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Abbey Rowe Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Abbey Rowe 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’m the type of artist that just wants to be genuine all of the time! That being said my music is fun, energetic, and sometime comical but, I also am not afraid to tap into my emotions and give listeners a raw and real lyric.

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?

Answer:  I had a great year last year! Releasing new music, finding myself as an artist, opening up for Sara Evans and connecting with audiences all over the world have all been highlights of my past year!

Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how's it doing?

Answer:  My latest release is a self titled EP and it’s been doing awesome! I love getting feedback on how people are connecting with the music and what songs are their favorites.

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Answer:  I couldn’t choose a title so I just used my name! 

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

Answer:  I do! I have an awesome group of writers that I love co-writing with.

Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your album (influences, etc). 

Answer:  I always tell people that if Shania Twain and Brad Paisley has a musical baby it would be my sound and music! Haha! So you will here those types of influences throughout my EP.
    
Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

Answer:  Funny songs! It’s so much fun to record them, half the time I can’t stop laughing!
  
Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?

Answer:  I’d have to say the acoustic track on my EP Bridges. This song came out of a time of a lot of change in my life and realizing that you have to appreciate every step you take in life whether good or bad, those “Bridges” help shape who you are. My Co writers Melissa Bollea and Bill DiLuigi really helped me bring this song to life.

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your music?

Answer:  All of it! I like to have the final say in my music and the direction it’s taking. I like to be authentic as an artist so creative control helps me stay genuine.
  
Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Answer:  One time after a writers round, I had a young girl approach me sayig that Bridges really spoke to her and the season she’s walking through in life. Those connections to people are why I love what I do!

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

Answer:  Shania Twain, The Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, The Eagles, all kinds of artists! I grew up listening to the Dixie Chicks on my moms first generation iPod and that sound, lyrically and melodically, has stuck with me.

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

Answer:  I think that in any career space there is evolution. Country music is just evolving with the time however, I have a soft spot for the classic country sound and values. But, I do believe that we’ll see a lot of artists dialing back to the country roots in the next few years!

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today's music industry?

Answer:  I think it’s awesome to see new artists rising and fresh sound emerging.

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

Answer:  More women!!! 

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

Answer: I really do love every piece of being an artist! But if I had to choose one, recording. I love the process of seeing a song come together in the studio.

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

Answer:  Supporting female artists all over the world is one of my passions in expending the music industry. It’s important that our music and voices be heard!
  
Lamitschka:  Many European fans travel to the United States to attend the several of the music festivals for the opportunity to see so many of their favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be participating and how will the fans be able to find you?

Answer:  Not yet, but I am hoping to get involved soon! Make sure to follow me on social media to be the first to know when I will be!

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

Answer:  The Grand Ole Opry!!

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

Answer:  A truly entertaining show full of laughter, great music and fun!

Lamitschka:  When you're on tour, do you have time to play tourist?

Answer:  I love to see a part of each and every city I get to visit. 
  
Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?

Answer:  Yes! abbeyrowemusic.com There you will find links to my music, my bio, and links to my social media.

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

Answer:  That my hair smelled nice when we took a selfie! Gotta love good hair products.

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

Answer:  Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter or Man! I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain!

Lamitschka:  What message would you like to send your European fans?

Answer:  Y’all are amazing and thank you so much for your support!!

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