Category: Interviews

From Missoula to Carnegie Hall: Meet Maris, 17-Year Old Singer to Watch

Maris is from Missoula, Montana. Yes, that’s a lot of Ms, as in “mmmmmmm” the sound you make when something is good. Good like Maris’ voice! You’ll get to hear for yourself when you scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to a video Maris recorded just for TWK readers and subscribers. First, let’s find out a little bit about this teen who is on the fast track to success judging by the response she is getting online, with one video racking up over 600k views and a tweet of her singing getting 56,000 retweets and 175,000 likes as of this writing.

This may be the first time you have heard of Maris, but it won’t be the last: She will be playing at Carnegie Hall on December 16, 2017 with a preview evening the night before at the well-known NYC music venue, Rockwood. She’s already got two albums under her belt, and has garnered a lot of attention with her version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” part of Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox (you can also see that vid at the end of the interview below).

More recently Maris was awarded first place in the category Guitar/Vocals in American Protege’s International Music Talent Competition, which earned her the illustrious Carnegie Hall opportunity.

Now, let’s meet Maris with an Teens Wanna Know’s exclusive interview!

Hi Maris, nice to e-meet you! First of all, tell us a little about yourself.

Hello! The pleasure is all mine. I appreciate you taking some time to talk to me! Well, I am 17 years old currently, gonna be 18 in September, on the 16th. That’s why 16 is my lucky number. I sing as much as possible, and my worst moments are usually tied somehow to not having time to sing or be creative. I love sleep, but I never have enough of it, and I have a deep appreciation for old Disney animated movies; my favorites being The Lion King, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and Hercules. All which have outstanding musical scores and plot.

So…you were “discovered” through a Postmodern Jukebox talent competition. Tell us about that, and about the experience recording the video which now has 600k views.

I always find that the videos I haven’t seen anything spectacular in are the ones that seem to do the best. My audition video, that I filmed at my then voice teacher’s house, got a significant amount more attention than anything I had done before. It’s weird for a small town kiddo to comprehend that many people watching them. I didn’t win, but I was honorably mentioned and a “runner-up” but really it was just an honor for me to participate among such talented artists. Scott Bradlee, the founder, followed me on twitter after seeing my audition for the search, and after the winner was picked he said he’d still be happy to collaborate after they were done touring. Imagine my excitement, someone who gets to make music for a living AND TOUR wants to work with me. Incredibly flattering. So, after their tour I messaged him and then I was out there a couple months later and it was so incredible. Everyone was so courteous and kind to me, and even though I was completely nervous and out of my depths, it was one of the biggest learning experiences I had. I brought my grandma and my mom with me, and making them proud was one of the best parts.

At what age did you start singing?

My mom tells me that I was humming melodies before I could speak, but once I could speak I would sing for my siblings’ friends or for construction workers when my childhood house was being remodeled.


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Tell us about your training, as far as vocals and instruments.

I took a couple years of vocal lessons from Eden Atwood which did me a lot of good, I took guitar for a few months from a family friend Geoff Peddicord after a not super outstanding experience with a formal teacher. Probably my biggest teacher was observation, through watching other performers on youtube and covering songs on my own, trying to find what I needed to improve each time.

Who are your inspirations musically?

I have soooo many. Frank Sinatra is probably my biggest idol whom I look up to for charisma and presence, as well as control and an ability to perform live. Sometimes better live than in a studio version. THAT is a performer. I also really like Joan Jett, and her no-shits given attitude. Vocally I often try to reference jazz female singers, like Ella Fitzgerald, for the tone and almost nurturing quality of their texture. I do enjoy a good bit of growl, though, a recent artist that has this is Allan Rayman. I love his bite in his voice.

Who are your role models in general…who do you really look up to and why?

My mom is probably my biggest role model, because she didn’t have the easiest time growing up, and she is a workaholic because of it. She never wanted her kids to experience the stress that she did when she was young, and so she works her ass off almost every minute. Even when she’s home, she’s on her phone working out deals and being just an incredible inspiration. If there is anything I hope I inherited from my mother, it is her sense of humor and ability to connect with people as well as her work ethic.

You will be performing at Carnegie Hall on December 16th. That’s quite an honor! How did this come about?

I submitted a video, on a whim, to American Protege, not thinking it would go anywhere. I completely forgot about it and then a couple months later I got an email back saying I won a first place slot. The prize is performing at Carnegie Hall, and I couldn’t be more excited and honored. I’m taking my grandpa, because it has been a dream of his to go inside and watch a performance in Carnegie, but he’s never done it. I hope he isn’t too bummed that it’s mine, haha.

Your kinda hammy performance of “Fly Me To The Moon” has kinda blown up on Twitter. What was it like to see all those reactions to something you did just for fun?

It has been crazy, twitter has been surprisingly merciful in terms of trolls or harsh comments. Facebook appears to be where that festers these days. Anyway, I’ve been completely humbled and bewildered by the kindness I’m being shown. Part of me feels like I’m spending all my good luck on this good fortune, so I’m nervous. I know that’s bullshit, but it’s certainly in the back of my mind.

Have you even been bullied? If so, what did you do to handle it?

I was bullied in elementary school through middle school for having hairy arms, which is the most ridiculous thing. Looking back, I knew it would crush me every time. I’m very delicate in every sense of the word. A boy would call me “manris” or something similar, and I would go home and shave my arms. Now that I’ve grown into a young woman, I am completely comfortable with people trying to insult me by saying they don’t know if I’m a boy or a girl, or that I look like a man. It really makes me giggle, because I often feel completely detached from any gender, just kind of floating and wearing what I like and posing how I like and carrying myself how I feel comfortable. I’m also much happier now that I’ve learned to make fun of myself, and kind of put in perspective how that person’s opinion of me isn’t gonna penetrate my universe like they want it to. It’s more a reflection of them, how they treat other people, I think. Not my problem if they lash out through insults, I have bigger things to worry about. Like making terrible jokes.

Where would you like your singing to take you in the future…that is to say what are your goals?

I really and completely would be 100% fulfilled with having a livable career. Traveling would be amazing, but even that is something I don’t think I need to be satisfied with my career. I have big dreams and I would never limit myself, but at the end of the day, I just want to know I’ll wake up excited to start my day. A tour and putting out work that only gets better as I continue to learn wouldn’t be bad, though. Not at all.

Best experience in the music industry thus far?

I had a show with some friends at a local venue and I started singing a song that I’ve had out for a while and I looked down and made eye contact with a group of my peers watching, and they were singing my lyrics back to me. The connection was so powerful and it meant the entire world to me. I live for those moments.

And the worst?

After I had won a talent competition as a freshman in high school, the upper class kids I was competing against started to treat me differently. I’d walk to an area to chat with everyone and they’d all walk away, none of them wanted to talk to me after. It broke my heart, because to me music is so communal and is meant to bring people together.


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Tell us something people would be surprised to know about you.

I used to play a lot of soccer, and my parents think I was pretty good. My coach nicknamed me 007 like James Bond, because I’d be all over the field. Kind of a ball hog, looking back. Hopefully I’ve worked on that character flaw of mine.

Biggest pet peeve?

Speaking of pet peeves as something minor that isn’t like a deep-rooted world issue, I really hate when people are flaky or consistently late, which sucks because I’m often attracted to other artists, of which many use that as an excuse. I don’t think being an artist means you are late or flaky, I usually just feel disrespected.

Any causes you are passionate about?

My family is always teasing me about being a “social justice warrior” because it’s rare to find something societal or cultural that I don’t have a passionate opinion on. I care specifically a lot about intersectional feminism, empowering and raising up the voices who are pushed down farther than mine is. Really, though, my fingers would fall off if I delved into everything I give a damn about, because I give so many damns.

What’s coming up next for you?

I’m performing with a choir pal Chance with the Missoula Symphony. My choir teacher, Ellen Mckenzie, set it up for us. She’s an incredibly inspiring woman, I adore her. Super talented and an amazing teacher, I shifted a trip to nyc just so I wouldn’t have to back out of the symphony and disappoint her. That’s how much I admire her. I also just absolutely dread the feeling of disappointing anyone.

Where can people connect with you on social media and check out your music?

My twitter handle is meofthesea, because I’m Maris and Maris means “of the sea” in Latin.

My instagram is starnip, because I used to like how girls would cover their nipples with the little star emoji when they’d post pictures on instagram topless, AND I’m a big fan of the concept of an intergalactic nipple.

My soundcloud is maris99 and I have my most recent music there for now, but in the fall I’m releasing an ep called LOVELUST written 100% by me and produced by a pal Ryan Maynes.

Anything else we should know?

I see music in the form of color and cinema. Different film qualities and hues and grains, etc.

Can we get a quick selfie of whatever it is you are doing right now?

And now listen to Maris in this clip she recorded just for you!

Meet Alison Fernandez from ‘Logan’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’

Alison Fernandez is living the dream of any young actress: regular bookings on notable TV shows and landing a role on a big blockbuster film. The 11-year-old is known for playing young Jane on Jane the Virgin and her recurring role on Law & Order: SVU. She also appeared opposite Hugh Jackman in the X-Men movie Logan and has also just been chosen as the new American Girl, an Amazon original, based off the American Girl Dolls.

If that weren’t enough, she is also involved in cheerleading gymnastics, and holds a Black Belt in Taekwondo!

Let’s find out a bit more about this young phenom — scroll down for our Q & A!

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Hi Alison! Tell our readers a little about yourself and your background.

My name is Alison Fernandez. I’m an 11-year-old actress born in Brooklyn NY. You may have seen me on a few hit TV shows like… Once Upon A Time, Jane The Virgin, Fresh Off the Boat, Orange Is The New Black, Law and Order: SVU, Logan and a few others and some commercials. I love gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do, swimming, dancing, singing, and cheerleading.

Great! You’ve recently played a part in the superhero movie “Logan.” Tell me about your role and what it was like meeting Hugh Jackman.

I played Delilah, which is the clone of an X-man named “Iceman” AKA Bobby. Delilah is one of Laura’s mutant friends that help fight in a war against the mercenaries hunting and killing all mutantkind. My superpower is the ability to create and manipulate Ice. I was very nervous the day I met Hugh Jackman. I have been watching him playing as Wolverine ever since I was little. Its funny because when I met him I became so happy I couldn’t stop giggling. Yes, it was so cool and he was very nice. We even had lunch together that day.

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What was the best part about the experience of filming that movie?

The best part was when I froze the Reaver’s arm and then shattered it into a million pieces. For me, that will always be an experience of a lifetime, plus getting to know all the cast and crew that help make this movie look so real. Without them, the crew, these movies could never be made.

You’ve earned roles on shows like Jane the Virgin, Once Upon a Time, and Law & Order:SVU. Pretty amazing stuff for an 11-year-old. But, if you could have any role (your dream role) what would it be and why?

“The Adventures of the Daughter of Tomb Raider and the Amazon Jungle.” I love acting, doing my own stunts, fight choreography, dance, sing, and parkour, so why not?

How do you handle your nervousness when you audition – any tips for other actors?

Ok yes, I find three things help me. I find the better that I prepare for the audition the less nervous I will be, I prepare at least two different ways that I will perform the audition, and I find exercising or jogging the morning of the audition often helps calm me.

You are also a martial artist right? Which style and how long have you been doing it?

Yes, I am currently a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do , and I have been doing it for 6 years.

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Do you still live in New York? If so, what do you like most about it? If not, where do you live and what do you like most about it?

I live in Los Angeles now. I love how I can experience the beach, hot days, and travel 45 minutes by car to enjoy the snow filled mountains to go skiing all in the same day!

What are you working on next?

I’m currently working on Once Upon A Time for the last two Episodes of season 6 and hoping for season seven in July. In the time I’m not filming I’ll be working hard in school for the remainder of my 6th grade school year. Plus working on my activities including getting better at TKD, dance, parkour, swimming, and singing.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.

I love seafood, reading and binge watching TV Shows!

Favorite Youtuber and why?

Jared Gilmore from #OUAT, because I find his videos very very funny, it’s so cool how he pranks his family and goes on his sisters YouTube channels too.

Where can your fans follow you? (social media)

You can find me on Twitter as @tvalison, Instagram as tvalisononset, and Facebook as AlisonFernandezDotCom.

Can you please send a selfie of whatever it is you are doing now?

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From Pussycat to Politics: Kaya Jones Talks Trump, Death Threats, and the HueMan Race

We are in a strange political climate these days. Conventional news media attack nearly every move President Trump makes and seem to want to make him look as bad as possible. Many people who otherwise demand “tolerance” have been preaching nothing but intolerance for anyone who doesn’t share their worldview, going as far as physically attacking Trump supporters. In short, it has been sort of dangerous to publicly support Trump, because you might get criticized.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Hollywood, where liberals rule the roost and you can find the next anti-Trump message on any page of the Hollywood Reporter or your favorite celebrity Twitter account. A few celebrities, however, have shown the courage to speak out in support of our President and are seeing the benefits of going against the grain. For example, previously little-known singer Joy Villa (who is a woman of color and a Scientologist, aka quite diverse) made a splash and gained extensive media coverage by wearing her “Make America Great Again” dress at the 2017 Grammys.

Another celebrity who is not shy about her support for President Trump is Kaya Jones (originally Chrystal Neria), former member of chart-busting The Pussycat Dolls. Here you can see a picture of Kaya rocking a MAGA shirt (from her Instagram).

‪Love this 🙏🏼🇺🇸❤thank you! #march4trump #MAGA

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We got the chance to ask Kaya a few questions about her views on Trump, the backlash, and what she is working on. But first, a brief history.

She began her career in show business as a classically trained violinist, who at age 13 signed with R. Kelly on a development deal. This culminated in a stint with the Pussycat Dolls, followed by a solo career in which she has worked with Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, D12, R. Kelly, Dada Life, Eminem, Katy Perry according to her bio.

Singles she has released include “Hollywood Doll” and “Take It Off,” and she has also released four albums and EPs: ‘Confessions of a Hollywood Doll’, ‘Kaya’, ‘Rise Of The Phoenix,’ & her current album ‘The Chrystal Neria Album,’ with an EDM sound. She is also a DJ, performing with acts such as Calvin Harris and the Backstreet Boys in Las Vegas recently.

Kaya runs a record label called HueMan Race Records, which “was created to change the way artists are treated, create fair compensation percentages, and was designed to give artists more creative freedom.”

Now onto our Q & A!

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Hi Kaya, nice to e-meet you! Tell our teen readers a little about your history to get them up to speed.
I’m Kaya Jones. I’m an EDM recording artist, formerly with world famous Pussycat Dolls. I DJ as well. I write and produce all of my own music. I own a clothing line, Hollywood Doll and a record label called Hueman Race Records. That’s just a little bit about me.

You’ve recently gone public with your support for President Donald Trump, a rare thing in Hollywood. What do you like about what he is doing so far?
His focus on jobs for Americans is pretty amazing thus far.

What do you wish he did better at?
Nothing. I have full confidence in our President.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about him?
That he is a racist or sexist.

You mentioned on Instagram that Joy Villa gave you the courage to wear a Trump shirt, which you previously never wore for fear of being attacked. Can you elaborate on why you felt fearful?
When I would post things on my social media and talk to friends about the candidates, I was never able to finish my thoughts because all of my friends shut me down or dismissed me so I stopped talking about him. And then I posted the night that he won the election, and was brutally attacked for my statement, “The country has spoken” so it was clear to me that my statement had backlash, nevermind a T-Shirt.

Has anyone criticized you or insulted you for being a Trump supporter? If so, how did you handle it?
Yes. I’ve received death threats. But more than 90% of my feedback is incredibly positive. The letters and emails I’ve received saying, “I’m age 13, 14, (or) 12 LGBT conservative, thank you for talking for me” has encouraged me to continue to talk about it.

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You went from being homeless at one point, to being a successful recording artist and businesswoman. What has helped you overcome your challenges most?
God, first and foremost. I put my full trust and my faith in him. And I keep my eye on my dreams and I never let go of my dreams, no matter what. If you let it go, there is always someone better, prettier, more talented, and if you get scared, you’ll lose your moment. You have to jump for it. If the door to your dreams won’t open, kick it down!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Bad smells!! I hate something that smells bad. It has to smell yummy! Or it has to smell amazing. Smell is a BIG pet peeve.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life, and why?
My dog Kimba. He was my first dog as an adult, being alone and independent and my first real responsibility of taking care of something that is only 7 lbs. He is my best friend and he’s made me a better person.

What’s been the weirdest or funniest thing to happen to you in show biz so far?
MTV Asia Awards: My pants splitting in the first 30 seconds of the act on stage and having to hold my pants up (making sure no one could see anything!) while performing for the next 2.5 minutes.

What’s your proudest achievement?
I’ll let you know in a year, I’m currently working on it.


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Tell me about your entrepreneurial endeavors, such as Hollywood Doll and your record label.
Hollywood Doll is a brand for young girls that is full of fashion, accessories, and candy! We’ve now expanded to adults, male and female. And we have a shop in Hollywood. Hueman Race Records is my baby and we are now launching Hueman Race Productions because we are now building shows as well as signing artists. And both websites are coming soon so please stay tuned and check them out.

If you could go back in time and give your teenage self just ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
Love yourself way more than you do. Love yourself and take your time. Slow down. Enjoy this time. You’re a kid for a second and an adult forever.

If you could redo ONE embarrassing thing in your life so far, what would it be? : )
When I was 13 and signed my first record deal with R Kelly. For the audition I sang, “I Will Survive” and “Amazing Grace” and he asked me to sing, “Bills” by Destiny’s Child and I butchered it and the audition was over! I jumped up and said, “I can sing Celine Dion!” and I sang Celine and got the job! If I could do it over again, I would have just jumped straight to singing Celine and saved myself some heartache.

What are you working on next?
Currently working on a new album. Focusing on a DJ World Tour with DJ Brynn Taylor and creating an EDM show in Vegas.

Where can all your fans follow you? (social media)
Follow me and stay in touch at twitter @kayajones, Instagram @kayajones, Facebook KayasMusic.

Can you please send a selfie of whatever it is you are doing now?

 

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Q & A with Natalie K – From Red Carpet Interviewer to Singer-Songwriter

If you have either walked a red carpet in Los Angeles in the past few years, or reported from one, chances are you have run into Natalie Kalamdaryan. We certainly have on several occasions, so were surprised to discover she has shifted gears from interviewing the likes of Ariana Grande, Zac Efron and Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner to focus exclusively on music (and school) since the last time we spoke.

In her own words: “For three years, I kept writing and recording music. As soon as a song would be ready for release, I’d find something wrong with it and would want to spend more time working on it.” It wasn’t until her senior year of college at California Lutheran University, that Natalie knew what song would be her next single. “I was in my Freedom of Communication class and the professor was lecturing and the hook just came to me. I immediately left class and recorded it into my phone and at that point I knew “Man Up” was going to be my single.”

So now, following up on her 2012 EP Star Krossed, 22-year-old Natalie K is ready to release “Man Up,” which updates her musical direction to a more mature sound. We asked Natalie a few questions about both past and present work, and you can read our exclusive interview below.

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Hi Natalie! Before we start talking about your new single, tell our readers a little about yourself and your background.

Hi! Thanks so much for taking time to speak with me. Well my name is Natalie and I am a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. I recently just graduated from California Lutheran University as a double major with B.As in both Music Production and Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. I’ve been singing and writing songs my whole life and am currently gearing up to release my new single “Man Up” in April along with an EP later this year.

Thanks! Okay let’s get into your new song. It’s called “Man Up.” What’s it about and what inspired you to write it?

The song is about a situation I think a lot of us girls can relate to. Where you meet a guy and you have a connection, but he just won’t take the next step. It’s what you want to say, but might be scared to.

I wrote “Man Up” during my last semester of college about a situation I had been going through and it’s what I wanted to say to a guy I knew I wasn’t going to see after graduation.

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When will it be released?
It will be out everywhere (iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and more) April 21st!

How would you say your sound has evolved compared with your first EP Star Krossed?

I think I’m finally in a place where I’ve found my sound and message as an artist. I was 15 when I started writing Star Krossed and although I’m really proud of that EP, it was a learning experience more than anything. It was my first time in a recording studio, my first time recording original music, and my first time being “Natalie K” the artist. Going from writing songs in your bedroom for fun, to recording an actual EP that’s going to be out for everyone to hear is a huge transition.

But now, I’m 22 and although I’m still singing pop music, the content is definitely a lot more mature then it was when I was 15. I’ve actually experienced the stuff I’m writing about. I also know my way around a studio now, I have 7 more years of songs, experience, and a Music Production degree that’s allowed me to find my voice and confidence. Although I wrote all the songs on Star Krossed too, I think I definitely have a lot more input now when it comes to production because I actually understand how things work. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back and forth over the past few years figuring out what type of artist I wanted to be. I’ve had songs be mixed and ready to be released and have just decided last minute I didn’t want to put them out because the sound wasn’t right or the production wasn’t where I wanted it to be.

Now, I finally feel like I’ve figured that out and found a balance of the type of music I want to make. That might still change and evolve in the future, but I’m really happy with where I’m at right now.

Many people in Los Angeles know you as a red carpet interviewer, with your own Youtube Channel and website called Natalie Interviews. What led to the shift towards music?

It’s funny because a lot of people got to know who I was through Natalie Interviews and I am so incredibly thankful for that amazing experience in my life. But the truth is, I’ve always been a singer, songwriter and musician. I started playing the piano when I was 6 and have been singing my whole life, so for me it was never a transition because I’ve never not been doing music. I think professionally though, the transition to do music full-time was to wait until I had finished school. Even though I’ve been wanting to be a recording artist since I was 12, it was extremely important for my parents to ensure I had a normal childhood. They were always supportive of me doing music but wanted me to finish my schooling before focusing on it completely. So as soon as I graduated college, I knew that music was what I was going to be doing full-time.

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Any plans to resume interviewing at some point in the future?

At this point, I don’t really see myself doing Natalie Interviews again. It was such a huge part of my life for 5 years and taught me so much about the entertainment industry and how everything works. I honestly had the greatest time doing Natalie Interviews and am so thankful for that experience. I do think that chapter has closed though and I’m just so focused on music. At the same time, I don’t want to say that I’d never do anything like that again. I have a huge passion for entertainment and pop culture, and I graduated college with a B.A in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism, so who knows what the future holds!

Who was your favorite/most memorable interview and why?

I have two. The first would have to be my interview with Zac Efron. I was a HUGE High School Musical and Zac Efron fan. I actually used to get made fun of in middle school because of how much I loved him. So to get to interview him was kind of a full-circle moment. I was actually on vacation when I got the confirmation from his publicist that we’d be doing the interview and I remember jumping up and down on the bed in the hotel room freaking out that it was going to happen. I was literally on a tropical island counting down until I’d get to go home so I could interview him. It was actually a such good interview too and we had an amazing conversation about his life and career.

The second is my interview with Brian May from Queen. That was another pinch-me moment. I grew up listening to Queen because of my dad, and they’re one of my favorite bands of all time. Getting to interview a living rock legend about music was one of the coolest things I’ve done. We talked production and how he was able to do things manually on Queen records that were near impossible at the time. Things that we can now do with the press of a button on any recording software. It was just incredible.

Which interview was your worst and why?

I’ve definitely had some interesting experiences on red carpets! But I wouldn’t say any of them have been the worst interview just because every experience was so different and educating. I would say looking back at some of the first interviews I did, I was so awkward on camera and didn’t really know what I was doing, so it was a “learn by doing” process and I definitely got a lot better at interviewing over the years!

What are you working on next?

I’m working on so many different projects at the moment! I’m always writing music and am currently in the studio working on a new single, which I’m hoping to release a little later this year. I’ll also be launching my music website later this month, which I’m so stoked about. I’ve been doing a lot of acting as well and just finished a project with the talented Reza Derakshani called “Black Water.” Other than that, I’m writing music for other artists and projects.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.

I think people would be surprised to know that I love to cook and actually make the best Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Not even kidding, one of the best.

Where can your fans follow you? (social media)

They can follow me on Instagram @nataliekmusic, “Like” me on Facebook at Facebook.com/nataliekmusic and check out my music website www.nataliekmusic.com when it launches this month!

Selfie time!

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Meet Ashleigh Ross – Kids Choice #Famous Award Winner, Model & Dancer

What can top having more than 500,000 Instagram followers, a burgeoning acting career, plus talent as a singer and dancer? How about winning a prize at Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards in front of millions of viewers?

Ashleigh Ross is rising social media star from Australia who recently won the #Famous award at this year’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Apart from her social media fame, she is also an actress, dancer and singer known for her recurring guest role as ’Scout’ on ABC-AUS’s “Dance Academy” as well as appearances on “Spirited”, “My Place” and “A Place to Call Home.”

We got the chance to ask Ashleigh a few questions so you can get acquainted. Scroll for the interview!

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Photo: Alex Kruk

 

Hi Ashleigh, nice to e-meet you! Tell our readers a little about yourself.
Hey! Nice to e-meet you too! Haha. A little bit about me, I’m a seventeen-year-old actress/dancer from Sydney, Australia, and I’m currently out here living in LA.

You recently won a Kids Choice Award. Congrats! What was it for?
Yes! It was for a category called #Famous! I still can’t believe I was even nominated for the award!

How did you feel when your name was announced as the winner?
I was so shocked. I had butterflies leading up to it, and as soon as it was announced, they all kinda exploded inside of me, haha! I was so incredibly excited!

Where do you keep the trophy?
I’m currently living in LA, but when I get home I’m going to keep it in my room!

Is it heavy?
Yes!! When I first held it, I couldn’t believe how heavy it was! I was trying to take a selfie with it, and I couldn’t hold it with one hand!!

What was the best part about the whole KCA experience (apart from winning)?
Going to the awards was a dream come true. The show was incredible! I was secretly fan-girling the whole time I was on the orange carpet!

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Who did you fangirl most over?
Ellen DeGeneres and Zendaya! I absolutely love those two!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
I have so many pet peeves!! One of my biggest ones is when my sister sings the wrong lyrics to a song on purpose just to annoy me! Haha.

You have traveled all over the world. Which city is your favorite and why?
Paris and New York! They are my two favourite cities in the entire world!! They are both just so beautiful. I cried the first time I went to Paris!!

What’s the biggest difference, good or bad, between American teens and Australian teens you have observed?
American teens are so much more confident, which I absolutely love!! Teens here will just walk up to you on the street and start a conversation with you about anything!! And then boom, you’ve made a new friend! I feel like Aussie teens are a little more shy, including me!

What are you most proud of achieving as a dancer as of now (a difficult move mastered, a new place explored, meeting a celebrity, etc.)?
I think now it has to be winning a Kid’s Choice Award! It was honestly a dream come true!!

Which dancer around your age do you most admire and why?
There are so many incredible dancers around my age! I honestly don’t know how I could pick just one, but definitely someone who I admire is Maddie Ziegler. She is one of the most talented, down to earth and kindest people I’ve ever met. She’s so inspiring.


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Who is your favorite YouTuber and why?
My favourite YouTuber is David Dobrik! He is absolutely hilarious!

If you could redo ONE embarrassing thing in your life so far, what would it be? : )
Omg! I do something embarrassing literally every single day of my life! I always trip or fall when someone’s watching or filming me, so I would love to not do that anymore! Haha.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.
Something some people might not know about me is that I used to be a competitive horseback rider!! After a couple of years, I had to stop because I realised I was allergic to horses!

What are you working on next (as a dancer, actress, etc.)?
Being in LA is so amazing. There are opportunities around every corner!! I’m taking a bunch of classes and going on a bunch of auditions, which are really exciting and fun!!

Anything else you’d like to promote or announce to our audience?
Only that I love them!

Where can all your fans follow you? (social media)
People can follow me on either my Instagram – @ashleighmareeross or my twitter – @ashleighmross 😊

Okay bye! But before you go can you send us a quick selfie of wherever you are at?

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Joshua Rush from Disney’s Andi Mack – Interview!

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Have you caught the buzz surrounding The Disney Channel’s brand new show, Andi Mack? [Spoiler ahead from 1st episode] The show, which stars newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee, is about a 13-year-old whose “older sister” Bex returns home with the hope of getting her life together. However, in a crazy plot twist, the first episode reveals that Bex is not really her older sister, but is actually Andi’s mother…which understandably causes Andi to question everthing she has ever known.

The show premieres April 7th at 8:30 p.m. Supporting cast members include Asher Angel who plays love interest Jonah (read our interview with Asher here), Sofia Wylie who plays bestie Buffy, Lilan Bowden as Bex, and Joshua Rush, who plays Andi’s buddy Cyrus.

Joshua is only 15 but has plenty of credits under his belt, including notable voice roles in “Family Guy,” “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “The Adventures of Puss in Boots,” and “The Lion Guard.” You can see him act on “Chuck,” “Heroes,” “CSI: NY,” “Criminal Minds,” “Medium,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Private Practice,” “See Dad Run,” “Medium” and the motion picture “Parental Guidance” alongside Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.

Here is a brief Q & A we did with Joshua…enjoy!

Hi Joshua, nice to e-meet you! Before we start talking about your new role on the upcoming Disney Channel show ‘Andi Mack,’ tell our readers a little about yourself?
Sure! So, I’m Josh(ua) and I’m an actor. I’ve done it my whole life, but my first theatrical audition was when I was four. It was for “How To Eat Fried Worms” and I bombed it! But since then I’ve gotten better (apparently), and I am on Disney’s “The Lion Guard” and now “Andi Mack”!

Tell us about your character Cyrus?
Cyrus is one of Andi’s two best friends. He’s quirky, not athletic, and generally just a little awkward. He’s got a sense of humor that can make just about anyone laugh. Cyrus doesn’t fit in with anyone but Andi and Buffy…and he wouldn’t want to anyway.


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What is the best thing about playing this character?
I think the best thing about playing Cyrus is being able to play his sense of humor and his kindness! He’s such a joy!

Why do you think people should watch the show? How is it different from other shows?
I think the show is great because it’s very new for kids’ television to have a show that is so real. Kids and adults alike are going to love it!

Keep reading for the rest of the interview. But first, here is a pic from Josh’s Instagram, showing what he did when he found out he booked the role!

What’s been the weirdest or funniest thing to happen on the ‘Andi Mack’ set so far?
We all got obsessed with arm wrestling! It was really fun, even though I lost to everyone!

What else are you are working on right now besides ‘Andi Mack’?
I’m working on “The Lion Guard” (we were recently picked up for our third season), which I love!

Do you have a favorite YouTuber? If so, why are they your favorite?
I like educational YouTubers like Wendover Productions and CGP Grey. I’m boring, but I really like their videos!

If you could re-do ONE embarrassing thing in your life so far, what would it be?
I would probably try and never drop bread into my shoe again. Don’t ask. So many crumbs. *shudder*

What has been your favorite thing to work on as an actor, and what made it so special?
I don’t like to pick between my projects, but I sure have loved “Andi Mack”!

What has been the most difficult thing you have had to do as an actor so far?
It is hard whenever I have to turn down a part offered to me. Luckily I’ve only had to do it twice, but it’s never fun to turn down work!

What do you like to do most when you have spare time?
I love to read the news online!

Who is your favorite musical artist?
I love Alt-J! Something about that sweet, chill sound makes me love it!

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.
I speak Spanish and I want to go into politics when I grow up!

Where can all your new fans follow you?
I’m @JoshuaRush on Twitter and Instagram!

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Check out our earlier interview with Joshua…boy was he young!

 

Elizabeth Stanton Talks New Series on PopTV “This Just In”

You might have seen Elizabeth Stanton on her travel show Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World where she has traveled from Vietnam to Nicaragua to Russia to explore other cultures, along with a few celebrity friends in tow.

Or, you might have seen her co-hosting the Hollywood Christmas Parade with her pal, Teen Beach Movie and Hairspray Live! star Garrett Clayton.

Now, she stars in the new Pop TV show called This Just In. Keep scrolling to catch our exclusive interview with Elizabeth, but first…here is a bit about the show:

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“THIS JUST IN is a quirky comedy about a socially awkward girl, Liz, who arrives at a new school and falls quickly into a group of eclectic friends, each with their own issues.  She’s been called ‘nerd’, ‘goody two-shoes’ and the ‘ultimate study-buddy,’ but she’s the new kid at Sunnybrook High School, and she’s ready to take on the world.  Liz and her new friends find that they have a unique bond all centering around the school’s television channel.  With an open heart and a positive attitude, Liz might just make a difference after all.”

“Co-stars of THIS JUST IN include:  Jennifer Veal (Disney Channel’s “Descendants: Wicked World”), Rob Pinkston (Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”), Kristos Andrews (Daytime Emmy Award-winning “The Bay”), Bryant Wood (“America’s Next Top Model”), Montel Williams’ daughter Wyntergrace Williams, and more!”

Check out This Just In here:    Website | Instagram | Trailer

And now, let’s meet Elizabeth!

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Hi Elizabeth, nice to e-meet you! Before we start talking about your role on This Just In, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into show biz.

My mom hosted a travel show when I was young and my dad also worked in the industry. I was never really interested in show biz, nor did my parents want me to go into it, until I traveled to Africa. I wanted to bring a visual back to kids to show them what’s really going on in the world.

So I did a TV special called “Great Big World” and it got picked up. It was just a special and it wasn’t supposed to be a TV series, but it did so well. I did that since I was 13 and I’m now 21.

Thanks. Okay let’s get into your new role. First, what is “This Just In” about?

It’s a high school based series about a bunch of kids coming together that wouldn’t normally be friends, to work for the schools news system. My character is the nerdy, new kid in school and she ends up taking up the news team and flipping it around to make it something great. She’s just quirky and fun. I really relate to her.

Liz really wants to do everything right and make everything great. She likes everyone. I feel a lot of people can really relate to her. If you’ve ever been the new kid in school, it can feel awkward in many ways.

Tell us about your character, ‘Liz’.

The character was written for me by Rob Pinkston. He did one of the first episodes of “Great Big World.” I was always kind of weird and socially awkward in high school, with quirky mannerisms. Liz is so similar to how I was in high school. He based the character on me. She is an exaggerated version of myself.

What do you personally relate to most with your character?

Liz is really an exaggerated version of myself and this is my first real acting job. So it feels like two shows done in one. I get to bring out the hosting aspect of “Great Big World” into this show. Liz hosts the news network in “This Just In” which is a parallel to my hosting the travel show.

I am familiar with your mom as a host and as a producer. Are you following in her footsteps and involved in the production of “This Just In,” or are you strictly talent? If just talent, are you interested in producing some day?

I went to film school with the intent to become a producer or something along those lines, but I feel my heart is all about acting these days. My mom has been a huge influence on me and I feel so comfortable in front of camera because of my mom. She’s been my mentor.

Why do you think teens should watch “This Just In?”

I think there is so much a teen in high school can relate to in the show. There are so many messages that are positive like bullying, etc. A lot of kids have a hard time in high school.

I feel like Liz is kind of the guiding light of how to deal with their problems and face their fears. And not to be afraid to make new friends if you are the new kid. She makes it seem that everything is going to be OK. I had a hard time in high school and wish I had something to relate to in a show. It’s a good inspiration to be kind to others.

I feel my favorite thing about Liz is that she is never afraid to be herself. I feel a lot of kids try to be something they are not in order to fit in, and she’s always 100% herself no matter the consequences.

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You also have a show called “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World.” What’s the weirdest or funniest thing to happen while travelling for the show?

My cameraman James, who is one of my best friends, is constantly funny and amusing. When you travel to Third World countries you ‘re not supposed to drink the water and you need to be careful of food. He doesn’t abide by this. 30% of the time he gets sick, so now he’s become a guinea pig for us to know what to drink or eat. No matter where we are, he will always eat or drink anything.

You have to laugh as we’ve told him 5 million times not to do this. We’re going to India and we told him you can’t eat drink anything from the streets. Lets see if he listens.

Any scary moments?

It’s always thrilling when you go into a completely new place and culture where you don’t know anyone or anything. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I get stir crazy if I stay in one place too long.

“This Just In” is on Pop TV. For those unfamiliar with Pop TV, how can they get this channel?

I’m pretty sure if you go on the website you can check your local listings.

Hollywood has its share of negativity, from drug abuse to scandals among young performers. How do you plan to stay grounded and not get caught up all that drama?

I surround myself with great people and my parents have always been a great influence on me. I’ve seen what’s happened and it’s so easy to get caught up in that. I feel the consequences have over-ruled everything so I would steer clear of that and never get involved. Most of my friends aren’t even in show business. I’m really down to earth and my night out is usually at the movies.

I think the biggest thing for me when I got into this industry, is that I didn’t change my group of friends. I’ve kept my same group of friends that has been with me since day 1.

Who are your role models?

Definitely my parents. I try to follow in their footsteps and have a great relationship with them. I’m an only child. They’ve kept me grounded. What ever I do in life they’ve told me to always be kind.

Anything else you are working on?

I just started a new project that I can’t talk about too much, but it’s completely different from anything I’ve done before. I’m really excited to see where it goes.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.

I feel like people are always surprised by how laid back and down to earth I am. I’ve traveled so much and I’ve done all kinds of crazy things, but when people get to know me, I always go with the flow. I don’t need to do crazy things to have fun. My fun is having friends over to watch movies. I’m happiest when I’m with the people I love literally doing nothing.

Where can all your new fans follow you? (social media)

My instagram and twitter is @lizmstanton

Can you please send a selfie of whatever it is you are doing now?

I’m on set in the wardrobe room.

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Andi Mack’s Asher Angel – Upcoming Disney Star’s Interview with Teens Wanna Know!

Everyone is bummed out that Disney cancelled Girl Meets World after only three seasons. But they may soon have another show to look forward to: Andi Mack.

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The show, created by Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minksy, deals with a 13-year-old girl who has to adjust when her older sister unexpectedly returns home. Asher Angel, who has appeared in an episode of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, plays the role of teen Jonah Beck. We got the chance to ask him a few questions about the show and about himself so that you get to know him a little better (before he gets SUPER FAMOUS and BUSY once the show starts airing!)

Read the interview below!

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Hi Asher, nice to e-meet you! Before we start talking about your new role on the upcoming Disney Channel show ‘Andi Mack,’ tell us a little about yourself.

I am 14 years old and currently live in Arizona.  I really love acting, playing the guitar, hanging with my friends and being with my family.

Thanks. Okay let’s get into your new role. First, what is Andi Mack all about?

Andi Mack is about a 13 year old girl who is trying to make sense of her life. It really is a coming of age story and I think people will enjoy the show because they will be able to relate to the stories being told.

Tell us about your character, ‘Jonah’.

Jonah Beck is popular Middle School Frisbee team captain and also Andi’s secret crush. He is a thoughtful and sensitive guy. I actually have a lot in common with him and he is a blast to play!

What do you personally relate to most with your character?

His kindness and caring for other people.


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When does it premiere?

It is set to premiere on Disney Channel this year!

Tell us what your fellow actors on the show are like (who is the quiet one, who is the loud one, etc.)…and which cast member do you get along with best?

All of the actors are so much fun to work with. I have so many great connections with each and every one of them. They are amazing and I very much look up to them not just as action but also as friends.

What was it like the first day on the set of Andi Mack– was it like you expected?

My first day on set was exactly what I hoped it would be. The opportunity to be around all these amazing and talented people that I admire and now have the opportunity to learn from. I am really grateful for the opportunity!

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What’s the weirdest or funniest thing to happen on the set?

We have a lot of interesting things that happen on set. I remember I went to the Jazz v Rockets game with one of my fellow cast mates and we were the only ones rooting for the Rockets. It was pretty funny and luckily everyone was a good sport about it.

Once the show airs, you will start getting a lot of attention in both the press (from journalists) and social media (from fans). Some attention will be good, but some will be bad – how does that make you feel? Are you prepared for what’s coming?

I hope I am prepared. I plan to be me and to stand up for what I believe in. I know there are always those that want to tear you down. I have already experienced that and plan to ignore that negativity. It surprises me that people choose that behavior…it is so much easier to be nice!

How do you plan to stay grounded and “yourself” and not get caught up in the negative side of show business?

I have a great family. We all love each other very much and my parents are always around. They have taught us the difference between right and wrong and how to respect ourselves and others. I plan to make my family proud of me and to do that requires respect, dignity, patience and kindness.

Who are your role models?

My parents. I could not be where I am without their support and their sacrifices. I am so thankful for everything they do for me.

Anything else you are working on besides Andi Mack?

Andi Mack is my most recent production, but I just finished filming an independent film too.

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.

I think people would be surprised to know that I never want to be told I cannot do something. Never say can’t. Always try.

Where can all your new fans follow you? (social media)

They can find me on Instragram @asherdovangel; Musical.ly at Asherdov; twitter @Asherdovangel and Facebook at OfficialAsherAngel.

Can you please send a selfie of whatever it is you are doing now?

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Emily Keener Interview – Voice Star Talks Breakfast, Second Breakfast, and More!

She stunned the judges at her blind audition on the 2016 season of the hit show The Voice, with all four spinning their chairs and Blake Shelton declaring “Your voice, its like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Its just a completely new sound — unbelievable!”

Since her run on the show, singer-songwriter Emily Keener has been busy working on her new album, Breakfast, now available on iTunes and streaming on Spotify. The LP highlights her powerful voice with a blend of ethereal and indie-pop sensibilities.

We got the chance to connect with Emily via email and get to know her a bit better. Scroll down for the Q & A with this lovely and talented person!

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Hi Emily, nice to e-meet you! First off, for those out there who are unfamiliar with you, tell us a little about yourself.

Nice to e-meet you, too! I’m an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, Ohio, and I’ve been performing and writing music for six years. I’ve always been drawn to music, and when I started to learn how to write lyrics and chord progressions, it instantly turned into my passion and center.

Tell us about your new record, Breakfast. First, why the title? And what makes it different from your earlier records?

I decided to call it “Breakfast” as a nod to the last line in the last track, “The Things I Do” that goes: “…until then, there is breakfast again/and I’ll stare out of the window and wonder when.” I liked the imagery of a monotonous thing like a meal paired with the existential leanings of the rest of the song. Funny enough, I didn’t even realize that I mention the word “Breakfast” two other times on the record!

The whole thing is very fresh and intricately arranged. I find it very exciting to listen to the production choices and the way my songs live and breathe with the full-band vibe. Previously, my records have been a little more simplistic and acoustic. I think Breakfast provides a nice contrast to that, and shows that I am comfortable with shifting my musical focus and experimenting.

Which song on it is the most personal for you and why?

So many of the tracks are based heavily on my personal experiences and my perspectives. I try to be as vulnerable as possible with my lyrics and subject matter, so there are large pieces of my heart in all the emotional songs, especially.

I would have to say “Fire & Brimstone” and “The Castle” are the most personal. The former specifically talks about the feeling of being 17, a struggle with the reality of aging and time, and a search for truth in a very confusing world. The latter is a raw look at depression and inner demons that so many of us face for the first time at this stage in life. My hope in writing them was that they would resonate and help others feel less alone.

You called the bonus tracks ‘Second Breakfast’ — Are you a Lord of the Rings Fan?

I am! I love that you got the reference!

The bonus acoustic EP isn’t set in Middle Earth (although, the song “Unburdened” has some similar imagery). The name was just too good to pass up!

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What was the most surprising thing you learned about yourself through your Voice experience?

I learned that I could handle a lot more than I thought. Yeah, I may have been terrified every time I stepped on that stage, but by the time I walked off, I would be thinking: “Oh, okay. I’m alive, I got through that performance in front of millions of people, and now I’m going to go get an acai bowl and sleep for 12 hours. I’m still a normal person, and this is my life.” Getting in the groove of things in such an intense environment takes a lot, but I managed to do it, and that’s extremely empowering!

What was the most valuable thing you gained from working with Pharell Williams, your mentor on The Voice?

I think I gained a greater sense of my own musical abilities and intuition. He’s a feeler, like me, and we had a lot of good conversations about trusting yourself and trusting the spirit of the music. He often insisted that I know a lot more than I think I do, and that has stuck with me.

What is the sweetest thing a fan has said to you/done for you?

I could never pick one thing, because so many sweet things have been done for me over the years. My favorite experiences are when I get pictures drawn for me, when fans give me super thoughtful gifts, or when people drive from Florida to Ohio for one of my shows. (yes, that has happened!) The kindness of my supporters is unbelievable!

Who would you most like to collaborate with as a singer/songwriter (besides Pharell haha)?

I would love to collaborate with Norah Jones. I’m a huge fan of her work, and she is one of the best singer/songwriters out there! Opening for her or performing with her is a dream of mine. I would also die of joy if I could collab with Paul Simon, because he is my favorite writer of all time, but he has retired from performing.

You seem pretty grounded and well-supported by your family. However, many teens suffer from bullying even though everything seems okay on the surface. Have you experienced bullying, and if so, how did you get through it?

Because I’ve been homeschooled and surrounded by mostly older friends, I have not experienced a lot of bullying from my peers. Sure, there were some negative comments on my Voice performances, and that never feels nice, but the responses were 90% positive. I was pretty good at shaking the rest off.

I think some of the hardest “bullying” that many of us face is the stuff we say to ourselves. The stuff that other people say that we validate and see as true. So, yes, I’ve struggled with that negative self-talk, and I address it in my lyrics now and then.

What’s the biggest challenge you have had to overcome in your career so far?

I’ve never questioned my desire to do this for the rest of my life. But, at times, it’s hard to know if I’m focusing on the right things or going in a good direction. There are a lot of different approaches to take in this business, so it’s not easy to know what’s best or what makes the most sense. The underlying challenge is a fear of “messing up” or “not being good enough”. I’m grateful for The Voice, because my time on the show really helped me face that.

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What role does your family play in your success?

My family has been extremely supportive from the beginning. I grew up listening to my Dad play guitar, and I was mesmerized by it. He always had music playing around the house, and it instilled a love in me that hasn’t faded in the least. I started teaching myself to play at 11, because I wanted to be just like him.

Soon after, my Mom got me working with a local songwriter named Chris Castle, and he taught me about chord theory and song forms. Because she saw something in me and the silly country covers I was playing at the time, I was able to start at a really young age. I’m super grateful for that! My siblings have put up with my late night practice sessions, and the rest of my family comes to every show they possibly can.

Most embarrassing moment ever?

I was asked to sing the American and Canadian National Anthems at a Cavaliers watch party in Cleveland this year. It was for one of the Conference Finals games, so it was a big deal, and the stadium was packed even though it was just a watch party.

I got up to sing. Music started. First line or two of the Canadian anthem: just fine! Then… nothing. My mind went blank. I had completely forgotten every lyric ever. Instead of staying silent, I said with wide eyes, “I’m not from Canada.” Everyone started cracking up. Thank God we were playing against Canada that night. I still felt disrespectful and wanted to apologize to every Canadian on earth!

What are you most grateful for?

I’m grateful for all the amazing opportunities that 2016 has held. I feel very lucky to be diving into my life-long musical journey at such a young age, and it makes me excited for the future. I get even happier when I think of the friends and family that have lifted me up!

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.

Lots of people know that I live in the middle of nowhere, but I also used to be quite the farm girl. I showed pigs in the county fair (no joke!), rode horses all the time, and have fed my fair share of chickens. Also, I love photography and want to travel the whole world with a camera. I guess that last thing isn’t entirely unique, but still!

What is your New Year’s Resolution?

I’ve decided to do yoga four times a week, and answer every message I receive within 24 hours. As an Olympian of procrastination and the worst texter ever, I know which one will be most difficult!

What do you have coming up next?

I have two shows in January, and more details and ticket links can be found at www.emilykeener.com/events! I’m also currently booking some out of state shows, so follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see if I’ll be coming your way!

Could we please get a selfie of you right now, doing whatever it is you are doing at the moment?

“Just relaxing in my room, listening to Norah, and enjoying the snowy day!”

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Follow Emily:

https://www.youtube.com/user/EmilyKeenerMusic/

http://instagram.com/emilykeenermusic

https://www.facebook.com/EmilyKeenerMusic

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/emily-keener/id449765399

Website: http://emilykeener.com