Amanda Kate Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Amanda Kate Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

1. How would you describe yourself and your music?

I
feel like I’m an open book. I’ve never tried to be something that I am
not. I’m a mom, a singer/songwriter and friend, I’ve always felt like
I’m just one of the girls. My music I hope reflects that as well, I want
to sing songs that feel true to me. I love to write songs about my life
and let people into my world through my music, which is probably why I
write about my horses and my family so much!

2. Can you talk about your latest release, Time, and what we can expect to hear next?

Time is
13 songs that all scream traditional country. I had a vision to record
an album of all the music my mom and I had written together and make it
almost a time capsule for a memory for me and my family to always have
to remember her. She was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, so we
all knew our time was limited, and I really wanted to take advantage of
every moment I had with her musically. I’m so proud of this album – it’s
very special for me because of the songs and who I wrote them with.

3. Who inspires you musically, and how deep do your musical roots run?

Musically
I think my biggest influence has always been my mom. She is such an
incredible talent I don’t think I have ever met someone as talented as
she is, truly she is an artist and a rare breed. But I will say I have
also been influenced by LeAnn Womack, Tricia Yearwood, Faith Hill,
Reba…. pretty much all of 90’s country ladies had a big part in
helping me find my voice.


4. How do you incorporate your love for the western lifestyle in your music? 

I
love all things western and always have. I love western fashion,
western music, I live in an equestrian community and so it’s really hard
for me to not include that lifestyle into my brand and who I am because
its all I know and it’s what feels authentic to me.

5. What differentiates you from other country music artists?

I
think the fact that I am really focused on maintaining a traditional
country sound is setting me apart. The fact that I’m a female artist
trying to stay true to that sound is different, but I love that about my
music.

6. What has been your greatest challenge in the music business?

The business side is always a challenge, I try and keep my mind on the fans and the shows and connecting with people using my music.
Without a label its really difficult to get played and have your songs
hit the masses, but I believe if I keep my focus on the fans and people
who are wanting to hear country music one day it will all pay off! God
has a plan and he knows what he’s doing so I am putting all my faith in
that.

7. What are your goals for the new year?

We are releasing my next EP and more videos, shows and a tour hopefully this summer.

8. What can fans expect from your live shows?

Stories, Energy, the BEST country players around and Fringe. LOTS of fringe 🙂

9. Do you have a favorite song that you wish you wrote?

“Tin Man” is one – I’m a big Jon Randall fan and this song was so clever and beautifully done.

10. What message would you like to send to European listeners? 

Please
follow me on my social channels and send me messages – I LOVE talking
to my new fans from around the world! Keep sharing my music and if I get
enough requests, I would love to come play shows out there!!

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