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Interview with Lizzie Sider

Interview
with Lizzie Sider

 

Do
you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the
songs for your CD?
  • I
    write most of my songs based off of personal experiences, and it is
    fun for me to create those songs because they come from my soul.
    When I am writing a song, I feel that I am pouring my heart out onto
    a piece of paper. On the album I am working on right now, there are
    only a few songs that are not written or co-written by me. I haven’t
    had much of a chance to accept outside songs, but I know that I need
    to make sure that I can relate to that song, and that it is a song I
    connect to, rather than just another song to sing.
Your
current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special
about this song that makes people want to hear it?
  • I
    was sitting in my living room with my producer, Joe Vulpis, and we
    were bouncing back and forth new ideas for songs – I would share
    an idea, he would share an idea – and he played me this one song
    on the piano, and as the song progressed, I fell in love with it.
    For me, “I Love You That Much” is about dreaming of loving
    someone that much, while for someone else, it is about how they do
    love someone that much. That is what makes the song so special and
    universal; how ever old you are, you can relate to this song.
What
inspired you to become an artist?
  • Ever
    since I new what entertainment and performing was, I was in love
    with it. It has always been a part of me; I would stand up on my
    coffee table at home, dressed in a poodle skirt, and sing along with
    Sandy to “Summer Nights” from Grease. I would sing everywhere
    I’d go, and play the piano gently before I knew what the notes
    were. When I was six years old, I participated in my first ever
    musical theater production, and I fell in love with it. From then
    on, I knew that this was what I wanted to do.
Who
inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
  • I
    draw my inspiration from so many different artists. I grew up
    listening to “older time” country
    artists like Patsy Cline, George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Marty
    Robbins, Gene Autry, the list goes on and on. Those songs and
    artists have soaked into my soul from a very young age. Some of my
    inspirations from the current generations are Eva Cassidy, Faith
    Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Carrie Underwood.
What
drives you?
  • As
    I mentioned earlier, music has always been a part of me. My love for
    what I do is one of the things that drives me. One of my main goals
    in life is to use this gift of mine to inspire others- for my music
    to touch the lives and the hearts of others, and to be a role model.
    I want to make the world a better place. There is an old saying,
    “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your
    gift back to God.” (Leo Buscaglia) My thinking is: I am blessed
    with this gift of music, and I have the opportunity to change lives
    because of it. That is truly what drives me.
When
you get time off, how do you like to relax?
  • I
    love spending time with my parents; they are my best friends! We do
    a lot of outdoor activities such as boating, hiking, biking, just
    spending time with each other. I like to play basketball and tennis,
    as well. I am a dancer, too, and dancing is definitely one of my
    favorite things to do. Also, when I’m free, I see my friends,
    which is always fun.
What
can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?
  • When
    people come to my live show, they should expect to have a great
    time! There is a little bit of everything- singing, dancing,
    audience participation; I always make sure the crowd is having a
    good time.
What’s
the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
  • I
    get messages almost every day on my websites from people who tell me
    that I have inspired them, or my music has had an impact on their
    lives. That is one of the most rewarding statements I could ever
    receive. It means the world to me that I am able to brighten days
    and have an impact on people.
Is
there any place you haven’t played that you would like to?
  • I
    would love to play at the Grand Ole Opry. So many legends have
    shared their talent on that stage, and to one day be a part of that
    place would be an honor.
When
you’re on tour, do you have time to play tourist?
  • One
    of my favorite things about performing different places is that
    sometimes I do get to play tourist. I love exploring the town/city
    that I am in.

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