Friday, May 27, 2011

Interview with Garry Moore

Interview with Garry Moore

Ch.L.: Country Music has many new fans in Europe, who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who'se never seen or heard you before.

G.M.: A lover of people who wants to bring love, life, joy and hope to the world through Music!

Ch.L.: How was the last year for you? What were the highlights?

G.M.: Great live concerts!

Ch.L.: What's your latest CD and how's it doing?

G.M.: Paradise and it’s doing well!

Ch.L.: How did you choose the title for the CD, is there a story behind it?

G.M.: I wanted to give hope to all who struggle in this life, to assure them that after life on earth heaven will be much better in eternity with Jesus!

Ch.L.: Do you write the songs yourself and if not, how do you go about finding the songs for the your CD?
G.M.: YES! All of my material is original. I have written over 400 songs!

Ch.L.: Please tell us about the songs on your album.

G.M.: They are very inspirational to encourage and uplift the human spirit!

Ch.L.: What's the difference between your last CD and the current one?

G.M.: The songs are a little more worshipful this time, and a few less dance tracks than before!

Ch.L.: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you thing is specail about this song that makes people what to hear it?

G.M.: It’s very uplifting and inspiring, gives one a sense of hope especially in times like these!

Ch.L.: What will your next single be?

G.M.: Holy Ghost“

Ch.L.: What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

G.M.: Gospel Dance Song’s , Spiritual ballads and Instrumentals!

Ch.L.: You did a duet with Ladrena. How did that happen to come about?

G.M.: Ladrena has recorded other duets with me and we blend together perfectly and we compliment each others vocal performance!

Ch.L.: What's your favorite song among all the songs you've recorded and what's the story behind it? You’re Never Alone“

G.M.: THIS SONG WAS INSPIRED MAINLY BY MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER "ANIVEA" DURING A TIME WHEN OUR FAMILY WAS TORN APART BY DIVORCE! ALL 3 OF THE CHILDREN WERE EFFECTED BY THE SUDDEN CHANGE, BUT IT TOTALLY CRUSHED AND DEVASTATED "ANIVEA" SHE WAS THE BABY, AND AT THE TENDER AGE OF 10 SHE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY HER DADDY WAS LEAVING THE HOUSE FOR GOOD!! IT TURNED HER WHOLE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT! SHE CRIED UNCONTROLLABLY, CONSTANTLY CALLING MY NAME AS I WAS PACKING MY CLOTHES, UNTIL I WENT OF OUT THE DOOR. AND AS MUCH AS I TRIED TO HOLD BACK THE TEARS I WAS ALSO CRYING UNCONTROLLABLY... DURING THIS TIME MY KIDS WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND. I COULD SEE THE EXTREME HURT, PAIN AND CONFUSION ON THEIR FACES EVERY TIME I SAW THEM, AND I KNOW THEY COULD SEE THE PAIN ON ME. I PAINED, BECAUSE THEY PAINED, BUT ANIVEA DIDN'T HANDLE IT AS WELL AS THE OTHERS, AND FROM THAT SEASON OF HURT, PAIN, DESPAIR, DEPRESSION, HOPELESSNESS, AND DISCOURAGEMENT THIS SONG WAS BIRTHED! ONLY GODS STRENGTH SUSTAINED US DURING THIS TIME. HE RE-ASSURED ME THAT I WAS NOT ALONE, NOR WERE MY CHILDREN... WE ALL LEARNED THAT THE PAIN THAT LIFE'S TRIALS BRING, WONT LAST FOREVER... YOU WILL GET PAST THE PAIN AND SUFFERING AS TIME GOES BY, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TELL OTHERS THAT "YOU'RE NEVER ALONE, YOU'RE NOT ON YOUR OWN

Ch.L.: How much creative control do you have over your music?

G.M.: All control!

Ch.L.: There's a lot of work that goes into a Number One hit ... what did it take to make it in your case?

G.M.: Sencerity, Hard work, Dedication and Prayer... other than that there is no one remedy! You never know whether a song will go to #1. or not!

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

G.M.: Yes! So many from around the world have commented on how songs have touched, changed, and impacted their lives tremendously!

Ch.L.: Who do you look up musiccally and how deep do your musical roots run?

G.M.: ( Gospel )Andrae Crouch ( Secular ) Earth Wind & Fire

Ch.L.: What do you think about today's Country Music versus its roots and where do you see it going in the future

G.M.: So far, so good and has a bright future!

Ch.L.: If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

G.M.: For independant artist to have the same opportunities and platforms as signed artist!

Ch.L.: As an artist you have to do so many different things such as recording, touring, doing interviews etc. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

G.M.: I love to write songs and record in the studio! The whole process of constructing a song that impacts the lives of people everywhere just blows me away! It’s the greatest honor to do this!

Ch.L.: What inspired you to become an artist?

G.M.: When i saw the beatles for the first time on Ed Sullivan in the 60’s.

Ch.L.: What inspired you to become a songwriter?

G.M.: It just happened, i have no explanation except that i wanted to be creative!

Ch.L.: What drives you?

G.M.: THE MUSIC IN MY BLOODSTREAM! I’M CONSUMED BY IT!!!

Ch.L.: What's unique about you that differentiates you from other artists?

G.M.: I hope that i am unique in my own way, with my own style.

Ch.L.: What has been your greatest challenge in music business?

G.M.: probably the promotional and marketing aspect of the businness!

Ch.L.: What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights and achievements which you're proud of?

G.M.: When 8 of my songs from the Paradise album went to number one on the soundclick Christian and Pop gospel charts!

Ch.L.: Who's your biggest critic, yourself or others?

G.M.: Myself!!! definitely!
Ch.L.: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

G.M.: Spending time with family and watching NBA Basketball.

Ch.L.: Is there anything in your life that you would change if you could?

G.M.: I would love to win a Grammy! Thats my greatst dream in music!

Ch.L.: What has been the biggest disappointment in your life?

G.M.: Not dicovering my purpose sooner in my teen years, rather than in my 30’s

Ch.L.: Is there anyplace you haven't played that you would like to?

G.M.: The Apollo Theatre

Ch.L.: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

G.M.: Power, Excitment, Excellence, Love, and Uplifted!

Ch.L.: Many music fans today get their information about artists via the internet. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?

G.M.: All of the information about me and my music and ministry!

Ch.L.: Tell us about the fan club and how people can join it.

G.M.: Going to www.myspace.com/garrymooremusic and joining the mailing list.

Ch.L.: What's the best compliment a fan has ever given you?

G.M.: How they were emotionally healed during a live performance of the song titled You’re Never Alone“ They said in that one moment, it changed their life forever!

Ch.L.. What message would you like to send your European fans?

G.M.: Stay encouraged, and have faith in God to take them through life’s challenges!

Ch.L.: Describe what a perfect day is like for you.

G.M.: Praying and reading the bible in the morning to start off right. and being able to accomplish a lot within that day! ( practically, spiritually, and musically! )


Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de )









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