Where are you currently based?
What’s been happening recently?
I’ve been on the road a bunch, got to make my Opry debut, and now just released a new EP!
Your latest EP Greatest Show On Dirt was released on May 5, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
It was really important to me to dig deeper into what “my sound” is. I really just tried to follow my instincts on the sound and production, as well as just letting the band play and do their thing. I didn’t want to micromanage the music, and my producers were great collaborators and leaders in the studio. As far as the songwriting goes just I tried to really peel back some more layers of myself, and be as honest as possible.
What inspired the title track ‘Greatest Show On Dirt’?
My friend Trannie Anderson brought the title to a writers retreat I was on with her, Jake Mitchell and Matt McGinn. We all immediately thought it was an amazing title, but we weren’t sure what it should be about. My first thought was that greatest show on dirt would have something to do with Rodeo… I used to have a horse but I mainly just drank beer and took her on trail rides so writing a song about the rodeo wouldn’t really be authentic to me. Then we thought about it being more of a throwback to an old flame. Summer love with the guy who had it all, Hollywood looks, all the right lines, and a truck to take you riding around the back roads all summer. Even though it didn’t work out, Looking back on the memory has a very dreamy, cinematic nostalgia to it.
What does this EP mean to you?
This EP represents a new chapter for me. I think these are some of the best and most personal songs I’ve written, and I feel like myself, the band, the songwriters and the producers all brought the music to life in a way that feels authentically “me”.
Please tell us about the accompanying singles film clips, the inspiration and filming process.
I worked with Ford Fairchild for all of the music videos for “Greatest Show On Dirt.” His energy and creativity is so infectious! The video for “She’s No Good For Me” shows me throwing out items from my past as I move into this new version of myself. For the “Ours” video, I had my guitar player play my toxic ex. This video will also always hold a special place in my heart because it was the day I got the call from Terri Clark to say I was gonna make my Opry debut. The “Greatest Show On Dirt” video shows a mini me and her first love. It also features my band. For “Red Roses & Red Flags,” I was able to try out my acting skills!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The Bros. Landreth
What do you like to do away from music?
I love to hunt, fish, cook, play golf, mountain bike and really anything that allows me to spend time outdoors. I have also gotten into boxing lately. It is a great workout.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2023?
A lot more new music and a lot of touring!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I love all food haha. And I’ll hangout wherever there’s cold beer, good music, and no crowds.