Interview with Jeremy Parsons
y Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
Christian Lamitschka: I’m Christian Lamitschka and today I present you Jeremy Parsons. Jeremy welcome to the show.
Jeremy Parsons: Thanks for having me, pleasure to be here.
Christian Lamitschka: Jeremy it’s your first time for CRS now the way we are giving interviews. Would you please introduce yourself to the European Country Music fans who might be hearing about you for the first time.
Jeremy Parsons: Yes, sir, my name is Jeremy Parsons and I am from San Antonio, Texas. I play traditional country music. Old school style, like Hank Williams Senior.
Christian Lamitschka: What brought you to country music?
Jeremy Parsons: My voice if you take a listen to the CD, it’s just complete old school. If you hear my voice, I have no other choice but to sing country music.
Christian Lamitschka: Jeremy, let’s talk about the CD. The title is “Doggondest Feelin'”. How did you find this title for the CD?
Jeremy Parsons: Well, doggone is an old southern word for ‘I got that feeling’, or ‘gosh darn this feeling’, it’s got that southern thing, if you look it up it’s another form a cuss work, but we won’t get into that right now. I just randomly thought of that title. Somebody said ‘doggone’ and I’ve always loved that; a lot of old song like Carl Smith “Doggone it Baby, I’m in Love” and I thought I write me a doggone song, so I came up with”Doggondest Feelin'”.
Christian Lamitschka: There are couple of songs on it, which is your personal favorite?
Jeremy Parsons: My personal favorite is on track one, “The Night Hank Williams Died”. I’m a huge Hand Williams Senior fan, he’s my hero who inspired me to write and sing my own country songs. I finally had an idea, I always wanted to write him (Hank) a song. I had an idea one night, woke up and wrote it. That song is very special to me, in fact you hear a lot of Hank Williams Senior songs, they are saying ‘I just pulled a Hank last night’ meaning you I got drunk, talking about his certain disabilities. But this one talks about the impact he (Hank)left on country music and how he influenced so many people and how no one will ever be able to fill his shoes.
Christian Lamitschka: What’s the better job, to be on stage or to be in the background writing songs?
Jeremy Parsons: They’re both fun, but you can’t beat the stage, especially if you have a killer crowd and they’re just loving it. There’s nothing like that feeling. You feel like you can get off stage and fly to the moon. You can do anything after you get off stage.
Christian Lamitschka: Which age did you start your music career?
Jeremy Parsons: Actually, I’ve always loved music since I was a little kid, but I actually did not start taking it seriously ‘till I was in high school 17 or 18 years old.
Christian Lamitschka: What are you your experiences now since you started the music business?
Jeremy Parsons: I’ve just gotten out there and learned how to work on stage presence. I am learning about the publishing and all about the music road dealing; getting into studio and charting out the music. All the main stuff you need to know, so now that I’m getting schooled on that, it’s great and eye opening too, ‘cause you’re always learning something new, which is great. You’re always going to be learning something, you never know everything I should say.
Christian Lamitschka: It would be interesting to know how it was to record this album. Tell us a little bit about picking out songs for the album and how it was to record it in the studio.
Jeremy Parsons: This is my first studio work, so it was very exciting for me. I didn’t sleep a wink when we were recording.