what is your earliest musical memory?
The Willie and Family LIVE album and his [Willie Nelson’s] RED
HEADED STRANGER record. It sounded like what I was playing. My
stepmom introduce me that type of music.
a song, in any genre, that you wish you had written.
I can turn the radio on and pick anything. Bruno Mars is phenomenal,
the way he marries R & B with modern pop. Anyone of his songs I
wished I’d written.
they made a movie about your life, what would it be called?
Umm [pause] “The Outsider.” I always feel like I’m doing my
song or album are you listening to the most right now? Gone
off of regular radio. I’m into satellite radio. I love the channel
Hits 1, The Highway, and NFL Network; I love Willie’s Place, I go
by the Elvis Network, Vinyl channel.
you walk in some else footsteps for for a day, who would it be?
Jesus, I bet that’s common! [PRESHIAS:
Not as common as you think.] I
think it would be very hard to walk in his shoes for a day. It
wouldn’t all be all cloud nine. He has a lot prayers to answer. A
lot of weight would come with that job!
finish the sentence: I would love to have been there in musical
history when…… I
would probably go with the first Woodstock, Hendrix’s and that
whole music revolution going on. The Stones concert when they were
evolving as ‘Rock Megastars.’ Being there on Ed Sullivan
witnessing the Beatles first appearance. The Kiss first super
concert. Any one of those times would have been special.
of music, what do you like to do to relax?
Oddly enough hanging with my kids, boy and a girl. They are great
little people. Love to travel to the Caribbean.
you could have dinner with Keith Whitley or Phil Everly, which would
it be and why?
That’s is a tough call, they are so different in styling. I knew
about the Everly Brothers first. They were harmony driven. Harmony
wasn’t on Willie’s Family album that I was used too. Opening
doors to a new level of music. No offense to Keith. I musically feel
that connection to Phil more so.
you could record or perform a song with another artist or group, who
would that “dream duet” be?
Blake, would be fun to record with… But I think I’ll stir things
up and say Miranda! [smile]
you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I actually like Nashville. I don’t like it from December to March
(He smiles). “No, I really do like Nashville. I’d like to live
somewhere on the water, to be honest. I have a bunch of answers.
Florida, California (if I didn’t have kids) and Tennessee. If I
didn’t have to work, I’d live on an island.”
are your heroes or role models, personally and musically?
My dad is one. Steve Ducas, I’ll use as my personal one. As I grow
older I have learned to appreciate him more. My music role models
are Willie and Buck Owens. I really like Dwight’s musical style;
he just isn’t as personally warm as the others. Buck took me under
his wings before he died and that meant the world to me.
you were to ‘Have a little talk with Jesus, what might you two
First thing I would do is to ask for guidance to help me say the
right things to guide my children in the right direction and to the
right path. The right amount of sternness, warm and forgiveness. I
would ask that he do the same for their mom and show me the right
way. — EndPreshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine