Summer Overstreet~ Q&A

            Bio: Nashville resident, Summer Overstreet, is an extremely gifted singer/songwriter. Being from a huge artistic family- daughter of songwriter Paul Overstreet-Overstreet began writing songs at a young age. The past years she has been actively refining her vocals in town and cowriting in the community with groups like Avenue Beat and Endless Summer.On March 13, 2020, Summer Overstreet latest single “Get My Shit Together,” and it is avivlable on Spotify & iTunes. 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summeroverstreet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SummerOverstree?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summeroverstreet/

Q&A:

1.     Hello Summer, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer? I was born and raised in Nashville. My father is a Grammy Winning songwriter and encouraged myself and my other 5 siblings (yes six kids) to lean towards all things music. I think only one sibling is not actively working in the music business in some way. Mostly my life has consisted of music (as boring as that is,) although I did use to breed and show dairy goats. 
2.     What was the first country concert you ever attended?             Um….this is both really bad and maybe really good? Dan and Shay March 6th, 2020.  I don’t know why, but that was the first country concert I can remember.
3.     What is the background story behind your latest single “Get My Shit Together?” GMST was a song that I felt we ( me and my co-writers ) were compelled to write kind of as a hot mess anthem. I think in today’s world it’s easy to compare yourself to others and set imaginary deadlines that can really steal a lot of the fun out of life. We wanted to say “we ain’t got shit figured out! But that’s ok. Maybe tomorrow “ 
4.     How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Unapologetic. Adventurous. Honest. FUN!
5.     Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020? I have two more songs I’m releasing in April  and May! I am so excited for them as well!
6.     What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I love the Basement, the Analog, the listening room, and Grey’s on Main
7.     What advice would you give to a up and coming country artist?              Show up every day. Ten minutes early. Learn to love the word “No.”  It’s always a fun challenge!
8.     What is one of your favorite quotes? You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own. – Dolly Parton
9.  Is there anything else you would like to share?Just to keep eyes peeled for new music!! 

Lauren Jaimes (Mom's Poppyseed Chicken Recipe)!!!

Poppyseed Chicken:

Serves 4

3 cups cooked chicken cubed

1 cup sour cream – ¼ cup milk

1 can creamed chicken soup

¼ lb. butter melted

1 ½ cups Ritz crackers crushed

2 tbsp poppy seeds

Put cooked chicken in casserole. Mix soup, sour cream, and milk and pour over chicken mixture. Mix cracker crumbs, melted butter, and poppyseeds and spread over top of casserole. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Lauren Jaimes~ Q&A

1.     Hello Lauren, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?

I grew up in a musical household and have always loved writing songs. Before I was born, my Dad was a touring musician and missionary in South America. My love for music definitely comes from him, but I didn’t decide to focus on music as a career until I moved to NYC.  When I was in college, I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I think I actually switched majors five or six times! I ended up graduating with a degree in English Literature because I absolutely love writing. When I moved to NYC, I met my fiancé Forrest, and about a year into dating I played a few of my songs for him. He was like “What?!? You’ve been hiding that from me this whole time?” After that he really encouraged me to pursue music and I started playing around The City. Once I started doing that, everything sort of seemed to click into place and make sense to me. I’m so grateful because, without him, I don’t know that I ever would have gone down this road that led me to performing country music. 

2.     What was the first country concert you ever attended?

I think the first country concert I ever attended was Lee Brice. He is such an incredibly talented musician, and he makes it look so easy up there! Watching him was like watching an old friend play a few tunes around a campfire. You know what I mean? Warms the soul! 

            3.        Can you talk about the inspiration behind your new single “Home Is Where You Are”?

            I’d love to! The melody hit me first, and I subsequently tried out a few           different lyric options. My last EP, “Here To Stay” is full of sad, sentimental,       and introspective songs, and I really wanted this next project to be the total             opposite of that. I wanted to produce something that would be fun,    upbeat, and bright. It took me a couple of tries lyrically, but with some help       from Forrest we finally landed on something fun and meaningful.

4.     Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020?

            Yes! I am currently working on my debut album Constellations. I’m excited   to finalize the track list and the artists I will be working with. For the release   we are planning an accompanying tour, so I’m especially looking forward to hitting the road toward the end of the year and playing in cities like Nashville and Austin. 

5.     How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?

Hmm… I’d say my music has a “dreamy vintage western vibe.”

6.     What was your favorite part about recording your first music video?

My favorite part about recording my first music video was getting to work with all of my very talented friends! NYC has such a great artist community and everyone is so willing and able to help each other with artistic projects. The network here is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and we all support each other’s goals and aspirations.

7.     What are a few of your favorite venues or events to play at?

My favorite venue I’ve ever played at was The Triad Theatre located in New York’s Upper West Side. It is such a beautiful space and has hosted so many great musical legends. I was on-stage one night after Lenny Kravitz! My favorite music to listen to is generally from the 60s and 70s, so when I found out Air Supply had played there, I was freaking out!

8.     What is one of your favorite quotes?

            I’m a huge fan of literature from the Beat Generation, so my favorite quote is from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”, written in 1957. I even have part of it tattooed on me! “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who    are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the      same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders   across the stars.”

9.     Is there anything else you would like to share?

I was set to perform and debut “Home Is Where You Are” at the New Jersey Folk Festival in April, but the festival has been cancelled due to safety concerns amid the Coronavirus Outbreak. To stay up to date on a new time and location for the live debut of “Home Is Where You Are” you can join my email list at www.laurenjaimesmusic.com or follow @laurenjaimesmusic on Instagram. Stay safe lovies! 

Lauren Jaimes: Artist Spotlight

Lauren Jaimes is not your average country music singer. A writer at the core, Jaimes has always been quiet, kind and reserved, capturing many melodies and lyrics during her training at Berklee College of Music. Over time, however Jaimes discovered that underneath this reserved outer layer was a bold, different need to be heard. This need is what lead her to New York City and overcome the stage.
Jaimes’ first EP, “Here To Stay,” is a six-song collection of napkins writing and melodies that started for her as far back as elementary school. These divided works in steps remained inactive in journals and notebooks until she felt bold to fix them up and release them into the world.
“Here To Stay,” is a genre combining EP that showcases elements of Country, Folk and, Americana. It includes great lyrics that find purpose in the context of a narrative and a love for storytelling that finds life in catchy hooks and notable melodies. Jaimes’ style includes a dreamy old-timer western sound that is similar to some of her favorite musicians such as Kacey Musgraves, Roy Orbison and, Johnny Cash.
Quickly after the release, “Here To Stay,” won the category of Best Female EP from LA Music Critics Award for Indie Artist. Next Women of Country Music described Jaimes’ as, “a natural fit country music” and admired her “authentic sound and heartfelt stories.” Indie Voice Blog” shares that “Country radio has a new sweetheart in Lauren Jaimes.”
If you would like to find out more about Lauren Jaimes then check out her website at (https://laurenjaimesmusic.com).

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