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Interview with Bonner Black

Interview with Bonner Black

 

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?

Bonner Black I’m a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from a
small town who loves to be on stage. My music is straight from my
heart and my heart speaks country music with a touch of rock edge.

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your
highlights?

Bonner Black  The past year has been amazing. It was my
senior year of highschool and I have to say the highlight of the year
was moving to Nashville on my own. Getting to wake up in Music City
every morning and work on my dream has been amazing. I’ve grown and
learned so much this past year. I definitely have my parents to thank
for trusting me and letting me fly out of the nest a little early!

 

Lamitschka:  Do you write songs yourself?

Bonner Black I realized music was my true passion when I
started writing. I was a classical ballerina for about 13 years and I
thought that I would be a dancer forever. Even though I loved to sing
in my room and play guitar, it was wasn’t until I started writing
songs that I figured out what I really wanted to do. There’s
something about being able to tell everyone your innermost secrets
and have them relate. It makes you feel free.

 

Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs
you have recorded and what’s the story behind it?

Bonner Black A song called Struck By Lighting! I wrote
it when I was 15 years old in my back yard. I was sitting in my
swimming pool and there was a lightning storm in the distance. I
thought it was pretty so I just sat there watching it and my mom came
running outside yelling „Bonner! Get out of the pool! You’re
gonna get struck by lightning!!“. The idea just came to me then.
It’s a different way of saying „I love you“.

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your
music?

Bonner Black I will never record a song that I don’t
believe in or say something in a song that I wouldn’t say myself.
Sometimes I exagerate things, but that’s a part of songwriting. But
I also find it wise to listen and take advice from people that have
been in the business longer than me. I try to take critic with an
open mind.

Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how
fans have been affected by your music?

Bonner Black  One of my fans used my song Forever You and
Me
to propose to his girlfriend!! Later I found out that they
played it at their wedding as well. That made me pretty happy!

Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep do your
musical roots run?

Bonner Black  Powerful female artists. I love Ann and Nancy
Wilson from heart, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, and Reba
Macentire. Those are some girls that can rock.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become an artist?

Bonner Black  The desire to be on stage and entertain. It’s
just something that God put in me. I’m more comfortable in the
spotlight then I am in a crowd. It’s how I’ve always been.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a songwriter?

Bonner Black  Life. I fell in love, got my heart broken, and
found some dreams to chase. I had to write about it.

Lamitschka:  When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

Bonner Black  I like to read a lot. I’m a closet poetry
geek. I love anything shakespeare. It’s weird to say, but I feel
like Edgar Allen Poe has had a little influence on my songwriting.
Reading makes you more of an idealist and a dreamer. It’s nice to
get lost in someone else’s world sometimes.

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information
about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans
find there?

Bonner Black  Fans can find everything from my tour dates,
bio, photos, videos, and social media links at www.bonnerblack.com
.

Christian Lamitschka (
CountryMusicNewsInternational@googlemail.com
)

www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com

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