1. Hello Molly, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? I grew up in a sports family – I played basketball competitively most of my life. Growing up, I assumed I would play basketball in college and maybe be a coach one day. It wasn’t until I was 14 years old when the doctors found an eight-inch tumor in my femur bone, that I had the opportunity to step away from basketball for a little while, and dive into music.
2. What is the background story behind your latest single “Lovin’ You?”
My latest single “Lovin’ You” is a song that holds a lot of emotion for me. I’ve dated a few guys over the years, but this relationship was different. The high school boyfriends, although at the time seemed incredibly serious, just weren’t. Dating someone in college, someone who you see every single day and spend pretty much all of your time with, is just different. Spending so much time with one person and giving so much of yourself makes the end burn just a little more. After the breakup, I was in that bitter stage for a while, feeling like the whole relationship was a waste of time; especially since it was my first year I was attending college. I wished the whole thing had never happened. As the song says, “If I could hit rewind, I’d undo lovin’ you.”
3. What made you decide to create a lyric video for “Lovin’ You?”
Initially, a music video sounded ideal for this song, but considering the pandemic, it just wasn’t going to work out right now to have a production crew. The lyric video was a nice alternative. I write with a lot of unfiltered emotion; I want my fans to connect to my songs and to hear how I’m feeling and think “Ah someone else feels that way too.” When writing “Lovin’ You,” it was no different – these lyrics are raw and real and now everyone can see them in the lyric video!
4. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020?
YES! I have been talking with my team and we have some exciting news to share soon about a NEW single! It has been so much fun to share “Lovin’ You” and have such amazing feedback, but I am ready and excited to get some new music out there for my fans.
5. What was one of the first country album you ever bought?
I grew up in the Carrie Underwood/Taylor Swift era – I remember getting Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” album in 2005 and Taylor Swift’s first album in 2006. Carrie and Taylor are still two of my favorites to this day!
6. What is your recording process like when creating new music?
I am honestly still amazed at how talented studio musicians are. I write these songs alone in my bedroom, and I usually have somewhat of an idea how I want the instrumentals to sound, but each and every time that I’ve stepped into the studio to record, I am blown away by what the musicians and my producer create. It is a surreal feeling to watch your song come to life. I don’t think I will ever get tired of that feeling.
7. How would you describe your music?
One word I would use to describe my music is “real.” And I’m not saying that other music is fake – lol! But when someone is listening to my music, they know that it’s raw and personal, yet relatable. Pairing a catchy tune with sincere lyrics makes for good music, which is exactly what I strive for. My songs have a country vibe with some rock n’ roll flair.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
I have been obsessed with Rocky since I was little – they are such inspiring movies!
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I am so grateful for my team, family, friends, and the fans for supporting me and my music the way they do. Going for your dream can be scary, but the people in my life make it so worth it!
With truthful lyrics that come from the heart and a drive for her creativity that goes matchless, Molly Lovette is already shown the world what she is made of. Many country fans know that the best country music comes out of real-life stories, and that is what this great country musician is doing. With her musical talent and a gift of creating new and fresh music, Lovette is a winner in the hearts of country listeners around the world.
She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Lovette and her two siblings grew in a very close and loving family. Her roots are deep engrained in tradition a faith, Lovette went to Catholic grade school and then an all-girls Catholic High School (the same one her grandmother, her mother, her cousins and her younger sister all attended). Although, music was another tradition that her family passed down to each child as well. Her mother was always playing music throughout the house she was little, and her grandmother was known to write music and also sing to Lovette. Lovette shares that her dad also has some country roots as well that swayed her to become a fan of country music, also her parents took her to her first concert (Tim McGraw) when she was only 5 years old. So, it was not long before her family’s love for music changed over and became Lovette’s love for music.
Lovette participated in every talent show from kindergarten on and remembers putting on little “concerts,” for her family and babysitters from a young age. She also shares that her parents have told her that as a toddler, she would sing in front of air vents and sing for many hours so she could hear herself through the vents.
Even though Lovette was devoted to her music, sports also played a big part in her upbringing. She started playing soccer, volleyball and softball, it was not until began playing basketball when she thought she had her future job planned. She remembers in 8th grade English class, she wrote that she was going to basketball all four years of high school and go onto to Mizzou to play in college and become a head women’s coach for Mizzou college. Her dreams of becoming a coach changed quickly during her 8th grade year. During a game she took a fall and after suffering weeks of pain and visiting different doctors, Lovette and her parents were told that she had a tumor inside her right femur bone. While Lovette was scared about not being able to play the sport that she loved so much, her parents were worried about her health. A biopsy was done when the doctors went in for surgery and relief was brought to the whole family when the results showed that tumor was non-threating, and the surgery to remove it was successful. It only took Lovette four months to recover from the surgery.
While she out due to her injury, music was all she had to pass the time each day. Her dad knew how to play guitar and so she would ask him to teach how to play the guitar. After a lot of practice and hurt fingers, she finally learned how to play a very slow verison of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” This tiny win lit a flame inside Lovette and her love for music was rekindled from that moment on. Although the rest of her recovery time, she practiced and learned new cords and songs, and soon began writing her own songs on the guitar. At this point, she discovered that even with her love for basketball, she now loved music more and wanted a career in it.
The summer before her freshman year of college at Murray State, Lovette started working on her first album. By the time it was Winter break, she returned home and played her first full band show at her own album release party. This moment was turning point she needed for her music career to become her main emphasis. Over three hundred people came out to support her and the venue made a record-breaking total that Thursday night which enhanced Lovette’s faith in her music skills. But, three weeks later she was back at Murray State and as her second semester went on, she remembers sitting in class and all she wanted to do was play music. She would write songs in notebooks and sit in her room and play and write in between all of her classes. She also started booking her own gigs at school that all shown to be a positive outcome. Then after seeing a video clip of one of her favorite musical group, Bon Jovi, she knew could not hold back her dreams. “The one thing that caught her attention in the video was that he said you cannot have a Plan B. Backup plans are for if something does not work out.” This quote added more passion for her love of music. She knew she had to take a break from school if she wanted to make a music career.
Over time, Lovette got the courage to tell her Mom and Dad, and just like when she decided to stop playing basketball, her parents were supportive of her and her dream to become a musician. Her parents had her come up with a business plan and a list of her goals to keep her path. Her dad had helped her make a spreadsheet of venues that they would reach out to play at.
With the support from her parents as a team behind her and the self-confidence to put all her into music, Lovette was ready to take the country music world for a spin. While her first album was a mix of songs she wrote through her high school days, she was ready to move forward with her own sound and an older approach to songwriting due to the predictable fact that is becoming adult and is experiencing new things in her life. In September 2019, she played a two hour long set at Duckfest, a day of live music and things hunting and outdoors in Saint Peters, Missouri. She also performs at many bars, wineries and intimate venues around her hometown, but one of her dreams is to one day headline her own tour.
Lovette has gained many press features and over 408k streams of her music mixed just on Spotify. She wanted to add another length to her music for her fans. This single means a lot to Lovette and she wanted to be able to give her fans more content. She shot this video in her hometown of St. Louis with producer Lauren Hayes of Lauren Hayes Media. She also mentions that she would have loved to do a music video for this song and had to work within the COVID-19 guidelines. Sometimes plans have to change, but Lovette enjoys how this great project turned out.
Lovette is an open book about her music stem from real life experiences and how she pulls from different feelings to write the truth and honest lyrics she has known so far in her life. Her song “Lovin You,” tells the story about how Lovette was coming off a bad breakup at the time and was still in the unpleasant stage. She always writes on how she is feeling at that exact moment. There were some good times of course while dating he ex, but then there were moments that were bad, and it offset the good.
Some of her musical heroes are Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood, Lovette desires to represent the beauty, power, grace and relatability to her heroes have so easily showcased to their fans. With her great attitude and love to make real and truthful music, nothing is holding Lovette back from making country music fans love her across the world.