Clay Page~ “Q&A”!!

1.    Hello Clay, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? 
I’ve been playing guitar since I was 9 years old so I don’t really remember a whole lot about life before music. I grew up like any other kid in my area. We loved riding bikes, playing with friends and getting into trouble. 
2.    Who are some of your musical icons? Musically: Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, CCR Jason Aldean and Kid Rock.
3.    What was the first country album you ever bought? Jason Aldean or Corey Smith
4.    What is the background story behind your latest single “Crickets?”
I wrote this song with my buddy Adam Shoenfeld. We were just trying to create a song that was real and relatable to most listeners of Country Radio. I try to write music that is most relevant to my life as well.
5.    Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?
LOTS OF IT! New music is fixing to be in the works! 
6.    How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?
New Old School Country Music
7.    Where are some of your favorite venues or events to perform live?
The Listening Room Cafe – Nashville and Tin Roof – Nashville on Tuesday nights for Rob Snyder’s Revival night. I really like anything The Song Mill puts on too. Jaddis is a long time friend and is always fun to be around. 
8.    Is there anything else you would like to share?
I want to thank everyone that’s been following my journey. I’ve been extremely blessed my Gods been good. 
9.    What is one of your favorite quotes?
As long as I’m doing better today than I was yesterday I’m doing alright. – CP

Clay Page~ “Artist Spotlight!!”

Clay Page’s music has been defined as “backwoods, southern sounds in a world of new, traditional country music. After performing music for almost a decade, he has 2 studio albums and EPS: “Out in the Woods” and “Southbound.” His earlier EPs are available for purchase through hard copies only, “Homemade,” “Replay,” and a few other songs.

            From 2014 to 2016 Clay did not only create his own lyrics and music but also engineered his songs from his own bedroom. By 20 years old, Clay was accomplishing some great things such as performing on many television and radio gigs and playing a few of the South’s most popular events and venues. 

            In 2018, Clay put out his first Nashville CD. The “Southbound” EP is already making a move across the country. On May 10, 2019, Clay put out his latest single “Crickets,” and it is available both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the talented Clay Page then check out his website at (http://www.claypagecountry.com). 

Social Media Accounts:

Instagram: http://www.claypagecountry.com

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxnJJHgfPgb6W_d9mbR_BQ

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

The Springs~ Country Duo!!! (New Single “Someone” Q&A)!!

1.    Hi Stewart & Holly, how have you two grown as a country duo in 2019? 

Being a husband and wife duo, every year brings growth for us in our relationship & in our career. This year we charted at #33 on the Billboard country sales charts. We have played over 75+ shows & we celebrated another year of marriage. This year we have learned even more about what we want to do and say in our music & how to rely on each other when times are good and bad while chasing this dream. 

2.    How did you two come up with the name of your brand new single “Someone?” 

 I (Stewart) had the idea in my phone. I was writing with Lexie Hayden & George Washburne & told them about how there are so many people that do things daily around Holly or for Holly (waiter, pizza delivery, mail man, e.t.c.) I told them as cool as all those things are that I don’t want to be any of those. I just want to be the person that loves her for the rest of her life. 

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

Each one person is surrounded daily by everyone, & everyone has their own individual life. However, each person only has one “someone” who will love them forever. And, most of us are lucky enough to find someone that we want to be that “someone” for. We have both found our someone, so we wrote a song for anyone who is in the position we were in before, wanting to be that, “someone.”

4.    What was the process in creating this song?

Thankfully, when you have co-writers, you each have strengths and weaknesses. All 3 of us in the room can sing and write lyrics. However, George is a great guitar player& started playing the chords and a really cool guitar lick that we modeled the song after. Lexie, being a female brought in a really cool perspective for us to sing it from Holly’s point of view. And, in the end it worked out perfect because Lexie sang it in the same key as Holly did so we were able to record it in the same key we wrote it in. 

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

Don’t get discourage if you’re single or your past relationships haven’t worked out. Eventually you can, and we hope, that you will find that someone that you are looking for.

6.    Was there any other artists or producers that helped to create this song?

Lexie Hayden & George Washburns were the co-writers on this song. Lexie is a very talented up and coming female artist. George is an outstanding guitar player and plays with us on the road from time to time. Our producer Shayne Hill really made the song come to life. He has produced most of all of our music and always does an amazing job! 

7.    Is there anything coming up with your music for the rest of 2019?

Right now, we are gearing up for CMA fest! One really fun thing that we are excited about and looking forward to is our fan/single release party that we are having at The Listening Room Cafe on June 8th. Our friends & co-writers, Emily Rose, Aimee Walden & theselands will be opening the show. Tickets are still available for this event at 

We also plan to release more new music this year on all online music platforms. 

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

We are so excited about releasing our new single June 7th! We are also looking forward to seeing everyone at CMA fest this year! Our schedule is online at www.thespringsband.com. You can also find it on all our socials as well.

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Q&A~ “Emily Clair”!!!

1. Hi Emily, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? I am from Ajax, ON. Pretty much been singing since I could open my mouth. I use to sing myself to sleep as a child, ever since I did that my parents knew I was a singer. That’s pretty much how it all began.

2.    What was the first country CD you ever bought and when did you know you wanted a career in country music? My first country CD was Shania Twain. I knew country music would be for me after I had tried out for my grade 8 talent show and my teacher had told me I reminded him of The Dixie Chicks. I quickly ran home to find out what they were all about. Since then country has had my heart! 

3.    What is the background story behind your newest single “Me or the Whiskey?” The one thing that I wanted to communicate through this song, is that the majority of us have had our fair share of partying, and for most of us it’s a fun thing we do on weekends, but for anyone who has been in a relationship with someone who drinks heavily on a regular basis can tell you about the heartache & damage it can cause to you & every single relationship that they are a part of. Alcohol abuse is one of the leading addictions many people face. I hope that this message can connect with the listener on a more personal and emotional level. 

4.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why? Hands down Chris Stapleton, he is such a talented writer and artist all around. His voice has soul and blues and he sings with so my emotion. To me that is real music when you can touch someone all around with your lyrics, your voice, and musical composition. 

5.    Is there anything else coming up with your music for the rest of 2019? Yes, I have new music always on the go, and I plan to try and have an EP out by the end of this year or beginning of next year! 

6.    What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? Any country venue around town is always fun because those are where your true country music lovers are at, and they always have appreciation for country music! 

7.    How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Soulful, sultry, emotional 

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes? “Success is a series of small wins.”

9.    Is there anything else you would like to share? Stay tuned, as I always have new music on the go and I can’t wait to share!

Artist Spotlight~ Emily Clair!!

     Emily Clair is a country singer and songwriter from Ontario. The love and inspiration for music started for Clair when she was 2 years old. As a child, her parents would often be caught her singing to herself to put herself to sleep as a child. 

    Growing up with a musical family, she was exposed to many different kinds of music and soon grew a love for country music. Over 10 years of vocal and piano lessons she soon decided to learn how to play the guitar. The acoustic guitar allowed Clair to grown as an artist, as she started to write her own music. 

    Clair’s music is originated from own story. Her lyrics are all personal from her past life experiences so that she can connect with people on a moving level. In 2018 her single “Running on Empty,” was released to Canadian Country Radio. She has also played shows around the Ontario route with her band or doing acoustic performances in songwriter rounds. 

    On April 29, 2019, Clair put out her new single “Me or the Whiskey,” and the song is available both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Emily Clair you can check out her website at (http://emilyclair.ca). 

Social Media Accounts:

•    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyclairmusic/

•    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyClairMusic

•    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyclairmusic/?ref=br_tf&epa=SEARCH_BOX

•    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKS6x-CCxEfqnuv-eGmLyQ

Seth Cook: Artist Spotlight & Q&A (New Single “Slippin’)

 Seth Cook is a country artist, a songwriter, and musician. He grew up in a tiny town of Yorktown, Indiana. Cook started his musical career at only 4 years old. He shared the stage with his mom and dad’s touring group. His first instrument was the drums, but then he started to play the guitar at 15 years old.

    The guitar helped Cook to write his music. He had a publishing deal offer in Nashville before he even before moving there at the age of 20. A Little bit after moving to Nashville, Cook started to write songs for what would become his first official release. His first release was a 6 song EP that came out in 2015. He got some help from Grammy-nominated producer Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Dylan Scott and Kellie Pickler). 

    Cook has already put in countless hours on the stage headlining venues throughout the Midwest and continues to still grow his fan base by playing at fairs, festivals, and clubs all over the country. Cook has been an opening act for many popular countries acts like Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery, Luke Bryan, Rodney Atkins, and Vince Gill. He’s also had the experience of being on tour playing lead guitar for artists like Brett Young (Thomas Rhett Tour) and Julie Roberts as well as many other independent artists. 

    Cook’s 2018 EP “Sleep is Not an Option” including his single “Show ‘Em How It’s Done,” has gained over one million streams. His brand new single “Slippin” was released today and is available to listen and download on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to know more about Seth Cook then check out his website at (www.sethcookmusic.com).

Social Media Accounts:

•    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SethCookMusic/

•    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SethCookMusic

•    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethcookmusic/

•    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SethMusicCook

Q&A:


1.    Hi Seth, how have you grown as a country singer in 2019?
I have really enjoyed working on continually improving my live performance. I feel I’ve grown in so many ways. Learning how to connect to an audience of all ages is a challenge, but I have really loved getting to see the connection grow from show to show.  I love watching fans dance to my music!

2.    How did you come up with the name of your brand new single “Slippin?”
One of the cowriters on the song threw out the idea. Then we worked on hooking it the right way and the song was written pretty fast. One of my favorite writes. I think there are influences you hear in it from many different genres. I love listening to a wide range of music and try and incorporate ideas into everything I work on. It is a really fun song and I hope everybody digs it!

3.    What is the background story behind your new single?
The story behind “Slippin’” is pretty much just not wanting to admit to someone you’re crushing hard for them lol. But deep down you’re having all the feels. 

4.    What was your process in creating this song?
The process for recording my music is always changing, but recently I’ve started building a demo of the song at my home studio. Build the track and create a vibe that i’m feeling for it.  I’m super lucky to have a great friend and producer Matt McClure that knows how to embellish my ideas and fine tune them. Also, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the song. The two of us working together is something I feel is really special.

5.    Is there something you wish your fans would take away from your single?
My goal with my music is to bring some fun to peoples day.  I love dance music and light hearted poppy lyrics and melodies. I want people to feel good listening to it. My favorite music brings a ton of positivity to my life. I wanna do the same for other people with my music.

6.    Was there any other artists or producers that helped to create this song?
Touched on this earlier. My cowriters were Matt McClure, Marty Dodson, and Zarni De Vette. Loved writing this with them. Always a fun collaboration. And great people. 

7.    Is there anything else coming up with your music in 2019?
I’m very excited to be touring the country performing and continuing to release new music to my fans. You can keep up with me at Sethcookmusic.com or @SethCookMusic on all social media platforms. 

8.    Is there anything else you would like to share?
Can’t wait for y’all to hear my new single.  Love for you to go check it out!!

Brooke Ansley~ (New Single “Another Hit”)

Q&A (Brooke Ansley~ Brand New Single “Another Hit”):

1.    How have you grown as a country artist in 2019? It’s been a huge year for me personally.   I made a commitment to myself to follow my gut more, trust the process and have faith that things will work out exactly as they’re supposed to.  Music can be a tough and expensive business, and often times I find myself swimming against the current and getting burnt out – so I decided with this song, if doors weren’t opening, I wasn’t going to fight the current.  I’d just let it unfold on it’s own, and share my gift with the world in the only way I knew how – to sing it.  But I gotta say, my new philosophy was really tested with this song.  
I actually wrote the song in the summer of 2018 and recorded it in October 2018, but didn’t receive the final produced version until April of 2019 (nearly 10 months after it was written!).  There were times when I thought maybe it just wasn’t meant to be, but I reminded myself not to fight the process and allow things to work at the pace they needed to. It was a huge lesson in trust, but had it not taken that long for the song to be finished, I wouldn’t have had the music video footage to go along with the release.  So once again it affirmed that divine timing is always more magical and efficient than any plan I could have laid out.  
2.    How did you come up with the name of your brand new single “Another Hit?” It pretty much named itself.  There are so many meanings behind this song – there is the obvious metaphor which is that love is quite literally a drug, and every time we jump back into a relationship that has failed before, it’s like taking another hit of an addiction.  Then there is the suggestion that maybe part of living a balanced life is sometimes taking a hit from love – the idea of closing your eyes and jumping, even when you’ve been hurt before, is necessary at times.  I think it’s kind of fun that before hearing the song, the listener assumes that the title is referring to the song itself being a musical hit… it’s a little surprise for the listener as the actual meaning unfolds.  I love a good twist on a hook 🙂 
3.    What is your background story behind your latest single? Obviously another failed relationship (ha!).  I say that with a smile because the person who inspired this song is now a very good friend of mine, and I love him dearly, but we had one of those relationships that wasn’t sustainable.  I think almost everyone can relate to that feeling.  This song is for anyone who has a memory of a past love that was incredibly passionate but had to be let go of because it just wasn’t healthy.   Needless to say, he and I make way better friends… and great songs, apparently.
4.    What was your process in creating this new song? Over the last 3 years i’ve been developing a daily meditation practice, and this is the first song I’ve ever written from a place truly tapped into that meditative connection.  Before the hook came to me, I lit a candle, burned some palo santo, and took a deep breath. I sat in silence for a few minutes and just felt what I was feeling at the core of me, and what came up was “take another hit. we know where it’s goin, take another hit.”  And then the song just flowed from there.  It was pretty crazy how quickly it began to take shape.  After coming up with the concept and a few verse/chorus ideas, I met with two of my songwriting friends, Brad Wray and Dru DeCaro, and the guys helped me shape it into the song it is today.   

5.    Is there something you wish your fans would take away from this new single? I hope listeners get the message to stop judging themselves for the decisions they’ve made in the past.  This song is about being aware of the decisions we’re making, knowing we might hurt ourselves, but jumping anyway.  Falling in love anyway. Having the experience anyway, even if the recovery is painful.  Life is full of wrong turns and taking hits to the gut.  Just like Elizabeth Gilbert says in Eat Pray Love, “sometimes losing balance for love is part of living a balanced life.”   
6.    Was there any other artists or producers that helped to create this song? Bradford Hunter Wray and Dru DeCaro.  Brad is actually the person who pushed me to start writing my own songs 7 years ago — I rarely release or finish a song without running it by him first.  Dru is an amazing guitarist, producer, and songwriter and brings his own unique vibe to my music. Each of us has a different musical background, so we get this ecclectic sound every time we work together.  Also it’s cool because we’re all from Maryland, I like that we get to rep our home town 🙂  
7.    Is there anything else coming up with your music in 2019? I’m just going to faith bomb “Another Hit” into the ethers and go from there 🙂  We shall see…  

Website: https://www.brookeansley.com

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