Lindsay Adamson~ Q&A!!!


1.     Hello Lindsay, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself become you became a country musician? 2.    What made you want a career in country music?

I’m a Canadian singer & songwriter and I’ve been singing since I was three years old, and writing music from the age of 8. 

I was 16 when I got serious into music, and 16-22 was very much so an exploration period of bouncing around to different styles, writing and recording lots of music, performing all around Toronto, and really just finding out who I am as a person, and as an artist. 

I wasn’t exposed to country music at all until my mid 20’s. I grew up in a big city, and there weren’t any country stations in my city.  But when I started listening to country, it quickly became my obsession. 

I fell in love with the stories that are told in country songs, and the realness of it.  I started attending 10-20 country concerts a year, and it inspired me so much.  I knew when I was ready to start making music again, I only wanted to record country.  It was the most natural and obvious choice in the world to me. 

My heart eventually led me to Nashville.  And I had never even been before.  But I packed up my car, and my dog Kika and I made the move down in 2019.  

I got so lucky to connect with some amazing musicians and I quickly started recording my first country EP.  I’ve released the first two singles, with plans for 3 more to come out this year! 

My first single racked up over 150,000 digital streams in 67 countries in it’s first 3 months, and both songs are building major momentum.  It’s the best feeling in the world to be connecting with new fans, and really knowing that I’m doing what I was put on this earth to do! 

3.     Who are some of your musical icons?

I grew up dancing and singing along to the cassette tapes my mom had around the house.  And quickly Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Linda Ronstadt became my early inspirations.  

These days I find myself being so inspired by Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood.  

Carrie Underwood because when she takes the stage, she shows more power and confidence than anyone else I’ve ever seen on stage, and trust me I’ve seen a LOT of musicians live.  She owns so much who she is, and you can see and feel it when you’re in her presence.  

Maren Morris, because she has carved out her own unique path in country music, and really hasn’t tried to mimic the other popular songs you hear on the radio.  She has stayed so incredibly authentic and consistently brought her own unique sound to the table, for the world to fall in love with.  

4.     What is the background story behind your brand new single “Country Music Feels Like Home?”

I wrote ‘Country Music Feels Like Home’ about a search for a place that truly feels like home, and the discovery that it’s not always found in a place, but a sound, a feeling, a vibe. And for me it was coming home to country music and the move to Nashville that became the home I had been searching for, for such a long time.  This song is a reflection of that journey & discovery. 

The journey home for me, was an owning of who I truly am, and making music on my own terms.  When I decided to truly follow my heart and pursue my love of country music, it was like the path to Nashville was magically paved for me in my heart, and I knew I had to take a leap even though I had never even been here before I decided to pack up my car and move to another country on a whim!

Everything fell into place after moving to town and I immediately knew that I’d found myself where I was meant to be, doing what I was born to do! 

This song is about coming home to who you really are.  Wherever you may find yourself.   And there’s no place on earth that can make you feel truly at home, until you find it for yourself within you.  But once you do, it’s the best feeling in the entire world!

5.     What was your recording process like when creating new music?

I had an amazing musical partner to create this first batch of songs with.  Sergio Sanchez who’s the producer on the tracks, was also my co-writer.  

It was honestly such a fun process.  I had a ton of song ideas I had been working on for quite a while.  And we were great about taking these ideas, and building on them until they became really beautiful songs. 

It was so much fun working with such incredible musicians on the tracks and learning so much from the entire process of recording the album.  

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

Real, authentic, soulful, emotion driven 

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

There’s so many incredible venues in Nashville I’m dying to play at when the pandemic is over and it’s safe to do so.  

8.     What is one of your favorite quotes?

Be who you are, because there’s no one in the world who can do it better than you! 

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

My latest singing ‘Country Music Feels Like Home’ was just released on July 24th! Visit https://bit.ly/2ZSWfTi to stream it!

I absolutely love connecting with fans over social media, so I’d love for you to reach out to me! @lindsayadamsonofficial on Instagram and Facebook 

Shae Dupuy~ “Q&A”

1.     Hello Shae, what made you want a career in country music?I’ve always gravitated towards country music because of the storytelling aspect of it that Country music has always had. I love being able to write my story into to a song and be able to share it that way.

2.     What is the story behind your latest song “Black and White?”“Black and White” is about a breakup where nothing specific or particular went wrong or caused the breakup, it was just two people who weren’t meant to be. I desperately wanted someone in the relationship to be the bad guy to make it easier to get over and give some sense of closure but that just wasn’t the case. Everyone was innocent and there was nowhere to point the blame, it just wasn’t working.

3.     What was the inspiration behind the new lyric video for your song “Black and White?”I wanted to give people an inside look at what recording “Black and White” was like. There was so much emotion that went into that and I wanted to show that side of the process.

4.  What is the process when creating a lyric video?I always like to figure out what I want people to take away from my songs and I try to make sure the lyric video visually gets that message across while still letting the lyrics be the main focus. 

5.   Your lyric video is “The Making Of.” Tell us more about the making of the song. 

Were there any co-writers? Who are the producers? What was your experience like with both?I had two co-writers on this song: Kyle Rife and Jeremy Bussey. They were so great and completely understood my vision when I brought them the concept for “Black and White.” Derek Wells produced all 3 of my new singles and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me bring these songs to life. 

7.     What is one of your favorite quotes?“Trust in time, especially when time says no.” – SEEKER

8.     Is there anything else you would like to share? Make sure to stream “Black and White” on Spotify of Apple :https://ps.onerpm.com/blackandwhiteKeep in touch! I love connecting with everyone via social media so be sure to follow me and be the first to know about new music! 🙂

Mandy McMillan~ Q&A!!!

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

Hello! Yes I am Mandy McMillan, originally from just west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have always been a lover of music and have pursued my passion to play music since I was a little girl. Before I moved to Nashville to pursue music full-time, I worked a few jobs during the week such as waitress, nanny and hair stylist! I even owned a hair salon for a little while before I made the big jump to Music City!

2.     What made you want a career in country music?

It’s crazy because before Nashville, music was a deep passion that I didn’t realize could be a full-time career. Once I engrained myself into the Nashville scene, I was blessed to find out that this passion of mine could be my career. 

I have always loved music and all things creative, so being able to do that now is so amazing and I don’t take it for granted at all. Of course, there are a lot of ups and downs and you have to learn to ebb and flow, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My music has a sprinkle of the country genre to go along with pop and classic rock influences!

3.     What is the background story behind your latest single “Dream Catcher?”

I had a big “aha” moment that came as a download to write “Dream Catcher”. I have made dream catchers for years and about two years ago, I was hanging them up as merch at a festival I was playing at. In that moment, I knew that I had to write a song about my journey going out and catching my dreams. Before I moved to Nashville, I worked a few jobs as a waitress to save up money for my big move. The first line of the song “her heart is full of wishes, cleaning up the dishes at some part time job ’til she’s at the top” captures my hustle of waiting tables during the week while being out on the road with my band on the weekends.  I wanted to use the opportunity to inspire those around me to work hard, believe in themselves and to go out and catch their dreams as well. I wrote it with one of my best friends Andrew Beason and recorded it with my producer Simon Gugala, with whom I got to co-produce the track as well.

4.     What is your favorite part of creating a new music video for “Dream Catcher?”

My favorite part was the fact that I got to travel to Tucson, Arizona with three of my best friends and create the most incredible memories in one of my favorite places. I have been pulled to the Arizona desert all my life and have been able to travel there a few times for a vacation, a photoshoot and now the video shoot! It was a dream to film out there and what you see in my smile is the genuine bliss of me catching my dream in that moment! 🙂

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

Uplifting. Groovy. Genuine 

6.     What has been some of your favorite venues or events to play at?

In 2014, I was chosen to be part of the stage show with Kenny Chesney on the CMA Awards and that was a top venue/ event for sure! It was such a magical moment to be on the same stage as an artist whose music has influenced me from the beginning and he was so kind. It was an unreal feeling when the curtain lifted and I could see all of my idols sitting out front watching the show and knowing that millions of people were watching on television around the world in that moment.

7.     What is something that most people do not know about you?

I am plant-based/vegan. Although I’m not too sure if people are surprised by that haha! I like to think of myself as being a super kind and compassionate person and also into all things spiritual, so when most people find out about the veganism part, they’re like “you would be!” 

8.     What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” Theodore Roosevelt – I have the word “Believe” tattooed on my ribs right by my heart and I fully know that you have to believe it to achieve it 

I also stand by “Don’t be a lady, be a legend” Stevie Nicks 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to have me on your blog! I so appreciate all the support and look forward to seeing you catch your dreams 🙂

Henley~ Q&A

1.     Hello, you two, can you both tell us all a little bit about yourselves before you became a country music duo? Sayre:  We grew up in a musical family.  Momma sings… she cut her first record at Muscle Shoals Sound with the Swampers in the 70s, and dad is an incredible multi-instrumentalist who paid the bills behind a drumset. We had different tastes growing up, but after Shea graduated college I ended up moving in with him in Denton, Tx while I attended the University of North Texas (where he had just graduated).  He played in a red dirt band and I grew up a huge country music fan, so we tried writing some songs together and it seemed to work immediately.

2.     How did you come up with the name Henley for your group name? Shea:  Henley is our last name… we were blessed with A LOT of grandparents haha.  Funny enough, the man who raised our dad and gave us all the last name Henley is the only grandpa we never met!  AND he wasn’t a musician.  But dad’s biological father and our Grandmama were both brilliant musicians.  Most of the musicians in our family all carry the name Henley, so it’s an homage to our roots and family history.

3.     What is the background story behind your latest single “Alone Tonight?”

Shea: There definitely was a situation that inspired this song.  I came in with the idea for the opening two lines of the chorus “I don’t wanna be alone tonight, I don’t wanna spend the night alone”, and it triggered a memory for Sayre of a past relationship.  Sayre had been in a relationship with a country singer who at the time was an up and comer, but now has definitely seen his fair share of success.  Sayre: He started out to be the perfect gentleman, but with time the perfect date nights and sweet memories slowed down and it turned into the late night texts when he was in town asking me to meet him at the bar for drinks, or asking me to come over after he had dipped into too many shots of whiskey.  Even though I knew his intentions weren’t good anymore I still put myself in the position to meet him after he was drunk, or answer the late night text because being with him in any form was better than being alone. 

4.     What is your recording process like when creating new music? Shea: we do everything ourselves with our partner in crime Cody Smith (www.discomyth.com).  For this one, I opened my computer one night and made the synth patch and loop you hear.  I sent it to Sayre to sing along with and she loved it.  She came over and we recorded the vocals ourselves in my detached garage/studio workspace… it’s just a blazing hot 24×24 cinderblock shed with big wooden supports and a tin roof, but it sounds great… Cody played acoustic and steel guitar, the big Moog bass you hear, AND he mixed it.  We decided to leave my original loop in as a change of pace to our normal live drums (which I usually play).

5.     How would you guys describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Sayre: Real Shea:  Gooder than good!

6.     What are a few of your favorite venues or events to play at? Shea: of all the fun shows we’ve done, honestly it always comes back to Winner’s Bar and Whiskey Jam… WJ will always feel like home to Nashville-based artists. 

7.     When not working or creating music what do you two like do in your free time?

Sayre:  I love going to the gym (shoutout to my Redline fam!)… that’s actually where we met our amazing booking agent Jess Mosby.  Such a Nashville story.  Everyone you meet is in the business! 
    Shea:  If I’m not working on music for Henley I’m probably working on one of the many side projects I have with my friends.  It’s a fun way to navigate the distance as our various careers take us all over the US.  Especially with the lockdown… it’s been fun catching up via music. 

8.     What are a few of your guysfavorite quotes? Sayre:  “Don’t suck” – my brother with a big grin on his face just before we hit the stage, or “Center, Breathe, Pray” which is mom’s advice for everything life throws your way.

9.     Is there anything else you would like to share? hank you so much for having us, and shoutout to our cowriter Kenneth Duncan (who also wrote Centerline and I Forgot About You with us).  Be sure to follow us @wearehenley on social media!   We’ve got cover videos, acoustic sessions, and BTS (behind the song) content coming at ya.

Gracie Carol~ Q&A!!!

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

Before I truly dug deep into my artistry and music I was just a young high school girl that lived on the west side of Cincinnati, OH who had big dreams. I wrote silly little songs just for fun and always sang at the top of my lungs. Country music was always a huge aspect in my life, but I was actually also very involved in musical theater for years! My country voice never really fit that genre and as much as I loved acting, I really loved performing as myself more. It’s so cool to look back now and see that I’ve done and am doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do and be. They aren’t dreams anymore, now it’s my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

2.    What was one of the first country albums you ever bought?

There were so many my parents had chosen and picked that I loved and really enjoyed listening to like Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Teri Clark, and so many more. But the first album I begged my parents to go out with me to get was “Fearless” by Taylor Swift. I was the little girl that looked up to her as most young girls. She was doing exactly what I always wanted to do, write songs, record them, and put out an album. I still remember that day when that album came out too. It made me love country music so much more and this time it was because I found that artist and started loving her myself, not just because my parents liked somebody!

3.    What is the background story behind your newest single “3 Minutes?” 

It’s all about women empowerment and women in country music. There was a time for a while, mostly through my teenage years that country music was really only “bro country”. It made me sad that women weren’t being recognized more and being played on the radio because “bro country” was a thing. So I’ve always wanted to find a way to help that change. In college I studied country music and focused on the beauty of women in country. Whether that be artist, songwriters, or music business women I wanted to help out make a change to equalize the playing ground. Women in country music weren’t getting the recognition, so that’s the background of where this song came from.

4.    What made you decide to have a career in country music?

Growing up listening to country and visiting Nashville as a vacation every year with my family was like heaven to me. I loved everything about the music, the business, the culture, the city, the people. It was really easy to make that decision. And after getting the opportunity to feel what it was like to be a touring artist for a day and perform with Keith Urban on his “Raise Em Up” tour, which you can find on youtube if you’d like to watch, that was the moment I knew I wasn’t changing my path and moved to Nashville right after I graduated high school!

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

It’s Powerful, Smooth, and Compassionate.

6.    What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?

I love playing at a restaurant called the Opry Backstage Grill. The atmosphere there is so kind, loving, and generous. And if you know me, those are my kind of people! I definitely recommend anyone to go there and eat, or perform, or just to hear good music!

My favorite event I’ve performed at was getting top 5 in Cincinnati’s Nash Next Competition!

7.    What is your process like when recording new music?

Whenever I have a song I love I show it to one of my friends who produces my songs, his name is Austin Shawn, and he just understands and gets who I am as an artist so our ideas and vibes click so well. He creates all the instrumentals behind my voicings and literally makes the song come to life. He’s such a generous friend and has such an extremely talented ear! We always have really great times when I record new music, and “3 Minutes” was one of the most exciting songs we created yet.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

Have courage and be kind always

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

Lookout for new material for “3 Minutes” as weeks go by 😉 

Jake Loban~ Q&A!!!

1.     Hi Jake, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? I’m originally from San Diego, CA. I lived there my whole life before moving to Nashville 4 years ago. I spent my younger days traveling the country playing in punk rock and rock n’ roll bands, and didn’t really start playing country music until my mid 20s. I don’t come from a musical family and when I was a kid I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. When I was 13, I had 7 operations on my right eye and that’s when I started playing guitar. I’m still blind in that eye to this day. 
2.     What made you want a career in country music? I never thought about having a career in music because I didn’t think it was possible for me. It’s something that happened organically and I’m so grateful that it did. When I moved to Nashville I still had a “real job” and didn’t intend on pursuing music. I did a couple open mic nights though, and sat in with some friends at their gigs downtown. One gig led to another and it quickly became my full time job. I love Nashville because it’s one of the only cities in the world where you can make a living playing music.

3.     How did you come up with the name “Saloon Sessions,” for your brand-new album and what is your favorite song off the album? The Red Rose Saloon is an old shed in my backyard that I converted into a bar. It’s a great space to hang out with friends, jam, or listen to music. I do a lot of writing in there late at night by myself, which is where the title came from. My favorite track off the album is probably “Confession,” which was recently spotlighted in American Songwriter.

4.     How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?Honest/Raw/Authentic

5.     If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why? I would love to sing a duet with Connie Smith or Emmylou Harris. They’re both amazing.
6.     What is your recording process like when working on a new song or album? The recording process is always changing for me. For Saloon Sessions I recorded the entire album by myself in my own home. It was definitely a challenge but felt good to complete it. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ever since hearing Bruce Springsteen’s album Nebraska, he had a similar approach to that record. 
7.     What are a few of your favorite venues or events to play at? The Nashville Palace and Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon. I play at both of those venues every week, they’re like home to me.

8.     Do you have any rituals before you play a live show? A shot of Jack Daniel’s and a Coors Light.

9.     What is one of your favorite quotes? Right now it’s a lyric off the latest John Moreland record: “Shame is a cancer, go easy on your heart.”

10.  Is there anything else you would like to share? My new record Saloon Sessions is out now and I want to thank everyone for the love and support so far. The response has been overwhelming and I’m so grateful. Also, I play at The Nashville Palace and Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon every week, come say hi if you’re in Nashville! 

Sloan Woolly~ Q&A!!!

1.     Hello Jack, Henry & Ben, can you guys tell me a little bit about yourselves before you formed your band Sloan Woolly?

            We met in college out in California. We started gigging under the name “Mammoth”–mostly in frats and campus houses. We’d always have to scrape together equipment and lighting to get a show together, and the sound would be pretty crappy in these sweaty little rooms. But we learned quickly the way to get people excited was to bring big energy to the stage. And we learned to love playing together live. So we decided, once we graduated, that we’d get serious about it and make this project happen in Nashville.

2.     How did you come up with the name Sloan Woolly for your band name and were there any other names you were going to pick instead?

We put out our first single under the name Mammoth, but ran into trouble because there were about a thousand other bands going by that name. So we always knew we’d have to change it, and spent months trying to come up with one we could all get behind. We agreed on “[Something] Woolly,” a nod to Mammoth. Our drummer at the time had a great aunt named Sloan Sloan, which we’d joke about ‘cause it was so absurd. So one day, Henry had the idea that we call ourselves Sloan Woolly, and it stuck.

3.     What is the background story behind your latest music piece “Futures” (June 19th)?

Jack was drifting off at work and started thinking about his path to Nashville. A tiny wrinkle in the past could’ve put him just about anywhere else. His mom had been obsessed with the idea of string theory when he was a kid and was always talking about this idea of infinite realities all happening at once. So that became the main lyrical theme. All the futures each of us dream of, in spite of the path we’re stuck on–or blessed with. As we worked out the parts as a band, we found opportunities to shake up the rhythms a bit, and ended up with what we hoped was a new spin on a blues rock tune. It might be our favorite song to play live–it gets people up and dancing and gives us the opportunity to really lock in together as a band.

4.     What are a few of your first albums you guys have ever listened to you?

Ben: AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. One of those CDs that was in my dad’s car that I begged to hear every time I got in.

Jack: Al Green’s Greatest Hits. Like with Ben, the album just sat in my dad’s car for years. So I knew it back and forth by the time I was in high school.

Henry: Sugar Ray’s 14:59. My mom loved that record.

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

Old jukebox up in flames.

6.     What is your recording process like when creating new music?

Meeting our producer, Mike Fahey, was a huge break for us. He gets the kinky classic rock sound we’re going for and understands how to capture the feel of a live show. Performing live is, individually and collectively, our favorite part of being in this band, and we wanted all the new tracks to reflect that.

            In the month leading up to our studio time, we rehearsed our booties off to lock down every arrangement and get them as tight as we possibly could. We considered the studio a chance to record our live show and ended up with basic tracks for eight songs on the first day. This was a crucial foundation. Then we got to experiment. We tacked on layers of synths, percussion–all sorts of little touches here and there–with the goal of sustaining the live feel of the tracks, but adding some flair with the tools available to us in the studio.

7.     What are a few of your guys’ favorite quotes?

“Love Anyway.”

            -Mother Teresa

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

            We’re just excited to get these tracks out into the world. Moving to Nashville has been a dream and we couldn’t have imagined this place would feel like home so quickly. It’s a remarkable community and we count ourselves lucky to be a part of it. We can’t wait to get back to performing live and see our friends again. In the meantime, be sure to connect with us on social media and stream our music anywhere you can find music digitally! 

Molly Lovette~ Q&A

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! 

Parker Barrow Project~ Q&A!!

1.     Hello Dylan and Megan, can you both tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country duo?

– Hello! First off we wanna thank you guys so much for asking us to be apart of your blog. You guys are awesome. Now to the question, before becoming a country duo, Dylan was touring full-time in various projects, traveling a lot back and forth from Maryland (His home state) & also performing on Nashville’s Broadway. I had just moved to Nashville 6 months before meeting Dylan at Whiskey Jam. I was playing shows in my home state, Alabama and also playing shows on Music Row as a solo artist. After we met, we toured for a few weekends together and it didn’t take long to realize that we both had the same visions for the path that we wanted to take in music. 

2.     How did you guys form your group and come up with the name “Parker Barrow Project?”

– We had spent nearly a year on the road together playing shows under the name “The 81 Run” which was primarily a cover band. After spending a few months writing songs, we felt as if our sound had taken a new direction and ultimately decided to rebrand before releasing our original music. We wanted to find something that fit us and our story, Parker & Barrow being the last names of Bonnie & Clyde, we felt it made sense. After a long year of touring and many times feeling as if we are on the run, whether it was to a show or from our RV couch catching on fire (Lol True Story). There were many times where it felt as though it was us against the world as we all know Bonnie & Clyde felt most of their life. The main reason we chose the name was that no matter what they were doing Bonnie & Clyde always did it together, and that is how we spend the majority of our life. 

3.     What was one of the first album you ever bought?

-Megan: When I was 5 years old I attended my first ever concert to see Kelly Clarkson, she held a competition before her concert to sing and win front row seats..I fell in love with music watching her on idol and ending up competing and won front row seats. After that concert I saved up my allowance and was able to buy my first Album ever “Thankful” by Kelly Clarkson 

-Dylan: I don’t really know what the first album I bought was but I do remember when I switched over to an IPhone the first album I downloaded was “1989” by Taylor Swift lol. 

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

– It’s hard to really put a label on our music, but if we had to describe it in four words it would be Country, Grunge, Rock & Soul. So, a little bit of everything. 

5.     What is your recording process like when creating new music?

– When recording this EP we really had no intentions of leaving the studio with a full 5 song record. We travelled down to our friend Trevor Barnes studio in Jacksonville, FL and was looking to get a few rough mixes of the songs we were thinking about recording. After 5 days of spending the entire time in the studio we ended up walking out with what is now our “Don’t Tell Mama Debut EP”. So I would say our recording process is a lot like the way we approach life. Very spontaneous and open minded. We try not to get caught up in any formula and allow most of the creating process to happen in the moment.

6.     What are some of your guys favorite venues or events to play at?

– That’s a tough, one last year we played close to 200 shows in 13 states. Every venue has something unique to offer, but if we had to pick we both love playing in our homes towns Megan’s being Birmingham, AL & Dylan’s being La Plata, MD where we can each spend time with our friends and family back home. 

7.     What are a few of your guys favorite quotes?

– Dylan: “If you pray for patience, does God give you patience or the opportunity to be patient?” I feel like this quote is something every musician out on the road thinks about. 

-Megan: I think my favorite quote or in my case scripture comes from Pslams 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God” Every day in life on the road we are faced with so many obstacles and unknowns your constantly battling doubts and the highs and the lows. But every time I think of that passage I instantly feel peace. 

8.     Is there anything else you two would like to share?

We would like to thank you so much Dixiedeeblog for asking us to be apart of your page! What you guys do for the up and coming country music community is awesome and we are happy to be apart of it! Also, for anyone who we haven’t had the chance to meet yet, we would love for y’all to follow us on Instagram and Spotify and we hope we can meet you in person at show sometime soon. We are about to re-launch the start of our “Don’t Tell Mama Tour” So you can check out our website www.parkerbarrowproject.comfor future tour dates. And Lastly, Our Debut EP “Don’t Tell Mama” is available NOW on all streaming platforms. Thank you again so much for having us!