1. Hi Moriah, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
I grew up in Oregon, and I’ve always loved music. I started writing songs at about 5
years old, sitting at the piano singing about whatever came to mind. My Dad taught me some chords on the guitar in Middle school and I started writing songs with guitar as well. I was so shy at first, I would only play them for my best friends or parents. I’d have to say that singing in Church choir is what really gave me confidence to start playing in front of people, and then I was hooked! I was determined to come out to Nashville after I graduated, and so I packed up and came out to go to MTSU just south of town. I graduated with a Music Business degree and ended up working on the business side in music publishing fora couple years. I realized I wasn’t giving enough of my focus to my music dreams, so I quit, booked an acoustic tour across the country with a friend, and took off! It was the scariest
best decision I had made. I’ve been pursuing my passion for writing and performing since.
2. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? Both of my parents are musical, my Mom was in musical theater and my Dad plays guitar. They exposed us to all types of music growing up. I loved artist like Carol King, Tom Petty and Jonie Mitchell, but country music was what really had my heart. I remember hearing “Walk away Joe,” by Trisha Yearwood for the first time and just being obsessed as a little kid. When I started noticing the names of songwriters on CD jackets, I knew I wanted
to be part of that.
3. Who are some of your musical icons? Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, Deana Carter, Tom Petty, Faith Hill. Emmy Lou Harris. I probably know every word to any album by Sara Evans, Martina, LeeAnn Womack, Trisha Yearwood, any of the awesome and diverse group of female country artists that seemed to rule the late 90’s and 2000’s in the best way.
4. What is the story behind your newest single “Could’ve Tried?” “Could’ve Tried,” is about that person in your past that you never really gave it a full shot with. It’s not so much that you miss them all the time, its more that you look back and
wonder what could’ve have been. If you had tried it might have worked out or it might not have, but either way the not knowing is what never lets you forget all the way.
5. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
Yes! I’ve got a video for “Could’ve Tried,” coming soon, and will be releasing an EP in
6. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
I am so grateful to be able to write and perform, and I hope in 5 – 10 years I’ll still be
doing it and reaching even more people with my music.
7. If you could sing a duet with a singer or group would it be and why?
Dolly Parton. I love what she stands for, I love her writing, she’s the Queen.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for
the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thank you so much for taking time to listen to the new single! I appreciate the
support! Please connect with me on Instagram, facebook or twitter to stay up to date on new music and shows!