1. Hi Liv, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, and was a competitive figure skater for 11 years. I had dreams of going to the Olympics before I found music. I started singing in high school and playing local shows. I learned to play guitar at the age of 16 and songwriting quickly followed. I started making trips to Nashville to write and record about 6 years ago and moved to Nashville full time in 2015.
2. When did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
I’ve been a country fan my entire life and some of my earliest memories involve country music. I remember dancing in the kitchen to Shania Twain songs with my mom. I started to take performing and writing more seriously towards the end of high school and, from there, the decision to pursue a career as an artist was an easy one.
3. What is the story behind your brand new single “Boy Crazy?”
I sat down to write with two of my really good friends, Madison Kozak and Raquel Cole. I laid a beat and they started jamming out on their guitars and the melody for “Boy Crazy” was born. The lyrics flowed pretty quickly as we talked about what it’s like to essentially fall for someone you’ve never actually met. We wanted the song to be fun and cheeky to convey the crazy ideas that bounce around in a person’s head when they become infatuated with someone. We took the silliest ideas we could (like the “Bend-and-snap” from Legally Blonde) and found fun ways to say them and once we were done, we knew we had created something really exciting that would make people dance!
4. Who are some of your musical icons?
First and foremost, Shania Twain. I’ve been a Shania fan for as long as I can remember and so many of her songs are timeless. Even now, her live shows are amazing! On the more current side, I admire the artistry of Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert, as writers and as singers. Their fearlessness in the writing room to say what they want is something I definitely aspire to.
5. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?
I love playing music festivals and writers’ rounds! Festivals are always so much fun because festival crowds are always there to have a great time and get a little rowdy and writers’ rounds allow me to play songs I’ve written and sometimes haven’t recorded yet in a more intimate environment and see how listeners react to them. Two very different sides of the same performing coin and I love both equally.
6. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?
I’m writing nonstop and looking to put out more music later this year. I’m excited to keep playing writers’ rounds, festivals and shows and continuing to connect with fans in person and via social media!
7. If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why?
I would love to sing with Lady Gaga. She’s the epitome of a well-rounded artist. She’s bold, brave and exceptionally talented and she always leaves it all on the stage.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Dream big, Work bigger.” It’s simple but it’s true. You can have the biggest dreams in the world but if you aren’t willing to be the hardest working person in the room, they’ll never come true.
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’m excited about some upcoming shows that will be announced via www.livcharette.com! You can keep up to date with all of my adventures via social media as well!