1. Hello Haley, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
2. What is the background story behind your latest single “Slowly?”
3. Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2020?
4. Does your family play an important part in your music career?
5. How would you describe your music in three to five words?
6. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?
7. What was the first country album you bought?
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
1. I’ve been surrounded by music my whole life. My dad works in country music, so I’ve been around it for years! I started doing background vocals for his clients before I got the bug to start writing my own music! I wrote my first song when I was 12, and as expected…it was awful! Nevertheless, I kept on and really fell in love with the process. I just finished writing for my first album!
2. When I started writing “Slowly”, I reached out to my friend Sego. I sent him the voice memo, and he loved the idea so less than a week later I met up with him, he made the track, I recorded vocals and that was that. I had been through a really complicated relationship that was headed in a bad direction. I knew it wasn’t going to last so I decided to end things before I got hurt. I was talking to my best friend about it, and I said,” I just can’t stand to watch him let me go”. As soon as I said it, I wrote it down in my phone and later that night I started writing.
3. I just finished writing for my first album, so the next couple of months will be full of studio sessions, to finish up production and track vocals! I’m shooting for the album to be out before the summer. I’m so excited to share the new music. It comes from a very vulnerable place, and I just hope that my listeners can relate to them!
4. My family plays such an important role in my music. My mom is the most supportive person and is always excited to listen to my new stuff! I wouldn’t have a career at all if it wasn’t for my dad. He is the sole reason I have made the connections that I have made and have been able to create the music that I have created. I am so thankful for everything he does. My brother is also such an important person in my life. We are only three years apart, so he always knows what’s “current”. He’s usually the first person I share my music with because I know he will give me an honest opinion.
5. Honest, Powerful, and Fun. I try to be as open and honest with my music as possible. Some of the hardest things I have had to go through are expressed through my songs. I try to make music that I would want to listen to, which is usually something that you can put on in the car when you’re riding around with your friends, screaming the music at the top of your lungs!
6. I love to play anywhere downtown! The bigger the crowd, the better! I did play the bluebird when I was 17, and I had the time of my life! As fun as big crowds are, there is something so special about the small intimate settings!
7. The first pop album I bought was Aly and AJ “Insomniac”. I still have it in my car and sing my heart out just like my little 7-year-old self did! The first country album I bought was Carrie Underwood “Some hearts”. I watched her on American Idol, and when she released her album, I was so excited to get my hands on it!
8. “Take everything with a grain of salt” People are so hard on themselves, and especially in my generation everyone is so quick to judge others, without really knowing much about them. I don’t want to live my life with any regrets, so I try to not take myself too seriously. At the end of the day I want to enjoy making music!
9. I am so excited to share my music with everyone this year! I want to say thank you to everyone for sticking with me so far and being so supportive of everything that I have released. 2020 is going to be a year full of music and performances, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what I’ve been working on for the past four years!