Hello Cheyenne, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?I am from a super small town in Kentucky called Science Hill. I had a typical small town country childhood where we rode our bikes all over town and came home home before the street lights came on. I met my husband when I was 19 and we started a family and got married soon after. I have two little boys and I had stayed home for 5 years with them as a stay at home mom. I have always sang and performed but took a break while raising my boys. I went 5 years without singing a note and it was a pretty low point for me in my life. My brothers surprised me one day with all new recording equipment, and I just didn’t stop from there. Music had always been in the forefront of my life growing up doing musicals, choir, shows, etc. So losing it was really hard on me mentally. Its my escape. Bringing ,music back into my life and finally perusing a musical career has made me a better mother and just an all around better version of myself.
Who are a few of your musical icons?I Have so many musicians that I look up to. I would say my top 3 would be Stevie Nicks, Miranda Lambert,and Maren Morris
What is the background story behind your brand-new single “?”I was selected to be in a breakout artist program at Off The Row Studio in Franklin, Tennessee. I had the opportunity to work with some big names and very talented people for my first single. The writers of this song are Stephony Smith and Melba Montgomery. I have been a Stephony Smith fan for years. Stephony has written some iconic number one hits such as “Big Star” and “It’s Your Love.” Melba is most known for her hit duet with George Jones. This song was pitched to me by the studio and I instantly fell in love with it.
What is your recording process like when creating new music?I Went to Off The Row fro the weekend and I tracked with the band on a Saturday, which was such a cool experience. The band that I was fortunate enough to work with has also played for some of the top names in country music. Grammy winner Mark Prentice, who played bass and keyboard on my song, has worked with Johnny Cash, Lady A, and many more.
The drummer, Matt Bubel is the former drummer for Kip Moore. The guitarist is Danny Parks who has worked with Blake Shelton and Brooks and Dunn.The second day I laid down vocals with the producer. My Producer is P.T. Houston, who was the engineer on one of my favorite songs, “If Your Going Through Hell” by Rodney Adkins. He has produced many more songs and was a dream to work with.
How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?I would say Its Modern Country Outlaw Music
What are a few of your favorite venues to play at?I love doing local shows and seeing people I know there to support me. There are all kinds of local places in Kentucky where I live by Lake Cumberland but Nashville is hard to beat. I haven’t performed at Blue Bird Cafe but it is one of my dream locations, along with the Listening Room.
What do you like to do in your free time, when not working on music?When I’m not working on music I love spending time with my kids and husband. My favorite place to be is definitely the ball park.
What is one of your favorite quotes?“Your life begins where your comfort zone ends”
Is there anything else you would like to share?Being a small town girl and working with people who have accomplished so much has been the most amazing experience for me. I have been singing country music for as long as I can remember. For years, I have recorded my own songs in my bedroom and now I want to share it with the world. Most importantly I want to show other moms that you can follow your dreams and be an amazing mother at the same time.
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