participating in late shenanigans. Somehow he started calling it Whiskey Business, brought the idea to the writing room and the rest is history.
- Is there something you wish your listeners would take away from this song?
I think it’s one of those songs that people can relate to. That somewhat toxic situation that you continue to put yourself into because it’s what you’re used to, but you usually regret in the morning.
- Was there any other artists/producers that helped to create this song?
Matt Erickson did a great job producing the track. We had quite the crew of writers, including Sean Swenson, Joshua Robert and Brett Stafford Smith.
- Is there anything else coming up with both of your music careers for the rest of 2017?
Hannah and I were cowriters on some really exciting songs that are coming out by other artists, including Lexi Mackenzie’s first single, Love’s Out Of Control and Cassidy Rae Gaiter’s All the Feels. I also cowrote a song with The Voice’s Blessing Offor called How Do You Know that will be on his album.
As artists, we both will be releasing new material in the very near future.
- Is there anything else you guys would like to share?
Hannah and I are both members ofSMASH:30 Songwriters. We a team of 5 songwriters/artists here in Nashville. We write regularly with each other and with some of Music City’s best rising artists.
“Whiskey Business” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLTCLP5SM1U
- Smash:30 Songwriter/Singer
- University of Flordia Alum
Hannah May Allison:
- New single “Back on You” available Now!!