Candace Campana Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News
International Magazine & Radio Show
Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding
the songs for your CD?
do! I write my own songs from start to finish, without the help or
aid of others. I am not against co-writing, and would love to dabble
into it, but for the songs that I have written about real life
experiences that I have seen or felt, no one knows those emotions
better than me, being I was there firsthand. I know where I want the
story to go, because I lived the story, and want to make it as
relatable to the public as possible in my own way!
Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected
by your music?
Yes I do, and it’s the reason why I continue to write and record,
because I want to help people through my stories. The song I released
titled “Pink Ink,” is a story about a mother battling breast
cancer, and her daughter being there for her, and showing her
strength can be found in the smallest of ways. She gets a tattoo of a
ribbon, with her mother’s name next to it, begging her to stay
strong and keep fighting. I can’t tell you how many people have
reached out to me saying that song hit them so hard and truly
connected with their own stories. They say it made them cry and gave
them courage to continue, and some have even gotten the tattoo!
What’s unique about you that will differentiate you from other
I like to just be me, which is an earthy hippy child thing that loves
rock and roll and has no boundaries when it comes to music. My hair
is always a crazy neon color, my teeth are the teeth I was born with
and are not perfect and I do not plan to “fix them,” I hardly
wear makeup and I’m no good at doing my own hair, I just love to
perform and to write and inspire and want to continue healing the
What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights
and achievements which you are proud of?
This one’s actually kind of funny. I love Flea Markets, I am
basically the Queen of the Dirt Ball malls! There is one in Ohio
Called Rogers Flea market and it’s my favorite! I go every Friday,
and then found out they are making a show out of it called Flea
Market Fanatics! Imagine my excitement! So I thought Okay I HAVE to
stand out at this audition to be on this show, so I wrote a jingle
about the Flea Market as my audition! Well, they loved it so much
they recorded me playing it and are using it on the show I am
Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?
Definitely myself. I have worked so hard on stage before that I
physically couldn’t turn my head after for 2 days, but I still
thought I could have given more energy to make it better./
When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
I love being with my animals, and I have many! I love showing and
being with my pony (whom I rescued when he was 3 years old and he
just turned 12)!! Sunny boy is my everything and he teaches me every
day to be brave and continue moving forward, for that’s what he had
to do the first 3 years of his life. He fought to live when he had
nothing and he turned out to be the happiest, dirtiest, funniest
horse at our stable. I also have a black cat named Binx who literally
waits by the door to see me when I get home, and a chow chow mix from
the Pound, Prince Harley. They are my loves, and the love the give me
is more than I can handle!!
What hopes and desires do you have?
I aspire to be the idol I have always looked up to. To be the one
people look up to, want to meet, want to see perform, save up for the
tickets to concerts, stalk their tour schedule in hopes they are
coming close, to have people feel lyrics Like I do. I want to be on
the level of my idols, so they no longer feel like idols, but
Is there any place you haven’t played that you would like to?
I actually aspire to go overseas! I would love to perform in the
Netherlands, Sweden, all over! I want to connect on a worldwide
Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do
you have your own website and what will fans find there?
Yes I have YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, feel free to
What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
That I stand out for being myself, or sang a song the way it should
be sung! I love to hear it!
Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de
for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show