Interview with Bryan White
by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
Christian Lamitschka: I’m Christian Lamitschka and today I present you Bryan White.
Bryan White: Thank you very much, always good to talk to you.
Christian Lamitschka: Bryan, since the last time we met each other, a lot of stuff has happened to you. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
Bryan White: Oh, I’ve been so busy, Christian. I have been traveling the world. I’m doing a lot of dates, all over the place. Just performing and promoting my new DC “Dustbowl Dreams” and I also am a songwriter, I am very active writing songs when I’m home. On top of all of that, I’m a dad. Playing the roll of dad when I get home as well. I also own a studio, so I’m sort of struggling all of those things together. I never have a dull moment; I’m pretty busy all the time.
Christian Lamitschka: Let’s talk about the new single, what’s the story behind it and how did you find the title for it?
Bryan White: Which song are you talking about?
Christian Lamitschka: Your current single.
Bryan White: You know, the single that we released recently was a song called “The Little Things” and we had a top-forty record with that. It was a song about my wife. It’s one of those songs that just brings light to the small thing in our life that we can sometimes overlook. It just is an emotional song that I wrote around the time when we found out we were going to be parents you know. I’m not real sure exactly right now what the next single is going to be. You can pick one for me.
Christian Lamitschka: That’s a good thing, by the way, the last time we met each other was for years ago, so since that time a lot of things went wrong in Nashville. What’s the best thing it was?
Bryan White: In terms of the music industry?
Christian Lamitschka: Yes.
Bryan White: I think things changed significantly and are continuing to change. If I can say it’s a good thing, the fact that labels are sort of going away, at least the old model that we were used to. It has leveled the playing field in terms of how we all as artists make music. It’s sort of to each its own, we’re all sort of doing our own thing, which is a good thing in a lot of ways. Probably a lot harder work you know because we’re manning our own chips these days. I would say it’s a good time for music because the kind of a new frontier right now. We are also waiting to see what happens next.
Christian Lamitschka: Which song you wish you recorded and why?
Bryan White: Wow! That’s a tuff one. I maybe say “Grown Men Don’t Cry”, “Love That” it’s a Tim McGraw song, it’s one of my favorite songs. I wish I would have recorded that one, I love that song. There’s so many of them, Chris, maybe a Ronny Milsap song “No Getting Over You”, I love that song. “I Believe In You” by Don Williams. There is a ton of them out there. If I sit here long enough I could probably think of 50 songs you know.
Christian Lamitschka: Well let’s see if the next question is easier to answer. By all the songs you wrote, which is your personal favorite and please don’t say the last one I wrote.
Bryan White: Yea, that’s always hard. You’re always pretty partial to what you just wrote. But by all the things that I have written the most personal and definitely my favorite it “Dust Bowl Dreams”, it’s the title track of my latest CD.
Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de )