Kathy Bell Interviw by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
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?
Answer: I love to get totally involved in music . I let it take me away but more than that. When I entertain I want all my guests to enjoy what I do. I want them to have fun. Dance with me. Laugh with me. Sing with me. I am.upbeat and personal and my music reflects that as well.
Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer: My big highlight is I finished my dong started last election . America She’s Cryin. At that time I was so distraught at school shootings and child trafficking. But I got writer’s block . A month ago with COVID-19 I decided to pick up my pen again reflecting on the world now and finished it. My highlight was sending it to co-writer Bob McGilpin. He had edited lyrics , Bob sings the song and wrote and produced the music.
I was truly appreciative. He knew exactly what should go in this song .
Bob McGilpin is known for his success while I was clueless of his success.
Bob McGilpin has had Billboard hits . Sexy thing and Superstar to name 2 of them.
I read about Bob in another interview on his release of Money Pain with Annemarie Picerno.
Lamitschka: What is your latest CD and how’s it doing? America She’s Cryin
Answer: America She’s Cryin is doing better than I had hoped or dreamed. America She’s Cryin has made top 10 video on indie gospel and can now be downloaded there . In addition it is now playing on several radio stations. I have had several interviews and reviews which are all awesome and positive.I work very hard on self promotion. I would say the pms I get are interesting to say the least. Some will ask is this for Trump? Is this political. Questions I hadn’t thought of really
My answer is simple „No”
This song is about how our country needs a strong leader. Republican or Democrat. This dong is about as we as Americans and honestly worldwide need to stand together and fight for our constitutional rights and lastly how our country needs to let God back in ouf homes, our schools our government.
Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
Answer: My grandfather was a pastor of 57 years. I was raised to play and sing in the church, play in nursing homes and what an inspiration he was. My dad wow could he play and dingm I don’t remember many weekends without him singing and playing the guitar. He sounded just like Hank Williams Sr.
Lamitschka: What do you think about today’s music industry?
Answer: I feel it is so hard for an unknown songwriter to get their songs heard. It is bad because with creativity writing a song is like a puzzle and when you get to the point ist done there is $$$ to spend on studio and then you have your baby. But will it go anywhere? How do you get it to the right people? It is so.not easy . If I had one thing I would dream it would be for one person , someone who could make a difference to give our songs that chance.
Lamitschka: As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what’s your favorite activity?
Answer: My best is entertaining. I really dream of touring and my biggest dream ever is performing on the Grand Ole Opry as my dad took me there as a child and I recall saying dad one day I want yo perform there. I recall thinking how grand and big that stage was.