Alisha Mae Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
Lamitschka: Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?
Answer: I would describe myself and my music as very fun, wild and free. I like to go with the flow and although I have a specific sound, my music still reflects that about me.
Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer: I got signed to an amazing artist development company where my manager: Jeff Riley and his team have worked tirelessly to prepare me for a music career, and it’s been awesome! I also hit 20 million views last year and honestly it was one of the coolest feelings to know I had reached that many people.
Lamitschka: What will your next single be?
Answer: My new single “BOLD” will be released on April 20th,2018 and I am pumped!! It’s such a fun, upbeat anthem that literally anyone can relate to, everyone can be Bold in their own way!
Lamitschka: Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?
Answer: Because my cover of “Dancing in the sky” went viral, a lot of my fans are attached to me because of that song, it got a lot of people through some of the hardest times in my life and they love telling me about it. My inbox is bursting at the seams of fans telling me about loved ones that they’ve lost and how my cover got them through it. Knowing i helped one person makes it all worth it, i have the best job and fans ever.
Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
Answer: I’m so obsessed with Miranda Lambert. She is such an honest soul who tells her life stories through het music, and she’s just a great human being in general. She’s not afraid to speak up when she needs to and I admire her for that. My grandfather is actually still a musician although due to his age, he usually just plays at home for friends and family. He is a Christian bluegrass singer and an amazing guitar and banjo player!
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become an artist?
Answer: I’ve never wanted to be anything else. For as long as I can remember this is always what I’ve day dreamed about, although up until a could years ago I thought it was a pipe dream and I should just find a career I’m good at and deal with it. I’m glad i didn’t give up.
Lamitschka: Is there anything in your life that you would change if you could?
Answer: right now? No. I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason and you just shouldn’t mess with destiny and the universe. Everything plays out exactly as it should in my eyes, I’m just taking it all in.
Lamitschka: What hopes and desires do you have?
Answer: I hope I reach more people with my music and my love for music! I hope I have a big enough platform to one day use my voice to protect those that do not have one. I want to be a real part of something.
Lamitschka: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?
Answer: Well, I hope everyone is ready to dance, laugh, and watch me be awkward because those 3 things are guaranteed! Haha I just like to have a good time, and I want the people listening to my music to have a good time but honestly, I’m so awkward and clumsy that I really hope people just have a good sense of humor and like good music and just let loose to have a good time.
Lamitschka: Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?
Answer: facebook: Alisha Mae Music
Twitter: Alisha Mae Music
Christian Lamitschka (Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de) for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show