Tiera~ “Love You for That” (Brand New Song Q&A)!!!

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Tiera is only 20 years old and she is already conquering the country music world with a rich, young and fiery voice. Filling in the void for African Americans within country music, Tiera has made an natural honest fan-base and mixed social media attendance of 30k followers, over 2k subscribers on YouTube and over 250 views on YouTube videos.

While performance in crowds with over 3k people, media markets such as “The Daily Country Review,” and “Queens of Country” named her one of the Top 10 Country Singers to Watch in 2018. Her style and voice have started to have a great impact on the country music scene.

On November 2, 2018, Tiera debut her brand new song “Love You for That.” The song is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to know more about Tiera then check out at https://tieramusic.com.

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1.    Hi Tiera, how have you grown as country musician in the past year?
Since moving to Nashville, I’ve written with a lot of different writers and have learned so much from them. Everyone’s style is so different, so it’s awesome getting to learn from them.
2.    How did you come up with the name “Love You For That” for your new single?
This title seemed to perfectly sum up what we wanted the song to be about. We actually went through a couple different variations for the title. I think one of them was “Love You For Loving That” haha but eventually we ended up on “Love You For That”.
3.    What is the background story behind your new song?
I wrote “Love You For That” with Hannah May Allison and John Miller. I think we all get a little annoyed by our significant other sometimes but we still love them! That’s what this song is about. I know I annoy my boyfriend so much haha, but he still loves me anyway.
4.    Is there something you wish your fans would take away from this tune?
I’ve gotten a lot of messages about how “Love You For That” describes their relationship with their significant other so I hope this song can be the theme song to a lot of my fans relationships.
5.    Was there any other artists/producers that helped to create this song?
I wrote this song with Hannah May Allison and John Miller who are both staff writers at Dan Hodges Music. Grady Saxman produced this song for me and he perfectly captured what I wanted for this song.
6.    Is there anything else coming up with your music in 2018?
I have more music that is going to be released in 2019 that I’m very excited about. I’ve really started to hone into who I am as an artist and I’m so excited to share that with everyone.
7. Is there anything else you would like to share?
On November 13th I’ll be on the new music show, Real Country, on USA Network premiering at 10/9c! I was invited to the show by Shania Twain and I got to work with some other amazing artists on the show as well!

Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TieraMusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TieraMusic

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkyTifbLIm0tEnCB6xp0LRA

Katie Austin’s Q&A!!!

 

1.    Hi Katie, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? My first encounters with a stage was for dance lessons and recitals! If it existed, I took it: Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Etc. Over time I started falling more in love with the lyrics of the songs I was performing to and it turned into singing them!

2.    How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? I always knew I wanted to be a performer! But the true spark in music was when LeeAnne Womack released “I Hope you Dance” … seeing that music video blew my mind cause two passions of mine collided… dance and singing! It’s was cause me to dabble in singing and my passion grew from there!

3.    Who are some of your musical icons? The list goes on and on and on! Haha. I’m inspired by so many talents … legends and new comers! LeeAnne Womack, Martina McBride, Faith Hill , Shania and Celine started the whole thing hahah! And I also love Keith urban, Randy Houser, Carrie Underwood! seriously the list doesn’t end! Lol 

4.    How did you come up with the name of your newest EP “Wild Child” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead? I’ve always envisioned a project that was “road trip worthy”… I wanted something you could roll the windows down and blare! I feel like the title track “Wild Child” encompasses this feeling so it was a given when picking the name for the whole project!

5.    What is your favorite song off your EP “Wild Child?” This is literally impossible to answer! Hahah. I love each for different reasons! Wild Child : We all have a wild Child inside of us and this song celebrates that! Got me Like: You can’t help but smile, sing and dance hearing this! Backyard: Gahh… it wrote itself! So many different meanings of this song that give me all the feels! Nirvana: Brings me back to memories of getting my first set of keys and driving up and down the roads of my small town!

6.    Is there anything else new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018? I have a few ideas of my sleeve so hopefully they pan out! 😉 But I definitely want to play some more shows before the end of the year! And we will start repromoting my Christmas single and music video after Thanksgiving! 

7.    Where do you see your career in the next 5 to 10 years? Continuing to write and record the best music I can! Traveling and playing shows on a larger scale, more radio and streaming play. And using that platform to promote positivity in the world.

8.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group would it be and why? This answer changes daily but right now…. probably Keith Urban. I just love everything he does and he isn’t afraid to push the boundaries.

9.    What is one of your favorite quotes? It’s probably a little cliche but oh so true: When words fail, music speaks.  Sometimes a song can better say what you want/need to express. 

10.Is there anything else you would like to share? Thank you so much for helping spread the word of country’s newest music!

Olivia Ooms~ “Q&A”:

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

     I grew up in Huntington Beach playing sports like soccer, volleyball, softball and went to a public school, which I still do. Music was always apart of my life, but I mainly was into playing sports and acting by doing musicals through my school and throughout my community.

    2. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?

     My guitar teacher and my brother first introduced me to country music. And as soon as I started listening to it and playing covers by my favorite musicians, I knew this was where I felt at home and was absolutely in love with it.

     3. Who are some of your musical icons?

     Tanya Tucker and Dierks Bentley!

      4.  Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?

     As of right now I still live in Huntington Beach. I definitely see myself living in Nashville within the next five years. I’ll have an album out and will HOPEFULLY be touring across the world.

   5. Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2018?

     Yes!! I just finished recording four new singles, and we’re in the final processing stages for them. They will be released one by one towards the end of 2018 and early 2019.

  6.  If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why?

     I would want to sing a duet with Chris Stapleton. His voice is SO pure and strong. I feel like our voices would compliment each other, and he seems like a really cool guy

7.  What is one of your favorite quotes?

      “Do it With Love” is one of my favorite quotes because it reminds me to always do things out of love and to love your neighbors and everyone around

    

    

Kaylee Rose’s “Q&A”!!!

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1.    Hi Kaylee, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer? I first started off as a dancer and cheerleader in Miami. That was always my passion and I used to think dancing would be something I would continue pursuing. When I was in middle school, my family moved to a smaller town in Florida and I decided to teach myself how to play guitar. Even though I kept cheering and dancing, my focus changed to music once I started high school.

2.    How did you get into country music fan and when did you know you wanted a career in it? My dad took me to an open mic after my first day of high school. After singing a few songs, the manager offered me a paid gig. I was 14 at the time. From there on, I started playing at the bar and then next thing I knew I was booking shows all around town at different bars. It was pretty cool having my passion also be considered my part time job as well.

3.    How did you come up with the name of your EP “Upside to Down,” and what is your favorite song off this EP? This year has been a rollercoaster for me in many ways and I have learned that no matter what comes my way, there’s always an upside to down. Also, it is a line in one of my songs so it was a no brainer to make that the EP title.

4.    Who are some of your musical icons? I love everything from Johnny Cash, to Michael Jackson. Currently I am a big fan of Sam Hunt, Ed Sheeran and Kacey Musgraves.

5.    Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music? I‘m not sure how to answer that since this town and industry is very unpredictable. I just hope to see myself still climbing that ladder and pursuing music full time.

6.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why? People often compare my artistic style to Walker Hayes so I feel like we could probably sing/rap something cool together.

7.    Is there anything else new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018? I am already working on new music to release in the New Year. Can’t keep these songs bottled up anymore!

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes? “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

 

Lacy Green~ “Q&A”

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

I grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina called Pilot Mountain. If you’ve ever seen the Andy Griffith show it’s called Mt. Pilot, and it’s the neighboring town to Mayberry (or Mt. Airy in real life). I grew up around music from a young age, but a lot of people don’t know that I was also a competitive dancer and cheerleader for ten years as kid, which is how I really got comfortable being on stage. My first job was as a cashier at a restaurant called Aunt Bea’s and I was the editor-in-chief of my high school yearbook.

2.    How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in country music?

Music was always a presence in my house growing up. My Dad played guitar and sang, and my parents were always going to local shows or having friends over to jam at the house. I sang in church, at school and eventually local venues around town. When I was 13, I made a six song ‘EP’ in the basement of my house as part of an audition project for a vocal program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. I got accepted, even though I was the only kid singing country songs instead of classical ones. For the next several years I performed North Carolina and wrote songs by myself selling copies of the EP I had made. When I was 20 I started making trips out to Nashville. Once I graduated from college I moved here and haven’t looked back!

3.    What is one of your favorite songs that you ever recorded?

There’s a song off my last EP called “Lock the Door” that I’m really proud of. I think we really nailed the balance between modern and traditional country in that song, and I think it’s still holding up well a few years later.

4.    Is there anything coming up with your career for the rest of 2018?

Right now, I’m in the process of recording new music that will hopefully be out sometime next year. I think the songs I’ve been writing in the past year are my best yet and I’m really excited to spend the rest of the year getting them ready to share. I’ve also got a few shows left on the books for 2018 that you can check out at www.lacygreen.com

5.    Who are some of your musical influences?

My playlist is pretty schizophrenic, but some of my consistent staples over the years are Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Band, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott and James Taylor.

6.    Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?

I think I’ve finally learned enough about the music business and myself to be able to make my best music and that’s what I hope to do. I’d also love to be able to build my live show and touring schedule in the next decade. I’m really excited for what’s to come!

7.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

There are so many, but I’ve always thought if I got to do a Crossroads on CMT that I’d want to do it with Hayley Williams from Paramore. I’m a huge fan of her voice and that band. Plus, she’s a Nashvillian, so I think it’s just a matter of time before someone collabs with her on a country/americana project.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Herman Hesse

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

I’ve been working on a side project with two of my best friends called The Wonderful Nobodies. We’re going to be releasing some really fun things next year as well. Follow us on Instagram @thewonderfulnobodies

Carly Tefft~ “Q&A” (New Song~ Traded)!!!

1.    Hi Carly, how have you grown as a country a singer and songwriter in the past year?

I feel like I’ve really honed my craft as a songwriter and artist; finding the people I love to write with, getting inspired by certain artists and truly just listening to my gut as to what I want to say, how I want to say it & how I want it to sound like. 

2.    How did you come up with the name “Traded” for your new single?

I’m a wicked big Boston Red Sox fan and I got inspired by the MLB trading deadline that’s in June and I thought, wow it’s crazy how one day a team can love you and the next day they trade you for a different player. Then it hit me, that’s just like what it’s like to get dumped for someone else. I brought the concept idea and melodic line I had to Greg Friia who’s a big Baltimore Orioles fan who immediately jumped onboard and we finished the song that same day.

3.    What is the background story behind your new song?

I’m a wicked big Boston Red Sox fan and I got inspired by the MLB trading deadline that’s in June and I thought, wow it’s crazy how one day a team can love you and the next day they trade you for a different player. Then it hit me, that’s just like what it’s like to get dumped for someone else. I brought the concept idea and melodic line I had to Greg Friia who’s a big Baltimore Orioles fan who immediately jumped onboard and we finished the song that same day.

4.    Is there something you wish your fans would take away from this song?

It’s okay to be upset when you feel like you’ve been replaced! You have to let it out. But moreso, I hope folks learn through that kind of a situation, they’re worth so much more than being someone’s second choice or back up. And it’s a solid jam out in your car, gym, bedroom-hair-brush-in-the-mirror track!

5.    Was there any other artists or producers that help to create this tune?

Mike Stankewiecz of Sound Emporium Studios engineers & produced the project, Andrew Peebles on drums, Kyle Hovland on bass, Ben Kirsch on drums & Ben Alleman on keys…these incredible talented fellas were also on “Better Off At A Bar”

6.    Is there anything else coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

Music video for Traded will be coming out in November…so stay tuned!
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Katy Hurt~ “Q&A”!!!

  1. Hi Katy, can you tell me a little about yourself before you became a country musician?

I don’t really remember a time where I wasn’t doing music of some sort! I have been singing since I was 4 years old. I grew up in Northport, Long Island before moving to Surrey, England. I was in 3 choirs the whole way through school, singing in churches and musicals. I started going out and singing country at festivals and open mics when I was about 11 and then when I was 14 I released my first single. When I left school I wasn’t sure what to do because I had been so focused on my studies but I knew music was my passion, so I decided to have a gap year and I went and did a 6 month course at The Academy Of Contemporary Music and when I left I signed my publishing deal and music became full time.

  1. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?

I became a fan of country music when I was really little. My parents used to play me artists like Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves as lullabies when I born so it has always been a really big part of my life. I knew I wanted a career in music after two really distinct moments on a family road trip when I was 13, the first being a trip to Sun Studios where I was lucky enough to get to do some recording, and the second being after seeing my first real concert. I remember watching Rascal Flatts on stage and thinking that it was exactly what I wanted to do with my life, I wanted to be able to take a story I had to tell, record it and then share it with the world on stage.

  1. What is the background story behind your newest single “Revved Up”?

It’s kind of a two-part story, the song started as a little bit of a joke between myself and my co-writer/guitarist Gab Zsapka. We had been playing a festival called CarFest and though Revved Up would be a good title, and being a country singer figured it couldn’t hurt to have a song about trucks, but it was really clichéd and after messing with it for the day we put it on the backburner. Then the boys in my band found out that I had never seen “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” and we decided to have a Clint Eastwood movie night, and after seeing the movie I really wanted to write a song about it. Once we began writing it became clear that we could merge the two ideas together and Revved Up was officially a song!

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

That’s a list that goes on and on so there are really too many to list but my top 5 would be: Patsy Cline, Rascal Flatts, John Mayer, Lee Ann Womack, The Eagles.

  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music career for the rest of 2018?

Absolutely, we still have a few gigs left and I’m going to be putting out another single before the end of the year, and then lots of planning for some exciting releases in 2019.

  1. Where do you see your career in the next 5 to 10 years?

I have lots of big plans for the next few years so god willing I’ll hopefully be touring and doing larger scale shows and continuing to grow my incredible fan base. At the end of the day I just want to be making a living making music! I also have plans to move back over to the US when I’m able, so building a home too…or maybe I’ll just buy a tour bus!

  1. If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why?

Hmm… I’ve been asked that question so many times and I still find it hard to choose because there are so many artists that I admire and would absolutely love to duet with. I think if I had to choose at the moment it would be Tori Kelly, because her voice astounds me and I think singing harmonies with her would be incredible.

  1. What is one of your favourite quotes?

I actually keep a notepad next to my bed which I write quotes I love in, so that’s a tough question but I always come back to this one by Gemma Troy –

“Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out, chase that”

 

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

Yes, of course!! I just put out my first music video for my new single “Revved Up” and I’m so excited for people to see it. I wanted to create something really memorable for this one, so the band and I decided to go on a road trip to the same desert where they filmed all those old Clint Eastwood movies and essentially film our own! I’d love it if people would go check it out and let me know what they think. I’ll also be releasing my EP “Unfinished Business” in the new year so everyone should keep an eye out for that too!