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Sam Williams Interview 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
come from a long line of famous musicians, but music had to find me
itself. I had words and feelings that were going to have to come out,
and for me they come out in the form of song.

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

Answer:  I
write all my own music. I have my go-to people I get in a room and
spill the beans with.

Lamitschka:  You just released
current single Gemini. What do you feel is special about this song
that makes people want to hear it?

Answer:  Gemini
is special in the way it speaks truth about the parallels we face as
humans. We have one extremely good day and then one awful day the
next. We fail and we excel. I say “I’m keen to the shadows so
keep me where it shines.” That means how easy it can be for me to
fall down and it’s best for me to stay positive, even thought that
might not be my default.

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

Answer:  Biggest
influences today: Billie Eilish, Drake, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton

Lamitschka:  What do you think
about today’s music scene versus its post and where do you see it
going in the future?

Answer:  Genres
are meshing and lines are blurring. It gives me freedom to bring new
authenticity into country that hasn’t come out of a Nashville mouth
yet. It’s also scary because we all know people hate change.

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

Answer:  I
love to hear about how a song connects with someone and think back to
the place where I was when I wrote it, it reminds me I do this for a
destined reason.

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

Answer:  I
want to push that envelope until its open.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you
to become a songwriter?

Answer:  My
family history and my life. Unlike people would think, I had to learn
about my grandfather Hank Williams’ history online. I’ve studied
his life and his songs. The writer has always been in me, but it took
real life to force out my music. I’ve been through a lot just like
every person in this world.

Lamitschka:  Who is your biggest
critic, yourself or others?

Answer:  I am
my biggest critic because I compare myself to other artists’
situation or support, but I must remember we’re all different and
have different trajectories. Someone else’s highlight reel doesn’t
compare to your real life film.

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

Answer:  I
love to fish and go on the lake at home, have beers with my friends.
I have to check in on life with everyone I know that’s not in this
crazy music business.

Lamitschka:  What hopes and
desires do you have?

Answer:  I
want to be International and an inspiration for young people that
aren’t like everyone else. I want to help kids, I want to be an
activist for the arts and human rights. Musically, I want to uphold
my family’s name globally while taking it to a different level
sonically.

Lamitschka:  Is there any place
you haven’t played that you would like to?

Answer:
EUUURRRRROOOOOOPPPPPEEEEEE

Lamitschka:  What can your fans
expect to see when they see you in concert?

Answer:  A
hurt heart trying to make it better. I sing from my soul thats for
sure.

Lamitschka:  What’s the best
compliment a fan has ever given you?

Answer:  A
humongous songwriter told me the other day that I very well may be
the person who changes country music. It made my stomach hurt a
little but maybe she was right.

Lamitschka:  What’s your
favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Answer:  I am
a huge fan of Ed Sheeran’s X album and Lewis Capaldi’s new album.

Christian Lamitschka (
Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de
) for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show 

Photo (c) by  Andrew Thorpe

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