1. When did you first know you wanted to become a musical artist?

Even as a child I was ready to sing and dance. Music and performance have always been a part of who I was. I think my parents knew even before I did.

2. What do you like most about playing live?

Of course, I love connecting with the audience, seeing people sing along or just groove with us. But my favorite moments performing usually happen on the bandstand, both musically and personality-wise. We’re constantly improvising and creating little sketches or bits to go along with or in between the songs. And of course, seeing the kiddo’s dance is my absolute favorite.

3. What do you want fans to take from your music?

I hope that people enjoy our songs and energy…we love when people dance of course. The main thing is that we love country music and are excited to share it with people for a reason, season, or a lifetime. Cowboy Chords, forever!

4. How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

We’ve been performing constantly, especially over the last year. I think just logging the hours on stage and in the studio has taught us a lot about writing and producing songs, collaborating with other writers, and reading an audience. We are a tight crew and are lucky with all the opportunities that have come our way.

5. Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Hank Williams for sure, he’s my hometown hero (we’re both from Montgomery, AL). I grew up on Dixie Chicks, and one of my longtime favorites is Garth Brooks. I love how Fleetwood Mac hits seamlessly blends down-home grooves with the modern pop/rock of the time… and of course the queen of country music, Dolly! Mainly I love a good storyteller.

6. If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

Not to be repetitive but again, probably Dolly just as a answer all kinda response. Theres something so sincere about her and it shows in her music and all of her performances. Her writing is always flawless. For more fun… I’d wanna play a gig with Garth and just dance like a goofy teenager the whole time, I’d want to have dinner with Bobbie Gentry and of course, I’d wanna have a drink with Willie Nelson and see his card tricks. 😉

7. Tells us more about the Nashville Tour.

We were so excited when we got asked to be a featured “artist to watch” on the Spotlight stage at CMAFest this year. It really felt like a huge blessing. We have been getting ready for this summer for a while now with a few new releases and music videos and it just working out perfectly… like it was meant to be.  And of course… We were thrilled to be back at Ole Red, we really got lucky to get to be a part of the family there. They always have the best venues and the best music.

8. Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your song “Tied Up In You”?

Originally it all came with one idea… of being tied up and completely surrounded with something or someone. Everyone has been there before, I’m sure. Where you can think of nothing else… it just consumes you. Rather it’s work, love or just day to day getting through life. The rest of the song, as most great songs do, just kinda all came out in one quick flow of ideas. The band made it come to life in a way that was truly special. Then the music video made it turn into a dream.

9. What’s next for you?

We are planning to plug it through the summer and release a handful of songs and some fun music video treats. Me and the boys are busy bees but we really have a vision for what we are after and what we stand for… and so we are excited to share that with all our friends, family and fans.  Bottom line, we will never bore you! This is gonna get fun y’all!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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