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Diana Upton-Hill -- 12-Pack

Diana Upton-Hill -- 12-Pack

  1. Diana, what is your earliest musical memory? Singing along with whatever was blasting from my Dad’s HUGE stereo. Usually some awesome chick rock or pop album was playing…Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Madonna…but I remember The Beatles and Elton John quite a bit as well. We would dance around the house and I thought it was the greatest experience ever. It pretty much was.

  1. Name a song, in any genre, that you wish you had written. “Annie’s Song.” Because it is just perfect, in my opinion. The most perfect song ever.

  1. If they made a movie about your life, what would it be called? Break Through

  1. If you could be somebody else for a day, who would it be? Dolly Parton. I bet she just has an absolute ball no matter what’s happening any given day.

  1. Outside of music, what do you like to do to relax? Read a book and drink a big mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows. Lots of marshmallows!

  1. If you could have dinner with George Strait or George Washington, which would it be and why? George Strait. For his wisdom and guidance on this crazy world we call the entertainment biz. Plus, he’s just so handsome!

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I’ve never been, but I hear San Diego has the most perfect weather year-round. Sounds pretty nice coming out of the rough winter we’ve all had, but maybe I’d get bored with that.

  1. If you could record or perform a song with another artist or group, who would that “dream duet” be? Jewel. I would LOVE to sing some harmonies with her. I pretty much have all her songs memorized already, too, so I’m ready!

  1. Who are your heroes or role models, personally? I look up to different people for different things, but I’d have to say my grandmothers (who both passed away in 2012) made a huge impact on my life. They taught me so much about the world and, more importantly, about love. And they both were such spit-fires! I miss them everyday.

  1. Who are your heroes or role models musically? Jewel, Mika, Sarah Brightman, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, John Denver, Madonna

  1. Which song or album are you listening to the most right now? Mika’s Songbook Vol. 1 is on repeat in my car right now. He’s just so fun and his music is absolutely brilliant! GREAT for driving.
  1. If you only have one CD for seven days on a deserted island, what artist would it be? “ Fleetwood Mac, The Rumours album, specifically. MAYBE I’d get tired of it by the end of seven days, but I doubt it. I just doubt it.

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Interview by Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine
Photo by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine 

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