Leaving Austin Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
This last year for us has been unbelievable! We signed our management
deal with Q Management
and signed our first publishing deal with BMG/SeaGayle Music
publishing. We have spent 2 weeks at a time every month going from
California, our home, to Nashville to write. It’s been amazing writing
some of our best work, meeting such amazing people, and being
accepted in the Nashville community.
Lamitschka: How did you choose the title for the CD? Is there a story behind the name?
We chose Southern Gold as the title because it’s one of our favorite
songs we have ever written
and it’s just been the anthem to our last year and half. It honestly
was the first thing we said and us and our team just felt like it was
Lamitschka: Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your
Yes, we do write all of our songs. We have had the privilege of
getting to co write with the
best in the business in Nashville the last 2 years. We have been 100%
involved in our songs since the beginning and that’s helped us get to
where we are so we don’t feel the need to change that. It allows people
to get to know us on a personal level when every
song has a piece of us in it!
Lamitschka: What does it take to be a music icon?
Persistence, patience, and passion. We are so lucky that there are
three of us doing this as
best friends. We are there for each other to pick each other up when
things get hard. That support is so important. Truly knowing who you
are, being authentic, and always being kind.
Lamitschka: What’s unique about you that will differentiate you from other artists?
Answer: No doubt, the first thing that differentiates us is Austin’s voice. It is truly unique and a
true gift. But also, we naturally have a sound together that is one of a kind.
Lamitschka: Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?
Answer: We are probably our biggest critic. We always strive for perfection and we want to give our
fans the best product no matter what!
Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
Answer: We love just hanging out. Kicking back by a fire drinking some beers with friends is the best.
We love to fish, go camping, and most important, spend time with our families.
Lamitschka: Is there any place you haven’t played that you would like to?
Answer: Stagecoach and Red Rocks Amphitheater!
Lamitschka: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?
Fans can expect to have a good time! Whether it’s dancing with your
significant other to a love
song, raising up a drink to an anthem song, or just partying with your
friends, we got you! We bring high energy to our live performance and
always bring the same energy whether there’s 20 people or 10,000. It’s
our goal to make it a night you will always
Lamitschka: When you’re on tour, do you have time to play tourist?
Answer: Yea sometimes! We’re always on the hunt for a good coffee shop or some good food! We somehow
find a way to make Vegas a stop when we’re on the west coast haha.
Lamitschka: What message would you like to send your European fans?
Answer: Hey y’all! We hope to meet you all someday! Follow us on our social media accounts and reach
out to us so we can get to know you.
Lamitschka: Fans are always hungry for good road stories. Do you have one you can share with us (come
on don’t be shy)?
Yea we have a crazy one!! One time we were on our way to a festival in
Oregon and Idaho and
our tiny RV broke down on the freeway. A couple guys stopped to help
that had an auto repair shop nearby and they helped us get to a gas
station off the freeway. Unfortunately they couldn’t get the part we
needed for a couple days so we stuck. We had no other
form of transportation and had called anyone and everyone to get
something figured out, but we were out of time and weren’t going to make
the festival. Then Davis saw this Lady in the Wendy’s parking lot
across from us in a big Sprinter van and he had an overwhelming
notion to ask her if she was going to Oregon by any chance and would
give us a lift. She wasn’t, but after chatting for a bit about who we
are and how we are trying to make it in music she told him she would ask
her husband about helping us somehow. She left
and came back about 20 minutes later and they said they prayed about it
and felt like God was telling them to let us use their van to let us
get to the Festivals… It was unreal!! Random people meeting in a
parking and the power of God moving someone to allow
his plans to prosper. We will never forget that moment and it has been
pivotal in us never giving up.