JORDYN STODDARD Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

JORDYN STODDARD Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

  1. Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Yes, I write all the songs myself. I have a lot of friends in Nashville
that I co-write with, that I have met over the last few years of living
here. It’s nice to have a few creative minds in the room because that’s
when the magic happens. This single that I have out called “Bad Baby” I
wrote with my co-writer Peyton Porter.

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

I have a song that is not out quit yet, but hopefully will be out
sooner than later. I wrote it earlier this year with writer Maddy
Rodriguez. The song is called “Get to Know Her” and is one of the most
honest songs I have ever been a part of. The idea behind this song came
from a very vulnerable place and shares real emotions. It is easy to
find yourself in a relationship where you are more concerned about being
enough for “that person” and while doing so, you lose sight of
yourself. This song describes that exact feeling and how it’s important
to gain that independence back.

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

My parents inspire me daily, they have been my biggest supporters my
whole life and have taught me that I should pursue my dreams. My dad
took me to my first concert when I was little and it happened to be a
Kenny Chesney concert. That night I was lucky enough to get pulled on
stage and stand in front of thousands of people. From that moment I knew
this was what I wanted to do. Since then my dad took me to piano
lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, anything to do with music my
parents were there. They have inspired to work hard every day and fight
for my love of music.

  1. Lamitschka:  Are you doing anything to take music beyond its current borders or are you happy where it is?

My belief is you shouldn’t be boxed in when it comes to your music. It
is completely okay to try new sounds and ideas, thats the whole part of
being a creator. I am influenced by so many genres and sounds which
reflect how I write and sing. I know my music pushes limits and boarders
but it makes creating more interesting and exciting.

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

I really enjoy being with friends and family. If I am home in Nashville
I try to spend the day with my friends. We normally go into the city
and get lunch, shop and end the night by getting Jenis ice cream. If I
am back home in Jacksonville I spend as much time with my family as
possible. We love to spend time on the water fishing or just enjoying a
boat day. Most of my family is back in Florida, so when I am home I am
running around trying to visit as many family members as I can.

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

Last year I spent most of my time writing new music. My highlights were
meeting new songwriters and writing new music for everyone to hear. I
am so excited about the new music and look forward to it being

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

I remember playing a show in Gainesville, Florida and playing a new
song. One girl came up to me after the show and said how touched she was
by my music and that  it made her cry. It is so powerful how music can
affect people differently and it continues to amaze me that my music has
that effect.

  1. Lamitschka:  What do you think about today’s music industry?

I feel so fortunate to be apart of the changes happening in the music
industry today. Streaming for example has grown so quickly and has
allowed fans to interact and engage with some of their favorite artist.
It inspires me as an artist to be involved in the process and connect
more with fans.

  1. Lamitschka:
    As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews.
    What do you like best, what’s your favorite activity?

I honestly enjoy every aspect to being an artist from interviews,
shows, recording, etc. I will say that the live performance aspect is so
thrilling and can sometimes be indescribable. Touring allows me to
connect with old fans and new fans and hear how the music has inspired
them. I love being able to travel to new places and meet as many people
as possible. That is one oft he main reason why I do this to begin

  1. Lamitschka:  What drives you?

Knowing that I couldn’t possibly live without music. I am so passionate
about writing and performing it’s become so normal in my life, that not
doing it feels wrong. I get motivated by other artist stories about how
it is not an easy road but the payoff is well worth it. I remind myself
everyday that there will be moments of success and moments of struggle.
I try to stay as grounded as possible and pursue my dreams.

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